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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.  Luke 12:40

Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Celebrate the Eucharist with us at 10:00AM from Saint Paul’s altar; the service will also be livestreamed on Zoom (see instructions above). We welcome the Reverend Tom Eklo as guest presider and preacher this week. You may view or download the bulletin here.

Kids’ Bible Story Time is available following the liturgy for our youngest worshippers.

Join us for Coffee Hour in the back of the Nave for fellowship and laughter!

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all hospital chaplaincies, counseling chaplaincies, and Spiritual Directors throughout ECMN; our faith community nurses, health ministers, and all those who minister to the sick; and for all farmers and laborers working with the harvest, especially San Jose Obrero Mission in Montgomery. We also pray for the parishes of the Transfiguration (Minneapolis) and Good Courage Farm (Hutchinson).

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

SERVING THIS WEEK

SUNDAY EUCHARIST
Barb Smith
usher

Jim Smith
crucifer

The Reverend
Janet MacNally
deacon

The Reverend 
Tom Eklo
guest presider, preacher

Angie Paulson
lector

Gene Tierney
vestry announcements

Jacob Manier
organist

Team I
altar guild

Pat Trumbull
hospitality

 TBD 
Lu Whitney

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

9 Aug: Van Gogh and the Olive Groves: Join us NEXT WEEK for a summer field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art! We will meet at MIA at 10AM to explore the exhibit, then visit the Agra Culture Café for an optional light lunch after to discuss the experience. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time on the Institute’s website. Contact Deacon Janet or Julie L’Enfant with questions.

18 Aug: The August meeting of the Vestry will be held from 7-9PM, location to be announced. All are welcome to attend the general proceedings. If you have an item for the agenda, please contact one of the Wardens (below).

27 Aug: August’s Collection Saturday will be held from 10AM-2PM in front of the Undercroft. If you’d like to assist and greet our neighbors for a 2-hour block, contact Meredith Johnson.


View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!

 

Faith in Action

Food Shelf Challenge:
August’s theme is BEANS
 – canned or dried, pintos, black, or green, or whatever your shelf-stable interpretation. Each week place your beans in the basket in the Narthex. Email Laurie (or call 612-849-1348) to help with delivery to the site of your choice.

A message from Joyce Uptown Food Shelf:
“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 websiteand click the DONATE button on the home page.

Saint Paul’s Little Library: We are now in a good position for summer, typically our busiest season; however, our Little Library and Books for Africa always need recent adult fiction and children’s picture books.
The Ukraine Crisis Response Fund is still accepting donations to aid those displaced by the Russian invasion. Donate here.
YouthLink now has a wish list on Amazon for direct purchasing of needed items. If this is a more convenient option for you to help them, visit 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

Rev. Ramona will be on vacation 4-13 August. Please contact Deacon Janet for pastoral emergencies; for building concerns, please contact Jacob Manier.
Our Undercroft project continues! Please click the following links for all sorts of information:
     – *NEW* 8/4 weekly update
     – reconstruction floorplan
     – visual rendering of the new space
     – project description and Frequently Asked Questions
A new and improved Beloved Community Discussion Program is being planned for the fall, following the completion of work in Saint Paul’s Undercroft…
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Attention Ministers in Liturgy: Please help us fill the (numerous) gaps in coverage for the month of August and beyond! Visit your Google sheet to sign up for a position or two; customaries will be emailed.
Are you enjoying Coffee Hour? Love chatting with fellow parishioners? You would make a marvelous host for the Hospitality table – and it couldn’t be easier! Sign up on this Google sheet for the week/s you prefer; guidance will be emailed. 
If you know a parishioner who would benefit from receiving our weekly E-pistle newsletter via snail mail in printed form, please email Angie.
Do you have an announcement for next week’s E-pistle? Submit your announcement online to the E-pistle, or call Angie at 612-483-4187 by noon on Thursdays. 
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
priest-in-charge

The Reverend
Janet MacNally

deacon

Mark Anderson
vestry senior warden

Steve Riendl
vestry junior warden

Gene Tierney
vestry junior warden

Tom Lockhart
vestry treasurer

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Pamela Hofstadter
bookkeeper

Kelly Belanger
sexton

ONLINE GIVING TO SAINT PAULS

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

John 11:25a

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