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The Herald February/March 2018 Edition
February 10, 2018.

Your News & Updates
Imposition of Ashes
& Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, February 14

We invite you to an observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word from the Ash Wednesday liturgy, BCP 265

Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, February 14
* 12 noon & 7 pm,Nave
* 6 pm, Maginnis Chapel for families & children


William Temple House, has been an Outreach Ministry of Christ Church for the past 65 years. New and gently used, clean coats are now being collected for The William Temple House until Palm Sunday, March 25,. Please bring your coats to the church 

Lent is the season of preparation for Easter. Traditionally, Christians have observed Lent by praying, fasting and alms giving (an archaic term that means generosity towards others). We invite you and those you love to join us as we observe this holy season and prepare our hearts and our lives for Easter. Check out the many resources for Lent at

Change for Change 
Give your change for William Temple House for their work to change the world. William Temple House has since 1965 worked to provide food and clothing, spiritual and emotional support for many in Portland. Christ Church Parish has been a partner with William Temple since their earliest days. Your change helps them to continue in this work. 

A devotional that contains this Change for Change activity is available for all ages.

Change for Change templates to create your own box can be found in the Narthex. 
Trivia night is over and we have a winner! 

15 teams joined in with lots of people cheering them on.  Over the course of many
of hard questions, " 4 of a Kind",  with Meg and Bill Knopf, Jim Ruhwedel and Carolee Starbuck won.  They will share the simulated  crystal trophy for the year, and, of course, bragging rights. 
It was a great evening and thank you to all who attended and worked so hard to make it fun.
This Sunday! Opening the Prayer Book:  your introduction  to the 
Book of Common Prayer &
and how we pray with it!.

We will meet February [11,18,25] and March [4,11,18].  30 Good Minutes for Adults focuses on the The Book of Common Prayer. Since 1549 the Prayer Book has changes but it has continued to guide and direct worship and our common live and prayer. We hope you will join us to explore and practice using the Prayer Book. Come and see in this year of our lord 2018 that our Prayer book is still relevant! We promise.
30 Good Minutes for Youth

We meet after the 10:00 am service in the youth room. We spend time talking about the gospel reading for the day, and reflect on the sermon...or just catch up with each  other! 

We meet at the same time adults have their 30 Good Minutes in Cummins Hall. 
Women in Spirituality

Women in Spirituality will hear Barbara Tennant speak tomorrow on Yoga and the philosophy of mindfulness.  

We meet noon to 1:30 in the Guild Room, sack lunch optional, coffee and tea provided, friendship guaranteed!  

For more information contact Marilyn Depew
Parish Mardi Gras Party:
February 13
Last Chance to
Get Mardi Gras Tickets! 

Party is next Tuesday at 5:30 PM. Don't forget to buy tickets in Cummins Hall this Sunday after both services. This is our high school mission trip fundraiser and you'll have a chance to meet the team traveling down to Houston to help with the hurricane relief work. Tickets for the party are $10/adult, $5/child (ages 4-18), 3 and under eat for free. Come and support the youth and enjoy some awesome pancakes!! 
Building and Grounds Committee Seeking New Members!
We have a vision to reach our goal to balance our parish budget this year. Don't have the dough? I bet you have the time and energy! Volunteers are needed for general maintenance of the church. 
Be a sweetheart and have your name to us by February 14. Send your name to John Bacialli at or Donna Lowe at

Building and Grounds Committee Next Meeting!  
Join us at our next meeting on February 27, from 6:30-7:30 pm here at church in the conference room. Come find out about future projects such as updating the Undercroft and Bride's bathroom!  You don't have to be a member to attend the meeting, just come to find out more about helping this fun group!  

Save the Date  
Our Parish Spring Cleaning Day has been officially scheduled on Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

We need your help!  Join us on as we clean our facility and prepare our church inside and out to welcome visitors for Easter! The jobs will vary in difficulty. We will have work available for everyone. If you cannot stay the whole time, just come whenever you're available.
The Next Coming Baptisms 
for all ages occurs on Easter. Classes are offered for adults and children to prepare for this Holy Sacrament. Those interested in Baptism for themselves or their children should contact Rev. Iain Stanford at

Our next set of Baptism classes are March 4, 11, and 18, 2018.  Contact Rev. Iain Stanford at for more information!  

Race & Place: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 
7:00pm to  8:30pm

City Hall Council Chambers, 380 A Avenue

In "Good Morning, Midnight," Sully and her colleagues in the spacecraft Aether were experts from all over the world: South Africa, Russia, India and the United States. Their diversity was clearly a strength.  

Join facilitators Anita Yap and Traci Price for the Race and Place: Racism and Resilience in Oregon's Past and Future conversation as we look at the history of racism in Portland and talk about how diversity and inclusion can create thriving communities. Sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Being A Better Ally... 
White Ally Toolkit Workshop

with Dr. David Campt

Testimonial: "David made it really wasn't about shame and guilt. It was teaching us how to be effective allies in a way that felt very personal and inclusive."

Three opportunities to learn with David (Register at links below)

The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping white folks have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem. Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this three-hour interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills for using your own racial background as a tool to advance racial equity.

Dr. David Campt worked for the White House on the Clinton Administration's Commission on Race. He is a national expert on dialogue and race relations. He was called to Charlottesville after the violence there this summer. 

Questions?  206.849.9170  or

Grief Recovery Weekend

A Weekend for those grieving the loss of a marriage by death, divorce or permanent separation, will be held February 23 -25 in Milwaukie, near Clackamas Town Center.

The retreat consists of presentations by Beginning Experience team members, periods for private personal reflection, and sharing in small groups. The cost of $195 includes lodging for 2 nights in a double room, meals and resource materials. Single rooms are available for an additional $20.

For more information, please contact Judith by phone: 503-949-4592 or email

If you long for community.
If you are in need of comfort.
If you seek challenge.
Christ Church Episcopal Parish is here for you.