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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.
The recorded sermon will be published as soon as it is available.
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Thanks to Dorothy and Clyde Fahlman, our COFFEE HOUR hosts Sunday. If you wish to participate in this ministry, please use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
SHRED/RECYCLE EVENT – Saturday April 23 from 10 am to 2 pm, Raleigh West Shopping Center / 6559 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. It will include Shred Truck as well as recycling for electronic equipment and batteries.
SUNDAY MORNING WE WELCOME Heidi Kohne, our guest organist.
TRANSFORMATIONAL VOICE TECHNIQUES – A 3-hour workshop. This is a wonderful opportunity for Lectors and all who desire to improve their public speaking. TUESDAY, MAY 3, 6 – 9:00pm. in the Ladehoff Room. Presenter, Linda Brice will help you cultivate your vocal awareness and authenticity for speech by learning the basic tools to “align and attune” your voice. Among her varied credentials, Linda is a voice coach for NPR affiliated broadcasters.
HEALING MASSES – NEXT Sunday when our preaching and prayers are all geared toward the healing ministry, and there is a special time of healing prayer, when folks can go to a “station” where clergy and lay members of the healing team offer prayer and anointing while the congregation at large is holding them up in prayer, either silently or with music. You and anyone you know, who might benefit from such prayer, are invited to either the 8:00 or 10:00 service on Sunday May 1.
DREAMS CAN COME TRUE – We are happy to announce the theme for St. John’s 2016 Auction – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on July 16, 2016 in the Oregon Episcopal School Great Hall and Dining Room. The Shakespeare play has many themes including the duality between fantasy and reality – highlighting the imagination and its inventions: dreams, illusions, and poetry. So come join us, bring your friends and family and save the date for what promises to be a fun, summer night. Donation forms are available in the Narthex.
ANDY’S DAILY BREAD –We continue collecting donations for our seminarian, Andy McQuery will a goal of raising $30 a day for “Andy’s Daily Bread”. Make checks out to St John’s and put them in the offering plate or basket in the narthex. Cash can go in the basket.
CONFIRMATIONS at the Cathedral, May 14 at 11am. Bishop Michael will be confirming Lilya Sivertsen and Will Trunzo as well as several other youth from Portland area parishes. You are invited to this beautiful liturgy when Will and Lilya will speak about what confirmations means to them.
SAFEGUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN training will be held at St. Johns next Sat April 30 from 8:30 112:30. It will be a great opportunity for those needing the training to get it and registration is online at http://126.96.36.199/default.aspx?page=3113
NEWS FROM ST. JOHN’S SOCIAL MINISTRIES TEAM
ADULT FORUM NEXT SUNDAY – Pennies to Prosperity is this year’s Diocesan Outreach program. Pennies to Prosperity seeks to raise awareness and funding for small business training, education, and micro finance for those in poverty in areas of limited economic opportunities. Learn more at our forum on Sunday, May 1 following the 10:00am worship service in the Ladehoff Room.
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE EMERGENCY FOOD DRIVE: In cooperation with OES Outreach, we are collecting food donations from April 25 through May 8th for Neighborhood House. All non-perishable foods are welcome. Lower and Middle School students will sort and deliver the donations on Wednesday, May 11 as part of Mt. Hood Climb Service Day.
St. Johns Joins Oregon Episcopal School (OES) to Support Project Second Wind
by SLAC Members of OES:
SLAC (Service-Learning Action Committee) is a student-run committee devoted to service and service learning within the OES community, and reaching out to the larger community with a wide variety of service projects. Coming up in April-May, Project 2nd Wind is our annual food collection drive for our neighbors, Neighborhood House Food Box Program. We partner with other groups to promote our drive and get people excited about bringing in cans and dry goods!
The Food Pantry is located in SW Portland in Multnomah Village. On Mount Hood Climb Service Day, Wednesday, May 11, Lower and Middle 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.