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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.  Hebrews 13:2

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 (see instructions above). You can view or download the bulletin here.

Join us in the Undercroft following the liturgy for a tour of our renovation progress!

This is also the final Sunday to collect donations for our School Supply Drive for Ella Baker Magnet School.

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all hospital chaplaincies, counseling chaplaincies, and Spiritual Directors throughout ECMN; our faith community nurses, health ministers, and all those who minister to the sick; and for all farmers and laborers working with the harvest, especially San Jose Obrero Mission in Montgomery. We also pray for the parish of Saint Bartholomew (Bemidji).

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


John McDaris

Pat Trumbull

The Reverend
Janet MacNally

The Reverend 
Ramona Scarpace
presider, preacher

Craig Carnahan

Judy Johnson
vestry announcements

Jacob Manier

Team IV
altar guild

Jacob Manier

Judy Johnson
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

27 AUG: August’s Collection Saturday will be held from 10AM-2PM in front of the Undercroft; the list of donations sought can be found here. If you’d like to assist and greet our neighbors, contact Meredith Johnson.

28 AUG: A tour of the Undercroft project progress will be led following the 10:00AM liturgy. Come step into the future of our space!
This is also the final day for School Supply Drive donations.

11 SEPT: Homecoming Sunday 2022! This festive start to the new program year will feature the return of the Parish Choir to the stalls, as well as a special Coffee Hour. Come one, come all!

View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!


Faith in Action

*NEW* This year’s school supply donations list for Ella Baker Magnet School (formerly Jefferson Community School) can be placed in baskets in the Narthex on Sundays, and will also be received curbside during August’s Collection Saturday; deadline is Sunday 28 August. Contact Angie with questions.

Food Shelf Challenge:
August’s theme is BEANS
 – canned or dried, pintos, black, or green, or whatever your shelf-stable interpretation. Each week place your beans in the basket in the Narthex. Email Laurie (or call 612-849-1348) to help with delivery to the site of your choice.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: 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 is really taking shape! Join us this Sunday for a tour (see above), and click the following links for all sorts of information:
     – NEW! Undercroft update 8/25
     – reconstruction floorplan
     – visual rendering of the new space
     – project description and Frequently Asked Questions
A new and improved Beloved Community Discussion Program is being planned for the fall, following the completion of work in Saint Paul’s Undercroft…
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Ministers in Liturgy and Hospitality Hosts: Please help us fill the (numerous) gaps in coverage for the month of September and beyond! Visit your Google sheet to sign up for a position or two; customaries will be emailed. Note: starting 11 September we will return to scheduling two each of Greeters, Ushers, Lectors.
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

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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