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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
Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us,
that we may continually be given to good works;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
BCP 183
We are pleased the Vestry approved the Believe out Loud Statement, which will be added to our Mission Statement.  Members of our parish had the opportunity to learn about this on Sunday June 12th following the 8 and 10:15 services.

The purpose of All Saints is to celebrate God's love and seek and serve Christ in all persons, and to go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the spirit. Your presence is a blessing regardless of your background, sexual orientation, gender identity, race or ethnicity, age or family structure, abilities or limitations or wherever you are in life's journey.
                                                                                         Kathy Martin, Outreach Chair
Blessing of the Animals
Last Sunday, October 2nd, we were blessed by the presence in worship of a whole variety of creatures that God has given us as companions.  At the 8:00 a.m. service, three dogs were blessed, including one that is now blind, and another that has cancer. At the 10:15 service, we blessed 5 more dogs of various breeds, 5 precious cats by proxy, 4 colorful chirping parakeets (Budgerigars), 2 fluffy rabbits, and 2 adorable ducks.  It was a delightful way to remember St. Francis of Assisi.
Blessings Abound!
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry group of dedicated knitters has been hard at work!  Next Sunday, October 9, at the 10:15 a.m. service we will be blessing not only prayer shawls and chemo caps, but, for the first time in worship, blessing hats and scarfs that will be given to our Hot Meals guests in November at their Thanksgiving meal.  God continues to "knit us together in love" as community.
Mother Laura

Quilt Gift Raffle
As the fall nights become damp and chilly, what’s better than snuggling up in a nice cozy warm quilt?  A nice cozy warm quilt that you win in a raffle! 

All church members and children are welcome to enter to win 1 of 7 quilts that will be raffled on Sun, Oct 23 directly after the second service in the Parish Hall.  There will be a viewing of all the finished quilts on Oct 9th and on Oct 23rd before and after both services those Sundays.

To enter:

Fill out an entry form at each of the quilt tables with your name and phone # and place in the corresponding jar.   There is no entry fee.  Please only fill out one entry form for each of the quilts you would like a chance at winning.


Winners will be announced after the later service on Oct 23.  Winners from the early service will be called and quilts can be picked up any time after the afternoon of Oct 23 from church.

Winners are requested to make a monetary donation to All Saints in the amount of your choosing.  All funds collected will benefit our wonderful church!

All the quilts have been handmade by Ena Weick as her birthday present this year to herself, in remembrance of her husband – Jeffrey Weick , who passed last year and also for all of the dear family and friends of All Saints that have also passed since then.
Celebrating Notable Anniversaries
2016 is a special year for our church. Your History Committee has found that there are three significant anniversaries for our congregation this year. Come to church on Sunday, October 16th, and learn what these are! After the service, you will have a chance to walk around the buildings with a guide and learn about the fine facilities we enjoy and how they serve our congregation and the community. Then you can partake of special refreshments at the coffee hour with your fellow parishioners. Don't miss this special Sunday!
~  History Committee
of church grounds

Saturday, OCTOBER 22nd
10:00 - 12:00

Free pizza lunch for all workers!
Bring shovels, rakes, brooms if you can.
Call Judy Clark for more information

You are invited to an Adult Forum, beginning this Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the Guild Room to watch the DVD "The Story of Paul the Apostle".  It will consist of three 20-25 minute sections, with discussion following.
October 9:  Imprisonment in Rome through his influence in Christendom

A good overview, it covers the basic tenets of St. Paul's beliefs and teaching.
Produced by the History Channel and narrated by Martin Sheen, it uses lots of images from great works of art, old movie footage, contemporary scenes, some reenactment, and noted theological scholars from various traditions.


Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study on the book of Exodus
All women are invited to join us every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall for discussion, prayer and fellowship. We generally end our meetings at 11.  Just bring your Bible and a desire to read and respond to God's word.  
For further information, call Pat ten Broeke at 503-772-5273.


Basket Group 
with Susan Hanks

Wednesdays at 10:00.

We will be doing a coiled basket and all are welcome. 

NO  experience required. 
Sacrament of Holy Baptism

On Sunday, October 30, several people will be baptized into Christ,
into his death and resurrection.  If you know of someone desiring
baptism, please contact the church office or Rev. Truby.
All Saints to Host a Preschool

The Vestry of All Saints is pleased to announce that All Saints will soon become the Annex for the Homestead Schoolhouse, a preschool for children 2 through 5 years old in January of 2017.  We have entered into a contract with the director of this well-respected preschool in the Woodstock neighborhood to refurbish and occupy two of our Sunday School classrooms.  The Godly Play room will remain intact and off limits.  The outcome will be a win-win for both the young children of our parish and for parents in our neighborhood that have been on their waiting list for space for their little ones.  Huge thanks for working out these arrangements go to our Building Use Manager, Chuck Martin. The plans include the addition of a fenced playground area on the northeast grassy corner of our property next to our parking area.  This is the fulfillment of the visioning done by the Vestry of 2010.  Thanks be to God for all who have contributed to this outcome.
Mother Laura
The Hat and Scarf Ministry invites members of our Church to join us in knitting or crocheting gats and or scarves for those in need. You need not belong to the Ministry in order to help with this outreach project. On November 19, during the Hot Meals Thanksgiving dinner, each of our guests will receive a handmade hat and scarf.

If you would like to join us in this Ministry, in addition to helping others who are less fortunate, it is a good way to use your yarn scraps. There is a greater need for masculine colors rather than feminine colors.

Should you be in need of yarn, needles, or a pattern for simple hats, please contact me by phone or email. Or, catch me at coffee following the 10:15 a.m. service. 

Cold weather will be here before we know it. Special thanks to all who want to join us in helping keep others warm.

Bev Curtis

Are you longing for new adventures? Novel activities? Interested in making a contribution in a rewarding and enjoyable way? Look no further — why not JOIN THE CHOIR?
Chancel Choir Openings 
New voices in All Saints’ Chancel Choir are always welcome. We gather twice weekly to share time and talent, combining each other’s efforts in a parish ensemble that makes weekly contributions to All Saints’ worship life, leading music at the 10:15 service by supporting congregational singing and offering choral selections to enhance the celebration of the day.
Neither church membership nor auditions are required. Rehearsals are 7:30 to 9:00 on Thursday evenings, with Sunday rehearsal and service from 9:30 to 11:45. Please contact Jim Denman, parish Music Director, at 503-927-6177 or by email at
Family Choir Opportunity
Not able to schedule two events a week? Perhaps you have young singers in your family? Consider making a gift of your time in the FAMILY CHOIR. This intergenerational group rehearses each Sunday following the 10:15 service and coffee hour, singing on Youth Sunday (the fourth Sunday of every month). Parents and children welcome! Please contact Belinda Nissen, Family Choir director, through the parish office: (503) 777-3829.
Instrumentalists Invited!
Play an instrument? How about joining the Fourth Sunday Ensemble? This group welcomes players of every stripe to a read-through and musical offering, starting at 9:15 every fourth Sunday morning, and enhancing the 10:15 family service with rich and colorful accompaniment. Contact Jim Denman at the above phone or email to express your interest. We’re looking forward to having you join us!
--James Denman
Director of Music
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!
Parish Cycle of Prayer
Christopher & Mary Gay Broderick, Delaney, Mackenzie, Tally; Nathan & Amelia Brooks, Sondre; Loraine Brown; Nicole Budlong; Johanna Burgess.

Special needs, immediate concerns: Jim Titherington; George McCowan; Patricia Kugler; Chris Bailey; Chuck Bateman; Aidan Springer; Jerry Meter; Ejy Agum and family.
Thursday, October 6
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman Touring Club
7:30 pm. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies.

Friday, October 7
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, October 8
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Thrift Shop
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals
7:00 p.m. NA
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Sunday, October 9
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I & Anointing with Oil
9:15 a.m. Adult Forum - DVD "The Story of Paul the Apostle"
9:30 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
10:15 a.m. Younger children's Godly Play Focus: The Great Family
10:15 a.m. Older children's Godly Play Focus: The Exodus
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II & Anointing with Oil
10:15 a.m. Godly Play Sunday School
12:00 p.m. Family Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Group

Monday, October 10
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
7:30 p.m. I Chuan with David Miller

Tuesday, October 11
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Banners
6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee

Wednesday, October 12
10:00 a.m. Basket Weaving with Susan Hanks
8:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Thursday, October 13
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies




Ministry Schedule
Ministry Schedule for Sunday, Sept. 25th:

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Nancy Janecek
LECTORS: Deona DeLong, Jacob Mathai
INTERCESSOR: Nancy Janecek

USHERS: Peter & Esther Muiruri
GREETERS: Peter & Esther Muiruri
COFFEE HOUR: Mikki Wooldridge

10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
LECTORS:  Noah Kilian, Susan Hanks
INTERCESSOR:  Belinda Nissen
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Noah Kilian, Sonja Miller
USHERS: Bill & Jocelyn Cox
GREETERS: Christine McClave
COFFEE HOUR: Amelia Brooks & Patricia Kugler
Lessons Appointed for Proper 23, Year C
2 Kings 5:1-3,7-15c
Psalm 111
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19

You can find the readings here (alternate version):
News from the Diocese of Oregon
OUR  "Believe Out Loud" MISSION

The purpose of All Saints is to celebrate God's love,
to seek and serve Christ in all persons,
and to go forth into the world,
rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.
Your presence is a blessing regardless of your background,
sexual orientation, gender identity, race or ethnicity,
age or family structure, abilities or limitations,
or wherever you are in life's journey.
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.

New 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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