JANUARY 31, 2018

THIS SUNDAY - February 4, 2018
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany


  8:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
   9:45 am: Children's Formation 
10:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30 a.m: No coffee class this week
  5:30 pm: Grace Notes
  6:30 pm: High School SPY

Morning Prayer: 9:00 am -  Monday thru Thursday - Chapel of the Good Shepherd
Wednesday Evening 6:00 pm Celtic-inspired Service - Chapel of the Good Shepherd


Stewardship Update: We have received a number of pledges recently, but we aren't there yet. We need an additional $54,530 to fund our mission and ministries.
Can you help us? Please fill out a pledge card or make your pledge on our website:   
www.stpaulsoregon.org .

Paint Nite! There are still tickets available, but you must purchase them from the Paint Night website at www.paintnite.com by Friday, February 2, or contact Amy Goerger at amygoerger@stpaulsoregon.org. Join us for an evening of fantastic fundraising fun on 
February 3 at 7:00 pm. Bring your favorite person to St. Paul's and paint your hearts out! No painting experience required. A local artist will be there to guide you as you create your Fall Tree Road masterpiece. All painting materials will be supplied. Delicious drinks and desserts will be served. This is a very fun, adults-only event and limited tickets are available (50). Tickets are $45/person. Proceeds from this event will help support the Parish Life Ministry as well as the Children and Youth Ministries. Purchase your tickets at  www.paintnite.com  today!   Contact Amy Goerger at amygoerger@stpaulsoregon.org with questions or for more information about the event.

St. Paul's Music Guild Concert: The 2017 Evensong   Concert series continues on February 4.  The Blind Boys of Alabama will bring their unique style of gospel music to St. Paul's. They will be accompanied by a rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar and drums.  There is no service of Evensong this day.  Please note the 2:30 p.m. start time  
(Ticket required - please see Dr. Paul Klemme or 
come to the church office  Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.)

Wednesday Night Supper and Service: Are you looking for a Lenten prayer
discipline? Consider joining us  Wednesday evenings at  6:00 pm in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd for our Celtic-themed healing Eucharists. These quiet, small-scale, candle-lit, elegant services with beautiful music serve as a prayerful oasis of stillness and peace in our often chaotic lives, and last about 45 minutes. Anointing with sacred oil for healing prayers is available every week. We invite you also to our weekly parish suppers, a healthy and delicious meal served at  5:15 pm in the parish hall (suggested: $3/individual, $10/family).

Morning Prayer Continues:  The Office of Daily Morning Prayer is said  Monday- Thursday at  9:00 am in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. A staple of distinctly Anglican worship, Morning Prayer is composed of patterns and prayers from ancient monastic sources and includes psalms and other Bible readings. Quiet and simple, our Morning Prayer services usually last about 25 minutes. All are welcome, no experience required; we'll be happy to help you learn how to use the Book of Common Prayer! Highly recommended as a Lenten discipline.

Shrove Tuesday: 
For years Christians have celebrated the end of Epiphany with a Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) Pancake supper. Come help us eat the fats the Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors serve as we prepare for the beginning of Lent on Shrove Tuesday, February 13, 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday is the day to eat up your household's fats before Ash Wednesday and Lent arrive (the next day).

in the main Sanctuary, and 7:00 pm in main Sanctuary.

Disaster Pre paredness Calendar:  Using the calendar you can assemble and emerge ncy supplies kit in small affordable steps over six months. Items for week 10: Hardware Store: waterproof portable container for important papers, battery-powered radio, wrench to turn off utilities. Action Steps:  make sure everyone in the house knows where to find gas and water meter shut-off valves and how to turn them on, attach a wrench near each shutoff valve so it is there when needed. For the entire calendar see handouts at church or: or   Emergency Preparedness Calendar .

Want to have an announcement in the E-Board? 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:  
Creation of the World (detail), tempera and gold on wood. Giovanni di Paolo, 1445. This masterpiece of Sienese painting combines Giovanni di Paolo's exquisite visionary effects and narrative detail. The picture presents a vision reminiscent of that described by the great Florentine poet Dante in "The Divine Comedy." The universe is shown as a celestial globe, with the earth at the center surrounded by a series of concentric circles representing first the four elements, the known planets (including the sun, in accordance with medieval and Renaissance cosmology), and finally the constellations of the zodiac. Presiding over the scene of Creation is a medieval image of God the Father, bathed in a glowing celestial light as he is borne aloft by seraphim.This panel was originally part of the predella (the lowermost horizontal component) of Giovanni di Paolo's "Guelfi Altarpiece," formerly in the Church of San Domenico in Siena (now Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence). Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.