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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Do to others as you would have them do to you.  Luke 6:31

Epistle 6 Nov 2022

Celebrate the Eucharist with us at 10:00AM DST from Saint Paul’s altar; the service will also be livestreamed on Zoom (see instructions above).

View our Altar of Remembrance in the Chapel, featuring photos of loved ones of the parish community.

Join us for coffee hour in the back of the Nave following the service.

Prayer Calendar

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

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Minnesota Commission on Indian Work (MCIW) and for the Hispanic, Hmong, Liberian, Karen, and numerous multi-cultural ministries and faith communities throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the parishes of All Saints (Minneapolis, Northfield).

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 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

Judy Johnson
Angie Paulson

Jim Smith

The Reverend 
Ramona Scarpace

The Reverend
Janet MacNally
deacon, preacher

Angie Paulson
Laura Austrian

Gene Tierney
vestry announcements

Jacob Manier
choirmaster, organist

Team I
altar guild

Caytie & Mark Anderson
Judy Johnson

Tom Lockhart
Angie Paulson
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.

Upcoming Events

5 NOVE: Fall Cleanup Day is scheduled for THIS SATURDAY from 9:00AM-12:00N. Join in such activities as raking leaves, vine pulling, garden winterizing, etc. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP and direct questions to Frank Johnson.

10 NOV: A Context for Beloved Community:
Join Gene Tierney for the first fall meeting of Beloved Community Action from 7- 8PM in the Undercroft. Register online at the BCA website, and explore what’s to come while you’re there.

15 NOV: November’s Vestry meeting* will be held from 7-9PM at Saint Paul’s; location TBA. All are welcome to attend the general proceedngs. *NOTE: Vestry meetings will now be on the third TUESDAY of each month.

17 NOV: The Emerging Beloved Community: New forms of caring! The powerful magic of emergent creativity! Join Gene for the second meeting of Beloved Community Action from 7-8PM. Visit the BCA website to register.

20 NOV: An All-Parish Meeting will be held during Coffee Hour following the 10:00AM liturgy.

26 NOV: Greening of the Church: Gather at 9:00AM to transform the Nave and Undercroft in time for Advent I. Contact Jacob Manier with questions.

View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!


Faith in Action

Blessing Bags: In appreciation of your generosity… continue reading

November’s food collection will support the non-food needs of Saint Nicholas Food Shelf: laundry detergent, dish soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes. Bring your donations on Sundays and place in the baskets in the Narthex. Can you help deliver donations? Email Laurie (or call 612-849-1348) with questions, or to volunteer.

From Joyce Uptown Foodshelf:
Check out their fall newsletter with many ways to lend a hand!

Saint Paul’s Little Library and Books for Africa always need recent adult fiction and children’s picture books. Your generosity is appreciated!
The Ukraine Crisis Response Fund is still accepting donations to aid those displaced by the Russian invasion. Donate here.
YouthLink has placed a wish list on Amazon for direct purchasing of needed items. If this is a more convenient option for you to donate, you can view their list 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

General Announcements

Vestry Positions Open: Has the Holy Spirit been calling you to serve in a larger way? Two member-at-large vacancies on the Vestry begin at the Annual Meeting (January 2023). Step up to be part of Saint Paul’s leadership team who visions, plans, and executes administrative and stewardship roles in the parish. Contact Junior Warden Gene Tierney for more information, and to throw your hat in the ring.   
Ministers in Liturgy and Hospitality Hosts: Please help us fill the gaps in coverage for November and beyond! Visit our Google sheet to sign up for a position or two; customaries will be emailed.
With the Undercroft project completion closing in fast, we encourage you to take a peek at our new street-level spaces. Though we had hoped to take occupancy of the new Undercroft by now, a materials delay (carpeting and bathroom fixtures) has pushed back the final cleaning date a bit. Stay tuned as finishing touches are delivered, and loose ends are completed.
Adorn the retable with flowers to mark important occasions or people in your life. Sign up across from the elevator with your name, the date you wish to give flowers, and your desired thanksgiving or memorial. Payment can be made via Realm or a check made out to Saint Paul’s Church, with “flowers” in the memo; suggested donation $50.
The Right Rev. Craig Loya will confirm and receive people into the Episcopal Church at Saint Mark’s Cathedral on April 29, 2023. Is the Spirit calling you to live more fully into your faith journey… continue reading
Read our Leadership Team’s invitation letter, then mark your calendars with the Fall Program Guide
Welcome back, Deacon Janet! After a restful vacation with her husband, Rev. Janet MacNally returns to service at Saint Paul’s altar in November.
Rev. Ramona’s recently updated office hours can be found here. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call or text her at 612.201.6634.
If you know a parishioner who would benefit from receiving our weekly E-pistle newsletter via snail mail in printed form, please email Angie.
NEW! For those who love data, click the link to see our Sunday and year-to-date numbers.
You can help make them grow: invite people to visit, then graciously greet and welcome newcomers each week!
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

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

(click a name to email)

Ramona Scarpace

The Reverend
Janet MacNally


Mark Anderson
vestry senior warden

Steve Riendl
vestry junior warden

Gene Tierney
vestry junior warden

Tom Lockhart
vestry treasurer

Jacob Manier

Pamela Hofstadter

Kelly Belanger


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

John 11:25a

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