Weekly Newsletter
The office will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
Today, May 22
St. Paul's Wednesday Night Community Dinner
5:15 pm in the Parish Hall
$5/person $10/family

Celtic-Inspired Eucharist and Healing Service
6:10 pm in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Confirmation Class for Adults
7:00 pm - Class continues tonight after Eucharist
Wednesday Meals
May 22: Philly cheesesteak sliders, baked fries, salad, and cheesecake and fresh fruit for dessert

May 29: Garlic ranch pork, potatoes, rosemary Brussels sprouts, and salted caramel brownies and fresh fruit for dessert

A vegetarian option is always available. To help us meet more specific dietary needs please contact the church office by Tuesday at 503-362-3661.
This Sunday, May 26
Sixth Sunday of Easter

8:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite II
IMAGE:   Tree of Life , Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), from the Stoclet Frieze, 1905-11, in the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Originally designed for the dining room of a private residence in Brussels, Klimt's six-foot tall marble mosaic, embellished with ceramic, decorative tile, precious stones, and pearls, depicts the Tree of Revelation 22, adorned with birds and butterflies.
Upcoming St. Paul's Events
June 2
The St. Paul’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be heard in the nave of St. Paul’s on June 2nd. Megan Miller, Madison Hall, Leah Brakebill, Nicholas Ertsgaard, David Nelson and Barry Nelson will share an afternoon of sacred vocal jazz and gospel music. Pianist, Clay Giberson; Bassist, Kevin Deitz; and drummer, Mike Snyder will provide musical collaboration and accompaniment. Sacred music selections such as Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child" and Louis Armstrong's "Oh When the Saints" will be heard along with music from Duke Ellington's "Sacred Service." Be prepared to swing and tap your toe! The St. Paul’s Chambers Singers will sing the service of Evensong which begins at 4:00 pm. The concert is open to the public. Contributions to the St. Paul’s Music Guild are gratefully accepted at the door.
Ignite your child’s love of art and joy of adventure with fine art studios featuring Egyptian story, music, art, drama and games. Take a journey through Egypt right here in Oregon! Local artists and educators will guide us in exploring Egyptian life, music, art, history, architecture and food. Participants will march in the 70th Annual Salem Art Fair and Festival Children’s Parade and be delightfully entertained by a performance of the Children’s Educational Theatre. Camp will conclude with an exciting Friends and Family Day presentation. Register now! Contact Amy Goerger ( amygoerger@stpaulsoregon.org ) with questions.
Classes begin in September
Register by June 15

Do you have questions about your faith? Most people do, and most find it challenging to get answers. Education for Ministry (EfM) was developed by the School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee, to provide a mechanism for people to work through those questions. This four-year course of study is led by two mentors who provide the framework for the group to connect faith to their daily lives through reading and discussion.

Meeting once a week in a small group of people, you will begin to think theologically, reflect faithfully, and speak civilly when confronted by beliefs and principles in opposition to you own. And that's something we can all appreciate in today's world.

We meet Monday evenings at St. Paul's from September through May. Please talk with Mary Forner, Amy Daraghy, or any EfM members. We can answer your questions and share with you some of the material we have read during the last several years. 

TO REGISTER: See Mary Forner in the Narthex, or contact her at mwforner@live.com or 503-363-0551. We would be glad to have you join our group as we all work towards the mission of our church family: To Know Christ and to Make Him Known. 

Can you put a price tag on caring? If you've ever wondered whether the effort our congregation puts into the ministry of Interfaith Hospitality is "worth it," here's something to consider: 

The value of our hosting week is $9,329.32

  • 294 meals were provided for the families at an average cost of $293.90 per family per week for a total value of $1,175.60

  • Lodging cost saved the guest families an average of $1,820 based on a hotel room of $65 per night per family.

  • If not for our volunteers, the cost of skilled staff to prepare meals and work with families throughout the week would total $4,779.72 ($24.14 per hour).

  • Pets are family too! The care for Chris and Jamie's 6 pets (1 dog, 3 cats, 1 gecko and a guinea pig) is valued at $37 per shelter night, per pet, totaling $1,554. 

This means we enable a family to save some money that can help toward a deposit or rent, when they find affordable housing. Or we help the grants and donations that are amassed by the professionals at Family Promise, which manages this program and many others, to stretch further and help more families get on their feet. If you want to be part of this collective effort that affords hope and help, we definitely need and welcome you. Mark your calendars: our next hosting weeks are:   August 25, 2019 - Sept 1, 2019  and November 24, 2019 - Dec. 1, 2020

So many thanks to all of you who volunteered your time and resources this past week. We love and appreciate you!

With Grateful Hearts, 

Dick and Judy Rankin, Jim Apollonio, and Michelle Deister, your St. Paul's Interfaith Hospitality Team
This Week's Birthdays
MAY 25
Keith Swanson
Devann Zavala

MAY 26
Finley Klocksieben
MAY 27
Pat Adams
Missy Samiee

MAY 28
Dee Rinehart
Myrrh Beirne
SUBMISSIONS:   If you have an announcement for the weekly email or bulletin, please send text to  stpauls@stpaulsoregon.org by  Wednesday at 10am for it to be included in that week's edition.
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 navigate to that page by visiting  stpaulsoregon.org and click "Church Forms" on the homepage, then click Prayer List Request. 
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