This Sunday at Saint Paul's

We welcome the Reverend Curtis A. Farr to the pulpit today. Father Farr serves as the sixteenth rector of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fairfield, CT. 

Join us for a special Coffee Hour as we bid fond farewell to Ellen Dresselhuis, who has decided to move permanently to Arizona. Godspeed, Ellen!

Worship at Saint Pauls

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. Our theme for July will be non-perishable salad toppings. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in baskets in the Narthex

Food Shelf Challenge – bring SEVEN items during the seventh month! Let’s fill the baskets each week!!

Saint Paul’s and The Bridge for Youth are working together this summer to manage a small garden in their backyard. So far, we have done a major clean-up and planted some veggies. We are working with a youth coordinator to plan the summer, including additional plantings and a sculpture contest. If you’d like to join us, please contact Prisca Cushman.

Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) is collecting luggage and backpacks for our summer goods drive campaign. We are seeking donations of luggage, bags, and backpacks through Labor Day. We’ll be collecting new and gently used tote bags, luggage, and backpacks for adults.

Jefferson Community School will once again be the recipient of our donation drive of new backpacks and school supplies for children an

Upcoming Events

14 JULY: Join us for a special Coffee Hour as we bid fond farewell to Ellen Dresselhuis. She has decided to move permanently to Arizona. Godspeed, Ellen, and don’t be a stranger!

21 JULY:We will celebrate the baptism of Zoe Walker, daughter of Lauren and Spencer, and welcome her into the household of faith. Guest preacher for the liturgy will be the Reverend Curtis A . Farr, rector of Saint Paul’s Episcopal in Fairfield, CT.

4 AUG: Saint Paul’s Summer Book Club meets for brunch after the first liturgy of each month to discuss a book selected and read in advance; July’s is The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong by Karen Gonzales. Contact Father Marcus to put your name on the roster, then pick up the book and dive in!

General Announcements

 The chant manuscript hanging just beyond the votive candle stand has been given to Saint Paul’s by Monte Mason in honor of his parents Betty and Monte, and in gratitude for Saint Paul’s music program. Learn more about it here.

 Saint Paul’s Parish Directories have been printed and are now available. Please pick up your labeled copy on the table in the Narthex (this will help us save on postage – thank you in advance)

Have you taken a Faith Formation class at Saint Paul’s? Never taken one, but have ideas or needs? Please take a moment to fill out this anonymous survey and help us create interesting, helpful, and innovative class offerings. Paper copies of the survey can be found in the Parish House.

Consider a donation of flowers to enhance the beauty of the liturgy this summer. You may select a specific date from 16 June through 30 October, and your memorial will be printed in the announcements. Suggested donation for two vases of flowers is $45. Please speak with Kathy Kullberg of your request, then write a check to Saint Paul’s, noting Altar Guild flowers and the date.

Two of our tenants have outgrown their rental spaces in the Beim House, and will be moving elsewhere at the end of June. If you know of any non-profit organizations in need of space, please contact Junior Warden Beth Carlson.

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. If you are new and would like an orientation, feel free to come at 6:00pm.

Prayer Calendar

n the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all ecumenical ministries throughout Minnesota, especially for the Minnesota Council of Churches, and all those who work with social service agencies. We also pray for the parish of Saint Anne (Sunfish Lake).

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

Curt Kullberg
greeters

Steve Clarke
David Neal
ushers

Tom Lockhart
crucifer

The Reverend Curtis A. Farr
guest preacher

Helen & Tom Lockhart
ushers

Jim Smith
crucifer

Marcus G. Halley
presider

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia
deacon

Ruth Mary Gens
John Harrer
lectors

Mary Neal
Marcy Wegner
eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier
choirmasterorganist

Charles Peterson
master of ceremony

Team II
altar guild

Marcy Wegner
Lu Whitney
vestry tellers

Ellen’s Friends
coffee hour hosts

altar guild

John Harrer
Tom Lockhart
vestry tellers

Evangelism Commission
coffee hour hosts

Food Shelves

Have you taken the Saint Paul’s Food Shelf Challenge?
It’s the SEVENTH month of the year, so the challenge is to bring SEVEN items in JULY.
Only seven items spread across the whole month of JULY?? 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

 

Mon 6:30p
Contemplative Prayer

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

The Reverend
Marcus G. Halley

rector

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia

deacon

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

 

SAINT PAUL’S LEADERSHIP

Jacob Reeves
finance

Kelly Belanger
sexton

Meredith Johnson
vestry senior warden

Beth Carlson
vestry junior warden

Coffee Hour Corner

Food Shelf

Upcoming Events

Sun 17

Holy Eucharist

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
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

 Being Right with God

 Being Right with God

  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,...

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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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RSS Father Marcus’ Podcast: Word Made Fresh

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Letter from Your Wardens (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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