This Sunday at Saint Paul's

18 April 7pm – Maundy Thursday Agape and Holy Eucharist
19 April 12n – Good Friday prayers
             7pm – A Scandalous Beauty: music and meditations
20 April 8pm – Great Vigil of Easter with Holy Eucharist
For more details about the close of Holy Week, click here.

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

Thank you to the Parish Life Commission for hosting our festive Easter celebration and Egg Hunt this week; next week, the Evangelism Commission hosts Coffee Hour.

The Outreach Commission invites you to help assemble Blessing Bags during the post-liturgy celebration. A freewill donation will be accepted to help defray the cost of the bags’ contents. 

The Evangelism Commission wants YOU to be a part of Saint Paul’s new printed parish directory. Find more details below under General Announcements…

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. Let’s flood their shelves this month with April SHOWERS (soap, shampoo, body wash, and especially disposable razors). Please bring items to church as part of your weekly offering, and place in baskets in the Narthex. Thank you for your continued support of this vital ministry.

DCEH’s spring Household Goods Drive is going on now through May. Donations large and small are welcome. Click here to read details on how you can help someone newly housed make a home.

Upcoming Events and General Announcements

15 MAY: Submissions for the summer (yes, you read that correctly) issue of The Messenger are due by midnight. Send all materials to our online publication crafter, Susan

18 MAY: Flowers and veggies and herbs, oh my!  Are thoughts of gardening filling your dreams? Saint Paul’s can help you make your perfect garden a reality, and you in turn can help Saint Paul’s! Check here for the details of our Spring Plant Fundraiser…

31 MAY: The deadline for inclusion in Saint Paul’s printed parish directory is today. Please contact any member of the Evangelism Commission with questions, or to get your family entered. Don’t be an addendum!

Arriving for Pentecost: a new printed Parish Directory! The project kicks off this Sunday during our Easter celebration. Be sure to stop by the Evangelism Commission’s table to check your entry for completeness, provide missing info, and get your family’s picture submitted (or snapped on-site in your Easter finery) for our own Book of Faces.

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.

Food Shelves

Have you taken the Saint Paul’s Food Shelf Challenge?
It’s the fourth month of the year, so the challenge is to bring four items in April.
Only four items spread across the whole month of April?? That’s just one each week – you can do it!

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 peace of Jerusalem and the people of the land of the Holy One.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the work of the House of Prayer, and all spiritual directors serving in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We also pray for the parishes of Saint George (St Louis Park) and Saint Mark (Annandale, Lake City, 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 [email protected].

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 protected]. 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

Make plans to join us on Friday, 19 April 2019 seven o’clock in the evening

a Scandalous Beauty: music and meditations for Good Friday

In Lessons and Carols format, this liturgy challenges us to shed our doctrinal and intellectual armor, to resist the apathy of well-worn narratives, and to risk stepping outside of our comfortable, tastefully domesticated liturgical routines to stand at the foot of the cross – neither rationalizing or recoiling, but looking Christ squarely in the eyes – as we contemplate the paradoxical beauty of his suffering and death.

Writings of B.H. Fairchild, R.S. Thomas,Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Schmidt, and Michael Coffey, with music of Edward Bairstow , Monte Mason, P .I. Tchaikovsky , Larry Fleming, Trond Kverno, and Sergei Rachmaninoff will be offered amidst incense, long shadows, and deep silence. The liturgy will last 75 minutes, and childcare will be available.

Please join us as God draws near to us through the scandalous beauty of theSon’s death.

“There are only two things that pierce the human heart. One is beauty. The other is affliction. ” – Simone Weil

Serving This Sunday

Barb & Jim Smith

Paul Hanson & Steve Riendl

Tom Lockhart

Joe Austrian
Max Diaz
John Struyk
Simon Struyk

The Reverend
Marcus G. Halley

The Reverend
Barbara del Caro Scaia

Norm Mitchell
Julie L’Enfant

Gary & Marcy Wegner
eucharistic ministers

Jacob Manier

Kathy Kullberg
master of ceremony

Team III
altar guild

Tom Lockhart
Marcy Wegner
vestry tellers

Parish Life Commission
coffee hour hosts

From the Pulpit

Catch up on our most recent sermons

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost sermon

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost sermon

  IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT ONE…WHO CREATED THE SUN AND THE MOON AND THE EARTH AND THE STARS…AMEN [May 31, 2020] The following is the text of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost sermon from the Washington National Cathedral service that was live-streamed on...

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We All need a Lazarus Story

We All need a Lazarus Story

  IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT ONE…WHO CREATED THE SUN AND THE MOON AND THE EARTH AND THE STARS…AMEN I firmly believe that this deep story of Lazarus is a gift to us today.  Wouldn’t we all right now want an experience to ‘just take all of this Coronavirus away’?...

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Jesus said to her,
      "I am the resurrection and the life."

John 11:25a

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