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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

Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Happy Spring!
Our Dogwood and Eastern Redbud trees are blossoming
and the sweet fragrance of a new season arrives! Enjoy this sunshine as I hear the rain is returning!
Senior Warden Report April 18, 2018

Spring Greetings!
“An ideal Spring day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken!”  Aren’t you just itchin’ to get outside and into the garden?  The next week or so will be a series of “ideal Spring days.” I can hardly wait.

We are still waiting on the Diocese to get applications to our Search Committee.  We will have them before our May 5th meeting.  Remember, if you have any ideas or comments regarding what you think  All Saints might want in a new rector, get that info to one of the Search Committee members before Monday, April 30.  Members are:  Deb Miller, Chris Broderick, Steve Dieterich, Laurie McDowell, John Keiter, Jim Denman, and Nancy Carr.

Security is an issue we all need to keep in mind. In the past week, an outside door was left closed, but unlocked. Two windows in the sanctuary were left unlatched, allowing the wind to blow them open. You can help those that must lock up after everyone leaves on Sunday by doing a quick check of nearby doors and windows in the Parish Hall and the Sanctuary, making sure they are secured. We will be speaking to building users who are here during the week about this issue.  Let me know if you’d be willing to be on a committee to get some protocols in place so the task does not fall on any one person.

And now, the garden is calling to me and I must go!

Thank you,
Laurie McDowell

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

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King will be on hiatus until September. Enjoy these beautiful days!

Happy News ....

Chris McClave's beloved cat, Cookie, has found a new home with a friend of Chris' from the Dougie Center. We wish her well in her new family.
"All Saints Blue Aprons"

If you have some of our blue aprons home to launder or borrowed a couple for a special event, might you please return them, laundered, to the kitchen. We are missing ten of the blue aprons. The aprons are used for Hot Meals, for Sunday Coffee Hour and other All Saints' events. Should you have an apron home because you love having it in your kitchen, that is fine; simply leave $20 with Cris in the office and we will order more of the blue aprons and have them embroidered.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
~ Nancy Carr
A word from your deacon ...

The ladies of the Mustard Seed Thrift Shop have been giving socks and other clothing items to the homeless for years. We are now in the process of expanding this ministry and organizing a space that will also include personal care items. We now gratefully accept small hygiene products year-round, from hotel stays, trial size, dollar stores, etc. Please drop these off with Dn. Kathleen.  
Thank you.
There are jackets, umbrellas and other items overflowing the Lost and Found. Please check to see if you left an item. On May 1, I will give remaining items to the Mustard Seed.
Thank you!
~ Cris.
We Are All One:
Diocesan Spring Youth Event
The newly developed Diocesan Youth Commission is sponsoring We Are All One, an event for youth currently in 6th through 12th grades. Join youth from throughout the diocese for small groups, games, volunteering in the Grass Roots Garden of Food for Lane County and Saturday dinner with Bishop Michael.
Details: Friday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6
Location: St. Thomas, Eugene
Cost: $25 per person
The registration deadline is April 23.
Visit our website for more information and registration.
Getting Ready for Convention
Want to submit a resolution?
Check out the new guidelines.
Interested in serving in diocesan leadership? There are a number of positions up for election and we are now receiving nominations.
Planning to bring young children? Please email Tracy Esguerra so she can begin coordinating childcare.

Read about all this and more on our website.
"Come, Holy Spirit" is the theme for the 2018 Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Diocesan Spirituality Day to be held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Check-in/registration begins at 8:30 am. The women of St. Mary's, Eugene are hosting this annual event on behalf of the diocesan ECW Board.
All women in the diocese are invited to attend!
The day will begin with a service and a keynote speaker. This will be followed by workshops addressing a variety of spiritual and practical issues. There also will be time to visit the market place and enjoy a visit with new and old friends over a delicious lunch.
Please visit for further details including the registration form.
Thursday, April 26
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes

Friday, April 27
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:00 p.m. NA Meeting
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, April 28
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, April 29
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite II 
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

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

Tuesday, May 1
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, May 2
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, May 3
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Ernie & Pauline Azevedo; Joan Barnes; Charles & Susanne Bateman; Sara Beechwood; Gaye Benson; Rachel Blakeman & Jeff Cechini, Ryan, Henry; Kathleen Borsch.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Rowan Budlong; Sherri Froeber; Emma Lain; Howard Leavenworth; Ruth Mumm; Jim Soland; Emily Springer; Guy Van Ortwick (Dale Van Ortwick's brother); Waite Family.

Ministry Schedule April 29, 2018
The Fifth Sunday of Easter —Year B
Rev. Dr. Robert Williams Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Williams
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Director of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
Darek Jenkins Worship Leader Mary Earl
  Lectors Mary Earl; Chuck Kraft
Darek Jenkins Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Darek Jenkins Eucharistic Ministers Mary Earl; Sonja Miller
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Steve & Sue Hiscoe
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Kathy Martin
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Deb Miller & Laurie McDowell
Lessons Appointed for The Fifth Sunday of Easter: 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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