Weekly Newsletter
Today, May 15
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 15: French toast bake, egg casserole, bacon, fresh fruit

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 19
Fifth Sunday of Easter

8:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite II
IMAGE:   Peter Preaching , Fra Angelico (ca. 1400-55), 1433, from the Linaioli Tabernacle, now in the National Museum of San Marco, Florence. The haloed saint with quill and paper on the lower left of St. Peter is Mark the Evangelist, who is traditionally regarded as having received the Gospel from Peter's teachings.
Upcoming St. Paul's Events
CONFIRMATION CLASS
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 .
GRADUATE RECOGNITION SUNDAY
May 19
We rejoice in celebrating the accomplishments of those graduating this year! Please contact Amy Goerger ( amygoerger@stpaulsoregon.org ) if you are graduating or know of someone we should include on this special day. We will recognize them during the 10:00 am service with a reception to follow in the library.
SPY END-OF-THE-YEAR EVENT
Sunday, May 19
Join us as we celebrate our graduating Senior Clayton Hall. Following the 10:00 am service we will be heading to Red Robin for lunch and then back to St. Paul’s for some fun and games until 3:30 pm. This is our last SPY gathering for this school year. Follow us on Instagram ( @spygram1444 ) for Pop-up SPY events this summer and a look at our middle and high school mission experiences! 
ST. ANNE'S GUILD MEETING
Monday, May 20, 1:00 pm in the Fireplace Room
Join us for social time, a speaker, and business meeting. Roxanne Shoemaker will be speaking about recycling. Guests are welcome!
JUNE EVENSONG CONCERT
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.
EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY
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. 
Announcements and Updates
RUMMAGE SALE UPDATE
St. Paul’s, you are amazing! Together we had a very successful rummage sale thanks to your generous donations and the many volunteers who contributed hours of their time. We grossed over $7,000 and together we can do it again in the fall!  The dates are September 27 through October 5.
PRAYER LIST UPDATE
The prayer list was recently purged of names that had been on it for longer than 30 days without requests to renew them. If you have a prayer request, please use our online form here: Prayer Request Form or contact the church at 503-362-3661 or stpauls@stpaulsoregon.org. Thank you!
Upcoming Community Events
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Friday, May 17, 8:00 am-5:30 pm
Are you looking for a way to make a difference for people in your community? Volunteers with Willamette Valley Hospice step in with practical assistance and compassionate support for people facing life-limiting illnesses, as well as their loved ones. They reach out to bereaved families after a loss as well. Others help behind the scenes in the office, or promote greater understanding of end-of-life care at community events. Schedules are flexible and volunteers can do deeply fulfilling work close to their own home. 
 
The next free training will be held in West Salem on Friday, May 17th, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Contact Brittney or Shelley at 503.588.3600 or  VolunteerServices@wvh.org  to schedule an interview. Find more information and an application form at www.wvh.org/volunteer .
EASTER SEASON TAIZÉ PRAYER
Sunday, May 19, 7:00 pm
You are invited to celebrate the Easter season with us in the Benedictine Sisters’ Monastery Chapel.  It is located at 840 S. Main Street, Mt. Angel, OR. Come and join with us as we sing joyful Alleluias and praise the Risen Lord in a contemplative experience with music, silence and scripture. If you have any questions, call Sister Maureen at 503-845-6141 . Thank you.
This Week's Birthdays
MAY 18
Amy Daraghy
Keonte McMurrin

MAY 20
Carol Ferron
Hannah Duell
MAY 21
Robert Jones
John Adams
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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