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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 prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
David Miller for cutting the grass around the church!
Dean Clark for reinforcing with metal bars the door of the utility shed and installing bigger hasps and padlocks! 
Steve Dieterich and Chuck Martin for repainting the lines and stencils in the parking lot!

You make our grounds beautiful and safe, thank you!
Mustard Seed Thrift Store and Book Nook is looking for some volunteers to take a 4 hour shift once or twice a month on Friday or Saturday.  Our regular crew has some trips planned or other obligations on occasion and we could use some more depth in our pool of volunteers.  Primary duties are cashier, greeting customers, answering questions (there is always someone to help with this) and occasionally helping one of house-less guests with some donated toiletries or clothing (we have a dedicated closet with these items). Please call or email Sonja Miller.
Mother's Day is May 13th
Shop for cards and gifts at the Mustard Seed Thrift Store and Book Nook.  We have a selection of Tea Cups and Vases, as well as books and other items. 
Come see us Friday and Saturday
11 A.M.  TO 3 P.M. 
Cash or checks accepted.
Good evening, friends!
World Vision's 2018 30-Hour Famine is almost upon us. As a sign of our commitment to seek and serve Christ in all persons, the youth and I will gather at All Saints' and together we will go for 30 hours without food, beginning our fast at noon on Friday the 25th of May, and ending it with Holy Eucharist and a shared meal with family at 6:00pm on Saturday the 26th. 
In the meantime, we are raising money! In the developing world it takes just $30 to feed, clothe, and educate a child for an entire month. For that reason, we ask that our friends, family, and members of our congregations sponsor us for $30, one dollar for every hour that we fast, to send to World Vision to help combat child poverty throughout the world.
Fundraising has never been easier than it is today; where once we had to wait for checks or cash in the mail from relatives who were far away, now we can simply and securely raise funds online that go right to our group's contribution. You can make a participant page at and start sending your own unique donation link out to anyone you think might be able to pitch in.
Everyone ages 12 and up is welcome and invited to join us. Even if you have a medical condition that makes it unfeasible to go 30 hours without food you are still more than welcome to join us for Famine activities and educational segments, and leave to eat if you have to. The point of the event isn't showing how great we are for going without food; it's growing deeper into community with God and one another and helping to build a better world for all our brothers and sisters.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I will be sending out more instructions about what to do to prepare, what to bring, and what to expect as we get closer to the event.
Thank you, everyone!
Noah Kilian
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

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.
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.
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, May 3
8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes

Friday, May 4
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, May 5
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, May 6
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite II 
11:45 a.m. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes
1:30 p.m. Savory Memorial
2:00 p.m. Girl Scouts
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, May 7
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, May 8
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, May 9
6:00 p.m. Parenting Class
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, May 10
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Rebekah Borsch; Christopher & Mary Gay Broderick, Delaney, Mackenzie, Tally; Mary Cammann; Nancy Carr; David Champion; Kathy Chandler; Judy Clark; Marcia Clark.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Rowan Budlong; Sherri Froeber; Emma Lain; Chuck Kraft; Howard & Carolyn Leavenworth; Jacob Mathai family; Ruth Mumm; Jim Soland; Emily Springer; Guy Van Ortwick; Waite Family.

Ministry Schedule May 6, 2018
The Sixth 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
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Nancy Patrick
  Lectors Nancy Patrick; Chuck Kraft
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Nancy Patrick; Elijah Kilian
Peter & Esther 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 Sixth 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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