E-pistle for Sunday 6 May 2018

Saint Paul's ChurchChurch News, E-PISTLE

I-94 and Hennepin/Lyndale Avenues are going to be closed in our corner of downtown for the next three weekends. Please see this site for details, and plan your scenic route to church accordingly.
Happy Spring, everyone!

This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations of personal care and non-perishable food. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in the baskets at the Narthex doors. Thank you!

A word (or words) from the paint project Listening Committee

After Sunday’s Eucharist, the painting project Listening Committee (Steve Clarke, Ruth Mary Gens, Meredith Johnson, Julie L’Enfant, Helen Lockhart, assisted by Father Marcus and Jacob Manier) will be available to receive feedback regarding the proposed paint colors. (You’ll find feedback reports for the last two weeks posted near the display table in the Nave.) If you’ve already spoken with a member of the committee, thank you! If you haven’t yet offered feedback, please do, as the Committee will make a recommendation to the Vestry based on feedback. While you’re at it, please consider adding your name to the “I’ll lend a hand” list on the display table – a project this big involves lots of tasks for all manner of skill- levels and time-commitments, and we’d love to find a way for you to join the team!

~Jacob Manier

Our inaugural Commission Saturday is scheduled for 19 May. Please click this link to read more about it.

Father Marcus’s Open Office hours are suspended for two weeks, but will resume on 9 May at Common Roots Cafe (2558 Lyndale Ave South). You are invited to join him Wednesdays from 10am-1pm for coffee and conversation. A more confidential meeting can be scheduled by calling the church, or using Calendly.

If you missed any of Father Marcus’s sermons (or wish to revisit one that spoke to you), you can find them on his Word Made FRESH podcast on your Apple device, or Pocketcasts on Android; print versions are accessible on his blog of the same name, and in the Sermons section of this website.


Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of Kenya.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all academic graduates, educational institutions, and the specialized chaplaincies in those institutions, remembering especially ECMN’s School for Formation, Breck School, Shattuck-Saint Mary’s, University Episcopal Community, and all who work with campus ministries. We also pray for the parish of Ascension (Stillwater).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Alex, Anna and Steve, Bob, Greg, Harvey, Jennie Beth, Joan, John, Karen, Kate, Krista, Laura, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Norman, Pat and Steve, Richard, Sue, Susan, and the Coopergard and Paulson families.

Submit Your Prayer Requests

Choir Diary

Voluntary: Prelude in A minor (Ottorino Respighi)
Psalm: Psalm 98 (John Goss)
Anthem: Greater love hath no man (John Ireland)
Voluntary: Jig Fugue (Dietrich Buxtehude)

Thank you to Father Marcus for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Men’s Group.

Coffee Hour will be an opportunity for faith formation for all generations throughout Lent. We will journal, play games, dance, plant gardens in the Undercroft – all while reflecting on what it means to be a Christian. You are invited to bring your whole family each week to share in this experience with us.

If you need to be in touch with parish staff, please use
[first name]@stpaulsmpls.org
(Marcus, Brad, Barbara, or Jacob).

Or send an email through this form.

General:  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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