E-pistle for Friday 7 April 2017

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Hosanna!! We will gather for the Palm Sunday procession in the Undercroft, and make our way into the Nave with palms and bells; if forecasted rains find us, we will process indoors. Thank you to all who have volunteered to read the Passion gospel roles this morning.

This is the final day to make contributions for Easter flowers. Please sign up in the Narthex, clearly printing your memorial or thanksgiving designation.

Thank you to the Faith Formation Commission for hosting coffee hour today. Next week: the Parish Life Commission hosts our Easter gathering.

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

  • Psalm: Psalm 31 (James Turle)
  • Anthem: Solus ad victimam (Kenneth Leighton)

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in Jerusalem (Jerusalem and Middle East).

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 parish of Saint Antipas (Redby).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Bea, Bob, Frank, Gary and Sue, Harvey, Jimmy and Kim, Karl-Edwin, Krista, Lisa, Mary, Mildred, Nancy, Roberta, Ruth, Sue, Susan, Thomas, and the Harshmann, Paulson, and Solstad families. Our deep sympathies go to Paul Hanson and Jeff Gosnell, whose fathers Howard Hanson and Robert Gosnell died last week.

Quick Calendar Items:

9 April 10am - Palm Sunday procession and liturgy with Passion Narrative; Easter flowers deadline
13 April 7pm - Maundy Thursday liturgy
14 April 12noon - Good Friday liturgy
16 April 10 am - Easter liturgy, followed by egg hunt and parish gathering

View the full calendar

Upcoming Events and General Announcements:

Contributions for Easter flowers may be made by signing up in the Narthex by Palm Sunday. If you are unable to join us for worship before Easter, please be sure to print your memorial or thanksgiving designation on the memo line of your check, and mail to “Saint Paul’s Church (Easter Flowers)”.

Donations of treats for the Easter Egg Hunt can be dropped off in the Narthex by Palm Sunday (next week!).

Sign up to bring a tasty plate of finger foods to share at our Easter gathering! Contact JoAnne Tierney or Kathy Kullberg with questions.

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

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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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