E-pistle for Sunday 20 April 2018

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE


This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations of personal care and non-perishable food. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in the baskets at the Narthex doors. Thank you!

Are you new to Saint Paul’s Church? You are invited to get to know us better over good food and good fellowship at our Newcomer Social on Thursday, 26 April at 7:00pm, at the home of Errik and Whitney-Lehr Koening. To RSVP, email Father Marcus.

Mission Area Gatherings are your chance to connect with Episcopalians in other nearby faith communities. The Central Metro Mission Area of ECMN will gather on Saturday, 28 April, at Saint James on the Parkway from 5-7pm for snacks, sharing, and trivia. We’d love to see you there!

Our inaugural Commission Saturday is scheduled for 19 May. Please click this link to read more about it.

Father Marcus’s Open Office hours are suspended for two weeks, but will resume on 9 May at Common Roots Cafe (2558 Lyndale Ave South). You are invited to join him Wednesdays from 10am-1pm for coffee and conversation. A more confidential meeting can be scheduled by calling the church, or using Calendly.

If you missed any of Father Marcus’s sermons (or wish to revisit one that spoke to you), you can find them on his Word Made FRESH podcast on your Apple device, or Pocketcasts on Android; print versions are accessible on his blog of the same name, and in the Sermons section of this website.


Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan).

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 parishes of Saints George (Saint Louis Park) and Mark (Annandale, Lake City, Minneapolis), and the Good Shepherd (Windom)

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

Submit Your Prayer Requests

Choir Diary

Voluntary: Epithalamium on Rise up my love, my fair one (Healey Willan)
Psalm: Psalm 23 (Charles Hylton Stewart)
Anthem: As the bridegroom to his chosen (John Rutter)
Voluntary: Improvisato (Arthur Bird)

Thank you to the Evangelism Commission for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Outreach 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.

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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