2017 Summer Worship
Our 7:30 am service is deeply rooted in in the history of the church, using the Rite One liturgy without music. Followed by Fellowship and Forum (at 9:00 am)
During the summer months, our 10:00 am service offers a liturgical vacation as we adopt services from other parts of the world. For the next few months we are using a service adapted from a service at Christ Church Cathedral, in Dublin. That service is itself based on liturgies of the Iona Community.
St. Columba first established a monastic community on the Isle of Iona in 563 (making this the 1,454th anniversary of his arrival). From Iona, a small island in the Western Hebrides (just off the coast of what is now Scotland), a Celtic form of Christianity spread through Scotland and northern England.
In the 20th century, a local Scottish clergyman worked to rebuild the medieval abbey that grew up on the site of Columba’s first monastery. More importantly, he established a new ecumenical community grounded in the Celtic traditions and addressing the needs of a modern world.
Peace from A Celtic Liturgy
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace be always with you.
People: And also with you.
All are welcome!
Lessons for each Sunday are available at http://www.lectionarypage.net/
There is an old saying that goes: “There are two things you can’t do alone: get married and be a Christian.”
While someone can be a very holy and evolved being, a great teacher and leader, Christianity, like marriage, is a community affair.
The structure for our coming together as a thing we call “Church” in the Episcopal Tradition is laid out for us in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and by working with our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Michael Hanley. These two guide the form and options of our common worship, and then our own parish leaders, especially Canon Linda, guide us week to week by making choices and crafting opportunities to locate our common worship in the actual and specific life of this part of Clackamas County.
In this way Church is always both local and universal, personal and communal, reflecting the Abba God revealed by Jesus – eternal, beyond history, yet caring for every person, (even the hairs on their heads,) and every sparrow every day.