E-pistle for Friday 5 May 2017

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

Happy 137th Birthday,
Saint Paul’s!

6 May 1880

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Thank you to the Building and Grounds Commission for hosting coffee hour. Next week: the Finance/Administration Commission.

The Faith Formation Commission will meet after the liturgy to begin planning the next intergenerational education activity: a Pentecost party. All are welcome!

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 family; what would you want to find at Groveland? Please consider diapers, formula, pacifiers, baby food, teething cookies – whatever a baby might need, any size or type. There is also continuing need of paper, plastic, and reusable bags. Thanks to Ashley for delivering during April.

Hospitality 101: Hello, My Name Is…
If you’ve been to Sunday liturgies the past few weeks, you may have noticed the return of the name tag board; you might even say it has been “resurrected.” It has returned to help our new rector learn our names, and to create a more intentionally welcoming environment for people visiting our parish. If you haven’t already, please make a name tag when you next arrive at church, wear it during services and coffee hours, and then hang it under the initial of your last name so you can find it next week.

Choir Diary

  • Voluntary: Prelude on Saint Columba (C.V. Stanford)
  • Psalm: Psalm 23 (Peter Hallock)
  • Anthem: The Lord is my Shepherd (Geraldine Grainger)
  • Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on Gelobt sei Gott (Healey Willan)

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of Ndokwa (Bendel, Nigeria).

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all academic graduates, educational institutions, and for the specialized chaplaincies in those institutions. Remember especially ECMN’s School for Formation, Breck School, and Shattuck-St. Mary’s; their chaplains; University Episcopal Community; and all those who work with campus ministries. We also pray for the parish of Saint Helen (Wadena).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Bea, Bob, Gary and Sue, Harvey, Jeff, Jimmy and Kim, Joan, John, Krista, Mary, Nancy, Paul, Ruth, Sue, Susan, Thomas, Weldon, and the Coopergard, Harshmann, Paulson, and Solstad families. We also pray for the repose of the soul of The Reverend Karl-Edwin Bell: may he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Quick Calendar Items:

7 May 11:15a - Faith Formation Commission
8 May 6:30p - Worship Commission
13 May - Transitions Day (at Saint John's, Mpls)
13 May 12-2p - welcome reception for Vander Piche
27 May 10a-2p - Picnic and church-wide Spring Clean-Up

View the full calendar

Upcoming Events and General Announcements:

The Worship Commissionwill be meeting on Monday 8 May at 6:30pm. Please forward any agenda items to Father Marcus.

You’re invited! A welcome reception for our newest Saint Paulite, Vander Lee Piche, will be taking place on Saturday afternoon, 13 May. Read your invitation and RSVP here.

Transitions Day for AmeriCorps (and other young adults): A day of career-targeting activities and speakers is planned for Saturday 13 May at Saint John’s Church, Minneapolis, hosted by Circle of the Beloved. For more information and to RSVP, please read the flyer here.

Our Church-wide Spring Cleaning and Picnic will be held on Saturday 27 May from 10am-2pm. Look for more details in upcoming E-pistles, but plan on lots of fellowship, a tasty picnic, and a little spring cleaning to help Saint Paul’s shine. Mark your calendars now!

Are you in the new online membership directory? Email notifications were sent to every Saint Paulite, inviting you to create an account for accessing your personal record with Realm, our new online church management system. Be sure to adjust your privacy settings so fellow parishioners can see your contact information. And don’t forget to add your photo – it’s a great way for people (like a new rector) to learn your name! See Angie and her laptop during coffee hour with any questions.

Saint Paul’s has a new tax number. If you are carrying and using a copy of the old certificate, see Jacob Manier for a new one.

A gentle reminder: If you would like to use the kitchen at Saint Paul’s, please remember to check its availability by consulting the calendar outside the kitchen, and then sign up to use the space. We have had some overbooking recently, and would like to avoid any confusion. Thank you!

A free Home Safety Check for senior citizens is offered by the Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly (HOME) Program of Senior Community Services. They will assess the need for handrails, grab-bars, smoke detectors, lighting, and other home safety components. Elders aged 60+ residing in suburban Hennepin County and Minneapolis are eligible for this limited time offer. No sales. For more information call HOME at 952-746-4046 or email. Seniors outside of Hennepin County should contact the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433 for information about services in their area.

Help beautify our sanctuary for worship

Give altar flowers to mark important occasions or significant events in your life. Write us a note or email, telling us your name, the date you wish to give flowers, and your desired dedication. Checks should be made out to Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, with “altar flowers” in the memo; suggested donation is $50.

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next week’s E-pistle?

Submit your announcement –including all details and contact information– to the E-pistle, or call Angie (612.483.4187)
by Thursday morning.