A Night Out By Staying In - Free Concert Saturday Night
Returning Color to Our World--The Chatterton-McCright Duo in concert Saturday night. Longtime musical partners Linda Chatterton, flute, and Matthew McCright, piano present a colorful and joyous program to help us emerge from the gloom of pandemic life.
Free Live Video Event sponsored by Saints Martha & Mary Church in partnership with St. Paul Reformation. Saturday, September 18th @ 7:00 PM.
Hear the sweeping landscape of Kentucky, Jewish Klezmer, the wooden bamboo flute, and popular music filtered through the international duo's style and flair.
Tell your friends far and wide, and share the link: stpaulref.online.church. Watch tonight. You will be glad you witnessed the talent of these longtime friends and musical partners. It's our gift to you from Saints Martha & Mary as part of Art Block 2021.
And Sunday, September 19, Saints Martha & Mary will have church via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. Email webmaster no later than 9:00 a.m. to receve the link. We are doing our part to keep people safe by pausing in-person church until Dakota County COVID-19 case rates are again below 20 cases per 100,000 people. As of Thursday, the risk level is still very high with a 29.4 cases per 100 K, and a positivity rate of 7%.
Rev. Tom Garrison will speculate on why Jesus didn't want anyone to know when he was passing through Galilee, what we can learn about "gentleness born of wisdom" and how Jesus turned the pecking order upside down. And finally, this week, remember:
Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and peace.
Give to the people of your country a zeal for justice and the strength of forberance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, for ever and ever. Amen.
At Saints Martha & Mary we have a team approach. Each week you get to hear from a different voice. We believe different perspectives help our congregation see the many ways Christ's word and works are alive in the world. Remember, that you, too, can make a difference for others:
Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours.
If you would like us to pray for you or with you, please make a prayer request on the form to the right of this article. If you would like more information about our safety protocols or what we stand for, simply email the webmaster.
What We Stand For
The four pillars of Episcopal belief are Scripture, Reason, Tradition & Experience. We believe we are called to love everyone, with no exceptions. Our's is an ancient faith, but a modern one too.
Each week we have readings from the Bible and we listen for the inspired Word of God. Sermons (homilies) are based on the weekly scripture readings, but because the Good Book was written by humans we draw on knowledge and reason to interpret the Bible’s meaning—and not literal interpretation of every word.
A message from Pastor Tom