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Faith in Action
We put our faith into action by Sharing the Good News of God, Growing as Christian Disciples, and Responding to the needs of the world through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Thanks to Janet and Bob Loy, our COFFEE HOUR hosts Sunday. If you wish to participate in this ministry, please use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
VACATION RENTAL FUNDRAISER for Social Ministries has begun and continues through September. Emails about these properties are being sent to all parishioners and brochures are available in the Narthex. Contact each property owner on the brochure to set dates of usage and determine your donation to St. John the Baptist. Donations must be made before October 1, 2015. Read more
Take St. John’s Music Ministry to the Next Level! W e need your help. I am thrilled about how the music program at St. John’s has contributed to its growth and vibrancy over the years. From Haydn to the Beatles, from Mozart to Queen, we work hard to make sure our music reaches the hearts and minds of our parishioners and guests. Now, with you help, we have the opportunity to take the St. John’s music program to a new level by introducing an Artists in Residence program that includes up-and-coming local singers! By adding four section leaders/ soloists to our choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), the impact of our musical offerings will grow exponentially. Our outreach to the community will be enhanced as word gets out that St. John’s is the place to go to experience some of the very best music in Portland. Plus, we will be providing a valuable ministry – supporting aspiring professional singers as they move forward in their careers.
On Friday, September 18, at 7:00 pm, we’ll host an exciting evening at St. John’s featuring professional singers along with an opportunity for you to offer your financial support to the upcoming church music season by giving generously in the paddle raise at this event.
This first-of-its-kind event at St. John’s will infuse powerful energy into our mission of making the absolute best music to the Glory of God.
Scot Crandal, Music Director
and the St. John’s Music Department
The recorded sermon for August 23rd is unavailable. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Read more
Sharing the Joy
Father Roberts sermons are amazing (and can be unpredictable). He preaches from the floor and is very engaging. The depth of insight into God's word is just as good as listening to a TED Talk. Sometimes we go home and discuss the sermon over dinner - we never did that before!
Sermons as good as a TED Talk
The music here is amazing. One time it might be classical music, another time it might traditional hymns. What I enjoy the best is our patronal feast day. This year it was a Queen rock mass! I cannot wait to see what will happen next.
We will, we will, rock you!
We strive to find ministry partnerships that enable us to have a larger impact than what we might accomplish on our own. This list of partnerships rotates throughout the year based on our active ministry projects.