Lift Up 2021!

With the first Sunday of Advent we begin a new year in the Church, and with a new year we have new opportunities dawning for how we grow together in the body of Christ. How will we, as a whole community, come to resemble the love and way of Jesus more fully in the year ahead of us? That question is at the heart of everything I (James Joiner, Associate Rector) am dreaming up for our Adult Education and Formation offerings this year, a project we’re calling Lift Up 2021.

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COVID-19 Donations

Who knew back in the spring that the scourge of COVID-19 would still be with us as we head in to the holidays? Portland is suffering along with the rest of the country. Many members of our parish have been impacted by the loss of jobs or having had their work hours reduced.

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Fall Music Update

The St. Michael’s Music Program is up and running! All three of our choirs are meeting over Zoom and doing amazing work in spite of COVID restrictions. The St. Michael’s Singers rehearse on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, the Choristers (3rd to 12th grades) meet on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm, and the Saints & Singers gather to rehearse on occasional Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

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COVID Fund

In the spring, many St. Michael’s parishioners and friends offered to donate money to help those less fortunate, include some who lost most or all of their income and/or were not eligible for federal funds. At the beginning, volunteers bought and delivered actual groceries to two to four families. Then, as the number of families needing help grew to around 15, the team switched to giving grocery gift cards.

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Outreach & Justice Donations

The Outreach & Justice Council has met online every month since the COVID-19 outbreak began and have divided the funds allotted to them from the Operating Fund between many areas of need.

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Voting Guide

The Advocacy Action Committee of St. Michael’s is making available a publication entitled “Democracy Values & the 2020 Election: A Reflection Guide for Faith Communities.”

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Learning Kits Filled with Love

Shopping for backpacks and school supplies in August has become part of the rhythm of our lives, and indeed the day we fill those backpacks with brand-new school supplies is one of the best Sunday mornings of the year! St. Michael’s will continue to support children in the foster-care system, this year with a “Back-to-School” effort that looks a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The 2020 Census Matters to Everyone

The Episcopal Church is urging all its members to take part in the 2020 United States Census. The mission of the census is to count every single person in the United States, without regard to age, immigration or citizenship status, whether or not someone is incarcerated or on parole, or whether they are facing homelessness. The goal of the Church is to help ensure that everyone is counted.

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Sacred Circles

St. Michael’s and the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) invite you into new ways of being, loving, and acting together by engaging in immigrant justice and anti-racism work. Many people at St Michael’s have expressed a desire for a space where they can talk about immigration injustice, racism and white supremacy, and engage in the work of dismantling these personally, in our communities and in the world.

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Rule Against Asylum Seekers

The St. Michael’s Advocacy Action Committee is asking you to review a rule against asylum seekers proposed by the current administration. After years of attacking the asylum system and the rights of those in need of protection, the “administration is proposing a rule that could effectively end asylum in this country once and for all…”

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Blue Sky Grant Awarded to St. Michael’s

At St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, we were informed late last February that we are one of a dozen recipients of a 2020 Pacific Power Blue Sky renewable-energy award to help fund a new solar-array installation on the south-facing roof of our church.

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Connecting Through Cards

As we navigate the tumultuous and uncertain times we are in, we are using a lot of technology to connect in virtual services and meetings. This is helping somewhat to keep us connected to the St. Michael’s community. A couple of us wonder if there might be interest in something a bit more old-fashioned, such as handwritten, hand-made greeting cards.

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Advocacy Action News

The St. Michael’s Advocacy Action team is gearing up for a busy election year. A proposed initiative for the November 2020 ballot, Initiative Petition 57, would create an independent Oregon Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw state legislative and congressional districts in an impartial and fully transparent manner.

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Financial Updates from the Treasurer

With all of the current uncertainty in the world, I want to pass along a positive update regarding the finances of St. Michael’s. At the end of April, we had collected over 35% of our annual pledges and 40% of our budgeted open offerings. That puts us ahead of schedule as we come to the historically slower summer months.

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A Note from Liz Klein

Dear Members of St. Michael’s, Thank you for welcoming me as your Deacon Intern for the last year. My Field Education at St. Michael’s is ending May 31st. You have

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Caregiver Support Group

40 million adults in the US identify as caregivers. Caregivers often find themselves overwhelmed, lonely and depressed. If you are a caregiver or know of someone who is, please consider

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Easter Season Book Group

All are invited to participate in the next session of Rector Chris Craun’s Wednesday Book Group. It will happen at Zoom at 12:00 noon beginning May 6 and running through

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Global Climate Strike + Advocacy Action

Here’s the latest about the Global Climate Strike as it pertains to St. Michael’s and Portland: EcoFaith Recovery and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon are hosting an interfaith service and gathering

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Celebrating 25 years of the Misa

The 1:00 pm Spanish-language Misa, or Mass with Eucharist, began at St. Michael’s 25 years ago, originally organized and supported by Fr. John Scannell and Deacon Marla McGarry-Lawrence. In the

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Revolutionary Love

Who sees the best in you, is willing to fight by your side, can fight for you? This is what she calls your pocket of revolutionary love.

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Just Breathe

Be reminded to breathe. Breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Lower your shoulders. Unclench your jaw. Breathe in. Breathe out.

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God is with us

This moment, no matter how dark or
how long,
Can’t make us belong to one another less.
And not one single thing in all creation
Can separate us from God’s love.

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There are many ways to PLEDGE!

There are many ways to pledge. For our own accounting purposes (and because it is fun to receive the cards back in the mail), send in your pledge card with your 2021 commitment!

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Coming Live Stream Events

Fri 27

Bilingual Devotions with Chris

November 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:15 am
Sun 29

Sunday Live at STMAA

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 29

Servicio de Oración

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dec 01

James Devotional / FBL

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Dec 02

Devotions with Chris

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 9:15 am
Dec 04

Bilingual Devotions with Chris

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 9:15 am