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Worship:  

Sundays

Eucharist 8:00 and 10:00 am

Morning Prayer 7:30

Church School - 9:45 am

Wednesdays

9:00 am Eucharist

 

Office Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 9:30am - 2:30pm

 Friday 9:30am – 1:30 pm

 

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:

Our Palm Sunday Egg Hunt is Sunday March 29th! The hunt starts at 3:00 pm and happens fast, so don’t be late! All children through 5th grade are welcome to hunt. Wear appropriate clothing to hunt outside and bring a basket or borrow one of ours. Mama Lou will tell a Holy Week story afterwards while special prizes are handed out. This event is open to everyone and is free of charge. 4th-6th grade Seasons students should show up at 2:00 pm to set up the event and hide eggs, then 4th-5th graders can also hunt eggs.

 

Worship Schedule for Holy Week:

Palm Sunday:  March 29th 3:00p - Egg Hunt/Holy Week Story, Church grounds.

Maundy Thursday:  April 2nd, 7:30p - Liturgy, Foot Washing service.

Altar of Repose:  April 2nd, 9:00p- April 3rd 7:00a, Library.

Good Friday:  April 3rd, 12:00p-Stations of the Cross;

6:45p-Stations of the Cross; 7:30p-Good Friday Rite (congregation leaves in silence).

Holy Saturday: April 4th, 10:00a-12:00p-Confessions (by appt., library);

8:00p-Easter Vigil Service, Sanctuary.

Easter Day: April 5th, 7:30a – Morning Prayer

8:00a-Holy Eucharist (Rt. I, w/music); (Nursery care available)

10:00a-Holy Eucharist (Rt. II w/choir) (Nursery care available)

Yew Life Center: Community Garden Sign-up: Are you interested in gardening for your family and in support of the Oregon Food Bank? Are you interested in doing so with the Church's garden community? We are putting together our wait list for the community garden plots that open up each year. If you are interested, please contact Rod MacDow at portlandr@gmail.com.

Spring Flower Sale:  St. Gabriel’s Altar Guild will be selling fresh flowers today and during the Lenten season Sunday March 8th through March 22, we will not sell after service on March 29 Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday.  (daffodils, tulips, peonies, etc.) We will let everyone know if more tulips are available in April or if we will wait for Peonies in May. Bunches sell for $8 each.  Look for an Altar Guild member in the narthex.

Clean Up for Lent!  Outreach is sponsoring Monika’s House – the only domestic violence shelter in Washington County that also provides shelter for pets.  They are currently in need of cleaning supplies.  We will be collecting items Feb 22-April 5.  Fliers are available in the narthex.  Please drop off the items in the box available in the narthex on Sundays and in the office during the week.

Lenten Wednesday Supper Program: February 25th – March 25th 6:00p. You are invited to come share a meal, learn something new and visit with friends old and new!  Lenten program topic is the Stations of the Cross.  Host of supper will be supply the soup you are asked to bring bread, salad or a dessert to share.  We look forward to seeing you Wednesday’s.

Stations of the Cross will be observed on Good Friday, April 3, at noon and 6:45 pm (before the 7:30pm service).

 Family and Church School

The time for Lent Madness preparedness has begun!  Lent Madness was created as a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the saints. You can go to either www.lentmadness.org or www.facebook.com/lentmadness and vote between two saints.  By Easter only one saint will remain and will be crowned with the Golden Halo, along with one parishioner of St. Gabriel’s who chooses the winning saint correctly.

Youth

Sundays middle and high schoolers 7th-12th grade are invited to the Youth Room (classroom #4)at 9:40 am on most Sunday mornings to ‘check in’ with youth leaders and each other, then will head to the worship space to sit in the service together or to the library for special discussions and planning. Each Sunday check the white board above the youth bulletin board in the narthex for what’s going on that day for youth group. 

 

  Preschool

We have most Wonder Wednesdays Story Times with an Art Project in July covered with lead adults, but still need adult or youth assistants for all days.  Help is needed for four Wednesdays in July 8, 15, 22 and 29th from 10:00 to noon including set up and clean up time.  If you would enjoy doing this, please sign up on the church school bulletin board or contact Page at pageclothier@stgabrielonline.org.

 

We now have 7 students signed up for St. Gabriel Episcopal School for next year! Please continue anyone you know who is looking for a Reggio Emilia influenced, play-based preschool or prekindergarten to our website www.stgabrielschoolpdx.com  or our facebook page at www.facebook.com/stgabrielpreschool . Recently our class created nests for our eggs, helped our leprechaun find his gold coins, explored how texture and slope affect velocity,  made magic potions, learned about saints and St. Patrick, heard how water volume affects musical tone, told stories using musical instruments as sound effects, walked the labyrinth, painted rainbows, baked Irish soda bread and much more!

 

St. Gabriel’s playgroup for young children and their parents and caregivers will continue their new meeting time Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Heather Grossklaus is our playgroup coordinator and you can contact her at playgroup@stgabrielonline.org.  Starting in February the preschool is going to welcome children from the playgroup into the classroom for 20 minutes of big buddy/little buddy time 1-2 times a month. You don’t have to be a church member to join in- everyone is welcome and we are building a wonderful community this way!

 

FAMILY MINISTRY

Join us for our next children’s community event “Child in the Wild” at St. Gabriel’s on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 am-noon. We will have activities and games organized around camping and the forest. All ages are welcome to attend free of charge.  The preschool classrooms will be available for tours, but really we just want to gather and have fun!

The other is a “Date Night Out for Parents” on Saturday April 25th from 5:00 -8:00 pm at St. Gabriel’s. Due to liability issues this offer is for church and preschool families only. Our youth group and leaders will entertain the kids so their parents can go out and will accept donations to go to a good cause. Children will also be fed dinner. Look for more information including a sign in the narthex, a family sign up list and a permission form soon!

 

 

The Messenger is available for pick-up in the narthex for those without email.

 

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