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St. Fiacre Guild

Are you looking to volunteer at Christ Church?  Our fun and enthusiastic group is inviting you to work with two other members in the Memorial Garden every six weeks for one and a half hours.  No experience necessary!  For more information, contact Patsy Sweet at 503.866.9142.  Thank you. 

Tree House Youth
Tree House Youth group for grades 4-5 gathers this  Sunday February 25th from 12 pm - 2 pm.   We're having sub sandwich, playing games and doing a scavenger hunt.  Please RSVP to  for your child attending.  We welcome your kid's friends too!
First Friday in March
March 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Jerri & Dan Breene will host the first event of the year at their home at 18140 Westminister Lake Oswego on March 2nd from 6 - 8 PM. Please join fellow parishioners for a fun-filled evening including refreshments & a Soup Super.

First Friday is held monthly in parishioners homes from March to December. During the colder months, the menu includes drinks, snacks, soup, bread & dessert. Salads are substituted during the summer. A $7.00 donation is requested to help defray refreshment costs.

Hosts for the upcoming months are needed. Attendance ranges from 25 - 40 attendees. If you are able to host an event, would like to contribute soup or dessert, or would just like information, please contact Coordinator Char White (503) 635-3075.
Stewardship Statements

We're encouraging our members to receive their stewardship statements via email. This Monday, February 12, we mailed your statement via USPS and email. 

Please contact Dale Boss, our bookkeeper,at
if you did not receive your statement by the end of this week.  
Potluck in the Park
Need Volunteers!
"Potluck in the Park needs a number of additional volunteers for our various teams.  We have an immediate need specifically for someone who can pick up our meals, drive them to downtown, help serve, and then bring back pans and containers. 

The process takes from 1:30 to about 5 p.m. This volunteer is needed for the even months of the year (February, April, June, August, October, and December).  

This request is from our Potluck in the Park Team 4 (which indicates that they serve the 4th Sunday of each month).  Please contact John Bacialli at John Bacialli at


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 
This Sunday!
30 Good Minutes for Adults
This week join us after both services as we continue to explore the Book of Common Prayer. This week and next we will examine the Holy Eucharist. The Holy Eucharist is the other primary sacrament for the Anglican communion and includes prayers and practices that are older than Christianity.  

This week our focus is on the Liturgy of the Word.  The conversations will include both history and practice and how indeed our prayer shapes our belief and our living.

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. 
Thursdays are still Quiet.
Maginnis Chapel
open each Thursday

10 am - 1 pm.
You may walk the Labyrinth or sit in silence, meditate on scripture, write a letter to a friend. Use the space as feels holy and necessary for you. At 10 am each week we offer directed pop up worship in the space. Come and See.
Camp Registration is Open!

Summer Camp registration is open for Spirituality and the Arts, Art Fusion and Vacation Bible School.  T he links you need to register will be on our website and Facebook page as well as below.  We look forward to having your kids joining us for some very fun weeks this summer.  
Camp Tilikum registration will be open soon!  

Your  link to register for Spirituality and the Arts and ART Fusion June 25-29:

Your link to register for Vacation Bible School July 16-19

Project Linus

Project Linus continues this Sunday with grade 2-5 during the Sunday School Hour.  Four blankets completed in day one!
The Well, Youth Group

The Well, Youth Group, will not be meeting on the 19 due to Presidents Day. We will resume with our regular schedule on the 26! 

Youth Dinner and a Movie, Saturday, February 24
Come and cook dinner together and relax with a movie! The evening starts at 5:30 and will be done at 8:30. Please send me movie requests, and make sure to RSVP so we know how many to plan for! Hope to see you there. 
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!  

Parish Spring Cleaning Day 
March 17--9:00 am-1:00 pm

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!  

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