Posts from 2022

Posts from 2022

Rector’s Note: Resting in the Lord

The vestry believes that it is time for St. Philip to consider resting in the Lord, to lay down this Parish, and together with God, let the Spirit do a new work on this small plot of land that has been our home. We have been good and faithful servants, and the Spirit of this community is still with us, despite the aging of our bodies. Our mission for the future calls us to be willing to be transformed in ways we cannot yet see, and of which we may not be a part. Please join us for two congregational meetings where we will discuss our future, and answer questions: December 11th and January 8th.
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Congregational Conversations

Please plan to gather with your fellow parishioners on Sunday, December 11th and Sunday, January 8th for conversation and an opportunity to ask questions of the vestry and Rev’d Maria before the annual meeting. We’ll meet together right after the service in the parish hall where a light lunch will be served.

Rest Eternal: Fred Jackson

Rest eternal to Fred Jackson who passed away on November 8, 2022 at the age of 88. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 21 from 10:30-12:30 at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church (1535 N.E. 17th Ave, Portland). The committal service will be held on the same day at 2:15 pm at Willamette National Cemetery. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/portland-or/frederick-jackson-11008917 Let Us Pray Compassionate God, your ways are beyond our understanding, and your love for those whom you create is greater by far than ours;…

Liturgical Leadership Update

As Advent approaches, we’re preparing the new liturgical leadership schedule for the upcoming year. If you are currently in rotation as a reader, intercessor, greeter, or tech verger please reach out to the office as soon as possible with any dates you are unavailable in the next few months. The more we can accommodate your schedule from the beginning, the fewer times you will need to search for a substitute. While this ministry is an important part of our Sunday…

The Japanese American Experience in Oregon

Join the diocesan Engaging Racial Justice Working Group and Bishop Diana Akiyama for a service of Evening Prayer tomorrow, November 2nd from 6:00-7:30pm This service will commemorate the Rev. Hiram Hisanori Kano, an Episcopal priest who was interned by the US government during World War II. The service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish, located at 1432 SW 13th Avenue, Portland. More information about Rev. Hiram Hisanori Kano and his ministry can be found at https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2015/07/02/a-sainted-life-hiram-hisanori-kano-turned-internment-camp-into-mission-field/

Diocesan Convention Annual Meeting

Tune to watch the Annual Meeting of the Diocesan Convention THIS Saturday, October 29th starting at 9am. The livestream will be available on the Diocese of Oregon’s YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWuIv6yqTM3uWYXRRuHiM8g To learn more about the Convention and see the proposed business, visit https://convention.diocese-oregon.org/

Safe Church Registration

In striving to live out our Baptismal Covenant we are called to respect the dignity of every human being. As the people of God in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, we are committed to the safety of all God’s people. The Safe Church, Safe Communities training must be renewed every 3 years, and is offered online. Please read about diocesan requirements regarding who must complete the training and and details about the training on the diocesan website.https://diocese-oregon.org/administration/safe-church/safe-church-online-sign-form/If you are not…

Rest Eternal: Myrtle Carr

On October 9th at 10am, at St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church (120 NE Knott St.), the Sunday Eucharist will be offered in memory of Myrtle Carr.  A light repast will be held at St. Philip the Deacon after the service.

Clothes Closet

Fall is coming and we’re building up the clothes closet in anticipation of cooler weather. All clean clothes in good repair are welcome, but we always have a particular need for shoes and new socks for adults. We currently open the closet for guests during the Saturday Deacon’s Table, but you can drop your donations off any time. Contact Vivian Childs if you have questions. vschilds@msn.com

St. Philip at Salt & Light Lutheran September 11th

On Sunday, September 11th, all members of St. Philip are invited to attend the 11am service at Salt & Light Lutheran Church where Rev’d Maria will preach and preside. Over the years of our involvement with the Leaven Land & Housing Coalition, we have developed a strong relationship with many members of Salt & Light. Please note that the St. Philip church building will be closed that day. https://www.leaven.org/salt-light-lutheran-church

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is coming to St. Philip and Trinity Cathedral

On Saturday, September 10th at 5pm, St. Philip with host the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Oregon Episcopalians of color for Evening Prayer and conversation. All persons-of-color in the diocese are invited to attend. The event is intended to center the voices and questions of people of color. We invite our white allies in attendance to listen. We will open the doors at 4:30pm with appetizers ready, begin Evening Prayer around 5:00, and follow up with a facilitated conversation with…

Rest Eternal: Gerald H. Caldwell

Gerald H. Caldwell August 17, 1940 – July 24, 2022 Rest Eternal Grant, O Lord, Gerald Caldwell. Gerry Caldwell passed away on July 24th, 2022 in the presence of his daughter Cathleen Caldwell. Funeral Service & Reception A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 17th, 10am at St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church (120 NE Knott St.). The committal service will be held on the same day at 1pm at Willamette National Cemetery. A reception will be held at St. Philip…

July 31st Sunday Prayer on ZOOM!

Due to the extreme heat warning for the Portland area, we will not be meeting in-person on Sunday June 27th. We will be on Zoom for Morning Prayer. We may have Slides for the service, so bring your Book of Common Prayer just in case! Here is the full Zoom information in case you need to call in:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81260746560?pwd=ako2b3hlaUFjZTV6REFpYzB0eWFlQT09 Meeting ID: 812 6074 6560 Passcode: 891830 Dial by your location +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland) +1 206 337 9723 US…

Rest Eternal: Arvoll Rae

Arvoll Rae July 29, 1926 – July 14, 2022 Rest Eternal Grant, O Lord, Arvoll Rae. Arvoll Rae passed away on July 14th, 2022 of pancreatic cancer. He died in San Diego at the home of his daughter Dr. Anita Walton, and was cared for by her family including husband Robert Walton, grandson Robert Jr, his wife Callie and Arvoll’s great-granddaughter Ziva. Arvoll’s son Randy Rae and wife Lora visited Arvoll in San Diego as well. He was 95 years…

Building Beloved Community with all of our neighbors

JUNE 21, 2022 6:30 – 8 PMST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS, PORTLAND We’ll be talking about how to engage the challenges around our communities and buildings when so many people around us are compromised by addiction, abuse, poverty, and homelessness. We’ll talk with others doing this hard work every day about harm reduction, life-giving relationships, health and safety, property issues, and Jesus. Panel discussion followed by Q&AGot burning questions? Send them by June 17 to Derek Moyer, derekm@diocese-oregon.org. Panelists: Amanda…

Paperless Music Workshop

One-Day Paperless Music Workshop at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Eugene, OR June 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Join Music that Makes Community for a One-Day Paperless Music Workshop at The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Eugene on Saturday, June 25, from 9 am to 4:30 pm for a renewing day of singing, learning and fellowship. During our time together we’ll explore a practice of paperless singing leadership grounded in a theology of welcome and generosity, engage…

VBS: Tree of Healing

Vacation Bible School: Tree of Healing Dates: June 20-24 Location: Salt & Light Lutheran Church/Leaven Community, 5431 NE 20th Avenue Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm Before and After care available.

ACTION: Supporting Homeless Services

Last week, faith-community members gathered to testify before City Hall, asking our commissioners to support a budget that prioritizes truly affordable housing and the support and wrap-around services that help our unhoused neighbors, family members and friends get and stay permanently housed. Members of our congregation submitted testimony on behalf of this shared action with the Leaven Land & Housing Coalition. Below is the testimony of Vivian Childs, followed by the letter from Sarah Loose of the Coalition.

ACTION: Support Joint Office of Homeless Services Budget

Leaven Community Land & Housing Coalition is mobilizing, alongside our partners at HereTogether, to make sure that both the Portland City Council and Multnomah County Commission jointly fund the Joint Office of Homeless Services and pass a budget that invests in the near term and permanent solutions needed to tackle our homeless crisis.