Tai Chi Classes All Saints offers a special health opportunity for our communicants and the community at large. Jann Jasperse’s Shen Lao ministry at All Saints blends Christianity, Taoist Tai Chi, and Traditional Chinese Medicine for the purpose of health by exercising the body, mind and spirit. “Shen Lao Style Tai Chi Chuan” is taught on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 AM. The Wednesday class is for people who want to practice the form. The Friday class goes through the form in detail as students learn the various layers including: the movements, looking with intent, synchronized breathing and meditations. People are invited to either or both classes as their schedule and interest allow. For more information, contact Jann Jaspers through the Church Office at 503-777-3829.
Tai Chi Classes
This Sunday, October 21, 2018
~Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 24-Year B.
~8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the Chapel.
~9:30 AM – Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Chancel.
~9:30 AM – Informal Adult Forum in the Guild Room.
~10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Main Sanctuary.
~11:45 AM – Family Choir Rehearsal in the Chancel.
~4:00 PM – Youth Group.
Your Sunday’s Weekly Reflection
A Note on Today’s Readings Proper 24—Year B
Welcome to our All Saints’ Parish! The liturgy today centers on two themes of the Christian message about Jesus. Both are found in today’s Gospel: Jesus’ messiahship is revealed not in his power but in his life of serving others and his suffering and death, and he calls us to a like ministry of self-giving love.
The Old Testament reading is one of Isaiah’s poems of the suffering servant of God. In this passage, from about the sixth century B.C., the growing understanding of suffering as redemptive—implied by the Hebrew Scriptures in the stories of Moses and David, among others—is given its fullest expression. God is intimately involved in the suffering of his faithful servants and gives that suffering redemptive value when it is offered in obedience for the redemption of God’s people. This passage, of course, was understood by the earliest Christians as foretelling Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Today’s passage from the Epistle to the Hebrews expresses the redemptive suffering of Christ as his eternal priestly sacrifice, which replaces the sacrifices of the temple. We are assured that our own suffering and our own self-giving ministry receive redemptive value by virtue of our baptismal union with Jesus’ own sacrifice.
We, the people of God, gather to celebrate the Eucharist, which is one aspect of our work. In song, story, Word, and Sacrament, the dying and rising of Jesus and his ministry to us are revealed and made present. We become sharers in his life by our participation, and are prepared and enabled to carry out the other aspect of our work in sacrificial, servant ministry to others.
From The Rite Light: Reflections on the Sunday Readings and Seasons of the Church Year.
Copyright © 2007 by Michael W. Merriman. Church Publishing Incorporated, New York.
All Saints in the News
Article from: The Oregonian – October 8, 2018
Prestigious cemetery owes a lot to this Navy veteran – Portland Oregonian.
Follow the link below to view the article about Warren Schaefer.
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Please join us for the Great All Saint’s Pasta Feed on October 20, 2018 from 5 PM till 8 PM