This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:
Joyce Uptown Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. November’s theme is PERSONAL HYGIENE (e.g. dental products, deodorant, and disposable razors are especially needed), 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. Let’s start filling both baskets again!
Thank you to the Ministers in Liturgy for hosting this week’s coffee hour; next week, the Parish Life Commission.
The Pastoral Care Team will meet today in the Thurston Room. Grab a cup of coffee and a treat, then join us up the stairs!
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.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in Ughelli (Bendel, Nigeria).
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Minnesota Commission on Indian Work (MCIW), and for the Hispanic, Hmong, Liberian, Karen, and numerous multi-cultural ministries and faith communities throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the parishes of Saint Martin (Fairmont, Minnetonka Beach).
On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Bea, Bob, Gary and Sue, Harvey, Joan, John, Krista, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Richard, Rita, Shirley, Steve, Steven, Sue, Susan, Thomas, and the Coopergard, Guaman, Marracq, Paulson, and Raddatz families.
Quick Calendar Items:
11 Nov 11am-1pm - Fall Cleanup Day
12 Nov 11:30am - Pastoral Care Team meeting
15 Nov 7pm - Celebration of New Ministry
16 Nov 7pm - Communications Team meeting
19 Nov 11:15am - Pie Sunday
23 Nov 10am - Thanksgiving Day liturgy
24 Nov 6pm - Shabbat to End Homelessness (Temple Israel)
24 Nov 7pm - Lumina concert Light in the Darkness
26 Nov 10am - The Feast of Christ the King
2 Dec 10am - Greening of the Church
3 Dec 10am - Advent I
8 Dec 7pm - Lessons & Carols
Upcoming Events and General Announcements:
Gather your rakes and pruners: Mark next Saturday, 11 November, on your calendar for our annual Fall Cleanup Day. Join us from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, and help ready the gardens, church, and house for the upcoming festive season!
Pie Sunday, 19 November. It’s a thing. Really. Don’t believe it? Read this.
A Shabbat to End Homelessness will be held at Temple Israel (2323 Fremont Ave S) on Friday 24 November at 6:00 pm. This special Thanksgiving weekend service will feature music and personal testimonies, as well as education on the ongoing need for affordable housing in and around the Twin Cities. Attendees will receive food/hygiene kits to give to those who are experiencing homelessness as an act of compassion.
Lumina Women’s Ensemble will present their concert Light in the Darkness: Coming Home on Friday 24 November at 7:00pm, here at Saint Paul’s. The varied program features music by Stephen Paulus, Abbie Betinis, and the Wailin’ Jennys, as well as Renaissance and Medieval masterpieces. Tickets will be available at the door: $15 general, $10 students/seniors.
No experience required! Would you and your family group like to participate in lighting the Advent wreath at a Sunday liturgy in the upcoming season? Drop Father Marcus a line.
The 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 Thursdays 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.
A Note from the Senior Warden:
To everything, turn, turn, turn,
There is a season, turn, turn, turn
This is what our building thermostats are singing these days. Seasonal transitions are very difficult especially for an old building like we have at St. Paul’s. These seasonal transitions bring days that are so unpredictable. One day it is 70 degrees and sunny, and the next the frost is on the pumpkin. Our older systems are just not designed to be able to switch back and forth easily. We do our best to time when we move from cooling to heating, and once completed we must stay. That means we could have several weeks when temperatures may be uncomfortable. We ask for your patience and suggest you consider wearing layers that would allow you to adjust to any uncomfortable temperature swings.