This Sunday at Saint Paul's
The Office of Morning Prayer is said each Sunday from 8:00-8:30am in the Chapel. All are welcome.
Thank you to the Building & Grounds Commission for hosting Coffee Hour this week.
NEW! View The Year in Photos
(thanks to Angie Paulson for compiling and creating the video!)
Hands to Service
Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations. February is Heart Health Month, so our collection theme is HEALTHY FOOD (items with no added sugar, low sodium, etc.) Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in baskets in the Narthex.
The Winter Goods Drive, the first donation campaign for 2019 by Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH), is a collection for warm winter outerwear to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Now through the end of February you can bring new/gently-used winter items such as hats, gloves, scarves, and coats to Saint Paul’s; look for a bin in the narthex/lobby. Thank you so much for your support!
Upcoming Events and General Announcements
23 FEBRUARY: Lay Leadership Day is offered by the School for Formation for all leaders in faith communities in Minnesota. This free, single day event will help you contribute to and build our faith community with resources and connections from across the state. Find out more here.
6 MARCH: The Imposition of Ashes, which marks the beginning of our Lenten observance, will be offered on Ash Wednesday at noon and 7:00pm.
Online Classes at Saint Paul’s: Want to join a Faith Formation class, but can’t come when it meets? Enroll in the online class! You may miss some live content, but you can still participate in online discussions and get the resources. Go to the Google classroom site, select “+” in the top right corner of the screen, then select Join Class. The class code for The Path/Bible Study is jgdxyr0 ; (Re)Discovering the Practice of Prayer is 7x3o6jg .
Saint Paul’s Author Forum: Are you or someone you know a creator of written word? Read here about the formation of an Author Forum.
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 6:00pm.
At this year’s General Convention, the Episcopal Church took steps to bring justice and accountability to the Church at large with regard to how they address charges of clergy misconduct. A letter from the Episcopal Church in Minnesota states, “It is requested that this letter is posted and shared widely within each faith community to ensure that everyone in ECMN knows about this provision and can utilize it in order to see that justice is done.” You may read the email here, and use links within to learn more.
TAKE THE FOOD SHELF CHALLENGE! For the month of January, consider bringing at least one item to place in the food shelf basket in the Narthex; in February, the challenge is two items; March is three items, etc. Hunger never ends for some. Let’s take the challenge together to do our part and keep those food shelves full.
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 Church of the Province of Central Africa.
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray our Province VII of The Episcopal Church, as well as for those who serve on the Council as Mission Area Team members, the Trustees, the Standing Committee, the Commission on Ministry, the Chancellors, and the Treasurer of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota.
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
Voluntary: Aria (Paul Manz)
Psalm: Psalm 37 (John Goss)
Anthem: The eyes of all wait upon thee (Jean Berger)
Voluntary: O Zion, haste (Mark Sedio)
Serving This Sunday
Paul Hanson & Steve Riendl
Marcus G. Halley
Barbara del Caro Scaia
master of ceremony
(to be determined)
Building & Grounds Commission
coffee hour hosts
From the Pulpit
Catch up on our most recent sermons
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