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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

All of us go down to the dust;
yet weeping at the grave we make our song:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Kontakion, #355, The Hymnal 1982

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Today’s 10:00AM Eucharist will include the Rite of Chirstian Burial for former member and chorister Ellen Dresselhuis, who died on 11 September. The service will also be livestreamed on Zoom (see instructions above). You can view or download the bulletin here.

Our new high-efficiency boilers will be ready for service after a bit more electrical work (hopefully by mid-October). In the interim, you may wish to bring a jacket to church on especially crisp mornings.

Prayer Calendar

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

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Episcopal Homes of Minnesota, Episcopal Group Homes, Guardian Angels, and all other institutions that do ministry for and with the elderly. We  pray for our local senior residential facilities and care centers. We also pray for La Misión El Santo Niño Jesús (Saint Paul) and San Jose Obrero Mission (Montgomery).

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


Susan Lauer

John Harrer
Hazel Turner

Pat Trumbull

The Reverend
Janet MacNally

The Reverend
Ramona Scarpace
presider, preacher

Mary Bankoff
Nancy Miller

Jacob Manier
choirmaster, organist

Craig Carnahan
assisting choirmaster

Team IV
altar guild

Julie L’Enfant &
Norm Mitchell


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 SEPTJoin us for Collection Saturday in front of the Undercroft from 10AM-2PM. Requested donations can be found here. Special for this collection: donations of pet food for the food shelf, in honor of Saint Francis and the Blessing of the Animals (2 Oct). Want to help out? Please sign up for a 2-hour shift on the Google sheet.

25 SEPT: The 10:00AM Eucharist will include the Rite of Chirstian Burial for former member and chorister Ellen Dresselhuis, who died on 11 September.

28 SEPT: A Meet-and-Greet Social Hour will be held in the Narthex from 6:00-7:00PM. This casual mixer is open to all – join us for snacks, beverages, and good conversation!

02 OCT: The Feast of Saint Francis and Blessing of the Animals will be held outside the Undercroft at 10:00AM. Bring your pets, be they furry or feathered, scaly or stuffed! If your friend is not social, you may bring a photo to be blessed. Donations of pet food are encouraged for our food shelf partners.

04 OCT: Virtual Pilgrimage to Iona: Walk the paths of Saint Columbia as Rev. Ramona leads our virtual travel to Iona, Scotland with images, history, meditation, music, and prayer. 7:00-8:30PM on Zoom. Single session.

10 OCT: Ignatian Spiritual Practices: Offered by ECMN and the School for Formation, this series is designed for you to experience Ignatian spiritual practices and consider if they are something that helps your relationship with God, others, and creation. Register here; this is week one of five.

11 OCT: Layers: Story of the Old Testament: Another course offered by the School for Formation, this class will describe the Bible as layers, from older to newer, deposited by people of faith for future generations’ use. Register here; this is week one of four.

View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!


Faith in Action

Food Shelf Challenge:
September’s theme is after-school snacks:
granola bars, crackers, nuts, fruit snacks, and the like. Each week place your donations in the basket in the Narthex. Email Laurie (or call 612-849-1348) to help with delivery to the site of your choice. Thanks to Donald Childress for volunteering.

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 click the DONATE button on the home page.

Saint Paul’s Little Library and Books for Africa always need 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.
YouthLink has placed a wish list on Amazon for direct purchasing of needed items. If this is a more convenient option for you to donate, you can view 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

An Altar of Remembrance is being assembled for the Feast of All Saints, 6 November. To include your loved one/s, bring a photo to Saint Paul’s and place on the Chapel altar. A written Necrology will be compiled next month for the bulletin.
A letter from your Wardens: Rev. Ramona Scarpace has been serving at Saint Paul’s as Priest-in-Charge for almost two years. Recently, the Vestry completed a performance review of Rev. Ramona’s work… continue reading
Our Undercroft project is advancing daily. Click the following links for all sorts of information:
– NEW! 9/22 weekly progress update
reconstruction floorplan
visual rendering of the new space
project description and Frequently Asked Questions
Ministers in Liturgy and Hospitality Hosts: Please help us fill the (numerous) gaps in coverage for the month of October and beyond! Visit your Google sheetto sign up for a position or two; customaries will be emailed. Note: we have returned to scheduling two each of Greeters, Ushers, Lectors.
Read our Leadership Team’s invitation letter, then mark your calendars with events from the Fall Program Guide. An exciting year awaits!
A new and improved Beloved Community Discussion Program is being planned for the fall, following the completion of work in Saint Paul’s Undercroft…
continue reading
Rev. Ramona’s office hours and communication response times have been updated and can be found here.
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

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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

The Reverend
Janet MacNally


Mark Anderson
vestry senior warden

Steve Riendl
vestry junior warden

Gene Tierney
vestry junior warden

Tom Lockhart
vestry treasurer

Jacob Manier

Pamela Hofstadter

Kelly Belanger


Jesus said to her,
      "I am the resurrection and the life."

John 11:25a

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