This Sunday at Saint Paul's
We welcome The Reverends Leonard and Lindsay Hardin Freeman to Saint Paul’s as presider and preacher this week. Thank you for celebrating with us during Advent!
All the deadlines, all at once: Wrapped and tagged gifts to Southside Care Center residents for under the Giving Tree -as well as any Advent/Christmas plant memorial designations- are due this day.
Thank you to the Altar Guild for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Ministers in Liturgy.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Province of Nigeria.
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Bishop and Ministers in ECMN; the foundations which minister to children with special needs, especially Sheltering Arms Foundation; and all who work with child protection agencies throughout the state of Minnesota. We also pray for the parish of the Spirit of the Wilderness (Grand Marais).
Pray for migrants, refugees, and displaced people throughout the world. Pray also for those in our country who have been taught to fear or hate people different than they are.
We are asked to reflect and devote prayers in honor and appreciation of 400 years of African American history and culture. Read more about this anniversary request from our Presiding Bishop.
Our Parish Prayer List can be found here.
If you wish to be visited by a member of our Pastoral Care Team (including our rector or deacon), request prayers for yourself or someone else on the Parish Prayer List, or simply make someone aware of an acute or ongoing need, please e-mail email@example.com.
This list is maintained to assist you in praying for the parish and the larger community throughout the week. To add your friend or loved one to this list, e-mail Deacon Barbara with your request and any additional details: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be shared with our pastoral care team, as well as Saint Paul’s clergy.
Our votive candle stand is a beautiful symbol of our collective prayers coming into the light of Christ. When you light a votive, please consider leaving a contribution to help fund this amenity.
From the Organ Bench
Choir Diary for 10:00am Eucharist
Serving This Sunday
The Reverend Lindsay
Barbara del Caro Scaia
Kate Maxwell, OSB
Gary & Marcy Wegner
choirmaster & organist
master of ceremony
coffee hour hosts
Faith in Action
Joyce Uptown Food Shelf joyfully receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. The theme for December is our Reverse Advent Calendar: use the blue Advent Calendar bag (available in the Narthex) and follow the guide sheet inside, collecting and blessing one item each day of December. Drop off your donations in the bins at Saint Paul’s. Celebrate the season of giving!
16 DECEMBER: LIVE from Saint Paul’s Church on the shores of beautiful Lake of the Isles, it’s your monthly Vestry meeting! The business meeting of the parish will transpire from 7:00-9:00pm in the Bishop Thurston Room. All are welcome to attend.
24 DECEMBER: Christmas Eve at 4:00pm
As the light fades from the sky, join us for a festive Holy Eucharist with choir; childcare will be provided.
The Revs. Lindsay Hardin Freeman (preacher) and Leonard Freeman (presider)
25 DECEMBER:Christmas Morn at 10:00am
With the dawn, redeeming grace… Join us for an intimate Holy Eucharist liturgy with carols in the Chapel.
The Rev. Gayle Mardene Marsh (presider)
5 JANUARY: Twelfth Night will be celebrated at Saint Paul’s at 6:00pm with appetizers and wassail, feasting, and a traditional King Cake. Childcare provided. Sign up at church, or contact Kathy Kullberg.
The cost: $15; the experience: priceless!
Have you taken the Saint Paul’s Food Shelf Challenge?
Bring ELEVEN –yes, eleven– items in over the course of the eleventh month The need for grocery assistance never wanes. Let’s fill the baskets each week!!
1st Wed 1-3p Saint Lydia’s Circle
3rd Mon 7-9pm Vestry meeting
Saint Paul’s Leadership
From the Pulpit
Catch up on our most recent sermons
Sermon: 16 February 2020 Let me ask you a question: What is your favorite commandment? Out of all the commandments in the Bible, all the instructions of Jesus, which one is your favorite?Let me ask you a question: What is your favorite commandment? Out of all...
Sermon: 9 February 2020 Today’s reading is really the tail end of Jesus’ sermon on the Mount… in those verses immediately before our Gospel today; he’s named all those to be blessed…we refer to it often as the ‘beatitudes’ Gospel…today Jesus transitions to a...