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.

Come dressed in red and be red-y to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost at the 10:00am liturgy! We will be baptizing Sara-Katherine Koening (daughter of Errik and Whitney-Lehr), and commemorating the confirmations of Joe Austrian, Max Diaz, Audie Munn, and John and Simon Struyk.

Thank you to the Faith Formation Commission for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Men’s Group.

June worship schedule:

16 – The Rev. Gretchen Roeck, guest
preacher and presider

23 – Deacon Barbara leads 10:00am Morning
Prayer

30 – The Rev. Susan Daughtry, guest
preacher; Father Marcus, presider

Thank you Veterans

View Saint Paul’s in Photos!

(thanks to Angie Paulson for compiling and creating the video from our 2018 collection of photos!)

Hands to Service

Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations. Our theme for June will be BBQ/picnic accompaniments (chips, baked beans, brownie mix, etc). Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in baskets in the Narthex.

Food Shelf Challenge – bring SIX items during the sixth month!

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.

Upcoming Events and General Announcements

23 JUNE: March in the 2019 PRIDE Parade with the ECMN contingent! A bus will leave Saint Mark’s parking lot at 9:30am lo to take marchers to the lineup (reservation required). More information and ride reservations can be found on Saint Mark’s website.

7 JULY: Saint Paul’s Summer Book Club meets for brunch after the liturgy to discuss their first selection of the season: Inspired, by Rachel Held Evans. Want to join in? Contact Father Marcus to put your name on the roster, then pick up the book and dive in!

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 – remember loved ones, a special occasion, or offer a special prayer request. You may select a specific date from 16 June through 30 October, and your memorial will be printed in the weekly digital E-pistle and Sunday bulletin announcements. Suggested donation for two vases of flowers is $45. Please talk to Kathy Kullberg of your request, then remit payment with a check made out 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. 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 SIXTH month of the year, so the challenge is to bring SIX items in JUNE.
Only six items spread across the whole month of JUNE?? 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

 

Mon 6:30p
Contemplative Prayer

1st Wed 1-3p
Saint Lydia’s Circle

3rd Mon 7-9pm
Vestry meeting

 

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Episcopal Creative Arts Daycamp, Episcopal Kids Camp, Episcopal Youth Quest Camp, Episcopal Youth Music Camp, Summer in the City, Episcopal Family Camp, and all who are engaged in camping programs and embarking on mission projects during the summer in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the parish of the Trinity and Holy Trinity (Anoka, Elk River, Excelsior, Hermantown, International Falls, Litchfield, Minneapolis, Saint Paul).

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

TBA

Serving This Sunday

Nancy & Pringle Rodman
greeters

Curt Kullberg
Barb Smith
ushers

Jim Smith
crucifer

The Reverend
Gretchen Roeck
guest preacher, celebrant

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia
deacon

Craig Carnahan
Deb Jones
lectors

Pat Champ
Pat Trumbull
eucharistic ministers

David Mertesdorf
guest organist

Steve Clarke
master of ceremony

Team III
altar guild

Meredith Johnson
Lu Whitney
vestry tellers

Men’s Group
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

Jacob Reeves
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

Catch up on our most recent sermons

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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Ashes and Oil

Ashes and Oil

Ash Wednesday holds two truths: Our sin and God's grace. Listen to Father Marcus' sermon from March 6, 2019.

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RSS Father Marcus’ Podcast: Word Made Fresh

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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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