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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

And a voice came from heaven,
“You are my Son, the Beloved;
with you I am well pleased.”   Mark 1:11

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Celebrate the Eucharist with us via Zoom at 10:00am. You may view or download the liturgy’s bulletin here.

Beginning 16 January, we are temporarily returning to online worship. To read the message from Saint Paul’s COVID-19 Response Team, click here.

To view our liturgies on Zoom, log on by clicking this link, or by visiting our website and clicking the “Connect on Zoom” button.
If you wish to join by telephone, dial 312-626-6799.

     Meeting ID: 122 776 310 (followed by # if via phone)
     Passcode: 1917

Prayer Calendar

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

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for youth ministries within the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, especially for those involved with the Youth Commission and Teens Encounter Christ; for Circle of the Beloved; and all those in our faith community involved with faith formation ministries with children, youth, and young adults. We also pray for the parishes of Saint Peter (Cass Lake, Kasson, Warroad).

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.

All aboard the Meal Train: Our long-time bookkeeper Brad Lien is very sick with cancer. He is receiving treatment, but is experiencing pain and lives alone with little family support. Making a meal which could provide some leftovers would be ideal. For more information, check the site and contact Laurie Larsen with questions.

Common Book of Prayer & The Hymnal 1982

provided for your prayers and meditations, and song

 

SERVING THIS WEEK

SUNDAY EUCHARIST
Steve Riendl
vestry announcer

The Reverend
Janert MacNally
deacon

The Reverend
Ramona Scarpace
presider

Norm Mitchell
Julie L’Enfant
lectors

Jacob Manier
organist 

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

20 JAN – January’s Vestry meeting will be held at 7:00pm on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend the general proceedings.

30 JAN – The Annual Meeting of Saint Paul’s Church will be held following the morning liturgy. Your participation is necessary and welcomed as we do the business of the church.

16 FEB – The Right Reverend Craig Loya, X Bishop of Minnesota, will visit Saint Paul’s Church for a special liturgy at 7:00pm; more details to follow. Join us for this festive occasion!

View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!

Fall Programming Guide debut: Please click here to read a message from our clergy and Wardens, and to discover all Saint Paul’s has to offer throughout the next four months!

Faith in Action

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

Saint Paul’s Outreach: Winter Edition

Even though Collection Saturdays are on seasonal hiatus, we will continue our… continue reading

No clearer moral imperative: A letter from Bishop Loya

“Beloved in Christ, the scenes that have unfolded in Afghanistan over the past few weeks have been heartbreaking for all of us. It is hard to watch the violence, the desperation and fear, and…” continue reading

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 DONATEbutton 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
Matthew 25:40

General Announcements

Saint Paul’s offices will be closed next week, and all staff will be working from home as much as possible. In addition, Rev. Ramona will be on vacation 17-22 January. For pastoral emergencies, phone or text Deacon Janet at 612-859-4579 (cell). 
The Renovation Committee has been hard at work discerning Saint Paul’s needs following our separation from 1915 Logan. You can read their considerations for the lower level of the church here; to see the architect’s initial rendering of proposed ideas, click here. This is the starting point for securing bids and budgeting – more information and discussion to come at the Annual Meeting. Contact any Committee member with questions.
Ministers in Liturgy are still needed, even on Zoom! Please use our Google sheet to sign up for reading opportunities in January and Feburary. Contact Pat Trumbull with questions.
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. 
YOUTUBE CHANNEL
(things you may have missed)
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

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Pamela Hofstadter
bookkeeper

Kelly Belanger
sexton

ONLINE GIVING TO SAINT PAULS

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

John 11:25a

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