November 14, 2018

THIS SUNDAY - November 18, 2018
Twenty-Sixth Sunday after  Pentecost

  8:00 am:   Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
10:00 am:   Holy Eucharist,  Rite II    
11:15 am:  No Coffee Class
11:30 am:  Junior SPY
  5:30 pm:   Grace Notes Rehearsal
  6:30 pm:  Senior SPY 
Morning Prayer:  Morning Prayer is said at 9:00 am, Monday - Thursday in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.  All are welcome.

Wednesday Evening:   Celtic-inspired Eucharist and Healing Service,   6:10 pm  in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, after the Wednesday evening community meal.


ECHAD - WE ARE NOT ALONE: Temple Beth Sholom and The Oneness Coalition cordially invite all members of the community to an interfaith worship service offering mutual support in times of indiscriminate violence. Sunday, November 18, 6:30 pm, at Temple Beth Sholom, 1274 Cunningham Lane S., Salem.

ST. ANNE'S GUILD will meet on Monday, November 19th, in the Library at St.Paul's.  Geoff Sasser, our new intern, will be our special guest.  A business meeting and election of officers will follow dessert at 1 pm.  Guests are always welcome.   

ADVENT QUIET DAY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1: The St. Benedict's Guild warmly
invites you to a retreat day of prayer and contemplation at the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist in Portland, Saturday, December 1. Beginning with Eucharist at 8:30a.m., meditations will be offered throughout the day, with abundant opportunity for private reflection, study, or spiritual counsel, concluding about 3:00 p.m. The theme will be Anglican-Benedictine spirituality and intentional community, led by 
Fr. Andy McQuery.

St. Paul's volunteer drivers once delivered gifts to Hallman Elementary School in a snow storm. But the school was closed, so the gifts were delivered to families by:
a) Amazon Prime
b) FedEx
c) UPS                                                    
d) School staff on their own time
All of our Christmas Share families have been accounted for! THANK YOU to all who signed up for families. We are still looking for monetary donations to cover food gift cards so each family can have a delicious Christmas dinner; please consider donating to a family in need (cash or checks are accepted). Please remember to bring in gifts on Dec. 2nd! Gifts should be wrapped and tagged with the person's name and number (for example, John Smith, 20 E). This will help us make sure the right gifts get to the right person. And don't forget to attach your family tag to your bundled gifts! We are also still signing up helper elves to deliver these gifts to the families on Monday, December 10th. If you'd like to be a driver, please call or email Rebecca at 503-481-3961 or answer to quiz: d) school staff on their own time.

100th Birthday Greetings for Edie Badenoch!: Edie will be turning 100 years "young" on December 8th.  You are encouraged to bring a birthday card or greeting to St. Paul's by December 2nd, and leave it in a designated basket, either in the office or in the Narthex on Sundays. Edie is a long time member of St. Paul's Church and is now living in a retirement facility. For questions or more info., call Marge Walling at (503) 580-1374.
When you join us for the coffee hour on Sundays after 10 am worship, you'll see that the Green Cups are back.  
If you are new to St. Paul's, or just want to meet new people, please take a Green Cup for your coffee or tea. The rest of us want to greet you, and this way we'll see you're someone we want to get to know.

Evensong Concert Series - A concert of Advent-themed music for organ will be
presented by Bill Crane on December 2nd, at 4:00 pm, as a part of the May Dudley Memorial Organ Concert. Bill is a Portland-based organist where he substitutes regularly at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Mr. Crane is a native of Missouri and studied organ performance at Florida State University. He also has advanced diplomas from academies in France. He has served Episcopal Churches on the east and west coasts of the United States. Organ music by J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms and Louis-Claude Dacquin will be performed by Mr. Crane following the service of Evensong, which will be sung by the St. Paul's Chamber Singers. The public is invited. Donations to the St. Paul's Music Guild are gratefully accepted.

HOUSING NEEDED FOR ASYLUM SEEKER: Do you have room in your home and your budget to host someone seeking asylum in the United States? Jhonny, from Nicaragua, is currently staying with a family who can afford to support him through November. His case is being handled by Innovation Law Lab and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), and he comes with a glowing referral from his host family. He is learning English through the Mid-Valley Literacy Center and is active in a Methodist congregation here in Salem. St. Paul's is providing Jhonny with Cherriots passes for transportation. For more information, see Fr. Andy.

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Cover Image:   
Archangel Michael, Guariento di Arpo, tempera on panel with gilding, 1350. Guariento worked in Padua, where the influence of Giotto was primary. Like his famous predecessor, Guariento endows his figures with solidity and naturalism. His own highly individual expression is evident in the refined linear technique and limpid color, which anticipate the International Gothic style. Museo Civico, Padua, Italy.
A Spanish prayer: 
Arcangel San Miguel a mi derecha, Arcangel San Gabriel a mi izquierda, 
Arcangel San Rafael a mis espaldas, para que con sus alas me cubran de todo mal 
y Arcangel Uriel al frente de mi para abrirme los caminos y sobre mi la Gloria del Senior. Amen
Archangel St. Michael on my right, Archangel St. Gabriel on my left, Archangel St. Rafael on my back, so that with his wings I cover myself from all evil and Archangel St. Uriel in front of me to open the roads and all around me the Glory of God. Amen.