This Sunday at Saint Paul's
Your Weekly E-pistle for Sunday 20 January 2019
The Office of Morning Prayer is said each Sunday from 8:00-8:30am in the Chapel. All are welcome.
Thank you to the Outreach Commission for hosting Coffee Hour on Sunday; next week, the Parish Life Commission will provide edibles for our Annual Meeting.
Hands to Service
Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations. According to news outlets, furloughed federal workers are now utilizing these resources as well. January’s theme is PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS (razors, baby shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.) Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in baskets in the Narthex.
The Winter Goods Drive, the first donation campaign for 2019 by Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH), is a collection for warm winter outerwear to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Now through the end of February you can bring new/gently-used winter items such as hats, gloves, scarves, and coats to Saint Paul’s; look for a bin in the narthex/lobby. Thank you so much for your support!
Upcoming Events and General Announcements
22 JANUARY: The Hidden One, the first installment of Norm Mitchell’s new trilogy People of the Blood, is now available as an e-book. Norm will be holding the first reading from his novel from 7:00-8:30pm at the Barnes & Noble in Calhoun Village. Seating is limited to 50, so please rsvp to Norm soon
27 JANUARY: Mark your calendars for our community celebration of the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul and Annual Meeting. We will elect new vestry representatives, new ECMN Convention delegates, and hear about our path forward in mission for 2019. You won’t want to miss.
Online Classes at Saint Paul’s: Want to join a Faith Formation class, but can’t come when it meets? Enroll in the online class! You may miss some live content, but you can still participate in online discussions and get the resources. Go to the Google classroom site, select “+” in the top right corner of the screen, then select Join Class. The class code for The Path/Bible Study is jgdxyr0 ; (Re)Discovering the Practice of Prayer is 7x3o6jg .
Our Stewardship Campaign is coming to a close. Every pledge is important and helps us to partner with God’s mission in our culture and context. If you have not renewed your pledge for 2019, please do so by filling out a pledge form or contacting our Finance Secretary, Brad Lien.
Saint Paul’s Author Forum: Are you or someone you know a creator of written word? Read here about the formation of an Author Forum.
TAKE THE FOOD SHELF CHALLENGE! For the month of January, consider bringing at least one item to place in the food shelf basket in the Narthex; in February, the challenge is two items; March is three items, etc. Hunger never ends for some. Let’s take the challenge together to do our part and keep those food shelves full.
If you have need to be visited by a member of our Pastoral Care Team (including our rector or deacon), want to request prayer for yourself, place someone’s name on the parish prayer list, or simply want to make someone aware of an acute or ongoing need, please click the button below.
Father Marcus’s office hours at Saint Paul’s are on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-5pm. To make an appointment, please contact him directly.
1st Sun 3p
1st Wed 1-3p
Saint Lydia’s Circle
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the united Church of Bangladesh.
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for youth ministries within the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, especially for those who are involved with Teens Encounter Christ, Circle of the Beloved, and all those in our faith community who are involved with faith formation ministries with children, youth and young adults. We also pray for the parishes of Saint Paul (Brainerd, Duluth, Minneapolis, Owatonna, Virginia, Winona).
Our Parish Prayer List in its entirety can be found here.
Pastoral Care at Saint Paul’s: If you have need to be visited by a member of our Pastoral Care Team (including our rector or deacon), want to request prayer for yourself, place someone’s name on the parish prayer list, or simply want to make someone aware of an acute or ongoing need, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This list is maintained to assist you in praying for the parish and the larger community throughout the week. To add your friend or loved one to this list, e-mail Deacon Barbara with your request and any additional details: email@example.com. Your request will be shared with our pastoral care team, as well as Saint Paul’s clergy.
From the Organ Bench
Voluntary: Psalm 84:2 (George Oldroyd)
Psalm: Psalm 36 (Shirley Hill)
Anthem: I sat down under his shadow (Edward Cuthbert Bairstow)
Voluntary: Prelude on Deo Gracias (Charles Villiers Stanford)
Serving This Sunday
Errik & Whitney-Lehr Koening
Paul Hanson & Steve Riendl
Marcus G. Halley
Barbara del Caro Scaia
Gary & Marcy Wegner
master of ceremony
coffee hour hosts
From the Pulpit
Catch up on our most recent sermons
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We All need a Lazarus Story
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Jesus said to her,
"I am the resurrection and the life."