E-pistle for July 10

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This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Lydia+ is home and returns to the pulpit this week. Ask her about her vacation slide show!

The Faith Formation Commission will meet this Sunday, 10 July, following the morning liturgy. Grab a cup of coffee, have some quick conversations, and then head to the Undercroft. All are welcome!

The Pastoral Care Team will also be meeting after church this Sunday, 10 July, in the Library.

Do you take “The Sunday Paper”? The Faith Formation Commission is now providing activity sheets for children which follow the Sunday lectionary. They come in Junior and Intermediate (for different age groups), and are available in the nursery and at the back of the church by the bulletins.

Prayer Calendar:
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Episcopal Church in the Philippines.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all Ecumenical Ministries throughout Minnesota, especially for the Minnesota Council of Churches and all those who work with social service agencies; for all those who work on behalf of the Millennium Development Goals, which are eight integrated targets for the eradication of extreme poverty; and for Episcopal Relief and Development. We also pray for Good Samaritan Parish (Sauk Centre).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Dianne; Dolores; Joe; John; Julie and her parents, Weldon and Era Byrd; Marianne and Gary; Mary; Mildred; Nancy; Norm; Stuart; the Guaman family; and the Paulson family.

Guy Vincent Tyson (1959-2016)
Many Saint Paulites will remember Guy Tyson, who served as our sexton from 1999 to 2003. Guy entered into glory on June 27th at the age of 57. A service celebrating his life will be held at Estes Funeral Chapel (2210 Plymouth Ave N, Mpls) on Friday 8 July at 2:00 PM, with visitation beginning at 1:00In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Animal Humane Society.
Rest eternal grant to Guy, O Lord,
and let light perpetual shine upon him.
May his soul,
and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace. Amen.

Upcoming Events and General Announcements:Sing Out! is a monthly gathering to sing and/or experience wonderful music, held at the Heritage Park Senior Services Center in Minneapolis. An open invitation and its details can be seen here.

Armchair Theologians Book Discussion Group: Our selection for June is The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs by Peter Enns (currently available through Amazon). Watch this space for our meeting time…

Help beautify our sanctuary for worship! Give altar flowers to mark important occasions or significant events in your life. Drop your check in the offering plate or in the mail to Saint Paul’s, then 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.

Have an announcement for next week’s E-pistle? Submit your announcement –including all details and contact information– to the E-pistle, or call Angie (612.483.487) by Thursday morning.