Posts by Maria McDowell

Posts by Maria McDowell

Sunday Announcements: Episcopal Consecration

The Consecration of the 11th Bishop of Oregon The Consecration of the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Oregon, the Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Cathedral in Portland. | La Consagración del 11º Obispo de la Diócesis de Oregon, La Revda. Dra. Diana Akiyama, se llevará a cabo el sábado 30 de enero de 2021 a las 2:00 pm en la Catedral de la Trinidad en Portland. Space is…

Naming our Building

Last week, the St. Philip core housing team began to brainstorm names for our affordable housing project. This Sunday, at our annual meeting, we will decide together what we want to be called. What do YOU think? Come tell us this Sunday!

Annual Meeting

Come join us for our Annual Meeting! Every Sunday we gather together the hearts and prayers of everyone present in the ancient call and response that is our liturgy, “the work of the people.” The Sunday Liturgy is only one of the many ways we work together for the life and joy of this parish and the world around us. This Sunday, our liturgy celebrates the work we have done together over the past year as we gather for that…

Building Neighbors: Metro RFQ submitted!

On Dec 1, in partnership with with Second Stories, PCRI, Urban League and NW Pilot Project, we submitted our Metro Housing Bond RFQ. This is the first, and HUGE, step towards welcoming new neighbors! The last week before submission was a flurry of gathering details negotiating relationships, and clarifying partnerships. It is clear that we share a common vision for caring for our vulnerable black and elderly neighbors. We will be building housing for folks at the 30-50% MFI, people who really need inexpensive housing.

FREE Influenza Flu Shot Clinic

Hand Up Project is hosting a FREE Influenza Flu Shot Clinic  The Multnomah County Health Dept is providing influenza immunizations at no charge to those in need.  Houseless and other disenfranchised individuals may obtain a free influenza immunization next week at both Hand Up Project distribution locations:  Monday, December 14th, 12:00 to 200pm at Q Center  4115 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland 97217  Tuesday, December 15th, 12 to 2:00pm at St Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church  120 Knott Street, Portland 97212  Hand Up Project is a…

Rector’s Note: Building Neighbors

We want to be a haven for our neighbors. Every concern shared, every hope expressed, was infused by the heart of St. Philip: we have always been a haven for those unwelcome elsewhere, and we want to continue to cherish them as our beloved neighbors.

Making time for our children

The Children’s Ministry Team is developing plans to provide our kids with virtual opportunities to interact with our liturgy and each other. The program will launch on Sunday, October 11th at 11:15 on the same zoom link as Morning Prayer. Each session will last 40 minutes.

Invitation from the Commission to End Racism

The forum for laity is scheduled Thursday, July 30, 11:00am – 12:00pm Join Zoom Meeting (click link to open in Zoom) Meeting ID: 885 9353 5075 Passcode: 470671 Additionally, the Commission would like to commend to you the webinars next week on Building Beloved Community. Resources are available in English, Spanish and Creole. Please  visit the event page to register and for more information . If you have any questions, please email the co-conveners for the Commission to End Racism, Mr. Michael Montgomery ( )…

Tree of Life: Rosemary Anderson

St. Philip’s Tree of Life is our effort to give back to organizations that benefit our community, a commitment we made as a part of our 2019 Annual Budget. Not only do we experience God’s love in and through our parish, we recognize that God’s love is all around us, through organizations and ministries that care for all of God’s creation. Each one of these organizations is close to the heart of someone in our church family, and is supported by our…

Tree of Life: Opportunities Kitchen

St. Philip’s Tree of Life is our effort to give back to those organizations that benefit our community, a commitment we made as a part of our 2019 Annual Budget. This month, we are giving to Opportunities Kitchen, an employment exposure program for Portland Metro Area’s Opportunity Youth which uses the Food Industry and Trades as a medium for career development.

Rector’s Note: Giving of Ourselves

As a part of our 2019 Annual Budget, as a parish we approved a 10% tithe of our expected income as Outreach. Outreach means any resources used to support activity and ministry outside of our immediate Parish needs: the Deacon’s Dining Hall, food to elderly shut-ins, or gas to travelers in need, supporting social and political issues we are committed to as a parish, such as the “Lift Every Voice” campaign. We already actively support the Deacon’s Dining Hall and…
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