E-pistle for Friday 28 April 2017

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Thank you to the Choir for hosting coffee hour. Next week: the Building & Grounds Commission. The Pastoral Care Team will meet after the liturgy today. Please secure your treats and beverage, then join us up the stairs in the Bishop Thurston Room. Food and personal care items are collected each Sunday in the baskets at the Narthex doors and delivered to Groveland Food Shelf’s ministry to homeless youth. Please consider bringing an item or two weekly as part … Read More

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Doubting to Believing – Fr. Marcus Halley

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May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be always acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer. In the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Distinguished Lutheran preacher Edmund Steimle says this about faith: “You can never get a person to believe by talking to [them] about faith. If you want a child to make friends with the child down the street, you … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday 21 April 2017

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Thank you to the Pastoral Care Team for hosting coffee hour. Next week: the Choir. Food and personal care items are collected each Sunday in the baskets at the Narthex doors and delivered to Groveland Food Shelf’s ministry to homeless youth. Please consider bringing an item or two weekly as part of your offering. Our April theme is BABIES: Imagine being a young parent or grandparent of a baby, and not having enough to feed yourself or your … Read More

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Journey Into Joy – Fr. Marcus G. Halley

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May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be always acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer. In the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Last week when we marked the Sunday of the Passion here at St. Paul’s, I remarked that “Holy Week is messy” and that there is no way to make it all make sense. I believe the same is … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday 14 April 2017

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Alleluia! He is risen! Please join us in the Undercroft after the Easter liturgy for the egg hunt (children of all ages welcome) and parish gathering. Thank you to the Parish Life Commission for hosting the Easter Sunday gathering in the Undercroft. Next week: the Pastoral Care Team will host coffee hour. Food and personal care items are collected each Sunday in the baskets at the Narthex doors and delivered to Groveland Food Shelf’s ministry to homeless … Read More

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The Holiness of Home – Fr. Marcus G. Halley

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There is really no authentic way of making sense of it all. The cognitive dissonance of Holy Week – the joy and the drama, the celebration and the humiliation, the glory and the darkness – it all makes for a week that should be anything but holy if we think holy means pure. Holy Week is messy. This week, which marks Jesus’ final human steps, is holy only inasmuch as it is rooted in the … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday 7 April 2017

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Hosanna!! We will gather for the Palm Sunday procession in the Undercroft, and make our way into the Nave with palms and bells; if forecasted rains find us, we will process indoors. Thank you to all who have volunteered to read the Passion gospel roles this morning. This is the final day to make contributions for Easter flowers. Please sign up in the Narthex, clearly printing your memorial or thanksgiving designation. Thank you to the Faith … Read More

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From the Archives – Neighborhood Involvement Program

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by Rose Nightingale In 1969, Saint Paul’s joined with four other congregations in Kenwood to found the Neighborhood Involvement Program (NIP) under the direction of Social Worker, Judy Justad. It was designed to focus their joint ministry to help meet a diverse array of human needs in the Wedge area between Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues from Franklin to Lake Street. Original sponsors were: Saint Paul’s, Lake of the Isles Lutheran, Trinity Community (Baptist) and Grace … Read More

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