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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.   Luke 2:11

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Children’s Church, a 30-minute in-person service designed specifically for worshippers ages 12 and under, will be held at 3:00pm in the choir stalls. View the bulletin here.
*Masking and social distancing will be observed.

Christmas Eve Eucharist will be held at 8:00pm in person and on Zoom (see instructions above); view or download the bulletin here. Celebrate with us the birth of the King.

Christmas Day Eucharist will be celebrated in the choir stalls at 10:00am; the bulletin can be found here. Welcome the babe!

Lessons, Carols, and Eucharist for the First Sunday after Christmas will be celebrated from our altar at 10:00am, both in person and on Zoom (see instructions above); you may view or download the bulletin here.

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for La Iglesia Anglicana de la Región Central de América.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the foundations which minister to children with special needs–especially for the work of the Sheltering Arms Foundation–and for all who work in child protection agencies throughout the state of Minnesota. We also pray for the parishes of Saint John the Evangelist (Aitkin, Hallock, Mankato, Onigum, Red Lake, Saint Cloud, Saint Paul, White Bear Lake).

Saint Paul’s weekly Parish Prayer List can be found here. If you wish to be contacted by a member of our Pastoral Care Team and/or priest, request prayers for yourself or someone else on the Parish Prayer List, or simply make someone aware of an acute or ongoing need, click the blue button below.

All aboard the Meal Train: Our long-time bookkeeper Brad Lien is very sick with cancer. He is receiving treatment, but is experiencing pain and lives alone with little family support. Making a meal which could provide some leftovers would be ideal. For more information, check the site and contact Laurie Larsen with questions.

Common Book of Prayer & The Hymnal 1982

provided for your prayers and meditations, and song

 

SERVING THIS WEEK

CHILDREN’S CHURCH
CHRISTMAS EVE 3PM

Tom Lockhart
lector

CHRISTMAS EVE 8PM
Angie Paulson
usher

Bryan Jones
crucifer

John McDaris
Meredith Johnson
lectors

Jacob Manier
organist

Teams III & IV
altar guild

CHRISTMAS 10AM
Angie Paulson
usher

Bryan Jones
crucifer

SUNDAY EUCHARIST
Barb Smith
greeter

Jim Smith
crucifer

Laura Austrian
lector

Jacob Manier
organist

Team IV
altar guild

The Pastoral Care Team has a request for all: Take a few minutes every day to call someone to see how they are doing – to reach out and say a prayer with them and/or find out if they need anything. If there are those who need help, please let us know and we will figure out how to assist; if you are that person, please reach out to Reverend Ramona or Pat Trumbull. As Jesus said: Love one another.

Upcoming Events

24 DEC – Children’s Church, a 30-minute in-person service designed specifically for worshippers ages 12 and under, will be held at 3:00pm in the Chapel.
*Masking and social distancing will be observed.

24 DEC – Christmas Eve Eucharist will be held at 8:00pm in person and on Zoom. Come and celebrate with us the birth of the King.

25 DEC – Christmas Day Eucharist will be celebrated in the Chapel and on Zoom at 10:00am. Welcome the babe!

30 JAN – The Annual Meeting of Saint Paul’s Church will be held following the morning liturgy. Your participation is necessary and welcomed as we do the business of the church.

16 FEB – The Right Reverend Craig Loya, X Bishop of Minnesota, will visit Saint Paul’s Church for a special liturgy at 7:00pm; more details to follow. Join us for this festive occasion!

View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!

Fall Programming Guide debut: Please click here to read a message from our clergy and Wardens, and to discover all Saint Paul’s has to offer throughout the next four months!

Faith in Action

Welcome to Minnesota: The Commission for the Diaconate, and all ECMN deacons along with Bishop Loya are inviting all faith communities within the ECMN to take part in Advent for Afghanistan: Welcoming Our Newest Neighborscontinue reading

Saint Paul’s Outreach: Winter Edition

Even though Collection Saturdays are on seasonal hiatus, we will continue our… continue reading

No clearer moral imperative: A letter from Bishop Loya

“Beloved in Christ, the scenes that have unfolded in Afghanistan over the past few weeks have been heartbreaking for all of us. It is hard to watch the violence, the desperation and fear, and…” continue reading

A message from Joyce Uptown Food Shelf:

“Monetary donations are welcome! Right now we are doing a prepackaged food model, and so have a need for specific items. We can purchase food at our food banks much cheaper than you can purchase food right now: for every $1.00 donated we can purchase about $2.20 worth of food.”

Please visit their website and look for the yellow DONATEbutton on the home page.

 

YouthLink now has a wish list on Amazon for direct purchasing of needed items. If this is a more convenient option for you to help them, visit their list here.


The Pastoral Care Team has a request for all: Take a few minutes every day to call someone to see how they are doing – to reach out and say a prayer with them and/or find out if they need anything. If there are those who need help, please let us know and we will figure out how to assist; if you are that person, please reach out to Reverend Ramona or Pat Trumbull. As Jesus said: Love one another.
And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”Matthew 25:40
Matthew 25:40

General Announcements

Saint Paul’s Church office will be closed from Monday 27 December through Saturday 1 January. For pastoral emergencies during this time, please call or text Rev. Ramona at 612.201.6634 (cell).
The blood of Christ returns: While we aren’t yet able to return to the common cup due to COVID, Communion wine will be available in individual recyclable cups beginning on Christmas Eve! Logistical information will be shared during the 8:00pm liturgy.
The Renovation Committee has been hard at work discerning Saint Paul’s needs following our separation from 1915 Logan. You can read their considerations for the lower level of the church here; to see the architect’s initial rendering of proposed ideas, click here. This is the starting point for securing bids and budgeting – more information and discussion to come at the Annual Meeting. Contact any Committee member with questions.

Ministers in Liturgy: Greeters, Ushers, Vestry Announcers and Tellers, please use our Google sheet to sign up for reading and serving opportunities  for all liturgies in December and into 2022. Reach out to Pat Trumbull with questions.

We also need a few fine hosts for our Coffee Hour table after the liturgies – minimal commitment, maximum fun! Sign up on the MIL Google sheet, or speak with Jacob Manier to choose your Sunday/s to share hospitality with those gathered.

Do you feel called to be more involved at Saint Paul’s? Candidates for two Vestry Members at Large positions are now being solicited; the election will take place at the parish’s Annual Meeting in January. If you are interested, please speak with Senior Warden Mark Anderson or Junior Warden Steve Riendl.
COVID Response Team: After meeting on Wednesday 17 November, the Response Team has an updated report for Saint Paul’s, viewable here.
If you know a parishioner who would benefit from receiving our weekly E-pistle newsletter via snail mail in printed form, please email Angie.
Do you have an announcement for next week’s E-pistle? Submit your announcement online to the E-pistle, or call Angie at 612-483-4187 by noon on Thursdays.
YOUTUBE CHANNEL
(things you may have missed)
Subscribe to our Bridge of Song playlist, now on YouTube.  Is there a hymn or song you’re particularly longing to hear, your requests are welcome, and may be e-mailed to Jacob Manier. Click the thumbnail of the video you would like hear to play.

Food Shelves

Have you taken the Saint Paul’s Food Shelf Challenge?

The need for grocery assistance never wanes. Let’s fill the baskets each week!! Donate today!

Upcoming Events

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Team has a request for all: as we practice our social distancing, do not let that extend to social isolation. Take a few minutes every day to call someone to see how they are doing – to reach out and say a prayer with them and/or find out if they need anything. One of the things that is so important right now is to connect with our community. If there are those who need help, please let us know and we will figure out how to assist; if you are that person, please reach out to Deacon Janet or Pat Trumbull. As Jesus said: Love one another.

Saint Paul’s Leadership

Ramona Scarpace
priest-in-charge

The Reverend
Janet MacNally

deacon

Mark Anderson
vestry senior warden

Steve Riendl
vestry junior warden

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Brad Lien
bookkeeper

Kelly Belanger
sexton

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John 11:25a

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