Congregation Close-up: St. James Santiago, Lincoln City

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Congregation Close-up: St. James Santiago, Lincoln City

When you first visit St James Santiago Church, you might think it a quiet, even serene place. But looks can be deceptive!

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Congregation Close-up: St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukie

St. John’s is a parish in transition seeking to grow and meet the needs of our current and new parish members, the community of Milwaukie, and beyond.

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Congregation Close-up: St. Stephen’s, Portland

In a time when our church is struggling with its identity, St. Stephen’s demonstrates that the Good News of Jesus never goes out of style. God’s love is welcome for everyone and anyone in any place and at any time.

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Congregation Close-up: St. Stephen’s, Newport

By ourselves we are small, but with God’s help and in cooperation with other members of Christ’s body, we are mighty!

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Congregation Close-up: St. Barnabas, Portland

Focusing on feeding the hungry has helped this parish define their place in the community.

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All Are Welcome, But…

We live in troubling times, and it is prudent to be cautious with strangers, but it is also our mandate to love and embrace all God’s people.

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Called: The Rev. Sara Warfield, St. Luke the Physician Episcopal Church, Gresham

St. Luke’s, Gresham is pleased to announce that we will be welcoming the Rev. Sara Warfield to our church beginning in March.

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Orgelkids at St. Bede’s, Forest Grove

The people of St. Bede’s, Forest Grove came together to discover the amazing intricacies of a tracker pipe organ by building one themselves.

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Congregation Close-up: St. Thomas, Eugene

“Give thanks and praise to our Lord and share His love.” The people of St. Thomas seek to live this out day-in and day-out, as individuals and as a parish.

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Congregation Close-up: Christ the King, Stayton

At first blush, one might think that Christ the King in Stayton, Oregon has little going for it. Some of our peculiarities are that we lack a building, do not seek formal pledges, our entire congregation can be counted on two hands, and we are too small to even be like other “small” churches.

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