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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, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Rest In Peace, Rise in Glory
We bid your prayers for the repose of the soul of Barbara Keeling Liniger, a long-time parishioner of All Saints Portland, who died on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  May she rest in peace and rise in glory.  Please keep Barbara's family in your prayers.   

Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servant Chris; and we pray that, having opened to her the gates of larger life, you will receive her more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, she may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Her obituary can be seen here.  A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held on Saturday April 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial. In lieu of flowers please give in her honor to All Saints Episcopal Church or the American Diabetes Association.
Senior Warden Report April 5 2018

Hello, my friends. 

I hope you had a peaceful and enjoyable Easter weekend. My family and I shared great food, great stories, and lots of ketchup…I mean catching up!

I want to let you know where we are in the search process. Canon Neysa tells us that the applications are arriving daily. The diocese has begun vetting the applicants and will pass their information on to us in the next few weeks. The Search Committee will begin to go through the applications, looking for applicants that best fit our parish. We are considering attributes such as community outreach strength, collaborator as a leadership skill, spiritual, and parish-wide ministry focused. Our first meeting to look at each application the Diocese sends our way will be Saturday, May 5. 

The Search Committee is open to your ideas and comments. If you have some things you’d like us to consider, please let a member of the committee know what your thoughts are regarding a new parish priest.  You can talk with us at church or send an email to us, or you can write a note (give the note to Cris in the office and she will get it to us). Keep in mind that we’ll need anything you’d like to share by Monday, April 30 so we can consider your ideas prior to our May 5 meeting. 

Search Committee members are:
Deb Miller, Chris Broderick, Steve Dieterich, Laurie McDowell, John Keiter, Jim Denman, and Nancy Carr
Your prayers for the search and the Search Committee are deeply appreciated as we share this transition together.

Thank you,
Laurie McDowell
"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.
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
to those who made the last minute efforts to make the grounds of All Saints look beautiful for Easter  -  Sonja Miller for weeding, drain repairs and providing peonies; the McDowell family, Laurie for weeding and providing the flowers for the front door bed, Steve for weeding and edging the sidewalk, and Scott for taming the grass jungle by mowing it!    Thanks to all who have helped! 
~Judy Clark,  Junior Warden
Easter Coffee Hour Angels
Thank you to Micky Keiter for making the extra coffee; to Jude and River Leahy for their extra help; to Nancy Carr for the Hot Cross buns; to Ardis Weir and family for clean-up and Easter candies; and last but not least, to my faithful partners, Geri Dash and Earl Woodruff.
~ Donna Woodruff
"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.
Thursday, April 12
8:30 a.m. Dental Van
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes

Friday, April 13
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, April 14
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 15
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:15 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite II
10:15 a.m. Godly Play
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes

2:00 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Monday, April 16
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, April 17
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, April 18
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, April 19
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Christopher Williams; Susan Wills; Earl & Donna Woodruff; Mikki Wooldridge; Kathryn Work; Susan Wright.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Sherri Froeber; Micky Keiter; Howard Leavenworth; Ruth Mumm; Jim Soland; Emily Springer; Guy Van Ortwick ( Dale Van Ortwick's brother); Waite Family.
Repose of the Soul
Barbara Liniger.
Ministry Schedule April 15, 2018
The Third 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 Chuck Bateman
  Lectors Chuck Bateman; Susan Hanks
Darek Jenkins Intercessor Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Darek Jenkins Eucharistic Ministers Chuck Bateman; Warren Schafer
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Mary Earl & Laurie McDowell
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Barbara White
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Jude Leahy & Nancy Patrick
Lessons Appointed for The Third 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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