This Pie Sunday at Saint Paul's
Your Weekly E-pistle for Sunday 18 November 2018
Join us for our second annual Pie Sunday at Coffee Hour and experience all things PIE: auction, pie-walk, tastings, etc. Bring a pie (or two!) for the auction, or buy a pie to share with loved ones on Thanksgiving. Proceeds will benefit Saint Paul’s General Fund.
Thank you to the Parish Life Commission for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Men’s Group.
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
November’s Commission Saturday Ministry Gathering is THIS SATURDAY. You can register by using our online link or by submitting a paper form from the Parish House.
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.
Birch the Church 2018: Our Advent forest goes up and greens are hung at 10am on Saturday, 1 December. Dusters, sweepers, garland fluffers, branch trimmers, and tree-and-rock haulers are all needed; with lots of help we should be finished by noon, when pizza will be served. Please e-mail or call Jacob Manier at 612.296.5195 to pitch in.
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) to appear on Advent I!
A Festival of Lessons and Carols will be offered to the community on Friday, 7 December at 7:00pm. Absorb the details of this treasured holiday occurrence here.
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!
The Heart’s Joy: Songs for Voice and Guitar will be presented on Sunday, 9 December at 2:30pm featuring soprano Kim Sueoka and guitarist Milena Petkovic. Tickets are $10 ($8 student/senior, children 12 and under are free). Kim and Milena will offer concert selections as Voluntaries at our 10am liturgy that morning.
Christmas flowers and trees may be given with thanksgiving or in memory of a loved one. In order to be included in the Christmastide bulletins, you must sign up on the sheet in the Narthex by 19 December in order to meet our printing deadline. Please print your thanksgiving or memorial designation on the memo line of your check.
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.
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.
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.
Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations.
October’s theme is commonly used baking ingredients and spices; they also have need of personal care products. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in the baskets found in the Narthex.
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.
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In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the church in Bermuda.
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 parish of Saint Clement (Saint Paul).
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@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 18 November
Voluntary: Prelude in G minor, BWV 558 (J.S. Bach)
Canticle: The Song of Hannah (Edward John Hopkins)
Anthem: For the Beauty of the Earth (John Rutter)
Voluntary: Fugue in G minor, BWV 558 (J.S. Bach)
Serving Pie This Week
Brandon & Jacob
Marcus G. Halley
Barbara del Caro Scaia
master of ceremony
Parish Life Commission
coffee hour hosts
From the Pulpit
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