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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. 

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