This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Your Weekly E-pistle for 12 August 2018
Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations of personal care and non-perishable food. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in the baskets at the Narthex doors. Thank you.

Thank you to the Building & Grounds Commission for hosting Coffee Hour; next week, the Outreach Commission.

Upcoming Events and General Announcements

Flip a burger, get a smile! Temple Israel is hosting a BBQ for homeless youth THIS TUESDAY, and there are several ways we can be involved. Read this announcement from the Outreach Commission, and get your grill on!

Our annual School Supply Drive for Jefferson Community School has begun. Pick up a shopping list in the Narthex, or click here to read the details. Donations will be collected on the large table in the Nathex for the remaining Sundays in August.

Further Painting Project news from your Vestry! Read about our next steps forward here.

Gift Cards for God: Bring your unused gift cards to the church over the next few week and help us listen to our neighbors. The New Vision Committee is ready to send out our community survey to our neighbors, and your gift cards will help entice our neighbors to provide feedback. Any gift card will do, so long as it can be used locally or online.

Registration for August’s Commission Saturday is now open! Join us on 18 August from 8:30am-1pm for commission meetings, crafting our parish mission and vision statements, and articulating our core values.  If you serve on a Commission or not, have ideas about ministry, or want to get more deeply involved with Saint Paul’s, this event is for YOU! Register online or on paper (available in the Beim Neighborhood House).

Meetings of Saint Paul’s Vestry are open to all who wish to attend. The next meeting will be Monday, 20 August at 7:00pm in the Thurston Conference Room. Minutes of past meetings will be on our website soon; until that time, you can find a reference copy of all approved minutes in a box across form the Rector’s office, in the Resources box, or by contacting the Clerk of the Vestry, Jeff Gosnell.

Confirmation Registration: If your child age 12-18 and wishes to deepen their faith and learn more about the Episcopal Church, please contact Father Marcus and let him know. Our next class will be confirmed by Bishop Prior in May 2019.

Community Coffice Hours in July and August will be held at Dunn Brothers Coffee on Wednesdays 10am-3pm. Join Father Marcus for coffee and conversation, on any topic! Drop in or set an appointment (private meetings can be scheduled with the Rector).

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of the Province of South East Asia.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all hospital chaplaincies, counseling chaplaincies, and Spiritual Directors throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota; for our faith community nurses, health ministers, and all those who minister to the sick; and for all farmers and laborers working with the harvest, especially San Jose Obrero Mission in Montgomery. We also pray for the parishes of Saint Mary (Basswood Grove, Ely, Saint Paul).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray for Adeline, Alex, Anna and Steve, Bob, Dianne, Eva, Greg, Harvey, Jennie Beth, Joan, John, Karen, Kate, Katherine, Krista, Laura, Liz, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Norman, Pat and Steve, Philip, Richard, Sue, Susan, and the Coopergard, del Caro Scaia, and Paulson families.

We also pray for the repose of the soul of Christopher James Ross, son of Jim Ross; may he rest in peace and rise in glory.

From the Organ Bench

Beautiful music played by Jacob Manier, choirmaster/organist.

Serving This Sunday

Nancy & Pringle Rodman greeters

Brandon & Jacob McCray-Reeves ushers

Bryon Jones crucifer

The Rev. Marcus G. Halley presider

The Rev. Barbara del Caro Scaia deacon

Jean Brooks Laura Austrian lectors

Simon Struyk intercessor

Julie L’Enfant & Norm Mitchell eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier organist-choirmaster

Charles Peterson master of ceremony

Team II altar guild

Jennica Date Jill Westendorp vestry tellers


Building & Grounds Commission
coffee hour hosts

From the Pulpit

Catch up on our most recent sermons

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost sermon

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost sermon

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We All need a Lazarus Story

We All need a Lazarus Story

  IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT ONE…WHO CREATED THE SUN AND THE MOON AND THE EARTH AND THE STARS…AMEN I firmly believe that this deep story of Lazarus is a gift to us today.  Wouldn’t we all right now want an experience to ‘just take all of this Coronavirus away’?...

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Forward Movement

Forward Movement

  Forward Movement is offering an array of free resources to support individuals, families, and groups as they worship and pray at home.As we face a coronavirus pandemic, some churches are canceling worship services and other gatherings to slow the spread of...

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REOPENING of Saint Paul's Church 27 June at 10:00am - click for details

Dear Saint Paul’s faith community members and friends,

God’s peace be with you! Rejoice! Rejoice! Given the decrease in COVID-19 cases in Minnesota and the increase in the number of people who have been vaccinated, we are excited to announce the re- opening of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church building on Lake of the Isles on Sunday, 27 June at 10:00AM. We will have a beautiful and joyful worship with Eucharist, and coffee hour to follow. For those of you who are unable to come to the church building, a live Zoom stream will be available. Look for the Zoom link in the E-pistle.

Saint Paul’s COVID-19 Response Team Members (Mark Anderson, Steve Riendl, Angie Paulson, Jacob Manier, Rev. Janet MacNally, and Rev. Ramona Scarpace) have put together guidelines for worshiping together in-person. These guidelines are based on information from the Centers for Disease Control, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. The team asks that, in the spirit of loving God and neighbor, everyone follow the guidelines as listed below. If you have any questions or concerns about these guidelines, please contact Junior Warden and COVID Response Team Chair Steve Riendl at sriendl@stpaulsmpls.org.

IN-PERSON WORSHIP GUIDELINES: Attendance

  • No pre-registration for worship is required

Your Health

  • If you aren’t feeling well for any reason, please take care of yourself at home. You may join the service via Zoom.
  • If you have any personal health questions or concerns about attending in-person worship services, please speak with your medical provider.

Creating a Welcoming and Safer Environment

  • Greeters and ushers will be on-hand to assist you with seating, service bulletins, questions
  • The church and restrooms will be cleaned before and after each Sunday worship service
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be available
  • All books will be removed from the pews. Worship bulletins will be available in paper and electronic format.

Masks and Social Distancing

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask or socially distance. You may wear a mask and socially distance for your own comfort level.
  • If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask and socially distance.
  • If someone is wearing a mask, please keep socially distant from them.

Seating

  • Saint Paul’s Church seats approximately 250 people. Given our regular Sunday attendance numbers, there is plenty of room to spread out.
  • We recommend that family groups sit together.
  • Fully vaccinated people may sit with other fully vaccinated people.
  • If someone is wearing a mask, please socially distance from them when selecting a seat

Singing

  • Congregational singing is permitted.

The Peace

  • Please remain in your seats for the Peace. Use a wave, a nod, a smile, etc.

The Eucharist

  • Clergy and those assisting at the altar will sanitize their hands in view of the congregation.
  • Communion will be of bread only. We will use gluten-free wafers for all. Receive the bread in your hands.
  • The common cup of wine will not be used at this time.
  • You may receive at the altar rail kneeling or standing. If you are unable to or do not wish to come up to the altar rail, please notify an usher, and the bread will be brought to you.
  • Note: Rev. Ramona, and Rev. Janet are fully vaccinated.

Coffee Hour

  • To be held at the back of the church
  • Coffee and lemonade only, served in disposable cups
  • A limited number of people will set up refreshments and pour
  • No foods at this time

Nursery

  • The nursery will be available and staffed.
  • The nursery will be cleaned before and after each Sunday.
  • Parents must give contact information (name and phone number)

COVID-19 Tracing

  • If Saint Paul’s becomes aware of a situation where someone who attended the service receives information that they have contacted COVID, Saint Paul’s will notify people of the occurrence via the E-pistle.

We give thanks for the gift of coming together in-person to worship God, the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of life. We give thanks for all who worked so diligently to create and distribute vaccines. We give thanks for those who put themselves at risk to keep others safe. We remember those who have died and hold their families in our prayers.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, 27 June!

Blessings,
Mark Anderson, Senior Warden
Steve Riendl, Junior Warden
Rev. Ramona Scarpace, Priest-in-Charge

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