Youth fundraisers for the Mission Trip:
On May 19th, we will have a garage sale at the home of the Mallory-Whites (14934 Quinalt Court, Oregon City.) We are accepting donations for this event. If you have donations, you may drop them off at the church or contact Risa (503 758-5705) for a pick up, or drop them off at the Mallory-Whites but be sure to call ahead 503 518-3028.
Eat out at Burgerville! The youth will be at Burgerville in Gladstone on Tuesdays, May 29th & June 19th from 5-8pm to fund-raise for the mission trip. During this time, the youth will be serving and busing the tables in the restaurant and will receive 10% of the evenings profits. In addition, the manager has agreed to add 25 cents for each "specialty" milk shake that is included with a meal, to the group's profits. Be sure to plan ahead and buy scrip and come enjoy an evening of fellowship with other church members, good food and support the youth. Invite your family and friends as well. Remember it is Strawberry season at Burgerville!
Please join us in the West Wing at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14, for Monday Morning Scones & Notes
* Cards & notes to parishioners on our prayer list and/or home-bound.
* Reminders to people at Rose Villa and Willamette View about Tuesday services.
* Birthday cards for June.
* Others as you would like to add.
Do you consider yourself a member of St. John’s? Sometimes people join the parish without getting into our database. If you haven’t filled out a membership form yet, please consider doing so. It will give you options for being on our mailing list, in our directory, and more. It will ensure that clergy can contact you in times of emergency and offers opportunities for joining ministries that may interest you.
Forms are available on the literature table in the West Wing Narthex or the Tract Rack in the Parish Hall; if you’re not sure where to look, please ask an usher for assistance. You can give the completed forms to a member of the clergy, or slip them under the office door.
A Prayer for a Time of Transition:
Almighty God, we pray that the power of Christ’s love may be present in our lives as we, the people of St. John the Evangelist, enter a time of prayerful discernment and transition to new leadership. May the Holy Spirit illumine the hearts and minds of those who have the responsibility to lead us as we prepare to build on the vision that is before us. Let not the prospect of change be an occasion for fear and confusion, but rather a time to build trust and increase understanding that Christ’s love may be made known between us and among us that your will may be done. Amen.
The Recovery Commission of the Diocese of Oregon will sponsor a workshop on May 12thfrom 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall at Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego. This is an opportunity to deepen your spirituality as you look at your addictions. Is also is a welcoming and safe place to explore your “attachments” or addictions that might be troubling you. For those of you who wish to look at the 12 steps of recovery from a Christian standpoint, we will bring new perspectives on steps 10, 11 and 12. Step 10 is the way all of us should examine our lives on a daily basis looking for where we missed the mark. In step 11, we are seeking insight through prayer and meditation and we will offer a variety of resources to help us deepen this step. In step 12, we carry the message to those who are still suffering. There is not any cost for this workshop and lunch is provided. To register, mail or phone Patty Burke: Pattyburke@aol.com or 503-860-9006.
Feast of the ascension - a Celtic table Eucharist: The Parish of Saints Peter & Paul (8147 SE Pine St) and the Portland chapter of Integrity invite you to a joyous celebration of God's inclusive love and the goodness of creation on the commemoration of the Ascension, Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m.. Borrowing a practice from the early church, the Eucharist will be celebrated over a potluck feast. Bring your favorite dish to be blessed and shared as a sacred meal in the context of our worship, richly illuminated by prayers and blessings from the Celtic tradition. All are welcome! For more information, please contact the parish at 503-254-8168 email@example.com.
Providence Hospice will present Seven Strategies: Coping with the Recent Death of a Loved One, a free, one-hour seminar open to those who have been bereaved in the past year. It will be offered at Providence Milwaukie Hospital, 10150 SE 32nd Ave. on Monday, May 21, from 1-2 p.m. in the Mother Gamelin Room. It will be offered at several other sites as well; check the poster in the Parish Hall for those dates and locales. For more information or to register contact Anne Kister at 503-215-4636 or Anne.Kister@providence.org.
Sowing the Seeds of Happiness Saturday, May 19th 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at St. Aidan’s, Gresham.
Presented by Cammie Bella*
Neuroscience and experiential research have shown that some of us are by nature "happier" and more resilient than others. This workshop will provide some foundational information on our "equation" for happiness but will focus mainly on the intentional choices we make to boost our happiness. "Happiness" in this sense is not defined as the "ha-ha" feeling of perpetual optimism, but rather a sense of deep peace and contentment, despite external circumstances. We will explore tools to find ourselves in a "peaceful stance" more and more of the time.
Fee: $20: payable in advance or on the day of event; make checks out to Life Compass Series and mail to Peter (below) Pre-registration advised so we have enough hand-outs.
For more information & to register, contact: Peter Fritsch, firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-541-228-4167; 901 Diamond St. Springfield, OR 97477.
*Cammie is a retired Family Nurse Practitioner and leads retreats & classes on a variety of topics.
She is a Lay Eucharistic Minister, a Spiritual Director, and a Licensed Lay Preacher @ the Church
of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis, OR.
Sunday, May 20, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oregon Episcopal Cursillo invites all Oregon and Southwest Washington Cursillistas, past, present, and future, and everyone else, to a Grand Ultreya Gathering and Potluck, to be held at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 8818 SW Miley Road in Wilsonville. There will be singing, praying, rejoicing, eating, and time to connect with others. Bring food to share. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Summer Seminar 2012: Living Together
June 11th-13th, with a free evening lecture open to the public on Tuesday, June 12th.
Jonathan Wilson-Hargrove, one of the leading voices in the New Monastic movement, is our keynote speaker as we come together as an intentional community asking the ancient question: “what do you seek?”
In an age of fragmentation and isolation, a grassroots movement has begun that seeks to put Christians in touch with the rhythms of community life we find expressed in scripture and tradition. In the Pacific Northwest, we’re experiencing a rich revival of intentional living in community – much of it grounded in a rich spirituality that unites ancient wisdom with contemporary concerns. Come experience what it means to live together, to structure our lives in relationship to a community of prayer and practice that forms us in the image of the one who created us. $50 ($25 for students/clergy), online registration at www.center-for-spiritual-development.org.
Serving at the 8:00 o'clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony C. Thurston, Celebrant
The Rev. Ric Simpson, Preacher
The Rev. Pat Morris-Rader, Deacon
Walt Ellis, Eucharistic Minister · Rosemary Ellis & Stephen Cookson, Lectors
Serving at the 10:00 o'clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony C. Thurston, Celebrant
The Rev. Ric Simpson, Preacher
The Rev. Stephen Denny, Deacon
Michelle Horgen, Director of Music
Bruce Fontaine, Sharon Fontaine & Phil Wallace, Eucharistic Ministers
Nathan Cougle, Ian Mallory-White & Ian Ball, Acolytes
Chris Thurston, Betty Denny & Connie Ross, Lectors
Don Rader & Mary Dettmann, Ushers
The Rev. Pat Morris-Rader & Connie Ross, Healing Team