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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:

Peanut Free: St. Gabriel’s will become a peanut-free facility as of August 2014 which means we will not serve any peanuts, peanut butter or peanut products. Other nuts or nut butters such as almond or sunflower are acceptable. This means no peanuts or peanut products should be in any food served or eaten in the building. Please see the full policy with suggestions on the church bulletin board.

Yew Life Center board sponsors “ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOUR WAYS TO SUPPORT” St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Preschool.   What’s your lucky number?  Turn that into a lucky number for the school.  Watch for more details.

Women’s Retreat:The women of St. Gabriel’s have a retreat opportunity coming up.  “Healing Oils of the Bible,” a one-and-a-half day retreat, will take place at Cedar Ridge Retreat Center in Vernonia starting at 5 pm on Friday, Sept. 26 and ending at 4 pm the following day, with an optional dinner for participants at La Cabana Restaurant in Vernonia to follow.  Cost of the retreat is $95, and payment is due by Sunday, September 21.  See sign-up sheet in the narthex.  For further info, contact Cheri Pietsch, 971-226-5975, rose8163@comcast.net

Green Community: St. Gabriel’s wants to be true to our commitment to be a green community, and we would like to move forward using only biodegradable, green cleaning products. In the future if you donate or purchase cleaning products for the kitchen, classrooms or restrooms please make sure they fit into this category. See the full list on the sign on the church bulletin board.

We have decided to EXTEND our FREE ‘Wonder Wednesdays’ story time with a connected art project during the month of August Wednesday, August 13-27th (NOT Aug. 6th) from 10:30-11:30am at St. Gabriel’s and will feature a story read by Anna De Salvo, our new preschool academic director and an art project by Page Clothier, our creative director. This activity is appropriate for children under 7 and their parents but all are welcome. The weekly event is free of charge, drop-in and open to the public. Parents are asked to stay during the activity and join in the fun. Youth are welcome to come and help!

Grandparent & Grandchild Day will be celebrated Sunday, September 7th.  A special family day to invite your loved ones to church!  Supply us with names and addresses and we will mail invitations to family members you would like to invite! Use the the form <here>. Grandparents are invited to sit in service for the 8:00 or 10:00am services; grandchildren are invited to join in age-appropriate church school at 10:00 am or sit in either service.  A special coffee hour will be provided after both services

Bishop John Shelby Spong: will be the honored speaker at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living’s (NTCSL) annual Living Prophet Series, on Wednesday, September 10th from 7:00 to 9:00pm. General admission tickets $15 available at www.brownpapertickets.com.  For more information, visit www.newthoughtcsl.org or www.livingprophetseries.com or call the church office 503-296-9922 during office hours Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 4 pm.

St. Gabriel’s Play Group Summer Field Trips:  Field Trips will be listed weekly and are also posted on the bulletin board in the narthex.  If you would like to be added to the list, email Evelyn Shoop Mathew at evshoop @yahoo.com.  Most trips meet at the location at 10:30am.  The schedule may change due to weather and emails will be sent out before each trip with more detailed information.

It’s that time again for the travels of the Flat Vicar! Take Mother LouAnn along with you and your family this summer on vacations, visiting other churches, or even to fun local places. Take a copy of the Mama Lou drawing on cardstock, color and cut it out, and then take a photograph of her in whatever place you find yourself in this summer. Either post your photos on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stgabrielonline or email them to pageclothier@stgabrielonline.org and she will post them for you. Let’s see where we go!

St. Gabe's is now a member of the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program!  Go to www.fredmeyer.com/community rewards and type the number 85645 in the appropriate space.  Your rewards card will be linked to the St. Gabe's account; you will continue to receive rewards and gas points and St. Gabe's will receive cash rewards based on your purchases.

Family and Church School

Our all-age church school starts up again today Sunday, Aug. 3rd.  Children 3 ½ years up through 3rd grade should gather in large classroom #2 next to the kitchen by 10:00 am.  Children 4th grade and up can sit in service with families or help in the classroom. The nursery is available for children 3 ½ and under. Regular church school starts back up Sunday, September 8th.  


SAFE church training starts up in the fall. All paid employees of the church and preschool, all BAC members and anyone who volunteers with children or youth ministries should attend SAFE training designed to prevent harassment or abuse of children. We will have a training at St. Gabriel’s on Sunday, Nov. 9th after the 10:00 am service at St. Gabriel’s from 12:30-4:30 pm with lunch provided and costs $10. We’ll let you know when the registration link is available. 

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.


Our preschool board has made the decision to have mixed age morning classes only, with prekinders within that class but with some special instruction. We hope to add the afternoonback in sometime during the school year. Our morning class time has been extended to 3 hours, 8:45-11:45 am. We still have student openings and are giving private tours- send any interested families our way to preschool@stgabrielonline.org or invite them to Wonder Wednesday!


Our playground work parties to get our new church/preschool outdoor play area built start today and continue through August. Bring your work clothes and gloves and change after church, have some lunch, then get to work! All ages are welcome but children under 13 should be supervised by parents. We particularly need some creative carpenters who can build simple things without plans. Please sign up in the narthex and see things we need people to bring. It should be fun and will serve our community- please join us!

Sunday Aug 3rd 11:30-4:00 pm (lunch provided)

Sunday Aug 10th 11:30-4:00 pm (lunch provided)

Sunday Aug 17th 11:30-4:00 pm (lunch provided)

Sunday Aug 24th 11:30-4:00 pm (lunch provided)

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


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