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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”  John 1:46


The Eucharist will be celebrated at 10:00AM, in person and via Zoom; login details above. We welcome The Rev. Dr. Blair Pogue, ECMN Canon for Vitality and Innovation, who will serve as preacher. You may view or download the bulletin here.

Flowers at the votive stand are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Alexander Johnson by his mother, Judy Johnson.

Join us for Coffee Hour fellowshipimmediately following the liturgy in the Undercroft. The Rev. Dr. Pogue will lead a presentation on Faithful Innovation – we hope you’ll join us! (in-person only)

St Paul's Prayer Candles

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of the Province of South East Asia.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all who serve those in need of food, clothing, and warm spaces during the cold winter months; for all ministries for our youngest members within the Episcopal Church in Minnesota; and all those involved with faith formation ministries with children, youth, and young adults. We pray also for the parishes of Saint Peter (Cass Lake, Kasson, Warroad).

Saint Paul’s Parish Prayer List can be found here.
If you wish to be contacted by a member of our Pastoral Care Team and/or priest, request prayers for yourself or someone else on the Parish Prayer List, or simply make someone aware of an acute or ongoing need, click the blue button below:

Common Book of Prayer & The Hymnal 1982

provided for your prayers and meditations, and song


Peter Montgomery
Pat Trumbull

Bryan Jones

The Reverend
Ramona Scarpace

The Reverend
Dr. Blair Pogue
guest preacher

Meredith Johnson
Laura Austrian

Judy Johnson
vestry announcer

Jacob Manier

Team II
altar guild

Beth Carlson
Laurie Larsen

Laurie Larsen
Peter Montgomery
vestry tellers

The Pastoral Care Team has a request for all: Take a few minutes every day to call someone to see how they are doing – to reach out and say a prayer with them and/or find out if they need anything. If there are those who need help, please let us know and we will figure out how to assist; if you are that person, please reach out to Reverend Ramona or Pat Trumbull. As Jesus said: Love one another.

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Upcoming Events

View all of our events on the church calendar

28 JAN:Saint Paul’s Annual Meeting will be held following the morning liturgy in the Undercroft (in-person only). Agenda items include highlights of the Annual Report, 2024 budget, programming, and election of new Vestry members; full agenda to be published in next week’s E-pistle.


Our Programming Guide for Fall 2023 has been fully deployed. Read an introductory letter from church leadership, then view or download the Guide and marvel at the bounty of opportunities this season!

Faith in Action

January’s food shelf theme is BEVERAGES:juice/tea/coffee/etc, in every pantry-stable form conceivable. Each week place your items in the bins outside the Undercroft. p.s. General donations are always welcome! Email Laurie or call 612-849-1348 to assist with delivery.

The Reverse Advent Calendar did wonders for Saint Nicholas Food Shelf! The Carlsons dropped off the final large load of donations this week.

From Joyce Uptown Foodshelf: “Monetary donations are the most helpful and can be made through the PayPal link here or sent to Joyce Uptown at 3041 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis 55408. For every $1.00 donated we can purchase $2.20 of food from our foodbanks.”

Saint Paul’s Little Library is still popular even as the temperatures drop. Children’s picture books are most needed, as well as metal bookends; all donations can be placed in the bins outside the Undercroft. Your continued generosity helps make this outreach possible!
The Ukraine Crisis Response Fund accepts donations to aid those impacted by Russian aggression. Click here.
And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
Matthew 25:40

Subscribe to our Bridge of Song playlist, now on YouTube.  Is there a hymn or song you’re particularly longing to hear, your requests are welcome, and may be e-mailed to Jacob Manier. Click the thumbnail of the video you would like hear to play.

Food Shelves

Have you taken the Saint Paul’s Food Shelf Challenge?

The need for grocery assistance never wanes. Let’s fill the baskets each week!! Donate today!

Upcoming Events

General Announcements

Quiet Nights: On Wednesdays during Epiphany, drop in for a few minutes (or more) from 5:00-6:30PM to walk our labyrinth, or to pray in candlelit silence.
 *NEW*  “Forward Day by Day” print booklets are available in the Narthex (quantities limited). If you prefer to access these daily devotions online, click here
Ministers in Liturgy and Hospitality Hosts are in high demand during Advent and Christmastide! Please check your availability, then click here to sign up for a position or several; helpful customaries will be emailed. Contact Jacob with questions regarding the MIL, or Laurie Larsenregarding the easier-than-ever Hosting.
Volunteer opportunity: The Hospitality Coordinator (aka Coffee Hour scheduler) position is opening in February. If you’ve been looking for a way to share your social gifts, this is the job for you (or you + a friend)! Training provided – and you don’t even have to like coffee. For details, contact Laurie at 612-849-1348.
Adorn the retable with flowers to mark important occasions or people in your life. Reserve the date you wish to give flowers and your desired thanksgiving or memorial by contacting Kathy Kullberg. Payment can be made online via Realm or a check made out to Saint Paul’s Church, with “flowers” in the memo; suggested donation is $50.
If you know a parishioner who would benefit from receiving our weekly E-pistle newsletter in printed form via snail mail, please email Angie.
Do you have an announcement for Saint Paul’s parish-at-large? Submit your news to the E-pistle, or call Angie at 612-483-4187 by noon on Thursdays.

A Message from Our Rector

Rev. Ramona

Summer on the Lake 2024

A note about our summer liturgies from Rev. Ramona... Saint Paul’s continues to offer beautiful and meaningful Sunday morning worship all summer long, right up to fall’s Homecoming Sunday. Join us in person, bring a family member or friend, or join us online from...

Reverend Ramona Scarpace, Rector - Saint Paul's Church Lake of the Isles


For those who love data, click the link to see our attendance from last week, as well as our 2023 total. You can play a part in growing these numbers: invite people to visit, then graciously greet and welcome newcomers each week!

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Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Team has a request for all: as we practice our social distancing, do not let that extend to social isolation. Take a few minutes every day to call someone to see how they are doing – to reach out and say a prayer with them and/or find out if they need anything. One of the things that is so important right now is to connect with our community. If there are those who need help, please let us know and we will figure out how to assist; if you are that person, please reach out to Deacon Janet or Pat Trumbull. As Jesus said: Love one another.

Saint Paul’s Leadership

(click a name to email)

Ramona Scarpace

The Reverend Dr. Penelope Warren
priest associate

Jacob Manier


Gene Tierney
vestry senior warden

Caytie Anderson
vestry junior warden

Tom Lockhart
vestry treasurer

Pamela Hofstadter


created from parishioner responses, 29 January 2023


created from parishioner responses, 29 January 2023


Jesus said to her,
      "I am the resurrection and the life."

John 11:25a

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