Forward Movement

Forward Movement

Forward Movement Support for Home Worship & Prayer   Forward Movement is offering an array of free resources to support individuals, families, and groups as they worship and pray at home. ; As we face a coronavirus pandemic, some churches are canceling worship...
Give me that living water!

Give me that living water!

Give me that living water! The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman   3 Lent, Year C – Sunday, 15 March 2020     From the Gospel of John, chapter 4: “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water?” ; From the Gospel of John,...
The Best Commandments

The Best Commandments

The Best Commandments The Rev. Paul Nancarrow   Sermon: 16 February 2020 Let me ask you a question: What is your favorite commandment? Out of all the commandments in the Bible, all the instructions of Jesus, which one is your favorite? ; Let me ask you a...
Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman Advent I, Year A Sermon: 1 December 2019 Hello to you on this, the first Sunday of Advent. From the words of St. Paul this morning to the church at Rome: “You know what time it is, how it is now the moment from you to...
 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...

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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