August 22, 2018

Pardon our dust!!
We are in the midst o our abatement and flooring project of the Chapel, Chapel Narthex, catwalk, hallway and Sacristies. We plan to be done by the first of September.

Please continue to enter through the office entrance or Meyers' Street entrance on Sundays, until the project is complete. Thank you for your patience and understanding. It will be amazing when completed.

Morning Prayer
For the duration of the chapel renovations, Morning Prayer will be said in the Library,  9:00 am Monday - Thursday . All are welcome.

THIS SUNDAY - August 26, 2018
Fourteenth Sunday after  Pentecost


  8:00 am:   Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 am:   Holy Eucharist,  Rite II
Morning Prayer:  For the duration of the chapel renovations, Morning Prayer will be said in the Library, 9 a.m., Monday-Thursday. All are welcome.

Wednesday Evening:  Celtic-inspired Service is suspended until the fall.


Anglican Identity with Fr. Andy: The Academy for Formation and Mission, a program of the Diocese of Oregon, offers a six-session course this fall on Anglican Identity, covering the history, theology, ecclesiology, and piety of the Anglican tradition, with special attention to the expressions of the Episcopal Church, taught by Fr. Andy! Classes will be held from  8:45-11:45 am  on Saturdays,  Sep. 22 Oct. 13 & 27 Nov. 17 Dec. 15 , and  Jan. 5 , at St. Francis of Assisi in Wilsonville. Enrollment is limited. Tuition is $230 (plus texts). For more information and to apply, please visit

Sometimes we wish summer could last FOR-EV-ER, but every good thing must come to an end. That's why St. Paul's Adult Ministry (SPAM) is celebrating the end of summer by hosting a Family Movie Night on August 26 at 6 pm. We will be watching "The Sandlot" in the St. Paul's Amphitheatre, better known as the courtyard. Bring the whole family, some blankets and your own dinner if you want. We will provide popcorn along with root beer floats. Invite your friends! Everyone is welcome.If you have questions, contact Amy Goerger at

St. Clare's Guild will meet  Tuesday, September 4 at 1:00 pm.  Charlene Robbins will present a program on the original Star Spangled Banner and her family's connection to it.  All interested persons are welcome to attend.  If you are not a member of St. Clare's Guild and plan to attend, please call Sarah Lingle at 503-967-6548, so that sufficient chairs are set up, and the Hostesses for the meeting have enough refreshments for all!  Depending on the number of people expected the meeting may be in the library or in the Parish Hall.

Fall Rummage Sale:   The fall rummage sale is in coming up in October. Don
ations will be accepted October 12-14, set-up October 15-17 and the public sale October 18-20.  Start cleaning out your closets and box up things for the rummage sale.  Without your donations there will be nothing to sell!  Please remember that we no longer accept electronic equipment, any furniture with particle board components, really large, heavy furniture, or mattresses. All items should be clean and unbroken.

Volunteers are needed to help with all phases of the sale.  This is the St. Paul's Episcopal Church's rummage sale, not just the St. Clare's Guild rummage sale, and ALL VOLUNTEERS are welcome, whether members of St. Clare's Guild or not.  Men as well as women are needed. St. Clare's values all of the volunteers.  The sale helps support a number of programs within the church and the wider Salem community.  We can't do this without you.

Annual Parish Picnic:  Mark your calendar
........It's time for the Annual Parish Picnic!!!   Sunday, September 9 th,   11:30am, after "Mass on the Grass" in Bush Park (across the street from St. Paul's).  St. Paul's will provide  Fried and Baked Chicken, beverages, plates, utensils, and napkins.    Please bring a salad, side dish, or dessert of your choice.  If your last name begins with the letter A-F, bring a salad; G-M, bring a side dish, and N-Z, bring a dessert.  Now you don't want to miss this!!  Great food and fun for all.

Book Study Group continues into the Fall.  You are invited to join our weekly Wednesday night meetings.  The group meets from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Our current book is The Dream of God by Verna Dozier. We read a section of a book and then discuss.   Insightful questions spur growth and renewal.  We attempt to use a Contemplative Dialogue format.  No experience necessary!  Come join us.  Room 108.

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training:  Your community needs your help. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains volunteers to assist their communities when a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community's professional response. Become a member by contacting the City of Salem Fire Department's Emergency Manager.  St.  Paul's will be hosting CERT training in September and October.  All CERT classes require pre-registration.  Training is scheduled for Tuesday evenings:  September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, and October 23 from 6 to 9 pm at St. Paul's.  To register, contact Lola Hackett at

Food Bank:  Jason Lee Food Bank needs more egg cartons and paper bags.  Please bring them to the church and put them in one of the food bank boxes, in the Narthex or the Office  The Jason Lee Food Bank  is very appreciative of all the food that is donated by the people of St. Paul's.

Pop-Up Summer SPY: Follow us on Instagram @SPYgram1444 for upcoming SPY events and to see what we're up to this summer! Regular SPY group meetings are on a break for the summer; we will meet again when the school years begins.

Library Checkout Policy: St. Paul's is blessed to have a beautiful 
library full of wonderful and interesting books! But they're not meant to be decorative. We wantyou to know this is a resource available for you to enrich your studies and your faith journey. Do you see a book that interests you? Take it home and read it! Just bring it back when you're done. No cards, no forms, no due dates. We trust you.

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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 and click "Church Forms" on the homepage, then click Prayer List Request. 

Cover Image:   The Last Supper, Made in Cologne, Germany or Netherlands, ca. 1500-1530, limestone with traces of polychromy. This scene of the Last Supper clearly shows each disciple, including Judas, who is seen at the lower right clutching his bag of money, as he was the keeper of the communal purse, and likely also a reference to the money he would receive for betraying Jesus. The elaborate and detailed carving indicates that the sculpture came from an important ecclesiastical setting, possibly in Cologne Cathedral. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum, NYC.