Draft of Updated Parish Directory Available for Review. Thanks to all who have turned in new membership forms and address/phone number/e-mail updates! This Sunday, May 27th we will have a draft of the updated directory available for your review. Please take a moment before or after the 8:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. services to check your entry and make any necessary corrections/additions. The draft will also be available for review at the Wednesday, May 30th and Thursday, May 31st services. You can send edits directly to Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31st. Watch for the updated Parish Directory early in June.
Youth fundraiser for the Mission Trip:
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!
The Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter is happy to accept the opportunity to be the recipient for CHARITY BINGO at Hamburger Mary's on THIS Sunday, May 27th! Please join us to support SAFES ... $20 donation gets you 10 games of BINGO with the chance to win some great prizes from around town! Prizes will include gift certificates to Geranium Lake Florists, Toro Bravo Restaurant, an hour massage, an assortment of gift baskets and the GRAND SUPREME National College of Natural Medicine - One FREE Visit and treatment!!! YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!
Proceeds for this event will directly help marginalized women in Portland access safe, affordable and stable housing. This event is family friendly - but will feature Drag Queens and performers at Hamburger Mary's - Located at 19 NW 5th Ave, Portland. It's guaranteed to be a party!!!
ALL ARE WELCOME ... PLEASE SHARE/INVITE FRIENDS IN THE PORTLAND AREA TO JOIN US!!!
There were some dishes left after the Mother’s Tea a few weeks ago – they have been put away for safekeeping. If you are missing a dish, please see Gail Buchanan or Cindy Van Drimmelen – they can direct you to that location.
Congratulations to Phil Wallace, named PGE volunteer of the year for his outstanding efforts on behalf of Feed the Hungry.
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.
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.
Grief Recovery Weekend: Are you, or someone you love, grieving the end of a marriage from a death or a dIvorce? A grief recovery retreat for the widowed, separated and divorced will be held the weekend of June 29 -July 1 at The Griffin Center in Milwaukie, near Clackamas Town Center. (Registration by June 25 is recommended) The next scheduled Weekend is December 7 - 9, 2012.
The retreat consists of presentations by Beginning Experience team members, periods for private personal reflection and sharing in small groups. The weekend begins on Friday evening and concludes Sunday afternoon. The cost of $195 includes lodging for 2 nights in a double room, meals and resource materials. Special arrangement may be made for payment, and partial scholarships are available.
Please call Jeri Shaw at 503-314-3697 for more information. You could also email using this address:email@example.com. Additional information may be found on the website of International Beginning Experience: www.beginningexperience.org.
OTHER INFORMATION YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW:
Beginning Experience, a peer ministry, was created with the help of the founders of Marriage Encounter in the 70's. The Oregon team, active since 1978, provides 3 healing Weekends each year. It is a peer ministry of people who have benefited from this program and have received training to offer the opportunity to others.
Serving at the 8:00 o'clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony C. Thurston, Celebrant & Preacher
The Rev. Pat Morris-Rader, Deacon
Jim Holway, Eucharistic Minister · Cornelia Cerf, Lector
Serving at the 10:00 o'clock Service
The Very Rev. Anthony C. Thurston, Celebrant & Preacher
The Rev. Stephen Denny, Deacon
Michelle Horgen, Director of Music
Mary Dettmann, Juanita Chambers & Jan Graves, Eucharistic Ministers
Katie Downs, Emily Downs & Ian Ball, Acolytes
Phil Wallace, Rob Long & Linda Kidd, Lectors
Betty Denny & Erin Harrison, Ushers
The Rev. Pat Morris-Rader & Zee Wilks, Healing Team