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 Outreach Commission for hosting Coffee Hour; next week, the Worship Committee.
Upcoming Events and General Announcements
You can still register for August’s Commission Saturday (THIS Saturday)! Join us 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.
Our annual School Supply Drive for Jefferson Community School continues this week. 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 two 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.
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).
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of South India (United).
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 Bartholomew (Bemidji).
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
Jennica Date Pat Trumbull ushers
Jacob McCray-Reeves crucifer
The Rev. Marcus G. Halley presider
The Rev. Barbara del Caro Scaia deacon
Bryan Jones John McDaris lectors
Jennica Date intercessor
Pat Champ Ellen Dresselhuis eucharistic ministers
Jacob Manier organist-choirmaster
Steve Clarke master of ceremony
Team III altar guild
Jennica Date Jacob McCray-Reeves vestry tellers
coffee hour hosts
From the Pulpit
Catch up on our most recent sermons
This is one of those weeks that upon first reading, the Gospel can scare us away…not a very inviting image of being Jesus’ follower. I would hate to be a 1st time listener and try to make sense of this today. It really doesn’t give us a good feeling of hope does it?...read more
[The following sermon was given on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Saint Paul's Church - Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can listen to the audio of this sermon by checking out this Episode of the Word Made FRESH Podcast]. The Bible is complicated. It just is. It has stories...read more
[Sermon preached by the Rev. Marcus Halley at Saint Paul's Church - Minneapolis, MN on Sunday, September 9, 2018. You may listen to the audio of this sermon by checking out the latest episode of the Word Made FRESH Podcast.] In her recently published book entitled...read more