E-pistle for Friday 2 March 2018

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

Thank you, Angie Paulson for your creativity!

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Daylight Savings begins next weekend! Spring AHEAD!

Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations of personal care and non-perishable food. our theme for March is SOAP: laundry, dish, hand, etc., but other contributions are always welcome. 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 Building & Grounds Commission for hosting today’s Coffee Hour in the Undercroft; next week, the Pastoral Care Team.

Coffee Hour will be an opportunity for faith formation for all generations throughout Lent. We will journal, play games, dance, plant gardens in the Undercroft – 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: What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? We will gather for Discipleship 101 on Tuesdays during Lent 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, e-mail Father Marcus.

Painting news: We are excited to share more details about how the proposed painting project of the nave will enhance our worship of God. In the coming weeks you will see the full proposal for the project, including colors, cost, and rationale. The feedback of the whole church will be solicited before a final decision is made. Please address any questions or comments to Father Marcus.

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 February (except Ash Wednesday), you are invited to join our Rector at Dunn Bros. Coffee (2528 Hennepin Ave) for a cup on him. As always, if you need to schedule a confidential meeting, you can call the church or email Father Marcus directly.


Choir Diary

Voluntary: All glory be to God on high (J.S. Bach)
Psalm: Psalm 19 (Peter Hallock)
Anthem: Teach me, O Lord (Thomas Attwood)

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Province L’Eglise Anglicane du Congo.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for those involved in specialized licensed ministries throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota including lay preachers, Eucharistic ministers and visitors, and lay readers; and for our musicians and worship committees. We also pray for the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour (Faribault).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, 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.

Submit Your Prayer Requests


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. The only exception is info@stpaulsmpls.org.

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.

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