Posts from November 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.
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/