Congregation Close-up: St. Luke by the Sea, Waldport

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Congregation Close-up: St. Luke by the Sea, Waldport

The theme of St. Luke’s 2018 Stewardship Campaign is, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Soon they will be ready to welcome two new neighbors into Conestoga huts on the church’s land.

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St. Francis, Wilsonville seeks Full-time Rector

St. Francis of Assisi Church is a welcoming, caring and friendly community full of energy for ministry. We are looking for a full-time rector to share our faith journey and lead our worship in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley.

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Congregation Close-up: St. James, Coquille

St. James’ mission is to feed Coquille in “mind, body, and spirit,” and each of our ministries seeks to meet people not in one or the other but in all three at once.

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A male priest with a long white beard wearing a green robe raises his hand above a statue of shells next to the edge of a brick labyrinth. In the background, a woman with short blond hair holds a tall stick with a cross on top.

Congregation Close-up: St. Hilda’s, Monmouth

Tucked into the scenic Willamette Valley town of Monmouth, St. Hilda’s Episcopal Church is a small, close-knit community. With around 25 parishioners, everyone works hard together to accomplish their goals and to take care of each other, no matter what the need may be.

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2018 Annual Ministry Reports

What’ve you been up to lately? The following reports were submitted by diocesan ministries regarding their activities in 2018.

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Congregation Close-up: St. Paul’s, Oregon City

It can be challenging to make room for each other at the table, as we worship, and in our lives. But as we do, we are reminded of the love of Christ in this place and through the lives of these people.

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Congregation Close-up: St. Philip the Deacon, Portland

In a neighborhood undergoing significant changes, the people of St. Philip’s demonstrate significant resiliency as they consider what to keep, what to leave, and what to adapt in order to bolster their community of faith with each other and their engagement with their neighbors.

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Showing Up: The Work of the People

The word liturgy generally means work of the people. If you don’t show up it doesn’t happen. Our liturgy is a community building event.

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Congregation Close-up: The Church of the Good Samaritan, Corvallis

In our parish family, you’ll find a faith community that’s hospitable and open, where all are welcome. We recognize that the invitation to Christ’s table comes from our Lord himself, who practiced radical and inclusive hospitality.

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The Autumn of Life

The autumn of life is often thought of as something negative, especially in a youth-oriented society such as ours. It does not have to be so.

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