Office Hours

Closed Mondays
9am - 1pm Tuesdays - Fridays
Fr. Brent is generally in Wednesday - Sunday; hours vary.

Announcements & Prayers

Announcements for the week of December 3rd



Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplation rooted in Scripture and presented in an updated format to make it available to ordinary people who are experiencing a hunger for a deeper life of prayer.  It is a type of silent meditation whereby letting go of thoughts is seen as consenting to the presence and action of God in our everyday lives.  During Advent, Centering Prayer will be presented, practiced, and discussed on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Join us on December 6th, 13th and 20th.  



The HSK Advent Giving Tree is a project to raise funds for the Home Starter Kits ministry.  The demand has been steadily increasing.  Pick up information in the back of the church next to the tree, and help us decorate with ornaments made by the children.  Your gift is most welcome and will help keep alive a program that assists those making milestone transitions in their lives.

Lector Ministry The Lector Ministry is always looking for new voices in this very important service to the church. If interested, please contact Kim Gill.

Choristers and families are going caroling on December 17th after the greening of the church.  Everyone is welcome to join.

Join the Lunch Bunch, an “equal opportunity unisex group,” at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at local restaurants for lunch and fellowship at the following locations:
December 5, Sixth St. Grill, 55 W. 6th Ave.
December 12, Plank Town, 346 Main St., Springfield
December 19, Chapala, 68 E. 29th Ave.


Mark Hubbell is available to work, inside and outside jobs.



First United Methodist is hosting Advent Organ Recitals on Fridays at noon, featuring seasonal music on the beautiful Hochhalter pipe organ.  These forty-five minute concerts are designed to provide a time of respite from the busy-ness of the season; free and open to all.  This Friday, December 8, at noon – Dr. Barbara Baird (organist at First Congregational Church and organ faculty, University of Oregon) plays music of Langlais, Purvis and Walcha.




Upcoming this Week

Sunday, December 10, 2017

      Breakfast Ministry, 1st Christian Church - 6:45 AM to 10:30 AM
      Holy Eucharist Rite I - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Nursery Open - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      Godly Play & Sunday School - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
      Holy Eucharist Rite II - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
      Sermon "Talk Back," PH - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
The Adult Formation Team is offering a time after the 10:30 service to discuss the sermon.  Grab a cookie and a drink and come to the parish hall to reflect on and discuss the day’s sermon.
      AA (Co-ed), PH - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Monday, December 11, 2017

      Dreamers Acting Studio, PH - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

      Treasurer's Work Session, PH - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      Lunch Bunch - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
      Contemplative Prayer, nave - 12/12/2017 -hour on Tuesdays for contemplative prayer.  All are invited.
      Breast Cancer Support Group, YR - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

      Holy Eucharist - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
      Home Starter Kit Filling, PH -- Suspended - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
      Adult Formation - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sandra Wu will lead three sessions on Centering Paryer:  December 6, 13, 20
      Choristers Rehearsal - 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
  Choristers is open to all young singers starting at age 6 or beginning first grade.  Members of Choristers will learn the basics of using their voices and sharing messages of love, hope and praise through song.
      Resurrection Choir Rehearsal - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
COR choir is made up of adults who love to sing and need a place to express their inner diva.  All singers are welcome, although it is important that you are able to match pitches.  You do not need to read music, only to love music.  All parts are needed, but especially we would love to have more sopranos and men. 
      Men's AA, PH - 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Thursday, December 14, 2017

      Piecemakers (Quilting), PH - 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
      Vestry Meeting, YR - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Friday, December 15, 2017

      Contemplative Prayer - 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
      Morning Prayer - 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
      Treasurer's Work Session, YR - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
      Tai Chi, PH - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Staff Meeting & Christmas Party, YR - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
      Church Game Night, PH - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday, December 16, 2017

      Altar Guild Work Party - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Contemplative Mass - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

God’s blessings on our Outreach Commission.

God’s blessings on Occupy Medical Clinic.

God’s blessings on St. Aiden, Gresham:  Esme Culver, priest-in-charge; St. Luke the Physician, Gresham:  Doug Scott, interim rector, Laurel Hart, deacon; All Saints, Hillsboro:  Karen LaJoy Smith, rector; Misión Todos los Santos, Hillsboro:  Wilson Ferreira, vicar.

God’s blessings on the Diocese of West Buganda (Uganda), the Rt. Rev. Henry Katumba-Tamale, Bishop.