Posts by St. Philip the Deacon (Page 3)

Posts by St. Philip the Deacon (Page 3)

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…

Good Grief: Processing Trauma Together

The church is one of the few places in our current world that can hold grief compassionately and gracefully, feeling and grieving with one another just as Jesus did when his friend Lazarus died. Come walk the journey of grief together supported by friends from Episcopal faith-communities across the Portland Metro area, and guided by a professional grief counselor. We will meet twice a month, once in person and once by Zoom, over four months. Each four-month session will begin…

Hymn Sing, Nov 4th 2-4pm

Hymn sing! On Saturday, November 4, 2-4 pm, we’ll gather and sing as many of our favorites as we can fit in! Send your favorites to Elizabeth at Peacelizabeth@gmail.com. We need the hymns by 10/28. Include the page number and which hymnal you got it from. We can include hymns from the 1982 hymnal, Wonder Love and Praise, LEVAS, Voices Heard, and My Heart Sings Out. We will enjoy appetizers and wine; if you would like to bring an appetizer please…

Godly Play All-ages Retreat, Saturday November 11th 1-3pm

Neighbor: a geographic term or moral concept? Come and wrestle with this dilemma through listening to a godly play story and responding to wondering questions, then respond to the story and discussion using art materials. Storyteller: Janet Robinson Art guide: Bri Schroeder Bring your friends including children and adults of any age. Snacks provided. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend by signing up in the parish hall or by emailing Janet at juanarobinson@msn.com

Please update the Necrology

As we prepare for the Feast of All Saints service on Sunday, November 5th, please take a moment to look over the Necrology posted in the Parish Hall. We have lost several beloved church and family members this year and we want to make sure they are all remembered in our prayers. If you have anyone to add, please note it on the Necrology or email the office by Monday, October 23rd.

Rest Eternal: Allison Belcher

We are sad to announce that Allison Belcher died peacefully in her sleep early Monday morning surrounded by her husband and children after a period of time in hospice. Allison was beloved by St. Philip and will be missed. Memorial service arrangements will be announced as they become available. 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; comfort all who grieve. Give them…

Housing Project Update: September 2023

Hello fellow members of St. Philip the Deacon, I am proud to present this update about our ongoing Alcena Housing Project to you. Through our connection with Second Stories (the project developer that has been attached to this project from the beginning) our project was introduced to Habitat for Humanity.  Habitat for Humanity is widely known for making the dream of homeownership come true for low income families.  You can see some of what they are doing in our community…

Covid Exposure

There was a Covid exposure at church on Sunday. If you are feeling unwell, even with sniffles or cold-like symptoms, please mask and test yourself for Covid, Please let the church know if you test positive. We are entering the season for increased cases of Covid, flu, and RSV so please take care of yourselves and pay attention to respiratory symptoms. We continue to stream the Sunday service, so if you are feeling unwell you can stay home and still…

SafeChurch Due October 30th

If you serve at STPD in any capacity- vestry, EM, EV, altar guild, lector, greeter, book group leader, Saturday Lunch volunteer, hospitality, music leader, etc- you must complete the online SafeChurch training. For our congregation, that is almost everyone. SafeChurch training is required by the diocese every three years. You need to register on the diocesan website https://ecwo.org/safe-church/They will send you an email to set up your personal account with Praesidium, the online learning platform. Once you have your Praesidium…