Welcome to St. Paul's Episcopal Church


“To Know Christ and To Make Him Known"



Diocese of Oregon                                                   November 6, 2009                               St. Paul’s Website

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The next three Sunday’s Coffee classes will be presented by Cherie Renae. The title for this series is “Mysticism in the Church-Female Mystics Through the Ages.”



We wish to extend a great big thank you to all of you "growers" who participated in the sharing through "Abundant Harvest", our Fruit and Vegetable Stand. Your generosity made our first year a success and we look forward to our next harvest season.



As of noon on November 6th we had received 94 pledges totaling $214,564. Pledge cards are available on St. Paul’s website at stpaulsoregon.org. You can print a copy and return by mail, in person, or return as an email attachment to katiearp@stpaulsoregon.org. As




The choirs of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be featured in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s cantata “St. Nicolas” on December 6th the actual feast day of St. Nicolas.   A dramatic cantata in nine scenes, this 1948 composition by Britten depicts the life of Saint Nicolas, his faith, his miracles and his enduring legacy. The part of Nicolas is sung by a solo tenor.  The choir transforms themselves into various contrasting characters during the drama, relate the adventures with the conviction of eye-witnesses and tie the story together with their prayers and praise. Scott Tuomi, Director of Music at St. Michaels and All Angels, Portland and Professor of Voice at Pacific University will sing the part of Nicolas, while the Advent Choir, Grace Notes and Trinity Choir at St. Paul’s take up the supporting role with orchestral accompaniment.  The concert will follow the service of Evensong at 4:00 p.m. that day.

~Paul Klemme

   Director of Music Ministries


   Thank you to all our wonderful Interfaith volunteers!   

Three wonderful families (including seven children) enjoyed the hospitality of St. Paul's thanks to the faithful volunteers who helped with moving, feeding and caring for our Interfaith guests. Gratitude and thanks to Roy Colescott, Don Russo, Larry Delk, Charlotte Fisher, Bob Morris, Paul Goodwin, Melissa Hayden, Sharon McWhorter, Warren Harmon, John Clyde, Rich Blank, Helen West, Billijean Hill, Robin Dorman, Barb Dakopolos, Grieke Moran, Alex and Elaine Sanchez, Milt and Charlene Robbins, the women of Sorores Animae, Doug Lusk, Stephanie Shipley, Francine Ott, Jeannie Reutter, Megan Rosevear, Brian and Berri Leslie,  Catherine Pederson, Elaine and Larry Goss, Tom Ferron, Grant and Becky Heintz, Sean Brooks, Lisa Aofrate, Gary Brandt, Pam Braun, Michelle Deister, Susan Clark, Lynda Tiffany, Bob Muir, and Jon Langenwalter. What you do makes a real difference in peoples' lives.



It is time to ring the bells for the Salvation Army. We are "ringing" the bucket on the skybridge by Macys on two Saturdays in December. The 5th and the 12th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. If you would like to take a one hour shift contact Jean Bissell at 503-581-7056 or email: jacbissell@gmail.com.



 Knit, Pray, Crochet will meet again on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 108 next to the office.  It will be fun to see where every one is with their scarves for the homeless.  Remember-- we'll be collecting them on December 1st so keep up the good work!

At our meeting we'll be putting completed scarves in bags with a note on the outside so please bring "sharpies" or good writing markers to help out.  All are welcome---if you've never come before please join us.  Questions?  call Susan at 503-365-1990.


   Helping Hands Benefit Concert 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be hosting a benefit concert for Helping Hands on Sunday, November 15th at 4 pm. The first section of the program will explore the sacred church music of Vivaldi and include two selections from his “Gloria” a concerto for harp and strings, a double chorus for women’s voices and a solo cantata for soprano, strings, and organ. The middle section will focus on Pergolesi and will include three movements from his “Stabat Mater” for soprano and alto along with a duet for soprano and baritone and the seldom heard choral piece “Vexilla Regis”. The program will end with the music of the Haydn brothers: Franz Joseph and Michael Haydn and include a string trio and quartet, a piano piece and a piece for women’s voices. The program will end with Joseph Haydn’s “The Heavens Are Telling” from The Creation. Assisting on the program are Michelle Wardrip, Susan Miller, Karen Vincent, Mark and Priscilla Lindsey, Marcia Christensen, Becky Muir, Paul Klemme, Dorothy Grace Bernhard, Jim Steinberger and other members of the Trinity Choir. There is a suggested donation of $10.00. St. Paul’s is located at 1444 Liberty Street SE in Salem. For more information about the program, please call 503-362-3661.


   Helping Hands Grand Opening   

Helping Hands Resources invites friends and supporters to an Open House on November 16th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1755 13th St. SE to tour our new building. 


For parishioners who do not know about Helping Hands, it was founded in 1967 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and has been in continuous operation since then. Helping Hands is an all–volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to care for the community’s needy through the distribution of clothing, bedding and household items at no charge. It is entirely funded by community donations and a grant from United Way. 


St. Paul’s has generously supported Helping Hands since its inception:  Trinity Choir members contribute financially by sharing profits from the Salem Art Fair Chi Yo sales;

St. Anne’s Guild regularly donates funds from their annual events; Outreach Commission and St. Paul’s Youth Group provide supportive activities; St. Martha, St. Helena and St. Joseph’s Guilds contribute clothing and supplies to Helping Hands; and a number of parishioners volunteer at the Center or for special events.


About the new building…After renting throughout South Salem for 37 years, the decision was made to purchase the house that was currently rented.  With grants and donations, the house and property was purchased by November 2007.  A Task Force of community leaders was formed to determine if the existing house should be remodeled or a new building constructed. The decision was to construct a new building, including a career clothing program for job seekers, at the same site.  Construction began on May 9, 2009 and will be completed the first week in November, and during this time Helping Hands has been in a temporary location. The new building will be open for business beginning November 30…five mornings a week, Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 9:00 am to noon.

~ June Hughes

Phone 503-362-8326





The November Foodbank items of the month are canned fruit. 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.




Linda Lange is resigning after serving as the Blood Drive coordinator for St. Paul’s after seven years. If you are interested in this ministry please let Kati in the office know. Linda is willing to help train her predecessor. Thank you Linda for all your time, love, and caring.





Taizé Services are the second, fourth and fifth Sundays of the month. Next Taizé Service is November 8, at 7:30 p.m.


[1984] Twenty-Five years ago this week it was announced that it is almost basketball season and St. Paul’s “magnificent team” is gearing up for the Church League season.


[1999] Ten years ago this week at St. Paul’s the Choral Evensong will be “St. Nicholas” featuring the combined choirs of St. Paul’s and St. Michael and All Angels, Portland.



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. 


For those who suffer in mind, body, or spirit

Alison Heer-Meiners

Mary O.

Craig Johnson

Bill Brickey


Katie & David Angel






Marie Slade


Russell T.

Bonnie Flanery



Schafer family


Gary Miller

Virginia DeLoretto

Amber Campana

Stephanie Shipley


Lois Paisley

JoAnn DiGiulio

Carolyn Johnson

C.G. & Family

Marilyn Lewis

Doug S. & family

Linda E.










For those who have died

Cliff Bowder (10-28-09)

Joyce Wright (10-25-09)

Paul Merkle (10-25-09)



For those serving in our armed forces

Patric Frank

Dave Williams

Dan Sante

Sean Mellon

Jason Adams

Webster Pfingsten

Kendall McCloud

Jonathan Sieg

Bill Riecke

Nathan Hanson

Sean Goward

Moses Tatman

Justin Pascoe

Elli Neufeldt

Daniel Graves

Ryan Wells

Kyle Phillips

Laura Theodorson

Nick Olson

Shawn Canatsey

Tim Mead

Jesston Wilson

Brian Riese

Frederick M. Heard

Ed Fregoso