This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:
Thank you to the Building and Grounds Commission for hosting coffee hour this week; next week, the Outreach Commission.
Joyce Uptown Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. October’s theme is PACKAGED SIDE DISHES, 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. Donations have been down since summer; even one item a week makes a difference for those in need!
Our offering of the Angelus and Evensong continues this week in the Chapel at 6pm. Please consider joining us for this reflective service, the sung form of Evening Prayer.
Father Marcus will be out of the office beginning Sundayafternoon and returning Wednesday afternoon (8 – 11 October). He will be checking e-mail and voicemail remotely, and delegating pastoral care needs as necessary.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in Saint Alban’s (Canterbury, England).
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Communion throughout the world and for the Most Reverend and Right Honorable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; for the Episcopal Church USA, and the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop. We also pray for the parish of Saint Edward (Wayzata).
On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Bea, Bob, Gary and Sue, Harvey, Jimmy and Kim, Joan, John, Krista, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Penny, Richard, Rita, Shirley, Steven, Sue, Susan, Thomas, and the Coopergard, Guaman, and Paulson families. We also pray for the repose of the souls of Weldon Chandler, father of Julie L’Enfant; and of Ruth Rademacher, dear friend of Ellen Dresselhuis. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
Quick Calendar Items:
12-14 Oct - Books for Africa drive
15 Oct 11:30am - Rector's Forum
15 Oct 4pm - Saint Francis Neighborhood Pet and Creation Blessing
28 Oct - Fall Cleanup Day
29 Oct - Consecration Sunday and Parish Brunch
5 Nov 10am - The Feast of All Saints
15 Nov 7pm - Celebration of New Ministry
26 Nov 10am - The Feast of Christ the King
The Children’s Chapel needs you! Do you feel called to help lead this new program once a month? Read the details here.
A Books for Africa book drive is being organized by Saint Paul’s to solicit donations from our neighborhood. Drop-off dates are THIS WEEK: October 12 (1-5pm), 13 (9am-1pm), and 14 (9am-4pm). Volunteers are needed to help distribute flyers this week and assist at church on the drop-off dates. Check out this video, and sign up to help on the Outreach board outside the Rector’s office. Contact Steve Clarke at 651-341-7690 if you have questions.
You are invited to the inaugural Rector’s Forum on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:30 am in the Chapel. To mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, this month’s topic will be – “Whose Reformation Is It Anyway?: The Protestant Reformation, The Book of Common Prayer, and what it means to be an Episcopalian.” Bring your coffee and your questions. Future forums will be held on 3rd Sundays at 11:30 am. For more information or if you have topics you wish to see covered, contact Father Marcus.
Gather your rakes and pruners: Mark Saturday 28 October on your calendar for our annual Fall Cleanup Day. More details to come…
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 Ggogling us and then rating and reviewing us. Your words of welcome might convince someone to visit.
An invitation from Father Marcus: 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 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.