October 31, 2018


THIS SUNDAY - November 4, 2018
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after  Pentecost: 
The Feast of All Saints


  8:00 am:   Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
10:00 am:   Holy Eucharist,  Rite II    
11:15 am: All Saints' Faire and Potluck, Parish Hall    
11:30 am:  Junior SPY
  4:00 pm: Handbell Concert in Steinberg Hall (gym)
  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.

ALL HALLOWS' EVE: Join us at 6:10 pm TONIGHT, 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!

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.

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.  Please sign up for the dish you plan to bring by using this link: Potluck for All Saints' Day  .  This 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:
What sorts of students does the Community School Outreach Office serve? a) Mostly students enrolled in community school programs b) Especially students who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless c) Only students in Salem-Keizer charter schools d) Students in after-school programs

There's still time to select your family or individual to sponsor for Christmas Share! We will be in the Narthex on Sunday, November 4 and 11 to assist you before and after the 10:00 am service. If shopping for gifts is not your thing, a donation can be made toward the purchase of food gift cards for each family. We're also looking for volunteers & drivers to help sort and deliver the gifts on December 10.  If you are able and willing, you can sign-up at the Christmas Share table in the Narthex. Additional information will be available at the table or you can call the church office.  
Answer: b) Especially students who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless

Poinsettia Fundraiser: THE FINAL DATE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER IS TODAY, OCTOBER 31st!  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!  Share what you can!
Diocesan Convention Youth Overnight scheduled for this weekend has been canceled. 

All Souls Day, November 11, 2018.   This year, St. Paul's will observe All Souls Day on November 11.  Each year St. Paul's uses this observance  to remember and pray 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:

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.

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:   The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs, attributed to Fra Angelico, egg tempera on wood, 31.9 x 63.5 cm, 1423-24. The three rows represent the precursors of Christ, male martyrs (with palms) and female saints. This panel, along with four others showing respectively, 'Christ Glorified in the Court of Heaven', 'The Virgin Mary with the Apostles and Other Saints', 'The Dominican Blessed' and another panel of 'The Dominican Blessed', formed the predella (lower section) of the high altarpiece of San Domenico at Fiesole, near Florence. This was the church of Fra Angelico's own Dominican friary. The church of San Domenico was dedicated in 1435, and Fra Angelico's picture was probably in place on the high altar by that time. Collection of the National Gallery, London.