This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev Ramona ScarpaceWe are excited to herald the first Sunday liturgy officiated by
The Reverend Ramona Scarpace
as our new Priest-in-Charge.
Click to view her video of introduction.

Welcome to Saint Paul’s, Reverend Ramona!

 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 ( . 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

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Bishop, Missioners, and Missional Support in the ECMN. We also pray for the foundations which minster to children with special needs, notably the work of the Sheltering Arms Foundation, and for all who work in child protection agencies throughout the state of Minnesota. Pray especially for the parishes of Saint Nicholas (Richfield) and the Advent (Farmington).

Saint Paul’s weekly Parish Prayer List can be found here. If you wish to be contacted 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.

Common Book of Prayer

provided for your prayers and meditations

Deacon Janet McNally


O come, o come Emmanuel: Join us as we prepare a space for the coming Christ by lighting our second Advent candle. The Reverend Ramona Scarpace will then officiate her first liturgy as our new Priest-in-Charge; view or download the service bulletin.

Stay with us after the liturgy for Coffee Hour and fellowship: bring your own nosh and cuppa, and enjoy a screenful of friendly faces!

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

Faith in Action

When was the last time you signed into your Realm account? Never been there? It’s all good! If you need a refresher or a reset for your password, simply drop an email to Angie Paulson.

The Giving Tree 2020: COVID-19 Edition 
We are once again providing holiday cheer to Southside Care Center residents by fulfilling their wish lists, and donating gift cards to their tireless staff. Read all about our pandemically-adapted process here, and get ready to call John on Saturday!
Outreach Update for December: 
The willing hands of Saint Paul’s members continue to be busy helping others during the pandemic. Read the latest Outreach Commission update 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 or click the DONATE button below.


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

19 DEC:Gifts for our Southside Care Center’s Giving Tree are due today. Socially distanced and masked curbside drop-off of wrapped gifts will be received from 10-11am. (Full details can be found here.)

21 DEC:The Everlasting Light: On the longest night of the year, we listen with our hearts and seek the light. Join us on Zoom for a celebration of the Solstice as we await the birth of the King. Details may be found here.

24 DEC:Our Christmas Eve liturgy will take place on Zoom at 8:00pm. Mark your calendars to join us one hour earlier, though – at 7:00pm a collaborative ECMN Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, for which our own Parish Choir offers a song, will be our prelude to the birth of the King. Gloria in excelsis Deo!

25 DEC:The Feast of Christmas Daywill be celebrated in liturgy and song at 10:00am on Zoom.

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.


FRIDAYS: Lay-officiated Morning Prayer office will take place on Zoom at 10:00amThis liturgy, as set forth by the Book of Common Prayer (page 75), may be prayed communally or individually. We will come before God’s presence with thanksgiving on Friday mornings in August. Please join us! Use the same Zoom information for all our online service events, and you can find the weekly service bulletin on our home page.


click here for Book of Common Prayer (page 75)

Joining the liturgy: We use Zoom ( to broadcast all our liturgies. 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:

If the link does not work, copy and paste it into your browser.

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:

General Announcements

Are you itching for a creative outlet in this stay-at-home time? We’re looking for someone interested in organizing and directing an online Christmas Pageant to be included in our service on Sunday 27 December. Contact Beth Carlson with questions, or to lay claim to the project!
Calling all lectors and intercessors! Please sign up to serve for December services on our Google sheet. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Trumbull.
Free to a good home: The resident baby grand piano in the third floor office needs to live elsewhere, and is being offered free to an interested parishioner! Open this link for photos and more details. Contact Beth Carlson by 12 December; if multiple parties engage, a winner will be drawn at random.
All Saints In memoriam: Our 2020 celebration of saints gone before us is available to view here. The video is neither publicly searchable nor posted on our regular YouTube playlists; please feel free to share the link with loved ones.
An interesting connection between Saint Paul’s and the Minneapolis suffragette movement is illuminated here by home historian Kathy Kullberg. Thank you, Kathy, for this glimpse into our place in local election history!
Senior Warden Beth Carlson shares the information from the All Parish Meeting on 25 October 2020:

If you know a parishioner who would benefit from receiving our weekly E-pistle news in printed form, please email Angie.
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.
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.

Ministries Stay Connected “The Lord is My Shepard, I Shall Not Want.” – Psalm 23

Virtual Eucharist

If you are unable to join us on Sunday mornings or just want to revisit, you can view our services anytime here or on our YouTube channel. You are not alone!

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

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

The Reverend
Ramona Scarpace


Deacon Janet McNally

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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