The purpose of All Saints Church is to celebrate God’s love, to seek and to 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.
This Sunday, January 20, 2019
~The Second Sunday After the Epiphany-Year C.
~8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the Chapel.
~9:15 AM – Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Chancel.
~9:30 AM – Adult Forum in the Parish Hall.
~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 in the Youth Loft.
A Note on Today’s Reading’s
Welcome to All Saints’ Parish! The feast of the Epiphany directed our attention to the ways in which Christ is manifest in the Gospels, and by extension, how he is manifest in our lives. The theme of showing forth is continued in the Sundays after the Epiphany. Today’s Gospel carries the third of the three classical themes of Epiphany: Jesus’ first miracle, changing water into wine at the marriage feast in Cana of Galilee.
The Old Testament used the marriage relationship and the marriage feast as symbols or archetypes of God’s relationship to the chosen people and of the ultimate consummation of that relationship in the establishment of the Kingdom. Today’s passage from Isaiah is based on that image.
At the marriage feast, Jesus produced around 150 gallons of wine (God is lavish, even profligate, in giving grace) and it is much better wine than the host at the dinner had been serving (God’s grace far surpasses what we can do for ourselves).
God’s gifts of grace to us are also the focus of today’s reading from I Corinthians. This reading is the first in a series from this Epistle exploring the kinds of gifts we received when we were baptized by water and the Holy Spirit, and the results of God’s gifts in our lives.
We are a people transformed by our relationship to God and given the grace and illumination of the Holy Spirit. The marriage images in the first and third readings describe the intimate and total nature of God’s relationship to us which results of the gift of the Holy Spirit given us in baptism.
From The Rite Light: Reflections on the Sunday Readings and Seasons of the Church Year.
Copyright © 1998 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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