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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.  Psalm 80:3


The first Eucharist of Advent will be celebrated at 10:00AM, in person and via Zoom; login details above. You may view or download the bulletin hereOur Stewardship campaignends this week. Pledge cards may be placed in the offering plates, or mailed to Saint Paul’s. Additional cards will available at church if you need one. Please contact Junion Warden Caytie Anderson with any questions.

Join us for Coffee Hour fellowshipimmediately following the liturgy in the Undercroft.

Prayer Calendar

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

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Bishop and his staff; 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 pray also for the parishes of Saint Andrew (Duluth, Minneapolis, Waterville).

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


Barb Smith
Gene Tierney

The Reverend
Ramona scarpace

The Reverend
Dr. Penelope Warren

Jim Smith

John McDaris
Meredith Johnson

Gene Tierney
vestry announcer

Jacob Manier

Team I
altar guild

Beth Carlson
Laurie Larsen
Hazel Turner

Caytie Anderson
Frank 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.

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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 THIS SATURDAY 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.

12 DEC: The December Vestry meeting will be held from 7:00-9:00PM in the Conference Room. All are welcome to attend the general proceedings. If you have an agenda item, please notify Rev. Ramona or one of the Wardens.

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

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

From Joyce Uptown Foodshelf: “Monetary donations are the most helpful and can be made through the PayPal link here or sent to Joyce Uptown at 3041 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis 55408. For every $1.00 donated we can purchase $2.20 of food from our foodbanks.”

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

 *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
Advent Quiet Nights: Drop in for a few minutes (or more!) on Wednesdays in December from 5-6:30PM to walk our labyrinth, or to pray in candlelit silence. Contact Jacob if you’d like to help with setup or hosting duties for these events.
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

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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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