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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
John 1:14a

4th Sunday in Advent at St Paul's Church Lake of the Isles

Christmas Eve liturgy: Candlelight, choir, incense, and Holy Eucharist herald the birth of Christ at 5:00PM, either in the pews or streaming on Zoom (see instructions above).

Bring your final donations in your blue Reverse Advent Calendar bag to the table for Saint Nicholas Food Shelf this weekend.
Thank you for your generosity!

Join us Christmas Morning at 10:00AM for an intimate liturgy in the Chapel with carols and Holy Eucharist. In-person only.

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Diocese of Okinawa and the Anglican Church of Melanesia.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Bishop and his staff; foundations which minister to children with special needs, especially for the work of the Sheltering Arms Foundation; and all who work in child protection agencies throughout the state of Minnesota. We also pray for the parishes of Saint Stephen (Edina, Paynesville).

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 CHRISTMAS EVE

CHRISTMAS EVE
NAME
NAME
greeters

NAME
Angie Paulson
ushers

Bryan Jones
crucifer

The Reverend 
Ramona Scarpace
presider, preacher

Tom Lockhart
Helen Lockhart
lectors

Jacob Manier
choirmaster, organist

Team IV
altar guild

NAME
Angie Paulson
vestry tellers

SERVING CHRISTMAS DAY

CHRISTMAS DAY
NAME
Angie Paulson
ushers

Bryan Jones
crucifer

The Reverend 
Ramona Scarpace
presider, preacher

NAME
NAME
lectors

Jacob Manier
organist

Team IV
altar guild

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

24 DEC: Christmas Eve liturgy: Candlelight, choir, incense, and Holy Eucharist herald the birth of Christ at 5:00PM, either in the pews or streaming on Zoom.

25 DEC: Join us Christmas Morning at 10:00AM for an intimate liturgy in the Chapel with carols and Holy Eucharist. In-person only.

31 DEC: Come one, come all: Join us in celebrating Rose Nightingale’s 100th birthday from 1-4PM in Saint Paul’s Undercroft. Cards and stories are welcome, but no gifts please – at 100, Rose is downsizing!

1 JAN: Welcome in the new year with a festive Eucharist at 10:00AM, including congregational lessons and carols.

5 JAN: Futurescape Beloved Community:What would a Beloved Community economy look like? Join Gene in the Undercroft from 7-8PM to discuss this projection into what’s to come. Register here.

10 JAN: January’s Vestry meeting will be held in the Undercroft from 7-9PM, and is open to all. This is the final meeting before the Annual Meeting…

29 JAN: Save the date for the Annual Meeting, to be held following the morning’s liturgy. Everyone is welcome and necessary to conduct the business of being the church!


View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!

 

Faith in Action

From Joyce Uptown Foodshelf:
“Monetary donations are the most helpful and can be made through the PayPal link here or sent to Joyce Uptown at 3041 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis 55408. For every $1.00 donated we can purchase $2.20 of food from our foodbanks.”
Saint Paul’s Little Library always needs recent adult fiction and children’s picture books. Your generosity is appreciated!
The Ukraine Crisis Response Fund is still accepting donations to aid those displaced by the Russian invasion. Donate 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

Adorn the retable with flowers to mark important occasions or people in your life. Reserve the date you wish to give flowers on the kiosk in the Undercroft with your name and your desired thanksgiving/memorial. Payment can be made via Realm or a check made out to Saint Paul’s Church, with “flowers” in the memo; suggested donation $50.
Ministers in Liturgy and Hospitality Hosts are needed for liturgies in 2023 — plenty of opportunities await! Visit our Google sheet to sign up for a position or two; customaries will be emailed. Please contact Jacob with questions regarding the MIL, or Laurie Larsen regarding easier-than-ever Hosting.
Hospitality/Coffee Hour: it’s easier than ever! The beautiful new Undercroft… continue reading
Deacon Janet MacNally will be on sabbatical until after the New Year. She sends well wishes to all for a
holy Advent and a joyous Christmas!
Save the date: Bishop Craig Loya will be at Saint Paul’s to lead a Celebration of New Ministry for the calling of Rev. Ramona Scarpace as our Rector on Wednesday, 1 February at 6:00PM. Please join us for this special evening – all are welcome!
The Right Rev. Craig Loya will confirm and receive people into the Episcopal Church on Saturday, 29 April at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. Is the Spirit calling you to live more fully into your faith journey… continue reading
If you know a parishioner who would benefit from receiving our weekly E-pistle newsletter via snail mail in printed form, please email Angie.
NEW! For those who love data, click the link to see our Sunday and year-to-date numbers.
You can help make them grow: invite people to visit, then graciously greet and welcome newcomers each week!
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
Rector (NEW!)

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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