E-pistle for Friday 29 September 2017

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Traffic alert: I-35W south of downtown to Highway 62 will be CLOSED this weekend. There will also be extra traffic with Twins, Vikings, Gophers, and Twin Cities Marathon events on Sunday. Adjust your route accordingly!

Thank you to the Altar Guild for hosting coffee hour this week; next week, the Building and Grounds Commission.

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly food and personal care donations. October’s theme is PACKAGED SIDE DISHES (Rice-a Roni, au gratin potatoes, Pasta Sides, etc.), 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 bringing one item a week makes a difference for those in need!

Our Sunday 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

We welcome Monte Mason back to the bench and podium this week, as Jacob enjoys some well-deserved time Up North. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us, Monte!
  • Voluntary: Pastorale and Aviary (Myron Roberts)
  • Psalm: 78 (tone: Thomas Jackson)
  • Anthem: Adoramus te, Christe (Orlande de Lassus)
  • Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on Lobe den Herren (Paul Manz)

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in Southern Philippines.

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 Saint Christopher (Roseville).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Bea, Bob, Gary and Sue, Harvey, Jimmy and Kim, Joan, John, Krista, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Richard, Rita, Ruth, Shirley, Steve, Steven, Sue, Susan, Thomas, Weldon, and the Coopergard, Guaman, and Paulson families.

Submit Your Prayer Requests

Quick Calendar Items:

8 Oct 4pm - Neighborhood Pet and Creation Blessing
12-14 Oct - Books for Africa drive
28 Oct - Fall Cleanup Day
29 Oct - Consecration Sunday and Parish Brunch
5 Nov 10am - The Feast of All Saints
15 Nov 7pm - Celebration of New Ministry
26 Nov 10am - The Feast of Christ the King

View the full calendar

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

Gather your rakes and pruners: Mark Saturday 28 October on your calendar for our annual Fall Cleanup Day. More details to come…

Feathers and scales and fur, oh my! We will celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis by praying for and offering blessings for our four-, many-, or no-legged pets, as well as praying for our commitment to the just and proper use of the earth as God’s gift to us. Please come on Sunday 8 October at 4:00 pm for our Saint Francis Neighborhood Pet and Creation Blessing, and invite others to come with you. A light reception will be held afterwards with treats for our animal friends. To be held out-of-doors, weather permitting, or in the Undercroft.

A Books for Africa book drive is being organized by Saint Paul’s to solicit donations from our neighborhood. Drop-off dates are October 12 (1-5pm), 13 (9am-1pm), and 14 (9am-4pm). Volunteers are needed to help distribute flyers this week and assist at church on the drop-off dates. Check out this video, and sign up to help on the Outreach board outside the Rector’s office. Contact Steve Clarke at 651-341-7690 if you have questions.

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