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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Thus says the Lord God:
I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out.  Ezekiel 34:11


The Feast of Christ the King will be celebrated at 10:00AM, in person and via Zoom; login details above. We welcome the leadership of the Rev. Peggy Schnack while Rev. Ramona is on vacation. You may view or download the bulletin here.

Pick up your Reverse Advent Calendar for December’s foodshelf project and be ready for next Sunday! Throughout Advent, place your items in the blue bag during the week, then… continue reading

Join us for Coffee Hour fellowshipimmediately following the liturgy in the Undercroft. 
After Coffee Hour, help is needed to clear the Undercroft of all furniture in preparation for carpet cleaning on the 29th. Please plan to lend a hand for a few minutes to help make light work of this project. Thank you!

Prayer Calendar

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

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Minnesota Commission on Indian Work (MCIW); the Hispanic, Hmong, Liberian, Karen, and numerous multi-cultural ministries and faith communities throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We pray also for the parishes of Christ (Albert Lea, Austin, Frontenac, Grand Rapids, Red Wing, Woodbury).

Saint Paul’s 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


Laurie Larsen
Angie Paulson

The Reverend
Peggy Schnack
guest presider, preacher

Peter Montgomery

Meredith Johnson
Tom Lockhart

Judy Johnson
vestry announcer

Jacob Manier

Team IV
altar guild

Liz Clarke
Laurie Larsen

Frank Johnson
Tom Lockhart
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.

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Upcoming Events

View all of our events on the church calendar

02 DEC: The Greening of the Church will take place from 9:00-11:00 AM. If you’d like to help deck our halls, read all the specifics here and join in the fun!

05 DEC: “The Gospel of Saint Luke: An Overview” is our next Faith Formation offering led by Rev. Ramona Scarpace. Join us from 7:00-8:15PM on Zoom (login details above).

08 DEC: A Festival of Lessons and Carols will be offered at 7:00PM, with an Immaculate Reception to follow. Mark your calendars for this mainstay of Saint Paul’s holiday season.

Our Programming Guide for Fall 2023 has been fully deployed. Read an introductory letter from church leadership, then view or download the Guide and marvel at the bounty of opportunities this season!

Faith in Action

 *NEW*  The Giving Tree will be returning to Saint Paul’s on 3 December! Be part of our annual ministry of making the holidays brighter for the residents and staff at Southside Care Center… continue reading

November’s food shelf theme is BIG! That is, any large item/s from a store such as Costco or Sams Club where you are a member; if not, Cub also has some bulk items. Each week place your items in/around the bins outside the Undercroft. p.s. General donations are always welcome! Email Laurie (or call 612-849-1348) to assist with delivery.

Support Joyce Uptown Foodshelf for Give to the Max Day during November! continue reading…

Saint Paul’s Little Library is a very popular destination, and needs more recent adult fiction and children’s picture books. Your continued generosity helps make this neighborhood outreach possible!

The Ukraine Crisis Response Fund accepts 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

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

General Announcements

Rev. Ramona is taking vacation time now through December 1. For pastoral emergencies please contact Jacob Manier, who will refer you to an on-call priest.
 *NEW*  A message from our Rector: I invite you to observe a holy Advent, a time of readying our hearts and minds for the coming of Jesus. There are many ways… continue reading
 *NEW*  As we begin a new church year with the season of Advent, we are pleased to announce the Rev. Dr. Penelope Warren… continue reading
Ministers in Liturgy and Hospitality Hosts are in high demand during Advent and Christmastide! Please check your availability, then click here to sign up for a position or several; helpful customaries will be emailed. Contact Jacob with questions regarding the MIL, or Laurie Larsen regarding the easier-than-ever Hosting.
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 is $50.
If you know a parishioner who would benefit from receiving our weekly E-pistle newsletter in printed form via snail mail, please email Angie.
Do you have an announcement for Saint Paul’s parish-at-large? Submit your news to the E-pistle, or call Angie at 612-483-4187 by noon on Thursdays.

A Message from Our Rector

Rev. Ramona

Summer on the Lake 2024

A note about our summer liturgies from Rev. Ramona... Saint Paul’s continues to offer beautiful and meaningful Sunday morning worship all summer long, right up to fall’s Homecoming Sunday. Join us in person, bring a family member or friend, or join us online from...

Reverend Ramona Scarpace, Rector - Saint Paul's Church Lake of the Isles


For those who love data, click the link to see our attendance from last week, as well as our 2023 total. You can play a part in growing these numbers: invite people to visit, then graciously greet and welcome newcomers each week!

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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

Jacob Manier


Gene Tierney
vestry senior warden

Caytie Anderson
vestry junior warden

Tom Lockhart
vestry treasurer

Pamela Hofstadter


created from parishioner responses, 29 January 2023


created from parishioner responses, 29 January 2023


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

John 11:25a

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