This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Your Weekly E-pistle for Sunday 2 September 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 Evangelism Commission for hosting Coffee Hour; next week, the Parish Life Commission will host for Homecoming Sunday.

Upcoming Events and General Announcements

Our next volunteer opportunity at Open Arms is 15 September at 10:00 am. Join the Outreach Commission and help cook and package food for people living with chronic illness. It’s a lot of fun, and no experience is necessary! Please sign-up on the bulletin board outside the Rector’s office.

All newcomers are invited to attend our Fall Newcomer Social on Thursday, 27 September at 6:00pm. You can find more information by visiting any of our Information Centers (underneath the announcement monitors at church) or by contacting our Rector

Painting Project Progress: Thank you for your generosity thus far! Our goal is to finish fundraising by 16 September. You can mail or drop off your contribution to Saint Paul’s, with “Painting Project” in the memo. If you have any questions, please see Jennica Date or Jacob Manier. Thanks again!

 

 

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.

Grow your faith and sign up for The Path, Youth Confirmation, The Apostle Paul Class, and more! Sign-up sheets for Faith Formation classes can be found at any information center around the church (underneath the announcement monitors).

Meetings of Saint Paul’s Vestry are open to all who wish to attend. The next meeting will be Monday, 17 September 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 or by contacting the Clerk of the Vestry, Jeff Gosnell.

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 at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. 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. More details and directions are here.

Community Coffice™ Hours in September will be held at Common Roots Cafe on Lyndale Avenue every Wednesday from 10am-3pm. Feel free to drop in or make an appointment.

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of South America.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Episcopal Homes of Minnesota, Episcopal Group Homes, Guardian Angels, all other institutions that do ministry for and with the elderly, as well as local senior residential facilities and care centers. We pray for the 161st Convention of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota to be held September 14-15 in Mankato. We also pray for the parish of Grace (Wabasha).

On our Parish Prayer List, we pray especially for Adeline, Anna and Steve, Bob, Dianne, Eva, Greg, Harvey, Jennie Beth, Joan, John, Karen, Kate, Katherine, Kathy, Krista, Laura, Liz, Mary, Nancy, Natalia, Norman, Pat and Steve, Philip, Richard, Sue, Susan, and the Coopergard and Paulson families.

From the Organ Bench

Beautiful music played by Jacob Manier, choirmaster/organist.

Serving This Sunday

Beth & Paul Carlson greeters

Curt Kullberg usher

Pat Trumbull crucifer

The Rev. Marcus G. Halley presider

The Rev. Barbara del Caro Scaia deacon

Jennica Date & John Harrer lectors

Craig Carnahan intercessor

Gary & Marcy Wegner eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier organist-choirmaster

Kathy Kullberg master of ceremony

Team I altar guild

Meredith Johnson & Jill Westendorp vestry tellers


Evangelism Commission
coffee hour hosts

From the Pulpit

Catch up on our most recent sermons

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Senior Warden Message – COVID-19 Update

“Church is not cancelled; it has changed.” This was the message shared in the bulletin and in the opening message of our first online Eucharist. In these challenging times of COVID-19 we need to find new ways to connect, new ways to gather, and new ways to replenish our spirit.

Last Sunday’s online liturgy and a new Wednesday night online Compline, which will start next week, are just two ways we have started to adjust to what will be our new temporary normal. Besides our services going online, we are also sending notes, making calls, and having time together on various social media platforms. Keeping connected is so important to our Saint Paul’s community. We are all in this together supporting each other. God is making his presence known in all these wonderful interactions.

Two weeks ago, when we suspended our in-church services and closed the doors of the church, we hoped to reopen our doors April 1. Unfortunately, with the Stay-at-Home orders from Governor Walz and recommendations from Bishop Prior, we continue to be closed to holding any kind of in-person or public gatherings. The current recommendation from the Bishop is through mid-May. Although disappointing, this is necessary to keep all of us and our neighbors healthy. Please understand that the church will be locked and closed to all church-related activities.

Governor Walz and recommendations from Bishop Prior, we continue to be closed to holding any kind of in-person or public gatherings. The current recommendation from the Bishop is through mid-May. Although disappointing, this is necessary to keep all of us and our neighbors healthy. Please understand that the church will be locked and closed to all church-related activities.

Earlier this month we formed a COVID-19 response team. This team, made up of staff and Vestry members, is supporting and helping us live into this new temporary normal. This group will continue to watch for new ways for us to keep connected. They will watch for guidance from Episcopal Church of Minnesota (ECMN), the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). I am so proud of the work they are doing and the amazing amount of love and care they have for our members.

Continue to watch for updates in your email, on Saint Paul’s Facebook page, or on our website. And don’t forget you too can help us keep connected – use our Realm online directory to reach out to your church family.

Stay healthy and know that God is with us, Beth

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