E-pistle for Sunday 29 December 2017

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Morning Prayer will be offered at 10:00am this week, in the absence of Father Marcus. Thank you to T.J. Tatlow for leading us in prayer. Joyce Uptown Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. December’s theme is HOT DRINKS (e.g. coffee, creamer, tea, hot chocolate, cider), but other items are always welcome. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering and place them in the baskets at the Narthex doors. As the … Read More

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E-pistle for Sunday 24 December 2017

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It is the time of year when the spirit of giving and sharing is all around. In addition to fulfilling your pledge, I want to encourage each of you to consider giving a special Christmas offering to your parish. Your generous gift, no matter how large or small, will ensure that we end the year strong and enter the next year of ministry and service even stronger. Your generosity will ensure that people in need … Read More

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Fr. Marcus Halley – Stability in a Shifting World

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[Sermon preached on Sunday, December 17, 2017 (Advent III, Year B) at Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles – Minneapolis, MN]. They asked him, ‘Why then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?’ Gospel of John 1:25 (NRSV) I knew a woman once. Let’s call her Flora. Flora was a feisty, 90-year old, lifelong Christian had spent 60 years of her life attending the same church. She … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday 15 December 2017

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It is the time of year when the spirit of giving and sharing is all around. In addition to fulfilling your pledge, I want to encourage each of you to consider giving a special Christmas offering to your parish. Your generous gift, no matter how large or small, will ensure that we end the year strong and enter the next year of ministry and service even stronger. Your generosity will ensure that people in need … Read More

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Fr. Marcus Halley – The Moral Crisis of a Conversionless Christianity

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[Preached on Sunday, December 10, 2017 (Advent II, Year B) at Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles – Minneapolis, MN]. A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3 (NRSV) Beneath the themes of hope, joy, peace, and love lies the fundamental theme for the Season of Advent – preparation. These weeks that precede the celebration of the … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday 8 December 2017

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Joyce Uptown Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. December’s theme is HOT DRINKS (e.g. coffee, creamer, tea, hot chocolate, cider), but other items are always welcome. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering and place them in the baskets at the Narthex doors. As the needs increase, our donations have as well! Keep up the good work! Thank you to the Vestry for hosting this week’s coffee hour; next week, the Men’s … Read More

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Fr. Marcus Halley – Praying on the Solid Rock

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[Sermon preached on Sunday, December 3, 2017 (Advent 1, Year B) at Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles – Minneapolis, Minnesota] Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. Mark 13:33 (NRSV) If you are anything like me, the past several weeks have felt incredibly exhausting. The world around us seems to be fraying at the edges and coming unglued at the seams and, if you pay too … Read More

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E-pistle for Friday 1 December 2017

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Joyce Uptown Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. November’s theme is PERSONAL HYGIENE (e.g. dental products, deodorant, and disposable razors are especially needed), but other items are always welcome. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering and place them in the baskets at the Narthex doors. Let’s start filling both baskets again! Thank you to the Faith Formation Commission for hosting this week’s coffee hour; next week, the Vestry. Our … Read More

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