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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.  Luke 1:45

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Eucharist for Advent IV will be celebrated from our altar at 10:00am; it will also be livestreamed on Zoom (see link above) and archived for one week on our YouTube channel.

Kids’ Bible Story Time will be held for 15 minutes immediately following this liturgy. Children of all ages are welcome!  *Masking and social distancing will be observed.

The Carol Sing which was postponed from Wednesday evening will be held after coffee hour in the Narthex. Bring your holiday requests (and possibly your coat, as windows will be opened) to make merry with Parish Choir members and friends!

Bring your blue Advent Bag back! Put donations in the bins found in the Narthex, then take your bag home for next week. This week’s shopping list: dish soap, laundry detergent, feminine sanitary products, diapers, toilet paper.
p.s. Many paper grocery bags are needed for deliveries – thank you!

 

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of the Province of Central Africa.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the foundations which minister to children with special needs–especially for the work of the Sheltering Arms Foundation–and for all who work in child protection agencies throughout the state of Minnesota. We also pray for the parish of the Nativity (Burnsville).

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

provided for your prayers and meditations

SERVING THIS WEEK

SUNDAY
EUCHARIST

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greeters

Frank & Meredith
Johnson
ushers

Pat Trumbull
crucifer

The Reverend
Janet MacNally
deacon, preacher

The Reverend
Ramona Scarpace
presider

Prisca Cushman
Tom Lockhart
lectors

Jacob Manier
organist

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vestry announcements

Team III
altar guild

Tom Lockhart
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

19 DEC – Kids’ Bible Story Time will be held for 15 minutes immediately following this liturgy. Children of all ages are welcome!  *Masking and social distancing will be observed.

21 DEC – Our Winter Solstice liturgy will be a peace-filled celebration of darkness and light with candles, music, poetry, and readings held in-person at 7:00pm in the Chapel.

24 DEC – Children’s Church, a 30-minute in-person service designed specifically for worshippers ages 12 and under, will be held at 3:00pm in the Chapel.
*Masking and social distancing will be observed.

24 DEC – Christmas Eve Eucharist will be held at 8:00pm in person and on Zoom. Come and celebrate with us the birth of the King.

25 DEC – Christmas Day Eucharist will be celebrated in the Chapel and on Zoom at 10:00am. Welcome the babe!

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

Giving Tree returns! 
The season of giving is upon us, and once again we have opportunities to share Christmas blessings with those less fortunate than ourselves… continue reading

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

DESPERATELY SEEKING SERVERSGreeters, Ushers, Vestry Announcers and Tellers, please use our Google sheet to sign up for reading and serving opportunities THIS SUNDAY and for all liturgies in December (Sundays and Christmas liturgies). Reach out to Pat Trumbull with questions.

We also need a few fine hosts for our Coffee Hour table after the liturgies – minimal commitment, maximum fun! Sign up on the MIL Google sheet, or speak with Jacob Manier to choose your Sunday/s to share hospitality with those gathered.

The blood of Christ returns: While we aren’t yet able to return to the common cup due to COVID, Communion wine will be available in individual recyclable cups beginning on Christmas Eve! Logistical information will be shared during the 8:00pm liturgy.
Do you feel called to be more involved at Saint Paul’s? Candidates for two Vestry Members at Large positions are now being solicited; the election will take place at the parish’s Annual Meeting in January. If you are interested, please speak with Senior Warden Mark Anderson or Junior Warden Steve Riendl.
Gratitudes and memorials for poinsettias will be taken until 19 December, for inclusion in all Christmastide bulletins. Suggested donation is $20; checks may be made out to Saint Paul’s with your gift designation in the memo, or similarly paid electronically via Realm. Contact Kathy Kullberg with questions.
Perhaps you noticed our new layout near the altar last Sunday. We are using a new Credence Table… continue reading
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.
Saint Paul’s Church office will be closed from Monday 27 December through Saturday 1 January. For pastoral emergencies during this time, please call or text Rev. Ramona at 612.201.6634 (cell).
COVID Response Team: After meeting on Wednesday 17 November, the Response Team has an updated report for Saint Paul’s, viewable here.
Rev. Ramona’s office hoursMondays 12:30-3:30pm, Wednesdays 11am-3pm. Other times, including evenings, are available by appointment. Please schedule via e-mail or call 612.201.6634 (cell). 
For pastoral emergencies, 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.
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

Ramona Scarpace
priest-in-charge

The Reverend
Janet MacNally

deacon

Mark Anderson
vestry senior warden

Steve Riendl
vestry junior warden

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Brad Lien
bookkeeper

Kelly Belanger
sexton

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

John 11:25a

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