This Sunday at Saint Paul's

Your Weekly E-pistle for Sunday 30 December 2018

The Office of Morning Prayer is said each Sunday from 8:00-8:30am in the Chapel. All are welcome.

Happy Christmas! Join us for a service of lessons and carols this Sunday at 10:00am. Thank you to The Reverend Anna Ostenso Moore for presiding over our liturgy while Father Marcus is out of town.

Thank you to the Worship Committee for hosting Coffee Hour on Sunday; next week, the Altar Guild.

Hands to Service

Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations. December’s theme is SOUP (cans, cartons, mixes, etc); they also have ongoing need of personal care products. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in baskets in the Narthex. We are also in need of volunteers to deliver donations each month; details and the 2019 sign-up can be found on the bulletin board by the Nursery.

Saint Paul’s Vestry is searching for candidates to serve two-year terms as Vestry members. The Vestry –the lay governing board of the church– works in tandem with the Rector to set the agenda for the church’s mission and ministry. We meet monthly, and each member also serves as liaison to a commission. If you a baptized member of Saint Paul’s Church, you are eligible and welcome to serve. You may speak to either Warden (Jacob McCray-Reeves or Meredith Johnson), Jill Westendorp, or Jim Huismann.

Upcoming Events and General Announcements

5 JANUARY: Save the date! Saint Paul’s Twelfth Night celebration begins at 6:00pm with wassail, entertainment, and appetizers, followed by dinner at 7:00. Tickets will be $9, and reservations required. Childcare provided. Watch this space for more information…

15 JANUARY: Join us for Growing in Prayer, our next Tuesday Night Theology Class at 6:30pm. Classes will include information and prayer practice. If you want to learn more about prayer and/or discover practices to strengthen your prayer life, this class is for you. You can register by contacting our Rector. There is no fee for this class.

27 JANUARY: The Annual Meeting of Saint Paul’s Church is scheduled in the Community Room (Undercroft) after the liturgy. Commission reports, budget, and other summaries of our parish life in 2018 will be shared. Please plan on attending – you ARE the church!

Father Marcus is taking vacation and will be back in the office on 6 January. During this period, please email pastoral needs that may arise to care@stpaulsmpls.org.

Our Stewardship Campaign is coming to a close. We are currently at over $157,000 in pledges for 2019 with a few (8) follow ups yet to be made. Every pledge is important and helps us to partner with God’s mission in our culture and context. If you have not renewed your pledge for 2019, please do so by filling out a pledge form or contacting our Finance Secretary, Brad Lien.

The Year in Pictures won’t be complete without your help! Do you have photos of yourself and other Saint Paulites participating in activities at church, or out having fellowship in our community? Email them to Angie to be included in our photo archive and possibly our 2018 memory video, which will debut at the Annual Meeting on 27 January (see announcement above).

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.

Food Shelves

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.

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 in Japan.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the foundations that minister to children with special needs, especially for the work of the Sheltering Arms Foundation, and for all who work in child protection agencies throughout the state of Minnesota. We also pray for the parishes of Saint John the Evangelist (Aitkin, Eveleth, Hallock, Mankato, Onigum, Red Lake, Saint Cloud, Saint Paul, White Bear Lake).

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

GLORIOUS MUSIC AS USUAL…

 

Serving This Sunday

Brandon & Jacob
McCray-Reeves
greeters

Paul Carlson
Curt Kullberg
ushers

Pat Trumbull
crucifer

The Reverend
Anna Ostenso Moore
presider

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia
deacon

Angie Paulson
Steve Schafer
lectors

Gary & Marcy Wegner
eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier
choirmaster-organist

Kathy Kullberg
master of ceremony

Team IV
altar guild

Shea Halstead
Meredith Johnson
vestry tellers

Worship Committee
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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