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All Saints Episcopal Church

4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 777-3829

The Rev. Dr. Robert Williams, Interim Rector
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Adult Forum

Please join us for an informal Gospel-based conversation in the Guild Room continuing this Sunday September 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Episcopalians from all over the Portland area will be meeting at All Saints Church on Saturday, September 15th, for a Ministries Workshop. Unfortunately, after our hot summer, the landscaping around the church is looking a little ragged and needs a haircut! We want to make a good impression on our visitors so we're planning a "tidy up" day on Saturday, September 8th. I will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or so.  If you can come anytime that day or any other day before the 15th, I will have jobs lined up -- you choose what you want do!  Just call me. The jobs are mostly weeding and trimming. If you have hedge trimmers and can bring them, that would be a huge help. 
Thank you in advance for your help! 
~ Judy Clark,   Junior Warden   
Ice Cream Social and Sunday School Registration!
Sunday, September 9th
Join Us in the Parish Hall after the 10:15 a.m. Service for the Ice Cream Social. We will be celebrating the Sunday School Kick-Off and Registration.  Please join us!
As you may have heard, our search for a new rector has been successful. Thank you so much for your prayers, patience, and support as we went through the process. A new chapter in the All Saints story will soon begin and we owe many thanks to our church family, Mtr Laura, and Fr Bob as we begin this exciting next step.
Although we can’t divulge any pertinent information till mid-September, I can tell you that this call was unanimously agreed to by our Vestry. Details have been worked out, the Diocese is thrilled with our choice, and in a just a few short weeks, we will be introducing our new rector.
Thank you, one and all!
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
Naming and Claiming our Ministries Workshop
Are you interested in finding your niche in the Church?
Exploring the many ways of serving God?
Being Christ's hands and feet in the world?

In baptism, we receive the Holy Spirit and gifts for ministry. We also promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being. This is part of our baptismal covenant. This concept is called "4th Day" in Cursillo, "Monday Morning Ministry," and more. 

The Diocesan workshop, "Naming and Claiming Your Ministry," is designed to help you explore these concepts. What did we agree to when we were baptized? What does it mean to continue our faith in our daily life and work? 

Many of you engage in providing ministry as you move about your week, working and caring for others. This is an opportunity to explore your gifts and to more fully recognize opportunities to carry out God's work and to become even more intentional in your daily life and work ministries.

Make plans to attend this workshop from the Diocesan Commission on Ministry - Committee for Baptismal Ministry Development.
September 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All Saints Episcopal Church

4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
Cost: $10 (cost covered by ECW for All Saints members)

Register online today.
Do you want to know how to use your gifts in service to others?
Do you want to get more actively involved in Parish life?
Plan on attending the All Saints Ministry Fair on Sunday, September 30.
Learn about the many ministries at All Saints.  You’ll discover:
  • What makes our Parish tick,
  • What exciting opportunities are waiting for you, and
  • How your time and talents can be part of this amazing community!
You can make a difference—See you there!
Coffee Hour Needs Your Help!

Donna Woodruff has stepped down from her responsibilities as Coffee Hour Coordinator, and we need someone to take on this position. We also need coffee servers to help on Sunday mornings.
Thank you.
Music is a joyous way for people to offer praise to God and to remember the truth that they have just sung. At All Saints’, music is valued as intrinsic to our parish life. We are blessed to be able to give back a portion of that gift through our several ministries. Here’s a few ways to revel in the gift of music and share your time and talent in the parish family:
Chancel Choir – rehearses Thursdays, 7:30­–9:00pm and sings the 10:15am service most Sundays. We are always able to welcome new talent to this vital (and fun!) ensemble. Jim Denman directs.
Family Choir – rehearses Sundays following the main service and sings the 10:15am service on the 4th Sunday of each month. Parents and children can join together in song and celebration! A loving and learning experience for all. Belinda Nissen directs.
Fourth Sunday Ensemble – come all guitarists, string, wind, and brass players to our instrumental ensemble that joins the family choir on the 4th Sunday of each month. Warmup read-through rehearsals precede the service.
Join the growing musical life of All Saints! Please talk with Jim or Belinda following today’s service, or give a call to the Parish Office and leave your name and number.
Sale! Sale! Sale!
Book and Bag Sale at Mustard Seed Thrift Store and Book Nook

Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hardcover books: 2 for $5
Paperbacks and soft-covers: 3 for $1 (that is a steal!)
Bag Sale: one grocery size brown bag for $10, clothing (except boutique) and bargain room items
Come and browse, you are sure to find something you like.

We now accept Debit Cards!

A word from your deacon ...

We are gratefully accepting small hygiene products and other useful items year-round.
Currently we especially need shaving cream and razors. Please drop these off with Dn. Kathleen.  Feel free to ask me about current needs!

Thank you.
~ Dn. Kathleen
Check out this week's games at
Children's Bulletins by clicking 

This week's secret code for ages 3-6 is REZVG7
This week's secret code for ages 7-12 is HEMPG3

* And find the Children's Bulletin in the basket
at the back of the Sanctuary every Sunday.
Thursday, August 30
8:00 a.m. LifeLine Screening
6:30 p.m. Whole Child Montessori Meeting

Friday, August 31
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook

Saturday, September 1
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Anonymous Group

Sunday, September 2
8:00 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 a.m. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

5:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday,  September 3 ~ Labor Day, Office Closed
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, September 4
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA 
7:00 p.m.After Dark Cookies

Wednesday, September 5
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, September 6

8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
3:30 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting: Craigmiles
5:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies
6:30 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting: Davis
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Meeting
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Brian Fitzgerald; Craig & Sarah Gibson, Daniel, Margaret, Thomas; Ruth Goodwin; Kathleen Grabski; Richard & Joyce Gustafson; April & Sean Hall, Phalyn, Payton, Easton.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Marjorie Ashcraft; Dn. Kathleen Borsch; Bishop Michael Curry; Bev Curtis; Dn. George Goold, retired; Steve Heleba; Jan Jaspers; Marjorie Lindquist; Loie Nissen; Tanya ten Broeke; Guy Van Ortwick; Willie & Echo Wayman (friends of Susan Hanks); Fr. Bob Williams; Kip (Mikki Wooldridge's grandson-in-law).
Ministry Schedule September 2, 2018
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost —Year B

Rev. Dr. Robert Williams Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Dir. of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Darek Jenkins
Jacob Mathai; Nancy Janecek Lectors Darek Jenkins; Francine Titherington
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Minister Darek Jenkins; Noah Kilian
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Ejy Agum & Bill Habel
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Michelle Waite
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash & Donna Woodruff
Lessons Appointed for The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
Psalm 15
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

You can find all the readings here:
View the Church Calendar here

Printed calendars are updated weekly and available
in the narthex - please take one - thank you!

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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