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This Sunday at St. Paul's: November 6 - All Saints' Sunday

 
    8:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)  
                       
    9:00 am   Adult Education: Annual Diocesan Convention News (Great Hall)
                   Baptism Rehearsal (Sanctuary) 

           Confirmation Class (Lichtenberger Room)
           Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
           Church School (Lower Level)
                                                            
  10:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)
  11:15 am   All parish photo (outdoors) followed by Coffee Hour (Great Hall)   11:45 am   Altar Guild Meeting (Lichtenberger Room)   8:00 pm    Election Prayer Vigil: Compline  (Sanctuary)  
  • Adult Education: This year's Annual Diocesan Convention News. Each year, the Diocese of Massachusetts, which is comprised of 180 congregations throughout eastern Massachusetts, gathers in early November to conduct business, to worship, and to learn.  St. Paul's will be well represented by our clergy and lay delegates at the Annual Diocesan Convention, November 4 and 5. Join us to hear important news from the diocese, and to learn about the Diocese of Massachusetts' structure and process of governance and how St. Paul's is part of a larger, national and global community of Christians. We will meet this coming Sunday at 9:00am in the Great Hall to hear from our delegates.
  • Today, immediately following the service at 10am, we will take an All Parish Photo! Weather permitting, we will take our photo outside directly following the service. If it is rainy, we will take the picture in the sanctuary. We will print off a large copy for display. If you would like an electronic or printed version of the photo, please be in touch with Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Altar Guild will meet this Sunday after the all parish photo in the Lichtenberger Room and have light lunch and discussion together re: what is working, what is not, etc . Anyone interested in knowing more about the what, how and why's of setting up, clearing and/or maintaining the altar for our services is welcome. "Many hands make light work.
Daylight Saving Time
"GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME"
Please remember to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night, Nov. 5 for Daylight Saving Time.    
St. Paul's Necrology for All Saints' Sunday
St. Paul's Necrology
All Saints' Sunday 2016
 
Larry Anderson
Paul Barsamian
Amy Chang
Laura Chasin
Stephen Clarkson
Elizabeth M. Colageo
Michael P. Colageo
Charlie Creutz
Miriam Barsamian Goodwin
Aneta M. Green
Neal Hastie
Mary Joan Hudnut
Peggy Jost
Julia
Audrey Kelley
Naomi F. Kurinsky
Pauline LaBay
Anne Marie Lee
Erin Lehman
Dorothy Lutz
Boyce F. Martin, Jr.
Lars Olof Messler
Norman Mezzin
Rusty Miller
Keri Saunders O'Brien
Charles Phillips
Debs Phillips
Helene V. Renaud
Michael Rezendes
Arthur Edward Robinson, Jr.
Cheryl Benjamin Rodriguez
Linda Scott
Marion Scott
John Shannon
Geraldine Smith
Ryta Smith
C. Dean Starr
Beth Steffey
Edmund Sullivan
Maxine Taymore
Rainier Thiemann
Sophie Coppedge Walker
Molly Williette

Stewardship Reminder
We had a wonderful response to Ingathering Sunday and 75 pledges have come in so far. Please return your annual pledge card as soon as possible. (Cards and envelopes are available at the back of the church). It will help us to engage in thoughtful budget planning for the coming program year. To read the testimonials that were given by parishioners you can click here (or go to our church website, www.stpaulsbrookline.org. If you have any questions or concerns about stewardship, don't hesitate to ask a member of the vestry, clergy, or stewardship committee: Leah Rugen, Steve Morrissey, and John Ferguson. 
Thank you for supporting the work of St. Paul's!
All Parish Game Night: Saturday, November 5 from 3-6pm
Back by popular demand! We will be in the Great Hall for our first Saturday All Parish Activity. Bring a game and/or snack to share, come for as long or as little as you like!

If you have questions or comments, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Election Prayer Vigil
From our Sunday morning Eucharist on November 6th through the close of the polls on November 8th, St. Paul's will join people of all faiths in offering our prayers that God be present in the process.  Our bishops write, "We must pray that God be at work in our electoral process. We must pray for a peaceful transition, no matter the outcome of our elections. We must pray that the demonization of one another's opponents which has characterized this election not be further stoked by its outcome. We must pray that all those elected on that day be moved, strengthened and guided by the Spirit, to lead us through fractious and dangerous times. We must pray in gratitude for those who, with sacrifice of self and noble intent, step up to lead our common life."
At St. Paul's, we will gather for prayer at several times during this vigil period: 
Sunday, November 6 @ 8pm  Compline 
Monday, November 7 @ 7am  Morning Prayer 
Monday, November 7 @ 12noon  Noonday Prayer 
Monday, November 7 @ 8pm  Compline
On Election Day, we will join with the other Brookline Episcopal Communities: 
Tuesday, November 8 @ 7am  Holy Eucharist at All Saints 
Tuesday, November 8 @ 12noon  Holy Eucharist at Church of Our Saviour 
Tuesday, November 88pm Holy Eucharist at St. Paul's 
Tuesday, November 8 from
7am to 9pm St. Paul's will be open all day for prayer and meditation. 
 
Please join us in witness and prayer.   
If you are interested in helping to lead any of these prayer opportunities, please contact Jeff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Parish Administrator's Vacation
Jill will be out of the office November 3 through November 11. If you have items to submit for the weekly electronic calendar going out on November 10, please email the office as usual with your write-ups at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Voice mail will be checked periodically on the parish office phone in Jill's absence. For pastoral care emergencies, please dial the office phone number 617-566-4953 and access the pastoral care emergency extension by dialing 309.
Upcoming 101 Realm Trainings for Ministry Leaders
 
During the Ministry Leader Support Luncheon, there was a request for a 101 Realm Training! This training will focus on using Realm as a communication tool and new member integration to prepare for our upcoming Ministry Fair. Please join if you are a ministry leader, are interested in becoming a ministry leader, or if you just want to join!
Dates:
Tuesday, November 8: 6:15-7:30pm
Wednesday, November 9: 10-11:15am
Tuesday, November 15: 7-8:15pm
 
If you have questions, or would like to request a specific date/time for a training, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" shape="rect"> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Ministry Outside the Parish (M.O.P.) Speakers' Series
My Life My Choice - On November 13 at 9:00am in the Lichtenberger Room, Lisa Goldblatt Grace, co-founder and director, will speak about their work. They are a leader in the fight to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children in Massachusetts and across the US.  Through education, mentoring, and advocacy they work to prevent exploitation and/or re-victimization of vulnerable adolescents. Every day, young people are bought and sold in our communities-including the girls they have served from Brookline.
Ministry Fair: Sunday, November 13 at 11:30am
Another event is back by popular demand! St. Paul's is hosting aMinistryFairon Sunday, November 13 at 11:30am in the Great Hall during Coffee Hour. Each of St. Paul's manyMinistrieswill be represented, so whether you are a newcomer who would like to become more involved, or a long time member who is curious about the new projects of the differentministries, this will we a great community event! We are looking forward to a fun time together.
If you have questions, please contact Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Mission Sunday #3 - PIES, PIES, PIES
The deanery is making pies for Food Pantry clients.  Please contribute pie crusts... crusts individually wrapped for tops or crusts in aluminum pans for the bottoms.  A few apple pies will be baked for coffee hour and the rest of the ingredients will be sent to the deanery.  To sign up to bring ingredients, please see the sign up poster this Sunday at coffee hour or email Melissa Dulla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
St. Paul's: Where Faith is an Action Word
A St. Paul's Faith in Action working group will be helping us grow and align our social justice-related work in the coming year around the common theme of food and hunger.  The group will also serve as a point of contact and support for members of our parish who would like to engage other people at St. Paul's (and/or in other parishes) around this theme or any other social justice-related issue.  Stay tuned for more in the weeks to come.
Invitation for Ministry Outside the Parish (M.O.P.) Grant Applications
Every year St.Paul's M.O.P. committee awards grants to approximately 20 non-profit organizations doing GOD's work in very diverse fields from Boston to a remote village in Uganda. If there is an organization you would like us to support, please invite them to apply for a grant. Information about the application process and forms can be found on our website by clicking hereOur next deadline for applications is November  20. If you have questions please speak to Matshai Motimele or Georgia Smith or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Homemade Christmas Gifts: Saturday, December 3
We have a crafty and resourceful community here at St. Paul's. We wanted to create a space for folks to share ideas, and perhaps even make, some Christmas presents together! Making gifts can be a great way to show love and save money. 

Due to scheduling conflicts, we have decided to move the date to Saturday, December 3 from 3-6pm at St. Paul's, so that more people may attend! If you have a homemade gift idea you would like to share with the community, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
How to give feedback about the Capital Campaign
A few Sunday's ago, we had an hour long All Parish Meeting in the Great Hall about St. Paul's upcoming Capital Campaign. Please click here, or go to our church website at www.stpaulsbrookline.org to review the power point presentation.

We give thanks for all the people who have contributed to the various stages of process that has made this a journey of collaboration. If you have any feedback, please email it to Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or add it to this document. Eliza will collect the feedback and will create a process to get your ideas and questions addressed. Please send in your feedback and stay tuned for more details! We are seeking ways to continue making this a co-creative experience. 
Fall Yoga Class: Fridays at 7:00pm
Join us every Friday from 7-8pm for our embodied spiritual yoga practice. All are invited, no experience, RSVP or special supplies are necessary!
 
Martha Curtis is an experienced Kripalu trained Hath yoga teacher and member of our St. Paul's community. She is offering this meditative yoga class as a seva practice (service)--this means classes are free! Meditation and simple yoga postures are the focus of this class.
 
If you have questions, please email Martha Curtis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Eliza Marth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Are you interested in a monthly Book Group?
During the All Parish Retreat at the beginning of October, we enjoyed getting to know each other and God more deeply in the beauty of Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center. To continue getting to know each other and God more intimately, we are exploring beginning a book group at St. Paul's that focuses on spirituality.
 
The group will start in January during the evening. If you are interested, please send along the day(s) of the week that work best for you. We are thinking "An Altar in the World" by Barbara Brown Taylor would be an interesting selection to continue the conversation we began at the retreat, but please feel free to also send along other titles you might be interested in reading!
 
If you are interested, please email Barbie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Eliza Marth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
Serving Us This Week
Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello                   
Organist and Choir Director  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Talia Vos  
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Torchbearers Sarah Dulla and Ripley Foster    
Lectors    
Chalice Bearers    Lauren Lukason and Matshai Motimele 
Healing Prayers  Lorraine Baugh and Julie Starr  
Eucharistic Visitor  Leah Rugen   
Altar Guild   8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Elisabeth Choi     
Greeters      Maria O'Meara, John Ferguson, and Tim Hintz 
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, Ben Norton, Naoko Norton, and Jeannie Baca  
Coffee Hour Hosts The Fairchild Family  
Sunday School Snack  The Dulla Family 
Click here to view the server spreadsheet. If you need to make a change, please find someone to swap with and let the office know so that the spreadsheet can be updated. 
Memorials, Prayers, and Celebrations
Celebrations 
We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Aliyah Campbell, Anne Campbell, Hee Yun Rothman, Amalia Lindgren-Palm, Elin Lindgren-Palm, Julia Boral, and John Prensner, and we celebrate the baptisms of Lucy Caroline Morrison-Howe, Jonathan Wesley Dixon Pirro, and Orla May Rock.

Memorials    
  
We give thanks for the lives of William E. Spencer, Donald Jenkins, and Connie Rubino, in whose memory the altar flowers are given, and we pray in honor and remembrance of all our friends and loved ones who died in this past year. 
 
 
Prayers
Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Camille J-F, Janet R.,
Edward J.,
David F., Dottie W., Randy Lewis and Family, Bill H., Kendall G., Ruth R.,  Paul, John P., Isobel W-I., Annette W., Martin S., Deborah F., Gerke V., Tracy M.,
Betty C., Peter H., Margaret C., Riya, Ken C., Toni S, Dylan M., and those in the
military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 

Lenten Invitation Service: Tonight, March 9, 4:45 PM

All are invited to welcome the season of Lent at this meditative service, featuring readings and prayers from a variety of sources. Traditional music, including Mozart's Requiem,serves as a touchstone of familiarity in the midst of these non-traditional texts. This service will begin at 5:00 PM, with a musical prelude beginning at 4:45 PM. 

Adult Education Series for Lent

What can you give up for Lent?  Carbon!  Each Sunday in Lent at 9:00, the Adult Education Forum will discuss entering into a Carbon Fast, our chosen fast for this Lent (and beyond!).  Come learn how our relationship with our environment is a theological mandate.  We will be using the workbook "Low Carbon Diet" as our guide.  They will be available at the first session.  The forums will be lead by the rector and Jim Batchelor.  Please join us!

Forum on Choosing a Bishop: Today, March 9, 11:30 AM

On Sunday, March 9, there will be a "Choosing a Bishop" forum held in the Lichtenberger Room after the 10:00 service. Did you know that we will be electing the next bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts on April 5? Did you know that we elected our bishops? Did you know we had bishops? Join us for a forum after church to discuss the role of bishop, learn how bishops are chosen in the Episcopal Church, and hear a bit about the candidates for Bishop of Massachusetts.   

Lenten House Church 2014

For the past several years members of St. Paul's have been meeting in parishioners' homes for five Friday evenings during Lent for Lenten House Church Gatherings. Approximately 10 to 25 people have gathered for an informal meal of soup, salad, bread, and beverages (provided by the attendees), followed by an informal discussion of an appropriate Lenten topic, reading, or a book. This year's Friday Lenten House Church Gatherings will be held on the following dates/places: March 14 (Mahony's, Roslindale), March 21 (Este-Smargiassi's Jamaica Plain) March 28 (O'Brien's/Sanches, Newton), April 4 (Ferguson's, Brookline), and April 11 (Mello/Daigneault, The Rectory).

St. Paul's has chosen to read the book "A Practical Christianity: Meditations for the Lenten Season" by The Reverend Jane Shaw, Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA for our 2014 Lenten House Church Gathering. The book is published by Morehouse Publishing, is written in 5 Chapters and contains a study guide. It can be purchased online at Amazon at https://amazon.com and https://churchpublishing.org.  Please note that you do not have to read the book to attend, nor do you have to attend every week!

Since Lenten House Church attendees enjoy socializing before and during the informal meal, we are scheduling a social time from 6:00 to 6:30pm, the meal from 6:30 to 7:30pm, and the book discussion from 7:30-8:30/9:00pm. These are Pot Luck events for which we are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the food for each Friday and you can help the person who coordinates the food tremendously by signing up to bring Soup, Salad, Bread, and Wine here. . 

St. Paul's is providing child care on each of the Fridays. If you have any questions, please call Ed Jacobson at 617-529-5390 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Daily Meditations from the Charles River Deanery

The parishes of the Charles River Deanery (of which we are a part) have put together a daily meditation booklet for Lent.  St. Paul's parishioners Eli Laurencot, Tim Hintz, Brett Donham and seminarian Megan Holding have all submitted meditations.  The booklet can be accessed online:through the announcement on St. Paul’s webpage..

Adult Confirmation and Reception into the Episcopal Church

If you have never been confirmed and would like to be, or if you have been confirmed in another tradition and would like to be received into the Episcopal Church, please contact Jeff to discuss a group forming to prepare. The service of Confirmation & Reception will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Needham on Saturday, May 10, at 10:30 AM, with Bishop Tom Shaw presiding.

Taste of St. Paul's Fundraiser & Silent Auction: Saturday, May 17

Please join us for a fun evening of food, silent auction and camaraderie on May 17. We will have tables with food items to taste from many cultures, prepared by our own St. Paul's parishioners, and many food-related items to bid on! This event is one of St. Paul's major fundraising opportunities, so invite family and friends. Tickets to the event will go on sale in April.  We are now recruiting volunteers to be table captains, serve or donate food, help with setup and cleanup, and sell tickets. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Andrea Brue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Arlene Swan-Mahony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Taste of St. Paul’s Menu Specials of the Week:

Farmers’ Market – Share the bounty of your summer garden by offering some homemade jams, pickles, tomato sauces, a basket of fresh berries/fruit, or homemade bread that can be donated for the auction and delivered in the summer/fall.   Contact your table captain Cricket Lewis/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Italian Table – Mangia tutti! How aboutta donating pasta lessons, homemade lasagna made to order & delivered, a jar of your nonna’s family sauce, or volunteering as a chef for a group dinner party? Contact your table captain Andrea Brue/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

St. Paul's Calendar for Lent 2014

Sunday, March 9  

5:00 PM: Lenten Invitation Service

Friday House Church: March 14, 21, and 28; April 4 and 11

6:00 PM: House Church (locations TBA)

Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday): April 13
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM: Holy Eucharist

Monday, April 14 & Tuesday, April 15  
7:00 PM (both nights): Way of the Cross Service

Wednesday, April 16
7:00 PM: Tenebrae Service

Maundy Thursday, April 17

7:00 PM: Dinner & Footwashing Service

Good Friday, April 18
4:00 PM: Children's Good Friday Service
7:00 PM: Good Friday Liturgy 

Holy Saturday, April 19
7:00 PM: Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Sunday, April 20 9:00 AM: Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM: Easter Egg Hunt
11:00 AM: Holy Eucharist 

Serving Us This Week

Presider

The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello

Assisting Clergy

The Rev. Gordon J. Schultz

Subdeacon and Preacher

Megan C. Holding

Director of Music

Andrew E. Clarkson

Verger

Kendall Gray

Crucifer

Kendall Gray

Torchbearers

Cole Flewelling-Allen and Ali O'Brien

Server

Jordan Fried

Lectors

Maryann Kurkjian and Amanda March

Healing Prayers

Jean Moses and Steve Morrissey

Chalice Bearers

Bo Fauth and Jean Moses

Altar Guild (8:00)

Ann Colageo

Altar Guild (10:00)

Mary Beth Elder and Peter Dull

Ushers

Sam Scott

Greeters

Jeannie Baca, Cricket Beauregard-Lewis, Bev Estes-Smargiassi, and Kate Kelley

Coffee Hour

Chris and Melissa Dulla and Amanda March

Click here to view the server spreadsheet. If you need to make a change, please find someone to swap with and let the office know so that the spreadsheet can be updated.       

Memorials, Prayers, and Celebrations

Birthdays: Ariana-Marie Mucha-Cyr Silver, Jasmine Maria Mucha-Cyr Silver, Nihar Brown, Douglas Williams and Siena Fried. 

Prayer List: Jennifer, William, Judith, Bishop Tom, Janet, Felina, David, Dixon, Nicole, Dottie, Betsy, John, Michael, Elaine, Rose, Katherine, Sarah, Antoinette, and those in the military: Casey and Lucas.    

Adieu

Dear Parishioners of St. Paul's:

"So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye,"

Thanks each one of you for your support, humor, patience, and spirituality.  The past five years have been a wonderful end to my various careers.  Isn't it amazing what paths we travel over 50 years?

I will miss the daily contact with you, but will still be here on Mondays to handle the financial end of the church, so call or drop by for a laugh, if you are in the area.

Adieu with gratitude and affection.  Lucy

Bishop Shaw Visits on Shrove Tuesday!

On Shrove Tuesday, March 4, Bishop Tom Shaw will make his final official visit to St. Paul's before his retirement. All are invited to come and thank the bishop for his ministry while feasting on pancakes! See below for details.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner, Talent Show and Burning of Ashes: Tuesday, March 4, 6:00 PM

All are invited to celebrate Shrove Tuesday (also known as Mardi Gras) at St. Paul's, with a pancake dinner at 6:00 PM and a talent show at 6:30 PM. The suggested pancake donation is $5 per adult and $3 per child, or $10 per family, but no one will be denied pancakes for lack of funds. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. All ages, talents, and skill levels are invited to perform in the talent show, from preschoolers to professionals! Click here to sign up as a performer. Please bring any and all old palms you may have at home to be burned.  We will use the ashes on Ash Wednesday. 
20s/30s Group Providing Shrove Tuesday Support
Hey, 20s/30s of St. Paul's! Our group is volunteering at the Shrove Tuesday feast by serving pancakes and assisting with cleanup. We are also looking for two people to emcee the talent show -- no prior experience necessary! For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Angie Jepson Marks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks! 
Adult Education: Change in Schedule
We originally planned to hold three sessions of "Faith in Everyday Life." However, this Sunday is the day we build our butterfly mobile for Lent. We will reschedule this important conversation for another time. Many thanks to all who came to our first meeting and participated in a wonderful discussion. More information to come! 
Sunday Lunch Bunch: This Sunday, March 2
Sunday Lunch Bunch is an opportunity to connect with others in the St. Paul's community over an informal meal. On the first Sunday of each month, we travel (by foot or wheels) to a nearby eating place for lunch/brunch and casual conversation. No advance notice is necessary, and transportation is always available as needed. We will gather this week during coffee hour in the Great Hall after the 10:00 service. Try it once, and you might become a frequent repeater! All are welcome. If you'd like more information, please see Ed Jacobson, Maryann Kurkjian, or speak with an usher or greeter. We'd love to have you join us.
Taste of St. Paul's Planning Meeting: Sunday, March 2
Do you love food? We are looking for energetic people to offer their services as table captains for the Taste of St. Paul's fundraiser on Saturday, May 17. Table captains assist in recruiting others to provide food and volunteer support at each of our themed tables. We are in need of table captains for our Italian, American, Afro-Caribbean, and French cuisine-themed tables, or any other global themes you may have in mind! Please join us on Sunday, March 2 after church in the Lichtenberger Room to learn more about the event and ways to help out. For more info, please reach out to Andrea Brue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Arlene Swan-Mahony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Knitting Group: Tuesday, March 4, 7:30 PM

The St. Paul's Knitting Group will meet in the Lichtenberger Room on Shrove Tuesday, following the pancake supper and talent show. Knitters and crocheters of all levels are invited to attend! 
Ash Wednesday Services: Wednesday, March 5, 7:00 PM
We will be observing Ash Wednesday at St. Paul's by distributing ashes at the Aspinwall door of the church from 7:00-9:00 AM and 12:00-1:00 PM. An Ash Wednesday service (including distribution of ashes) will be held at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary.   
Lenten Invitation Service: Sunday, March 9, 4:45 PM
All are invited to welcome the season of Lent at this meditative service, featuring readings and prayers from a variety of sources. Traditional music, including Mozart's Requiem,serves as a touchstone of familiarity in the midst of these non-traditional texts. This service will begin at 5:00 PM, with a musical prelude beginning at 4:45 PM.Child care for this service will be made available upon advance request. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Forum on Choosing a Bishop: Sunday, March 9, 11:30 AM
On Sunday, March 9, there will be a "Choosing a Bishop" forum held in the Lichtenberger Room after the 10:00 service. Did you know that we will be electing the next bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts on April 5? Did you know that we elected our bishops? Did you know we had bishops? Join us for a forum after church to discuss the role of bishop, learn how bishops are chosen in the Episcopal Church, and hear a bit about the candidates for Bishop of Massachusetts.   
Lenten House Church 2014: Save the Dates
St. Paul's Lenten House Church 2014 will occur on the following Friday evenings from 6:00-9:00 PM: March 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11. This year, we will read A Practical Christianity: Meditations for the Season of Lent, by Jane Shaw, Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Shaw "presents faith as something to be lived out on a regular basis and in all pursuits -- not something we merely believe."
 
We will soon provide additional information regarding House Church locations. If you are interested in hosting a House Church session or willing to oversee the coordination of food for each meeting, please contact Edward Jacobson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 617-529-5390. 
Adult Confirmation and Reception into the Episcopal Church
If you have never been confirmed and would like to be, or if you have been confirmed in another tradition and would like to be received into the Episcopal Church, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss a group forming to prepare. The service of Confirmation & Reception will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Needham on Saturday, May 10, at 10:30 AM, with Bishop Tom Shaw presiding.
Taste of St. Paul's Fundraiser & Silent Auction: Saturday, May 17
Please join us for a fun evening of food, silent auction and camaraderie on May 17. We will have tables with food items to taste from many cultures, prepared by our own St. Paul's parishioners, and many food-related items to bid on! This event is one of St. Paul's major fundraising opportunities, so invite family and friends. Tickets to the event will go on sale in April.  We are now recruiting volunteers to be table captains, serve or donate food, help with setup and cleanup, and sell tickets. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Andrea Brue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Arlene Swan-Mahony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
St. Paul's Calendar for Lent 2014

Shrove Tuesday, March 4

6:00 PM: Visit from Bishop Tom Shaw & Pancake Dinner

6:30 PM: All-Parish Talent Show 

Ash Wednesday, March 5 

7:00-9:00 AM: Distribution of Ashes on Aspinwall Street
12:00-1:00 PM: Distribution of Ashes on Aspinwall Street
7:00 PM: Ash Wednesday Service
Sunday, March 9  
5:00 PM: Lenten Invitation Service 

Friday House Church: March 14, 21, and 28; April 4 and 11 

6:00 PM: House Church (locations TBA)Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday): April 13
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM: Holy EucharistMonday, April 14 & Tuesday, April 15  
7:00 PM (both nights): Way of the Cross ServiceWednesday, April 16
7:00 PM: Tenebrae Service  Maundy Thursday, April 17
7:00 PM: Dinner & Footwashing ServiceGood Friday, April 18
4:00 PM: Children's Good Friday Service
7:00 PM: Good Friday Liturgy 
Holy Saturday, April 19
7:00 PM: Great Vigil of EasterEaster Sunday, April 20 9:00 AM: Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM: Easter Egg Hunt
11:00 AM: Holy Eucharist 
Serving Us This Week
Presider and Preacher
The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello
Assisting Clergy The Rev. Gordon J. Schultz
Subdeacon Megan C. Holding
Director of Music Andrew E. Clarkson
Verger
Kendall Gray
Crucifer Ardani Mello-Daigneault
Torchbearers Flora Fried and Lena Schultzberg
Server Sophia Vos
Lectors Wendy Luk and Tim Hintz
Prayers John Anderson
Healing Prayers
Jean Moses and Kimberly Hartwell
Chalice Bearers Keri Saunders O'Brien and Georgia Smith
Altar Guild (8:00) Maryann Kurkjian
Altar Guild (10:00) John Ferguson and Amy Chang
Ushers Sam Scott
Greeters John Ferguson, Tim Hintz, Jean Moses, and Maria O'Meara
Coffee Hour Maria Lee
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Memorials, Prayers, and Celebrations
Memorials: The flowers on the altar are given in loving memory of Paul and Louise Donham.
Birthdays:
Charlotte Hintz. 

Prayer List: Jennifer, William, Judith, Bishop Tom, Janet, Felina, David, Dixon, Tyler, Sandy, Nicole, Jim, Katie, Ursula, Ruth, Ellen, Dottie, Betsy, John, Michael, Elaine, Allan, Rose, Katherine, Sarah, Antoinette, and those in the military: Casey and Lucas.    

Scripture Readings This Week
Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9.

Adult Education: The Gospel of Matthew on February 9 

Join us on February 9 at 9:00 AM in the Great Hall for a Bible study focusing on the Gospel according to Matthew. Matthew will be the Gospel we read over the course of the next year. Come and learn what makes Matthew's Gospel unique, and what it has to say to us today about living our lives of faith. All are welcome!

Red Wind Councils Craft Sale: Sunday, February 9, 11:00 AM 

This Sunday, Red Wind Councils will sponsor a craft sale in the Lichtenberger Room from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Red Wind Councils is a nonprofit organization focused on restoration of indigenous communities, which is supported by St. Paul's Ministry Outside the Parish. All textiles, jewelry and other items for sale are made by Mayan artists in Chiapas, Mexico. 100% of the proceeds will return to Mexico for community development projects. Learn more at at www.redwindcouncils.org

Chocolate Extravaganza, Sunday Feb. 9, 12-3 

Do you like to eat chocolate?  Do you want to support the Brookline Food Pantry?  Do both at the Brookline Rotary's annual Chocolate Extravaganza on Sunday from 12-3pm.  There will be food from local vendors and live music by musicians of the Brookline Symphony Orchestra.  **Tickets in advance are $15.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Seniors and Children. Adult tickets will be $25.00 at the door, and Child and Senior tickets will be $15.00 at the door.  Children 5 and under are Free!  ** This event has sold out in previous years, so better to buy on line at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-have-a-heart-chocolate-extravaganza-tickets-10052241525 

Faith in  Our Everyday Lives Feb. 16 and 23 

On Sunday, Feb. 16 and 23 at 9:00, join us for an informal conversation about how we connect our lives of faith to our work lives, our families, in school, at the store and all the other contexts in which we live our lives.  All ages welcome.  Coffee provided - you bring the questions!   

Celebration of Bishop Barbara Harris: Sunday, February 16, 4:00 PM 

All are invited to a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris' consecration as bishop, held at St. Paul's Cathedral on Sunday, February 16, at 4:00 PM. The service will be a Gospel Vespers liturgy featuring the choir of St. Paul's AME Church, which sang at her consecration. Barbara has planned a service filled with hymns, so we will all be singing! Bishop Tom Shaw will offer his reflections on her ministry and their friendship, and the Rev. Canon Ed Rodman will preach.
When Bishop Harris was consecrated bishop on February 11, 1989, two things happened simultaneously: She became the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion, which garnered attention and controversy, and she also became the suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts. She has lived into both roles faithfully and diligently. 
As the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion, Bishop Harris has traveled throughout the world. She has inspired countless women who are called by God to ministries that the church has not always recognized or supported, and she has inspired everyone by her unswerving commitment to Christ's Gospel mandate of uncompromising love for all. As our suffragan bishop, she has brought her love of the Gospel to every part of our diocese, continuing to do so even in her retirement.
At the service, we will have an opportunity to thank Bishop Harris for all she has given us. It is hoped that every parish will be represented, ideally with at least three or four people. There will be a reception afterward, including time to talk with her and others who have come to celebrate.
Toilet Paper Tubes Wanted: Now Through Sunday, March 2
Bring in your empty toilet paper tubes so that we can make Lenten cocoons together on Sunday, March 2! (Lenten cocoons -- and the subsequent releasing of Easter "butterflies" -- are part of a wonderful community observance of Lent at St. Paul's.) Tubes may be delivered to collection baskets in the church school or the Great Hall. 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner & Talent Show:

Tuesday, March 4, 6:30 PM 

All are invited to celebrate Shrove Tuesday (also known as Mardi Gras) at St. Paul's, with a pancake dinner at 6:30 PM and a talent show at 7:00 PM. The suggested pancake donation is $5 per adult and $3 per child, or $10 per family, but no one will be denied pancakes for lack of funds. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.All ages, talents, and skill levels are invited to perform in the talent show, from preschoolers to professionals! Click here to sign up for the talent show. 

Forum on Choosing a Bishop: Sunday, March 9, 11:30 AM 

On Sunday, March 9, there will be a "Choosing a Bishop" forum held in the Lichtenberger Room after the 10:00 service. Did you know that we will be electing the next bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts on April 5? Did you know that we elected our bishops? Did you know we had bishops? Join us for a forum after church to discuss the role of bishop, learn how bishops are chosen in the Episcopal Church, and hear a bit about the candidates for Bishop of Massachusetts.  
Serving Us This Week
Presider and Preacher
The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello
Assisting Clergy The Rev. Gordon J. Schultz
Subdeacon Megan C. Holding
Director of Music Andrew E. Clarkson
Verger Kendall Gray
Crucifer Ardani Mello-Daigneault
Torchbearer Flora Fried and Jamie Hintz
Server Julia Boral
Lectors E. Lorraine Baugh and Bev Estes-Smargiassi
Prayers Clara Batchelor
Healing Prayers Nancy Madden
Chalice Bearers John Ferguson and Edward Jacobson
Altar Guild (8:00) Ann Colageo
Altar Guild (10:00) Mary Beth Elder and Peter Dull
Ushers Sam Scott
Greeters Jeannie Baca, Cricket Beauregard-Lewis, Bev Estes-Smargiassi, and Kate Kelley

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