October 17, 2018

THIS SUNDAY - October 21, 2018
Twenty-Second Sunday after  Pentecost


  8:00 am:   Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
10:00 am:   Holy Eucharist,  Rite II
                   (No Coffee Class)
  5:30 pm:   Grace Notes Rehearsal
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.

No Coffee Class

St. Paul's Christmas Share Ministry:  How many families and individuals did Christmas Share support in 2017?
a)       26 individuals in 6 families
b)      55 individuals in 11 families
c)       158 individuals in 31 families
d)      900 individuals in 147 families

Each year St. Paul's adopts about 30 families for the Christmas season. This is done by buying gifts for each family and providing a food voucher for Christmas dinner. We are looking for parishioners to adopt families. Can't sponsor a family this year? Monetary donations are welcome to purchase food vouchers (cash or checks are gladly accepted; checks should be made out to St. Paul's Church, with a note on the memo line indicating it is for Christmas Share) and delivery drivers are needed! Please consider supporting a family this year or donating your time to this worthy cause. To adopt a family, sign up in the Narthex before and after the 10:00 am service on October 28, November 4, and November 11 or contact Rebecca Mayer (503-481-3961) or Shasta Barnes (541-508-0306) to help out!
Answer: c) 158 individuals in 31 families

Poinsettia Fundraiser: The annual SPY (St. Paul's Youth) poinsettia fundraiser will begin taking orders this Sunday! Don't miss this opportunity to purchase these beautiful plants from Egan Gardens in support of the children and youth ministries here at St. Paul's. Poinsettias will be available for pick-up on the first Sunday in Advent December 2nd. Place your order in the narthex on Sunday mornings or contact Amy Goerger                                                  at  amygoerger@stpaulsoregon.org. Thank you!

Giving with Gratitude: This is the time of year in the life of the church that we give special attention to stewardship. Turning in our pledge cards is an important way to give. There are many ways to teach our children and youth that we are called to give back to God a portion of what we have been blessed with in our lives. Making food donations to those who are in need is one way to tangibly show children that we are blessed to be a blessing! Throughout the month of October, the children and youth will be taking a special collection of food for the Jason Lee Food Bank. Parents and families are encouraged to help children and youth bring food items to be collected in designated bins located in the both the chapel and sanctuary narthexes. Share what you can!

SPY Sunday Funday: This Sunday, October 21, St. Paul's youth grades 6-12 will visit E.Z. Orchards for some Harvest Festival fun! We will leave from the church after the 10:00 am service and return by 4:00 pm. There is no cost to attend this event and all are welcome! Please bring donations for the Jason Lee Food Bank as the Children and Youth ministries focus on Giving with Gratitude throughout the month of October. Contact Amy Goerger for more information. 

ALL HALLOWS' EVE: Join us at 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd for a special, spooky Eucharist! Instead of our usual Celtic-inspired service, we will enjoy this opportunity to observe the Episcopal Church's official liturgy for Halloween, featuring ghost stories from scripture in a vigil-mass for the Feast of All Saints. All ages (and costumes!) welcome!

All Souls Day, November 11, 2018.  On All Souls Day each year the parish of St. Paul's remembers and prays for those family, friends, and loved ones who departed this life in the last year.  Please  inform the church of the names of those you want remembered by calling the church office at (301) 362-3661 or by emailing stpauls@stpaulsoregon.org no later than noon on November 8.

Fundraiser for The Haley's Heroes Foundation.  Haley Pollman is 9 years old.  She is the daughter of Dean and Melissa Pollman, who were married at St. Paul's in 2006, and the granddaughter of parishioners Lizz and Martin Loring.
A year ago, this bright, energetic, and joyful child was diagnosed with   Batten Disease CLN1, a rare neurodegenerative disease that primarily impacts children. Those diagnosed will lose their sight, motor skills, speech, and ultimately life. They will have seizures and lose all that makes them who they are. There is no cure or treatment for the CLN1 variant. The doctors told Dean and Melissa to go home and make memories because nothing could be done to save Haley.   

However, the Pollmans chose to fight for hope. They  created The Haley's Heroes Foundation ( https://haleysheroesfoundation.org/ ) to fund and find a cure for Batten Disease CLN1. Gene replacement therapy has proven to be effective in other neurodegenerative diseases. The cost of research is high but the Pollmans aren't giving up hope. 
Mod Pizza is supporting the cause with a pizza fundraiser on November 15, 2018. 20% of all purchases made by those with the flyer on that day will go straight to finding a cure. 
For additional questions or donations please contact the website at:

Wednesday Afternoon Activities.   Our craft room got a remodel! On Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:15 pm the gym and craft room are open for play. The bright and fun craft room has been freshly painted and stocked with new art materials for children to tap into their creativity. Special thanks go out to Anne Martz a
nd Simon Staples for their help with this project! Please note that parents/guardians are responsible for supervising their own children. This is a great time for kids to play and pa
rents to connect! Choir practices for children grades K-12 take place during this time. Stay for a delicious community dinner beginning at 5:15 pm and Celtic-inspired healing Eucharist at 6:10pm. Come check it out! All are welcome!   

FIREWOOD FOR SALE.    Now that the weather has changed, it's time to think of colder weather. We, the St. Joseph's Guild aka The Woodcutters,  have firewood available. You can order softwood, hardwood, or a mix of both. We sell the wood by the truck load which is about 1/3 of a cord. It is $100 for softwood and $125 for hardwood. When you place your order, be sure and tell us what type of device you'll be using to burn the firewood. We have wood in different sizes so we can fit your device. Please call Gary Brandt at 503-428-7169, Martin Loring at 503-551-1515, or the church office at 503-362-3661. We make our deliveries on Tuesday mornings.   All the profits from wood sales goes to St. Paul's and other organizations in Salem. We are always looking for new members and you don't have to have a truck or chainsaw to join.

Evensong Concert Series -  Every three years St. Paul's Episcopal Church hosts a
handbell festival. This year nine choirs from the Willamette Valley will come to the church and learn from master conductor Cathy Moklebust. Cathy is an internationally recognized composer and conductor for handbells. She will clinic the groups in massed as well as individual settings on Saturday, November 3rd. The groups will then return to present a concert on November 4 at 4:00 pm in Steinberg Hall (gym) at St. Paul's. The choirs will perform sacred handbell music individually and as a massed choir under the direction of Ms. Moklebust. There is no service of Evensong this day. The public is welcome. Donations to the St. Paul's Music Guild are appreciated at the door.

St. Paul's To Host Interfaith Hospitality Guests Over Thanksgiving
One of the best ways to Give Thanks is to help and share with others. An opportunity to do so is coming right to our doorstep, at a most meaningful time of year! Don't miss the opportunity to make Thanksgiving a truly meaningful celebration. 
It's become an annual tradition for St. Paul's to host guests during the week of Thanksgiving. We work with Family Promise of the Mid-Willamette Valley - a local not for profit community organization - to provide shelter to homeless families with children as they move from homelessness to stability by finding affordable housing and other assistance they may need. These families would be sleeping in cars, couch surfing, or split up into shelters (assuming space is even available) were it not for the Interfaith Hospitality Program. 
Have you got about 3 hours (or overnight) on one day during this week to help? We need Dinner hosts (to plan/prepare, serve and clean up dinner in the Parish hall); Evening hosts (to socialize with guests and share the meal); overnight hosts to stay overnight while guests are with us (private room provided); and breakfast hosts (to set out coffee, and quick breakfast items during the week, and a hot breakfast on the weekends).  Contact Michelle Deister at 503-930-7888 or michelledeister@hotmail.com with questions, or to claim your preferred job and date, or look for her in the Narthex after the 10:00 a.m. service beginning mid-October. Bless You! 

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Cover Image:   
Chapel of Christ in Gethsemane, mosaic by Stephen Sykes, screen of the Crown of Thorns by Basil Spence (who was the architect for the Cathedral). The chapel is first glimpsed through a screen in the shape of Christ's Crown of Thorns. This screen of the Crown of Thorns was designed by Basil Spence and made in wrought iron by the Royal Engineers. Through this circular crown, we see the small chapel with the angel who offers the cup of suffering to Christ as he prayed and a separate panel showing the sleeping disciples. The chapel is the best-known work by Steven Sykes (1914-1999), a war veteran who taught at the Chelsea School of Art. Sykes was invited to contribute to the cathedral by Basil Spence, who had also been a camouflage officer in World War II. The figure of the angel - which has been described as "consciously Byzantine" - and the panel of the sleeping disciples by Steven Sykes are modeled like his pottery figures in reverse relief, but then cast in concrete. The background is covered in gold leaf and blue tesserae, forming a mosaic. The Garden of Gethsemane is on the slopes of the Mount of Olives, and the name Gethsemane probably means an oil-press, a place where precious olives have the life squeezed out of them to produce that most versatile and healing of oils. This chapel in Coventry Cathedral is a reminder of suffering and healing in the midst of an overall impression of triumph and light. The chapel space is intimate, in contrast to the great scale of the cathedral. Coventry Cathedral, UK.