This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 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 (https://zoom.us/signup) . 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.

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Common Book of Prayer

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Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for mission agencies and their ministry throughout the Anglican Communion, including the Mothers’ Union around the world.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Bishop, Missioners, and Missional Support in the ECMN. We also pray for the foundations which minster to children with special needs, notably the work of the Sheltering Arms Foundation, and for all who work in child protection agencies throughout the state of Minnesota. Pray especially 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 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.

Common Book of Prayer

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Deacon Janet McNally

Sunday

O come, o come Emmanuel: Join us as we prepare a space for the coming Christ by lighting our fourth Advent candle. The Reverend Ramona Scarpace will officiate, and Deacon Janet will preach; view or download the service bulletin below.

Stay with us after the liturgy for Coffee Hour and fellowship: bring your own nosh and cuppa, and enjoy a screenful of friendly faces!

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Faith in Action

When was the last time you signed into your Realm account? Never been there? It’s all good! If you need a refresher or a reset for your password, simply drop an email to Angie Paulson.

The Giving Tree 2020: COVID-19 Edition
 
Gift drop-off is THIS SATURDAY! Note: we are still accepting donations for staff gift cards!
 
Have you accumulated Outreach donations for Joyce Uptown Food Shelf, Saint Stephen’s Outreach, Books for Africa, or the Little Free Library? You may drop them off during an abbreviated collection hour THIS SATURDAY, 19 December. Click the link for info. 
 
Outreach Update for December:
The willing hands of Saint Paul’s members continue to be busy helping others during the pandemic. Read the latest Outreach Commission update here.

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

 

19 DEC:Gifts for our Southside Care Center’s Giving Tree are due today. Socially distanced and masked curbside drop-off of wrapped gifts will be received from 10-11am. (Full details can be found here.)

21 DEC:The Everlasting Light: On the longest night of the year, we listen with our hearts and seek the light. Join us on Zoom for a celebration of the Solstice as we await the birth of the King. Details may be found here.

24 DEC: Start your holiday in an Anglican way: Gather with us on Zoom at 8:45am with your Christmas Eve breakfast (or last-minute gift wrapping) for a bit of fellowship. We will then hear the BBC Radio broadcast of A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols by the Chapel Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

Our Christmas Eve liturgy will take place on Zoom at 8:00pm. Mark your calendars to join us one hour earlier, though – at 7:00pm a collaborative ECMN Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, for which our own Parish Choir offers a song, will be our prelude to the birth of the King. Gloria in excelsis Deo!

25 DEC: Welcome the King! The Feast of Christmas Day will be celebrated in liturgy and song at 10:00am on Zoom.

1 JAN: Morning Prayer for the New Year: Gather together at 9:45am to wish your Saint Paul’s family a blessed New Year, and at 10:00 participate in a festive Morning Prayer.

 

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 (www.zoom.com) 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:

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General Announcements

Reverend Ramona’s virtual office door is open! She is available Monday-Wednesday from 10:00am-3:00pm via Zoom, phone call, or text; pastoral care emergencies may be communicated at any time. Contact her at Saint Paul’s at 612-377-1273, or 612-201-6634 (cell/text). Her email address is ramona@stpaulsmpls.org.
Calling all lectors and intercessors: Please sign up to read for Morning Prayer and Sunday Eucharist services in January on our Google sheet. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Trumbull.
The Right Reverend Craig Loya has extended an historic welcome within his bishopric. Read his proclamation here.
The School for Formation is offering its Spring 2021 courses with donation-based tuition, in response to the economic strain of the global pandemic. Is there an area of faith you’ve always wished to explore more deeply? Check out their schedule here.
Senior Warden Beth Carlson shares the information from the All Parish Meeting on 29 November 2020:

All Saints In memoriam: Our 2020 celebration of saints gone before us is available to view here. The video is neither publicly searchable nor posted on our regular YouTube playlists; please feel free to share the link with loved ones.
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.
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.

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!

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!

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

The Reverend
Ramona Scarpace

priest-in-charge

Deacon Janet McNally
deacon

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Jacob Reeves
finance

Kelly Belanger
sexton

Beth Carlson
vestry senior warden

Mark Anderson
vestry junior warden

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

John 11:25a

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REOPENING of Saint Paul's Church 27 June at 10:00am - click for details

Dear Saint Paul’s faith community members and friends,

God’s peace be with you! Rejoice! Rejoice! Given the decrease in COVID-19 cases in Minnesota and the increase in the number of people who have been vaccinated, we are excited to announce the re- opening of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church building on Lake of the Isles on Sunday, 27 June at 10:00AM. We will have a beautiful and joyful worship with Eucharist, and coffee hour to follow. For those of you who are unable to come to the church building, a live Zoom stream will be available. Look for the Zoom link in the E-pistle.

Saint Paul’s COVID-19 Response Team Members (Mark Anderson, Steve Riendl, Angie Paulson, Jacob Manier, Rev. Janet MacNally, and Rev. Ramona Scarpace) have put together guidelines for worshiping together in-person. These guidelines are based on information from the Centers for Disease Control, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. The team asks that, in the spirit of loving God and neighbor, everyone follow the guidelines as listed below. If you have any questions or concerns about these guidelines, please contact Junior Warden and COVID Response Team Chair Steve Riendl at sriendl@stpaulsmpls.org.

IN-PERSON WORSHIP GUIDELINES: Attendance

  • No pre-registration for worship is required

Your Health

  • If you aren’t feeling well for any reason, please take care of yourself at home. You may join the service via Zoom.
  • If you have any personal health questions or concerns about attending in-person worship services, please speak with your medical provider.

Creating a Welcoming and Safer Environment

  • Greeters and ushers will be on-hand to assist you with seating, service bulletins, questions
  • The church and restrooms will be cleaned before and after each Sunday worship service
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be available
  • All books will be removed from the pews. Worship bulletins will be available in paper and electronic format.

Masks and Social Distancing

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask or socially distance. You may wear a mask and socially distance for your own comfort level.
  • If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask and socially distance.
  • If someone is wearing a mask, please keep socially distant from them.

Seating

  • Saint Paul’s Church seats approximately 250 people. Given our regular Sunday attendance numbers, there is plenty of room to spread out.
  • We recommend that family groups sit together.
  • Fully vaccinated people may sit with other fully vaccinated people.
  • If someone is wearing a mask, please socially distance from them when selecting a seat

Singing

  • Congregational singing is permitted.

The Peace

  • Please remain in your seats for the Peace. Use a wave, a nod, a smile, etc.

The Eucharist

  • Clergy and those assisting at the altar will sanitize their hands in view of the congregation.
  • Communion will be of bread only. We will use gluten-free wafers for all. Receive the bread in your hands.
  • The common cup of wine will not be used at this time.
  • You may receive at the altar rail kneeling or standing. If you are unable to or do not wish to come up to the altar rail, please notify an usher, and the bread will be brought to you.
  • Note: Rev. Ramona, and Rev. Janet are fully vaccinated.

Coffee Hour

  • To be held at the back of the church
  • Coffee and lemonade only, served in disposable cups
  • A limited number of people will set up refreshments and pour
  • No foods at this time

Nursery

  • The nursery will be available and staffed.
  • The nursery will be cleaned before and after each Sunday.
  • Parents must give contact information (name and phone number)

COVID-19 Tracing

  • If Saint Paul’s becomes aware of a situation where someone who attended the service receives information that they have contacted COVID, Saint Paul’s will notify people of the occurrence via the E-pistle.

We give thanks for the gift of coming together in-person to worship God, the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of life. We give thanks for all who worked so diligently to create and distribute vaccines. We give thanks for those who put themselves at risk to keep others safe. We remember those who have died and hold their families in our prayers.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, 27 June!

Blessings,
Mark Anderson, Senior Warden
Steve Riendl, Junior Warden
Rev. Ramona Scarpace, Priest-in-Charge

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