October 24, 2018

THIS SUNDAY - October 28, 2018
Twenty-Third Sunday after  Pentecost


  8:00 am:   Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
10:00 am:   Holy Eucharist,  Rite II
11:15 am:  Coffee Class- Anglican Identity with Fr. Andy            
 11:30 am:  Junior SPY Pumpkin Carving Contest
  5:30 pm:   Grace Notes Rehearsal
  6:30 pm:  Senior SPY Pumpkin Carving Contest
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.

Coffee Class: Anglican Identity with Fr. Andy

SPookY Pumpkin Carving Contest!   
Sunday October 28 
6th-8th grades 11:30-12:15pm
9th-12th grades 6:30-8:30pm
All are welcome! Bring your own pumpkin or let Amy Goerger know you'll be there and she'll have one waiting for you to carve. We'll learn about the history of Halloween in the church and how it connects with our Christian faith.

All Saints' Day Faire and Potluck Brunch!  
Sunday November 4th 
You are invited to St. Paul's Children and Families All Saints' Day Faire and Brunch as we celebrate All Saints' Day on Sunday November 4th! The Children's Primary and Advent Choirs will be singing as part of the 10:00am family-focused worship service. Following the service please join us downstairs in the parish hall for a potluck brunch and some festive ways to learn about the Saints. This sign-up will help give us an idea of how many families plan to attend and what delicious food we can expect to enjoy!

St. Paul's Christmas Share Ministry:
St. Paul's parishioners annually support Christmas gifts and grocery gift cards to which of these Salem-Keizer school programs?
  1. a.                   Hallman Elementary School
  2. b.                   Harritt Elementary School
  3. c.                   Community School Outreach Office
  4. d.                   West Salem Football Rally
Christmas Share ministry kicks off this Sunday in the Narthex!  Parish Life Ministries invites you to sign-up and adopt a family from the Salem Keizer school district.  Are you unable to shop for a gift yourself but still want to contribute?  No problem! You can write us a check and we'll purchase food gift cards for one of our deserving families. Simply write Christmas Share on the memo line of your check, which should be made out to St. Paul's Church.  Cash donations are also welcome.  For additional information contact Shasta Barnes (541-580-0306) or Rebecca Mayer (503-481-3961). Answer: a) Hallman Elementary School & c) Community School Outreach Office.

Poinsettia Fundraiser: THE FINAL DATE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER IS OCTOBER 31st! The annual SPY (St. Paul's Youth) poinsettia fundraiser will be taking orders in the Narthex 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.  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. Thank you to all who have generously contributed to the Jason Lee Food Bank food drive this month! There is still one more week in October to give to this special drive 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!

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!

SPY EVENT: Diocesan Convention Youth Overnight
5:00 pm Friday November 1-3:00 pm Saturday November 2 
Youth from around the diocese are invited to attend Diocesan Convention in Seaside! Our Savior's Lutheran Church has agreed to host our group and is located across the street from the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. Saturday morning we will be a part of the diocesan youth ministries presentation. Any SPY (6th-12th grades) who are interested please contact Amy Goerger ASAP for registration form and packing list. 

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 (503) 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:    Christ Healing the Blind Man, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Panel from the Maesta Altarpiece of Siena completed circa 1308-1311. Christ is made the compositional center of the scene and the blind man is shown twice: first having his eyes touched, and then at the moment his sight is miraculously restored. This is a remarkable precursor of the way we use panels in animation to illustrate a sequence in time. This scenes was on the back predella of Duccio's 'Maestà'. The back predella illustrated scenes from Christ's life and ministry. This panel was originally immediately to the left of 'The Transfiguration', hence the blind man appeared to look with his newly restored sight at a vision of Christ transfigured. The figures and the architecture were probably painted by different artists from Duccio's workshop. Collection of the National Gallery, Great Britain.