Rector’s Notes & Office News

Rector’s Notes & Office News

Tuesdays in Lent: Feasting on the Word

Do you have a devotional practice around what you read in the morning? Would you like to develop one? Many people of prayer have kept books of inspirational texts and poetry nearby to tune their hearts with first thing in the morning. This is actually a very ancient practice in which monks would read aloud spiritual classics to one another during their times of prayer. During these six weeks, we’ll take a look at some of the texts which have been used for this purpose throughout the Church’s history as well as what contemporary quotes, authors and poems we might want to include today. Each week will revolve around a major topic of faith, and throughout the course we’ll work on creating our own scrapbooks or notebooks of key texts that we wish to use to remind ourselves daily of the God we seek to find in our lives and the world. This class will meet Tuesday nights from February 23 to March 30 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Click here to sign up.

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Stations of the Cross/Viacrucis

Padre Beto Arciniega is offering Stations of the Cross/Viacrucis in Lent on Fridays at 7:00 pm. These are in Spanish and on Zoom for a more interactive experience. Just open the Zoom app and join the meeting with this ID number,739 713 7318. You’ll be sent to a waiting room and then let in. The ID number will be the same every Friday, and you can follow along in the bulletin here.

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Legacy Writing Workshop

What is Legacy Writing? Legacy Writing is the opportunity to tell your story, impart your values, life lessons and wisdom. It is also the opportunity to share your love and blessings with family and future generations. Your life has meaning and value. You have a legacy worth leaving future generations. Learn ways to document your unique legacy.

No previous writing experience is necessary. Legacy Writing is writing from the heart, and however you choose to write your legacy is the right way for you. Join a Legacy Writing Circle and acknowledge and share the power of your life and reflections on your experiences. The sessions will be led and guided by Mary Myers, MEd, St. Michael’s parishioner and Spiritual Companion/Director and Certified Legacy Writing Facilitator.

Introduction to Legacy Writing will be four weekly sessions by Zoom, with the dates and times to be determined. For further information and to register, please email Mary.

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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: ChrisJames and Matthew DavidBeto is temporarily out of the country for an urgent family situation but will return as soon as possible.
  • If you wish to mail in a donation or communicate with a staff member by note or letter, we are picking up the mail on a regular basis. Our bookkeeper continues to count all donations and make deposits weekly. 
  • 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.

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