Posts by St. Philip the Deacon

Posts by St. Philip the Deacon

Our Community: North Portland Library

The North Portland Library is asking for community feedback on the design of its interior. Between now and February 13th, you can vote for your favorite of three options online at Go to their website to see the architect’s rendering of the North Portland Library expansion project which will add 1,500 square feet to this historic builing. Closer to home, take a look at the architect’s rendering for the expansion of our next door neighbor, the Albina Library…

Best Gifts Workshop

A Best Gifts workshop will be held on February 11th from 9 :00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church. What do I have to offer? In search of an answer, this workshop invites participants to explore three questions: What does success mean to me? What skills do I use when I am successful? How can I offer my skills in service of others? Pre-registration is essential. Contact Rebecca in the office or sign up in the parish hall.

Zoom Meeting: Gender Inclusion in the Church

On Thursday, January 19th at 6:30pm, St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukie is hosting a Zoom conversation on becoming an inclusive church community, an intro to gender inclusion in the church. You are invited to a presentation and conversation on how we, as the church, might more fully embody Christ’s love and welcome of all people who are made in God’s image. This introductory class will include an overview of current terminology around sexual orientation and gender identity and ways…

Empower the Dream Interfaith Service

On Sunday, January 15, 2023 from 2:00-4:00pm, Portland’s historic Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church will host an interfaith service. This annual event honors the lives and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Ms Rosa Parks, and Ms Yolanda D. King. The Pacific Youth Choir will provide music and several civic and interfaith leaders will speak. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. W.J. Mark Knutson, Senior Pastor of Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland. He spearheaded…

De-escalation Training

Have you felt called to engage more fully with our neighbors, but aren’t sure you have the tools to do it effectively? This free training can help. Saints Peter and Paul is hosting a De-escalation training on January 17 from 9am-12:30pm Sponsored by the highly successful Portland Street Response, this training will help to equip participants in engaging and supporting neighbors and community members experiencing crisis. There is no cost to the event. Participants should bring their own water bottle, snack…
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Congregational Conversations

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. 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

Diocesan Convention Annual Meeting

Tune to watch the Annual Meeting of the Diocesan Convention THIS Saturday, October 29th starting at 9am. The livestream will be available on the Diocese of Oregon’s YouTube page, To learn more about the Convention and see the proposed business, visit

Safe Church Registration

In striving to live out our Baptismal Covenant we are called to respect the dignity of every human being. As the people of God in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, we are committed to the safety of all God’s people. The Safe Church, Safe Communities training must be renewed every 3 years, and is offered online. Please read about diocesan requirements regarding who must complete the training and and details about the training on the diocesan website. you are not…