St. Andrew and All Souls Episcopal Church

Progressive, catholic Christian community in north Portland Portland, OR
St. Andrew and All Souls Episcopal Church

Who We Are

St. Andrew and All Souls is the Episcopal parish serving north Portland. We welcome you to join us in practicing progressive catholic Christianity, which is welcoming to people from every culture, race, economic status, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Together, we seek to be a life-giving and transformative community in the way of Jesus, working in partnership with all of our neighbors towards the full and well being of all.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Creative, Down to Earth, Progressive, Gay affirming, Historic, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Young Adults, Food Pantry

Music
Traditional Hymns, Indie, Passionate Reverent, Chanting, Organ

Denomination
Episcopal

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1895

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
7600 N Hereford Avenue
Portland, OR 97203

Phone

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
We gather for (leitourgia) the liturgical celebration of Mass /Holy Eucharist, the most ancient pattern of Christian gathering, yet expressed in ways that speak to us, reflecting our own creativity, the arts and current culture. On Wednesdays, 6:30 pm (September-June) we gather for Vespers (Evening Prayer). On Sundays We gather for Mass/Eucharist/The Liturgy of Holy Communion at 9:15 am using the traditional Episcopal liturgy of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and at 11:15 am for our emerging Mass (Anglican liturgy creatively expressed). We gather for diakonia (doing good and serving others in Jesus’ name). The last Sunday of the month we hold one ‘all community Mass‘ alternating the traditional ad emerging idioms. We also gather for ‘didache‘ (times of teaching and learning). We gather for cultural discussions and artistic expression with food and drink (called ‘sessions’) and we gather for koinonia (to just be together and enjoy community). What can I expect if I show up and what style of worship do you use? Our worship is ancient, sacramental, contemplative, culturally resonate and creative. Our main concern is not style, but curating worship to facilitate authentic personal and communal encounters with God. The ‘traditional vs contemporary’ worship controversies within the modern church make no sense for us. We are part of a faith tradition over two thousand years old, so we are traditional. We are also living in the 21st century, so we engage current culture, using arts, music and media from today. Our 9:30 gathering uses The 1979 Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and The Hymnal 1982, official worship resources of The Episcopal Church. The 11:15 gathering uses texts from The BCP, other ancient and modern sources, along with texts we compose ourselves. In the 11:15 mass we make use of diverse musical forms and instrumentation. Our Daily Office (prayer gatherings) tend towards the monastic and contemplative, being simple and mostly spoken with extended periods of silence.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Our weekly gathering is around Jesus Christ and everyone is truly welcome no matter what you believe. Everyone is welcome to come and experience and participate as little or as much as you like and fee comfortable with. We are happy to answer your questions as you choose to ask and want to learn about our worship gatherings and spiritual practices. You can expect to be warmly welcomed and to have an authentic encounter with God. We hold that Christ is the host of all who gather (newcomers and regulars alike) and everyone who experiences Christ’s welcome is also invited to extend God’s welcome to others.

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