A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. ~ John 13:34

Our Mission

As the Parish of St. John the Baptist we strive to share the Good news of God, to grow as Christian disciples, and to respond to the needs of the world in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Service Times


A prayer for the Sundays in March

Dear God, if we cannot be brilliant, let us be kind. If we cannot change the world, let us inspire just one other to do so. If we cannot give away riches, let us be loving. Let us be known for kindness, for it is the greatest glory. Amen.

St. John’s clergy is naming the 2017/2018 academic year THE YEAR OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. Each month will focus on one of the nine fruits of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians: love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. March’s theme is KINDNESS.


Lenten Schedule

St. John’s will once again celebrate its Wednesday evening Lenten Programs. Taizé Worship will occur in the Lady Chapel at 5:30 pm, followed by a soup/salad supper around 6:00. Our program will begin at 6:45 and go until 8:00. Please let the church office know if you desire child care.

During our Year of the Holy Spirit, we will spend this Lent looking at how the Holy Spirit is viewed in various traditions.

WEDNESDAY, February 21

An Old Testament scholar will start us off by examining references and early understandings of the Spirit of God in the Hebrew Scriptures.

WEDNESDAY, February 28

The Quaker tradition has long relied on the movement of the Holy Spirit in their religious gatherings. A lifelong Quaker and former professor at George Fox will share her insights on how the Spirit is experienced among Friends.


During centuries of the West being almost exclusively preoccupied with the second Person of the Trinity, Eastern Orthodoxy has maintained a robust relationship with the Holy Spirit. An Orthodox theologian, now Episcopal priest, will share her perspective on the Spirit’s role in Orthodoxy.


More Evangelical Churches have also had a rich experience of the Holy Spirit, especially the Holiness Tradition. This night we will explore some of their unique practices and insights.


Finally, Fr. Robert will lead us in a reflection on the Anglican (Episcopal) understanding of the Holy Spirit in our life and worship.

Weekly Liturgical Schedule


 8:00 AM Said Eucharist
Traditional service of Holy Communion
10:00 AM Choral Eucharist
Sung service of Holy Communion (contemporary language)
(Nursery Care Provided)

9:00 AM Morning Prayer
9:25 AM Holy Eucharist & Healing Prayer

Wednesdays & Thursdays
9:00 AM Morning Prayer

Where to find us

We are located at on the campus of the Oregon Episcopal School.

6300 SW Nicol Road
Portland, OR 97223

Phone: (503) 245-3777
Fax: (503) 293-1105



On the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Father Colin answers “Who is in the Communion of Saints?”. Sermons help us to reflect on the scriptures that are shared during worship and to gain a new understanding on how these teachings are relevant in our daily lives. For additional sermons go to the menu tab titled “Sermons” at the top of this page to see and hear some of this year’s preachers.



St. John is active in a variety of events including special musical performances, lecture series, travel opportunities, and social ministry volunteer work. At one Sunday service, we partnered with Oregon Episcopal School; students shared some of the ways the church helped them in their faith and in social ministries:


Music Performances

St. John the Baptist is known for its musical talent! Hear the Schubert Mass in G sung by the choirs of St. John’s and St. Bartholomew’s, Beaverton.

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