This Sunday at Saint Paul's

The Office of Morning Prayer is said each Sunday from 8:00-8:30am in the Chapel. All are welcome.

We welcome the Reverend Richard Cogill to the pulpit as our guest presider. Father Marcus will be walking the path of Evangelism with the members of Christ Church in Austin this weekend.

Join us for lemonade and cookies after the liturgy in the Narthex.

Worship at Saint Pauls

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

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the united Church of South India.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all hospital chaplaincies, counseling chaplaincies, and Spiritual Directors throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota; our faith community’s nurses, health ministers, and all those who minister to the sick; and all farmers and laborers working with the harvest, especially San Jose Obrero Mission in Montgomery. We also pray for the parishes of Saint Mary (Basswood Grove, Ely , 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.

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.

 

From the Organ Bench

Choir Diary for 10:00am Eucharist

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Serving This Sunday

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greeter

Curt Kullberg
usher

Bryan Jones
crucifer

The Reverend
Richard Cogill
guest presider

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia
deacon

Craig Carnahan
Steve Clarke
lectors

Julie L’Enfant &
Norm Mitchell
eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier
organist

Kathy Kullberg
master of ceremony

Team II
altar guild

Lu Whitney
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vestry tellers

Hands to Service


Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations. Our theme for August will be personal care products. 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 EIGHT items in over the course of the eighth month – let’s fill the baskets each week!!

Saint Paul’s and The Bridge for Youth are working together this summer to manage a small garden in their backyard. So far, we have done a major clean-up and planted some veggies. We are working with a youth coordinator to plan the summer, including additional plantings and a sculpture contest. If you’d like to join us, please contact Prisca Cushman.

Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) is collecting new and gently used adult luggage, bags, and backpacks for our summer goods drive campaign through Labor Day. Drop off your donations in the large white box in the Narthex.

Jefferson Community School will once again be the recipient of our school supply drive! Download the shopping list here (note: no backpacks this year), and drop off your donations at the collection table in the Narthex on Sundays during August.

Upcoming Events

12 AUG: The Worship Committee will meet at 6:30pm in a soon-to-be-announced room at Saint Paul’s.

15 AUG: Submission deadline for the fall issue of The Messenger is the 15th of the month preceding publication (that’d be August, for publication in September). Be generous with your creativity and show Saint Paul’s some love with your photos, articles, and events to come this season.

3 SEPT: Saint Paul’s Summer Book Club will meet for dinner at 6:30pm to discuss August’s book selection, One Coin Found: How God’s Love Stretches to the Margins by Minneapolis pastor and author Emmy Kegler. If you are interested in joining us (and discussing it with the author herself!), contact Father Marcus to be added to the roster.

General Announcements

Are you trying to discern a faithful response to the current migrant and refugee crisis our country is facing? Read these suggestions by Father Marcus.
Two of our tenants have outgrown their rental spaces in the Beim House, and have moved elsewhere. If you know of any non-profit organizations in need of space, please share with them our Craigslist ad, and contact Junior Warden Beth Carlson.
Have you taken a Faith Formation class at Saint Paul’s? Never taken one, but have ideas or needs? Please take a moment to fill out this anonymous survey and help us create interesting, helpful, and innovative class offerings. Paper copies of the survey can be found in the Parish House.
Consider a donation of flowers to enhance the beauty of the liturgy this summer. You may select a specific date from 16 June through 30 October, and your memorial will be printed in the announcements. Suggested donation for two vases of flowers is $45. Please speak with Kathy Kullberg of your request, then write a check to Saint Paul’s, noting Altar Guild flowers and the date.
Saint Paul’s Author Forum: Are you or someone you know a creator of written word? Read here about the formation of an Author Forum.
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? It’s the SEVENTH month of the year, so the challenge is to bring SEVEN items in JULY. Only seven items spread across the whole month of JULY?? Let’s fill the baskets each week!!

Pastoral Care

If you have need to be visited by a member of our Pastoral Care Team (including our rector or deacon), want to request prayer for yourself, place someone’s name on the parish prayer list, or simply want to make someone aware of an acute or ongoing need, please click the button below. Father Marcus’s office hours at Saint Paul’s are on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-5pm. To make an appointment, please contact him directly.

Recurring Events

Mon 6:30p Contemplative Prayer
1st Wed 1-3p Saint Lydia’s Circle
3rd Mon 7-9pm Vestry meeting

Father Marcus’s office hours at Saint Paul’s are on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-5pm. To make an appointment, please contact him directly

Saint Paul’s Leadership

Kelly Belanger
sexton

Meredith Johnson
vestry senior warden

Beth Carlson
vestry junior warden

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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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