September 19, 2018

THIS SUNDAY - September 23, 2018
Eighteenth Sunday after  Pentecost


  8:00 am:   Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 am:   Holy Eucharist,  Rite II
Morning Prayer:  Morning Prayer is said at 9 am, Monday through 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:   Join us this Sunday, September 23rd, in the Parish Hall following the 10 a.m. service for a presentation by Kyle Atkinson, an inspiring motivational speaker (who grew up right here at St. Paul's!) who will talk about his battle with cancer and overcoming a difficult prognosis. St. Paul's Youth are especially encouraged to attend.

Paul's Youth are especially encouraged to attend.

SPY (St. Paul's Youth) groups  start this Sunday, September 23.  SPY groups meet Sundays throughout the year and monthly outreach and community building activities for both groups are held during the afternoon on the third  Sunday  of the month.

SPY Sundays-Youth Loft Rm 211
Middle school: following the 10:00am service until 12:15pm
High school: 6:30pm-8:30pm
All SPY participants must complete an Annual Permission Form for the new year. The form may be filled out online at  or printed and returned completed to the church.  For more information contact Amy Goerger .
Ready--Set--CHOIR!!!!!  All children grades K-12 are invited and encouraged to join one of our choirs! Our rehearsals started but you're never too late to join  and we want to see YOU! We combine singing with some FUN--the gym is open, there are art projects to enjoy, we provide a snack, your friends are here--it's the BEST!
Where do you fit in?
Primary Choir , grades K-2:  Rehearsal and Christian Formation 3:45-4:30
Advent Choir , grades 3-5:  Rehearsal and Christian Formation  4:15-5:15
       Directors Leslie Dinsdale and Glenda Blanchard
Advent Bells , grades 3-5:  Rehearsal 3:45-4:15 Director Nicholas Ertsgaard
Grace Notes , grades 6-12: Rehearsal 4:15-5:00 Director Dr. Paul Klemme

Jazz Sunday - September 23: The Trinity Choir along with a combo will offer jazz and gospel influenced music during the 10:00 am liturgy.

Celebration and Blessing of Marriage  Nick Kramer and Christa Morse invite the Saint Paul's community to join our Celebration and Blessing of Marriage on Saturday, September 29th at 1:30 pm in the Sanctuary. We are deeply grateful for the generosity and support we have received and look forward to sharing this special occasion with our church family. Please join us for light refreshments after the service. Your loving presence in our lives is a gift, we request no other.

Evensong - Sunday, October 7 at 4:00 pm:  The 2018-19 Evensong Conce rt
Series begins with a return engagement from Male Ensemble Northwest. The group is unique in that it is made up of choral conductors that teach at high schools and colleges throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The gentlemen of the ensemble sing music for a wide variety of ranges - soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices. They will present a program of sacred music and sing for the service of Evensong. The public is invited. Donations to the St. Paul's Music Guild are appreciated.

EAT, PRAY, LEARN!  WEDNESDAY EVENING ACTIVITIES ARE BACK! We invite you to join us for our 2018-19 program year: NEW times! NEW liturgy! NEW saints! NEW floor! We gather every Wednesday at 5:15 pm in the Parish Hall for a delicious meal ($5; $10/family), followed by our revamped Celtic-inspired Healing Eucharist, now at 6:10 pm in the renovated Chapel of the Good Shepherd.  Book Group will follow at 7:00 pm.

Fall Rummage Sale:   Don
ations for the rummage sale will be accepted Friday October 12 through Sunday October 13, 9 am to 3 pm. For help with large or heavy items, contact Martin Loring of Woodcutter's Guild at 504-364-4379.


Book Study Group continues into the Fall.  You are invited to join our weekly Wednesday night meetings.  The group meets from 7:00-8:30 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.

Dinner for Eight :     This is the last week to sign up for Dinner for Eight for Fall/Winter groups.   Dinner for Eight is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy fun and fellowship with other church members.   You may sign up after church.  Not part of a "couple"?  No worries, single people are welcome, too.   If you have questions, please come and talk to us or send a message to Sue Rivoire at

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.

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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Cover Image:   Jesus Said Love Everyone, J. Kirk Richards, contemporary. Joel Kirk Richards (born 1976) is an American artist who specializes in Judeo-Christian themes. Raised in Provo, Utah, Richards attributes much of his love for the arts to an early emphasis on musical training in his parents' home. Kirk is best known for his contributions to the BYU Museum of Art exhibit Beholding Salvation: The Life of Christ in Word and Image; for his contributions to Helen Whitney's PBS Frontline Documentary entitled The Mormons: An American Experience; for the cover image of Jeffrey R. Holland's book, Broken Things to Mend; and for his imagery on the cover of BYU Studies Magazine and in the Ensign, Liahona and Upper Room publications.