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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

“Blessed are those who have not seen
and yet have come to believe.”  John 20:29b

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Join us at 10:00AM to celebrate the Eucharist in person or via Zoom Instructions above). Following the liturgy will be our Kids’ Bible Story Time and coffee hour. You may view or download the bulletin here.

Prayer Calendar

 

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the work of the House of Prayer and all spiritual directors serving in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and for our members. We also pray for the parishes of Saint Mark (Annandale, Lake City, Minneapolis).

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
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greeter

Pat Trumbull
usher

Bryan Jones
crucifer

The Reverend
Janet MacNally
deacon, preacher

The Reverend
Ramona Scarpace
presider

John McDaris
Meredith Johnson
lectors

Gene Tierney
vestry announcements

Jacob Manier
choirmaster, organist

Team 4
altar guild

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hospitality

Judy Johnson
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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!

23 APR: Our first Collection Saturday of 2022 is THIS WEEKEND! Drop off your donations and meet our neighbors in front of the church from 10AM-2PM (or at the Undercroft doors, should April showers invade). A list of requested items can be found here.

28 APR: The April Vestry meeting will be held 7:00-9:00pm in the Undercroft. All are welcome to attend the general proceedings.

View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!

 

Faith in Action

The Ukraine Crisis Response Fund is still accepting donations to aid those displaced by the Russian aggression. Donate here.

Saint Paul’s Little Library continues to be very popular with our neighbors, and the warmer the weather, the busier it becomes! Do you have any books you would be willing to donate to the library? We especially need newer titles in adult fiction and children’s picture books. Your donations can be placed in the red Books for Africa bin by the elevator on the ground floor, or by the red bookcase across the hall from the kitchen.

This is an important way we can connect with our neighbors, and your donations are very appreciated!

 

Resettlement Update 3/31:
Our sponsored family from Afghanistan is quickly settling into Minneapolis living! When needs arise they will be listed on their online shopping list – click it to check.

 

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:

April’s theme is PASTA AND SAUCE. Spring is here, but you may not sure what to cook- will it be spaghetti & meatballs weather, or time for Pasta Primavera? When you’re at the grocery store this month, grab some pasta and/or non-perishable jars of sauce for our neighbors who use the Food Shelf. Your generous donations may be placed in the baskets in the Narthex. Contact Laurie Larsen with questions.

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

Saint Paul’s church office will be closed for the remainder of this week, with clergy and staff enjoying a well-deserved rest after Holy Week and Easter. For pastoral emergencies, please phone or text Rev. Ramona at 612-201-6634.
Hop on board the Meal Train: Our long-time bookkeeper Brad continues to battle cancer. (Earlier this year he was also hospitalized with COVID-19, then pneumonia.) He lives alone, doesn’t cook, and has reached out requesting assistance with meals; a single delivery once a week will work right now. Please visit the Meal Train site here to take a turn helping one of our own, or contact Laurie at 612-829-1348 with questions.
A friendly internet reminder: Saint Paul’s clergy and staff will never email you asking for cash, or gift cards, or assistance dealing with a “confidential matter”. Always double check the address which sent the email; these scams get very close to their real addresses (see listing below), but with tiny changes. Be safe and smart online – confirmation is only a phone call away!
Get a jump on summertime fun – check out thisinvitation from Bishop Loya to Episcopal Night with the MN Twins! Find more details and a link to order tickets on the event flyer.
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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