This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost
From our Senior Warden, Beth Carlson, here is information shared at the All Parish Meeting on 28 June 2020:

 Welcome to Virtual Eucharist at Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles!  Church is not cancelled – it has changed. Following the liturgy stay with us during Coffee Hour for this month’s All Parish Meeting. Bring your beverage and nosh of choice!

First – sign up for Zoom – it’s FREE ( . We will be using Zoom to broadcast Sunday’s liturgy. Zoom delivers audio and video, and you can log in on your computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, and telephones. When you log in, you may be prompted to install Zoom. Click yes to install Zoom.
If logging in by telephone, dial: 312-626-6799 .
Meeting ID: 122 776 310#
Password: 1917

If you have any problems, call Zoom at 888-799-9666 ext. 2 or go online to:

Common Book of Prayer

provided for your prayers and meditations

Prayer Calendar

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

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Communion throughout the world and for the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; for the Episcopal Church USA, and the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop. We also pray for the parishes of Saint Luke (Detroit Lakes, Hastings, Minneapolis, Rochester).

Saint Paul’s weekly Parish Prayer List can be found here. If you wish to be visited by a member of our Pastoral Care Team and/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, click the blue button below.

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 do that. If you are that person, please inform Deacon Barbara or Pat Trumbull. As Jesus said: Love one another.

Common Book of Prayer

provided for your prayers and meditations

Deacon Janet McNally


Join us for our Sunday liturgy on Zoom!

Join us for our Sunday liturgy on Zoom! We continue to fan the flames of the Spirit at work during the season of Pentecost. We welcome back the Reverend Dr. Paul Nancarrow as presider. Download the service bulletin below and read Jacob’s latest post, Notes from the Bench: Hymn 573.

Stay with us following the liturgy for an online Coffee Hour and fellowship – bring your own nosh and cuppa, and enjoy the screenful of friendly faces!

Join us on Zoom – click the button to connect.
If logging in by telephone, dial: 312-626-6799 .
Meeting ID: 122 776 310#
Password: 1917

Faith in Action

Outreach Update for October:

The willing hands of Saint Paul’s members continue to be busy helping others during the pandemic. Read the latest Outreach Commission update here with the introduction of our Little Free Library!

A message from Lorrie Sandelin at 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 or click the DONATE button below.


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

Upcoming Events

22 OCT: The next Racial Reconciliation Roundtable will be held at 7:00pm on Zoom. This session’s theme will be policing; articles are being gathered to read and discuss. Watch this space for further details. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Bauer.

24 OCT: Sort your home, fill your boxes, and mark your calendar for the October Outreach Collection Saturday. A detailed list of donations will be coming soon!

7 NOV: Save the date! Saint Paul’s Fall Clean-Up is named and ready for eager hands. Bring your own gardening gloves and tools you might find useful to beautify our little spot on Lake of the Isles. (inclement weather date: Saturday 14 November)

Every Wednesday – Join us for Sung Compline, a contemplative oasis for your midweek: gather on Zoom at 7:45pm to greet your neighbors, then the bells sound at 8:00 for Compline. We depart in silence, refreshed.


FRIDAYS: Lay-officiated Morning Prayer office will take place on Zoom at 10:00amThis liturgy, as set forth by the Book of Common Prayer (page 75), may be prayed communally or individually. We will come before God’s presence with thanksgiving on Friday mornings in August. Please join us! Use the same Zoom information for all our online service events, and you can find the weekly service bulletin on our home page.


click here for Book of Common Prayer (page 75)

Joining the liturgy: We use Zoom ( to broadcast all our liturgies. Zoom delivers audio and video, and you can log in on computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, and telephones. You may be prompted to install Zoom; click yes to install.

Ten minutes before the liturgy, log in by clicking this link:

If the link does not work, copy and paste it into your browser.

If logging in by telephone, dial: 312.626.6799
Meeting ID: 122 776 310#
Password: 1917
If you have any problems, call Zoom at 888.799.9666 ext. 2 or go online to:

General Announcements

A note of thanks arrived for Saint Paul’s parishioners from our former deacon. Read Barbara’s letter here.

We have a new deacon! The Reverend Janet MacNally has been joined to Saint Paul’s, and will be worshipping with us for the first time this Sunday morning. Read her letter of introduction below. Welcome, Deacon Janet!

Senior Warden Beth Carlson shares her thoughts on this moment in our church’s history, plus the information from the All Parish Vote and Meeting on 27 September 2020:

If you know a parishioner who would benefit from receiving our weekly E-pistle news in printed form, please email Angie.

Curious about the online giving graphics you’re seeing on Saint Paul’s communications? Read all about them here, then click on the blue graphic at the bottom of the E-pistle to see how easy and pain-free (and secure) your support of Saint Paul’s can be!

Is there a hymn or song you’re particularly longing to hear as part of our Bridge of Song playlist (link in right sidebar) on YouTube? Your requests are welcome; email them to Jacob Manier.

We have spaces to let in our lovely Beim House and church proper for several officing tenants. If you know any professional or organization looking to relocate, contact Senior Warden Beth Carlson.

Outreach Update for October:

The willing hands of Saint Paul’s members continue to be busy helping others during the pandemic. Read the latest Outreach Commission update here.

Deacon Janet McNally

Meet The Reverend Janet MacNally, Deacon

30 September 2020

Greetings St. Paul’s Lake of the Isles! As your newly assigned deacon I would like to take a few moments to share with you a little about myself, my family and my excitement to be joining your vibrant faith community.

So, first things first, my name is Janet MacNally, I come from an Episcopalian family (my Uncle and Aunt Jim and Mary Meeker were members of St. Paul’s) and grew up across the river at St. Paul’s on the Hill. I was ordained to the diaconate in 2007 by then Bishop Jelinek. I have been married to Bill (or often referred to as Mac) for forty-seven years. Bill is what we lovingly refer to as a recovering hospital administrator (Allina) and in his retirement has served the Episcopal Church in Minnesota most notably as an active board member with Episcopal Community Services and currently finishing a two term position on the ECMN Board of Trustees.

We are the parents of two adult children. Elizabeth, our son-in-law Craig and three-year-old grandson Calvin live in south Minneapolis. Elizabeth is my right brained child and currently is the building manager/production stage manager for Pillsbury House Theatre. Our son Andrew, daughter-in-law Kate and our granddaughters Rowan 5 and Eve almost 3 live in Winnetka, Illinois. Andrew is my left brain child and is an attorney with Bartlet-Beck in Chicago.

My background is in education with degrees in Speech, Theatre and Communication Arts and English. I found myself able to continue on until just recently the things that led to my reasons for majoring in those areas to begin with, coaching high school speech and congressional debate and directing high school theatre.

My most recent position was at Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School. I have often been asked when I will be ordained to the priesthood or even why did I quit at the order of deacon. The answer to both of those questions is the same. When in discernment for Holy Orders I kept coming back to my passion and my strong commitment that the church is called into the community to fulfill the promises we made and have renewed at Holy Baptism.

The role of the deacon within the faith community is directly tied to the deacon’s work beyond the doors of the church but I do not go alone, I go with all of you. The Association for Episcopal Deacons writes “Deacons do not nor cannot ‘do’ diakonia on behalf of the baptized, but they help to lead all people, including the ordained, into the servant ministry of all believers which is the essence of our baptismal covenant.” When I was told, not once but by everyone asked, that St. Paul’s was a vibrant community with a deep commitment to the social justice issues and ministries that we, in the middle of a global pandemic and racial unrest are facing, I knew that the Holy Spirit had indeed called me to be with you.

In addition to my passion for work outside the doors of the church, I have a passion for the work or liturgy that goes on inside our doors that helps to send us forth fed and renewed each week. I hold a MA degree in Christian Liturgy from Sarum College, Salisbury, England (validated by the University of Winchester) which has given me a deeper insight into how our prayer and worship shape us as a people who go forth prepared to walk in the way of love, the way of Jesus in the world.

I am excited to start! There is much to do during this pandemic, even if a great deal of it is virtual. I look forward to getting to know all of you over the course of the ensuing months and am enthusiastic about where we will go and what we can accomplish together as a people of faith.

In Christ’s love, Deacon Janet

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Ministries Stay Connected “The Lord is My Shepard, I Shall Not Want.” – Psalm 23

Virtual Eucharist

If you are unable to join us on Sunday mornings or just want to revisit, you can view our services anytime here or on our YouTube channel. You are not alone!

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

John 11:25a

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