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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
O God, who before the passion of your only ­begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Adult Forum:

The second of a two-part viewing of "Prophets - Soul Catchers" will be shown this Sunday, February 26. This film gives a brief but interesting overview of the Old Testament prophets. Sunday's forum explores Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Join us in the Guild Room at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 26.
~ Dn. Kathleen
Quilt Raffle

We will purchase Godly Play materials with the proceeds.The beautiful quilt was made and donated by Susanne Bateman. The Sunday school kids will be selling raffle tickets for $10.00 each for the drawing this Sunday, February 26.
~ Laura Axon

Holy Baptism, Confirmation, and Reaffirmation

At The Bishop’s Visitation
Sunday, February 19, 2017
All Saints Episcopal Church, Portland, Oregon
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism:
James (Jim) Stanley Hinman
E. Na (Ena) Weick
Yan Chen (Clarissa)
Robin Kennedy Ramsdell, Age 11

The Rite of Confirmation:
William Odell Johnston, age 14
Rowan Lily Handley Budlong, age 12
Henry William Axon, age 12

Mary Elizabeth Taylor
Lisa Kristen-Scott Alan

All Saints has a Beautiful New Altar ...
Dedicated by the Rt. Rev. Michael Hanley on February 19, 2017 at the Bishop's Visitation.
Prayer Shawl Ministry:
There will be a meeting of the Prayer Shawl Ministry on February 26 after the 10:15 service. We continue to make the beautiful shawls, hats and scarves, and "chemo" hats.
In the yarn room there are two plastic boxes; one is marked "chemo hat yarn" and the other is marked "chemo hats." Someone has recently left some nice soft hats in the completed box. Thank you for your creations.
If you would like to be in our ministry, please let one of the members know. All are welcome.
~ Bev Curtis

Tuesday, February 28th
5:00 - 7:00pm
Family:  $15.00
Adults:  $6.00
Children under 12:  $3.00
Pancakes, Ham, Applesauce, and Beverages

Ash Wednesday Services with the Imposition of Ashes at 12:00 noon in the Chapel, and at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, both with the Holy Eucharist. Come, get your ashes and begin the season of Lent with penitence and personal reflection.  
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 8 – Listening Actively
March 15 – Tolerating with Open Hearts
March 22 – Responding Non-violently
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 sympathy for Ardis Weir in the loss of her mother, Jean Klemsen, at the age of 90.

A memorial service will take place in the Chapel on March 10 at 11:00 a.m. with a small reception in the Parish Hall following.

Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord:
And let light perpetual shine upon her. 

May her soul, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

This week's New Vestry Member profile: Ena Weick

When did you come to All Saints, and what is your favorite thing about our church?
While planning my wedding back in 2000, my husband and I were invited to attend All Saints by my husband’s Aunt Jeani and Uncle Rod (who are current members).  After seeing the church for the first time, we knew we had to be married at All Saints!  We were married in June of 2001.  There was unfortunately a long hiatus where life got in the way after our wedding but I found my way back after my husband passed in September 2015.  Mother Laura invited me back to church and Deacon Kathleen set me to work right away so I’m here to stay now!
My fav thing about the church - is even though the parish is small (right now) the love and pride everyone takes in being part of All Saints is infectious!  
Tell us about your family.
I have a very small but close family.  My mom and dad being very active in a Korean Presbyterian church in Hillsboro and one sister that lives up in Washington.  I have 2 nieces and 1 nephew that you will see me dragging to church to help out with Hot Meals every so often.
Tell us something about your background, job or education.
I currently work as a Global Project Manager for BCD Travel, which is one of the biggest corporate travel agencies in the world.  I get to work from home and have an insanely complicated and weird work schedule but for me it’s perfect!  So for me... resolving problems, finding and directing resources to keep on tasks and working within set timelines are my strongest traits. 
And…. I’ll always be a Univ. of Portland Pilot!
What ministries have you been involved with at All Saints?
Hot Meals –I LOVE TO COOK!, Dental Van and I’ve been known to go rogue and just make up my own “mini-stries” to make people smile.   J  ie. Quilts and more quilts!
What are your hopes and goals for the vestry team?
To assist with getting a lean, focused and effective team that will systematically get things rolling for all the church priorities and programs.
Tuesday Morning
Woman's Bible Study 

The Women's Bible Study is searching for a new facilitator. Pat Ten Broeke has been a wonderful leader for ten years and will retire at the end of 2017. 

If you are interested in considering the leadership of the Tuesday Morning Bible Study, please speak with Mother Laura about it. We thank Mary Earl for facilitating it at this time. 

Dear Mother Laura and all,

Thank you so much for the generous Valentine's Day gift. The best gifts are always those that are completely unexpected! Working at All Saints in itself is a gift that I very much enjoy ... everyone is so kind and helpful. 

My husband and I are looking forward to some wonderful food and ambiance at Bergerac Bistro.

Thank you all!

With love,

Crab Feast Final Report: 
160 tickets sold, 3 no shows so 157 people served. Profit $3800 corrected amount due to Sonja shouldn't do math at 11 p.m. after the crab feast.  It is still our highest profit yet!  $480 in products were donated by the committee. Thank you everyone!
~ Sonja Miller
Banking Options Being Explored:
There have been questions following the annual meeting about banking and whether we stay with Wells Fargo or move to another bank due to the concerns around the banks support of DAPL.  As was stated at the annual meeting, the Finance Committee will review our banking options for All Saints and then make a recommendation to the vestry.  Craig Heverly has volunteered to do the primary research about banks, fees, and some specific services we would like to implement to make it easier for folks to make bank transfers to pay pledges or to pay with a card or on line for events such as the crab feed.  The information will be presented to the Finance Committee.  The committee will review the information and then make a recommendation to the vestry.  This will likely take 2-3 months before there is a final decision.  We appreciate the interest and passion of our members and want to make a studied and wise decision on behalf of the parish.

Thank you,
Sonja G Miller
Chair of the Finance Committee
Mark Your Calendars with these Important Dates:

These are the recommended upcoming dates for Holy Baptism:
April 15 - The Great Vigil of Easter - 8:00 p.m.
April 16 - Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter Day - 10:30 a.m.
June 4 - Day of Pentecost
November 5 - All Saints Sunday
Calendar Updates?
Please remember to give any changes or postponements of scheduled meetings or events to Cris in the Church Office ( so that she can update the calendar on a weekly basis. Thank you!


Are you missing a watch?  
Check with Cris in the office!
Thursday, February 23
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Lessons
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Friday, February 24
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed
6:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

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

8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, February 26
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum in Guild Room
9:30 a.m. Family Choir Convenes
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II -- Youth Sunday
11:45 a.m. Shawl Ministry
12:30 p.m. Executive Committee
4:00 p.m. Youth Group
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Monday, February 27
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
3:45 p.m. Suzuki Group Lessons
4:15 p.m. Girl Scouts
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, February 28
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
5:00 p.m. Banners
5:00 p.m. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
6:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, March 1
9:00 a.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
10:00 a.m. Basket-Weaving
12:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service with Eucharist
7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service with Eucharist

7:00 p.m. I Chuan
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, March 2
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
2:00 p.m. Suzuki Violin Lessons
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Mary Cammann; Sally Campbell; Nancy Carr; David Champion; Judy Clark; Marcia Clark; Pamala Clarke; William & Jocelyn Cox; Jeani Crichlow & Rod Weick; Beverly Curtis.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Nancy Bateman; Steve Hiscoe; Gail Jenkins; Jude Leahy; Scott McDowell; Judith Perry; Bill Stewart; Francine Titherington; Ardis Weir.

Repose of the Soul
Jean Klemsen; Jim Titherington; Bob Wilson.
Ministry Schedule February 26, 2017:
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany—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
  Director of Family Choir Belinda Nissen
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Noah Kilian
Jacob Mathai, Esther Muiruri Lectors Youth
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Eucharistic Ministers Noah Kilian, Warren Schafer
Peter & Esther Muiruri Ushers Steve Heleba & Nancy Patrick
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Youth
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Pat Roach & Barbara White
Lessons Appointed for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany You can find all the readings here:
The William Temple House & Portland Opera Care Benefit:

Please join us for an afternoon of music and mission on Saturday, March 4th from 1:00-3:00 pm for this special partnership event. This benefit will feature live performances by Opera artists as well as tours of William Temple House that highlight how we care for the most vulnerable among us. The event at the historic Mackenzie House will include appetizers donated by Artemis Foods as well as wine. At only $45 a piece, the limited 85 seats will fill up fast, so purchase your ticket now!

You may contact Brie Richards, Development Coordinator for WTH, at 503-715-0265 or with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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
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Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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