Fr. Marcus Halley – Episodes of the Kingdom

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“Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” Matthew 13:52 This morning I want to take a break from our journey through the book Genesis to reflect on the words of Christ that we have in the Gospel as he expounds upon the qualities of the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday 28 July 2017

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Make one, wear one: Don’t forget to stop at the nametag kiosk as you enter and leave church. Greetings are much more memorable with names! Thank you to the Outreach Commission for hosting coffee hour. Next week the Altar Guild. Joyce Upton Food Shelf will be receiving Saint Paul’s weekly food donations, owing to renovations under way at Groveland. July’s theme is CEREAL, but other non-perishable items are always welcome. Please bring items to church and place them in the baskets … Read More

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Fr. Marcus Halley – The Purpose of Prayer

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Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it!’ And he was afraid, and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’ Genesis 28:16-17 As we pick up the story of the Patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – our reading seems to have omitted a key part of the … Read More

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Fr. Marcus Halley – On Compassion and Solidarity

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And the Lord said to her, ‘Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples born of you shall be divided; one shall be stronger than the other, the elder shall serve the younger.’  Genesis 25:23 So, here we go again with the story of Abraham, this time featuring his son and daughter-in-law Isaac and Rebekah and grandsons Jacob and Esau. The lineage of this story matters to us because the promise of “blessing” and “greatness” that … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday 14 July 2017

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Make one, wear one: Don’t forget to stop at the nametag kiosk as you enter and leave church. Greetings are much more memorable with names! Thank you to the Finance/Administration Commission for hosting coffee hour. Next week: the Worship Commission. Joyce Upton Food Shelf will be receiving Saint Paul’s weekly food donations, owing to renovations under way at Groveland. July’s theme is CEREAL, but other non-perishable items are always welcome. Please bring items to church and place them in the baskets at … Read More

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From the Parish Archives – July 2017

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For many years, Saint Paul’s Parish owned a summer camp for boys, girls, and families. Starting in 1898, and for more years, the choir director took the boys from the choir to Edgewood on Lake Minnetonka. They boarded a steam train for the ride to the lake, then hiked a mile or two to the camp site. The cost of the train ride was $8. Over the next twenty years sites for choir outings were … Read More

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Serving the Episcopal Church in Minnesota

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We need your help to shape the future of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. Each year there are opportunities to step into leadership roles that allow you to engage in the big issues facing the church and our community. You can help create action that makes a difference. The application date is being extended to July 15, so apply today! Learn more at http://episcopalmn.org/nominations. Trustees Managing property and assets of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday 7 July 2017

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

Make one, wear one: Don’t forget to stop at the nametag kiosk as you enter and leave church. Greetings are much more memorable with names! Thank you to the Building and Grounds Commission for hosting coffee hour. Next week: the Finance/Administration Commission. Joyce Upton Food Shelf will be receiving Paul’s donations on a weekly basis, owing to renovations under way at Groveland. We continue June’s theme of CONDIMENTS (ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, mayo, etc.), but other non-perishable items are always welcome. Please … Read More

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