Welcome to St. Paul's Episcopal Church


“To Know Christ and To Make Him Known"



Diocese of Oregon                                                  January 8, 2010                               St. Paul’s Website

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The Annual Parish Meeting will be held January 31st. The 9:00 and 11:00 services will be combined for a 10:00 service. The annual meeting will follow after the 10:00 service.



According to the Canons of the Diocese of Oregon and St. Paul’s By-Laws, a candidate for the Vestry must:

*  Be enrolled in the Parish Register for six months.  

*  Have been a communicant in the year preceding the election.  (A communicant will have received Holy Communion in the Episcopal Church at least three times during the year).

*  Be eighteen years or older.

*  Have made a current pledge, in his or her own name to the financial support of the parish for at least six months preceding the election.

If you or someone you know is interested in being nominated for the Vestry, please notify Sydney Brewster, Senior Warden, or the Priest in Charge, Fr. Jim Young.  Election of four candidates will take place at the Annual Parish Meeting, Sunday, January 31st following the

10:00 a.m. service.


   Interfaith Hospitality signups beginning soon  

On Sunday, January 17, we will begin signups for our next Interfaith Hospitality hosting week, which is February 14–21. St. Paul’s has been a host congregation for homeless families since the program was launched in Salem, and many St. Paul’s members are regular volunteers. If you’ve never served in this wonderful ministry, start the new year off right by serving as a dinner or evening hospitality host, or by staying at St. Paul’s as an overnight host. If you want to beat the rush and be sure you get the day and job you want, call

Becky Muir at 503-364-0732 or email her at muirb@comcast.net. You may also sign up at church on January 17, 24, or 31, or February 7.




   Men’s Retreat  

Join other men from St. Paul’s for an overnight Lenten Retreat.  Focus on the acts of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane just prior to His arrest.  Friday evening, March 19th and all day Saturday, March 20th at the Shalom Prayer Center in Mt. Angel. Fliers are available in the Narthex.  For more information contact Tom Meier at (503) 769-9845 tomk7zz@gmail.com.  Availability is limited so sign-up early.


Peace and Justice

“Let us then pursue what makes for peace and mutual understanding.” --Romans 14: 13-23


Have you ever wondered what you can do to work for peace and justice in the city of Salem, in Marion or Polk County, and in the world beyond?  If so, you are invited to join a group of like-minded parishioners, to gather in God’s name to work for long-term, systemic change.


As a community of faith, we are actively involved in many worthy causes, including outreach work in the form of Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network, the Food Bank, Helping Hands, and much more. We also need to work toward long-term change. In what areas, you ask? Well, that is why we will meet: to share ideas and to develop a mutually agreed mission to embark on. We will meet the first time on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 116. This may take one hour, so please plan accordingly.


If you can attend, we will rejoice! If you cannot, please share your thoughts with Lisa Aofrate at 503-399-8739. No matter what, please pray: “For this community, the nation, and the world; For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.”

            “For the just and proper use of your creation; For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.”

--The Book of Common Prayer, p. 392

+ Amen



Please send your annual reports, A-Z updates, and website pictures and information to Kati at katiearp@stpaulsoregon.org. Annual reports are due by January 20th, 2010. A-Z and website information is needed as soon as possible. Thanks so much for your help.

~Kati Arp



St. Martha’s Guild is looking for new members. St. Martha’s Guild serves St. Paul’s and the community by holding two annual rummage sales. We invite interested women to attend our regular meeting at 1:00 p.m. on February 2nd in Room 116.


If you enjoy friendship, service, rummage sales and dessert, you’ll love St. Martha’s. Questions? Please call (evenings) Claudia Magee

503-390-2268, or Jane Ann Downs 503-364-2634.




If you are interested in having offering envelopes please let Kati know at 503-362-3661. They are available in the Narthex for pick-up on Sundays. Please take a packet, they are not assigned numbers. Thank you.




     Thus far, 251 individuals and families have made a gift to support the mission of St. Paul’s parish: “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known.”  The total comes to $418,013.  We remain far short of our goal of 360 pledges and I ask that you prayerfully consider making a pledge to support the work of this parish. With your help and continued support, we plan to continue bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. But ultimately it comes down to one person at a time making a pledge, writing a check, authorizing a stock transfer, or putting St. Paul’s in their estate plan.  That lone act of generosity is what allows us to proclaim the gospel in music, words, and actions.


Faithfully yours,

Jim +



2nd Annual St. Anne’s Lecture

April 18, 2010


Our speakers will be Dr. Ann Nicgorski and Dr. David McCreey, both professors at Willamette University.

The title of their presentation: 

Jesus of Nazareth: Early Christian Portraits & Places.






The January items of the month are soup and chili. Please drop off your donations in the Narthex or the church office.  Financial donations may be placed in the offering plate or sent to the church office.  Thank you for your support.





Taizé Services are the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Next Taizé Service is January 10th, at 7:30 p.m.




All parishioners, their family members, friends, and active military personnel are being prayed for on a regular basis. Our desire is to let you know we are here and care. If you wish to place someone on the prayer list, please contact Kati. 

PRAYER LIST FOR THE WEEK OF January 10-16, 2009

For those who suffer in mind, body, or spirit

Katie & David Angel

Russ Chandler

Craig Johnson

Bill Brickey


Alison Heer-Meiners


Stephanie Shipley

Russell T.



Jack Woudenburg

Bonnie Flannery

Marie Slade



Alicia Watson

Carolyn Johnson

Mary 0.


Linda E.

William & Betty Craig

Pat & Richard Slonina

Virginia DeLoretto


Doug Slama & family

Bill & Milli Carter

Rozalia Holmes

David Arnett


Marie Burroughs

Elsie & family

Gary Burton

Bob Johnson

Dave Lau




Ginny H.



CG & family

Heather & family

Janie V.

Charlene M.

Tami Neuenberg

Chris Wadleigh




For those who have died

Frank Mott (12-10-09)

Jackie Labhart (12-19-09)

Jim (12/24/09)

For those serving in our armed forces

Patric Frank

Dave Williams

Dan Sante

Sean Mellon

Jason Adams

Bill Riecke

Nathan Hanson

Sean Goward

Moses Tatman

Justin Pascoe

Kyle Phillips

Laura Theodorson

Nick Olson

Shawn Canatsey

Tim Mead

Frederick M. Heard

Brian Riese

Elli Neufeldt

Daniel Graves

Ryan Wells

Webster Pfingsten

Kendall McCloud

Jonathan Sieg

Jesston Wilson

Ed Fregoso

Dan Waddingham

Daniel Ito








The following are deadlines for articles at St. Paul’s:

The Word—Fridays by 5:00 p.m.

Bulletins—Thursdays by 8:00 a.m.

E-Board—Thursdays by 4:00 p.m.

Articles are subject to review and editing.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.