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.
The Deforestation of the Nave will take place after the Eucharist this morning. Please stay to lend a hand in removing the birches and marble gravel, or sweeping and dusting to ready our worship space for the beginning of Lent.
Thank you to the Evangelism Commissionfor hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Faith Formation Commission.
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. March’s theme is MEATLESS MEALS (for Lenten observance). 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
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.
Saint Lydia’s Circle will meet this Wednesday (and all first Wednesdays) at 1:00pm in the Bishop Kellogg Room. The Saint Lydia’s Circle is a ministry of the older, wiser women of our parish who, like the group’s namesake, feel a call to the vocation of prayer. You are invited to bring a bag lunch and join us.
10 MARCH: Don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD next week for the start of Daylight Saving Time. As much as we like to see you at Coffee Hour, we love to see you around the Table!
15 MARCH: Our next issue of The Messenger will be published on 1 April. If you have any articles or contributions to make, please submit them to Susan Barksdale by 15 March. If you are interested in writing on an ongoing basis, please contact Father Marcus directly.
1 APRIL: Eucharistic Visitor Training: Are you interested in bringing the Sacrament to members of our community who can’t attend worship? Join us at 6:30pm in the Bishop Thurston Room to learn more about this ministry. Please register here.
13 APRIL: The first Commission Saturday of 2019 will be held at 9:00 am. Commission Saturdays are opportunities for the entire community of Saint Paul’s Church to gather, learn, share, and do the work of the Church. You can register for the event here.
It’s a girl!! We celebrate the arrival of the freshest Saint Paulite, Sara-Katherine Eleonora, to happy parents Whitney-Lehr and Errik; all are doing well. Cards can be sent to the family at home.
Beginning next week, we will use our Coffee Hour time to share and listen to one another’s stories through structured activity. You are invited to join us for soup, salad, bread, and community immediately after worship for the Sundays of Lent.
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 .
In lieu of a Tuesday Night Theology Class, you can try your hand at playing Stump the Rector! Join him on any Tuesday night in March at Common Roots Cafe (2558 Lyndale Ave S) from 6:30-8:00pm. If you have questions about spirituality, theology, or cold brew coffee, share a table with Father Marcus.
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.
Have you taken the Saint Paul’s Food Shelf Challenge?
It’s the third month, so the challenge is to bring three items to place in the baskets in the Narthex. Only three items spread across the whole month of March – you can do it!
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 La Iglesia Anglicana de Chile.
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for those involved in specialized licensed ministries throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota including lay preachers, Eucharistic ministers and visitors, and lay readers; and for our musicians and worship committees.
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 10:00am Eucharist
Voluntary: Choral-Prelude (Théodore Dubois)
Psalm: Psalm 99 (William Crotch)
Anthem: Beautiful Savior (F. Melius Christiansen)
Serving This Sunday
Paul Hanson & Steve Riendl
Marcus G. Halley
Barbara del Caro Scaia
master of ceremony
coffee hour hosts
From the Pulpit
Catch up on our most recent sermons
Ash Wednesday holds two truths: Our sin and God's grace. Listen to Father Marcus' sermon from March 6, 2019.read more
Jesus was a teacher and so much more. He is the Son of God and that matters. Listen to Father Marcus' sermon from March 3, 2019.read more