This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Thank you to the Faith Formation Commission for hosting Sunday’s Coffee Hour; next week, the Outreach Commission.

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 Episcopal Church.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Episcopal Homes of Minnesota, Episcopal Group Homes, Guardian Angels, all other institutions that do ministry for and with the elderly, and local senior residential facilities and care centers. We also pray for the parish of Saint Christopher (Roseville).

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

Nancy & Pringle Rodman
greeters

Steve Clarke
usher

Jacob McCray-Reeves
crucifer

The Reverend
Marcus G. Halley
presider

Kate Maxwell, OSB
subdeacon

Meredith Johnson
Angie Paulson
lectors

Mary Neal
Pat Trumbull
eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier
choirmaster & organist

Jim Smith
master of ceremony

Team IV
altar guild

Meredith Johnson
Lu Whitney
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. Can you be our delivery driver for September? Contact Laurie Larsen to serve in this capacity.

Step up to the Food Shelf Challenge: Bring NINE items in over the course of the ninth month – let’s fill the baskets each week!!

Upcoming Events

6 OCTOBER: Join us next week to share our last Eucharist with the Reverend Marcus Halley before he leaves for his new call in Connecticut. There will be bread and wine and music and PIE. Yes, PIE! At Coffee Hour after the liturgy we will send Father Marcus off with our love and best wishes and PIE!

* Did we mention there will be pie?

Participants in this year’s Cottage Groups are invited to break bread with Father Marcus and one another at 5:30pm in the Kellogg Room. Please biring a dish to pass; beverages will be provided. Click here for more information, or contact Kathy Kullbe

13 OCTOBER: A parish-wide meeting will be held after the liturgy where the Wardens will share information on the process to call a new rector and our status in that process. Most importantly, the Wardens and Vestry want input from parishioners on what attributes and skills we should be seeking in a new rector and what we want prospective rectors to understand about who we are. If you are unable to attend but wish to share your thoughts, please feel free to email Senior Warden Meredith Johnson.

20 OCTOBER: The first Master Class will be held after Coffee Hour featuring author J.J. Austrian. Other community members will be leading discussions throughout the year related to their areas of expertise. Use our Facebook Event to invite your friends, and join us to waken your inner writer just in time for NaNoWriMo!

 

General Announcements

The courtyard will be inaccessible until the end of the month while repairs are being made to the church’s heating system. Thank you for your patience.
It only takes a spark (and 32¢) to get a fire going: Our votive candle stand is a beautiful symbol of our collective prayers coming into the light of Christ. When you light a votive, please consider leaving a contribution to help fund this amenity. Each four-hour candle costs Saint Paul’s $0.32 and recent donations have covered only 1/3 of the actual costs. Thank you!
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 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.

Consider a donation of flowers to grace the Sunday liturgy. Choose a date through 27 October, and your memorial will be printed in the announcements. Suggested donation for two vases of flowers is $45. Contact Kathy Kullberg with your request, then write a check to Saint Paul’s, noting Altar Guild flowers and date.

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.
Read the Fall 2019 Messenger here.

Food Shelves

Have you taken the Saint Paul’s Food Shelf Challenge?

Step up to the Food Shelf Challenge: Bring NINE items in over the course of the ninth month – 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

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

Coffee Hour Corner

Food Shelf

Upcoming Events

Sun 20

Holy Eucharist

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Dec 06

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

From the Pulpit

Catch up on our most recent sermons

The Rev. Susan Daughtry – What is Freedom

The Rev. Susan Daughtry – What is Freedom

From June 30, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis It’s the Sunday before July 4, Independence Day. The reading we had from Paul’s letter to the Galatians is all about freedom. So I think we need to go there. But I have to be honest with...

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Ashes and Oil

Ashes and Oil

Ash Wednesday holds two truths: Our sin and God's grace. Listen to Father Marcus' sermon from March 6, 2019.

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RSS Father Marcus’ Podcast: Word Made Fresh

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Parish-wide Meeting Sunday 13 October (click to view)

A parish-wide meeting will be held after the liturgy where the Wardens will share information on the process to call a new rector and our status in that process. Most importantly, the Wardens and Vestry want input from parishioners on what attributes and skills we should be seeking in a new rector and what we want prospective rectors to understand about who we are. If you are unable to attend but wish to share your thoughts, please feel free to email Senior Warden Meredith Johnson.


August 29, 2019
Dear Saint Paul’s Parish Family,

We are sorry to share so early in our journey with Father Marcus that he has submitted his resignation and will be leaving us October 6, 2019. He has accepted a position at the Diocese of Connecticut. In his new position, he will be the Dean of Formation and will also be working as a Missional Priest-in-Charge of a faith community. This is a wonderful opportunity for him allowing him to continue to strengthen his gifts. The Diocese of Connecticut will benefit as we have from Father Marcus’s passion. Although it is hard to see him go, we have learned and done wonderful things as a parish with his leadership and guidance over the past 2-1/2 years. It will be exciting to watch his continued growth from afar knowing we were blessed to have been part of his early career. Father Marcus’s letter to the parish is included in this email.

So now we begin to look forward. Beth and I will be in contact with ECMN and Bishop Prior to plan for an interim priest and to look at putting together a search committee. We will gather together and consider what we have learned about ourselves during our time with Father Marcus. This is a chance for us to evaluate where we are and to make plans for moving forward: what we want to be sure to carry forward, what things we might want back that have changed, and yes, what might not have been tackled yet that we want to explore? We ask that each of you give prayerful consideration to these questions. They will be foundational to our Rector search.

We know the amazing strength of this parish and are confident we will become even stronger from the challenge that has been put in front of us. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Blessings,
Meredith Johnson, Senior Warden (meredithvj@gmail.com) Beth Carlson, Junior Warden (pbcarlson@comcast.net)


Dear Saint Paul’s,

It is with a mix of sadness and joy that I inform you that I offered my resignation to the Vestry on Monday, August 19. My last day as your priest will be Sunday, October 6, 2019. I have accepted a call to serve as the Dean of Formation for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, a position that will also include serving as a Missional Priest-in- Charge of a faith community there.

Throughout my time as your Rector, I’ve tried to preach, teach, and exemplify a consistent message: each of us is called to grow in Christian maturity to meet the challenges and opportunities of being the Church in this new missional age. Our patron, Saint Paul the Apostle, calls this the “full stature of Christ” (Eph. 4:13). This means taking seriously our individual and collective calls to be leaders, not only within the walls of our parish but also in the wider community. Leading, especially in times of great change, means taking risks, being open to failure that leads to learning, collaborating with others, and standing firmly in our identity and purpose.

People across Saint Paul’s Church have heard this message, stepped up, and stepped forward. Together, we have faced down a major challenge head-on –tackling our budget deficit– and as a result are experiencing a renewal of energy and spirit. We have new ministries popping up all around, a greater capacity for innovation, and deeper commitment to Christ and the mission of God he invites us into. There are others who are still afraid to step forward or unsure where they fit, and that’s okay. Saint Paul’s moves forward together.

My new role will give me the opportunity to help form other ordained leaders in what we’ve done together: translating an age-old faith to a contemporary context. I am excited and honored to be asked by Bishop Ian Douglas to serve the Church in this role.

None of this takes away the anxiety, sadness, or grief that many will feel at this time. Transitions are always hard, especially when it comes when things are going well. I have not served as your Rector for long, but we’ve done a lot together. I will pray for you as you discern what leadership model God might be inviting you to try and who might best step into that role to walk alongside you as you continue engaging God’s mission. Your wardens are two of the most capable people I’ve ever met and together with your vestry and the entire community, as it has for the last 139 years, your journey continues.

There will be time to say goodbye, and I will continue to serve faithfully until my final day. In the meantime, the mission of God calls us onward. There are individuals and communities in need of the Gospel – and it is our job as followers of Jesus Christ to proclaim it, in word and example.

Faithfully, Marcus+

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