Weekly Newsletter
Today, May 1
Rummage Sale (Parishioners Only)
4:00-6:00 pm in Steinberg Hall

St. Paul's Wednesday Night Community Dinner
5:15 pm in the Parish Hall

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

Confirmation Class for Adults
7:00 pm - The first class begins tonight after Eucharist
This Sunday, May 5
Third Sunday of Easter

8:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite II
IMAGE:   Miraculous Draught of Fishes , Konrad Witz, Oil on wood panel,1444. Originally part of a now dismantled altarpiece known as Peter's Altar Table, the panel depicts the miraculous catch of 153 fish as reported in the Gospel of John and shows a scene of the disciples, who had been fishing at the edge of a lake, recognizing the stranger who had called out to them from the shore as the resurrected Jesus. Peter is shown wading toward Jesus to greet him. In this painting, Witz takes the revolutionary step of moving the scene from the biblical Sea of Galilee to his local area, around Lake Geneva. With this move, Witz was able to base his rendering of the far landscape on his own observation of actual topographical features rather than rely on imaginative interpretation as earlier artists did. He further brought the landscape to the fore of his work; here the mountain range is not simply a footnote seen through a window or detail visible beyond a crucifixion scene. The painting is renowned for its naturalistic representation of the Graian Alps and the snow-capped peaks of Mont Blanc and Le Môle seen in the distance. In this regard the work is the earliest known faithful portrayal of a landscape in European art history. Musee d'Art et de Histoire, Ghent, Belgium. 
MAY EVENSONG AND CONCERT
May 5, 4:00 pm 
For many years, the St. Paul’s Music Guild has sponsored “Extraordinary Young Musicians” in concert every May. Sadie Byler certainly fits this category. She will play her cello in concert on May 5 th . A senior at South Salem High School, Sadie plays in the South Salem High School Orchestra and is very active in the classical dance scene in Salem. She is a leader in the music ministry at St. Paul’s, having participated in all of the choirs since 1 st  grade. The concert will be preceded by the service of Evensong, which will be sung by the Men's Evensong choir at 4 p.m. All are welcome. Donations to the St. Paul's Music Guild will be accepted at the door. 
Looking Ahead
CONFIRMATION
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Wednesdays), 7:00 pm
Confirmation Class for adults returns in anticipation of Bishop Hanley's visit to St. Paul's on Pentecost Sunday (June 9)! We will meet Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm following the midweek Eucharist, on the five Wednesdays in May. The rites of Confirmation, Reaffirmation, and Reception are intended for those who feel ready to make a public profession of their commitment to faith in Christ by taking solemn vows in the presence of the congregation and the bishop. Co-led by Fr. Andy and Amy Goerger. For questions or to sign up, email Father Andy:  fatherandy@stpaulsoregon.org .
RUMMAGE SALE
May 2-4 in Steinberg Hall (gym)
The public rummage sale will be open Thursday and Friday from 9am-4pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm. Tell your friends!
INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY
May 12-19
I can't think of a better way to continue to celebrate the Risen Christ than to do his work. And, conveniently for us all, the opportunity arrives on our doorstep, May 12-19. Interfaith Hospitality guests--four families, including children ages 1-15--will be staying with us while they work toward stable and secure housing. If you can cook, eat, or sleep, we could use your help! Choose an opportunity to help: 
  • Volunteers are needed to cook and serve dinner on Sunday, May 12 downstairs in our church kitchen. Dinner needs to be ready at 6:00 p.m.
  • Dinner needs to be prepared (or ordered) and dropped off to the Day Center on Edgewater Street in West Salem at 5:30 on Thursday, May 16
  • Evening Hosts are needed to eat with families, play cards, supervise gym time, etc. from 5:45-8:00 pm for the evenings of Sunday, May 12; Monday, May 13; Friday May 17; and Saturday, May 18. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families with kids--just show up, be friendly, and engage with our guests! 
  • Overnight Hosts are needed Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14. Stay in a private room upstairs from 8:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. Bring bedding. It's a great gig for studying or reading! 
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Michelle Deister, 503-930-7888 /  michelledeister@hotmail.com
PAINT NITE
May 17, 6:45 pm
Imagine the perfect Mother’s Day gift that guys will also enjoy. Paint Nite is returning to St. Paul’s the evening of Friday, May 17. Tickets will be $45, with a light supper of sandwiches, salad, veggies, dessert, and beverages included. Tickets sold out last time, so act quickly! Click here to purchase tickets at the Yaymaker website. St. Paul’s Youth and Parish Life Ministries will use proceeds to further their work for the parish.
28TH ANNUAL SPIRITUALITY DAY
May 18, 8:15 am - 3:45 pm
St. Paul's in Oregon City invites the women of the Diocese of Oregon to a day of spiritual nourishment, including worship, workshops, a keynote speaker, and delicious lunch. More information and registration is available on their website: Spirituality Day 2019
Announcements and Updates
THANK YOU FROM SARAH LINGLE

Dear Friends of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,

Thank you all for your prayers and kind thoughts, cards, visits, food, etc. that you have offered on my behalf over the last month. For those who don’t know, because of loss of circulation in my lower right leg, early in April it was amputated above the knee. After 2 weeks of rehab, yesterday I was released to
return home to begin my journey back to wholeness. I will still be receiving physical therapy at home to prepare me for the fitting of a prosthetic leg once the residual leg is fully healed. Kudos especially to Jenine Betschart for decluttering my home and removing tripping hazards in preparation for my return. I am thankful for the strength the Holy Spirit has given me to face the coming months. This wasn’t the journey I expected, but with the help of God and you all I hope to be able to soon return to the life and service of St. Paul’s.

Very Sincerely Yours,
Sarah Lingle
HELP US UPDATE THE PRAYER LIST
We are attempting to get the prayer list up to date. Please take a look and let us know whether names you contributed can now be removed or should stay for another 30 days. Email us at stpauls@stpaulsoregon.org with removal updates. For new requests, please use our online request form. Thank you!
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This Week's Birthdays
MAY 1
Merle Reeves
Judy Rankin

MAY 5
Ken McMurrin
Avery Klobes
MAY 6
Richard Van Orman
Lillian Kliever

MAY 7
Arlene Harouff
Tim Leque
Peter Chamberlain
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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