This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Your leadership team has made the most difficult decision to suspend  ALL in person church-related activities at Saint Paul’s Church until further notice.

Please join us VIRTUALLY on Sunday morning at 10am using Zoom.

 Welcome to Virtual Eucharist at Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles!  Church is not cancelled – it has changed.

First – sign up for Zoom – it’s FREE (https://zoom.us/signup) . We will be using Zoom to broadcast Sunday’s liturgy. Zoom delivers audio and video, and you can log in on your computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, and telephones. When you log in, you may be prompted to install Zoom. Click yes to install Zoom.

Ten minutes before the liturgy, log in by clicking this link:
https://zoom.us/j/122776310
If the link does not work, copy and paste it into your browser.

If CALLING in by telephone, dial: 3126266799
You may be prompted to enter a Meeting ID. It is: 122 776 310#

If you have any problems, call Zoom at 888.799.9666 ext. 2 or go online to:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

Common Book of Prayer

provided for your prayers and meditations

Prayer Calendar

n the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for those involved in specialized licensed ministries throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, including lay preachers, Eucharistic ministers and visitors, and lay readers; and for our musicians and worship committees.

Our weekly Parish Prayer List can be found here. If you wish to be visited by a member of our Pastoral Care Team and/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, click the blue button below.

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.

 

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 do that. If you are that person, please inform Deacon Barbara or Pat Trumbull. As Jesus said: Love one another.

Common Book of Prayer

provided for your prayers and meditations

Sunday Bulletin

This Sunday’s bulletin is available here for your use. Click image to open in full view.

Faith in Action

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf has expressed a need for cash donations at this time, rather than people putting themselves and others in harm’s way by dropping off items in person. Please visit their website and look for the yellow DONATE button on the home page OR click the Donate button in this section.

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

Upcoming Events

Holy Week and Easter schedule:
5 Apr 10am – Palm Sunday procession (outdoors, God willing!) and Eucharist
9 Apr 7pm – Maundy Thursday Eucharist
10 Apr 12 & 7pm – Good Friday prayers
12 Apr 10am – Easter Day Eucharist

19 APRILMeteorological redemption! Norm Mitchell’s Master Class presentation, “Defeat the Tyranny of the Blank Page”, has been rescheduled for 11:15am following the liturgy. Join him in the Kellogg Room as he shares highlights of international intrigue from The Prisoner of Hope, second novel in his People of the Blood trilogy.

5-7 MAYBuilding Beloved Community is a gathering at Saint Mark’s Cathedral for those seeking to share, learn, and grow the Church’s capacity and passion for the work of racial justice, healing, and reconciliation. Participants will experience inspiring panels and workshops, a keynote from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, share resources, and join in vibrant worship. Find more information and register here.

 

General Announcements

The Building Research Committee, co-chaired by Paul Carlson and Gene Tierney, includes Deb Jones, Julie L’Enfant, Monte Mason, and the Reverend Susan Moss. Paul and Gene are currently meeting with representatives of ECMN and the city on the options for our church and the Beim Parish House, and the committee welcomes your input and creative ideas. They will present a full update at the next all-parish meeting, as soon as the parish can convene given concerns over COVID-19.
Your Spring 2020 Messenger and all previous editions are available to read on our website.  Click here
We have spaces to let in our lovely Beim House for several officing tenants. If you know of any professional or organization looking to relocate, contact Senior Warden Beth Carlson.

 

From the Pulpit

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Give me that living water!

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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!

Sun 05

Virtual Holy Eucharist

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Wed 08

Cancelled – Parish Choir

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Wed 22

Saint Mark’s Cathedral Staff Retreat

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
May 01

Yoga Well Institute

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Pastoral Care

Saint Paul’s Leadership

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia

deacon

Kate Maxwell, OSB
pastoral intern

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Jacob Reeves
finance

Kelly Belanger
sexton

Beth Carlson
vestry senior warden

Mark Anderson
vestry junior warden

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Sunday Hours
Nursery: 9:30am-11:30am
Choir: 9am – 10pm
Service: 10am – 11:30am

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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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