This Sunday at Saint Paul'sYour Weekly E-pistle for Sunday 30 September 2018
Thank you to the Faith Formation Commission for hosting Coffee Hour; next week, the Worship Committee.
Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations of personal care products and non-perishable food. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in the baskets at the Narthex doors.
Upcoming Events and General Announcements
The Gregorian Singers, our ensemble-in-residence, will be offering a concert on Saturday, 29 September at the Basilica of Saint Mary, with a newly completed composition by Monte Mason. Find the details here.
Father Halley will be present at Saint Paul’s for office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00am-5:00pm. To make an appointment during those times, please call or e-mail him directly, or use his calendly link; evening appointments or appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays can be made at his discretion.
The Gregorian Singers, our ensemble-in-residence, will be offering a concert on 29 September at the Basilica of Saint Mary, with a newly completed work by Monte Mason. Read about it here.
Next week begins the “Generous Grace” sermon series and our annual Stewardship Drive. You are invited to worship each week to learn and experience how God’s generosity towards us invites us to do the same for others. Please join us Commitment Sunday (28 October) where we will celebrate the generosity of our community with board games, crafts, fellowship, and food.
Socialize with your pewmates! This year’s Cottage Groups are now forming, and will start meeting in October. Up to eight people will meet at a residence to share a meal and get to know one another better; by the end of the night, the next meeting is scheduled with the goal that everyone will take a turn hosting over the next nine months. Cost is minimal, but the experience is priceless! Sign up during Coffee Hour in the next two weeks, or contact Kathy Kullberg (612-374-4456).
WONDER Eucharist, our monthly liturgy for wiggly young worshipers and their families, begins on 7 October at 3:00 pm. This service will include stories, opportunities for play, interactive music, and sacrament. Please bring the little ones in your life to this service held on each first Sunday at 3:00 pm.
Grow your faith and sign up for The Path, Youth Confirmation, The Apostle Paul Class, and more! Sign-up sheets for Faith Formation classes can be found at any information center around the church (underneath the announcement monitors).
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.
Change is in the air this fall. Bishop Brian Prior released an announcement Tuesday you can read here.
October hours and location coming soon…
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.
n the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Episcopal Homes of Minnesota, Episcopal Group Homes, Guardian Angels, all other institutions that do ministry for and with the elderly, as well as local senior residential facilities and care centers. We pray for the 161st Convention of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota which was held in Mankato. For the month of October, we pray for the Anglican Communion throughout the world and for the Most Reverend and Right Honorable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; for the Episcopal Church USA, and the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop. We also pray for the parish of Saint Edward (Wayzata).
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 click the button below or e-mail email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be shared with our pastoral care team, as well as Saint Paul’s clergy.
From the Organ Bench
Psalm: Psalm 124 (Jonathan Battishill)
Anthem: Lord, we beseech thee (Adrian Batten)
Voluntary: Allegro non troppo e pesante (C.V. Stanford)
Serving This Week
The Reverend Canon
Barbara del Caro Scaia
master of ceremony
Faith Formation Commission
coffee hour hosts
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