We believe that brown and black lives matter. In the face of ongoing persecution and lynching, God stands in solidarity with them. As Christians, we sing with Mary that our “Lord has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly” (Luke 1:52). As followers of Jesus, a man of color executed by the state, we stand with God in solidarity with those who are oppressed. We stand troubled and emboldened by the Spirit, not just to cry out for justice but also to work for systemic change. God loves all; love requires us to practice justice so that we can live in a world where all can flourish without fear.
Holy Week is a single journey from triumphant expectations through bitter disappointment into resurrection joy. No individual service stands alone; it is a part of a whole. It begins with Palm Sunday, and ends Easter morning. So come, celebrate with us!
If you see change happening around you, and want to be a part of intentionally shaping change to better enflesh justice and liberation, come join us for a leadership retreat where we will reflect on leadership as emerging from simple, loving, interactions we share with one another as a part of our life together.
On March 21st after Morning Services, we will have a Lector Training for anyone interested in reading scripture when we gather to pray. If you have been reading for decades, or have never done it all, this training is for you (and required).
Released Monday/Wednesday/Friday. This Lent, plug in and meditate on the Stations of the Cross, with a series of weekly audio reflections that help you link the divine with your daily life. Pause a few times a week for scripture, prayers, and music led by the clergy from across the Diocese of Oregon, including your own clergy and Bishop Diana Akiyama. Podcasts are published every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the Trinity Sermons podcast (trinitycathpdx.podbean.com/), or wherever you listen (search “Sermons from…
When we are open for services, the Pray-Ground is available for children of all ages.
Currently, we host a Virtual Children’s Time at 11:15 on Sunday, twice a month for 40 minutes. Activities include Godly Play, Bible stories, games, and time to just have fun together on the same zoom link as Morning Prayer.
A sermon for Lent 4 by The Revd Dr Maria Gwyn McDowell of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. March 14th, 2021 Transcript Every church has a “back to Egypt” committee. I heard that this week, “every church has a back to Egypt committee.” Right now, that committee is excitedly planning our first full Eucharist together, or working out a coffee hour that is safe, but, together! Where we can touch each other at the passing of…