Upcoming Preachers and Presiders:
17 & 24 Nov: The Rev. Nancy Brantingham
Advent: The Revs. Leonard and Lindsay Hardin Freeman
Registrations closes this Sunday for the Gratitude Sunday luncheon on 24 November (details below in Upcoming Events).
Thank you to the Faith Formation Commission for hosting Coffee Hour; next week is our All Parish luncheon for Gratitude Sunday.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain.
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 parish of Saint Clement (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 [email protected].
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: [email protected]. 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
Helen & Tom Lockhart
Barbara del Caro Scaia
Kate Maxwell, OSB
Julie L’Enfant &
choirmaster & organist
master of ceremony
Faith Formation Commission
coffee hour hosts
Faith in Action
Joyce Uptown Food Shelf joyfully receives Saint Paul’s weekly donations. Our theme for September will be foods from other lands. 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 TEN items in over the course of the tenth month – let’s fill the baskets each week!!
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, news, 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.
18 NOVEMBER: 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.
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!
30 NOVEMBER: Our annual Birch the Church will begin at 9am on Saturday, 30 November. Join us for a morning of merry chaos as we erect our Advent birch forest and give the whole space a tidy-up for the holiday season. Dusters, sweepers, branch-trimmers, and tree-and-rock haulers are all needed. Please e-mail or ring Jacob at 612.296.5195 to pitch in.
12 DECEMBER: A Festival of Lessons and Carols will be offered at 7:00pm. Be sure to mark your calendar and join us for this musical and visual feast. Immaculate Reception to immediately follow in the Parish House. Childcare provided.
Saint Paul’s Leadership
From the Pulpit
Catch up on our most recent sermons
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...
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’?...
Jesus said to her,
"I am the resurrection and the life."