News & Announcements

News & Announcements

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.

A Note from the Rector: The Music We Love

On the 1st Sunday of March, we gathered as a community over a pot of soup, salad, and bread for our first Lunch & Chat. It was a wonderful time of listening to one another and delving into how we experience music, our topic of the day, as a part of our life together in God. The goal was, in part, to learn to trust one another in conversation, something we sometimes struggle with as a community. It was also an opportunity for me get a sense of how we feel about music in our community, and where we want to go. In this letter, I want to reflect back to you what I learned, giving you a sense of what we are going to do with this information.

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.

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.…

Tree of Life: Rosemary Anderson

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: Opportunities Kitchen

St. Philip’s Tree of Life is our effort to give back to those organizations that benefit our community, a commitment we made as a part of our 2019 Annual Budget. This month, we are giving to Opportunities Kitchen, an employment exposure program for Portland Metro Area’s Opportunity Youth which uses the Food Industry and Trades as a medium for career development.

Rector’s Note: Giving of Ourselves

As a part of our 2019 Annual Budget, as a parish we approved a 10% tithe of our expected income as Outreach. Outreach means any resources used to support activity and ministry outside of our immediate Parish needs: the Deacon’s Dining Hall, food to elderly shut-ins, or gas to travelers in need, supporting social and political issues we are committed to as a parish, such as the “Lift Every Voice” campaign. We already actively support the Deacon’s Dining Hall and…
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