Posts by St. Philip the Deacon

Posts by St. Philip the Deacon

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: Tuesday February 13th 5-6:30pm

Lent is right around the corner, but we still have time for one more party. St. Philip has a long-standing tradition of holding a fun feast the night before Ash Wednesday, and this year we’re returning to pancakes. As always, everyone is invited whether they are parishioners or just friends and neighbors. We’ll be serving from 5-6:30pm If you can help set up or clean up, please reach out to Bernadine.

Annual Meeting This Sunday, February 11

Please plan to join us in person this Sunday, February 11th immediately after the 10am service for the Annual Meeting. We’ll elect new vestry members and Convention delegates, look at the 2024 budget, and hear reports from our ministry teams. We’re even providing Subway sandwiches, so there’s no need to hurry home for lunch!

St. Philip remains closed, Sunday, January 21st

While the Portland Metro area is recovering from the severe weather of the last week, the side roads, sidewalks, and parking lots remain unpredictably icy and dangerous. The Vestry was evaluating the potential of reopening the church for Sunday service tomorrow, January 21st, when they heard from the Rev’d Sara Fischer, our scheduled supply priest, that she is ill and unlikely to be able to serve. Given the lack of clergy combined with continued slippery walkways, the Wardens have decided…

Weather Update: St Philip CLOSED on Sunday, January 14

The Wardens have decided that we will not be holding church service this Sunday, January 14th due to the winter storm. Extremely cold temperatures, high winds, and icy roads make it unsafe to travel. Please stay home and stay safe. The Vestry meeting scheduled for this Sunday will be held next week after the parish conversation about the 2024 budget with the vestry and our bookkeeper. While many area churches have also cancelled Sunday services this week, there are some…

Inclement Weather

As you know, the Portland metro area is expecting severe weather this weekend. Heavy rain and sleet followed by frigidly cold temperatures and high winds will likely result in icy roads and sidewalks, and snow is forecast starting Friday evening. The Wardens are watching this very closely and staying in close contact with one another, the supply priest, and the parish admin. By Saturday morning, the Wardens will decide whether or not we will hold the Sunday church service in…

Farewell Luncheon for Rev’d Maria November 26

Please join us on Sunday, November 26th for Rev’d Maria’s last service at St. Philip. Let’s fill the church to show our love and appreciation for all she has done during her time here. We will share a meal together after the service and have a chance to celebrate Maria’s ministry. This is a good opportunity to say goodbye to both Maria and Elizabeth as they leave to begin their new adventures in Tacoma. Everyone is invited to this joyful…

Affordable Housing Update: October 2023

A housing project update from vestry member Gary Carroll: Dear St. Philip The Deacon Family and Friends, I am writing today to share news about our ongoing affordable housing process.  This is a followup to the news that I shared during services on Sunday.   We received news last week from Bishop Akiyama that the Diocesan Redevelopment Team will not approve our plan to sell a portion of the land that St. Philip occupies to Habitat for Humanity for the development of housing.  The…

Watch the Annual Meeting of the Diocesan Convention, Saturday October 28

The time has come for the 135th Annual Meeting of the Diocesan Convention; they will be meeting this Saturday, October 28, at 9:00 am on Zoom to conduct their annual business. Go to the Annual Meeting Webpage for all business matters, including the 2024 budget, nominations, proposed resolutions, the house rules, agenda, and more. While only clergy and parish delegates can speak and vote at this meeting, everyone is invited to watch. The meeting will be streamed on the Diocese of Oregon’s YouTube channel…

St. Philip Parishioners attend PNW UBE in Olympia

The PNW Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) invited us to a celebration of St. Philip the Deacon and St. Simon the Ethiopian Eunuch last Saturday, October 14 2023. Six members of St. Philip the Deacon in Portland drove to Olympia for the special day. The chapter regathered and relaunched with a shared Eucharist and potluck afterwards. The PNW Chapter of UBE is comprised of members from the Episcopal Church in Western OR and WA. Learn more at…