January 30, 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 3, 2019
The Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany

  8:00 am:   Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
10:00 am:   Holy Eucharist,  Rite II
No Coffee Class   
11:30 am:   Middle School SPY
  5:30 pm:   Grace Notes
  6:30 pm:  High School SPY

Wednesday Evening:   Celtic-inspired Healing Eucharist, 6:10 pm in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.  All are welcome. 


SOLD OUT. Tickets for the King's Singers Concert on Sunday, February 3 are sold out.

WORD ARTICLES  Articles for the Spring, 2019 Edition of The Word are due by February 6, 2019. Please send articles to  stpauls@stpaulsoregon.org.   Pictures to go with the articles are always appreciated.

TREE OF LIFE AFGHAN PROJECT:   When  Yarns by Design , an Oakmont yarn shop, launched the Tree of Life Afghan Project after a horrific shooting at the Squirrel Hill synagogue to show support for those who worshipped there, the response was overwhelming. By early December, more than 1,000 knitted or crocheted squares had arrived from across the globe. N ow volunteers will be working to complete the project by seaming the squares into an estimated 50 blankets.  St. Paul's very own Mother Anne Emry has contributed a square for this project.  You can read more about the project at Tree of Life Blanket Project Article.    

SAVE THE DATE!  February 17th St. Paul's Chili Cook-off sponsored by St. Paul's Youth.  Please mark your calendars for this deliciously fun opportunity to support the youth of St. Paul's! Entry and tasting are $5/person or $10/family. If you have an amazing chili recipe you'd like to  enter in the contest please contact Amy Goerger.

INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY OPPORTUNITY,  February 10-17, 2019:   Four families, consisting of six adults and eight children between the ages of 1-12 will soon be joining us for our Interfaith Hospitality hosting week, February 10-17. Evening and overnight hosts are still needed to make them welcome. Please contact Michelle Deister at 503-930-7888 or michelledeister@hotmail.com to volunteer. If you want to help but are new to this ministry, don't be shy - Michelle can pair you with an experienced volunteer. Your support for these families and your Interfaith Hospitality ministry team is so important. Bless you!Please contact Michelle Deister at 503-930-7888 or   michelledeister@hotmail.com  to volunteer, or look for her in the Narthex after the 10:00 a.m. service. 

NEWS FROM THE VESTRY. The Vestry held its first meeting of the year with clergy welcoming the four newly elected members:  Bill Rivoire, Judy Rankin, Mary Kim Wood, and Toni Phipps.   Mike Knudson was elected as Clerk of the Vestry, Kathy Gordon as Treasurer and Mike Litchfield agreed to the second year of his two-year term as Jr. Warden. Toni Phipps has agreed to be Sr. Warden. 

Vestry will engage in a retreat to be held the weekend of February 22-23.  The gathering will be facilitated by The Rev. Ann Hallisey, who will guide the Vestry in identifying long range goals that reflect St. Paul's mission and values.  The time will also offer an opportunity for Vestry members to get better acquainted with each other as they interact, brainstorm and problem solve.  I very much look forward to this opportunity.  More to come.  Toni Phipps, Senior Warden  

FOOD BANK:  We need a sub. to pick up heavy cases of food from Winco and deliver it to the Jason Lee Food Bank, when I am not available to do so. If you are interested in helping, please get in touch with me. Doug Carney at (503)363-2757 or
salemcarney@comcast.net .  Thank you.

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Volunteers are need in our Refugee Nursery and Preschool Class. We are so grateful that our class has grown.  We now have two very young babies. We are looking for "Baby holders".  You will assist with holding the babies, feeding  and taking them to the next level, like sitting.  We welcome your help with crafts and the other children as well.  We will work with any limitations that you may foresee.  The class hours are 10:00 am to 12:00 pm  Monday thru Thursday.  Pick a day or more if you like.  We welcome all helpers.  Please contact Melissa Hand 503-51-5698. You are welcome to stop by the class and check it out at anytime.



Proceeds from the 48th Annual Lasagna Lunch will help support Assistance League of Salem-Keizer's service programs. Last year, programs enriched the lives of more than 37,000 children and home bound adults in our community. Please consider supporting these programs while you enjoy a delicious lunch with friends and co-workers!"

Announcements: Want t o have an announcement in the E-Board or bulletin? Send announcements to stpauls@stpaulsoregon.org by  Wednesday morning if you would like to have an announcement included.

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:    Jesus in the Synagogue at Capernaum, Circa 11th century, fresco, fresco in former choir in the Lambach Abbey Benedictine monastery, Lambach, Austria. Capernaum (kə-PUR-nee-əm; meaning "Nahum's village" in Hebrew) was a fishing village established during the time of the Hasmoneans, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It had a population of about 1,500. Archaeological excavations have revealed two ancient synagogues built one over the other. A house which was turned into a church by the Byzantines is said to be the home of Saint Peter.