Whether you are an Episcopalian or not, our joyous community welcomes everyone and worships by coming together in laughter, song, and prayer via hybrid services, both in-person and live online via Zoom.  Visitors are welcome no matter who you are, where you are in the world, or where you are on your journey of faith, and we would love for you to join us for worship, prayer, learning, and serving our community.

Washington County Covid risk level is currently at Green/Low Risk, so wearing masks inside the church building is optional. We provide Hepa air filters in our classrooms and nursery. We encourage all who are eligible to be vaccinated and boosted against Covid and to continue washing hands frequently, using hand sanitizer, and any other measures to keep everyone healthy.

Christmas Eve

Saturday, Dec. 24th

4:00 pm Family Service: all children are welcome in the sanctuary

10:00 pm Carol Singing

10:30 pm Rite II Christmas Eve Service: with music

Christmas Day

Sunday, Dec. 25th

9:00 am Rite II Service: with music, all children are welcome in the sanctuary.

New Year's Day

Sunday, Jan. 1st

9:00 am Rite II Service: no music, all children are welcome in the sanctuary

Come Celebrate Christmas With Us!

St. Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church Welcomes You!

Welcome from Rev. Everett W. Charters IV

Welcome to the Beloved Community of St. Gabriel the Archangel! My name is Rev. Everett Charters and I am the Priest-in-Charge of this parish.

St. Gabriel is a vibrant and engaging congregation whose leadership and members are dedicated to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. We offer multiple “hybrid” Zoom/in-person worship services each week and have live music at our 10 am Rite II Eucharist. Our weekly classes, Christian formation, and fellowship opportunities continue to creatively respond to the needs and concerns of our most vulnerable members.

I am available for conversation with you— about this congregation, membership, our community, and our beliefs—or if there’s anything else on your mind.

All of us are delighted to share the joy of this faith community with you.

In the peace and love of Christ,

Everett+

Join Us For Worship

Sunday Services:  

8:00 am Rite I & 10:00 am Rite II Eucharists:
In-person and live online via Zoom

Sunday worship booklet

10:00 am Family Programs:
Church school: Preschool- 3rd grade Godly Play and 4th-7th grade Jr. Youth group classrooms. Visiting children are welcome!

Nursery: Free, drop in care for infants- 3 1/2 year olds.

Sr. Youth group: 8th-12th grade teens can sit in the service with our Youth ministers, take early Communion, then adjourn to the youth room for a quick check-in. Visiting Youth are welcome to join in.

Wednesday Service:

9:30 am Morning Prayer Service/4th Sunday of month Rite I Healing Eucharist:
In-person and live online via Zoom
Wednesday worship booklet

To join us for us for live online worship, get the Zoom links by going to the password-protected area in the lower right corner and entering the password. If you don’t know the password, please contact our church office by phone at 503-645-0744 during office hours or by email anytime at office@stgabrielpdx.org.

Where To Find Us

St. Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church of Portland, Oregon is located on top of a gentle slope in the suburban Bethany neighborhood in Washington County. You’ll find us where the cities of Portland, Beaverton, and Hillsboro meet at:
17435 NW West Union Rd, Portland, OR 97229
We are a 1/2 mile from 185th Avenue and 1 1/2 miles north of Sunset Highway 26.

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Special Events

Taizé Advent Evensong: Throughout the Sundays of Advent Dec. 4th, 11th, and 18th, St. Gabriel will be holding a special Evensong service starting at 5:30 pm. Evensong is a church service traditionally held near sunset focused on singing psalms and other biblical canticles. These Advent Evensongs will feature music from the Taizé Community, an ecumenical Christian monastic fraternity in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. The Worship Ministry offers the services as a chance to slow down the busy holiday season and allow yourself to experience the mystery of the birth of Christ.


Advent Outreach Cookie Project: Sunday, Dec. 11th during and after 10:00 am service. We will need volunteers to bring 3 dozen cookies and delivery drivers. Sign up to be a driver on the large sign in the narthex or contact Page.


Children’s Advent Play “God’s Dream for Us- Immanuel”: Rehearsals Sun. Dec. 4th and 11th after 10:00 am services around 11:30 am- 12:30 pm. All children and Youth are welcome to be part of the play- just show up! Performances Sunday, Dec. 18th during 10:00 am service, with a live reading at the 8:00 am service. 


Healing Station Offered 3rd Sundays of the month during the 10:00 am service including Dec. 18th by the St. Gabriel the Archangel icon.


55+ Friendship Circle Game Time: Every other Thursday including Dec. 1st, 15th, and 22nd from 1:00- 3:00 pm. A secular gathering of seniors enjoying social time, playing games together, and sharing light refreshments. Events are drop-in, free, and public. Masks are optional. Contact our church office with questions.


The Centering Prayer Group: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 pm including December 7th (no meeting Dec. 21st). Meet in the church library for an hour of rest in God’s presence, meeting God in the sound of sheer silence. We will begin each meeting with 20 minutes of Centering Prayer, followed by a spiritual reading and a brief check in with everyone. All are welcome.


4-Week Advent Book Study: Monday evenings Nov. 28- Dec. 19 at 6:00 pm. Discussion group based on the book With by Skye Jethani, about reimagining the way we relate to God- meet in the church library.

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