February 20, 2019


Community Dinner at 5:15 pm -  Parish Hall

Celtic-inspired Healing Eucharist at 6:15 pm -
Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Book study group at 7:00 pm - Room 108

This Sunday, February 24, 2019
The Seventh Sunday After the Epiphany

  8:00 am:   Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
10:00 am:   Holy Eucharist,  Rite II
11:30 am:   Coffee Class: Children's Ministries
  5:30 pm:   Grace Notes
Wednesday Evening:   Celtic-inspired Healing Eucharist, 6:10 pm in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.  All are welcome. 


BRING US YOUR PALMS!  Palms distributed last year on Palm Sunday should be returned to the church to make the ashes for this year's Ash Wednesday observance. Bring your palms on Sunday, February 27 or Sunday, March 3. We will burn them together as part of our Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration on March 5.

March 3, 4:00 pm.  Jean-David Coen will offer a recital on the nine-foot Yamaha grand piano at St. Paul's.  Professor Coen is Artist in Residence at Willamette University in Salem.  His recital will include works by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, and Olivier Messiaen.  Piano performance degrees are from the Paris Conservatory, Julliard, Yale, and the University of Southern California.  Teachers include Adele Marcus, Jeanne Marie Darre, Claude Frank,  Sacha Gorodnitzki, and John Perry.  The St. Paul's Chamber Singers will sing the service of Evensong, which begins at 4:00 pm.  Contributions to the Music Guild are appreciated at the door.  


HELP US EAT UP THE BUTTER!! Please join us for our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on  Tuesday, March 5 from  5:00 - 7 pm. St Paul's has hosted Fat Tuesday 
dinn ers for at least 40 years (does anyone remember exactly when we started?). What a wonderful way to share the end of Epiphany and the start of Lent with our parish family. Pancakes, butter, applesauce, sausage, all for only $5 for those 12 and older, $3 for under 12, FREE if you are 3 or under, with a maximum of $15 for a family.

ASH WEDNESDAY: Services for Ash Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 am in the Chapel and 12:10 pm and 7:00 pm in the Church.

SALEM-KEIZER HOMELESS COMMUNITY CONNECT:  March 26, Salem First Baptist Church.     St. Paul's is a proud sponsor of this local initiative coordinated by the Salem Leadership Foundation. Last year's event assisted 436 of our neighbors experiencing homelessness or other forms of critical insecurity. Scheduled this year for March 26, organizers are seeking volunteers as well as donations of cash and other items, including sleeping bags, tents, socks, etc. For more information and ways to help, please visit the Salem Leadership Foundation website:    https://www.salemlf.org/connect2019/

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Online Prayer Request Form:  We have an online prayer request form available on our website. You can click the link above to submit a name. You can also visit  www.stpaulsoregon.org and click "Church Forms" on the homepage, then click Prayer List Request. 

Cover Image:   
Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers, Peter von Cornelius, 1816-17, Fresco, repainted with Tempera. In 1855 Théophile Gautier wrote that Cornelius "enjoyed a celebrity such as few artists enjoy in their lifetime", adding that he was admired "as if he were already dead". At the beginning of the 19th century Germany had no national school of art. Paintings and sculpture created in Germany at the time was regarded as inferior to that of Italy, and in the rest of Europe. Yet in less than half a century Cornelius founded a great school, revived mural painting, and put Munich on the map of the art world. In his teaching, Cornelius inculcated a close and rigorous study of nature--not constantly making studies from life. He encouraged the study of nature with an inquiring and scientific spirit. Study nature, he said, in order that you may become acquainted with its essential forms. This fresco created for the Casa Bartholdy (Rome) is in the collection of Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen in Berlin.