E-pistle for September 23

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

treasure huntFood and personal care items are collected each Sunday and delivered to Groveland Food Shelf’s ministry to homeless youth. Please consider bringing an item or two weekly as part of your offering.

Thank you to the Faith Formation Commission for hosting today’s coffee hour and intergenerational activity. Next up: the Choir.

Do you take “The Sunday Paper”? Lectionary-relevant activity sheets for children –Junior and Intermediate– are available in the nursery and the Narthex (back of the church by the bulletins).

Prayer Calendar:

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

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Episcopal Homes of Minnesota and all other institutions that do ministry for and with the elderly; for local senior residential facilities and care centers; and for the 159th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, held September 16-17 in Faribault. We also pray for the parish of Saint Anne (Sunfish Lake).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Dolores, Joe, John, Krista, Marianne & Gary, Mary, Mildred, Nancy, Stuart, and the Paulson family.

Upcoming Events and General Announcements:

The Search Committee has provided an update on where they currently are in the process. Curious? Read more here.

Made in Minnesota is the latest photography show by our own Pringle Rodman, currently on exhibit through 16 October at Central Lutheran Church. Click here for details. Congratulations, Pringle!

Worship Commission will meet on Monday 26 September, 7-8:30pm in the choir room.

The Blessing of the Animals will take place on 2 October. Bring your pets and companion animals for a special 10:00am Holy Eucharist service in the Undercroft.

Confirmation and Episcopal Church 101 Class will be offered again this fall on Sundays after church. This is an opportunity for all adults and teenagers to learn more about the Episcopal way of being Christian. The first session will be 9 October, 1:15-noon in the Thurston Room with Lydia.

Help Wanted: The Buildings and Grounds Commission is looking for a few people to help with staining and/or planing of several doors around the church. Schedule is flexible and the work is rewarding. If you would like to help, please speak to or contact Beth Carlson.

We want to see Saint Paul’s through your eyes! Have you captured any Saint Paul’s moments you’d like to share – a photo of the lovely flowers this spring, or your friends at coffee hour? Have you depicted our church in other art mediums? Send your .jpg files to Angie Paulson (or bring them on a flash drive or CD), and they will be added to the photos taken over the years. You might see your work in an E-pistle, The Messenger, or on our website…

Volunteer opportunity: Methodist Hospital Hospice will be providing training sessions in October and November for new volunteers. Our volunteers give respite care to caregivers who are caring for terminally ill loved ones in their own private homes, or visit terminally ill patients to provide comfort. Commitment is a maximum of four hours per week, and training is four sessions. If interested, please call Libby Swanson at 952-993-5381.

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.

Do you 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 (612.483.4187) by Thursday morning.