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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

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
All decked out for Christmas!
On behalf of all the parish, thank you to Ardis Weir, her family, and our awesome Altar Guild for decking out the Chapel and Sanctuary in a most beautiful manner. 
~ Mother Laura
Christmas Altar Flowers
Given by                                             in celebration / loving memory of:

Chris & Mary Gay Broderick               Mackenzie, Delancy & Tally
Nancy Carr                                              All Saints Parish
Steve & Christina Dieterich                 Hugo, Freja, Erin, Leah, Ehren & John
Charles Kraft                                          Jacqueline and Shannon Kraft
Steve & Sue Hiscoe                               All Saints Parish
Chuck Martin                                         Meredith Martin
Chris McClave                                       The voices and music and ensembles
Kenneth & Bettie Meeker                    Laif & Albertine Baehr; Philip & Iona Meeker
Richard Morris                                      All Saints Parish
Sam Robertson                                      In gratitude for all the prayers & healing

Special thanks from our family to All Saints for your prayers and visits to my husband, Tom. This is the update for Day 26! He's likely to be going home around January 9th, where he will complete his recovery with home nursing care and therapies. He is hoping to return to work in early February.
Thanks be to God!

Mother Laura
Dear All,
Thank you very much for giving us an opportunity to have a great holiday party for kids and their mothers in the Parish Hall of the church on December 14th! Thanks to you, 40+ kids had a wonderful celebration of the holiday season, with very special appearance from Ded Moroz, the Russian version of Santa, and his granddaughter, Snow Maid. Lots of singing, reciting poems, games and presents made this event really memorable for many people.
Thank you very much for everything you do for the community!
Tamara (Russian Oregon Social Services)

Women's Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, January 9, at 9:30 a.m. and then will meet again in the new year.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone!
Crackin' Crab Feast tickets on sale now.  Saturday February 3, 2018.  Seating at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  $37.50 per person, internal senior discount $33.00. 

Volunteers to work as servers and kitchen help for the two seatings are gratefully asked to please contact Steve Dietrich at
stevenrdieterich @ gmail (dot) com or after the 10:15 a.m. services in the Parish Hall.
AFFLUENZA (not Influenza)

3-week video series starts this Sunday

An outbreak of Affluenza has been reported in your area.

Swollen Expectations, Hypercommercialism, Shopping Fever, a Rash of Bankruptcies, Fractured Families, Chronic Stress, Social Scars and Resource Exhaustion.

Four out of five doctors recommend seeing the PBS production AFFLUENZA for instant relief. Join us for this informative video during Adult Forum, starting this Sunday, January 7, at 9:30 a.m.

Affluenza is a fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our tiome: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities, and the environment.
Parish Profile Update

Bishop Michael Hanley has approved our 2018 All Saints Parish Profile! 

Special thanks to all who contributed to this process and especially for the leadership of Mary Earl, Laura Axon, Laurie McDowell, Chris McClave, Ardis Weir, Sonja Miller, Ruth Mumm and Jerry Meter.
All Parish Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Following the 10:15 a.m. Service there will be a parish potluck in Watson Hall followed by our annual meeting in which we elect new members of the vestry, review our budget, and share important reports highlighting 2017.
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
Episcopal Cursillo of Oregon and SW Washington invites one and all to a Grand Ultreya Gathering on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2pm – 3:30pm.  It will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 805 SE Ellsworth Road, Vancouver, WA 98664.  Bring a friend, and a finger food to share.  Special music by ShepherdSong. Find and join us on Facebook under Oregon Episcopal Cursillo, and sign-up for Cursillo email at .  The next Cursillo Weekend for all adults will be held Thursday evening, May 31 – Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Oregon Christian Convention Center in Turner, outside Salem.
Thursday, January 4
8:45 a.m. Dental Van Ministry
7:00 p.m. Portland Wheelman
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, January 5
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed Ministry & Book Nook
6:30 p.m. After Dark Cookies 

Saturday, January 6
11:00 a.m. Mustard Seed & Book Nook
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Ministry 

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

Sunday, January 7 - Baptism of the Lord
8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:15 a.m. Chancel Choir Convenes
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum Resumes
10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:45 a.m. Building & Grounds Committee
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, January 8
10:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts
7:30 p.m. I Chuan

Tuesday, January 9
9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Chair Recovering
5:00 p.m. Banners

6:30 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 10
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:00 p.m. I Chuan

Thursday, January 11
11:00  a.m. Daughters of the King
7:00 p.m. After Dark Cookies
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Steve & Emily Bacchetti, Jameson; Joan Barnes; Charles & Susanne Bateman; Gaye Benson; Rachel Blakeman & Jeff Cechini, Ryan, Henry; Kathleen Borsch; Rebekah Borsch.

Special needs, immediate concerns
Nancy Bateman; Alicia Swindel; Tom Truby and Truby family; Waite family.
Ministry Schedule January 7, 2018
The First Sunday after the Epiphany—Year B
Rev. Laura C. Truby Celebrant & Preacher Rev. Laura C. Truby
Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch Deacon Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
  Music Director & Organist Dr. James Denman
Nancy Janecek Worship Leader Mary Earl
  Lectors Mary Earl & Susan Hanks
Nancy Janecek Intercessor Rev. Dn. Kathleen Borsch
Nancy Janecek Eucharistic Ministers Mary Earl & David Champion
Peter Muiruri Ushers Ejy Agum & Bill Habel
Peter & Esther Muiruri Greeters Kathy Martin
Mikki Wooldridge Coffee Hour Hosts Geri Dash & Donna Woodruff
Lessons Appointed for the First Sunday after the Epiphany: 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")

  • Agape:  Love that is totally altruistic, offered with no strings attached, with total regard for the well-being of all people who receive it. Most commonly attributed to God. Humans may participate in agape as a gift of grace
  • 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.
  • Climate of Health: Promotion of and sustaining health at a societal level, where people care for one another.
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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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