E-pistle for Friday 12 October 2017

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This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

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!

Thank you to the Outreach Commission for hosting coffee hour this week; next week, the Worship Commission.

Join us at the inaugural Rector’s Forum 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.

Our Saint Francis Neighborhood Pet and Creation Blessing will be held out-of-doors at 4:00pm. Invite your friends to come and pray for and offer blessings on our four-, many-, or no-legged pets, as well as praying for our commitment to the just and proper use of the earth as God’s gift to us. Should the weather take issue with our plans, join us in the Undercroft.

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.

Choir Diary

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in Swaziland (Southern Africa).

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 parishes of Saint Luke (Detroit Lakes, Hastings, Minneapolis, Rochester).

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, Marracq, Paulson, and Raddatz families. We also pray for the repose of the souls of Weldon Chandler, father of Julie L’Enfant; Ruth Rademacher, dear friend of Ellen Dresselhuis; and Dorothea Therneau, mother of Tracy Guaman. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

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Quick Calendar Items:

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

View the full calendar

SATURDAY: The Mirandola Ensemble presents a concert to celebrate their “Unquiet Thoughts: The Lute Songs of John Dowland” recording on Saturday 14 October at 7:30pm at Saint Paul’s. It will feature the ensemble’s expanded Dowland program with frequent collaborator Ben Kunkel on classical guitar, followed by a wine and cheese reception for attendees. Discounted presale tickets are available for $16 here; students free.

The Children’s Chapel needs you! Do you feel called to help lead this new program once a month? Read the details here.

Gather your rakes and pruners: Mark Saturday 28 October on your calendar for our annual Fall Cleanup Day. More details to come…

An altar of remembrance is taking shape in our Chapel as we approach the Feast of All Saints. Beginning this Sunday, bring photographs of departed loved ones and/or objects of significance to display on the Chapel altar through Sunday 5 November. No photograph? List the names of your loved ones on the form found in each week’s bulletin; these will be decorated by the children of the parish (or by you) and displayed as A Great Cloud of Witnesses on the Chapel walls. During this season of remembrance, renewed commitment, and stewardship, we give thanks for all those who, by their lives and labor, established and maintain this house of prayer.

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.

Help beautify our sanctuary for worship

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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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ah, Road Construction

You may have noticed the preparations on I-35W south of downtown Minneapolis. This lengthy project may complicate your journey to and from church, but this site can help you be ready. Just think of it as a chance to model Christian love to our fellow drivers – patience is a virtue, after all! Earn your advanced zipper merge merit badge today! 😉 View Current Road Construction Updates