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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Remember

Dear Ones, Our spring book group just wrapped up this past week after reading How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell. In her concluding chapter, she

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Small Groups Forming

We’re kicking off another four-week round of our small groups with Associate Rector James Joiner in July. These groups meet over Zoom for an hour each week and are a great opportunity for checking in with each other about the news and our lives as we reflect on the upcoming Sunday Gospel and pray together.

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Celebrating Victories

Dear Ones, As the protests continue, as the demands grow more clear, as the need to hear and respond to the cries that Black Lives Matter, we pray, we repent,

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A Passion for Planned Giving

Watch this interview between Rector Chris Craun, and parishioners Mick Seidl and Carl Braginsky, who share their passion and interest in planned giving as a follow-up to our end-of-life discussion in March.

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11th Bishop of Oregon Search & Transition

Episcopalians in the Diocese of Oregon are electing a new bishop on August 29. Once the election has taken place, the Bishop-elect will work for a few months with Bishop Michael Hanley to effect a smooth transition. Susie Silva-Strommer, St. Michael’s parishioner and member of the Transition Committee, has compiled a number of questions and answers about the process and shared ways in which you can be involved.

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Coming Live Stream Events

Sun 05

Sunday Live at STMAA

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 05

Red Door Zoom

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sun 05

Servicio de Oración

July 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun 05

Youth Group

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mon 06

Evensong with James

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mon 06

Compline with Matthew David

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm