Weekly Newsletter
Special Announcement
On Monday, Bishop Michael Hanley of Oregon informed the Standing Committee and the clergy gathered for their annual conference of his intention to retire effective January 2021. Click here to read the full announcement .
Today, May 8
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 - Class continues tonight after Eucharist
This Sunday, May 12
Fourth Sunday of Easter

8:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite II
NOTE: SPY will not meet this week. See everyone in grades 6-12 for our final SPY event before summer on Sunday, May 19, 11:30-3:30 pm.
IMAGE:   Good Shepherd , artist unknown, Ethiopian, 20th century. From the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Upcoming St. Paul's Events
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 .
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
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.
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. 
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 now through 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. 

Registration is now open and runs through June 15th. 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. 
Vestry Corner
Greetings, all. Many thanks to our fellow members who have accepted the ministry to serve on St. Paul’s Audit Committee. The appointments on the committee are staggered to ensure ongoing experience and expertise. Current members include Dick Rankin, Chair; Jim Walker, Tom Crosby, Mike Knutson and Bill Rivoire, Vestry liaison. While the committee will focus on several areas, key among them include a review of past audit recommendations, payroll records, the Parochial Report, a review of Parish policy/procedures manual, and the music budget. The work is tedious but critical to ensure that the general business affairs of the Parish are current and appropriate. When completed in late summer, the Committee will likely present its finding to Vestry in September. Please say “thank you” the next time you see them. 

Toni Phipps, Senior Warden  
Upcoming Community Events
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 .
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
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
Jacob Hauswirth

Phyllis Theodorson-Walton

MAY 10
Sarah Starr
MAY 14
David Martz
Anne Martz
Lilly Phillips
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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