E-pistle for Friday 02 February 2018

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

Thank you, Angie Paulson for your creativity!

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

We welcome the choristers and congregants from Gethsemane Episcopal Church who are celebrating the Holy Eucharist with us today, being temporarily displaced by Super Bowl LII. Thank you for enriching our worship!

Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves 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. We are in need of parishioners to deliver our collection to the food shelf each week. Please sign up in the Narthex for a one-month commitment. Thank you!

Thank you to the Vestry for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Worship Commission.

Coffee Hour will be an opportunity for faith formation for all generations throughout Lent. We will journal, play games, dance, plant gardens – all while reflecting on what it means to be a Christian. You are invited to bring your whole family each week to share in this experience with us.

ECMN’s Lay Leadership Day is approaching! Want to boost your impact as a lay contributor at Saint Paul’s? Save Saturday 17 February for a day of networking, skill building, and information from the School of Formation. Check the event website for details.

Lenten Discipleship Class: Do you have questions about why there are two candles on the altar? Ever wonder whether we have two sacraments for seven? And what the heck is a ciborium? More importantly: what does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? We will gather for DISCIPLESHIP 101, a class on Christian discipleship, on Tuesdays during Lent beginning on 20 February from 6:30-8:00pm. This class will feature an Instructed Eucharist as well as group reflection on Rowan Williams’s Being Christian. For more information or to RSVP, please e-mail Father Halley.

Another update for your address book: As of the new year, Father Marcus has changed his cell phone number to 612.816.7253; his former number is no longer in service.

Open Office Hours are moving to Wednesday mornings from 10:00am-1:00pm through Pentecost. They will also be “on the move,” rotating through a few coffee shops around Minneapolis. For the month of January, you are invited to join our Rector at Spyhouse Coffee (he even promises to buy you a cuppa). As always, if you need to schedule a confidential meeting, you can call the church or email Father Marcus directly.

Choir Diary

Voluntary: Ecce panis angelorum (Alexandre Guilmant)
Psalm: Psalm 147 (Edward Bairstow)
Anthem: Laudate Dominum (W.A. Mozart)
Voluntary: Serenade for Organ (Derek Bourgeois)

Prayer Calendar:

n the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for youth ministries within the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, especially for those who are involved with Teens Encounter Christ; for the new ministry, Circle of the Beloved; and all those in our faith community who are involved with faith formation ministries with children, youth, and young adults. We also pray for the parish of Holy Trinity/Saint Anskar (Minneapolis).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Bob, Gary, Gary and Sue, Greg, Harvey, Hazel, Jennie Beth, Joan, John, Krista, Laura, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Pat and Steve, Richard, Shirley, Sue, Susan, Thomas, and the Coopergard and Paulson families.

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Quick Calendar Items:

ECMN's Lay Leadership Day is approaching! Want to boost your impact as a lay contributor at Saint Paul's? Save Saturday 17 February for a day of networking, skill building, and information from the School of Formation. Check the event website for details.

28 Jan 10am Patronal Festival of Saint Paul
28 Jan 11:30am Annual Meeting
4 Feb 10am Joint worship with Gethsemane
14 Feb 12n & 7pm Ash Wednesday services
17 Feb 9am-3pm Lay Leadership Day (@ ECMN offices)

Join the Mirandola Ensemble for an evening of German choral music spanning the centuries. Their midwinter concert will held at Saint Paul’s on Saturday, 10 February at 7:30pm; tickets are $15 at the door (free for students). Click here for more details.

If you need to be in touch with parish staff, please use
[first name]@stpaulsmpls.org
(Marcus, Brad, Barbara, or Jacob).

Previous e-mail addresses (rector@, finance@, etc.) do not work. The only exception is info@stpaulsmpls.org.

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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