St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

2201 SW Vermont St., Portland, OR 97219 – (503) 246-1949

Month: February 2015 (page 1 of 2)

Benefit Concert for SW Hope

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will be hosting a benefit concert for SW Hope featuring “Kendalin.” They are a Portland-based, folk-fusion band and are very excited to share their music with the community. The ensemble’s unique sound draws on a wide variety of folk traditions, including Celtic, Nordic, Middle Eastern and more, inviting the audience to connect to a sound that is both new and familiar. The concert is Saturday, February 21st at 7 P.M. A good will offering will be taken at the concert. Please think about enjoying a night out to support a great cause. Location is St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.

Ash Wednesday

Shared services between St. Barnabas Episcopal and Sts. Brendan & Brigid on Wednesday, February 18th. Services are at 12:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M. Rev. Sean Wall will preside and Fr. Chuck Copper of Sts. Brendan & Brigid will preach.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

Tuesday, February 17th, 6:00 P.M. The dinner is hosted by the Vestry.

Men’s Breakfast

3rd Sunday, February 15th: Come to church a little early – or stay late after the 8:00 A.M. service – and enjoy a meal and fellowship. This is a great Sunday for food, as  following the 10:00 A.M. service please stay for Souper Bowl Sunday Kick-off for SW HOPE: Feed the Hungry Campaign.

Stump the Priest

The church calendar has a three year cycle (years A, B, and C). Why is that and how did they decide which lessons to include in each year?

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SW HOPE: Feed the Hungry Campaign Kick-off February 15th

Father Sean’s sermon on February 1st, Super Bowl Sunday, mentioned the gluttonous amounts of food Americans will consume on this Football “Holy” Day. According to the Washington Post, Americans purchase more groceries in the two weeks before the Super Bowl than any other time of the year, including Thanksgiving. And Americans will also eat more than 1.2 billion chicken wings, 11 million slices of Domino’s pizza, 11.2 million potato chips, 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips, and all sorts of other delicious, but caloric fare. And it is reported that we eat even more if our team loses! The article did not mention how much beer or soda is consumed to wash it all down or Tums to address the post-game indigestion!
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Free Community Dinner

Saturday, February 14th, 5:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M. Make it a Valentine Evening! Volunteers always welcome, the cooking starts at 2 P.M. Signup sheet is on the bulletin board in Grafe Hall. Dinner is each 2nd Saturday, so if you are busy this month, mark your calendar for next month!

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