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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

The Rev. Laura C. Truby, Rector
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

Collect of the Reign of Christ
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Season of Advent
Sunday, December 3 at 10:15 AM, All Saints’ Chancel Choir will present Advent Lessons and Carols as the Liturgy of the Word. Based on the same program that has been used at Kings’ College, Cambridge, for many years, this offering will be slightly abridged to consist of five scripture readings, each followed with a piece of music that in some way relates to or enlarges upon the reading. Our service will continue with celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The music will be rich and varied in style: you are certain to hear both new as well as familiar pieces. Plus, it will include several Advent hymns for the congregation to join in on. Your presence and participation will guarantee a rich and inspiring celebration as we greet the new year in the Season of Advent.
Advent Wreath Making 
December 3rd
In the Parish Hall between Services
All Welcome!!!
Your Mission:
Bring handheld pruners
Advent cuttings from your yard
A pie plate to hold your floral form
The Advent Wreath is a visual symbol marking the progress of the season of Advent. When used in private homes, the Advent Wreath provides a convenient focus for devotions at the time of the evening meal. The short form of An Order of Worship for the Evening, Prayer Book pages 109-112, is recommended.
Advent Soup Supper Series
~ Centering Prayer ~
with Bill Habel & the Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel
Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Stillness is a scarce commodity in today's world. It seems that we are constantly bombarded with ever-changing electronic media, sounding cell phones, and the endless demands of busy lives. Yet as the psalmist knew, stillness is needed for greater awareness of God's presence in our lives.

How do we get into a discipline of silence and honor it in our lives? Silence is God's first language. Find out how to structure it as a practice!

A sign-up sheet for set-up, soups, and clean-up are on the table in the Parish Hall.
Join us for this Advent Series where we will discuss loving attentiveness, learn about prayer of the heart and sit quietly in God's presence.

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to bring soups!  We still need people to sign up for bread, set-up and clean-up, please.

The Quiet Place
The quiet place
is filled with stillness.
The stillness is filled
with the song of the meadowlark.
The song of the meadowlark
fills the stillness
in the quiet place
deep within my heart.
By Belinda Nissen

April 1991
Book Nook and Mustard Seed Open for Holiday Shopping
Great selection of like new hardback mysteries, romance novels and popular fiction.  Come in and browse Fri and Sat 11-3.  We will be open some Sundays after church as well.  100's of paperbacks, all sorted by author.  The Children's Corner has books, games and puzzles.  Thank you to Barbara White who helped get the big sort started, Mikki and Pat who cleared another bookshelf in the blink of an eye, and to Sonja who organized them alphabetically & topically.  Tell your neighbors and friends about our new/used Book Nook Thrift Shop.
Today, Wednesday November 22, on the 5:00 p.m. news on KOIN-Channel 6, Sonja and David Miller will be featured in a story about their daughter Ali's adoption.
  • Sunday, December 3 - Advent Wreath Making between Services. 
  • Sunday, December 3 - Advent Lessons & Carols with Eucharist at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 - Advent Soup Supper Series at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17, Christmas Pageant at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 24, Family Christmas Eve with Eucharist at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 24, Christmas Holy Eucharist with Carols at 10:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 25, Christmas Day Holy Eucharist Rite 1 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 31, Christmas Lessons and Carols at 10:15 a.m.

The Shawl Ministry will meet Sunday,
November 26, at 11:45 a.m.

All experienced and beginners welcome. Please join us!
Thanksgiving Meal Served to Over Ninety
Thank you to all our Prayer Shawl Ministry and Hot Meals Ministry. We make a difference!
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry completed 133+ sets of hats and scarves to help our Hot Meals guests stay warm through the winter months. The blessed hats and scarves were given to our Hot Meals guests during the Thanksgiving Day Celebration last Saturday, November 18.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Homestead Schoolhouse celebrates Thanksgiving
with families and preschool children with a Stone Soup Luncheon.
This Sunday, November 26, at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Room, the Adult Forum will conclude a 12-week study featuring the videotape series "The Religions of the World." 

Nov. 26 – Islam, Part 2
~ Dn. Kathleen
We have been collecting a large amount of food for the William Temple House food pantry. Much is crated up and ready to be picked up soon. Any food you donate to the big blue bin by Sunday, November 27th, will go to help families have food at Christmas. 
Thank you, 
Dn. Kathleen

Hygiene Items Needed ...

I am collecting hygiene items for our Hot Meals Christmas dinner. We especially need soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and socks.  

Please leave these donations outside my office door (next to kitchen). 


Dn. Kathleen

One tradition in churches is to have a basic data base on members – including when they were born. Fortunately, we have the birth dates of most of our parishioners, but some are missing.

Our Profile Committee has set a goal to have a bar chart showing how membership fits in age categories (like 20-29, 30-39, etc.) I have agreed to collect and prepare this data for our search process which begins after Mother Laura retires on February 1st.
If you are not contacted, it means we already have your information.

Thank you,

Chuck Martin
Parish Profile Update

Our Parish Profile was affirmed and endorsed by our Vestry at their November meeting. The next step is to send it to the Diocese for review. Special thanks to all who contributed to this process and especially for the leadership of Chris McClave, Ardis Weir, Sonja Miller, Ruth Mumm and Jerry Meter.
Thank you, 

The Profile Survey Committee. 
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
Thursday, November 23 -- Office Closed
Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:00 p.m. NA 

Saturday, November 25
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry - Youth

7:00 p.m. Anonymous Group 

Sunday, November 26
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:15 a.m. Family Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum in the Guild Room - Islam
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II - Youth Sunday
10:15 a.m. Godly Play -- Advent I
11:45 a.m. Chair Recovering

11:45 a.m. Shawl Ministry

Monday, November 27
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, November 28
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
11:30 a.m. Chair Recovering
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, November 29
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, November 30
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Jerry Meter & Chuck Ford; David & Sonja Miller, Ali; Deb Miller, Silvia; Anne Moorehead; Michael & Megan Mason; Richard Morris; Peter & Esther Muiruri.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Nancy Bateman; Mary Cammann; Dn. Kathleen Borsch; Susan Hanks; Sam Robertson.
Ministry Schedule November 26, 2017
The Last Sunday after Pentecost —Year A, Proper 29
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
  Organist Jerry Meter
  Family Choir Director Belinda Nissen
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Noah Kilian
Jacob Mathai & Esther Muiruri Lectors Youth Sunday
Nancy Janecek Intercessor  
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Noah Kilian
Peter Muiruri Ushers Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Youth & Laurie McDowell
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Pat Roach & Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for the Last Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 29: You can find all the readings here:

Girardian Glossary of Terms (as defined by Abbot Andrew Marr, OSB in "Moving and Resting in God's Desire: a Theology of Peace")

  • Positive Mimesis:  Although mimetic desire often causes conflict, it is very possible for shared desire to work in constructive ways where people imitate one another in building one another up.
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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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