This Sunday at Saint Paul's

We welcome The Reverend Tom Eklo to Saint Paul’s table. Thank you for leading our liturgy!

Thank you to the Altar Guild for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Worship Committee.

Norm Mitchell will be the featured speakerat Saint Paul’s fourth Master Class event. Join him in the Kellogg Room after the liturgy for “Defeat the Tyranny of the Blank Page”, and hear some snippets of international intrigue as he shares highlights from The Prisoner of Hope, the soon-to-be-released second novel in his People of the Blood trilogy.

Worship at Saint Pauls

St Paul’s Church Photo Album 

(thanks to Angie Paulson for compiling and creating the video!)

Prayer Calendar

n the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Canada.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Province VI of The Episcopal Church. We pray for those who serve on the Council as Mission Area Team members, the Trustees, the Standing Committee, the Commission on Ministry, the Chancellors, and for the treasurer of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the parishes of the Messiah (Prairie Island, Saint Paul).

Pray for migrants, refugees, and displaced people throughout the world. Pray also for those in our country who have been taught to fear or hate people different than they are.

We are asked to reflect and devote prayers in honor and appreciation of 400 years of African American history and culture. Read more about this anniversary request from our Presiding Bishop.

Our Parish Prayer List can be found here.
If you wish to be visited by a member of our Pastoral Care Team (including our rector 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, please e-mail care@stpaulsmpls.org.

This list is maintained to assist you in praying for the parish and the larger community throughout the week. To add your friend or loved one to this list, e-mail Deacon Barbara with your request and any additional details: barbara@stpaulsmpls.org. Your request will be shared with our pastoral care team, as well as Saint Paul’s clergy.

Our votive candle stand is a beautiful symbol of our collective prayers coming into the light of Christ. When you light a votive, please consider leaving a contribution to help fund this amenity.

 

From the Organ Bench

Choir Diary for 10:00am Eucharist

TBA

Serving This Sunday

Helen & Tom Lockhart
greeters

Gary & Marcy Wegner
ushers

Bryan Jones
crucifer

The Reverend Tom Eklo
presider

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia
preacher, deacon

Deb Jones
Meredith Johnson
lectors

Pat Trumbull
eucharistic minister

Jacob Manier
choirmaster, organist

Charles Peterson
master of ceremony

Team II
altar guild

Tom Lockhart
Jill Westendorp

vestry tellers

Altar Guild
coffee hour hosts

Faith in Action

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf joyfully receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. Drop off your donations in the bins at Saint Paul’s as needed. Your generosity during a challenging season of need is much appreciated.

Say YES to a volunteer opportunity: a one-month commitment to deliver food shelf contributions to the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf. The 2020 sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board next to the nursery. Because drop-off hours are limited (M-F 1:00-3:45pm, Th 5:00-6:45pm), this is a perfect opportunity for those who live close to church and have daytime availability. Contact Laurie Larsen with questions: 612-849-1348. Let’s fill the calendar!

Upcoming Events

15 FEBRUARY: Commission Saturday 9-11am: All commissions will meet to review their spring activities. The Rev. Susan Moss will attend to gain an understanding of the work of each commission. If you are not currently on a commission but would like to be, you are welcome to join us!

16 FEBRUARY: Want to read a really Good Book? Consider joining the group of curious minds meeting to explore the Gospel of John. The conversation continues after Coffee Hour on most Sundays in February and into March. Contact Deacon Barbara  to add your name to the roster.

17 FEBRUARY:LIVE from Saint Paul’s Church on the shores of beautiful Lake of the Isles, it’s your monthly Vestry meeting! The business meeting of the parish will transpire from 7:00-9:00pm in the Bishop Thurston Room. All are welcome to attend.

22 FEBRUARY: A team is being assembled to volunteer at Open Arms from 10am-12noon next month. Look for the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board by the Nursery. Contact Mary Neal with questions, or to add your name to the roster.

23 FEBRUARY: An all parish meeting will be held after the liturgy to hear more about the visioning work being done by the Rev. Susan Moss. Pleasr make every effort to join us!

General Announcements

In the bleak midwinter our Sexton does his best to have the sanctuary heated for us all to be comfortable during worship. At present, our heating system is not 100% operational and, on especially cold days, it may feel less comfortable. Please be assured that work is being done to resolve the issue, and thanks in advance for your cheerfulness and patience. 
We have room in our lovely Beim House for several officing tenants. If you know of any non-profit organizations in need of space (up to four offices), contact Senior Warden Beth Carlson.
The Episcopal House of Prayer in the City invites all to join for their weekly Contemplative Prayer Practice each Monday at 6:30pm in the Auxiliary Classroom. If you are new and would like an orientation, feel free to come at 6:00pm.

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!!

Pastoral Care

Recurring Events

1st Wed 1-3p Saint Lydia’s Circle
3rd Mon 7-9pm Vestry meeting

Saint Paul’s Leadership / Officers & Vestry

Beth Carlson
senior warden

Mark Anderson
junior warden

Tom Lockhart
Treasurer

Frank Johnson
Clerk

Lu Whitney
vestry member at large

Angie Paulsen
vestry member at large

From the Pulpit

Catch up on our most recent sermons

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Senior Warden Message – COVID-19 Update

“Church is not cancelled; it has changed.” This was the message shared in the bulletin and in the opening message of our first online Eucharist. In these challenging times of COVID-19 we need to find new ways to connect, new ways to gather, and new ways to replenish our spirit.

Last Sunday’s online liturgy and a new Wednesday night online Compline, which will start next week, are just two ways we have started to adjust to what will be our new temporary normal. Besides our services going online, we are also sending notes, making calls, and having time together on various social media platforms. Keeping connected is so important to our Saint Paul’s community. We are all in this together supporting each other. God is making his presence known in all these wonderful interactions.

Two weeks ago, when we suspended our in-church services and closed the doors of the church, we hoped to reopen our doors April 1. Unfortunately, with the Stay-at-Home orders from Governor Walz and recommendations from Bishop Prior, we continue to be closed to holding any kind of in-person or public gatherings. The current recommendation from the Bishop is through mid-May. Although disappointing, this is necessary to keep all of us and our neighbors healthy. Please understand that the church will be locked and closed to all church-related activities.

Governor Walz and recommendations from Bishop Prior, we continue to be closed to holding any kind of in-person or public gatherings. The current recommendation from the Bishop is through mid-May. Although disappointing, this is necessary to keep all of us and our neighbors healthy. Please understand that the church will be locked and closed to all church-related activities.

Earlier this month we formed a COVID-19 response team. This team, made up of staff and Vestry members, is supporting and helping us live into this new temporary normal. This group will continue to watch for new ways for us to keep connected. They will watch for guidance from Episcopal Church of Minnesota (ECMN), the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). I am so proud of the work they are doing and the amazing amount of love and care they have for our members.

Continue to watch for updates in your email, on Saint Paul’s Facebook page, or on our website. And don’t forget you too can help us keep connected – use our Realm online directory to reach out to your church family.

Stay healthy and know that God is with us, Beth

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