September 26, 2018

Join us for dinner tonight in the Parish Hall at 5:15 (Hawaiian BBQ, with macaroni salad, coleslaw, and haupia pie; $5, $10/family), followed by our Celtic Eucharist in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at 6:10. This week we commemorate Thomas Traherne, one of the 17th century metaphysical poets of the English church. A priest, Traherne's love for the divine presence in the natural world was largely unappreciated until previously unpublished manuscripts were discovered in the early 1900s. Book Group follows at 
7:00 p.m.

THIS SUNDAY - September 30, 2018
Nineteenth Sunday after  Pentecost


  8:00 am:   Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 am:   Holy Eucharist,  Rite II
11:30 am:  Coffee Class:  Get involved at St. Paul's
Morning Prayer:  Morning Prayer is said at 9:00 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.

Get Involved at St. Paul's:  Want to engage further with St. Paul's community but not sure what calls to you? To help you out, St. Paul's ministries will be showcased during  Sunday Coffee Classes beginning Sunday, September 30.   One Sunday per month, ministries that relate to the topic being discussed will also be introduced and representatives will be available to answer questions. Topics for the classes will include Spirituality and Community (September (30), Outreach (October 14) and Exploring our Guilds and other committees (November 11).   This format is new this year and is in lieu of the annual Ministry Faire held in prior years. So, grab a cup of tea or coffee and join us in the Parish Hall.    ~Parish Life Ministry

SPY (St. Paul's Youth) 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

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.

Fall Rummage Sale:   Don
ations for the rummage sale will be accepted Friday October 12 through Sunday October 14, 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.

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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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 and click "Church Forms" on the homepage, then click Prayer List Request. 

Cover Image:   
Sampler, Hannah Trecothick (American, 1724-1807), 1738, Linen embroidered with silk, 18 1/8 x 9 in. At the top are a series of three decorative borders. Below are two long panels, the one on the left containing the Lord's Prayer worked with green silk, then a row of small diamonds worked with yellow, blue, pink, green and white silk followed by these words also worked with green silk: "Hannah Trecothick is my Name, and with my Needle I wrought the same and if the work woman had been better She would have mended Every Letter. Boston, New England, December ye Anno Domini 1738." On the right is the Creed worked with pink silk. Below is a band of animals, small trees, and flowering plants also worked with colored silk. Most of the work is done in cross and satin stitch with very small isolated sections and parts of figures in darning or running stitch, back stich, and whip stitch. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.