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 Vestry for hosting Coffee Hour on Sunday; next week, the Choir.

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!

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. According to news outlets, furloughed federal workers are now utilizing these resources as well. January’s theme is PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS (razors, baby shampoo, soap, deodorant, 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

3 FEBRUARY: The women of Saint Paul’s Choir, Saint Christopher’s Choir (Roseville), and Merliee Klemp (oboe) will offer a festive Choral Evensong at 5:00pm, featuring the music of Gerald Near, Larry King, Geoffrey Burgon, and David Evan Thomas.
Please note that this liturgy will be offered at Saint Mark’s Cathedral. Saint Mark’s Cathedral.

6 FEBRUARY: Saint Lydia’s Circle will meet this Wednesday (and all first Wednesdays) at 1:00pm in the Bishop Kellogg Room.

10 FEBRUARY: The Hidden One, the first volume of Norm Mitchell’s new trilogy People of the Blood, is now available as an e-book and paperback. Norm will be holding the second reading from his novel at Common Good Books in Saint Paul at 2:00pm. Seating is limited, so please rsvp directly to Norm.

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.

Food Shelves

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.

Pastoral Care

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.

Recurring Events

1st Sun 3p
WONDER Eucharist
Mon 6:30p
Contemplative Prayer
1st Wed 1-3p
Saint Lydia’s Circle

Prayer Calendar

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Burundi.

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. We also pray for the parish of the Holy Trinity and Saint Anskar (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 care@stpaulsmpls.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: barbara@stpaulsmpls.org. Your request will be shared with our pastoral care team, as well as Saint Paul’s clergy.

From the Organ Bench

10:00AM

Voluntary: Elegy (William Grant Still)
Psalm: Psalm 71 (Edward Bairstow)
Anthem: Tantum ergo (Gabriel Faure)
Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on Old 100th  (Johann Pachelbel)

Choir Diary for 5:00pm Evensong FEB 3RD

Note: offered at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, with the women of Saint Christopher’s choir and Merilee Klemp, oboe.

  • Voluntary: Psalm (David Evan Thomas)
  • Introit: O gracious light (Gerald Near)
  • Suffrages: (Daniel Justin)
  • Psalm: Psalm 84 (Peter Hallock)
  • Magnificat: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord (Larry King)
  • Nunc dimittis: Lord, now lettest thou thy servant (Geoffrey Burgon)
  • Anthem: Tantum ergo (Gabriel Faure)
  • Voluntary: Dance (David Evan Thomas)

 

Serving This Sunday

Errik & Whitney-Lehr Koening
greeters

Helen Lockhart
David Neal
ushers

Tom Lockhart
crucifer

The Reverend
Marcus G. Halley
celebrant

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia
deacon

Laura Austrian
Greg Schaffner
lectors

Mary Neal
Pat Trumbull
eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Charles Peterson
master of ceremony

Team I
altar guild

Beth Carlson
Meredith Johnson
vestry tellers

The Vestry
coffee hour hosts

Coffee Hour Corner

Food Shelf

Upcoming Events

Sat 21

Fall Commission Saturday

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Sun 22

Holy Eucharist

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Dec 06

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

From the Pulpit

Catch up on our most recent sermons

The Rev. Susan Daughtry – What is Freedom

The Rev. Susan Daughtry – What is Freedom

From June 30, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis It’s the Sunday before July 4, Independence Day. The reading we had from Paul’s letter to the Galatians is all about freedom. So I think we need to go there. But I have to be honest with...

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Ashes and Oil

Ashes and Oil

Ash Wednesday holds two truths: Our sin and God's grace. Listen to Father Marcus' sermon from March 6, 2019.

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Letters from our Wardens and Rector (click to view)

August 29, 2019
Dear Saint Paul’s Parish Family,

We are sorry to share so early in our journey with Father Marcus that he has submitted his resignation and will be leaving us October 6, 2019. He has accepted a position at the Diocese of Connecticut. In his new position, he will be the Dean of Formation and will also be working as a Missional Priest-in-Charge of a faith community. This is a wonderful opportunity for him allowing him to continue to strengthen his gifts. The Diocese of Connecticut will benefit as we have from Father Marcus’s passion. Although it is hard to see him go, we have learned and done wonderful things as a parish with his leadership and guidance over the past 2-1/2 years. It will be exciting to watch his continued growth from afar knowing we were blessed to have been part of his early career. Father Marcus’s letter to the parish is included in this email.

So now we begin to look forward. Beth and I will be in contact with ECMN and Bishop Prior to plan for an interim priest and to look at putting together a search committee. We will gather together and consider what we have learned about ourselves during our time with Father Marcus. This is a chance for us to evaluate where we are and to make plans for moving forward: what we want to be sure to carry forward, what things we might want back that have changed, and yes, what might not have been tackled yet that we want to explore? We ask that each of you give prayerful consideration to these questions. They will be foundational to our Rector search.

We know the amazing strength of this parish and are confident we will become even stronger from the challenge that has been put in front of us. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Blessings,
Meredith Johnson, Senior Warden (meredithvj@gmail.com) Beth Carlson, Junior Warden (pbcarlson@comcast.net)


Dear Saint Paul’s,

It is with a mix of sadness and joy that I inform you that I offered my resignation to the Vestry on Monday, August 19. My last day as your priest will be Sunday, October 6, 2019. I have accepted a call to serve as the Dean of Formation for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, a position that will also include serving as a Missional Priest-in- Charge of a faith community there.

Throughout my time as your Rector, I’ve tried to preach, teach, and exemplify a consistent message: each of us is called to grow in Christian maturity to meet the challenges and opportunities of being the Church in this new missional age. Our patron, Saint Paul the Apostle, calls this the “full stature of Christ” (Eph. 4:13). This means taking seriously our individual and collective calls to be leaders, not only within the walls of our parish but also in the wider community. Leading, especially in times of great change, means taking risks, being open to failure that leads to learning, collaborating with others, and standing firmly in our identity and purpose.

People across Saint Paul’s Church have heard this message, stepped up, and stepped forward. Together, we have faced down a major challenge head-on –tackling our budget deficit– and as a result are experiencing a renewal of energy and spirit. We have new ministries popping up all around, a greater capacity for innovation, and deeper commitment to Christ and the mission of God he invites us into. There are others who are still afraid to step forward or unsure where they fit, and that’s okay. Saint Paul’s moves forward together.

My new role will give me the opportunity to help form other ordained leaders in what we’ve done together: translating an age-old faith to a contemporary context. I am excited and honored to be asked by Bishop Ian Douglas to serve the Church in this role.

None of this takes away the anxiety, sadness, or grief that many will feel at this time. Transitions are always hard, especially when it comes when things are going well. I have not served as your Rector for long, but we’ve done a lot together. I will pray for you as you discern what leadership model God might be inviting you to try and who might best step into that role to walk alongside you as you continue engaging God’s mission. Your wardens are two of the most capable people I’ve ever met and together with your vestry and the entire community, as it has for the last 139 years, your journey continues.

There will be time to say goodbye, and I will continue to serve faithfully until my final day. In the meantime, the mission of God calls us onward. There are individuals and communities in need of the Gospel – and it is our job as followers of Jesus Christ to proclaim it, in word and example.

Faithfully, Marcus+

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