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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

So will I bless you as long as I live
and lift up my hands in your Name.  Psalm 63:4

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Celebrate the Eucharist with us at 10:00am from Saint Paul’s altar. A special collection for Ukrainian relief will be taken today – read here for more information and donation options. The service will also be livestreamed on Zoom; you may view or download the bulletin here.

Prayer Calendar

 

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for La Iglesia Anglicana de México.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for those involved in specialized licensed ministries throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, including lay preachers, Eucharistic ministers, visitors, and readers; and for our musicians and worship committees. We also pray for the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour (Faribault).

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.

Common Book of Prayer & The Hymnal 1982

provided for your prayers and meditations, and song

SERVING THIS WEEK

SUNDAY EUCHARIST
Barb Smith
greeter

John Harrer
usher

Jim Smith
crucifer

The Reverend
Janet MacNally
deacon

The Reverend
Ramona Scarpace
presider, preacher

Prisca Cushman
Pat Trumbull
lectors

Gene Tierney
vestry announcer

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Team 3
altar guild

tbd
hospitality

Tom Lockhart
tbd
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

The Spring 2022 Programming Guide has arrived! So many opportunities for worship, formation, and outreach – read the message from leadership, then download the catalogue and mark your calendars!

15 MAR – The Church Cracked Openby Stephanie Spellers is the subject of our Lenten book discussion, meeting Tuesdays in March from 7-8PM on Zoom. Join us for the second session this week – all are welcome!

16 MAR – “Vincent Van Gogh and the Beauty of Lent” is a spiritual devotional led by Julie L’Enfant, combining scripture, meditation, and Van Gogh’s images. The second installment will be held at ->6PM<- on Zoom.

20 MAR – A special collection for Ukrainian relief will be taken at the 10:00am liturgy. Read here for more information and donation options.

24 MAR – The March Vestry meeting will be held 7:00-9:00 PM in the Undercroft. All are welcome to attend the general proceedings.

View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!

 

Faith in Action

Mirzada Family Update

“My heart is overflowing at your response to help outfit the Mirzada family in their new home. Keep tuned for other ways we will be called on to help them transition into their new surroundings. As for now, your love and generosity has given them a wonderful new beginning.

Please know how deeply honored and proud I am to be your Deacon.”

Blessings, Deacon Janet

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

The Lenten Food Shelf Challenge:

Each time you go to the grocery store this month, add a jar of peanut butter or jelly (or one of each if budget allows) to your cart. Place in the baskets in the Narthex for distribution to our food shelf partners. Contact Laurie Larsen with questions.
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

General Announcements

Bishop Loya has asked each faith community to consider a week-long sabbath to rest and pray, and to allow staff members to do so as well. Saint Paul’s office will be closed 14-19 March; the book group and Lenten devotion (Tuesday and Wednesday on Zoom) will take place as scheduled. For pastoral care needs during this time, please call or text Rev. Ramona at 612.201.6634. 
Ministers in Liturgy are needed for Lent, especially as greeters, ushers, and hospitality hosts. Please sign up on our Google sheet to sign up today for the 20 and 27 March liturgies, and those in the month of April.
The sign-up for Easter flower memorials and blessings is available by the Baptism font. In order to be included in the Eastertide bulletins, please PRINT your name and your designation on the form by 3 April. Please also include your designation on the memo line of your check, and place in the offering plate.
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.
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.
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

Gene Tierney
vestry junior warden

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Pamela Hofstadter
bookkeeper

Kelly Belanger
sexton

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Jesus said to her,
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John 11:25a

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