All Saints Episcopal Church in Hillsboro, Oregon
Serving the Lord in Hillsboro since 1852
Welcome to All Saints! We invite you to worship with us on Sunday mornings. The church is located at 372 NE Lincoln Street in Hillsboro, on the corner of Lincoln and 4th with the office door facing the parking lot on the West side of the building.
We celebrate the Holy Eucharist each Sunday at 10:00 AM. There are special services on Holy Days and many evening activities. Sunday School is offered most weeks during the first half of the worship service.
THE DAY OF PENTECOST
What is Pentecost?
Pentecost is the great festival that marks the birth of the Christian church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost means "fiftieth day" and is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday. The Day of Pentecost is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year in the Episcopal Church.
The season after Pentecost, according to the calendar of the church year, begins on the Monday following Pentecost, and continues through summer and autumn. This period is also understood by some as "ordinary time", a period of the church year not dedicated to a particular season or observance.
Ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven, the twelve apostles, Jesus' mother and family, and many other of his disciples gathered together in Jerusalem for the Jewish harvest festival that was celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover. While they were indoors praying, a sound like that of a rushing wind filled the house and tongues of fire descended and rested over each of their heads. This was the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on human flesh promised by God. The disciples were suddenly empowered to proclaim the gospel of the risen Christ. They went out into the streets of Jerusalem and began preaching to the crowds gathered for the festival. Not only did the disciples preach with boldness and vigor, but by a miracle of the Holy Spirit they spoke in the native languages of the people present, many of whom had come from all corners of the Roman Empire. The apostle Peter seized the moment and addressed the crowd, preaching to them about Jesus' death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins. The result was that about three thousand converts were baptized that day.
The account can be found in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-41
Red is the liturgical color for Pentecost Sunday. Red recalls the tongues of flame in which the Holy Spirit descended on the first Pentecost.
The Season after Pentecost begins with an observance of Trinity Sunday when we remembered and honor the Triune God revealed to us in and through the life of the Resurrected Christ.
On this Sunday, white is the color of the day. From this Sunday on, the color will be green as we move into ordinary time and hear the lessons of Jesus' teachings and learn how to live the Christian life. The color for the season after Pentecost is green to symbolize the growth and life of the church. It is the longest season of the church year, from Trinity Sunday until the first Sunday of Advent.
As part of the Anglican tradition, we follow a calendar rich with history - with the different liturgical seasons, the colorful altar vestments, and commemorating the saints' days throughout the year. We are an authentic community, devoted to God and each other, and we express this love through worship and service.
Service to our community:
- William Temple House West Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm. This food pantry is staffed by dedicated volunteers and is open to residents of Washington County.
- The Meals-on-Wheels People Serve lunch at 11:30am to seniors every weekday in our parish hall. In addition to food, this program offers a welcoming place for seniors to come if they are feeling lonely or isolated at home.
- INEA Classes Offered on Fridays nights. Call for details.
Misión San Pablo, a spanish-speaking Episcopal mission, also meets in the sanctuary to worship every Sunday at 1:00pm. We invite your prayers while we seek a new vicar for San Pablo.