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All Saints Episcopal Church

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

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

Let us pray. Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Woodstock Tree-Lighting

4121 SE Woodstock Blvd.
THIS Saturday, December 8, at 5:00 p.m. 

Join us as we celebrate the season with our neighbors, the Homestead Preschool. All Saints will participate in this neighborhood celebration by sharing Hot Apple Cider and Candy Canes!
Adult Forum

Please join us for an informal gathering and conversation with our new rector, Rev. Andria Skornik, this Sunday, December 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Join us for
Second Sunday Lattes
during Coffee Hour!
Join us!
Soup, Supper & Study Series

~ The Messiah ~
With the Rev. Andria Skornik
Written by world-renowned Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, this three-session adult study takes a critical look at the four royal titles used in Isaiah 9:2-7: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. In our study, will be challenged to learn how the people understood those titles during Jesus' time and discuss how Jesus did or did not fulfill the titles. We will also reflect on how Christians interpret Jesus as representing that title.
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.
in the Parish Hall

December 12
December 19
Holgate House Giving
Dear All Saints Holgate Christmas Present Participant,
The children of All Saints Sunday School will deliver the gifts to Holgate House, Tuesday December 18th at 1pm.
Please have your wrapped gift under the All Saints entryway tree by Sunday, December 16th..
Please have the gift labelled with the name of the recipient so that it will not fall off. If you will not be able to give the gift, please place the envelop back on the tree in plenty of time for someone else to have the opportunity to give a gift. It is disheartening to me, the children and   their families to arrive at Holgate House without a gift. It is disheartening to the social worker and the recipient as well. I mention this because it has happened the last three years in a row.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity this Christmas and all year round.
Laura Axon
Join us!

Christmas Eve Family Service with Holy Eucharist, Rite II:
December 24 at 4:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Carols & Anthems:
December 24 at 10:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Service with Holy Eucharist, Rite II:
December 24 at 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Day Service with Holy Eucharist, Rite I:
December 25 at 10:00 a.m.
5th Annual Crackin' Crab Feast
Saturday Feb 2 2019 

Tickets $40, Seniors $33
This is a fun event that attracts community members as well as church folk.  It is fun and messy with a great feast.Great Stocking Stuffer Gift, an Oregon Experience our Dungness Crab Feast.  A Crackin' Good Time.
This year we will sell tickets as a batch for those who bring a group to the feed. The Table prices provide a slight discount off the Regular Price.  You can collect from your party or you can gift the ticket to them and ask your table mates to make a donation to All Saints.  Envelopes will be provided at the table for these donations.
Table of 6 $215
Table of 8 $285
Table of 10 $360
Table of 12 $430
Hot Meals News ...

Our money from the Pasta Feed is considerably diminished due to equipment needs and because we had to purchase Thanksgiving turkeys and trimmings. The Oregon Food Bank does not receive as much meet, juice, and other items as they did a year ago. Please continue your wonderful support. And, as always, thank you.

~ Nancy Patrick
A word from your deacon ...

Brrrr, it's cold outside! Can you imagine what it's like to sleep outside?

Please help restock the blanket supply in our St. Francis Closet by donating any old blankets or sleeping bags you no longer need. 

On behalf of our homeless brothers and sisters, thank you!

~ Dn. Kathleen
Mustard Seed Book Nook & Thrift Store
Holiday Decor 25% off at the Mustard Seed.  Great buys-lights, ornaments, music boxes, salt and pepper shakers and more  to make your home bright and festive.

Support All Saints and the Mustard Seed by liking and following the
All Saints Facebook page and the Mustard Seed / Book Nook Facebook page. When a posting for the Mustard Seed comes through, share it on your Facebook page.  It is free advertising for us and helps spread the word about our Thrift Store.

Mustard Seed Book Nook & Thrift Store
4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Fri & Sat 11 to 3 pm
Incredible prices!
Check out this week's games at
Children's Bulletins by clicking 

This week's secret code for ages 3-6 is BMFY59
This week's secret code for ages 7-12 is DDENG8

* And find the Children's Bulletin in the basket
at the back of the Sanctuary every Sunday.
Thursday, December 6
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
6:30 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelmen
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, December 7
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook

Saturday, December 8
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry
4:00 p.m.
Whole Child Montessori

Sunday, December 9
8:00 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite I 
9:00 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. Daughters of the King
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:15 a.m. Godly Play
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday,  December 10
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, December 11
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, December 12
6:00 p.m. Parenting Class
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, December 13

7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Richard & Joyce Gustafson; April & Sean Hall, Phalyn, Payton, Easton; Susan Hanks, Rowan; Peter Hatcher & Hallie Stosur, Simon, Charlie; Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Amelia & Nathan Brooks; Judy Clark; Dan Phillips (Micky Keiter’s brother); Warren Schafer; Emily Springer; Tanya ten Broeke; Willie & Echo Wayman (friends of Susan Hanks).

Repose of the Soul: Patty Brown (friend of Nancy Patrick & Steve Heleba; Art Sorenson (Gary Sorenson’s brother).
Ministry Schedule December 9, 2018 - Rite I
The Second Sunday of Advent -- Year C
 Preacher The Rev. Andria Skornik
Deacon The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Worship Leader Ardis Weir
Intercessor Ardis Weir
Eucharistic Minister Ardis Weir
Ushers Peter & Esther Muiruri
Greeters Peter & Esther Muiruri
Coffee Hour Hosts Mikki Wooldridge
Ministry Schedule December 9, 2018 - Rite II
The Second Sunday of Advent —Year C
Celebrant & Preacher The Rev. Andria Skornik
Deacon The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Chancel Choir Director Dr. James Denman
Worship Leader Miriam Lain
Lectors Miriam Lain; Jerry Meter
Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Eucharistic Minister Miriam Lain; Laurie McDowell
Ushers Bill & Jocelyn Cox
Greeters Michelle Waite
Coffee Hour Hosts Mary Earl & Laurie McDowell
Lessons Appointed for the Second Sunday of Advent:
You can find all the readings
View the Church Calendar here

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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