This Sunday at Saint Paul's

We welcome The Reverend Nancy Brantingham back to Saint Paul’s as presider this week. Thank you for your leadership!

Thank you to the Pastoral Care Team for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Worship Committee.

There is still time to register for Saint Paul’s Twelfth Night celebration! We will start at 6:00pm with appetizers and wassail, feasting, and a traditional King Cake. Childcare provided. Contact Kathy Kullbergby Friday to add your name to the list. 
The cost: $15; the experience: priceless!

Scheduled Liturgy Leadership
5 Jan: Kate Maxwell, OSB (preacher)
The Rev. Nancy Brantingham (presider)
12 Jan: The Rev. Lydia Huttar Brown
19 Jan: The Rev. Anna Ostenso Moore
26 Jan: The Rev. Richard Cogill

Worship at Saint Pauls

View The Year in Photos

(thanks to Angie Paulson for compiling and creating the video!)

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 youth ministries within the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, especially for those who are involved with Teens Encounter Christ; for Circle of the Beloved; and all those in our faith community who are involved with faith formation ministries with children, youth, and young adults. Please also pray for the Convention to Elect the X Bishop of Minnesota on 25 January. We also pray for the parishes of the Epiphany (Plymouth, Saint Paul).

Pray for migrants, refugees, and displaced people throughout the world. Pray also for those in our country who have been taught to fear or hate people different than they are.

We are asked to reflect and devote prayers in honor and appreciation of 400 years of African American history and culture. Read more about this anniversary request from our Presiding Bishop.

Our Parish Prayer List can be found here.
If you wish to be visited by a member of our Pastoral Care Team (including our rector 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, please e-mail [email protected].

This list is maintained to assist you in praying for the parish and the larger community throughout the week. To add your friend or loved one to this list, e-mail Deacon Barbara with your request and any additional details: [email protected]. Your request will be shared with our pastoral care team, as well as Saint Paul’s clergy.

Our votive candle stand is a beautiful symbol of our collective prayers coming into the light of Christ. When you light a votive, please consider leaving a contribution to help fund this amenity.


From the Organ Bench

Choir Diary for 10:00am Eucharist


Serving This Sunday

Angie Paulson
Barb Smith

Norm Mitchell
David Neal

Jim Smith

The Reverend
Nancy Brantingham

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia

Kate Maxwell, OSB
preacher, subdeacon

John Harrer
Deb Jones

Julie L’Enfant
Mary Neal
eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier
choirmaster, organist

Steve Clarke
master of ceremony

Team I
altar guild

Beth Carlson
John Harrer

vestry tellers

Pastoral Care Team
coffee hour hosts


Faith in Action

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf joyfully receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. We will continue our Advent/Christmas practice of using the blue Advent Calendar bag (available in the Narthex) through Epiphany as well. Following the guide sheet inside, collect and bless one item each day. Drop off your donations in the bins at Saint Paul’s as needed.

Upcoming Events


5 JANUARY: Twelfth Night will be celebrated at Saint Paul’s at 6:00pm with appetizers and wassail, feasting, and a traditional King Cake. Childcare provided. Sign up at church, or contact Kathy Kullberg.
The cost: $15; the experience: priceless!

6 JANUARY: The Building & Grounds Commission will convene THIS MONDAY at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to all – if you’re curious about what they do, or already know you’d like to join, please come!

19 JANUARY: Saint Paul’s Master Class Series next features composer Monte Mason, who will discuss musical creativity: “Mine, and others’, down through the ages – and I mean like 40,000 years ago.” Join him in the Kellogg Room after the liturgy at 11:15am.

26 JANUARY: The Annual Meeting of Saint Paul’s parish community will be held following the liturgy on this day. Please make plans to attend this important gathering during our transition period. The business of the church affects us all, and your voice matters!

General Announcements

Want to read a good book? A really Good Book? Consider joining a group of curious minds in an exploration of the ethereal Gospel of John. The conversations will take place on most Sundays after Coffee Hour in January and February (exceptions: Master Class presentation days and Annual Meeting), beginning on 12 January. Contact Deacon Barbara or Angie Paulson with questions, or to add your name to the group and get the first reading.
In the bleak midwinter our Sexton does his best to have the sanctuary heated for us all to be comfortable during worship. At present, our heating system is not 100% operational and, on especially cold days, it may feel less comfortable. Please be assured that work is being done to resolve the issue, and thanks in advance for your cheerfulness and patience. 
The slate of final candidates for the tenth Bishop of Minnesota has been determined: The Reverend Canon Abbott Bailey, and The Very Reverend Craig Loya. Learn more about the candidates here, and consider attending one of the forums on their road tripthrough the ECMN (online or in person) in January.
We have room in our lovely Beim House for several officing tenants. If you know of any non-profit organizations in need of space (up to four offices), please contact Junior Warden Beth Carlson.
The Episcopal House of Prayer in the City invites all to join for their weekly Contemplative Prayer Practice each Monday at 6:30pm in the Auxiliary Classroom. If you are new and would like an orientation, feel free to come at 6:00pm.

Food Shelves

Have you taken the Saint Paul’s Food Shelf Challenge?

Bring ELEVEN –yes, eleven– items in over the course of the eleventh month The need for grocery assistance never wanes. Let’s fill the baskets each week!!

Pastoral Care

Recurring Events

1st Wed 1-3p Saint Lydia’s Circle
3rd Mon 7-9pm Vestry meeting

Saint Paul’s Leadership

Kelly Belanger

Meredith Johnson
vestry senior warden

Beth Carlson
vestry junior warden

From the Pulpit

Catch up on our most recent sermons

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost sermon

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost sermon

  IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT ONE…WHO CREATED THE SUN AND THE MOON AND THE EARTH AND THE STARS…AMEN [May 31, 2020] The following is the text of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost sermon from the Washington National Cathedral service that was live-streamed on...

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We All need a Lazarus Story

We All need a Lazarus Story

  IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT ONE…WHO CREATED THE SUN AND THE MOON AND THE EARTH AND THE STARS…AMEN I firmly believe that this deep story of Lazarus is a gift to us today.  Wouldn’t we all right now want an experience to ‘just take all of this Coronavirus away’?...

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

John 11:25a

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