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This Sunday at Saint Paul's

And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”  Matthew 3:17

Feast of the Holy Family

Celebrate the Eucharist with us at 10:00AM, either in the pews or streaming on Zoom (see instructions above). You may view or download the bulletin here.

Poinsettias may be taken homefollowing today’s liturgy. We will aslo be removing other Christmas decor from the church, and would appreciate as many hands as possible to gather items.

Join us for Coffee Hour fellowship downstairs.

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma).

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all who serve those in need of food, clothing, and warm spaces during the cold winter months; for all ministries for our youngest members within the Episcopal Church in Minnesota; and for all those in our faith community who are involved with faith formation ministries with children, youth, and young adults. We also pray for the parish of the Holy Communion (Saint Peter).

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


John Harrer

Angie Paulson

Pat Trumbull

The Reverend 
Denise Stahura
guest presider

Meredith Johnson
Craig Carnahan

Jacob Manier
choirmaster, organist

Tom Lockhart
vestry announcer

Team II
altar guild

John Harrer

Laurie Larsen
Tom Lockhart
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

10 JAN: January’s Vestry meeting will be held in the Undercroft from 7-9PM, and is open to all. This is the final meeting before the Annual Meeting…

12 JAN: Beloved Community and Religion*: Did Jesus say anything about it? What do other religions say about it? Join Gene in the Undercroft from 7-8PM. *rescheduled from December

29 JAN: Save the date for the Annual Meeting, to be held following the morning’s liturgy. Everyone is welcome and needed to conduct the business of being the church!

1 FEB: A Celebration of New Ministryfor the calling of Rev. Ramona Scarpace as our Rector will be celebrated by Bishop Craig Loya at 6:00PM. Please join us for this special evening – all are welcome!

View all of our events on our Event Calendar page!


Faith in Action

The Reverse Advent Calendar Food Drive was once again very successful – 30 bags of food and other essentials were delivered to Saint Nicholas Episcopal Church’s food shelf! Many thanks to all for your generous participation. Together we make a difference in people’s lives!

January’s donation theme is SOUP: cartons, cans, cups, or noodle bricks! Each week place your shelf-stable soups in the basket outside the Undercroft. Email Laurie (or call 612-849-1348) to help with delivery to the site of your choice. 

From Joyce Uptown Foodshelf:
“Monetary donations are the most helpful and can be made through the PayPal link here or sent to Joyce Uptown at 3041 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis 55408. For every $1.00 donated we can purchase $2.20 of food from our foodbanks.”

Saint Paul’s Little Library always needs 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.
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

Ministers in Liturgy and Hospitality Hosts are needed for liturgies in 2023 — plenty of opportunities await! Visit our Google sheet to sign up for a position or two; customaries will be emailed. Please contact Jacob with questions regarding the MIL, or Laurie Larsen regarding easier-than-ever Hosting.
Help wanted: It’s time to spiff up our tables and chairs in the Undercroft, so to ready them for the hospitality we’ll offer in the coming months. If you’re willing to participate in a morning of scrubbing (to be scheduled in January) contact Jacob to sign up.
The Right Rev. Craig Loya will confirm and receive people into the Episcopal Church on Saturday, 29 April at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. Is the Spirit calling you to live more fully into your faith journey… continue reading
Adorn the retable with flowers to mark important occasions or people in your life. Reserve the date you wish to give flowers on the kiosk in the Undercroft with your name and your desired thanksgiving/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.
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
Rector (NEW!)

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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