E-pistle for Friday 9 March 2018

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

Thank you, Angie Paulson for your creativity!

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Spring AHEAD! Daylight Saving Begins Sunday!

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: laundry, dish, hand, etc., but other contributions are always welcome. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in the baskets at the Narthex doors. We are in need of parishioners to deliver our collection to the food shelf each week. Please sign up in the Narthex for a one-month commitment. Thank you.

Thank you to the Pastoral Care Team for hosting today’s Coffee Hour in the Undercroft;
next week, the Finance Commission.

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.

Lenten Discipleship Class: What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? We will gather for Discipleship 101 on Tuesdays during Lent from 6:30-8:00pm. This class will feature an Instructed Eucharist as well as group reflection on Rowan Williams’s Being Christian. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail 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. Please address any questions or comments to Father Marcus.

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.

Choir Diary

Voluntary: O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid (Ethel Smyth)
Psalm: Psalm 107 (Peter Hallock)
Anthem: They that go down to the sea in ships (Herbert Sumsion)

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of England.

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. We also pray for the parishes of Emmanuel (Alexandria, Rushford).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Gary and Sue, Greg, Harvey, Hazel, Jennie Beth, Joan, John, Kate, Krista, Laura, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Pat and Steve, Richard, Sue, Susan, and the Coopergard and Paulson families.

Submit Your Prayer Requests


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.

Help beautify our sanctuary for worship

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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