This Sunday at Saint Paul's
Your Weekly E-pistle for Sunday 2 December 2018
The Office of Morning Prayer is said each Sunday from 8:00-8:30am in the Chapel. All are welcome.
This week we begin our Advent journeythrough The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life. Our theme for Advent 1 is Attentiveness and Mindfulness. Find this week’s at-home practices here.
Thank you to the Evangelism Commission for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Faith Formation Commission.
The residents of Southside Care Center will again receive Saint Paul’s gift donations from our Advent Giving Tree. Tags with gift ideas for residents (and donations for staff gift cards) will appear on the Giving Tree in the Kellogg Room’s bay window on Advent 1!
WONDER Eucharist will be offered this Sunday (and each first Sunday of the month) at 3:00pm in the Chapel . Bring your littlest worshippers for a brief liturgy of stories, sacrament, and fun!
Hands to Service
Birch the Church 2018: Our Advent forest and greens go up at 10am. Twenty dusters, sweepers, fluffers, trimmers, and haulers would help us be finished by noon, when pizza will be served. Please e-mail or call Jacob Manier to lend a helping hand.
Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations. December’s theme is SOUP (cans, cartons, mixes, etc); they also have ongoing need of personal care products. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in baskets in the Narthex. We are also in need of volunteers to deliver donations each month; details and the 2019 sign-up can be found on the bulletin board by the Nursery.The Worship Committee will meet at 6:30pm November 29th to review this year’s goals, set 2019 goals, reflect on fall liturgies, and anticipate liturgies for the coming winter.
Saint Paul’s Vestry is searching for candidates to serve two-year terms as Vestry members. The Vestry –the lay governing board of the church– works in tandem with the Rector to set the agenda for the church’s mission and ministry. We meet monthly, and each member also serves as liaison to a commission. If you a baptized member of Saint Paul’s Church, you are eligible and welcome to serve. You may speak to either Warden (Jacob McCray-Reeves or Meredith Johnson), Jill Westendorp, or Jim Huismann.
Upcoming Events and General Announcements
I Believe! Stewardship Progress: Thank you to everyone who has submitted a pledge for 2019! As of Monday we have 47 pledge units in for a total of $148,412.56; this includes four new pledging units. We are still waiting for 21 previous pledgers to renew. If you have not done so or have any questions regarding your pledge, please contact our Finance Secretary, Brad Lien. The Vestry needs this information to form the budget for 2019, so the sooner we receive this information, the better.
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.
Saint Lydia’s Circle will meet this Wednesday, 5 December (and all first Wednesdays) at 1:00pm in the Bishop Kellogg Room.
A Festival of Lessons and Carols will be offered to the community at 7:00pm. Please join us for a tranquil evening of music, light, and fellowship; details of this treasured Advent occurrence can be read here.
The Heart’s Joy: Songs for Voice and Guitar will be presented at 2:30pm featuring soprano Kim Sueoka and guitarist Milena Petkovic. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 student/senior, and children 12 and under are admitted for free.
Christmas flowers and trees may be given with thanksgiving or in memory of a loved one. For inclusion in the Christmastide bulletins, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex by 19 December to meet our printing deadline. Please print your thanksgiving or memorial on the memo line of your check.
Save the date! Saint Paul’s Twelfth Night celebration begins at 6:00pm with wassail, entertainment, and appetizers, followed by dinner at 7:00. Tickets will be $9, and reservations required. Childcare provided. Watch this space for more information…
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.
Father Marcus’s office hours at Saint Paul’s are on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-5pm. To make an appointment, please contact him directly.
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Saint Lydia’s Circle
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain.
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 Nicholas (Richfield).
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com. 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 This Week
Nancy & Pringle Rodman
Marcus G. Halley
Barbara del Caro Scaia
Julie L’Enfant & Norm Mitchell
master of ceremony
coffee hour hosts
From the Pulpit
Catch up on our most recent sermons
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Jesus said to her,
"I am the resurrection and the life."