This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Faithful Innovation Question for the Fourth Sunday of Easter: Tilling the Soil

This week we hear the Parable of the Good Shepherd. Jesus is the one who calls his own sheep by name. He goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow because they know his voice: “I come, that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

Where is Jesus leading you? Where do you experience abundant life?

NEW: Materials from last week’s All Parish Meeting presentation and the new Faithful Innovation website launch can be found here. 5/1/2020

 Welcome to Virtual Eucharist at Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles!  Church is not cancelled – it has changed.

First – sign up for Zoom – it’s FREE ( . 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.
If logging in by telephone, dial: 312-626-6799 .
Meeting ID: 122 776 310#
Password: 1917

If you have any problems, call Zoom at 888-799-9666 ext. 2 or go online to:

Common Book of Prayer

provided for your prayers and meditations

Prayer Calendar

n the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Nippon Sei Ko Kai.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the work of the House of Prayer and all spiritual directors serving in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota.

Our 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.

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

provided for your prayers and meditations


Alleluia! Christ is risen! Our Easter season worship continues at 10:00am online; you may view or download the service bulletin. Just click the image below

Follow the instructions below to join us on Zoom. This week we welcome back to pulpit and table the Reverends Leonard and Lindsay Hardin Freeman. Our social “Coffee Hour” will follow the liturgy – we’d love to see you there!


 Visit our A Bridge of Song playlist on YouTube – the third video is now available! 

Faith in Action

A message from Joyce Uptown Food Shelf:

“To focus our efforts on safely serving our community and to conserve volunteer and staff resources we are asking individuals and organizations to please refrain from bringing food donations to the Foodshelf at this time. Many faith groups and other organizations are collecting donations as part of MN Foodshare Month, we are asking that you hold the donations at your site temporarily. Monetary donations for us to buy food from foodbanks are needed. Monetary donations help us buy the specific foods we need in bulk from our foodbanks to use for our prepacked bags.”

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

15/16 May – The Altar Guild Plant Sale was a great success! Thank you to all who placed orders. Mark your calendars with these tentative curbside pick-up dates, and watch this space for necessary changes if pandemic restrictions dictate.

General Announcements

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 (see current video link in sidebar)? Your requests are welcome, and may be e-mailed to Jacob Manier.
A message from Bishop Elect Loya can be viewed here.
We have spaces to let in our lovely Beim House for several officing tenants. If you know of any professional or organization looking to relocate, contact Senior Warden Beth Carlson.

Faith Resources in a COVID-19 World

Coffee Hour Corner

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


Kate Maxwell, OSB
pastoral intern

Jacob Manier

Jacob Reeves

Kelly Belanger

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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