This Sunday at Saint Paul's

We welcome The Reverend Richard Cogill to Saint Paul’s as presider over the table this week. Thank you for celebrating with us!

Registrations opens this Sunday for the Gratitude Sunday luncheon on 24 November (details below in Upcoming Events).

Help needed: Asphalt work will be completed on the east side of the building this coming week, requiring a very heavy bench be moved by 8-10 people. If you can assist, please join us in the Memorial Garden immediately following Eucharist.

Thank you to the Building & Grounds Commission for hosting Coffee Hour; next week, the Faith Formation Commission.

Whole Earth Justice, penned by Saint Paul’s own Gene Tierney, will be the subject of the Master Class at 11:15am. Join us for a glimpse into Gene’s process of writing this fictional novel speaking on community and environmental issues. Invite your friends via our Facebook Event page!

Worship at Saint Pauls

NEW! View The Year in Photos

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

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Lusitanian Church.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Minnesota Commission on Indian Work (MCIW); and for the Hispanic, Hmong, Liberian, Karen, and numerous multi-cultural ministries and faith communities throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the parishes of Saint Martin (Fairmont, Minnetonka Beach).

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

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: Your request will be shared with our pastoral care team, as well as Saint Paul’s clergy.


From the Organ Bench

Choir Diary for 10:00am Eucharist


Serving This Sunday

Paul Carlson

Angie Paulson

Bryan Jones

The Reverend
Richard Cogill

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia
preacher, deacon

Kate Maxwell, OSB

Deb Jones
Meredith Johnson

Gary & Marcy Wegner
eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier
choirmaster & organist

Jim Dow
master of ceremony

Team II
altar guild

Beth Carlson
Tom Lockhart

vestry tellers

Building & Grounds Commission
coffee hour hosts

Faith in Action

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf joyfully receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. Our theme for November will be shelf-stable non-dairy milk products (almond, soy, etc). Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in baskets in the Narthex.

Step up to the Food Shelf Challenge: Bring ELEVEN –yes, eleven– items in over the course of the eleventh month The need for grocery assistance never wanes. Let’s fill the baskets each week!!

Upcoming Events

15 NOVEMBER: A memorial service for our former Deacon, the Rev. Barbara Ramnaraine, will be held at 10:00am at Episcopal Homes in Coventry Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please consider a donation in Barbara’s name to the American Alzheimer’s Association.

15 NOVEMBER: The Messenger’s next issue is scheduled to arrive in your inbox in time for Advent; the submission deadline is 15 November. Direct any articles, new photos, and juicy tidbits to Angie Paulson.

16 NOVEMBER: Mark your calendars for Saint Paul’s annual Fall Clean-Up Day. Come wield a rake or trimmers (indoor jobs can be found as well) between 9am-noon to ready the property for the coming w—– season. Coffee and donuts will be provided. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, clean-up will move to the 23rd.

24 NOVEMBER: Gratitude Sunday will be celebrated with a luncheon after the liturgy. Read more details here, and be sure to sign up on the 10th and 17th. Need further motivation? How about the opportunity to walk in a circle for pie? See you there!


General Announcements

A directory of parish resource contacts has been compiled to help you easily direct questions about parish life during this time of transition. It is linked here, and also in the Resources box in the right sidebar.
Two of our tenants outgrew their rental spaces in the Beim House and have moved elsewhere. If you know of any non-profit organizations in need of space (up to four offices), please contact Junior 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?

Bring ELEVEN –yes, eleven– items in over the course of the eleventh month 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

Kelly Belanger

Meredith Johnson
vestry senior warden

Beth Carlson
vestry junior warden

From the Pulpit

Catch up on our most recent sermons

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost sermon

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost sermon

  IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT ONE…WHO CREATED THE SUN AND THE MOON AND THE EARTH AND THE STARS…AMEN [May 31, 2020] The following is the text of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost sermon from the Washington National Cathedral service that was live-streamed on...

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We All need a Lazarus Story

We All need a Lazarus Story

  IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT ONE…WHO CREATED THE SUN AND THE MOON AND THE EARTH AND THE STARS…AMEN I firmly believe that this deep story of Lazarus is a gift to us today.  Wouldn’t we all right now want an experience to ‘just take all of this Coronavirus away’?...

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

John 11:25a


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