E-pistle: June 26 2016

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This Sunday at Saint Paul’s:

We welcome the Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman, who will be presiding and preaching this and next Sunday. Lindsay has served several churches in the ECMN, and has authored a number of books; the most recent being Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter. Please extend Saint Paul’s best welcome and hospitality to Lindsay.

While Lydia is vacationing with family, our Senior Warden, J. J. Austrian, is in charge of the parish. In case of pastoral needs, email or call Pat Trumbull (763.443.1515); if a priest is needed, she will then contact the on-call priest.

Musical Notes: In place of organ voluntaries this Sunday, clarinetist and parishioner Julie Ellis will join Monte Mason at the piano to play selections from Gerald Finzi’s Bagatelles. These are wonderful, thoughtful compositions, perfect for a more relaxed summer fare at Saint Paul’s. We hope you will join us to hear them!

Introducing “The Sunday Paper”: The Faith Formation Commission is now providing activity sheets for children which follow the Sunday lectionary. They come in Junior and Intermediate (for different age groups), and are available in the nursery and at the back of the church by the bulletins.

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of Pakistan (United).

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all who are engaged in camping programs and embarking on mission projects during the summer in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for Saint John the Baptist Parishes (Minneapolis, White Bear Lake).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Dianne; Dolores; Joe; John; Julie and her parents, Weldon and Era Byrd; Marianne and Gary; Mary; Mildred; Nancy; Norm; Stuart; the Guaman family; and the Paulson family.

Upcoming Events and General Announcements:

The Faith Formation Commission will meet Sunday 10 July following the morning liturgy. Grab a cup of coffee, have some quick conversations, and then head to the Undercroft. All are welcome!

Sing Out! is a monthly gathering to sing and/or experience wonderful music, held at the Heritage Park Senior Services Center in Minneapolis. An open invitation and its details can be seen here.

Armchair Theologians Book Discussion Group: Our selection for June is The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs by Peter Enns (currently available through Amazon). Watch this space for our meting time…

Last Sunday we sang the beautiful hymn “Many and great are they works” (#385). This note from Monte Mason is too interesting not to share:

“The hymn tune, Lac qui Parle (Many and great are thy works), is a product of the Dakota/Anglo missionary experience when in the late 1830s. Joseph Renville invited missionaries to his village. Renville was the head of the Dakota village on the southern shore of Lac qui Parle, in what is now southwest Minnesota. At the time, the missionaries were required to obtain passports to travel between Fort Snelling and the village. The hymn is a unique merging of two (or more) cultures, and is the only hymn inspired by native American cultures to appear in Hymnal 1982.”

Help beautify our sanctuary for worship! Give altar flowers to mark important occasions or significant events in your life. Drop your check in the offering plate or in the mail to Saint Paul’s, then write us a note or email, telling us your name, the date you wish to give flowers, and your desired dedication. Checks should be made out to “Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church”, with “altar flowers” in the memo; suggested donation is $50.

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