Posts by Maria McDowell
Join us for Tuesday evening bible study at 7pm and at 8:15pm as we pray together by chanting an evening service in a manner that reflects elements of an Eastern Christian vesper service.
Ash Wednesday, Absalom Jones, Telling our Stories, and Reading the Stories of God’s People.
Lectors, Absalom Jones, Telling our Story, the Black Church, and Pauli Murray!
Announcement for the Week of Feb 1: Lectors, Absalom Jones, Provice VIII Black African Ministries, Covid Vaccines, and the consecration of our new Bishop Diana!
I enjoyed the work of preparing the meeting, and the meeting itself, because God really is in the details, and the love God has for all creation is so clear in and through this community. We keep saying “yes” to God, and God keeps saying “yes” to us.
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…
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!
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…
We will gather for Christmas Eve via Zoom on December 24th. We will start an open Carol Sing/Share at 6:30 and the Service will begin at 7pm.
Come light a candle, pray, sit in silence, and receive the Eucharist.
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.
Testify before PSC: Standards for people living in mobile dwellings on private residential property are being proposed in the city’s Shelter to Housing Continuum Project (S2HC).
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…
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.
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.
On June 28th of this year, the Vestry of St. Philip the Deacon made a decision: they committed themselves, and our beloved community, to actively develop a plan for our future.
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 ( email@example.com )…
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…
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.
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…