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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

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Sacramental Healing ~
this Sunday, July 8th
In response to this Sunday's Gospel reading,
Sacramental healing prayers for body, mind and spirit 
will be offered in the Chapel following both services.
Summer Adult Forum
Please join us for an informal Gospel-based conversation in the Guild Room continuing this Sunday July 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Last Saturday, June 30th, we rallied to Keep Families Together!

Woodstock Farmer's Market SNAP Matching Program 

The Market is in full swing! Help everyone enjoy fresh foods by supporting the SNAP matching program. The Woodstock Farmers Market has set a goal to raise $7,500 to fund their SNAP Matching Program during the 2018 season. Without donations, the program cannot continue to provide assistance to ensure everyone has access to fresh and local produce from local farms right here in Oregon. The Market has been offering SNAP matching since 2012, helping an average of 40 low income households every week! You can donate at the market, onlineThe Woodstock Farmer's Market is open every Sunday now through October 28th from 10AM-2PM
Book Nook and Mustard Seed
Book Sale this weekend July 6-7, 2018

Mustard Seed Thrift Store and Book Nook at 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd, basement of All Saints Episcopal Church.
Mysteries (paper and hardback), Romance, Fiction, Biographies, History, Children's Books, Health and Wellness, and more. 
Paperbacks 3 for $1 and Hardcover 2 for $5.   
Also- kitchenware, clothing, nicnacks and more.  
Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., cash and checks accepted.
A Prayer for Special Guidance
Almighty Lord, source of all knowledge and loving kindness, bring your grace upon the  All Saint’s Search Committee as we discern the needs of our parish in finding a new priest to serve as our Spiritual guide. Give us ears to hear, open hearts to feel, and clarity of vision so we might see your light. Shine your light upon us and grant us courage to move forward for your Honor and Glory. Let us all work together in your spirit of love for all who make up our All Saints’ community. We ask this For His Sake, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
Written By Nancy Patrick & Miriam Lain,
Daughters of the King
Dear friends in Christ:
In the Diocese of Oregon we are far away from our southern border and yet, through the media and even at some of our local federal prisons, we are offered a view of what is happening to families and especially to children.
It is unsettling to see large detention centers, wire rooms and groups of children massed together.
It is troubling to hear of the separating of parents and children and it should outrage Christians of all denominations to know that this is done as a matter of public policy. 
Speaking out and acting in ways that make our views known to the government and to the world is, I believe, a Christian imperative. Please consider letting your voice be heard this day. Below I offer a few ideas and welcome yours as well. Our faith demands our action.

(1) Call Members of Congress: Tell Congress to Stop Separating Families & Protect Family Unity: Click here to be connected to your 2 Senators and 1 Representative.
Here's an example of what to say: "I'm your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and [as a person of faith], I urge you to support policies that protect and unite immigrant and refugee families. The administration is detaining and prosecuting parents, and forcibly separating them from their children. I call on you to do everything in your power to stop family separation and reject anti-immigrant, anti-family legislation like H.R.4760, the Securing America’s Future Act; the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act; or any other proposal that violates the sanctity of family unity. These bills drastically cut legal immigration, eliminate green cards for family reunification, increase detention and deportation, reduce access to asylum, and put more children and asylum seekers in jail or return them to deadly situations. These bills do not offer a workable path to citizenship for Dreamers already living among us. Children and young people should not be used as bargaining chips to advance harmful immigration proposals. A closed-door, enforcement-only immigration policy is not the solution our nation needs. Congress should cut funding for ICE and CBP that fuels family separation. I value the sanctity of the family and believe Congress should act to bring families together, not keep them apart.”
(2) Plan a Neighbor-to-Neighbor Visit to Your In-District Member Offices: Your Members of Congress will be home from June 30th - July 8th - an important time to share the importance of protecting family unity. Establishing and nurturing relationships with your Senators and Representatives are crucial to enacting immigration policies that protect and affirm the rights of all people, and also to stopping proposals that would exacerbate family separation. Every Senator and Representative has an office – often multiple offices – in their home state. Use the Interfaith Immigration Coalition
Neighbor to Neighbor Toolkit to request meetings and put together a team. Here are some guidelines:
  • Get a team together: A team ideally includes faith leaders from different traditions, people whose lives have been directly impacted by the immigration system, people who volunteer or work teaching English, etc.
  • Learn about who represents your community in Congress: Go to and to find out which Members of Congress represent you and your surrounding community.
  • Have a plan: Meet with the other participants to assign roles, including the facilitator, the personal story, specific points, and the “ask.”
  • Schedule a meeting: Call your Member's local office to request a meeting (local office numbers can be found on their websites). Make sure to tell them how many other faith leaders and community members would like to attend. If the member is unavailable, ask to meet with staff who work on immigration issues. You may have to send an email or fill out a form. Don’t be discouraged if you need to follow-up for a response.
  • Talking points and leave behinds: Click here for talking points as well as handouts to take to congressional meetings.
(3) Amplify on Social Media: Don’t forget to share the same message with your Senators & Representatives on social meedia. Here are sample social media posts and graphics for public use. Use the hashtag #FamiliesBelongTogether #KeepFamiliesTogether and #ValueOurFamilies.
Here’s a sample post: Everyone knows that taking children away from their parents is wrong. #FamiliesBelongTogether and should never be separated. Trump and Congress have the power to stop the separation of families. Tell them to #EndFamilySeparation #KeepFamiliesTogether and to #ValueOurFamilies.
(4) Stay informed about immigration policies, procedures, and laws:
Interfaith Toolkit to End Family Separation and Keep Families Together provides background information and a helpful FAQ, statements from nationwide faith leaders, and more action points

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Joins Other Faith Leaders
in a Statement on Family Separation at Our Borders

Recently, the Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders fleeing from danger and threats to their lives, we are deeply disappointed and pained to hear this news. 

We affirm the family as a foundational societal structure to support human community and understand the household as an estate blessed by God. The security of the family provides critical mental, physical and emotional support to the development and wellbeing of children. Our congregations and agencies serve many migrant families that have recently arrived in the United States. Leaving their communities is often the only option they have to provide safety for their children and protect them from harm. Tearing children away from parents who have made a dangerous journey to provide a safe and sufficient life for them is unnecessarily cruel and detrimental to the well-being of parents and children.  

As we continue to serve and love our neighbor, we pray for the children and families that will suffer due to this policy and urge the Administration to stop their policy of separating families.  

Take action, defend access to asylum!

((Click to TAKE ACTION))

Immigration Resources 

For information contact:

Register Now for Episcopal Summer Camp
There's still time to register for Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp!
Campers who have completed grades 1 - 4 can sign up for Intro Summer Camp, July 23 - 26. Summer Camp for grades 3 - 12 is July 23 - 28.
Information about all the camp & retreat options available to us through our partnership with the Camp & Retreat Ministries of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church is online at
Visit the Camping Ministry website.
Thursday, July 5
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman

Friday, July 6
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, July 7
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, July 8
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I ~ Sacramental Healing
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite II ~ Sacramental Healing

5:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday,  July 9
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, July 10
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 11
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, July 12
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
Parish Cycle of Prayer
David & Sonja Miller; Deb Miller, Silvia; Anne Moorehead; Richard Morris; Peter &
Esther Muiruri; Ruth Mumm; Matt Myatt; Belinda Nissen; Daniel & Meleah Noland.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Lisa Alan; Marjorie Ashcraft; Chuck Kraft; Laurie McDowell; Ruth Ouderkirk; Lucille Pierce; Jim Soland; Guy Van Ortwick.
Ministry Schedule July 8, 2018
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost —Year B
Rev. Dr. Robert Williams Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Music Director & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Miriam Lain
Jacob Mathai; Jen Schafer Lectors Miriam Lain; Belinda Nissen
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Miriam Lain; Chuck Martin
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Michelle Waite
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Rev. Liz Powers & Pat Roach
Lessons Appointed for The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:

Ezekiel 2:1-5
Psalm 123
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13

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!

Printed copies of sermons are available for use during the Sunday service.  Please find them on the table in the narthex.

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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