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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
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Lessons Appointed for the Fourth Sunday in Lent
You can find all the readings here:
The Season of Lent is well underway!
This Sunday, March 26, is the Fourth Sunday in Lent, the fourth of five Sundays leading us to Holy Week and culminating in the joy of Easter. We hope you will join us on our Lenten journey!
Mother Laura
Adult Forum 

This Sunday we will view the second half of "The Execution of Jesus," from his betrayal through his resurrection. 
Lenten Study:  Crossing the Wilderness
Come enjoy a soup supper and stimulating conversation in a safe space!
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

March 29 – Facing Truths
April 5 – Moving Closer to the Cross
Continuing with Sam Robertson and with guest, Deacon Kathleen Borsch as we
Cross the Wilderness Together 
in part two of Anti-Racism Training 

Sign-up in the Parish Hall after services.
Hot Meals has had success in filling all our volunteer positions!  Thanks to all who have stepped up.  Our numbers have been holding pretty steady at around 80 to 95 people each week. 

Unfortunately, the donations to buy what we need have dropped quite a bit starting last December.  We need $250 to $300 a month to cover the supplies and food.  Cost of food at the Food Bank has increase as has the cost of items from Cash & Carry.  You can donate to this vital ministry by writing a check to All Saints with the notation "Hot Meals." Your gift to Hot Meals and your pledge tax deductible. Thank you.
Nancy Patrick.

Growth and Outreach volunteers needed
The Vestry and the Outreach Committee are looking for church members who are interested in developing ideas and helping to continue to grow our parish congregation in the next year. Contact Chris Broderick for more information.
Thursday, March 23
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, March 24
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, March 25
8:30  a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals -- Youth

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, March 26
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist: Rite I - Lent 4
9:15 a.m. Family Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum in Guild Room
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite II -  Lent 4, Youth Sunday
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday, March 27
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Group Lessons
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, March 28
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, March 29
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
6:00 p.m. Lenten Soup Supper & Study
7:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. I Chuan
7:30 p.m. Vestry Meeting
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, March 30
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Dean & Rosie Hostetter; Isaac Hudson; Nancy Janecek; Jann Jasperse; Darek Jenkins; Matthew Johnston & Dawn Odell, Alex, William; Ron & Shirley Jones; John & Micky Keiter.
Special needs, immediate concerns
Lisa Alan; Nancy Bateman; Sally Campbell; Steve Heleba; Steve Hiscoe; Jude Leahy; Peter Leahy; Judith Perry; Bill Stewart.
Those to receive The Sacrament of Baptism
Lucius Stephenson-Carr; Lucius Krause.

Ministry Schedule March 26, 2017:
The Fourth Sunday in Lent—Year A
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Director of Music & Organist Dr. James Denman
  Family Choir Director Belinda Nissen
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Mary Earl
Esther Muiruri, Deona DeLong Lectors Youth
Ardis Weir Intercessor Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Mary Earl, Chuck Martin
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Youth
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Pat Roach & Barbara White
Seeking Wellness: Keep It Simple Sister

May 20th 2017 St Paul’s Episcopal Church 1440 Liberty St. SE Salem Oregon Episcopal Church Women, in the Diocese of Oregon, are inviting you to hold the date of May 20th for an exciting spirituality day called “Seeking Wellness: Keep It Simple Sister”. This event is open to all women.

The focus will be on spiritual and physical health. Our keynote speaker will be noted author and lecturer Elaine Sanchez. There will also be a variety of spiritual and relevant workshops.

The cost of event, which includes luncheon and snacks, is $25.00. Pre-registration is required. More information along with the registration forms will be available in the next few months. If you have any questions, please feel free to call: Elizabeth Loring 503-364-4379

Grow your faith at camp!

Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp will be July 24-29, 2017. It is for children and youth currently in grades 1-12. Registration is now open and the early bird discounts ends May 5!

Campers who have completed 3-12 grades can sign up for a full week of camp, now called Summer Camp Week 2Click here for more information and a link to registration.

Campers who have completed 1-4 grades can sign up for a few days of camp (July 24-27), now called Intro Summer Camp Week 2. Click here for more information and a link to registration.

Camp scholarships are available for up to $100 per camper. Click here for the application. Scholarship Application – Episcopal Camp

Information about all the camp & retreat options available to us through our partnership with the Camp & Retreat Ministries of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church is online at

More Camping Opportunities:  The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon has a fabulous camping ministry at the Ascension Camp & Conference Center in Cove, Oregon. Check out all their offerings for children, youth, adults & families at

For more information, please contact
The Rev. Carol W. Sedlacek
Missioner for Camping & Youth Ministries
11800 SW Military Lane
Portland, OR 97219
971-204-4124 office
541-401-4606 cell


SAFE Church


SAFE Church Trainings provides awareness in the areas of sexual conduct and sexual abuse issues for both employees and volunteers working within the congregations and organizations of the Diocese of Oregon.

We currently offer two different programs that have been developed by the Church Pension Group:

  • Safeguarding God’s Children
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment and Exploitation

Who should attend and why?

In striving to live out our Baptismal Covenant we are called to respect the dignity of every human being. As the people of God in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon we are committed to the safety of all God’s people. This recommendation outlines who is required to attend which of the training sessions.

How do I register for SAFE Church?

 Click here to go to the online registration. After you have made certain you have supplied all of the requested information, submit your registration by clicking on the “Submit” button. You should receive a response saying your registration has been submitted. You will not receive further confirmation.

Please Note: The deadline for registration is 12pm on the Tuesday preceding the scheduled training. Additional registrations will be accepted, but trainings that do not have at least 12 people pre-registered by 12pm on the Tuesday before the scheduled trainings will be cancelled. If we have to cancel a training, those who have pre-registered will be notified of the cancellation.

If none of the currently scheduled trainings work for you, please use the training request form to give us some details about times and locations that would be convenient for you, to help us plan future trainings.

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 a.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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