Announcements

Announcements

Announcements and updates from St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon.

Rector’s Note: Building Neighbors

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.

Making time for our children

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.

Packing with Dignity!

Backpacks hold more than school books and hiking gear! A generous and faithful group of women from St. Philip the Deacon have been sewing and filling 200 string backpacks with personal care items for men and women.  The brainchild of Viola Horton, each bag is filled with the specific needs of men and women in mind. The completed bags are then sent to the HIV Day Center run by the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.  Thanks to seamstresses Viola Horton, Sarah…

Invitation from the Commission to End Racism

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 ( mjmontgomery443@yahoo.com )…

The People’s Pantry Needs You!

Volunteers wanted for emergency “shopping style” food pantry operations. The Hand Up Project operates The Peoples Pantry, a “shopping style” emergency food pantry.   St Philip the Deacon hosts The Peoples Pantry on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Peoples Pantry also operates out of the Q Center on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. The Peoples Pantry is looking to expand its presence at St. Philip the Deacon by offering weekly shopping. Additional volunteers…

Celebrate & Evaluate Our Actions Removing Barriers To Affordable Housing- June 10, 6:30pm!

WE’RE ALMOST THERE!Portland City Council Commissioners will vote on the first package of zoning code and map change amendments for removing barriers to the building of affordable housing on faith community land, Wednesday, June 10th at 11am.(Click here for council meeting link info) CELEBRATE & EVALUATEOUR COLLECTIVE WORK AND ACTIONSLEAVEN COMMUNITY COALITION COHORT GATHERINGJUNE 10, 20206:30-8 PMRegister to receive meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuc-qopz8iEtYrHQyxNC5_y207sfnqP3-J  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting fromCovenant Presbyterian Church Land and Housing Coalition Celebration Confirmation  Search…

May Housing Coalition Meeting

MAY COHORT GATHERINGLAND & HOUSING COALITIONWEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 20206:30-8PM by Zoom (see login info below) There has been drama getting the code and zoning changes passed that will remove barriers for building of affordable housing on faith stewarded land. We are almost there. Despite our testimony at the May14th City Council meeting, the issue of including the word “affordable housing” resurfaced. Subsequent meetings with policy advisors for the Mayor and Commissioners have shone a spotlight on how power and systems work. We are learning how to…

Act from Home for Homes!

Act from Home for Homes! Portland City commissioners will be voting May 14th on proposed code and zoning amendments that will remove barriers to affordable housing development on faith community land. Show your support from home by calling and submitting online testimony. Join us to learn how!

Celebrating the Triduum

While Easter is every Sunday, the Great Three Days—the Triduum—are like one great Sunday. We have created a service booklet that allows you to pray the three central days of the Christian year at home or with family. The Maundy Thursday liturgy is designed to be done over a meal, or after, as you choose. Good Friday and the Easter Vigil will be celebrated via Zoom.

Palm Sunday Liturgy

Join us online at 10am for Palm Sunday Liturgy. We will join via video the Diocesan Blessing of the Palms, and continue with Morning Prayer, and then share coffee hour.

Celebrating Holy Week

Right now, Holy Week is almost upon us, a week we will spend at home. While this may seem strange to us, many of our Lenten and Holy Week practices began in the homes of early Christians, and only later grew into the magnificent services to which we have grown accustomed. At St. Philip, we will start by gathering over Zoom to celebrate the Liturgy of the Palms, and join with our sisters, brothers and friends across our Diocese throughout the week.

St. Philip Advocates for Zone Changes!

St. Philip and the Leaven Community Land and Housing Coalition EIGHTY Leaven Community Land and Housing Coalition members and supporters showed up at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s public hearing on zoning code amendments on February 9th. We gathered in the building lobby, sang, had 1 to 1’s, and prayed. Coalition members from Ainsworth UCC, First Immanuel Lutheran, Leaven Community/Salt & Light Lutheran, Portsmouth Union, St Philip the Deacon Episcopal and Warner Pacific University gave powerful public testimonies, rooted in their stories, to the commissioners. The Commission’s Next…

SACRED GROUND

A FILM-BASED DIALOGUE SERIES ON RACE AND FAITH  St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church is hosting a free dialogue series for white people to discuss race, grounded in faith. Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith.  Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. Sacred Ground Who: White people committed to attending…

Tree of Life: Race Talks

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…

Tree of Life: MIKE Program

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…

Sing More, Talk Less!

Sue McDowell, Elizabeth Schroeder, Cynthia Faust and Mtr. Maria attended a Music that Makes Community workshop in Cincinnati from September 25-28 (checkout the pictures!). The trip was sponsored in large part by a generous grant from Province 8 of the national church. The workshop was co-hosted by St. Simon of Cyrene and Christ Church, Glendale. St. Simon hosted us the first evening, providing a delicious meal followed by a Community Sing led by workshop facilitators Michael Atty, Monica Marie, Chanda Rule, and Paul Vasile.…
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