E-pistle for Friday 27 October 2017

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This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Welcome to our guest speaker, Erin Weber-Johnson, Senior Program Director of Strategic Resources and Client Services at the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF). Thank you for joining us today!

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. October’s theme is PACKAGED SIDE DISHES, but other items are always welcome. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering and place them in the baskets at the Narthex doors. Donations have been down since summer; even one item a week makes a difference for those in need!

Today’s Consecration Sunday Parish Brunch will be held downstairs in the Undercroft immediately following the liturgy. Next week’s coffee hour will be hosted by the Vestry.

Our offering of the Angelus and Evensong continues this week in the Chapel at 6pm. Please consider joining us for this reflective service, the sung form of Evening Prayer.

Choir Diary

Voluntary: Prelude on the hymntune Picardy (John Joubert) Psalm: Psalm 99 (Martin Luther) Anthem: O how amiable (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

By design, Consecration Sunday does not end with a closing hymn or organ voluntary.

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli (South India).

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Communion throughout the world and for the Most Reverend and Right Honorable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; for the Episcopal Church USA, and the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop. We also pray for the parish of Gethsemane (Minneapolis).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Bea, Bob, Gary and Sue, Harvey, Jimmy and Kim, Joan, John, Krista, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Penny, Richard, Rita, Shirley, Steven, Sue, Susan, Thomas, and the Coopergard, Guaman, Marracq, Paulson, and Raddatz families. We also pray for the repose of the souls of Weldon Chandler, father of Julie L’Enfant; Ruth Rademacher, dear friend of Ellen Dresselhuis; and Dorothea Therneau, mother of Tracy Guaman. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

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Help us update our cloud!
Think about what makes Saint Paul's a valuable part of your life. At the Consecration Sunday Brunch, you'll find blank cards and a collection envelope. You're invited to share three words that describe what Saint Paul's has to offer. Look for our updated cloud on The Feast of All Saints!

Quick Calendar Items:

29 Oct - Consecration Sunday and Parish Brunch
5 Nov 10am - The Feast of All Saints
11 Nov 11am-1pm - Fall Cleanup Day
15 Nov 7pm - Celebration of New Ministry
23 Nov 10am - Thanksgiving Day liturgy
26 Nov 10am - The Feast of Christ the King

View the full calendar

Upcoming Events and General Announcements:

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

An altar of remembrance is taking shape in our Chapel as we approach the Feast of All Saints next week. Bring photographs of departed loved ones and/or objects of significance to display in the Chapel through Sunday 5 November. You may also list the names on a marker found on the table in the Narthex; these will be displayed as A Great Cloud of Witnesses on the Chapel walls. During this season of remembrance, renewed commitment, and stewardship, we give thanks for all those who, by their lives and labor, established and maintain this house of prayer.

Gather your rakes and pruners: Mark Saturday 11 November on your calendar for our annual Fall Cleanup Day, 11:00 am-1:00 pm.

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.

If you need to be in touch with the parish staff, please use [first name]@stpaulsmpls.org (Marcus, Brad, Barbara, or Jacob). Previous e-mail addresses (rector@, finance@, etc.) do not work. Please delete old e-mail addresses from your address books and utilize the new accounts; the only exception is info@stpaulsmpls.org.

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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A Note from the Senior Warden:

To everything, turn, turn, turn,
There is a season, turn, turn, turn

 This is what our building thermostats are singing these days. Seasonal transitions are very difficult especially for an old building like we have at St. Paul’s. These seasonal transitions bring days that are so unpredictable. One day it is 70 degrees and sunny, and the next the frost is on the pumpkin. Our older systems are just not designed to be able to switch back and forth easily. We do our best to time when we move from cooling to heating, and once completed we must stay. That means we could have several weeks when temperatures may be uncomfortable. We ask for your patience and suggest you consider wearing layers that would allow you to adjust to any uncomfortable temperature swings.

Thank you,
Beth Carlson

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! Earn your advanced zipper merge merit badge today! 😉 View Current Road Construction Updates