Diocese of Oregon COVID-19 Guidelines for the Reopening of Parishes

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Bishop’s Message regarding the Vestavia Hills Church Shooting

Dear Diocesan Family,  I write to you in deep grief. Yesterday, the community of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama experienced a horror that houses of worship fear: a shooting during a time […]

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The Medical Loan Closet Ministry of St. John’s, Bandon

This blog was written by Judy Jackson, Medical Loan Closet Coordinator for St. John Episcopal Church in Bandon, Oregon. Contact information is available at the end. A loan closet is a program that allows people […]

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The Alcena has been awarded funding – St. Philip the Deacon, Portland

This blog is taken from St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church’s website with the assistance of the Rev. Maria McDowell. Read the original post here. The image above was from Design Research Office LLC. On […]

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Support Efforts to Defend St. Timothy’s, Brookings Against City Ordinance

Dear Friends in Christ,  At our Convention last month, a motion was brought to the floor regarding our diocesan support of St. Timothy’s in Brookings and their ongoing tension with the City Council around the […]

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Making Singer’s Masks at St. Bede’s, Forest Grove

This blog was written by the Rev. Theresa Floyd, Retired Deacon and chaplain at Good Samaritan Hospital. At St. Bede’s in Forest Grove, our nave has a high ceiling with doors and windows we open […]

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2022 Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Important details and information about The Episcopal Church Medical Trust (Medical Trust) 2021 health benefit offerings and Annual Enrollment. Please share this information with all church employees.

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The Closing of Christ the King Episcopal Church in Stayton, Oregon

View as a PDF For over 30 years, the community of Christ the King on the Santiam served the community of Stayton, Oregon, and others in the Santiam Valley. In the late 1960s, a group […]

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Welcoming our Elders Home, at St. Philip the Deacon

This blog was written and contributed by the Rev. Maria McDowell and the community at St. Philip the Deacon, Portland. Learn more about St. Philip the Deacon’s work Welcoming our Elders Home by visiting their […]

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Salem Congregations Begin to “Crack”

Over three Saturdays in July, members representing all three Salem-area Episcopal parishes (Prince of Peace, St. Paul’s, and St. Timothy’s) – about 30 people in all – came together in person for reflection and small-group conversations about the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers’ important new book, The Church Cracked Open.

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Diocese of Oregon COVID-19 Guidelines for the Reopening of Parishes

Almost as quickly as health authorities asked us to cease holding public worship in March 2020, the CDC has suddenly announced that it is appropriate for fully vaccinated people to gather unmasked indoors and outdoors. […]

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