ST FRANCIS of ASSISI
established in 1979
Worship Opportunities at St. Francis
Sunday, 8:00 am - Rite II Holy Eucharist (spoken liturgy)
Sunday, 10:30 am - Rite II Holy Eucharist and Choir
Wednesday, 12:00 pm - Rite I Holy Eucharist
September through May
(not during the summer months)
Church office hours
Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
PO Box 445
8818 SW Miley Rd
SE Corner of I-5, at the Charbonneau Exit
Wilsonville, OR 97070
UPCOMING CHURCH EVENTS
7 at 7, Morning Prayer
7:00 am, weekdays through Lent
Stations of the Cross at Mt. Angel
March 25, 9:00 am
March 28, 4:30 pm
Break Bread and Compline
March 29, 6:00 pm; April 5, 6:00 pm
Guys Nite Out
April 6, 5:45
Backpack Buddies (sorting)
April 10, 3:00 pm
Backpack Buddies (packing)
April 11, 9:00 am
April 12, 5:30 pm
Sundays, 12:00 pm
Wednesdays, weekly, 12:00 pm
Walking the Stations of the Cross: A Message from the Healthy Living Ministry
Following on ancient Christian traditions of pilgrimage to sacred sites, the Healthy Living Ministry is organizing visits to The Stations of the Cross, located along the hill that leads to Mount Angel Benedictine Abbey. We propose to do the readings appropriate to each Station, rememorating and reflecting on the Way taken by Christ to his Cross. This sacred devotion of walking along the Stations, also known as Via Crucis or Via Dolorosa, will be practiced by our group on two occasions during Lent — once on a weekday and once during a weekend.
Saturday, March 25, 9:00 am
Meeting point: Parking lot of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church (we will carpool, as needed). Please be ready to depart at the announced times. Time allotted for the whole activity: 3 hours. This time includes driving from St. Francis Episcopal Church, and the return.
Recommendations: Please dress adequately to be outdoors during the Oregon spring (comfortable walking shoes, pants, jackets, hats, scarves, umbrellas or raincoats) and be prepared to process from Station to Station for about 1 hour. The 14 Stations of the Cross run parallel to the Abbey driveway, moving uphill, and are located in a beautiful and serene wooded area complete with spring flowers blooming. If you are a driver, please leave your passengers at the bottom of the hill, near the First Station; drive uphill to the Abbey and park in the “Visitors Parking Lot”. DO NOT PARK along the long driveway that leads to the Abbey. Once you have parked, please walk quickly downhill to join the church group at the First Station. These are grounds of a Benedictine Abbey, a Roman Catholic monastic order that practices and cultivates silence and quiet prayer and meditation. We would appreciate it, if our church group would respectfully keep this into consideration during our visit.
Brief history of Mount Angel Abby and Stations of the Cross
In 1882 a small group of Benedictine monks arrived in Oregon to found an abbey similar to the one they had left behind high in the Alpine village of Engelberg, Switzerland. Five years later they founded Mount Angel College, and shortly thereafter, they founded a seminary, whose priest alumni have served millions of Catholics ever since. They also established the Benedictine Press (no longer in existence) and a library, which has grown into one of the most significant theological libraries in the Pacific Northwest. In March of 1883 the small chapel currently in the cemetery had been built and was being used for worship. The original wooden monastery was built at the bottom of the hill and the monks moved into it July 14, 1884. The Stations of the Cross that line the entrance road and run parallel to Abbey Drive were also being constructed at this time. In 1889, Mr. Weber (originally from Mt. Angel, but who later moved to California), purchased and gave to the monks, the Stations of the Cross statues; these originally came from Munich, Germany.
If interested in joining us, please add your name to the sign-up sheet. We need people to sign-up for the activity, so we will know how many booklets should be needed. For more information regarding these visits, please contact Lucia Jorge-Nebert (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 503 694 8482) or Deacon Ken Russell (email: email@example.com).
Wilsonville Community Food Bank
Again this year the Food Bank requested that we concentrate on selected food items: cereal, peanut butter and fresh fruit. Please bring your donated items and place them in the basket that is in the Narthex. You may also donate money and a donation box marked Food Bank will be on the rear table.
The Wilsonville Food Bank helps feed over 125 in our area.
Thank you for all your donations!
Lenten Activities at St. Francis
Soup, Salad and Compline – Weekly supper and night service, starts Wednesday March 8, through April 5 at 6:00 pm
•“Christian Behavior with C.S. Lewis”
Fr. Tony and Dcn. Ken (Parish Hall Classroom)
9:15 am - 10:15 am
•7 at 7 – Morning Prayer - Starts March 2, every weekday morning at 7:00 am, Fr. Tony’s office •Morning and Evening Prayer Cards, available in Narthex •Moving Meditations – Meditations while walking – Done outside on your own or in small groups, books available in the church office •Forward Day by Day – Daily meditation magazine to be read on your own, available in the church office •Meditations with Fr. Doug Woodridge – Meditation book to be read on your own, books available in the church office •Good Lord, Deliver Us and Ashes and the Phoenix – Lenten books to be read on your own, books available in the church office •Lenten alms giving to benefit Bishop Moses’ Diocese in South Sudan. •Spring Cleaning for William Temple House – Bring your clothes, donations, household goods, etc.
Palm Cross Making: April 8, 9:00 am
in the Parish Hall
April 9 Palm Sunday: 8:00 am & 10:30 am
April 13 Soup Supper: 5:30 pm
April 13 Maundy Thursday: 7:00 pm
April 13 Overnight Prayer Vigil: 9:00 pm – 6:00 am
April 14 Good Friday: Noon & 7:00 pm
April 14 Stations of the Cross: 1:00 pm
April 15 Easter Vigil: 8:00 pm
April 16 Easter: 8:00 am & 10:30 am
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