Posts from February 2022
Ash Wednesday Services & Day of Prayer
The Parish Hall and Sanctuary will be open on March 2nd from 9:30-6:30pm for prayer (and hot tea!). A Service of Ashes will be held at 9:30am and 5:30pm. Rev’d Maria McDowell will be available for conversation and the sacrament of reconciliation throughout the day
Mardi Gras Celebration!
Mardi Gras Shrimp and Grits at St. Philip the Deacon, Tuesday Mar 1, 5:30-7:00 followed by palm burning for Ash Wednesday (Mar 2).
Toward a Horizon of Repair – the Emanuel Story
The Oregon Synod welcomes you to join us as we explore the story of the Emanuel Hospital expansion from a lesser-known perspective, one that centers the families and businesses affected.
The Alcena has been awarded funding!
We did it! On February 8th, the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) announced its award of $11,250,000 for The Alcena. This is a HUGE step forward! St. Philip is so proud to partner with Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc., in their mission to increase stability for low-income and vulnerable residents in N/NE Portland, especially Black residents. We are also so grateful that a seed planted decades ago by the parishioners of St. Philip, to build affordable housing for seniors, is finally coming to fruition. As Mother Alcena Boozer said when she heard the news, “Hallelujah and Amen!”
Walking and Talking: Meditating Together
Last Sunday (Jan 30th) a group of St. Philip folks walked the block around Matt Dishman Community Center, observing the weather, the creatures, the land that surrounds our church. The purpose of a Walking Meditation is to use all our senses to experience our parish neighborhood at a deeper level – the land, the trees and plantings, the creatures, and the neighbors who reside close to STPD. Afterwards, we gathered to share our perceptions, thoughts, and feelings about the experience.…