E-pistle for Friday 23 March 2018

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

Palm Sunday 2018

HOLY WEEK AT SAINT PAUL'S

Discipleship 101 concludes on Holy Tuesday with a lesson on Prayer at 6:30pm, and will end at 7:30pm with Evening Prayer for Tuesday in Holy Week; you are invited to either or both. This class will be offered again in the fall for those who could not attend.

The Maundy Thursday Eucharist will highlight Jesus's washing of the disciples' feet at the Last Supper. Any congregants who would like to partake of this act of humble service, may do so. Read more about it here.

Choir Diary for Maundy Thursday

  • Voluntary: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (J.S. Bach)
  • Psalm: Psalm 116 (Peter Hallock)
  • Anthem: Ubi caritas (Ola Gjeilo)

Good Friday will be observed with two prayer services: 12:00 noon (without sermon), and 7:00pm (sermon included).

Holy Saturday prayers will be livestreamed at 10:00am from our Facebook page. Join us virtually as we await the miracle of Easter.

Palm Sunday & News at Saint Paul’s:

Please gather in the Undercroft at 10:00am for the Liturgy of the Palms, from where we will process to the Nave for the Eucharist. Hosanna!

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, but other contributions are welcome. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in the baskets at the Narthex doors.

Blessing Bags will be assembled during Coffee Hour this Sunday:gallon zip-top plastic bags filled with useful items such as socks, bus token, toiletries, water, snacks, and a card from Saint Stephen’s outlining resources for the homeless and hungry. A freewill donation will be taken to offset the cost of materials, but your participation matters most. Take them to keep in your car, and share them with those in need.

Are you new to Saint Paul’s Church? You are invited to get to know us better over good food and good fellowship at our Newcomer Social on Thursday, 26 April at 7:00pm, at the home of Errik and Whitney-Lehr Koening (3404 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis), To RSVP, please send an email to 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.

Father Marcus will be out of town from 14-17 March for the Evangelism Matters Conference in Cleveland Heights, OH. He will be checking e-mail and voicemail regularly while away; immediate pastoral emergencies should be directed to the Rev. Barbara del Caro Scaia at 612.408.1769.

If you missed any of Father Marcus’s sermons (or wish to revisit one that spoke to you), you can find them here on our website as well as his podcasts.

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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.

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Anna and Steve, Bob, Greg, Harvey, Hazel, Jean, Jennie Beth, Joan, John, Kate, Krista, Laura, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Pat and Steve, Richard, Sue, Susan, and the Coopergard and Paulson families. We also pray for the repose of the soul of Marian Karrys, sister of Anna Wafler, who passed away earlier this month; may she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Submit Your Prayer Requests

Thank you to the Clergy for hosting Sunday’s Coffee Hour in the Undercroft;
next week, the Parish Life Commission will provide for Easter Sunday.

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.

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.

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