No matter where you are on your journey of faith -
Eucharist 8:00 and 10:00 am
Morning Prayer 7:30
Church School - 9:45 am
9:00 am Eucharist
Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 2pm
Location: Click here for a map
17435 NW West Union Rd.,
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: (503) 645-0744
"The Mission of St. Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church is to share the knowledge and
love of Jesus Christ and to help each other on our spiritual journey with God"
News & Announcements:
Annual Advent Party - "La Posada" Celebration /Mexican Theme Potluck Dinner:Sunday, Dec. 8th, 5-8p! Enjoy fellowship, crafting a project and festive music of the Advent Season!! Suggested donation $8/family ($3/individual) to offset costs. Volunteers needed: setup/cleanup –see signup.
Advent/Christmas Giving: Please make special note of the forms in your bulletin today for Christmas Flowers and/or Special Music. Donations received by Sun., Dec. 20th will be printed in the Christmas bulletins.
GIVING TREE: This year we are sponsoring the Kilimanjaro Orphanage in Tanzania. Please take a tag, purchase item and return it unwrapped to the box by the Christmas tree. Items accepted until Christmas Day.
St. Gabriel’s Initial Design Concept Update – December 15th, Special Coffee Hour Gathering. Over the last few months, many of us at St. Gabriel’s have been involved in looking at the future building space we are creating to expand our mission in the world and offering a quality neighborhood preschool. An initial design plan has been developed with the work of Boora Architects, our Steering Committee and a comprehensive meeting held with lay ministers last August. A presentation to our BAC and Expansion Team was held on October 22nd. We would like to invite the congregation to share in this process. We will be sharing the initial master design plan Boora presented at the October meeting. We hope you will put this as a priority on your calendar! Our next step is to move forward via the Expansion Team to begin fundraising studies and plans. In order to accomplish this, our next step is to select a watercolor rendering from Boora. Examples and details of this type of artwork will be shared at the meeting. If you are interested in more information but cannot attend the upcoming meeting, please contact me and I will be happy to meet individually. I want to stress that while a design concept has been created, it is in the initial stages and will evolve as we get closer to the actual building phase. We want to have as much input as possible in the meantime. Boora has done outstanding work in understanding and incorporating our values and mission in the development of this project. Join us as we undertake this journey of growth and faith. Polly Bass – Steering Committee Chair
Prayer Request: Your help is needed to keep the prayer list current. Names submitted to be published in the Sunday bulletin will remain on the list for 2 months. If you wish the name to stay on the list, you must contact either the church office, or the Prayer Chain chairman, Rachel Wheeler – PrayerChain@ stgabrielonline.org.
Web Designer Needed: St. Gabriel School is looking for a web designer to volunteer some time to help us develop a contemporary look and feel to our preschool website. We have a webmaster to maintain the site, but need some advice on design. We would like to have the website up and live by January 2014 at the latest. Please contact Page Clothier if you are willing to work with us and come up with something that will reach out to the community in a meaningful way: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Nativity Play: This year will be based on the Mexican tradition of La Posada:
Connect your food choices with your values! The Yew Life Center will offer a multi-week discussion course entitled “Menu for the Future." This course, designed by the Northwest Earth Institute (nwei.org), covers conventional vs. organic agriculture, fast food and nutrition, and local foods. The course is meant to be fun and challenging, leading to shared learning and action. We will meet each week between the two services (9-9:45am). If you have any questions, contact Rod MacDow at portlandr @gmail.com or Tom Horgan at tmhorgan @comcast.net.
Christmas & New Years Day Cancellations: Book Club will not meet either day. There will be no Holy Eucharist on January 1st.
We need some additional church school teachers and helpers this fall. You don’t have to be a parent to teach or help, and you don’t have to be experienced. In our Seasons classrooms grades 1-3 and 4-6 you learn on the job, working with an experienced teacher. For Godly Play preschool-kindergarten you do need some specific training which we will provide and/or pay for. All teachers need to attend SAFE training. Please contact Page if you can help at pageclothier @ stgabrielonline.org
St. Gabriel’ Facebook Page: Please “like” our church Facebook page to be able to post your “Flat Vicar” sightings, keep up with the many things going on at St. Gabriel’s including special fellowship gatherings, music offerings, Yew Life Center classes, retreats, children’s activities, service opportunities and news of the Episcopal Church. https://www.facebook.com/stgabrielonline.
The Messenger is available for pick-up in the narthex for those without email.
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