Being Right with God

 Being Right with God

Being Right with God The Rev. Nancy M. Brantingham   Sermon: 27 October 2019 Luke 18:9-14 Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a...
Epistle for Sunday 27 October 2019

Epistle for Sunday 27 October 2019

This Sunday at Saint Paul's We welcome The Reverend Nancy Brantingham to Saint Paul’s pulpit and table. Thank you for leading our worship! Thank you to the Building & Grounds Commission for hosting Coffee Hour; next week, the Evangelism Commission. Upcoming...
Epistle for Sunday 27 October 2019

Epistle for Sunday 20 October 2019

This Sunday at Saint Paul's We welcome The Reverend Nancy Brantingham to Saint Paul’s pulpit and table. Thank you for leading our worship for the next two weeks! Thank you to the Ministers in Liturgy for hosting Coffee Hour; next week, the Building & Grounds...
Epistle for Sunday 27 October 2019

Epistle for Sunday 13 October 2019

This Sunday at Saint Paul's Flowers on the retable this Sunday are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for their children and grandchildren by Cass and Jim Huismann, and in honor of their 38th wedding anniversary. We welcome The Reverend Penny Warrenback to...
Epistle for Sunday 6 October 2019

Epistle for Sunday 6 October 2019

This Sunday at Saint Paul's Join us this Sunday to share our last Eucharist with the Reverend Marcus Halley before he leaves for his new call in Connecticut. There will be bread and wine and music and PIE. Yes, PIE! At Coffee Hour after the liturgy we will send Father...

Senior Warden Message – COVID-19 Update

“Church is not cancelled; it has changed.” This was the message shared in the bulletin and in the opening message of our first online Eucharist. In these challenging times of COVID-19 we need to find new ways to connect, new ways to gather, and new ways to replenish our spirit.

Last Sunday’s online liturgy and a new Wednesday night online Compline, which will start next week, are just two ways we have started to adjust to what will be our new temporary normal. Besides our services going online, we are also sending notes, making calls, and having time together on various social media platforms. Keeping connected is so important to our Saint Paul’s community. We are all in this together supporting each other. God is making his presence known in all these wonderful interactions.

Two weeks ago, when we suspended our in-church services and closed the doors of the church, we hoped to reopen our doors April 1. Unfortunately, with the Stay-at-Home orders from Governor Walz and recommendations from Bishop Prior, we continue to be closed to holding any kind of in-person or public gatherings. The current recommendation from the Bishop is through mid-May. Although disappointing, this is necessary to keep all of us and our neighbors healthy. Please understand that the church will be locked and closed to all church-related activities.

Governor Walz and recommendations from Bishop Prior, we continue to be closed to holding any kind of in-person or public gatherings. The current recommendation from the Bishop is through mid-May. Although disappointing, this is necessary to keep all of us and our neighbors healthy. Please understand that the church will be locked and closed to all church-related activities.

Earlier this month we formed a COVID-19 response team. This team, made up of staff and Vestry members, is supporting and helping us live into this new temporary normal. This group will continue to watch for new ways for us to keep connected. They will watch for guidance from Episcopal Church of Minnesota (ECMN), the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). I am so proud of the work they are doing and the amazing amount of love and care they have for our members.

Continue to watch for updates in your email, on Saint Paul’s Facebook page, or on our website. And don’t forget you too can help us keep connected – use our Realm online directory to reach out to your church family.

Stay healthy and know that God is with us, Beth

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