Posts by Maria McDowell

Posts by Maria McDowell

Holy Week: a shared journey

Holy Week is a single journey from triumphant expectations through bitter disappointment into resurrection joy. No individual service stands alone; it is a part of a whole. It begins with Palm Sunday, and ends Easter morning. So come, celebrate with us!

Leadership Retreat

If you see change happening around you, and want to be a part of intentionally shaping change to better enflesh justice and liberation, come join us for a leadership retreat where we will reflect on leadership as emerging from simple, loving, interactions we share with one another as a part of our life together.

Lector Training

On March 21st after Morning Services, we will have a Lector Training for anyone interested in reading scripture when we gather to pray. If you have been reading for decades, or have never done it all, this training is for you (and required).

Audio Pilgrimage: Stations of the Cross

Released Monday/Wednesday/Friday. This Lent, plug in and meditate on the Stations of the Cross, with a series of weekly audio reflections that help you link the divine with your daily life. Pause a few times a week for scripture, prayers, and music led by the clergy from across the Diocese of Oregon, including your own clergy and Bishop Diana Akiyama. Podcasts are published every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the Trinity Sermons podcast (trinitycathpdx.podbean.com/), or wherever you listen (search “Sermons from…

Housing Update: Council will deliver Upzone!

They said YES! The City Council heard the motion to upzone 120/130 NE Knott St. on March 3rd, and scheduled the required second hearing promptly on March 10th. The Council will amend the motion to make it an emergency declaration. Their prompt approval will allow us to complete our LIFT application on time.

Hiring: Parish Administrator

St. Philip is hiring a parish administrator! Hours: 18 hrs/wk. Expected in-office hours 2-3 days week, Tuesday-Friday. Compensation: $20/hr. Reports to: Parish Rector

Call to Action: Upzone Vote

This is a call to send emails and submit testimony by March 2 at 4pm to the Mayor and Commissioners (Portland City Council) requesting a vote of approval – to go into effect immediately – for our upzone request. We need an emergency declaration to be made at the City Council Meeting so that they can vote to approve our upzone without the normal wait time. This request is urgent because St Philip’s application for LIFT funding is dependent on this upzone and must be submitted by the end of March.

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…
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