This Sunday at Saint Paul's

A Statement from the Bishop and Bishop-elect
in Response to the Killing of George Floyd

Saint Paul’s Church Racial Reconciliation Roundtables: There is a desire within Saint Paul’s community to discuss many of the recent events happening in our Twin Cities and around the world.

 Welcome to Virtual Eucharist at Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles!  Church is not cancelled – it has changed. Following the liturgy stay with us during Coffee Hour for this month’s All Parish Meeting. Bring your beverage and nosh of choice!

First – sign up for Zoom – it’s FREE (https://zoom.us/signup) . We will be using Zoom to broadcast Sunday’s liturgy. Zoom delivers audio and video, and you can log in on your computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, and telephones. When you log in, you may be prompted to install Zoom. Click yes to install Zoom.

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Sunday Bulletin

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Common Book of Prayer

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Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the united Church of North India.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all who would have or still may go to ECMN camps: Episcopal Creative Arts Daycamp, Episcopal Kids Camp, Episcopal Youth Quest Camp, Episcopal Youth Music Camp, Summer in the City, Episcopal Family Camp; and all who are who would have or still may embark on mission projects during the summer in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. If COVID-19 does not allow our young people to participate, please hold them close in your prayers as they grieve what they will miss and dream of what is becoming. We also pray for the parish of Grace (Wabasha).

Saint Paul’s weekly Parish Prayer List can be found here. If you wish to be visited by a member of our Pastoral Care Team and/or deacon, 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.

A prayer request from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: A Prayer for the Power of the Spirit Among the People of God.

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 do that. If you are that person, please inform Deacon Barbara or Pat Trumbull. As Jesus said: Love one another.

 

Common Book of Prayer

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Sunday

Join us for our Sunday liturgy on Zoom! We continue to fan the flames of the Spirit at work during the season of Pentecost: the Reverend Paul Nancarrow will preside this week. View or download the service bulletin by clicking the thumbnail below.

Following the liturgy stay with us during Coffee Hour for this month’s All Parish Meeting. Bring your beverage and nosh of choice!

Join us on Zoom – click the button to connect.
If logging in by telephone, dial: 312-626-6799 .
Meeting ID: 122 776 310#
Password: 1917

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.

Faith in Action

The most recent update from our Outreach Commission has arrived, and reflects Saint Paul’s passion for doing the work of the Church in the community, including our own super seamstress Rose… Read on, and get involved!

The Bridge for Youth, a partnered organization with our Outreach Commission, is celebrating 50 years of helping homeless and challenged youth in Minneapolis – and you can join in the festivities next month! Check out the details here.

A message from Lorrie Sandelin at Joyce Uptown Food Shelf:

“Monetary donations are welcome! Right now we are doing a prepackaged food model, and so have a need for specific items. 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 website and look for the yellow DONATE button on the home page.

 

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

Matthew 25:40

Upcoming Events

The Bridge for Youth, an organization partnered with our Outreach Commission, is celebrating 50 years of helping homeless and challenged youth in Minneapolis – and you can join in the festivities online! Check out the Bridge Bash details here.

Every Wednesday – Join us for Sung Compline, a contemplative oasis for your midweek: gather on Zoom at 7:45pm to greet your neighbors, then the bells sound at 8:00 for Compline. We depart in silence, refreshed.

 

Joining the liturgy: We will be using Zoom (www.zoom.com) to broadcast today’s liturgy. Zoom delivers audio and video, and you can log in on computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, and telephones. You may be prompted to install Zoom; click yes to install.

Ten minutes before the liturgy, log in by clicking this link:

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If logging in by telephone, dial: 312.626.6799
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General Announcements

Earlier this week an email was sent to many at Saint Paul’s which appeared to be a plea for assistance from Deacon Barbara. This email was actually a spoofing scam. Know that the staff of Saint Paul’s will never make requests in this way. If you ever have suspicions or concerns about an email, the best course of action is to reach out to another staff member for confirmation. Scammers are getting very clever – best to be prepared!

From our Senior Warden, Beth Carlson: The information shared at the All Parish Meeting on 7 June 2020 (including Faithful Innovation, Building Research Committee, Summer Plans) can be found here:

Curious about the online giving graphics you’re seeing on Saint Paul’s communications? Read all about them here, then click on the blue graphic at the bottom of the E-pistle to see how easy and pain-free your support of Saint Paul’s can be!
Is there a hymn or song you’re particularly longing to hear as part of our Bridge of Song playlist (link in right sidebar) on YouTube? Your requests are welcome; email them to Jacob Manier.
We have spaces to let in our lovely Beim House and church proper for several officing tenants. If you know any professional or organization looking to relocate, contact Senior Warden Beth Carlson.

From the Pulpit

Catch up on our most recent sermons

SermonsGuest Sermons

Forward Movement

  Forward Movement is offering an array of free resources to support individuals, families, and groups as they worship and pray at home.As we face a coronavirus pandemic, some churches are canceling worship services and other gatherings to slow the spread of...

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!

Pastoral Care

Saint Paul’s Leadership

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia

deacon

Kate Maxwell, OSB
pastoral intern

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Jacob Reeves
finance

Kelly Belanger
sexton

Beth Carlson
vestry senior warden

Mark Anderson
vestry junior warden

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

John 11:25a

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REOPENING of Saint Paul's Church 27 June at 10:00am - click for details

Dear Saint Paul’s faith community members and friends,

God’s peace be with you! Rejoice! Rejoice! Given the decrease in COVID-19 cases in Minnesota and the increase in the number of people who have been vaccinated, we are excited to announce the re- opening of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church building on Lake of the Isles on Sunday, 27 June at 10:00AM. We will have a beautiful and joyful worship with Eucharist, and coffee hour to follow. For those of you who are unable to come to the church building, a live Zoom stream will be available. Look for the Zoom link in the E-pistle.

Saint Paul’s COVID-19 Response Team Members (Mark Anderson, Steve Riendl, Angie Paulson, Jacob Manier, Rev. Janet MacNally, and Rev. Ramona Scarpace) have put together guidelines for worshiping together in-person. These guidelines are based on information from the Centers for Disease Control, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. The team asks that, in the spirit of loving God and neighbor, everyone follow the guidelines as listed below. If you have any questions or concerns about these guidelines, please contact Junior Warden and COVID Response Team Chair Steve Riendl at sriendl@stpaulsmpls.org.

IN-PERSON WORSHIP GUIDELINES: Attendance

  • No pre-registration for worship is required

Your Health

  • If you aren’t feeling well for any reason, please take care of yourself at home. You may join the service via Zoom.
  • If you have any personal health questions or concerns about attending in-person worship services, please speak with your medical provider.

Creating a Welcoming and Safer Environment

  • Greeters and ushers will be on-hand to assist you with seating, service bulletins, questions
  • The church and restrooms will be cleaned before and after each Sunday worship service
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be available
  • All books will be removed from the pews. Worship bulletins will be available in paper and electronic format.

Masks and Social Distancing

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask or socially distance. You may wear a mask and socially distance for your own comfort level.
  • If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask and socially distance.
  • If someone is wearing a mask, please keep socially distant from them.

Seating

  • Saint Paul’s Church seats approximately 250 people. Given our regular Sunday attendance numbers, there is plenty of room to spread out.
  • We recommend that family groups sit together.
  • Fully vaccinated people may sit with other fully vaccinated people.
  • If someone is wearing a mask, please socially distance from them when selecting a seat

Singing

  • Congregational singing is permitted.

The Peace

  • Please remain in your seats for the Peace. Use a wave, a nod, a smile, etc.

The Eucharist

  • Clergy and those assisting at the altar will sanitize their hands in view of the congregation.
  • Communion will be of bread only. We will use gluten-free wafers for all. Receive the bread in your hands.
  • The common cup of wine will not be used at this time.
  • You may receive at the altar rail kneeling or standing. If you are unable to or do not wish to come up to the altar rail, please notify an usher, and the bread will be brought to you.
  • Note: Rev. Ramona, and Rev. Janet are fully vaccinated.

Coffee Hour

  • To be held at the back of the church
  • Coffee and lemonade only, served in disposable cups
  • A limited number of people will set up refreshments and pour
  • No foods at this time

Nursery

  • The nursery will be available and staffed.
  • The nursery will be cleaned before and after each Sunday.
  • Parents must give contact information (name and phone number)

COVID-19 Tracing

  • If Saint Paul’s becomes aware of a situation where someone who attended the service receives information that they have contacted COVID, Saint Paul’s will notify people of the occurrence via the E-pistle.

We give thanks for the gift of coming together in-person to worship God, the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of life. We give thanks for all who worked so diligently to create and distribute vaccines. We give thanks for those who put themselves at risk to keep others safe. We remember those who have died and hold their families in our prayers.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, 27 June!

Blessings,
Mark Anderson, Senior Warden
Steve Riendl, Junior Warden
Rev. Ramona Scarpace, Priest-in-Charge

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