This Sunday at Saint Paul's

We welcome the Reverend Ryan Currie as our guest priest while Father Marcus walksthe path of Evangelism with Saint John’s Linden Hills this week.

Thank you to the Worship Committee for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Altar Guild.

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 Scottish Episcopal Church.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all ecumenical ministries throughout Minnesota, especially for the Minnesota Council of Churches, and all those who work with social service agencies. We also pray for the parish of Saints Martha and Mary (Eagan).

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

Angie Paulson
greeter

Helen and Tom Lockhart
ushers

Bryan Jones
crucifer

The Reverend Ryan Currie
guest priest

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia
deacon

Angie Paulson
Tom Lockhart
lectors

Pat Trumbull
Marcy Wegner
eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier
choirmasterorganist

Charles Peterson
master of ceremony

Team IV
altar guild

John Harrer
 Tom Lockhart
vestry tellers

Worship Committee
coffee hour hosts

Hands to Service

Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations. Our theme for July will be non-perishable salad toppings. 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 SEVEN items in over the course of the seventh 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 donation drive of new backpacks and school supplies for children and youth. Download the shopping list here, and prepare to bring your donations to church on Sundays during August.

Upcoming Events

28JULY: We welcome the Reverend Ryan Currie as our guest priest while Father Marcus walksthe path of Evangelism with Saint John’s Linden Hills next week.

3 AUG: Saint Paul’s Parish Planning Day is being held off-site at the offices of ECMN (1101 W Broadway Ave, Mpls) from 12:00-3:00pm. For more information and to register, please follow this link.

4 AUG: Saint Paul’s Summer Book Club meets for brunch after the first liturgy of each month to discuss a book selected and read in advance; July’s is The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong by Karen Gonzales. Contact Father Marcus to put your name on the roster, then pick up the book and dive in!

General Announcements

Are you trying to discern a faithful response to the current migrant and refugee crisis our country is facing? Read thesesuggestions by Father Marcus.
Saint Paul’s Parish Directories have been printed and are now available. Please pick up your labeled copy on the table in the Narthex (this will help us save on postage – thank you in advance).
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.

Two of our tenants have outgrown their rental spaces in the Beim House, and will be moving elsewhere at the end of June. If you know of any non-profit organizations in need of space, please contact Junior Warden Beth Carlson.
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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