December Messenger 2016

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Please click image to view online or print Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Book of Common Prayer, p. 213      

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Prayers of the People, by the People… continued

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a message from Lydia The response was overwhelming; it took nine minutes to read them all. They covered every topic we are asked to pray for (see BCP p. 383), and so the prayers that came directly from the people took the place of pre- written prayers. The Worship Commission has been talking for a while about how to make our intercessory more participatory and more truly our own prayers. Since what we did on … Read More

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Clergy Responding to the Recent Election

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A number of ECMN clergy from around the state have issued an open letter in response to the recent election. To our neighbors who are anxious this week because you are women, Muslim, African American, Native American, Latino/a, immigrant, LGBTQ persons, and differently-abled, We see you. Many of us are you. We know that overt sexism, corruption, xenophobia, racism, homophobia, and Islamophobia have not only been undercurrents of our political rhetoric this year, but, in … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday November 11

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“Soup’s On” for the Food Shelf: During the month of November, our weekly donations to the Groveland Food Shelf will be canned soup. Please bring 1 or 2 cans of soup each Sunday, or consider a simple manual can opener. They also still needs paper, plastic, and reusable bags. Thank you to the Parish Life Commission for organizing today’s community feast. Next week: Outreach Commission. In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The … Read More

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Saint Paul’s Choir on the Road

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Can’t make it to Lessons and Carols on 2 December? Or would you like to pray the liturgy again? On Sunday, 18 December, at 3:15 pm, Saint Paul’s choir will offer Lessons and Carols at Saint Rose of Viterbo Convent, the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The sisters have graciously invited us to pray and sing with them, and we’re thrilled to accept this opportunity to help raise funds for their many outreach efforts, and to sing … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday November 4

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Thank you to the Worship Commission for hosting today’s coffee hour. Next week: Outreach Commission. Sign up TODAY for the Harvest Home Dinner, which will be held after worship on Sunday 13 November. Find more details here. In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Lusitanian Church. In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Minnesota Commission on Indian Work (MCIW), and for the Hispanic, Hmong, Liberian, Karen, and numerous multi-cultural ministries and faith communities … Read More

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