Posts from 2022

Posts from 2022

Housing Update: A Potential New Path

In order to live into our decades long vision of building affordable housing at St. Philip, the Vestry has decided to explore additional opportunities that combine market rate and affordable housing, and explore affordable homeownership options.

De-escalation Training

Have you felt called to engage more fully with our neighbors, but aren’t sure you have the tools to do it effectively? This free training can help. Saints Peter and Paul is hosting a De-escalation training on January 17 from 9am-12:30pm Sponsored by the highly successful Portland Street Response, this training will help to equip participants in engaging and supporting neighbors and community members experiencing crisis. There is no cost to the event. Participants should bring their own water bottle, snack…

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. 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

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, To learn more about the Convention and see the proposed business, visit

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. 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.