This Sunday at Saint Paul's
Your Weekly E-pistle for Sunday 21 October 2018
This week begins the “Generous Grace” sermon series and our annual Stewardship Drive. You are invited to worship each week in October to learn and experience how God’s generosity towards us invites us to do the same for others. We are also collecting names to be included in our All Saints prayers; they may be added to the list near the Baptismal Font.
Thank you to the Altar Guild for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Vestry.
Upcoming Events and General Announcements
We did it! Our goal for painting the chancel, chapel, and nave has been reached, and painting work has begun. If you signed up to help, you will soon be contacted regarding available projects.
Fall Clean-Up Day is scheduled for next Saturday, 27 Octoberbeginning at 9:00am. Partake in all your favorite fall activities: raking, trimming, cleaning, etc (indoor tasks will be available for those who prefer). Saint Paul’s has a limited number of yard tools for use, but feel free to bring your own. Please sign up ahead of time so we know how many lunches to prepare. If the weather foils our plans, look for a reschedule on 3 November.
Grow your faith: Sign-up sheets for Faith Formation classes can be found at any information center around the church (underneath the announcement monitors).
Please join us for Commitment Sunday on 28 October where we will celebrate the generosity of our community with board games, crafts, fellowship, and food.
Bigger Hearts Philanthropy Party: Come to a community celebration of mission on Sunday, 4 November at 4:00pm. Clickhere to read all the details.
Fall Clean-Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, 27 Octoberbeginning at 9:00am. Partake in all your favorite fall activities: raking, trimming, cleaning, etc (indoor tasks will be available for those who prefer). Saint Paul’s has a limited number of yard tools for use, but feel free to bring your own. Please sign up ahead of time so we know how many lunches to prepare. If the weather foils our plans, look for a reschedule on 3 November.
The fall Altar Guild training day will be Saturday, 10 November from 9:30-11:30am. This will be a great chance to refresh our procedures before the holiday season! Please inform Kathy Kullberg if you will be able to attend.
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.
Father Halley’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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Saint Lydia’s Circle
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of the Province of West Africa.
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Communion throughout the world and for the Most Reverend and Right Honorable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; for The Episcopal Church USA, and the Most Reverend Michael Curry, our Presiding Bishop. We also pray for the parish of Gethsemane (Minneapolis).
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 21 October
Voluntary: Cantilena (Everette Titcomb)
Psalm: Psalm 104 (William Crotch)
Anthem: Jubilate Deo (Benjamin Britten)
Voluntary: Scherzo (Everette Titcomb)
Serving This Week
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."