This Week at St. John’s

Thanks to Hikmet and Rebecca Oswald, our COFFEE HOUR hosts Sunday (March 24). If you would like to participate in this ministry, please sign-up in the narthex.

ANNUAL BACH MARATHON CONCERT (the American Guild of Organists, Portland chapter) will be at St. John’s this Sunday, March 24 at 2:00PM. Freewill donation baskets available, with all proceeds going to the chapter’s scholarship fund. This year’s performers include host organist Fred Beal. Everyone is encouraged to bring homework, a book, knitting, or other quiet activity to be enjoyed while listening to wonderful music. Come when you want, leave when you must

EXPLORING CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT a program based on the Catechism of the Church meeting every Wednesday through Lent. This will serve not only as a strong preparation for those seeking initiation into the faith, but also as our yearly Lenten Study Program. Take a deeper dive into your faith life for renewed commitment. The sessions will begin at 6:00 pm with a simple meal allowing the participants to socialize with one another. Instruction will commence at 6:45, ending promptly at 8:00 pm. Sign up in the Narthex.        March 27: Holy Eucharist and Holy Baptism 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed every Friday during Lent through Good Friday in the church at 12:00 noon.  Booklets are available in the Narthex for use at any time.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION! SAVE the DATE: AUGUST 10. Let’s make this a fun, fantastic event! You are the STARs that will shine because of your time, talent and treasure! Monica 503-757-3385. Share your ideas!

PARISH RETREAT, Worship in Spirit & in Truth, runs Friday evening, July 19-July 20 at 5pm at Menucha Retreat Center. That Sunday, we conclude with an Outdoor Mass at St. John’s. Details of the retreat program, children’s activities and room assignments can be found in the March Forerunner. Until then, Save the Dates for fellowship and worship.

DONATIONS FOR WILLIAM TEMPLE HOUSE FOOD PANTRY – William Temple House has asked if we could gear our food donations in February and March to the following high need items for their Food Pantry – Soup, Chili and Rice.  Please put your donations in the small barrel in the Narthex labeled William Temple House and we will make sure they get to the Pantry. Thank you!!