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!

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…

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 will send you an email to set up your personal account with Praesidium, the online learning platform. Once you have your Praesidium…

The Intersection between White Supremacy and Antisemitism: Online Panel Discussion

On May 10th from 5:30-7pm, The Episcopal Church in Western Oregon Engaging Racial Justice Working Group is sponsoring an online panel discussion examining the Intersection between White Supremacy and Antisemitism. The discussion will be moderated by the Rev’d Jeanne Kalszewski. Contact the Working Group for more information: Register online at Rabbi Ariel Stone: Rabbi Ariel Stone is the spiritual leader at Congregation Shir Tikvah in Portland. She is the first female rabbi to be the head of a…

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…

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…

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…

Clothes Closet

Fall is coming and we’re building up the clothes closet in anticipation of cooler weather. All clean clothes in good repair are welcome, but we always have a particular need for shoes and new socks for adults. We currently open the closet for guests during the Saturday Deacon’s Table, but you can drop your donations off any time. Contact Vivian Childs if you have questions.

VBS: Tree of Healing

Vacation Bible School: Tree of Healing Dates: June 20-24 Location: Salt & Light Lutheran Church/Leaven Community, 5431 NE 20th Avenue Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm Before and After care available.