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.
Thank you to the Ministers in Liturgy for hosting this week’s soup and stories social; we will use our Coffee Hour time during Lent to share and listen to one another’s stories through structured activity while enjoying soup, salad, bread, and community immediately after worship in the Kellogg Room. Next week, the Outreach Commission will host Coffee Hour.
WONDER Eucharist will be offered this Sunday (and each first Sunday of the month) at 3:00pm in the Chapel. Bring your littlest worshippers for a brief liturgy of stories, sacrament, and fun!
NEW! View The Year in Photos
(thanks to Angie Paulson for compiling and creating the video!)
Hands to Service
Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations. Let’s flood their shelves this month with April SHOWERS (soap, shampoo, body wash, and especially disposable razors). Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in baskets in the Narthex. Thank you for your continued support of this vital ministry.
DCEH’s spring Household Goods Drive is going on now through May. Donations large and small are welcome. Click here to read details on how you can help someone newly housed make a home.
Upcoming Events and General Announcements
13 APRIL: The first Commission Saturday of 2019 will be held at 9:00 am. Commission Saturdays are opportunities for the entire community of Saint Paul’s Church to gather, learn, share, and do the work of the Church. You can register for the event here.
18 MAY: Flowers and veggies and herbs, oh my! Are thoughts of gardening filling your dreams? Saint Paul’s can help you make your perfect garden a reality, and you in turn can help Saint Paul’s! Check here for the details of our Spring Plant Fundraiser…
HOLY WEEK AT SAINT PAUL’S
14 April 10am – Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist
18 April 7pm – Maundy Thursday Agape dinner and Eucharist
19 April 12n – Good Friday prayers
19 April 7pm – A Scandalous Beauty: music and meditation
20 April 8pm – Great Vigil of Easter
21 April 10am – Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist, Egg Hunt, and Blessing Bags
Online Classes at Saint Paul’s: Want to join a Faith Formation class, but can’t come when it meets? Enroll in the online class! You may miss some live content, but you can still participate in online discussions and get the resources. Go to the Google classroom site, select “+” in the top right corner of the screen, then select Join Class. The class code for The Path (Bible Study) is jgdxyr0 .
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. Whether you are looking for a way to revitalize your prayer life or just searching for space and quiet, pray-ers of all abilities are welcome. If you are new and would like an orientation, feel free to come at 6:00pm.
Have you taken the Saint Paul’s Food Shelf Challenge?
It’s the fourth month of the year, so the challenge is to bring four items in April.
Only four items spread across the whole month of April?? That’s just one each week – you can do it!
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.
1st Sun 3p
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Saint Lydia’s Circle
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of Ireland.
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer,we pray for the work of the House of Prayer, and all spiritual directors serving in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the parish of Saint Antipas (Redby).
Our Parish Prayer List in its entirety can be found here.
Pastoral Care at Saint Paul’s: 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 e-mail email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
Make plans to join us on Friday, 19 April 2019 seven o’clock in the evening
a Scandalous Beauty: music and meditations for Good Friday
In Lessons and Carols format, this liturgy challenges us to shed our doctrinal and intellectual armor, to resist the apathy of well-worn narratives, and to risk stepping outside of our comfortable, tastefully domesticated liturgical routines to stand at the foot of the cross – neither rationalizing or recoiling, but looking Christ squarely in the eyes – as we contemplate the paradoxical beauty of his suffering and death.
Writings of B.H. Fairchild, R.S. Thomas,Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Schmidt, and Michael Coffey, with music of Edward Bairstow , Monte Mason, P .I. Tchaikovsky , Larry Fleming, Trond Kverno, and Sergei Rachmaninoff will be offered amidst incense, long shadows, and deep silence. The liturgy will last 75 minutes, and childcare will be available.
Please join us as God draws near to us through the scandalous beauty of theSon’s death.
“There are only two things that pierce the human heart. One is beauty. The other is affliction. ” – Simone Weil
Serving This Sunday
Paul Hanson & Steve Riendl
Marcus G. Halley
Barbara del Caro Scaia
Julie L’Enfant &
master of ceremony
Ministers in Liturgy
coffee hour hosts
From the Pulpit
Catch up on our most recent sermons
Sermon: 27 October 2019 Luke 18:9-14 Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee,...
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...