This Sunday at Saint Paul'sYour Weekly E-pistle for 05 August 2018
Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations of personal care and non-perishable food. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in the baskets at the Narthex doors. Thank you.
Thank you to the Vestry for hosting Coffee Hour; next week, the Building & Grounds Commission.
Upcoming Events and General Announcements
Our annual School Supply Drive for Jefferson Community School begins this week. Pick up a shopping list in the Narthex, or click here to read the details. Donations will be collected on the four Sundays in August.
A Painting Project update from your Vestry! Read it here.
Gift Cards for God: Bring your unused gift cards to the church over the next few week and help us listen to our neighbors. The New Vision Committee is ready to send out our community survey to our neighbors, and your gift cards will help entice our neighbors to provide feedback. Any gift card will do, so long as it can be used locally or online.
Registration for August’s Commission Saturday is now open! Join us on 18 August from 8:30am-1pm for commission meetings, crafting our parish mission and vision statements, and articulating our core values. If you serve on a Commission or not, have ideas about ministry, or want to get more deeply involved with Saint Paul’s, this event is for YOU! Register online or on paper (available in the Beim Neighborhood House).
Meetings of Saint Paul’s Vestry are open to all who wish to attend. The next meeting will be Monday, 20 August at 7:00pm in the Thurston Conference Room. Minutes of past meetings will be on our website soon; until that time, you can find a reference copy of all approved minutes in a box across form the Rector’s office, in the Resources box, or by contacting the Clerk of the Vestry, Jeff Gosnell.
Confirmation Registration: If your child age 12-18 and wishes to deepen their faith and learn more about the Episcopal Church, please contact Father Marcus and let him know. Our next class will be confirmed by Bishop Prior in May 2019.
Community Coffice™ Hours in July and August will be held at Dunn Brothers Coffee on Wednesdays 10am-3pm. Join Father Marcus for coffee and conversation, on any topic! Drop in or set an appointment (private meetings can be scheduled with the Rector).
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all hospital chaplaincies, counseling chaplaincies, and Spiritual Directors throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota; for our faith community nurses, health ministers, and all those who minister to the sick; and for all farmers and laborers working with the harvest, especially San Jose Obrero Mission in Montgomery. We also pray for the parish of Calvary (Rochester).
On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Adeline, Alex, Anna and Steve, Bob, Dianne, Eva, Greg, Harvey, Jennie Beth, Joan, John, Karen, Kate, Katherine, Krista, Laura, Liz, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Norman, Pat and Steve, Philip, Richard, Sue, Susan, and the Coopergard, del Caro Scaia, and Paulson families. We also pray for the eternal rest of Christopher James Ross, son of Jim Ross.
From the Organ Bench
Serving This Sunday
Curt Kullberg Barb Smith ushers
Jim Smith crucifer
The Rev. Marcus G. Halley presider
The Rev. Barbara del Caro Scaia deacon
Angie Paulson Deb Jones lectors
— to be determined — eucharistic ministers
Jacob Manier organist-choirmaster
Kathy Kullberg master of ceremony
Team I altar guild
Shea Halstead Jacob McCray-Reeves vestry tellers
coffee hour hosts
From the Pulpit
Catch up on our most recent sermons
[This sermon was given on Sunday, November 25, 2018 (Christ the King Sunday) at Saint Paul's Church on Lake of the Isles] Click the icon below to hear the audio of this sermon on the Word Made FRESH Podcast The first world war ended just...read more
This is one of those weeks that upon first reading, the Gospel can scare us away…not a very inviting image of being Jesus’ follower. I would hate to be a 1st time listener and try to make sense of this today. It really doesn’t give us a good feeling of hope does it?...read more
[The following sermon was given on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Saint Paul's Church - Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can listen to the audio of this sermon by checking out this Episode of the Word Made FRESH Podcast]. The Bible is complicated. It just is. It has stories...read more