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This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:
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 Worship Commission for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Men’s Group Pancake Breakfast.
The annual Men’s Group Pancake Breakfast will be held next Sunday after church. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee, and Norm’s scrambled eggs, all for $5.00 per diner – and kids eat free!
Following Eucharist on 11 February, please consider lending a hand with the removal of birch trees as we prepare the space for Lent. Many hands will make quick work of these tasks; please contact Kelly to let him know you can help.
Our poinsettias are in need of homes! Feel free to take a potted flower home after the liturgy, for yourself or a loved one.
YouthLink’s Black History Month Celebration is back! It will be taking place in their new space on Wednesday, 28 February, from 1:30-4:00pm. We need a group of 10 people to help us with food, clean-up, and child care. This BHM event is a wonderful support to dozens of youth experiencing homelessness in our midst.
If you can help, email Denise by 9 February. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Canada.
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we hold in prayer Province VI of the Episcopal Church, of which we are a part. We pray for those who serve on the Council as Mission Area Team members, the Trustees, the Standing Committee, the Commission on Ministry, the Chancellors, and for the treasurer of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the Churches of the Messiah (Prairie Island, Saint Paul)
On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Emily, Gary and Sue, Greg, Harvey, Hazel, Jennie Beth, Joan, John, Kate, Krista, Laura, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Pat and Steve, Richard, Sue, Susan, and the Coopergard and Paulson families.
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)
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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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