Tuesday Morning Bible Study - meets weekly at 8:30 a.m. - Olcott Room. The readings for the upcoming week are the focus of this group led by Rev. Bill
Our evening Bible study group is using Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg. No need to read the book to participate though. Next Dates March 10, April 14 and May 12 6:30-8pm -Parish Hall. Led by Rev. Barb.
Wednesday Night Adult Presentations
Twice a month presentations/discussions of various topics are held for adults at 6:30pm.
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.
Safe Church Training
New Safe Church Training on March 8 from 11:15am-1:30pm. Want to learn the safety plans at church? Protect children from abuse both physical and online? Learn how we can ensure the safety of those with disabilities and special needs? Be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ persons? The new Safe Church Training is for everyone; and especially those who are faith guides, and have children and grandchildren they care about. Please rsvp online below or at the church office as lunch is provided and we need an accurate count.
It’s almost time for the Spring Sale!
Saturday, April 18, 2020
As you begin spring cleaning…..please think of us!
You can drop off donations ahead of time or Wednesday-Friday before the sale.
Let the office know if you would like us to pick up items.
We would appreciate help with organizing/marking or working the sale day.
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 will be facilitating a new centering prayer group at St. Paul's. The group will meet every Sunday in Lent from March 1- April 5 at 11:30am in the Ryan Room and every Sunday in Lent at that same time. The meetings will consist of twenty minutes of centering prayer and 30 minutes of discussion of a centering prayer text.
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 Tuesday, April 28 6-7:30pm Cost is $60 for instruction, plants, and containers! Register below by April 15.
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.
Enjoy Gentle Yoga while you relieve stress & anxiety. Beginners welcome (and encouraged)! Gentle Yoga is for every body! Questions? Email Colette Trial class is free, then $8 per class
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.