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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
Cristina Breshears, Administrative Assistant

O God, who created all peoples in your image, we thank you for the wonderful diversity of people in this world. Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of fellowship, and show us your presence in those who differ most from us, until our knowledge of your love is made perfect in our love for all your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
  • Sunday, December 3 - Advent Wreath Making between Services. 
  • Sunday, December 3 - Advent Lessons & Carols with Eucharist at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 - Advent Soup Supper Series at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17, Christmas Pageant at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 24, Family Christmas Eve with Eucharist at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 24, Holy Eucharist with Carols at 10:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 25, Christmas Day Holy Eucharist Rite 1 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 31, Christmas Lessons and Carols at 10:15 a.m.
This Sunday, November 19, at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Room, the Adult Forum will continue a 12-week study featuring the videotape series "The Religions of the World." Narrated by actor Ben Kingsley, it presents an overview of Buddhism, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Islam.

Each film in the series features experts on and adherents to the faith being presented.

This series can help us find greater understanding and mutual respect for the beliefs of our neighbors and coworkers. You can drop in on the class on any given Sunday. No preparation needed! Please join us.

Nov. 19 – Islam, Part 1
Nov. 26 – Islam, Part 2

~ Dn. Kathleen
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry has completed 133+ sets of hats and scarves to help our Hot Meals guests stay warm through the winter months. The hats and scarves that were blessed last week will be given to our Hot Meals guests this Saturday, November 18.
Thank you!
Stewardship Campaign Update
As of right now, we have approximately two thirds of all pledges sent in. If you have not already pledged for the 2018 pledge drive and are planning to do so, please get your pledges in as soon as possible. It is our plan to have the campaign mostly finished by this next Sunday, November 19, though we will still accept pledges after this time. As we have stated in the past, we want to be open and transparent about the state of our finances. Your pledges coming in help us determine how to plan the budget for the following year and we want to be able to start the next year prepared for any unexpected challenges that come our way, as well as the day to day tasks in caring for our church.
Thank you to everyone who has pledged already, and thank you to all members of our parish for being a part of our All Saints family.

John Herr & Sonja Miller 

The Shawl Ministry will meet Sunday,
November 26, at 11:45 a.m.

All experienced and beginners welcome. Please join us!
Sunday, December 3 at 10:15 AM, All Saints’ Chancel Choir will present Advent Lessons and Carols as the Liturgy of the Word. Based on the same program that has been used at Kings’ College, Cambridge, for many years, this offering will be slightly abridged to consist of five scripture readings, each followed with a piece of music that in some way relates to or enlarges upon the reading. Our service will continue with celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The music will be rich and varied in style: you are certain to hear both new as well as familiar pieces. Plus, it will include several Advent hymns for the congregation to join in on. Your presence and participation will guarantee a rich and inspiring celebration as we greet the new year in the Season of Advent.
The Advent Wreath is a visual symbol marking the progress of the season of Advent. When it is used in the church, no special prayers or ceremonial elaboration beyond what is described on page 143 of the Prayer Book is desirable. At morning services the appropriate number of candles is lighted before the service begins. 

When used in private homes, the Advent Wreath provides a convenient focus for devotions at the time of the evening meal. The short form of An Order of Worship for the Evening, Prayer Book pages 109-112, is recommended.
Advent Wreath Making 
December 3rd
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
Advent Soup Supper Series
~ Centering Prayer ~

with the Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel & William Habel
Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Stillness is a scarce commodity in today's world. It seems that we are constantly bombarded with ever-changing electronic media, sounding cell phones, and the endless demands of busy lives. Yet as the psalmist knew, stillness is needed for greater awareness of God's presence in our lives.

How do we get into a discipline of silence and honor it in our lives? Silence is God's first language. Find out how to structure it as a practice!

A sign-up sheet for set-up, soups, and clean-up are on the table in the Parish Hall.
Join us for this Advent Series where we will discuss loving attentiveness, learn about prayer of the heart and sit quietly in God's presence.
Dear All Saints Family,

Greetings from sunny California! We are adjusting to this weird thing called sunlight and vitamin D. Overall it's nice, but it would be nice to see some gray clouds and rain!  Today we actually had a very Oregon-like morning: gray, dark clouds and rain. It was glorious!

With love,
Amelia, Nate & Sondre

Hygiene Items Needed ...

I am collecting hygiene items for our Hot Meals Christmas dinner. We especially need soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and socks.  

Please leave these donations outside my office door (next to kitchen). 


Dn. Kathleen

One tradition in churches is to have a basic data base on members – including when they were born. Fortunately, we have the birth dates of most of our parishioners, but some are missing.

Our Profile Committee has set a goal to have a bar chart showing how membership fits in age categories (like 20-29, 30-39, etc.) I have agreed to collect and prepare this data for our Parish Profile Committee.
If you are not contacted, it means we already have your information.

Thank you,

Chuck Martin
Parish Profile Update

The  committee is reviewing the information from the two parish meetings. 
We are working diligently to make sure the parish wishes are addressed. The next step is to give our finding to the Vestry.
Thank you, 

The Profile Survey Committee. 
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
Dental Van Ministry Opportunities
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. twice a month, shifts available
Opening Person: Arrives at 8 to set up: make coffee, bring filing cabinet out, look for previous records, set out magazines, unlock boiler room door for electrical access, unlock other doors.
Checking-in patients: Ideally, two people. Sit at the small table near the parish hall door and welcome people as they come in. Check-in by having them fill out a short history and info form, collect donations of $10 if possible, welcoming them to wait in the Parish Hall until the dentist is ready.
Closing Person: After the last patient is called to the dental van, only one person need remain to lock up and clean up until 2 pm. The van usually rolls out of the parking lot at 2 p.m., and we shouldn't leave before then as we need to lock everything up at that point.
(Scheduling of patients is done by the office administrator.)
Please call or email Cris in the office if you want to volunteer or have questions about All Saints Dental Van Ministry.
Chair Recovering!
Come, lend a hand with a fun, needed project!

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tools will be supplied but staple guns are welcome so that more than one person can staple at a time. Just show up or call Mary at 503-964-3242 or email

Thank you,
Mary Earl
Have you lost a bracelet?
There are two bracelets safe and sound in the church office.
Please contact Cris if you've lost yours!
Thursday, November 16
8:45 a.m. Dental Van
9:00 a.m. Over the Hill Gang

7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, November 17
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook 
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies

Saturday, November 18
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry with  Hats and Scarves

6:45 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Anonymous Group 

Sunday, November 19
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:15 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum in the Guild Room
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:15 a.m. Godly Play -- The Holy Family
11:45 a.m. Chair Recovering

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, November 20
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Girl Scout Meeting
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, November 21
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
11:30 a.m. Chair Recovering
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, November 22
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, November 23 -- Office Closed
Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving

Parish Cycle of Prayer  
Chuck & Kathy Martin; Jacob Mathai, Lucas, Sana Mary; Christine McClave; George & Gail McCowen; Laurie & Steven McDowell; Ken & Bettie Meeker.

Special needs, immediate concerns  
Susanne Bateman; Dn. Kathleen Borsch; Pam Davies; Sonja Miller; Sam Robertson; Nancy Patrick; Rev. Liz Powers; Emily Springer.

Repose of the soul
Glo Davies (Cousin of Kathy Martin).
Ministry Schedule November 19, 2017
The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost —Year A, Proper 28
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel Gospeller & Assisting Priest Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel
  Music Dir. & Organist Dr. James Denman
Ardis Weir Worship Leader Jerry Meter
Jen Schafer & Mary Camman Lectors Jerry Meter & Elijah Kilian
Ardis Weir Intercessor Rev. Deborah Hughes-Habel
Ardis Weir Eucharistic Ministers Jerry Meter
Peter 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 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 28: You can find all the readings here:

Girardian Glossary of Terms (as defined by Abbot Andrew Marr, OSB in "Moving and Resting in God's Desire: a Theology of Peace")

  • Grace:  The usual English translation of charis, meaning gift. It refers to all gifts God gives to us, most particularly the gift of God's presence within us. Other gifts include strengthening us to love beyond our human capacity and endure trials when they come.
  • Love:  Ultimate respect for other people, sincerely wishing for the well-being of others. At its best, it is agape, a gift from God..
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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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