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

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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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