E-pistle for Sunday 24 June 2018

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE


This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

This week we welcome Reverend Alan Tilson once again to pulpit and table. Thank you for your leadership in our summer worship!

Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully 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!

In honor of those receiving Holy Orders, the Cathedral is asking all ordinand-sponsoring parishes to bless the Ordination reception with cookies. Please drop off your containers of cookie goodness to the kitchenette by the Rector’s office as soon as possible. Thank you!

Make our gardens grow! Summer is upon us, and the Building & Grounds Commission would welcome anyone interested in keeping the gardens at Saint Paul’s tidy. (A huge thank you to those who helped in the rain last week!) Direct questions about your favorite garden spot to these fine folks

Father Marcus’s Open Office hours will resume in July at Common Roots Cafe. You are invited to join him Wednesdays from10am-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 the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Episcopal Creative Arts Daycamp, Episcopal Kids Camp, Episcopal Youth Quest Camp, Episcopal Youth Music Camp, Summer in the City, and all who are engaged in camping programs and embarking on mission projects during the summer in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the parish of Saint John the Baptist (Minneapolis).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Anna and Steve, Bob, Dianne, Eva, Greg, Harvey, Jennie Beth, Joan, John, Karen, Kate, Katherine, Krista, Laura, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Norman, Pat and Steve, Philip, Richard, Sue, Susan, and the Coopergard, del Caro Scaia,  and Paulson families.

Submit Your Prayer Requests

Reverend Peggy Schnack

The Ordination of the Reverend Peggy Schnack to the Sacred Order of Priests will be held at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral on Tuesday, 26 June at 7:00pm, with reception to follow. Our entire parish community is invited to attend and celebrate with her. Congratulations, Rev. Peggy!

Choir Diary

Beautiful Music as Always

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

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).

Or send an email through this form.

General:  info@stpaulsmpls.org

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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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