Advent Taizé Service

Advent Taizé Service

Lovely meditative Taizé service is offered each Wednesday in Advent. Broadcast/recorded via YouTube. Masks required.

Advent Taizé Service

Lovely meditative Taizé service is offered each Wednesday in Advent. Broadcast/recorded via YouTube. Masks required.

Las Posadas

Join neighbors from across the diocese at the cathedral for Las Posadas, the Mexican Advent celebration commemorating Mary and Josph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem. Our procession will be followed by a fiesta with piñatas and homemade tamales. Gather with friends from the Latino & metro communities to share the joy at this Advent celebration for all ages! ¡Todos están bienvenidos!

Advent Taizé Service

Lovely meditative Taizé service is offered each Wednesday in Advent. Broadcast/recorded via YouTube. Masks required.

Advent Lessons & Carols

In preparation for the holiday season, we invite you to enjoy Advent Lessons & Carols, a beautiful evening of seasonal music, readings, community, and reflection.

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8 for a live stream at

Advent Lessons & Carols is a longstanding tradition at OES and a tangible sign of our Episcopal identity. The annual event is perfect for the whole family, as it illuminates the importance of gathering each season to celebrate peace, hope, and light.

Advent Icon Walk

Gather on Trinity’s beautiful inlaid wooden labyrinth for a reflective and meditative walk for Advent, a season of contemplation and preparation for the coming of the light. This special labyrinth walk uses lights and iconography to create a sacred space quiet the mind and connect with the small, still voice of calm.

Stay for the full walk, or drop in any time between 6:00-8:00 pm. Free to the public.

Advent Lessons & Carols

The Trinity Cathedral Choir leads us in the return of this annual festival liturgy, a beloved Advent tradition styled after Lessons & Carols at King’s College in Cambridge, England.

Featuring an array of seasonal music, readings, and prayers, this beautiful and contemplative service helps us celebrate the season of Advent.

Always a popular event; be sure to arrive early if you plan to attend in person! In person &  livestreamed.

Advent Music for Voice, Instruments, and Organ

Advent Music for Voice, Instruments and Organ, Dr. Paul Klemme, accompanist, 1975 Gabriel Kney organ.

Guest musicians include Roxanne Shoemaker, Flutist; Mitch Iimori, Oboist; Allison Knotts, Vocalist; Esther Shim, Violinist; Caius Oprea, Violinist; Karen Vincent, Violist; and Annabeth Shirley, Cellist.

The concert will be in person at St. Paul’s with facemasks required and live-streamed on YouTube. Go to and select “Music Guild Concerts” from the top menu bar. We thank you for your continued support!

Advent Zoom Study – The Fall, Original Sin and the Mind of God

Wednesday evening Advent learning series hosted by Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Corvallis 

You are cordially invited to join us for our annual Advent learning series in early December. This year we are delighted to welcome Rabbi Maurice Harris as our guest presenter. Rabbi Maurice is familiar with Good Sam, as he taught a series on Jewish Midrash biblical interpretation here a few years ago. This Advent he will be joining us for a two week class from Philadelphia via Zoom.
Wednesday, December 1st and 8th at 7.00 p.m. Pacific Time:
Meeting ID: 820 8992 9182
Passcode: 908232

Reasonable Defiance and Disturbing Obedience in Genesis:
The Fall, Original Sin and the Mind of God
In these two sessions, we’ll explore Jewish teachings and interpretations of two of the most foundational stories in Genesis: the banishment of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3), and Abraham’s near sacrifice of his son, Isaac, upon an altar (Genesis 22). Using online slides, Rabbi Maurice will present several examples of rabbinic midrash that have shaped traditional Jewish understandings of these stories, and he will introduce some of the interpretive methods that characterize midrash in the process. During discussion, he will ask about and seek to understand classical Christian interpretations of these texts, in the spirit of mutual spiritual appreciation and inquiry.

Rabbi Maurice Harris works at Reconstructing Judaism, the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement of Judaism, in Wyncote, PA.
Previously, Maurice served as Associate Rabbi and Head of School at Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, Oregon.
Maurice is the author of three books: Moses: A Stranger among Us (2012); Leviticus: You Have No Idea (2013); and The Forgotten Sage: Rabbi Joshua ben Hananiah and the Birth of Judaism as We Know It (2019), all from Cascade Books.

Advent Term | Wednesday at the Commons

Join us every Wednesday evening for a wide variety of classes that open us to new ways of thinking, push us to go deeper in our relationships and commitments, and offer us new insights into each other and God. Learn more &  register at

Advent Term Classes (4 sessions)
– How Then Shall We Live? Toward A Spirituality of Resistance (taught by Fumi Tosu)
– Two Organists Walk into a Chancel (taught by Lee Garrett & Bruce Neswick)
– An Advent Journey Through the Holy Land (taught by Nathan LeRud, Sara Fischer & Keith Walters)

(recurring weekly, 12/1-22)