E-pistle for Friday 05 January 2018

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. January’s theme is CANNED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, but other items are always welcome. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering and place them in the baskets at the Narthex doors. As the needs increase, our donations have as well! Keep up the good work!

Thank you to the Outreach Commission for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Building & Grounds Commission.


Choir Diary

Voluntary: Prelude (Theodore Dubois)
Psalm: Psalm 29 (Richard Clarke)
Anthem: A New Year carol (Benjamin Britten)
Voluntary: Toccata (Theodore Dubois) …plus service music by composer-in-the-pews Craig Carnahan, and a new introduction for We Three Kings by our own Mark Anderson!

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia.

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 parishes of the Epiphany (Plymouth, Saint Paul) and the Holy Communion (Saint Peter).

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

Submit Your Prayer Requests

Quick Calendar Items:

6 Jan 10am-12n Open Arms MN (off site)
28 Jan 11:30am Annual Meeting
17 Feb tba Lay Leadership Day (@ ECMN offices)

View the full calendar

Upcoming Events and General Announcements:

Open Arms needs you: Saint Paul’s is again serving in the kitchen at Open Arms MN on Saturday 6 January from 10:00am-12:00 noon. We ae looking for 12 volunteers, and could carpool from Saint Paul’s for anyone who needs a ride. Please sign up on the Outreach Activity Board! Email Mary Neal with any questions, or call her at 612-377-8068.

Vestry Nominating Committee has been formed and is beginning to identify a slate of candidates for our 2018 Vestry. Please read the Committee’s action plan, and prayerfully consider how you might support Saint Paul’s governance.

Save the date! The Annual Meeting of Saint Paul’s Churchwill be held Sunday, 28 January 2018, at 11:30am. You are invited to attend and elect church leadership, bear witness to commission reports, and celebrate the year gone by.

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 website for details.

An update for your address book: As of the new year, Father Marcus has changed his cell number to 612.816.7253; the 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 rest of the month of January, you are invited to join our Rector for coffee at Spyhouse Coffee(2404 Hennepin Ave). If you come, he has promised to buy you a cup of coffee. The point of Open Office Hours is to get to know one another. As always, if you need to schedule a confidential meeting, you can do that by calling the church or emailing Father Marcus directly 612.816.7253.

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. Please delete old e-mail addresses from your address books and utilize the new accounts; 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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