Mark your calendar: We will celebrate our history by having our 10 a.m. church service at the Old Church in Sellwood on Sunday. We will have a potluck picnic in the park following the service! The picnic site is in area B, a short walk from the Old Church.
September’s First Friday is September 3rd from 4 to 8pm. Little Pearl (Megan Kidd) will be exhibiting photography.
Attendance at our Thanksgiving Eve service has been very low for the past several years. If you are someone who really wants to worship here on Thanksgiving Eve, let us know as soon as possible. Unless we hear from you, we will not be doing that service this year.
We would like to fill the church with grandchildren and great-grandchildren to celebrate GRANDPARENT'S DAY on Sunday, September 12. Please write list of names/addresses of those whom you'd like to invite - those who would help make the day special for you. Give list to church office, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deacon Pat will send personal invitations to each. If you do not have grandchildren, perhaps we could invite your grandparents or your children’s grandparents. Or you could adopt a young friend as grandchild for the day. Send names/addresses to Deacon Pat, and invitations will be on their way.
A friendly reminder from St. Martha's Guild: If you have items to be displayed on the bulletin boards in the parish hall, please leave them in the parish office and they will be posted in a timely manner. All photos should be labeled on the back so they may be returned to their original owner. Thank you!
Wanted: a two or three bedroom home for rent in Southeast or Northeast Portland. The interested party (a parishioner of St. John’s) is financially stable but must relocate around the end of September. If you know of a possible property, please contact the church office at 503-653-5880.
Schools for Peace: Help bring peace to Afghanistan and Pakistan and commemorate 911 by attending a fund-raiser for Greg Mortensen’s Central Asia Institute. Local supporters, inspired by Mortensen’s, Three Cups of Tea, are hosting an evening of information and fund-raising. The 157 schools that the Central Asia Institute has funded over the past 16 years have educated over 55,000 students, including 40,000 girls.
Educate a Girl and you educate a Village!
Come and enjoy guest speakers and samples of Afghan cuisine and customs by native hosts. Fund-raising activities will include wine tasting, raffle tickets, auction bids and a $10 admission. Books and other literature on the region will be available.
Join us, September 11, 2010, at 7:00 PM, at St John Episcopal Church
2036 SE Jefferson St., Milwaukie, OR 97222.
Details and information contact Connie Ross at 503 658-8754 and email@example.com
Choir Rehearsal will begin on September 15th at 7 p.m. See Michelle Horgen if you’re interested in joining the choir, or just show up!
SAVE THE DATE! The 5th annual wine tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 25th. We will be traveling from St. John’s by bus and visiting three wineries. The cost is $45.00 per person and includes transportation and a light meal. Please bring water and snacks to go with your wine tasting. Proceeds from the wine tour will be given to St. John’s operating fund.
Please reserve your seat early by calling Sharon or Bruce Fontaine at 503-654-8529. There will also be a sign up sheet available in the narthex.
Muddy Boot Organic Festival, September 10, 11, 12. A Soulful Celebration of Sustainable Living. Keynote address by filmmakers and environmental activists Curt Ellis & Ian Cheney. Music * Food * Kids' Activities * Workshops * Sustainable Products. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, SE 16th & Division, Portland. www.muddyboot.org