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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

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Our "Farewell to the Rector" Service was a beautiful, bittersweet gathering of friends from near and far as we bid Mother Laura godspeed on this next chapter of her life. 
From our Senior Warden:

Mother Laura leaves us with a wonderful legacy of kindness, compassion, and unity as she heads into  her well-earned retirement.  Now we begin our next chapter together, looking for a new rector at All Saints!

The Parish Profile, as you recall, shows the world what we are all about at All Saints.  The Profile Committee worked hard to gather your thoughts, priorities, and comments.  We again thank Ardis Weir, Chris McClave, Jerry Meter, Laura Axon, Ruth Mumm, and Mary Earl for putting together such a welcoming report.  The Bishop read it and heartily approved it!

Now it’s your turn. 
Click here. to read a digital copy of our Parish Profile, or ask Cris in the office for a hard copy.

Ready, set, go!
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden

Supply Priests Serving for the month of February:
February 4 - The Rev. Liz Powers, Celebrant and Preacher
February 11 - The Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel, Celebrant and Preacher
February 14 - Ash Wednesday - The Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel, Celebrant & Preacher
February 18 - The Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren-Shepley, Celebrant and Preacher
February 25 - The Rev. Liz Powers, Celebrant and Preacher
Crackin' Crab Feast
Tickets on sale now!
Saturday February 3, 2018.  Seatings at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  All Saints Crackin' Crab Feast is the BEST BUY in Portland at $37.50 per ticket. Other notable places in town charge $50 to $90. Recruit your friends and neighbors!  All Welcome!! 

Purchase tickets here.

Volunteers to work as servers and kitchen help for the two seatings are gratefully asked to please contact Steve Dietrich at stevenrdieterich @ gmail (dot) com or after the 10:15 a.m. services in the Parish Hall.
On the Sundays of February 4th and 11th, the Adult Forum will feature the DVD "Sermon on the Mount" and "Hollywood vs. Faith: The Three Other Beatitudes," translated and performed by Frank Runyeon.

Acclaimed by critics, scholars, andover 1000 Catholic and Protestant churches to date, Frank Runyeon performs ecumenical one-man plays of scripture -- and speaks with humor about his years in Hollywood -- in over 40 states a year. 

Best known for starring opposite Meg Ryan on CBS, Frank left Hollywood in the 90's to attend seminary. He now hopes to help his audience:
  • rediscover the power of the central stories of Scripture, and
  • laugh (good-naturedly) at the way the media portray the world.
During Lent, plans are in the works for a 5-session course on the Return of the Prodigal Son!

Daughters of the King will now meet on Monday mornings at 11:00 a.m. starting Monday, February 5, 2018. 
Tuesday, February 13th
5:00 - 7:00pm
Family:  $15.00
Adults:  $6.00
Children under 12:  $3.00
Pancakes, Ham, Applesauce, Beverages, and YOU !
February 14, Ash Wednesday
The Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel,
Celebrant & Preacher
12:00 p.m. in the Chapel 
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary with the imposition of ashes.
Soup, Supper & Study Series

The Saint John's Bible with Dr. Karen Eifler
Join us for a tactile, prayerful encounter with the hand-illuminated St. John's Bible
Three Wednesdays: March 7, 14, and 21
6:00 - 7:30 p.m

~ Soup Sign-up Sheet in Parsh Hall ~
Meet the Vestry:
Michelle Waite, Class of 2020

I came to All Saints in October 2016. I love the liturgy, the church community, and the commitment All Saints has for justice and equality.
I home-schooled my kids for nine years. I will graduate from Portland State in June with a history degree, and I will look for a fill time job in June. 
I am involved in the Family Choir, Prayer Shawl Ministry, and I help with Hot Meals when school isn’t too busy.
I look forward to learning more about All Saints and the Episcopal Church and assisting with the administration. Additionally, i want to help where I can while the church is in a season of transition.
Minutes of 2017 Annual Meeting
(addition to the 2018 Annual Meeting Booklet)
Respectfully submitted by Mary Earl

Call to order at 12:30 p.m.

Opening prayer: Mother Laura.

Appointed Mary Earl as secretary and approved the agenda.

Approved the minutes of the 2016 annual meeting.

Reviewed cannons concerning the election of members of the Vestry. Elected new members of the vestry for the class of 2020: Corey Banfield, Jacob Mathai, Deb Miller, and Ena Weick.

2019: Judy Clark, Laurie MC Dowell, Ruth Mumm.

2018: Elizabeth Allen, Chris Broderick, Amelia Brooks.

Elected delegates and an alternate to Diocesan convention: Ron Jones, Laurie McDowell, Nancy Carr, alternate: Shirley Jones.

Announced Ardis Weir as new member of the Endowment Committee for 2021. 2020: Joan Barnes, 2019: Matthew Johnston, 2018: Ken Meeker, 2017: Craig Gibson.

Nominating Committee:  Judy Heverly, Chris McClave, and Ken Meeker.

The parish is instructed to read the Junior Warden and Senior Warden’s reports at their convenience.

Treasurer’s report by Jerry Meter:  Ended the year in surplus of $1,904.58 budgeted a deficit of $3,400.

Presentation of 2017 budget by Jerry Meter: It shows an anticipated deficit of $8,680. Expectations that will decrease with new building use funds.

Craig Heverly proposed changing banks from Wells Fargo to a more socially responsible institution. Discussion followed and it was decided to refer the issue to the finance committee and the Vestry.

 Appreciation for the outgoing Vestry and recognition of the church staff was made by Mother Laura.

Adjournment with Blessing at 1:30 p.m.

Pick up your copy of the

2018 Annual Meeting Booklet

on the table in the Narthex.

Answers to the Quiz from John Keiter:

1. Why are the front doors of the church painted red?
Doors to the church are red because the mortgage is paid.

2. How many priests have been rector of All Saints?
Seven priests have been rector of All Saints:
  • Joseph Tiernan (4th Rector)
  • Casey Longwood (2nd interim Priest between Pinder and Whitney-Wise)
  • Louis Keiter (1st Rector, also last Vicar)
  • Clifford Gould (deacon 1952-1965)
  • Margo Maris (interim Priest between Pinder & Whitney-Wise)
  • Joseph Young (2nd Rector (1967-1974)
  • Ken Dorsch (interim Priest between Whitney-Wise & Truby)
  • Arlo Hoye (assistant to Keiter 1964-1966)
  • Benjamin Dagwell (Bishop of Oregon 1936-1958)
  • George Swift (interim Priest 1967)
  • W.F. Carman (interim Priest between Young and Routhage)
  • Laura Truby (7th Rector 2012-2018)
  • Herbert McMurtry (assistant Priest 1970-1973)
  • Arlin Routhage (3rd Rector 1975-1979)
  • Michael Hanley (current Bishop of Oregon)
  • Churchill Pinder (5th Rector 1990-1995)
  • Stephen Whitney-Wise (6th Rector 1996-2010)
  • Paul Anderson (Deacon 1970-1975)
3. Name the current clerical staff at All Saints.
Laura Truby - Rector
Liz Powers - assisting Priest 
Doborah Hughes-Habel - assisting Priest
Kathleen Borsch - Deacon

4.  All Saints has a columbarium. What is a columbarium? 
Columbarium is for internment of cremains.

5. All Saints was founded in 1903. True or False?
False - Our Savior was established in 1903. Name changed in 1926 when mission of All Saints building was moved to SE Portland.

6. What is the name of the parish hall?
Mabel Watson Hall

7.  What is the name of our chapel?
Chapel of Our Savior

8.  The education wing is named for the first rector. Who was this?
Keiter Hall
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, February 1
8:45 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Meeting
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, February 2
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Saturday, February 3
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry 

5:00 p.m. Crackin' Crab Feast - First Seating
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Crackin' Crab Feast - Second Seating
7:00 p.m. Anonymous Group 

Sunday, February 4
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:15 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II 
10:15 a.m. Godly Play
11:45 a.m. Building & Grounds Committee
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes

4:00 p.m. Youth Group
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, February 5
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Daughters of the King
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, February 6
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
11:30 a.m. Chair Recovering
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 7
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, February 8
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Meeting
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer  
April & Sean Hall, Phayln, Payton, Easton; Susan Hanks, Rowan Budlong; Ray Harris; Nick & Sissy Harris; Peter Hatcher & Hallie Stosur, Simon, Charlie.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Nancy Bateman; Kim Higham (sister-in-law of Joan Barnes); Voth family; Waite family.
Ministry Schedule February 4, 2018
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany—Year B
Rev. Liz Powers Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Liz Powers
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Music Director & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Jerry Meter
Jacob Mathai; Mary Cammann Lectors Jerry Meter; Nancy Carr
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Jerry Meter; David Champion
Peter Muiruri Ushers Ejy Agum & Bill Habel
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Kathy Martin
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash; Donna Woodruff
Lessons Appointed for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany: 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")

  • Forgiveness: In its fullness, a full-hearted benevolence toward those who have wronged us. In the cases of abusive injury, this level of forgiveness is a grace from God. Steps in the direction of forgiveness include letting go and renouncing retaliation.
  • Faith:  Participating in the faithfulness of Jesus who died on the cross. This includes participating in the trust Jesus had in his Heavenly Abba.
  • Kingdom of God: The social vision of Jesus in which people live without mimetic rivalry and forgive and support one another. Ultimately, it is a vision of Heaven, but it is presented as the ideal for Jesus' followers to strive to establish on earth.
A large envelope titled "My First Draft" was found on Sunday, January 28th, after the 10:15 service. If you've lost your first draft, please see Cris in the office!

We invite you to take a look at our website often, not only to see how it is updated, but because when you do, our website will come up at the top when people are looking for a church.  It is based on how many "hits" or visits a website gets, the frequency of interest in the site. Jerry puts a lot of work into our website and it is beautiful. Check it out here!
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Printed calendars are updated weekly and available
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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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