A note from Rector Chris Craun…
My heart continues to strain toward the light, and you all are light. Thank you for all you are doing to try new ways of connecting to one another and your patience with us as we brave an unfamiliar world. I remind myself every day that my worthiness is not determined by my ability to create a Zoom meeting or figure out Facebook Live, and I extend that reminder of grace to you.
The staff focused this week on creating a calendar of weekly offerings with the time and day to expect us and the links to find us. Please know that we are also still available on those old-school contraptions called phones. Lean into one another in your Angel Groups. Share the beauty that you are noticing in the quiet, still moments. Pray. And know that you are loved.
What strange and unsettling times we are facing. We are working very hard to utilize and share resources of how we can stay connected. Stay tuned for ways to tune in through ZOOM gatherings, WhatsApp, a new St. Michael’s YouTube Channel, Whereby office hours with your clergy, and of course continued Facebook Live worship and prayers opportunities. It is taking us some time to get this all up and running, but throughout this week we have been missing you, loving you and praying with and for you. God is not elsewhere.
As we adjust to this new normal, please know that we’re doing everything we can to stay connected with all of you.
- The church office is closed at least through April. With very few exceptions, only staff is allowed to enter the building.
- We will monitor the office voice mails as much as possible, so please leave us a message if that’s the best way for you to communicate: 503/284-7141. You may continue to email Gloria with general information or to ask a question.
- The clergy are available through texts or calls on their personal cell phones. If it’s not an urgent matter, please email them: Chris, James and Matthew David. Beto is temporarily out of the country for an urgent family situation but will return as soon as possible.
- The home page of the website (which is where you probably found this page) is the best place to see the calendar of what’s happening now, to watch live-streams and to check the video archive.