This Sunday at Saint Paul's

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.

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 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 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

TBA

Serving This Sunday

Helen & Tom Lockhart
greeters

Curt Kullberg
Brandon McCray-Reeves
ushers

Jacob McCray-Reeves
crucifer

The Reverend
Nancy Brantingham
presider

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia
deacon

Kate Maxwell, OSB
subdeacon

Laura Austrian
J.J. Austrian
lectors

Julie L’Enfant &
Norm Mitchell
eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier
choirmaster & organist

Kathy Kullberg
master of ceremony

Team III
altar guild

Meredith Johnson
Marcy Wegner

vestry tellers

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!!

Upcoming Events

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.

General Announcements

The All Parish Meeting held on 13 October was a productive gathering of people ready to engage in this period of transition. Our wardens compiled the raw data from the day, and you can read it here. If you have questions or other concerns, please feel free to contact Meredith or Beth (emails in the right sidebar).
Advent Trees and Christmas Flowers are the perfect seasonal memorial. To contribute to the beautification of the Nave and Chancel, read the details here. Deadline for inclusion in the Christmastide bulletins is 15 December.
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
sexton

Meredith Johnson
vestry senior warden

Beth Carlson
vestry junior warden

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Catch up on our most recent sermons

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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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