Sunday Services
All are welcome in person for our 9:00 and 11:00 am services in English or watch the livestreams.
The Misa service en español at 1:00 pm is also streamed live, and you can watch it here.
The 7:30 am Rite I service happens most Sundays and includes an organ prelude but no congregational singing.
Masks are required to attend all services.

Recent Transition News

Transition Committees

It has become increasingly clear to me that one of the hidden jobs of being a rector is to encourage the community to be involved in the work of the church by serving on various committees. As Jr. Warden for the People, that job has been delegated to me.

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For all recent and past transition information, click here.

The Season after Epiphany at St. Michael's

Between now and February 27, the Sundays leading up to Lent make up Epiphanytide. If you would like to know more about the Epiphany Season, here is a link to a PDF created in the Diocese of Virginia.

At St. Michael’s, our  guest preacher for January 16 and 23 is Julia Nielsen, a deacon in the Methodist church who has experience in community and nonprofit organizing as well as congregations in transition. Padre Beto will continue to preside for these two Sundays.

 

Music for January 16

Some of this Sunday’s music dates from the 16th century! The organ prelude at the 9:00 and 11:00 am services is by the Spanish composer Antonio de Cabezón (1510-1566). His piece Diferencias sobre ‘El canto llano del caballero’ is a set of keyboard variations (“diferencias”) on a Renaissance secular song. Like several other famous organists through the centuries, Cabezón was blind, but that didn’t stop him from rising to prominence as an organist and composer for the royal family of Spain, Charles and Isabella.

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A Note from the Choir Director

I’m struggling not to be completely self-absorbed while in exile. Fortunately, it’s the season after the Epiphany, when God reveals themself to us through the Christ. I find the cure for my selfishness to be Evening Prayer, which includes both the Song of Mary, with its radical reordering of the human economic/political sphere, and the Song of Simeon. As a musician, I’m drawn to the multitude of great settings of Simeon’s canticle from the Gospel according to St. Luke, mostly using the old translation from the 1549 Prayer Book.

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Winter Forums

On January 9, Outreach & Justice will feature a speaker from the organization WeShine, which seeks to provide transitional micro-housing for the homeless in every Portland neighborhood. Please join us in person in the Nativity Hall at 10:15 am or on Zoom.

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