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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
John 13:35

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Alleluia! Celebrate the Eucharistwith us at 10:00am from Saint Paul’s altar. The service will also be livestreamed on Zoom; you may view or download the bulletin here.

Kids’ Bible Story Time will follow the liturgy for our youngest worshippers.

Our Imagine Beloved Communityconversation continues in the Chapel following the liturgy. All are welcome to listen to and participate in a discussion of the emerging Beloved Community economy. More information can be read here.

Prayer Calendar

 

 

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Scottish Episcopal Church.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all academic graduates, all educational institutions, and for the specialized chaplaincies in those institutions: remember especially ECMN’s School for Formation, Breck School, and Shattuck-Saint Mary’s and their chaplains; University Episcopal Community; and all those who work with campus ministries.

Saint Paul’s weekly 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

SERVING THIS WEEK

SUNDAY EUCHARIST
Barb Smith
greeter

Frank Johnson
usher

Jim Smith
crucifer

The Reverend
Janet MacNally
deacon, preacher

The Reverend
Ramona Scarpace
presider

Laura Austrian
Jill Westendorp
lectors

Angie Paulson
vestry announcements

Jacob Manier
choirmaster, organist

Team III
altar guild

Frank & Meredith Johnson
hospitality

Laurie Larsen
Angie Paulson
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.

Upcoming Events

The Spring 2022 Programming Guide has arrived! So many opportunities for worship, formation, and outreach – read the message from leadership, then download the catalogue and mark your calendars!

Virtual Pilgrimage to Iona: It took Saint Columba several attempts to land his boat on the Isle of Iona – so it is now with us! Our virtual pilgrimage is being postponed to a later date; watch this space for more details. Apologies to those who attempted the journey last Tuesday.

15 May – Our Imagine Beloved Communityconversation continues in the Chapel following the liturgy. All are welcome to listen to and participate in a discussion of the emerging Beloved Community economy. More information can be read here.

28 May – May’s Collection Saturday will be held in front of the Undercroft from 10AM-2PM. Watch this space for a list of donatable items next week. Interested in volunteering for a 2.5 hour shift to greet our neighbors? Contact Meredith Johnson.

View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!

 

Faith in Action

The Ukraine Crisis Response Fund is still accepting donations to aid those displaced by the Russian aggression. Donate here.

Saint Paul’s Little Library continues to be very popular with our neighbors, and the warmer the weather, the busier it becomes! Do you have any books you would be willing to donate to the library? We especially need newer titles in adult fiction and children’s picture books. Your donations can be placed in the red Books for Africa bin by the elevator on the ground floor, or by the red bookcase across the hall from the kitchen.

This is an important way we can connect with our neighbors, and your donations are very appreciated!

 

Resettlement Update 4/28:
Our sponsored family from Afghanistan is making their house a home! Colorful living room pillows will make the space inviting. Click to check the updated online shopping list.

 

Welcome to Minnesota: The Commission for the Diaconate, and all ECMN deacons along with Bishop Loya are inviting all faith communities within the ECMN to take part in Advent for Afghanistan: Welcoming Our Newest Neighborscontinue reading

Food Shelf Challenge:
May’s theme is CANNED FISH/MEAT/PROTEINS. Spring is here -really it is- and it’s time to make tuna salad! Or chicken salad. Or bean salad…
You can drop off your shelf-stable protein donations in the baskets in the Narthex, and they will be delivered to our local food shelf partners. Contact
Laurie Larsenwith questions.

 

A message from Joyce Uptown Food Shelf:

“Monetary donations are welcome! Right now we are doing a prepackaged food model, and so have a need for specific items. We can purchase food at our food banks much cheaper than you can purchase food right now: for every $1.00 donated we can purchase about $2.20 worth of food.”

Please visit their website and look for the yellow DONATE button on the home page.

 

YouthLink now has a wish list on Amazon for direct purchasing of needed items. If this is a more convenient option for you to help them, visit their list here.


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.
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

General Announcements

Attention Ministers in Liturgy: Thank you for filling up the May calendar!! Please help us now fill gaps in coverage for the month of June; visit your Google sheetto sign up for a position or two. If you’d like to host the Hospitality table at coffee hour (it couldn’t be easier!), sign up on the same sheet; guidance will be emailed.
Banned Books 101: Does a discussion of this controversial topic –including why some books are being placed on a “banned” list, what those books are, and the precedence of this action– pique your interest? Please let Rev. Janet know if you’d like to be a part of a three-session exploration.
Get a jump on summertime fun – check out thisinvitation from Bishop Loya to Episcopal Night with the MN Twins! Find more details and a link to order tickets on the event flyer.
Rev. Ramona’s office hours: Mon 12:30-3:30pm, Wed 11am-3pm. Other times, including evenings, are available by appointment. Please schedule via e-mail or call 612.201.6634 (cell). For pastoral emergencies, please phone or text at any time.
If you know a parishioner who would benefit from receiving our weekly E-pistle newsletter via snail mail in printed form, please email Angie.
Do you have an announcement for next week’s E-pistle? Submit your announcement online to the E-pistle, or call Angie at 612-483-4187 by noon on Thursdays. 
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

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
priest-in-charge

The Reverend
Janet MacNally

deacon

Mark Anderson
vestry senior warden

Steve Riendl
vestry junior warden

Gene Tierney
vestry junior warden

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Pamela Hofstadter
bookkeeper

Kelly Belanger
sexton

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John 11:25a

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