E-pistle for Friday 17 June 2017

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Make one, wear one: Don’t forget to stop at the nametag kiosk as you enter and leave church. Greetings are much more memorable with names!

Thank you to the Faith Formation Commission for hosting coffee hour. Next week: the Parish Choir.

Groveland Food Shelf accepts Saint Paul’s donations on a weekly basis, as part of our Outreach offering to the community. June’s theme is CONDIMENTS (ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, mayo, etc.), but other non-perishable items are always welcome. Please bring food and personal care items to church and place them in the baskets at the Narthex doors.

Hospitality 101: Hello, My Name Is…
If you’ve been to Sunday liturgies the past few weeks, you may have noticed the return of the name tag board; you might even say it has been “resurrected.” It has returned to help our new rector learn our names, and to create a more intentionally welcoming environment for people visiting our parish. If you haven’t already, please make a name tag when you next arrive at church, wear it during services and coffee hours, and then hang it under the initial of your last name so you can find it next week.

Choir Diary

No announcements from the bench this week!

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in the Northern Territory (Queensland, Australia).

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Episcopal Youth Event, Episcopal Creative Arts Daycamp, Episcopal Youth Quest Camp, Episcopal Youth Music Camp, Summer in the City and all who are engaged in camping programs and embarking on mission projects during the summer in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the parish of Saint Columba (White Earth), and La Misión el Santo Niño Jesús (Saint Paul).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Bea, Bob, Gary and Sue, Harvey, Jimmy and Kim, Joan, John, Krista, Mary, Nancy, Ruth, Sue, Susan, Thomas, Weldon, and the Coopergard, Harshmann, Paulson, and Solstad families.

Quick Calendar Items:

18 June 11:15a - Pastoral Care Team meeting
10 July 6:30-8:30p - Worship Commissions

View the full calendar

Upcoming Events and General Announcements:

An Adopt-a-Garden program is being proposed by the Buildings and Grounds Commission. They are seeking people, groups, or families willing to assist in keeping the gardens here at Saint Paul’s looking neat  through the summer season. Interested? Please contact Gary Wegner, or call 763-360-2231.

The Outreach Commission
has provided an update to the recent legislative calling initiative with Temple Israel. Read the wonderful news!

Are you in the new online membership directory? And have you added your photo? It’s a great way for people (like a new rector) to learn your name! See Angie during coffee hour or email her with any questions.

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.

Do you have an announcement for
next week’s E-pistle?

Submit your announcement –including all details and contact information– to the E-pistle, or call Angie (612.483.4187)
by Thursday morning.