This Sunday at Saint Paul's
We welcome The Reverend Leonard Freeman to Saint Paul’s as presider this week. Thank you for your leadership during the Advent season!
Thank you to the Ministers in Liturgy for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next Sunday will be an All Parish Coffee Hour after our festive carols service. Bring your favorite holiday treat to share.
Scheduled Liturgy Leadership
5 Jan: Kate Maxwell, OSB (preacher)
The Rev. Nancy Brantingham (presider)
12 Jan: The Rev. Lydia Huttar Brown
19 Jan: The Rev. Anna Ostenso Moore
26 Jan: The Rev. Richard Cogill
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Christians in other denominations, and the work of the ecumenical movement.
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Bishop and Ministers in ECMN; the foundations which minister to children with special needs, especially Sheltering Arms Foundation; and all who work with child protection agencies throughout the state of Minnesota. We also pray for the parish of the Nativity (Burnsville).
Pray for migrants, refugees, and displaced people throughout the world. Pray also for those in our country who have been taught to fear or hate people different than they are.
We are asked to reflect and devote prayers in honor and appreciation of 400 years of African American history and culture. Read more about this anniversary request from our Presiding Bishop.
Our Parish Prayer List can be found here.
If you wish to be visited by a member of our Pastoral Care Team (including our rector 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, please e-mail email@example.com.
This list is maintained to assist you in praying for the parish and the larger community throughout the week. To add your friend or loved one to this list, e-mail Deacon Barbara with your request and any additional details: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be shared with our pastoral care team, as well as Saint Paul’s clergy.
Our votive candle stand is a beautiful symbol of our collective prayers coming into the light of Christ. When you light a votive, please consider leaving a contribution to help fund this amenity.
From the Organ Bench
Choir Diary for 10:00am Eucharist
Serving This Sunday
Barbara del Caro Scaia
Kate Maxwell, OSB
Julie L’Enfant &
choirmaster & organist
master of ceremony
Ministers in Liturgy
coffee hour hosts
SERVING OVER CHRISTMAS
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Faith in Action
Joyce Uptown Food Shelf joyfully receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. The theme for December is our Reverse Advent Calendar: use the blue Advent Calendar bag (available in the Narthex) and follow the guide sheet inside, collecting and blessing one item each day of December. Drop off your donations in the bins at Saint Paul’s. Celebrate the season of giving!
24 DECEMBER: Christmas Eve at 4:00pm
As the light fades from the sky, join us for a festive Holy Eucharist with choir; childcare will be provided.
The Revs. Lindsay Hardin Freeman (preacher) and Leonard Freeman (presider)
25 DECEMBER:Christmas Morn at 10:00am
With the dawn, redeeming grace… Join us for an intimate Holy Eucharist liturgy with carols in the Chapel.
The Rev. Gayle Mardene Marsh (presider)
5 JANUARY: Twelfth Night will be celebrated at Saint Paul’s at 6:00pm with appetizers and wassail, feasting, and a traditional King Cake. Childcare provided. Sign up at church, or contact Kathy Kullberg.
The cost: $15; the experience: priceless!
19 JANUARY: Saint Paul’s Master Class Series next features composer Monte Mason, who will discuss musical creativity: “Mine, and others’, down through the ages – and I mean like 40,000 years ago.” Join him in the Kellogg Room after the liturgy at 11:15am.
26 JANUARY: The Annual Meeting of Saint Paul’s parish community will be held following the liturgy on this day. Please make plans to attend this important gathering during our transition period. The business of the church affects us all, and your voice matters!
Have you taken the Saint Paul’s Food Shelf Challenge?
Bring ELEVEN –yes, eleven– items in over the course of the eleventh month The need for grocery assistance never wanes. Let’s fill the baskets each week!!
1st Wed 1-3p Saint Lydia’s Circle
3rd Mon 7-9pm Vestry meeting
Saint Paul’s Leadership
From the Pulpit
Catch up on our most recent sermons
Sermon: 16 February 2020 Let me ask you a question: What is your favorite commandment? Out of all the commandments in the Bible, all the instructions of Jesus, which one is your favorite?Let me ask you a question: What is your favorite commandment? Out of all...
Sermon: 9 February 2020 Today’s reading is really the tail end of Jesus’ sermon on the Mount… in those verses immediately before our Gospel today; he’s named all those to be blessed…we refer to it often as the ‘beatitudes’ Gospel…today Jesus transitions to a...