Thank you to the Parish Choir for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Parish Life Commission and PIE SUNDAY.
Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations. November’s theme is grab-and-go snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks, nuts, etc.); they also have need of personal care products. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in the baskets in the Narthex.
Upcoming Events and General Announcements
The fall Altar Guild training day will be this Saturday, 10 November from 9:30-11:30am. This will be a great chance to refresh our procedures before the busyness of the holiday season! Contact Kathy Kullberg if you will be able to attend.
Commission Saturday! Mark your calendars for 17 November at 8:30 am and register now for our November Commission Saturday Ministry Gathering. You can register by using our online link or by submitting a paper form from the Parish House.
Painting has begun in all areas of the church proper. Volunteers will find their names posted beside their adopted wall panel/s; instructions have been emailed, and are also posted in the Chapel. The goal for completion is 21 November. Enjoy the transformation!
Stewardship Follow-Up: If you haven’t completed a pledge card and would like to offer your generous financial support for Saint Paul’s Church this year, please contact any member of our staff to receive a 2019 Stewardship Packet.
The Story of Jesus According to Luke: Join us for the final class of our Fall Tuesday Night Theology series, beginning on Tuesday, 27 November at 6:30 pm. Register by using our online link or by submitting a paper form found in the Parish House.
The residents of Southside Care Center will once again receive Saint Paul’s gift donations from our Advent Giving Tree. Watch for the tag-covered tree with gift ideas for residents (and gift cards for staff) in December!
Saint Paul’s Vestry is searching for a few good folks willing to serve a two-year term as Vestry member. The Vestry, the lay governing board of Saint Paul’s Church, works in tandem with the Rector to set the agenda for the church’s mission and ministry. We meet monthly and each member serves as liaison to a commission. If you a baptized member of Saint Paul’s Church, you are welcome to serve. You may speak to either Warden (Jacob McCray-Reeves or Meredith Johnson), Jill Westendorp, or Jim Huismann.
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 6:00 pm.
Father Marcus’s office hours at Saint Paul’s are on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-5pm. To make an appointment, please call or e-mail him, or use his calendly link; evening or Tuesday/Thursday appointments may be made at his discretion.
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.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba.
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 parishes of Saint Martin (Fairmont, Minnetonka Beach).
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 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 11 November
Serving This Week
Nancy & Pringle Rodman
Paul Hanson & Steve Riendl
Marcus G. Halley
Barbara del Caro Scaia
Julie L’Enfant & Norm Mitchell
master of ceremony
coffee hour hosts
From the Pulpit
Catch up on our most recent sermons
3 Lent, Year C - Sunday, 15 March 2020 From the Gospel of John, chapter 4: “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water?” From the Gospel of John, chapter 4: “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you...
Sermon: 1 March 2020 Let us pray: By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered,and confidently waiting come what may,we know that God is with us night and morning and never fails to greet us each new day. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) Sermon Text: Gospel of Matthew 4:...
Sermon: 16 February 2020 Let me ask you a question: What is your favorite commandment? Out of all the commandments in the Bible, all the instructions of Jesus, which one is your favorite?Let me ask you a question: What is your favorite commandment? Out of all...
Jesus said to her,
"I am the resurrection and the life."