Hiking Club with Rev. Denny
All are welcome to participate based on ability and general health. Hiking dates and locations are subject to change due to weather conditions and the needs of the group. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org; mention the date of the hike and whether or not you will be a driver.
May 12th – Columbia Gorge Wild Flower Hike at the Tom McCall Nature Preserve--we will Hike to McCall Point.This is a beautiful spring hike offering close up and distance views. Distance: 3.6 miles round trip. Carpool from Rev Denny’s home departing at 8:00 a.m. Bring plenty of water, wear layers, trail food (to keep you going), boots and cameras are recommended. Rev. Denny plans to stop at the Three Rivers Grill in Hood River on the way home. We will return to Milwaukie in 7-8 hours.
Day of Pentecost Celebration
Sunday, May 20th
Take home a balloon on Pentecost day at the 10 a.m. service all while enjoying special music. This is a day to give thanks for the many gifts of the Holy Spirit, our comforter, advocate, and guide. Pentecost is a day to celebrate the gift of languages. The Holy Spirit enabled the apostles to praise God and spread the Gospel in several languages. To honor that experience, part of the liturgy will be read in as many “tongues” as possible during the 10 a.m. service, all at the same time. If you would like to participate in this vocal celebration (perfection isn’t required; the variety of speech drowns out all mistakes), please call Jan Graces at 503-742-0239 or call/email the office!
Confirmation/Reception/Reaffirmation Service with
Bishop Michael Hanley
The Rt. Rev. Michael Hanley will be visiting St. John's on Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. for a special for confirmation/reception/reaffirmation service. A small reception will follow hosted by the wonderful people of St. Martha’s Guild. Please note that this is a change from the original date of May 16th. All individuals who are participating in the service should try to arrive by 5:25 p.m. Please remember to account for traffic coming into Milwaukie from Portland
Adult Forum Topics
May 13th: Why Gender Still Matters. Continuing the toolkit into the future. A conversation about Women and the priesthood
May 20th: What does Holy Spirit mean to you? Exploring the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
May 27th: Safety Guidelines and Key Sign-Out Procedures.