News & Announcements

News & Announcements

A Note from the Rector: The Music We Love

On the 1st Sunday of March, we gathered as a community over a pot of soup, salad, and bread for our first Lunch & Chat. It was a wonderful time of listening to one another and delving into how we experience music, our topic of the day, as a part of our life together in God. The goal was, in part, to learn to trust one another in conversation, something we sometimes struggle with as a community. It was also an opportunity for me get a sense of how we feel about music in our community, and where we want to go. In this letter, I want to reflect back to you what I learned, giving you a sense of what we are going to do with this information.

Tree of Life: Rosemary Anderson

St. Philip’s Tree of Life is our effort to give back to organizations that benefit our community, a commitment we made as a part of our 2019 Annual Budget. Not only do we experience God’s love in and through our parish, we recognize that God’s love is all around us, through organizations and ministries that care for all of God’s creation. Each one of these organizations is close to the heart of someone in our church family, and is supported by our…

Tree of Life: Opportunities Kitchen

St. Philip’s Tree of Life is our effort to give back to those organizations that benefit our community, a commitment we made as a part of our 2019 Annual Budget. This month, we are giving to Opportunities Kitchen, an employment exposure program for Portland Metro Area’s Opportunity Youth which uses the Food Industry and Trades as a medium for career development.

Rector’s Note: Giving of Ourselves

As a part of our 2019 Annual Budget, as a parish we approved a 10% tithe of our expected income as Outreach. Outreach means any resources used to support activity and ministry outside of our immediate Parish needs: the Deacon’s Dining Hall, food to elderly shut-ins, or gas to travelers in need, supporting social and political issues we are committed to as a parish, such as the “Lift Every Voice” campaign. We already actively support the Deacon’s Dining Hall and…

Practices We Love: The Culture of St. Philip

Join us for our June Lunch & Chat: The Practices We Love! Every place has a way of doing things, a way of being together, customs and practices that give us meaning, joy, identity, and hope. On June 2nd we will gather over a hearty salad to take a look together at the practices we love, ask what they mean to us, how they express our deeply held values, and how they help us welcome others into our beloved community.

Rector’s Note: Worshipping with our Children

We value having our children in church with us. We like seeing them play together, we like hearing them sing, we notice their presence among us, and we appreciate them. We see the way they respect and like one another, and how they respect and like their teachers. Seeing them changes us, it gives us joy. How beautiful is that?!? We appreciate our children!

The Ordination of Jeanne Elizabeth Kaliszewski

On May 1st, Jeanne Elizabeth Kaliszewski was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests, to the joy and delight of all gathered. We at St. Philip are so glad to have her as a part of our community, and know she will be a wonderful priest in God’s church!

Worshiping with our Children

May Lunch & Chat: Worshiping with our Children! For our May 5th Lunch & Chat, we are going to talk about children, worship, and helping teach our children to be kind and loving little humans. The discussion will be facilitated by Mother Maria and Ashley Rollins, our Children’s Ministry Coordinator. We will start with a community story time where we share our favorite stories of being a child in church, or of a child you love participating in church. After hearing our stories, we…

Good Friday Psalm 22 and Veneration

During our Good Friday Liturgy, Elizabeth Schroder chanted Psalm 22 as a part of the Liturgy of the Word. During the Veneration of the Cross, Elizabeth chanted “He Who Hung the Earth Upon the Waters,” a traditional Crucifixion hymn in the Eastern Orthodox churches.

Pray-Ground Letter from Ashley & Children’s Ministry Team

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” – Matthew 19:14 Hello St. Philip family. I’m excited to share that soon we will be putting action behind our words. For a long time now, we as a community have said that we hope to attract more individuals and families to our church — well now’s our chance! Next week the children’s ministry team will…

AmazonSmile and St. Philip the Deacon

AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to St. Philip. All you have to do is select St. Philip as your charity of choice, and start all amazon shopping at https://smile.amazon.com. Here is how it works:] Sign in to amazon.comon your desktop or mobile phone browser. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity (or select). Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your…

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

You can St. Philip the Deacon earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card. Freddy’s donates over $2 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here is how the program works: Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Cart to St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal at http://www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by name. Then, just USE YOUR CARD! You will still get all the benefits…