Wednesday Night Adult Presentations
Twice a month presentations/discussions of various topics are held for adults at 6:30pm.- transitioned to ONLINE!
There are two lending libraries; one for Adults in the second floor Olcott Room and one for children and teens in the parish hall. Feel free to borrow books!
We are going to try an experimental paperback book exchange. These will not be catalogued in the usual manner. Rather, if anyone has paperback books that they would like to share, drop them off at the library and they will be placed on the shelves of the paperback exchange, which will be marked as such. In addition to donating to the exchange, feel free to take home as many as you like and return them at your convenience, or keep them forever.
Creation Care Team
For several decades, St. Paul’s has been highly involved in caring for God’s creation through education, action and spiritual resources. For example we were designated a Green Congregation and worked with Ecolibrium3 on an energy audit and energy efficient lighting project. Now there is renewed interest and energy among several parishioners in continuing and expanding those efforts to combat climate change and care for creation on an individual and congregational level.
We are in the final step on being the first congregation in the Northland to be certified as a Climate Justice Congregation (and the second Episcopal parish in the state) through Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light. Climate Justice Congregations are faith communities who are committed to living out their faith through effective and sustained climate action. We hope to implement solutions that address systemic problems and co-create a just and sustainable world.
We have taken several small steps like composting food waste, using biodegradable items, reducing waste and plastics. Those are practical steps. In addition we are looking at systemic and spiritual steps as part of a three-legged stool to respond in ways that are effective and life-giving.
Centering prayer is an ancient, Christian method of contemplative prayer that has gained much popularity in recent years. This meditative practice is simple and easy to learn, requires no special tools or accessories, and can be a source of deep spiritual peace and enlightenment. Anyone can benefit from adding twenty minutes of centering prayer to their daily prayer life.
Art MacAilein and Marian Flammang facilitate a centering prayer group at St. Paul's which will resume when the Pandemic ceases.
All women of the parish are invited to attend our events designed for fun, relaxation, meeting new people and fitting into busy schedules. Come to a women's night out at a local establishment, engage in various artistic endeavors and retreats
Transgender persons are welcome!
Spring Planting Event at Lilac Hills cancelled due to the pandemic.
A great way to meet people is by becoming involved in a ministry like adult, bell or brass choirs, usher, distribute communion, set up the altar or lector during Sunday services. Check out GROUPS for more information.
Weekly yoga suspended temporarily