E-pistle for Friday 21 April 2017

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Thank you to the Pastoral Care Team for hosting coffee hour. Next week: the Choir.

Food and personal care items are collected each Sunday in the baskets at the Narthex doors and delivered to Groveland Food Shelf’s ministry to homeless youth. Please consider bringing an item or two weekly as part of your offering. Our April theme is BABIES: Imagine being a young parent or grandparent of a baby, and not having enough to feed yourself or your family; what would you want to find at Groveland? Please consider diapers, formula, pacifiers, baby food, teething cookies – whatever a baby might need, any size or type. There is also continuing need of paper, plastic, and reusable bags. Thanks to Ashley for delivering during April.

Choir Diary

This Sunday, as Saint Paul’s Choir enjoys a well-deserved Sunday off, Annett Richter (lute) and Kim Sueoka (treble) will enrich our worship with tunes of John Dowland, Thomas Campion, Alessandro Piccinini, and Michelagnolo Galilei.

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of Muranga South (Kenya).

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the work of the House of Prayer and all spiritual directors serving in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the parishes of Saint George (Saint Louis Park) and Saint Mark (Annandale, Lake City, Minneapolis).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Bea, Bob, Frank, Gary and Sue, Harvey, Jeff, Jimmy and Kim, Karl-Edwin, Krista, Mary, Nancy, Paul, Ruth, Sue, Susan, Thomas, Weldon, and the Harshmann, Paulson, and Solstad families. We also pray for the repose of the soul of Mildred Rand; may she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Quick Calendar Items:

16 April 10 am - Easter liturgy, followed by egg hunt and parish gathering
30 April 11:15am - Pastoral Care Team meeting

View the full calendar

Upcoming Events and General Announcements:

Are you in the new online membership directory? Email notifications were sent to every Saint Paulite, inviting you to create an account for accessing your personal record with Realm, our new online church management system. Be sure to adjust your privacy settings so fellow parishioners can see your contact information. And don’t forget to add your photo – it’s a great way for people (like a new rector) to learn your name! See Angie and her laptop during coffee hour with any questions.

Saint Paul’s has a new tax number. If you are carrying and using a copy of the old certificate, see Jacob Manier for a new one.

A gentle reminder: If you would like to use the kitchen at Saint Paul’s, please remember to check its availability by consulting the calendar outside the kitchen, and then sign up to use the space. We have had some overbooking recently, and would like to avoid any confusion. Thank you!

A free Home Safety Check for senior citizens is offered by the Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly (HOME) Program of Senior Community Services. They will assess the need for handrails, grab-bars, smoke detectors, lighting, and other home safety components. Elders aged 60+ residing in suburban Hennepin County and Minneapolis are eligible for this limited time offer. No sales. For more information call HOME at 952-746-4046 or email. Seniors outside of Hennepin County should contact the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433 for information about services in their area.


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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