This Sunday at Saint Paul's

A COLLECT FOR MOTHER’S DAY

All-nurturing God, from the womb of your love came forth all creation. You sustain us with your loving care always. Incarnate in Jesus, you lived as a human child under the nurturing guidance of Mary your Mother. Pour out the abundance of your grace upon all our mothers: those among us today, those who have passed away, those whose children live, and those who have lost children. Bless also, we pray, those who hope to be mothers someday, and those whose hopes for children have been frustrated. We thank you for all men and women who have mothered others in any way: substitutes, foster mothers, sage women, and caregivers. Finally, we pray for the wholeness and wellness of the Earth that bore us all and provides sustenance from you.
We ask this in your tender mercy’s sake. Amen.
 

adapted from prayers of Fr. Bryan Owen and Sherry McCameron Peyton

The Office of Morning Prayer is said each Sunday from 8:00-8:30am in the Chapel. All are welcome.

Thank you to the Building & Grounds Commission for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Finance Commission. Parish Directory entries can be updated and photos taken this week.

WONDER Eucharist will be offered the 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

Desperately Seeking Driver: A weekly driver for our food shelf donations is needed for the month of May; the sign-up sheet and directions are posted near the nursery. Contact Laurie Larsen (612-849-1348) with questions.

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.

The Bridge for Youth is seeking a partnering organization –which could be Sant Paul’s– to assist with gardening projects this summer. Want to use your green thumb to guide young people? Read more details here.

Upcoming Events and General Announcements

13 MAY: The second of four Eco-Spirituality classesled by Deacon Babs will be held from 6:30-8:00pm; the next two Tuesdays in May complete the series. For more information, refer to your Spring Messenger; contact Barbara del Caro Scaia with questions.

15 MAY: Submissions for the summer (yes, you read that correctly) issue of The Messenger are due by midnight THIS WEDNESDAY. Send all materials to our online publication crafter, Susan

16 MAY: The Hidden One, Norm Mitchell’s first installment of his trilogy People of the Blood, is now available in paperback. Norm will be reading from and discussing the book at Subtext Books in St Paul at 7:00pm.

18 MAY: Don’t miss the Bigger Hearts Philanthropy Party: 100% of proceeds from this free community event will benefit Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness, First Nations Kitchen, and the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Click here for details.

18/19 MAY: Flowers and veggies and herbs, oh my... Now that spring is finally here, are thoughts of garden beds filling your dreams? Saint Paul’s can help make your perfect garden a reality, and you in turn can help Saint Paul’s. Check here for updated details of our Spring Plant Fundraiser.

31 MAY: The deadline for inclusion in Saint Paul’s printed parish directory is today. Please contact any member of the Evangelism Commission with questions, or to get your family entered. Don’t be an addendum!

1 JUNE: Save the date: The Building & Grounds Commission has picked the date for the Saint Paul’s Spring Clean-Up Day. Watch this space for developments and specifics…

Arriving for Pentecost: a new printed Parish Directory! The project kicked off on Easter Sunday, and continues through this month. Be sure to check your entry for completeness, provide missing info, and get your family’s picture submitted (or snapped on-site) during coffee hours in May for our own Book of Faces.

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.

Food Shelves

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 MAY.
Only four items spread across the whole month of MAY?? That’s just one each week – you can do it!

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 Sun 3p
WONDER Eucharist
Mon 6:30p
Contemplative Prayer
1st Wed 1-3p
Saint Lydia’s Circle

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Korea.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all academic graduates, educational institutions, and specialized chaplaincies in those institutions, especially ECMN’s School for Formation, Breck School, and Shattuck-Saint Mary’s and their chaplains; University Episcopal Community; and all those who work with campus ministries. We also pray for the parish of the Good Shepherd (Windom).

Our Parish Prayer List in its entirety can be found here.

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

Voluntary: Mater nostra (Henry Lebedinsky)
Psalm: Psalm 23 (Charles Hylton Stewart)
Anthem: The call (A.B. Smith)
Voluntary: Carillon (Herbert Murrill)

Serving This Sunday

Paul Hanson & Steve RiendlNancy & Pringle Rodman
greeters

Paul Carlson
Jim Dow
ushers

Tom Lockhart
crucifer

The Reverend
Marcus G. Halley
celebrant

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia
deacon

Simon Struyk
Angie Paulson
lectors

Gary & Marcy Wegner
eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Steve Clarke
master of ceremony

Team II
altar guild

Beth Carlson
Tom Lockhart
vestry tellers

Building & Grounds Commission
coffee hour hosts

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’SLEADERSHIP

The Reverend
Marcus G. Halley

rector

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia

deacon

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

 

SAINT PAUL’SLEADERSHIP

Brad Lien
finance

Kelly Belanger
sexton

Meredith Johnson
vestry senior warden

Beth Carlson
vestry junior warden

 

Coffee Hour Corner

Food Shelf

Upcoming Events

Sat 21

Fall Commission Saturday

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Sun 22

Holy Eucharist

September 22 @ 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

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Letters from our Wardens and Rector (click to view)

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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