Dear Friend in Christ,
The members of Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego greet you and invite you to read our parish profile in the same spirit in which we have written it: with prayerfulness, hopefulness, and discerning hearts.
We are searching for a full-time rector who will thrive in our passionate community of souls who love beautiful music, meaningful liturgy, and the children that keep us young at heart. A community that serves the people in our city and those who travel some distance to be with us, that encompasses parishioners of many ages, races, points of view, and financial status, members who are single, married, with and without children, in various states of personal and spiritual development, but all with an abiding love of Jesus Christ alive and at work in the world.
The first part of this profile is our collective voice speaking to you, giving you our best understanding of who we are, how we worship, the qualities we love about ourselves, and areas where we are challenged to grow more deeply into the outward expression of God’s grace. The second part of this profile is where we give you the nuts and bolts of the parish, our history, descriptions of the building, financials, and attendance, and current staff. The final part of this profile is the appendix where we provide links to our annual report, parish survey data, more information about our ministries, and information on the Portland/Lake Oswego area.
Be assured of our prayers for you and your discernment process as you encounter us in this profile of our beloved parish, and as you ask yourself if we are the flock that will inspire the full range of your pastoral gifts. Thank you for your visit to us in this form, and please know how sincerely we trust our benevolent God to lead us all to a new and more abundant life, even in the midst of change.
In faith, hope, and charity,
The Christ Church Rector Search Committee, on behalf of the vestry, and our brothers and sisters in the parish.