Our Spiritual Journey
Worshiping at St Gabriel
The Episcopal Church celebrates progressive values in a traditional worship environment. All are invited to come as you are to any of our online worship services or gatherings and welcome the love of Jesus into your life.
St. Gabriel offers two live online Zoom worship services on Sunday morning.
At 8:00 am we host a traditional spoken worship service known as Rite I. This quiet service tends to be more contemplative and does not include music but does include the sermon, liturgy readings, and other traditional worship elements.
At 9:30 am we hold our live online all-age church school on Zoom between the services with 6-13 children attending ages 4 to 11. We prepare children to understand the liturgy that will occur in worship, pray together, and play online games or do a creative activity. Sometimes an adult education class is held at that time as well.
At 10:00 am we gather for our second worship service with music, known as Rite II. Even online, the music at St. Gabriel is extraordinary. Our Choir Director is classically trained and also sings jazz. She is well connected in the music community around Portland and often invites her musical friends to share their gifts. Our organist is an amazing musician and also plays piano. Even online, worshippers are encouraged to sing the hymns in their own homes with lyrics offered on the screen or available in a Google form. Our choir is on hold for now but looks forward to returning when they can.
Birthdays and special occasions are celebrated during both services and a online community coffee hour follows the final blessing at each, although for now you do need to supply your own coffee and treats at home!
On Wednesday mornings we hold a live online Zoom healing service at 9:30 am. We may do a guided meditation or learn more about the saint who is being celebrated that day.
Our community is made up of all kinds of folks and all are welcome. The best way to get to know us is to worship with us. Join us on Zoom and there will be a smile and a (virtual) cup of coffee waiting for you!
“…with God nothing shall be impossible!”
-The Archangel Gabriel