Men’s Breakfast


The men of the parish will gather on Saturday, October 6, as they do on the first Saturday of every month, for breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 am at the Village Inn near Lloyd Center. This is a great opportunity to gather for food and camaraderie. New participants are always welcome…(Read More)

What are the health care ministries at St. Michael’s?The first is a vibrant group of folks from the Misa who are involved with the Promotores de Salud de la Iglesia (Parish Health Promoter Program) that in Portland is a component of Providence Health & Services’ outreach and education program. The volunteers in our…(Read More)

All are invited to Human Rights in the Holy Land – The Rest of the Story: A Palestinian Film Festival on October 5-7, 2018, at Fifth Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall in Portland. Sponsored and supported by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) among many others, the festival is an opportunity to gain insight into the…(Read More)

Building on the success and interest in this year’s adult formation series Bible 101 and Reclaiming Jesus, this fall, we will be offering a follow-up called Bible Lab on Monday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, beginning October 1. During our last session of Bible 101, we distilled our learning into…(Read More)

All are invited to bring their pet/s (real, virtual or even a stuffed animal) to St. Michael’s courtyard on Saturday, October  6, to be part of a brief liturgy and celebration of the Feast of St. Francis. You’ll have the opportunity to take a photo with your pet (and St. Francis, too…(Read More)

Advocacy Action Update


The Advocacy Action team has been busy! Each month, we have brought to our Second Sunday Tables items of concern. We have asked for your signatures on letters and petitions, and you have come through, expressing resounding support on our actions. We’ve been active in supporting—or opposing—local ballot measures. Thanks to your…(Read More)

I couldn’t find my passport yesterday. Technically, Nathan couldn’t find his first. We’re traveling to British Columbia this afternoon for a conference and while getting ready Nathan realized he didn’t know where his passport was. I all but rolled my eyes at him as he searched from room to room; how…(Read More)

Not Ready


Wait. I’m not ready for this part of the story yet. I’m not ready for the final meal with friends. I’m not ready for the awkward intimacy of the foot washing or the mundane failure of the tired disciples to stay awake. I’m not ready for Holy Week. Not because of…(Read More)

When did it happen? Did he wake up in the middle of the night like an old man who has to pee and step outside his cave scratching to see through half open eyes the full moon lonely above him? Or did he become a kind of night light, himself, the dead cells of his…(Read More)

All families with young children are invited to Music Makers & Family Worship on Saturday, October 20, at 4:30 pm to sing, dance, pray, give thanks and eat together! Join the circle of friends and families as we gather to make music, listen to stories, share Holy Eucharist and enjoy a delicious potluck dinner…(Read More)