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All Saints Episcopal Church

4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 777-3829

The Rev. Andria Skornik, Rector
Laurie McDowell, Senior Warden
The Rev. Kathleen Borsch, Deacon
Dr. James Denman, Director of Music
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Adult Forum

Please join us for an informal gathering and conversation with our new rector, Rev. Andria Skornik, this Sunday, December 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Advent Wreath Making 
December 2nd
In the Parish Hall between Services
All Welcome!!!
Your Mission:
Bring handheld pruners
Advent cuttings from your yard
A pie plate to hold your floral form
Your donation of $8 is very much appreciated.
Join us!
Soup, Supper & Study Series

~ The Messiah ~
With the Rev. Andria Skornik
Written by world-renowned Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, this three-session adult study takes a critical look at the four royal titles used in Isaiah 9:2-7: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. In our study, will be challenged to learn how the people understood those titles during Jesus' time and discuss how Jesus did or did not fulfill the titles. We will also reflect on how Christians interpret Jesus as representing that title.
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.
in the Parish Hall

December  5
December 12
December 19

Woodstock Tree-Lighting

4121 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Saturday, December 8, at 5:00 p.m. 

Join us as we celebrate the season with our neighbors, the Homestead Preschool. All Saints will participate in this neighborhood celebration by sharing Hot Apple Cider and Candy Canes!
Holgate House Giving
Dear All Saints Holgate Christmas Present Participant,
The children of All Saints Sunday School will deliver the gifts to Holgate House, Tuesday December 18th at 1pm.
Please have your wrapped gift under the All Saints entryway tree by Sunday, December 16th..
Please have the gift labelled with the name of the recipient so that it will not fall off. If you will not be able to give the gift, please place the envelop back on the tree in plenty of time for someone else to have the opportunity to give a gift. It is disheartening to me, the children and   their families to arrive at Holgate House without a gift. It is disheartening to the social worker and the recipient as well. I mention this because it has happened the last three years in a row.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity this Christmas and all year round.
Laura Axon
Join us!

Christmas Eve Family Service with Holy Eucharist, Rite II:
December 24 at 4:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Carols & Anthems:
December 24 at 10:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Service with Holy Eucharist, Rite II:
December 24 at 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Day Service with Holy Eucharist, Rite I:
December 25 at 10:00 a.m.
We are most grateful for the 78 pledges of $150,022 that we have received in our 2019 Stewardship Campaign bringing us within $9,978 of reaching our goal of $160,000.  We asked you to join us in a leap of faith as we pressed toward this new goal for the upcoming year so that we can continue to support our amazing programs, staff, and having Mother Andria work with us to begin a new vision. If you have not yet pledged for 2019, you can still do so and help us close our gap of $9,978. Pledge Cards are available in the Narthex or from the Church Office if you need one. Please know that your generous contributions to All Saints help make us a vibrant worship community and are truly appreciated by us. Your continued vital financial support is truly a blessing to our All Saints Community.
 Jerry Meter, Treasurer
Hot Meals News ...

Our money from the Pasta Feed is considerably diminished due to equipment needs and because we had to purchase Thanksgiving turkeys and trimmings. The Oregon Food Bank does not receive as much meet, juice, and other items as they did a year ago. Please continue your wonderful support. And, as always, thank you.

~ Nancy Patrick
A word from your deacon ...

Brrrr, it's cold outside! Can you imagine what it's like to sleep outside?

Please help restock the blanket supply in our St. Francis Closet by donating any old blankets or sleeping bags you no longer need. 

On behalf of our homeless brothers and sisters, thank you!

~ Dn. Kathleen
A Thank You from William Temple House ...
On Thursday, November 29, the team from William Temple House took all the food and other items from our overflowing big blue barrel and brought them to their food pantry in NW Portland. Kim, the food pantry coordinator, told us that All Saints is the most consistent church in the area when it comes to donating to the blue barrel. 

Many thanks to all who contribute! For more information on the ministries of William Temple House, you can talk to Dn. Kathleen or go to their
~ Dn. Kathleen
Mustard Seed Book Nook & Thrift Store
Come browse our holiday decor!
Christmas Shirts, sleepwear, ornaments, plus our great book selection.
New items brought up weekly!

Support All Saints and the Mustard Seed by liking and following the
All Saints Facebook page and the Mustard Seed / Book Nook Facebook page. When a posting for the Mustard Seed comes through, share it on your Facebook page.  It is free advertising for us and helps spread the word about our Thrift Store.

Mustard Seed Book Nook & Thrift Store
4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Fri & Sat 11 to 3 pm
Incredible prices!
Mark your calendars for the
Crackin' Crab Feast!
Saturday, February 2. 
Two seatings:
5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Tickets on sale soon!
Check out this week's games at
Children's Bulletins by clicking 

This week's secret code for ages 3-6 is BMFY59
This week's secret code for ages 7-12 is DDENG8

* And find the Children's Bulletin in the basket
at the back of the Sanctuary every Sunday.
Thursday, November 29
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, November 30
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook

Saturday, December 1
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry
1:30 p.m. Story Hour in Book Nook

Sunday, December 2
8:00 a.m. Holy  Eucharist, Rite I 
9:00 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum
9:30 a.m. Making Advent Wreaths
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 a.m. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting
12:00 p.m. Family Choir Convenes
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday,  December 3
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, December 4
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, December 5
6:00 p.m. Parenting Class
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, December 6

8:30 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
6:30 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelmen
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Geri Dash; David & Guadalupe Deakle; Deona Delong, Quinn, Vaughn; James Denman & Tamara Still; Steve & Tina Dieterich; Mary Earl; Sarah & Michael Ebers; Craig & Sarah Gibson, Daniel, Margaret, Thomas; Ruth Goodwin; George & Janis Goold.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Amelia & Nathan Brooks; Judy Clark; Dan Phillips (Micky Keiter’s brother); Warren Schafer; Emily Springer; Tanya ten Broeke; Willie & Echo Wayman (friends of Susan Hanks).

Repose of the Soul: Patty Brown (friend of Nancy Patrick & Steve Heleba; Art Sorenson (Gary Sorenson’s brother).
Ministry Schedule November 25, 2018 - Rite I
The First Sunday of Advent -- Year C
 Preacher The Rev. Andria Skornik
Deacon The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Worship Leader Nancy Janecek
Intercessor Nancy Janecek
Eucharistic Minister Nancy Janecek
Ushers Peter & Esther Muiruri
Greeters Peter & Esther Muiruri
Coffee Hour Hosts Mikki Wooldridge
Ministry Schedule December 2, 2018 - Rite II
The First Sunday of Advent —Year C
Celebrant & Preacher The Rev. Andria Skornik
Deacon The Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Chancel Choir Director Dr. James Denman
Worship Leader Darek Jenkins
Lectors Darek Jenkins; Francine Titherington; Choir Members
Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Eucharistic Minister Darek Jenkins; Sonja Miller
Ushers Ejy Agum & Bill Habel
Greeters Kathy Martin
Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash & Donna Woodruff
Lessons Appointed for the First Sunday of Advent:

You can find all the readings here:
View the Church Calendar here

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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