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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
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery
established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all
who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body
may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Easter Sunday Attendance
: 57 at 8am, and 213 at 10:30 for a total of 270!
We share this joy with you -- thanks be to God!
Our apologies to Bill Stewart for omitting him from the list of Contributions for Easter Flowers.  Bill gave a gift  for Easter flowers in memory of his beloved wife, Jean Stewart.  Thank you, Bill, and to all who shared to make our sanctuary so beautiful for the Easter Season!
   Baptized on Easter Day

                          Lucius Wilder Krause
                                       Parents: Paige Lehmann & Jason Krause
                                       Godparents: Michelle Kimble & Chris McKay

                          Lucius Xander Stephenson-Carr
                                       Parents: Jonathan & Cheryl Stephenson-Carr
                                       Godparents: John Muhlbauer & Jennifer Carr-Muhlbauer
                     Welcome to Our New Members!

                                  Kris & Liz Kelly-Campanale, Ava
                                  Jack Stephenson Carr, August, Lucius
                                  Steve Dieterich
                                  Jim Hinman & Mary Taylor
                                  Paige Lehmann, Lucius Krause
                                  Richard Morris
                                  Robin Ramsdell
                                  David & Michelle Waite, Christian, Liam

at All Saints Church
April 22nd (
Corrected date!)
10:00 - Noon

Please bring rakes, clippers, shovels if you have them.
Sign up sheets will be available in Parish Hall.  

Lunch provided for all workers!
Call Judy Clark 605-670-8141 for more information. 

Mary Gay Broderick has been sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Multnomah County. These volunteers work with the courts and social services to support and help adjudicate children and families in the state foster care system. It's a big commitment by her in addition to her regular job with the Portland Children's Levy. 
Congratulations, Mary Gay!
Update from March 2017 Minutes

Emergency Response
: Jacob Mathai briefed the Vestry on a meeting to discuss response to emergencies such as earthquakes or fires. His group is developing a plan and safety protocols for communication, evacuation and procedures. The goal is to have a plan in place prior to the opening of the preschool that will operate later this year at All Saints.

Rector Search: Laurie McDowell said the Vestry will discuss the first step of forming a rector Profile Committee at the April meeting, and Canon Ellgren of the Diocese will meet with the Vestry on May 16th to discuss procedures and timelines for the search for a new rector to succeed Mother Laura.

Emerging Kenya Church Gathering Here

I have met with Pastor Isaac Kangara, a very qualified pastor and seminary graduate with a non-denominational Christian background. He has met the Vestry and he has submitted the proper credentials and organizational papers.  Rev. Isaac, who came to the United States 8 years ago recently moved from Texas to Oregon to plant a new Kenyan non-denominational congregation called Fountain Gateway Church. 

He and his wife Mary hope to gather together the Kenyan people in the Portland/Vancouver area in our facility.  They will be meeting in the near future in the Chapel on Sunday afternoons with fellowship following in Parish Hall. Our Vestry has agreed to support their proposal and a contract is being worked out with our Building use Manager, Chuck Martin. 

They would start with prayer meetings, seeking to gather the disparate Kenyan community of immigrants.  Christianity has taken a real hold in African countries; many arriving here have a vibrant faith in Christ. This is our opportunity to welcome immigrants and a new plant Christian church.  This is the fulfillment of another vision All Saints has held for years.

Mother Laura                        

A Drive for Reading glasses and Sunglasses!

"This is an opportunity to take positive action, a way we can participate in the global neighborhood."
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden.

Last minute drive for reading glasses and sunglasses, and girls'/womens' underwear (girls' 10-14 sizes or womens' smaller sizes- prefer colored)

My son and I are going on a medical trip to Haiti- leaving April 28th (need donations by Thurs 4/27)
I will be doing surgeries and clinics. He and other teen observers help distribute glasses, vitamins etc.
We are also making 'Days for Girls' menstrual kits, and need underwear for those. 

Drop off on our porch
6315 SE 15th Ave
Portland, 97202
(Submitted by Judy Clark)
Over the Hill Gang Breakfast

Senior men from our parish gather at Beez Holgate Station for a great breakfast and conversation monthly on the third Thursday of each month.  You are welcome to join them there!
Ministering Through
Hot Meals

Members of our church who are currently engaged in outreach through our Hot Meals program are:  Nancy Patrick, Earl and Donna Woodruff, Pat Roach, Barbara White, Noah Kilian, new members:  Michelle Waite and Jim Hinman, and two members of our Vestry:  Deb Miller (and daughter Sylvia) and Ena Weick.  Feel free to contact Nancy Patrick if you would like to join the group!  Mother Laura
Adult Forum
Adult Forum will resume this Sunday, on April 23 in the Guild Room. The first half of a video called, Mary Magdalene: The Hidden Apostle will be shown. 
Deacon Kathleen


Outreach Opportunities

You will find newly updated All Saints Brochures and Neighborhood Flyers on the entryway table in the narthex for your taking.  Please take a look at the careful work done by Cris Breshears, Nancy Carr, Jack Stephenson-Carr and Kathy Martin.  These are excellent tools to give visitors, or for inviting people interested in coming to All Saints.  Please check them out, and feel free to take some to give or to post.  More can easily be reproduced.  Thank you!  Mother Laura
Thursday, April 20
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. American Rhododendron Society
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, April 21
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, April 22
8:30  a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
10:00 a.m. Spring Clean-Up
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals - Youth

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, April 23
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist: Rite I
9:15 a.m. Family Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:45 a.m. Shawl Ministry
4:00 p.m. Youth Group
5:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday, April 24
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Group Lessons
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, April 25  Clergy conference in Silverton
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, April 26  Clergy conference in Silverton
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, April 27
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
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
Belinda Nissen; Daniel & Meleah Noland; Susan Nunley; Dawn Odell & Matthew Johnson; Joanne Osborn; Nancy Patrick & Steve Heleba; Tami Perkins; Judith Perry.
Special needs, immediate concerns
Nancy Bateman; Susanne Bateman; Sally Campbell; Ray Harris; Kilian Family; Jude Leahy; Bill Stewart.
Ministry Schedule April 23, 2017, Holy Eucharist Rite I 8:00 a.m.
Easter 2—Year A

Celebrant & Preacher
The Rev. Laura C. Truby
Deacon The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Director of Music Dr. James Denman
Worship Leader Nancy Janecek
Lectors Jacob Mathai, Mary Camman
Intercessor Nancy Janecek
Greeters & Ushers Peter & Esther Muiruri
Ministry Schedule April 23, 2017, Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:30 a.m.
Easter 2 —Year A
Celebrant & Preacher The Rev. Laura C. Truby
Deacon The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Worship Leader Noah Kilian
Director of Music Dr. James Denman
Director of Family Choir Belinda Nissen
Lectors Nancy Patrick & Susan Hanks
Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Eucharistic Ministers Nancy Patrick & Sonja Miller
Ushers Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
Greeters Youth
Acolytes Elijah Kilian
Coffee Hour Pat Roach & Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for the Second Sunday of Easter
You can find all the readings here:

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 2.
 Click 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

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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