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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

He said to them, “When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.”  Luke 11:2

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Celebrate the Eucharist with us at 10:00AM from Saint Paul’s altar; the service will also be livestreamed on Zoom. You may view or download the bulletin here.

Kids’ Bible Story Time is available following the liturgy for our youngest worshippers.

Join us for Coffee Hour in the back of the Nave for fellowship and laughter!

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in Wales.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for those who participated in the General Convention of the Episcopal Church July 7-14 in Baltimore.  We pray for all who will attend ECMN camps, and all embarking on mission projects during the summer. We also pray for the parishes of Saint James (Fergus Falls, Hibbing, Marshall, Minneapolis) and Saint Christopher (Roseville).

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
Angie Paulson
greeter, usher

Peter Montgomery
crucifer

The Reverend
Janet MacNally
deacon, preacher

The Reverend Dr.
Penelope Warren
guest presider

Audie Munn
lector

Steve Riendl
vestry announcements

Jacob Manier
organist

Team IV
altar guild

Julie L’Enfant
hospitality

Paul Hanson
Steve Riendl
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 July Vestry meeting has been cancelled. If you have an item for the Vestry to consider via email communication (or via Zoom, if need is pressing), please contact Senior Warden Steve Riendl.

23 July: July’s Collection Saturday is scheduled THIS WEEKEND for 10AM-2PM! Click here for the list of requested donations, including the beginning of our annual School Supply Drive. Contact Meredith to volunteer for a couple hours at the event.

9 Aug Tues: Van Gogh and the Olive Groves: Join us for a summer field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art! We will meet at MIA at 10AM to explore the exhibit, then visit the Agra Culture Café for an optional light lunch after to discuss the experience. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time on the Institute’s website. Contact Deacon Janet or Julie L’Enfant with questions


View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!

 

Faith in Action

*NEW*
Resettlement Update and Special Collection (deadline TODAY!!):
Our sponsored family from Afghanistan is acclamating, relocating, and needing our support… read more

 

 

 

Mirzada Family Update: Your help is needed and appreciated!

Saint Paul’s Church, Saint Johns Linden Hills, and Saints Luke and James have been working with the Minnesota Council of Churches to help the Mirzada family transition to their new life in Minneapolis after airlifting from Afghanistan last year. Their current lease expires at the end of July, and the family will be relocating to the Otsego area where they have family and other friends from Afghanistan. We will miss them, but support and celebrate their decision to be closer to their loved ones!

Mirzada Family Daily Life

The familys transition to life in the United States is progressing quickly. The six children completed the last two months of the school year in Minneapolis Public Schools, and several are registered for summer school. They have recently discovered the summer joys of enjoying the pool at nearby Waite Park, and parades on Central Avenue. The family is learning English, how to shop for groceries, visit the doctor, use public transportation, etc., receiving guidance from members of Saint Johns. Mr. Mirzada has a part time job at a grocery store. The family is working closely with an immigration attorney.

Background Information on Immigration Status

Unlike refugees, our Afghan friends are in the United States as “humanitarian parolees”, granting them a unique opportunity to apply for asylum or other immigration relief in the United States. Federal funding allocated to support Afghan parolees terminates at the end of six monthsone of the reasons the Mirzadas’ lease is ending here in Minneapolis. At the end of July, the Mirzada Family will be responsible for the majority of their own housing expenses.

As a collaborative effort, Saint Paul’s, Saint Johns, Saints Luke and James, and Spirit of the Wilderness in Grand Marais would like to assist the Mirzadas with housing stability in Otsego while they find jobs and get their children settled in new schools. Given the size of the Mirzada family, their rental housing costs will be approximately $2000 per month. Our four-parish fundraising goal is $15,000. Individual donors from each parish have already offered a total of $7,500. Would you help match that amount?

You can donate securely on Realm here, with the memo Mirzada family. You can also place a check or cash (Mirzada family” on the memo line/envelope) in the collection plate this Sunday. It would help greatly to submit your donations by Thursday, July 21. Designated offerings will be sent to the Minnesota Council of Churches for dispersal to the family. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Janet MacNally.

Food Shelf Challenge:
July is Keep it Clean month!
 We will be collecting personal care products for our food shelf partners: soap, shampoo, deodorants and the like. You may drop off items each week in the basket in the Narthex. Your generosity is very much appreciated!

 

Can you help deliver donations? They can go to any Food Shelf convenient to you. Please contact Laurie Larsenwith questions, or to volunteer for delivery.

A message from Joyce Uptown Food Shelf:
“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 websiteand look for the yellow DONATE button on the home page.

Saint Paul’s Little Library: We are now in a good position for summer, typically our busiest season; however, our Little Library and Books for Africa always need recent adult fiction and children’s picture books.
The Ukraine Crisis Response Fund is still accepting donations to aid those displaced by the Russian invasion. Donate here.
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.
 
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

Our Undercroft project continues! Please click the following links for all sorts of information:
     – *NEW* 7/21 weekly update
     – reconstruction floorplan
     – visual rendering of the new space
     – project description and Frequently Asked Questions
We are blessed to have the the Crouse family as our neighbors-to-the-north at 1915 Logan Avenue. Please remember to respect their privacy and refrain from sitting or gathering on their property, including the porch adjacent to our front entrance. Many thanks!
Attention Ministers in Liturgy: Please help us fill gaps in coverage for the month of July and beyond; visit your Google sheet to sign up for a position or two. Guidance will be emailed.
Are you enjoying Coffee Hour? Love chatting with fellow parishioners? You would make a marvelous host for the Hospitality table – and it couldn’t be easier! Sign up on this Google sheet for the week/s you prefer; guidance will be emailed. 
Rev. Ramona’s office hours: Mon 12:30-3:30pm, Wed 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. 
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

Tom Lockhart
vestry treasurer

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Pamela Hofstadter
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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