E-pistle for Sunday 29 December 2017

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Morning Prayer will be offered at 10:00am this week, in the absence of Father Marcus. Thank you to T.J. Tatlow for leading us in prayer.

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. December’s theme is HOT DRINKS (e.g. coffee, creamer, tea, hot chocolate, cider), but other items are always welcome. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering and place them in the baskets at the Narthex doors. As the needs increase, our donations have as well! Keep up the good work!

Thank you for sharing a treat at this week’s coffee hour! Next week’s will be hosted by the Outreach Commission.


Choir Diary

Prayer Calendar:

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in Yola (Nigeria).

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

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Bea, Bob, Gary and Sue, Harvey, Joan, John, Krista, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Pat and Steve, Richard, Rita, Shirley, Sue, Susan, Thomas, and the Coopergard, Marracq, Paulson, and Raddatz families. We also pray for the repose of the soul of Beatrice Nelson, mother of Pam Dow and Victoria Rock. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

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Think about what makes Saint Paul's a valuable part of your life. At the Consecration Sunday Brunch, you'll find blank cards and a collection envelope. You're invited to share three words that describe what Saint Paul's has to offer. Look for our updated cloud on The Feast of All Saints!

Quick Calendar Items:

31 Dec 10AM - Morning Prayer
6 Jan 10am-12n Open Arms MN (off site)
28 Jan 11:30am Annual Meeting

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Upcoming Events and General Announcements:

Open Arms needs you: Saint Paul’s is again serving in the kitchen at Open Arms MN on Saturday 6 January from 10:00am-12:00 noon. We ae looking for 12 volunteers, and could carpool from Saint Paul’s for anyone who needs a ride. Please sign up on the Outreach Activity Board! Email Mary Neal with any questions, or call her at 612-377-8068.

Vestry Nominating Committee has been formed and is beginning to identify a slate of candidates for our 2018 Vestry. Please read the Committee’s action plan, and prayerfully consider how you might support Saint Paul’s governance.

Save the date! The Annual Meeting of Saint Paul’s Churchwill be held Sunday, 28 January 2018, at 11:30am. You are invited to attend and elect church leadership, bear witness to commission reports, and celebrate the year gone by.

An invitation from Father Marcus: I want to set aside intentional time each week for us to get to know one another. My office door (which is open most of the time anyway) will be open Thursdays from 1:00-4:00pm for you to stop in, say hi, ask for prayer, or just to hang out. If you want to bring lunch, we can share! No agenda at all. I just want to facilitate the building of relationships. I hope you’ll come see me. If you can’t come in person, you can call the church (612-377-1273) and we can chat.

If you need to be in touch with parish staff, please use [first name]@stpaulsmpls.org (Marcus, Brad, Barbara, or Jacob). Previous e-mail addresses (rector@, finance@, etc.) do not work. Please delete old e-mail addresses from your address books and utilize the new accounts; the only exception is info@stpaulsmpls.org.

Help beautify our sanctuary for worship

Give altar flowers to mark important occasions or significant events in your life. Write us a note or email, telling us your name, the date you wish to give flowers, and your desired dedication. Checks should be made out to Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, with “altar flowers” in the memo; suggested donation is $50.

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Christmas Flowers and Trees have been given in memory of:

Carol Beim Nelson, by Kerrie Blevins

Bill Nightingale, by Rose Nightingale

Paul, Holly, and Julie Tierney, in gratitude for love and forgiveness; by JoAnne Tierney

Lucy and Charlie Smoot, by Judy Johnson

John and Emma Neal, and Robert and Jim Owens; by David and Mary Neal

Nancy and Bernard Anderly, Dorothy Anderly and David Bronson, Helen and Howard Anderly, and David Bronson, Jr.; by Sarah Rademacher, David Anderly, Katie Fisher, Steve Anderly, and Jim Anderly

Grandpa Greg, by Laurie Larsen

Angelique’s uncle, Robert Gannon; by Angelique and Damon Struyk

her mother, Jane Mears; by Julia Yager

Wilbert Wegner and Gladys Leerhoff, by Marcy and Gary Wegner

and in thanksgiving for:

their family, by Shirley and Bob Holt

their loved ones here and gone on, by Maria Dillon and Rush Tully

their loved ones, by Beth and Paul Carlson

her grandchildren Cassidy and Gregory, by Laurie Larsen

her Saint Paul’s Church family, by Angie Paulson

her loved ones, by Jean Brooks

their family, by Marcy and Gary Wegner

their grandchildren Liam, Caitlin, and Owen; by Linda and David Rosedahl

her family, by Meredith Johnson