E-pistle for Friday 11 August 2017

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Make one, wear one: Don’t forget to stop at the nametag kiosk as you enter and leave church. Greetings are much more memorable with names!

Thank you to the Parish Life Commission for hosting coffee hour. Next week the Faith Formation Commission.

Joyce Upton Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly food and personal care donations. August’s theme is PEANUT AND OTHER NUT BUTTERS, but other non-perishable items are always welcome. Please bring items to church and place them in the baskets at the Narthex doors. Reminder: church attendance can be down in the summer, but the need for food never diminishes.Thank you!

A communal meal will be shared Sunday evening at 5:15pm, followed by Evensong in the Chapel at 6pm. Please consider joining us for this reflective service.

Let's Get to Know Each Other

An invitation from Father Marcus

Beginning Thursday 20 July until the end of the year (maybe longer), I want to set aside intentional time each week for us to get to know one another. My office door (which is open most of the time anyway) will be intentionally open from 1:00-4:00pm for you to stop in, say hi, ask for prayer, or just to hang out. If you want to bring lunch, we can share! No agenda at all. I just want to facilitate the building of relationships. I hope you'll come see me. If you can't come in person, you can call the church (612-377-1273) and we can chat.

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Sunday Hours
Nursery 9:30am-11:30am
Choir 9am – 10pm
Service 10am – 11:30am
Mailing Address:1917 Logan Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 5540
Phone: (612) 377-1273

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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

No announcements from the bench this week! Happy Summer!

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in Remo (Lagos, Nigeria).

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all hospital chaplaincies, counseling chaplaincies, and Spiritual Directors throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. Pray for your faith community nurses, health ministers, and all those who minister to the sick. And pray also for all farmers and laborers working with the harvest, especially San Jose Obrero Mission in Montgomery. We also pray for the parishes of Saint Mary (Basswood Grove, Ely, Saint Paul).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Bea, Bob, Gary and Sue, Harvey, Jimmy and Kim, Joan, John, Krista, Laurie, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Ruth, Sue, Susan, Thomas, Weldon, and the Coopergard and Paulson families.

Quick Calendar Items:

Not much this week.

View the full calendar

Upcoming Events and General Announcements:

A barbecue for homeless youth will be held Monday 21 August in North Minneapolis. Read about the volunteering opportunities with our friends at Temple Israel here. Contact Prisca Cushman with any questions.

We are happy to welcome members of Saint Mark’s Cathedral on 20 and 27 August, who will be worshiping with us due to construction in their nave. The Very Reverend Paul Lebens-Englund –Dean of our Cathedral– will be the celebrant on Sunday 27 August. In order for us to be gracious hosts, everyone who is able is asked to bring something to share for coffee hour on both Sundays. Sharing is caring!

Communal Evensong: On Sundays evenings in August, we hope you’ll come share a meal with us at 5:15 pm, followed by Evensong at 6:00 pm, in the Chapel. Evensong is the sung form of Evening Prayer (found on page 115 of the Book of Common Prayer), a liturgy rooted in the medieval prayers/offices of Vespers and Compline. Do join us!

A call for confirmands: The time has come for Saint Paul’s to consider Youth Confirmation for some of our younger parishioners. If you have a youth age 12+ who might be interested in Confirmation, please use the following link to fill out an online information form. This will help us to create the most accessible Confirmation preparation process for all involved. If you have questions, please e-mail the Rector.

Help spread our digital footprint: Social media is an awesome tool for Evangelism, and we would like your help in reaching our full potential. “Like” us on Facebook (Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles – Minneapolis) and rate/review us. Let us know what you like about being a part of Saint Paul’s; who knows, your words might resonate with someone looking for a church to call home. The same is true for Google. Did you know the majority of people visiting Saint Paul’s are finding us by googling us online? If you have a Google account, you can become an e-vangelist by Googling us and then rating and reviewing us. Your words of welcome might convince someone to visit.

An Adopt-a-Garden program is being proposed by the Buildings and Grounds Commission. They are seeking people, groups, or families willing to assist in keeping the gardens here at Saint Paul’s looking neat through the summer season. Interested? Please contact Gary Wegner, or call 763-360-2231.

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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