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Published on August 31, 2018 12:01AM

Common Ground Interspiritual Fellowship

A Purification Service at Common Ground Interspiritual Fellowship is held on the first Sunday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Wesley Room of the Astoria First United Methodist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave. Use the 11th Street entrance.

This service is not defined by any particular belief system, and is especially intended for the “spiritual but not religious,” as well as those who draw from more than one faith tradition. For information, go to

St. Catherine Episcopal

NEHALEM — St. Catherine Episcopal Church, 36335 U.S. Highway 101 in Nehalem, holds a Labyrinth Walk from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and the first Sunday of every month. All are welcome. For information, go to

Cannon Beach Community

CANNON BEACH — Cannon Beach Community Church, 132 E. Washington St., holds an Evensong service at 6 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month. All are welcome.

Evensong features Wes Warhmund (guitar, flute and clarinet) and meditative songs, Psalms, readings, candlelight and time for quiet reflection.

For information, call the church at 503-436-1222.

St. Brendan the Navigator Eastern Orthodox

St. Brendan the Navigator Eastern Orthodox Mission is holding services at its new location, 820 Alameda St. Vespers are on Saturday. Services begin at 5 p.m., and a light soup and salad potluck follows in the Fellowship Hall.

Orthos/Matins is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, with Divine Liturgy beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Kevin Lien, priest in charge, will celebrate the Liturgy. After the service, there is a potluck downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.

All are welcome to attend. For questions, call Candy Sollars at 503-791-0993.

Grace Episcopal

The labyrinth is available for walking from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Ave., modeled after the one in the tile floor at the Chartres Cathedral in France, and is open the first Sunday of each month. A labyrinth introduction is offered at 3 p.m. upon request. It takes an average of 30 minutes to complete the walk.

For information, call the church at 503-325-4691 or go to

St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish

The 4 p.m. Saturday Mass at St. Francis de Sales in Hammond, and Sunday Masses at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Astoria, are being preformed by Rev. Dominic Mtenga.

This weekend, volunteer catechists are being recruited for the Parish Faith Formation programs. Classes are 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sundays in October. For questions, contact Tatiana Pitstick at 503-325-3671.

Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center is holding a Women’s Silent Retreat from Sept. 21 to 23 in Beaverton. The retreat includes daily Mass, confession and discussions with Archbishop John Vlazny. For information, call 503-649-7127 or email">

St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, behind the church in Astoria, needs boxed rice mixes, soups and Top Ramen. The food bank is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays. To volunteer, call 503-325-2007.

Astoria Church of Christ

In its continuing series of guest speakers, the Astoria Church of Christ, 692 12th St., hosts Ken Tipps of Scappoose at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. In conjunction with Labor Day, his topic is “Working for the Lord,” taken from 1 Corinthians 15: 10, 11. All are welcome.

Bible study is offered at 9:45 a.m.

For information, call 503-791-3235.


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