December 30, 2016


Blessings for the remaining days of Christmas and for the New Year. January 6 marks the Epiphany when the Magi visited the Christ Child and offered gifts to honor him. May we look for the child in all whom we meet and offer the gifts we have to spread God’s love into the whole world.

Thank you to all who made our services happen. Junior Warden Bill Larson and Ginny, Office Angels, Altar Guild, Flower Guild, Musicians and Choir, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Counters, Cleaning Crew and everyone who offered to help and joined in making the church a beautiful offering to the community.

In Christ,



St Catherine’s Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, January 22 following the 9:30 AM worship service.

Bishop’s Advisory Committee Membership

The Bishop’s Advisory Committee (click for current membership) comprises the lay leadership of our church.  Its membership is drawn from contributing members of St. Catherine’s who have a heart for the wholeness and growth of our congregation, and are willing and able to work with others as part of a diverse team. We will have several positions to fill at our Annual Meeting January 22. If you would like to be considered to serve your church in this capacity, please contact me directly by e-mail, or by phone at 503-457-5244


Family Helped

Thanks to your generosity the family who needed help had a much merrier Christmas:

l was able to buy a coat at Goodwill for a grandmother and a new coat for one child plus underwear and pajamas for 4 children. I bought 5 new coats for the family we discussed . Sales and the extra 15% off sale before 1 PM helped.  They are wonderful stylin’ warm coats. All were delivered on December 22 along with pantry items from the
Melton household.  The  little goodie bags from the Posadas brought smiles and so did a bag of Little Cutie oranges.
Thank you so very much. I can t express the joy I felt from tne generosity and kindness shown.  The people were so pleased.

Beverly Goertzen
Nehalem Elementary School Liaison

Bill and Ann+
Christmas Morning

Crog and Santa

New office phone number:

New cell phone for
the Vicar: