E-pistle for Friday 26 August 2017

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This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Welcome to our guests from Saint Mark’s Cathedral – we’re glad you’re here! Special thanks to The Very Reverend Paul Lebens-Englund for your participation in today‘s liturgy.

Thank you to the Pastoral Care Team for hosting coffee hour, and to those who brought supplementary items. Next week: the Building & Grounds Commission.

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly food and personal care donations. August’s theme is PEANUT AND OTHER NUT BUTTERS, but other non-perishable items are always welcome. Please bring items to church and place them in the baskets at the Narthex doors. Reminder: church attendance can be down in the summer, but the need for food never diminishes.Thank you!

A communal meal will be shared tonight at 5:15pm, followed by Evensong in the Chapel at 6pm. Please consider joining us for this reflective service.

Let's Get to Know Each Other

An invitation from Father Marcus


Beginning Thursday 20 July until the end of the year (maybe longer), 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 intentionally 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.

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Sunday Hours
Nursery 9:30am-11:30am
Choir 9am – 10pm
Service 10am – 11:30am
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Mailing Address:1917 Logan Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 5540
Phone: (612) 377-1273

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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! Happy Summer!

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in Ruvuma (Tanzania).

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all hospital chaplaincies, counseling chaplaincies, and Spiritual Directors throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota; for faith community nurses, health ministers, and all those who minister to the sick; and for all farmers and laborers working with the harvest, especially San Jose Obrero Mission in Montgomery. We also pray for the parish of Calvary (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, Rita, Ruth, Sue, Susan, Thomas, Weldon, and the Coopergard and Paulson families.

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Quick Calendar Items:

27 Aug 10am - The Very Rev. Paul Lebens-Englund at Eucharist
27 Aug 5:15pm - dinner (Undercroft)
27 Aug 6pm - Evensong (Chapel)
2 September - Ray/Koenig wedding

View the full calendar

We are happy to welcome members of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, who will be worshiping with us this week, due to construction in their nave. The Very Reverend Paul Lebens-Englund –Dean of our Cathedral– will celebrate. In order for us to be gracious hosts, everyone who is able is asked to bring something to share for coffee hour. Sharing is caring!

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

School Supply Drive: The Outreach Commission invites you to participate in a school supply drive for the children of Jefferson Community School! Click here for the list of items we’re collecting, beginning Sunday 20 August.

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! View Current Road Construction Updates