Turn clocks back one hour this weekend!Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00am Sunday.
This Sunday at Saint Paul's
Your Weekly E-pistle for Sunday 4 November 2018
The Feast of All Saints liturgy* will celebrate the ministry of those who have come before and whose faith points us to the loving presence of Jesus Christ. During this liturgy we will also enroll our four candidates for Confirmation and offer prayers for the dead and for those who mourn.
*note: Hypoallergenic incense will be used at this service.
This Sunday also marks the 20th anniversary of our Dobson organ. Join us in the Chancel after the liturgy for remarks by Norm Mitchell, demonstration by Jacob Manier, and the opportunity to climb inside the organ (up two levels of ladders, if you’re brave; for safety, please wear athletic shoes if you intend to explore.)
Thank you to the Ministers in Liturgy for hosting Coffee Hour this week; next week, the Parish Choir.
WONDER Eucharist will be offered this Sunday (and each first Sunday of the month) at 3:00pm. Bring your littlest worshippers for a brief liturgy of stories, sacrament, and fun!
Bigger Hearts Philanthropy Party: Come to our celebration of mission this Sunday at 4:00pm. Click here to read the details.
Groveland and Joyce Uptown Food Shelves joyfully receive Saint Paul’s weekly donations. November’s theme is grab-and-go snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks, nuts, etc.); they also have need of personal care products. Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in the baskets in the Narthex.
Upcoming Events and General Announcements
Painting has begun in all areas of the church proper. Volunteers will find their names posted beside their adopted wall panel/s; instructions have been emailed, and are also posted in the Chapel. The goal for completion is 21 November. Enjoy the transformation!
Stewardship Follow-Up: If you haven’t completed a pledge card and would like to offer your generous financial support for Saint Paul’s Church this year, please contact any member of our staff to receive a 2019 Stewardship Packet.
Saint Lydia’s Circle will meet this Wednesday, 7 November (and all first Wednesdays) at 1:00pm in the Bishop Kellogg Room.
The fall Altar Guild training day will be next Saturday, 10 November from 9:30-11:30am. This will be a great chance to refresh our procedures before the busyness of the holiday season! Contact Kathy Kullberg if you will be able to attend.
ComMission Saturday! Mark your calendars for 17 November at 8:30 am and register now for our November Commission Saturday Ministry Gathering. You can register by using our online link or by submitting a paper form from the Parish House.
The Story of Jesus According to Luke: Join us for the final class of our Fall Tuesday Night Theology series, beginning on Tuesday, 27 November at 6:30 pm. Register by using our online link or by submitting a paper form found in the Parish House.
Saint Paul’s Vestry is searching for a few good folks willing to serve a two-year term as Vestry member. The Vestry, the lay governing board of Saint Paul’s Church, works in tandem with the Rector to set the agenda for the church’s mission and ministry. We meet monthly and each member serves as liaison to a commission. If you a baptized member of Saint Paul’s Church, you are welcome to serve. You may speak to either Warden (Jacob McCray-Reeves or Meredith Johnson), Jill Westendorp, or Jim Huismann.
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.
Father Marcus’s office hours at Saint Paul’s are on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-5pm. To make an appointment, please call or e-mail him, or use his calendly link; evening or Tuesday/Thursday appointments may be made at his discretion.
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.
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.
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Saint Lydia’s Circle
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of Ceylon.
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Minnesota Commission on Indian Work (MCIW), and for the Hispanic, Hmong, Liberian, Karen, and numerous multi-cultural ministries and faith communities throughout the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the parishes of All Saints (Minneapolis, Northfield).
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 21 October
Serving This Week
Errik & Whitney-Lehr Koening
Tom & Helen Lockhart
Marcus G. Halley
Barbara del Caro Scaia
Gary & Marcy Wegner
master of ceremony
Ministers in Liturgy
coffee hour hosts
From the Pulpit
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