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This Sunday at St. Paul's: August 13, 2017
 8:00 am:        Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  
                                                                  
10:00 am        Holy Baptism and Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:15 am        Coffee Hour (Courtyard)
 
11:30 am        All-Parish Retreat Planning Meeting (Lichtenberger Room)
 
REMINDER:   There is no nursery/childcare available during worship services for the month of August. 
  • All-Parish Retreat Planning Meeting: If you would like to help us plan this year's retreat and/or have ideas or suggestions to contribute, please join us after the 10am worship service this coming Sunday in the Lichtenberger Room. We hope to see you there!
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, August 14:         7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
 
Wednesday, August 16    7:00 pm     Capital Campaign Renovations Budget Mtg. (Great Hall)         
Staff Vacation Time
Jill Seiler-Moon, our parish administrator, will return from vacation on Thursday, August 17.  The Wednesday noon deadline will remain the same for submitting articles to the weekly electronic calendar/newsletter in Jill's absence. Please send articles for submission to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
St. Paul's All-Parish Retreat: September 29 to October 1

Summer Hymn Sing

During our summer Sunday services (June through Labor Day weekend), we have an ongoing "hymn-sing," where we sing hymns selected by members of the congregation. If you have a favorite hymn or two (or more), please let us know by submitting them in the hymn box located at the rear door of the church on the ushers table (there are slips of paper there for you to write on).We can't promise that all suggested hymns make it into a service, but we will do our best to include all of your suggestions. 
Traveling "FLAT ST. PAUL"...Where are You?
 

Please remember to take FLAT ST. PAUL with you during your travels this summer. He's available at the ushers table in the back of the sanctuary. Post him on our Facebook page or send your travel information into the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll post it for you. Safe travels!
 
                                                                                                                  Parcheesi with St. Paul  
 
  
Spiritual Book Group: August 22
The Spiritual  Book Group will gather again on Tuesday, August 22 from 7:30-9 pm in the Lichtenberger Room to discuss Paul Kalanithi's  "When Breath Becomes Air."  All are welcome!  Our purpose is to grow closer to God and one another through gathering to look at works about spirituality.  Questions or suggestions?!  Please contact Barbie Maniscalco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Yard Sale is Coming up on September 9! Plan Ahead!
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The annual GIANT St Paul's yard sale is scheduled for Saturday September 9. Volunteers will be needed for sorting and set-up the week before (Monday through Friday night), all day Saturday, including clean up folks later that afternoon and evening.
Contact Stephen Estes-Smargiassi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or 617-522-0572 or the
church office to sign up.

Of course, we're looking for your stuff as well. Stockpile now, and bring books, clothes, toys, household goods, working electronics (with power cords) and furniture to the Great Hall any time from Sunday September 3 on. We can accept some early drop offs if necessary. Contact Steve in advance.Special note regarding electronics donations: Before donating any electronic items or small appliances, please make sure they are in good working order, and that all related accessories are packed together, especially power cords (place power cords in ziploc bags labeled with the matching appliance name). We want to avoid having our volunteers spend extra time on rechecking appliances, or worse, selling something that doesn't work!
Serving us this week
Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Julia Boral 
Crucifer  Kendall Gray 
Lectors                                     Matshai Motimele and Kristen Renaud 
Healing Prayers     Angie Marks and Martha Curtis 
Chalice Bearers  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and John Ferguson 
Vestry Representatives  Barbie Maniscalco, Alan Fried, and Leah Rugen  
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: John Ferguson and Michael Scheffler   
Greeters      John Ahonen, Judy Rice, Bev Estes-Smargiassi, and Kate Kelley  
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha,
Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Hosts Brett and Ouida Foster 
Click here to view the server spreadsheet. If you need to make a change, please find someone to swap with and let your ministry leader know so that the server spreadsheet can be updated. 
Memorials, Celebrations, and Prayers
Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Adam Wing, Mike Scheffler, Dorothy Smith, Katherine Holding, and Tim O'Brien, and we celebrate the baptism of Shiva Vikram Mattheus Parikh and proud parents Jeannette and Vikram.
Prayers
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Camille J-F, Debra, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Paul, Alexander T., Annette W., Maryann T., Gerke V., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Charles O., Gerry O., Jackie S., Kitty C., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K., Whitney, Erika, Susan P., Abigail B-L, Laura S., Carolyn B., Fran C., Nan C., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C. 
Scripture Readings
 1 Kings 19:9-18; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33
Wherever you are on your journey with or toward God,
you are welcome and invited at St. Paul's!
Abundant Blessings,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline
This Sunday at St. Paul's: August 6, 2017
 8:00 am:        Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  
                                                                  
10:00 am        Holy Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:15 am        Coffee Hour (Courtyard)   
This Week at St. Paul's
 Monday, August 7         7:00 am      Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)   
Come Help Plan Our All-Parish Retreat !
Planning Meeting Scheduled for Sunday, August 13
If you're interested in contributing ideas or suggestions, please join us after the 10am worship service on Sunday, August 13 in the Lichtenberger Room. We hope to see you there! Our theme this year is:

Drinking from the Well: 
 Paths toward Spiritual Renewal and Refreshment
 
St. Paul's All-Parish Retreat 
September 29 to October 1 
Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center 
Greenfield, New Hampshire
 
  For more information, please contact Madeleine Taylor at
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Staff Vacation Time
Rev. Jeff Mello is away on vacation and returns on Sunday, August 13. If you have a pastoral concern during this time that requires an immediate response from the clergy, please call 617-566-4953 to access our pastoral emergency care line at X309.
 
Jill Seiler-Moon, our parish administrator, will leave on vacation starting Wednesday, August 9 and return on Thursday, August 17.  The Wednesday noon deadline will remain the same for submitting articles to the weekly electronic calendar/newsletter in Jill's absence. Please send articles for submission to 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." target="_blank" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" shape="rect">.         
Spiritual Book Group: August 22
The Spiritual  Book Group will gather again on Tuesday, August 22 from 7:30-9 pm in the Lichtenberger Room to discuss Paul Kalanithi's  "When Breath Becomes Air."  All are welcome!  Our purpose is to grow closer to God and one another through gathering to look at works about spirituality.  Questions or suggestions?!  Please contact Barbie Maniscalco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Summer Hymn Sing

During our summer Sunday services (June through Labor Day weekend), we have an ongoing "hymn-sing," where we sing hymns selected by members of the congregation. If you have a favorite hymn or two (or more), please let us know by submitting them in the hymn box located at the rear door of the church on the ushers table (there are slips of paper there for you to write on).We can't promise that all suggested hymns make it into a service, but we will do our best to include all of your suggestions. 
Traveling "FLAT ST. PAUL"...Where are You?
 
Please remember to take FLAT ST. PAUL with you during your travels this summer. He's available at the ushers table in the back of the sanctuary. Post him on our Facebook page or send your travel information into the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll post it for you. Safe travels!
  
The Yard Sale is Coming up on September 9! Plan Ahead!
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The annual GIANT St Paul's yard sale is scheduled for Saturday September 9. Volunteers will be needed for sorting and set-up the week before (Monday through Friday night), all day Saturday, including clean up folks later that afternoon and evening.Contact Stephen Estes-Smargiassi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or 617-522-0572 or the church office to sign up. Of course, we're looking for your stuff as well. Stockpile now, and bring books, clothes, toys, household goods, working electronics (with power cords)  and furniture to the Great Hall any time from Sunday September 3 on. We can accept some early drop offs if necessary. Contact Steve in advance.
Serving us this week
Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Matthew Kruger 
Guest Organist   Naoko Norton 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Flora Fried  
Crucifer  Austin Jewell 
Lectors                                     George Coggeshall and Wendy Luk 
Prayers of the People  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Healing Prayers     Sharlene Wing and John Ferguson 
Chalice Bearers  Andrea Brue and Elisabeth Choi 
Vestry Representatives  Brett Foster, Jeannie Baca,and Julie House 
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am:  Sharlene Wing and Viva Fischer   
Greeters      Kate Kelley, Tim Hintz, and Maria O'Meara 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha,
Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Click here to view the server spreadsheet. If you need to make a change, please find someone to swap with and let your ministry leader know so that the server spreadsheet can be updated. 
Memorials, Celebrations, and Prayers
Celebrations 
We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Rick Brawley, Glenn Seberg, Kathryn Mahony, Chris Dulla, and Fred Young.
Prayers
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Camille J-F, Debra, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Paul, Alexander T., Annette W., Maryann T., Gerke V., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Charles O., Gerry O., Jackie S., Kitty C., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K., Whitney, Erika, Susan P., Abigail B-L, Laura S., Carolyn B., Fran C., Nan C., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C. 
Scripture Readings
 1 Kings 3:5-12 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 
Wherever you are on your journey with or toward God,
you are welcome and invited at St. Paul's!
Abundant Blessings,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline
This Sunday at St. Paul's: July 30, 2017
 8:00 am:        Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  
                                                                  
10:00 am        Holy Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:15 am        Coffee Hour (Courtyard)   
This Week at St. Paul's: Check out our next Yoga Class !
Monday, July 31:         7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
See all the FUN we're having !! 
              
Thank You with Love, from The Rev. Amanda March
 
Staff Vacation Time
Rev. Jeff Mello will begin vacation on July 29 and return on Sunday, August 13. If you have a pastoral concern during this time that requires an immediate response from the clergy, please call 617-566-4953 to access our pastoral emergency care line at X309.   
Summer Hymn Sing

During our summer Sunday services (June through Labor Day weekend), we have an ongoing "hymn-sing," where we sing hymns selected by members of the congregation. If you have a favorite hymn or two (or more), please let us know by submitting them in the hymn box located at the rear door of the church on the ushers table (there are slips of paper there for you to write on).We can't promise that all suggested hymns make it into a service, but we will do our best to include all of your suggestions. 
Traveling "FLAT ST. PAUL"...Where are You?
 

Please remember to take FLAT ST. PAUL with you during your travels this summer. He's available at the ushers table in the back of the sanctuary. Post him on our Facebook page or send your travel information into the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll post it for you. Safe travels!
  
Spiritual Book Group: August 22
The Spiritual  Book Group will gather again on Tuesday, August 22 from 7:30-9 pm in the Lichtenberger Room to discuss Paul Kalanithi's  "When Breath Becomes Air."  All are welcome!  Our purpose is to grow closer to God and one another through gathering to look at works about spirituality.  Questions or suggestions?!  Please contact Barbie Maniscalco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Yard Sale is Coming up on September 9! Plan Ahead!
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The annual GIANT St Paul's yard sale is scheduled for Saturday September 9. Volunteers will be needed for sorting and set-up the week before (Monday through Friday night), all day Saturday, including clean up folks later that afternoon and evening.Contact Stephen Estes-Smargiassi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or 617-522-0572 or the
church office to sign up. Of course, we're looking for your stuff as well. Stockpile now, and bring books, clothes, toys, household goods, electronics and furniture to the Great Hall any time from Sunday September 3 on.
St. Paul's All Parish Retreat: September 29 to October 1
St. Paul's All Parish Retreat this year will be at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in New Hampshire from September 29 to October 1. Our theme this year will be: Drinking from the Well: Paths toward Spiritual Renewal and Refreshment. A meeting to reflect on the Retreat theme and share ideas for Retreat activities will be scheduled soon. In the meantime, If you already know you would like to help with the Retreat this year, please be in touch with Jeff Mello (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Madeleine Taylor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Thanks!
Serving us this week
Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Matthew Kruger 
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew E. Clarkson 
Server  John Ferguson 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Lectors                                     Kate Kelley and E. Lorraine Baugh 
Prayers of the People  Maryann Kurkjian 
Healing Prayers     Betsy Munzer and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Chalice Bearers  Julia Boral and Roger House 
Vestry Representatives  Steve Kelley, Leah Rugen, Julie House, and Tim Hintz 
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 am:  The Altar Guild Team 
Greeters      The Greeters Team 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha,
Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Hosts Wendy Luk 
Click here to view the server spreadsheet. If you need to make a change, please find someone to swap with and let your ministry leader know so that the server spreadsheet can be updated. 
Memorials, Celebrations, and Prayers
Celebrations 
We remember and celebrate the birthdays of John Sisson, David Toomey, Misir Hopkin, Linda Sanches, Casey Gabryelski, and Kathleen Campbell.
Prayers
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Camille J-F, Debra, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Paul, Alexander T., Annette W., Maryann T., Gerke V., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Charles O., Gerry O., Jackie S., Kitty C., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K.,
Whitney, Erika, Susan P., Abigail B-L, Laura S., Carolyn B., Fran C., Nan C., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C. 
Scripture Readings
 1 Kings 3:5-12 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 
Wherever you are on your journey with or toward God,
you are welcome and invited at St. Paul's!
Abundant Blessings,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline
This Sunday at St. Paul's: July 23, 2017
 8:00 am:        Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  
                                                                  
10:00 am        Holy Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:15 am        Coffee Hour (Courtyard) 11:30 am 
 
 11:30 am       Sunday Lunch Bunch
 
The Sunday Lunch Bunch (SLB) invites YOU. If you haven't yet heard of the SLB, we are a friendly group of St. Paul's parishioners who meet on the FOURTH Sunday of the month to enjoy a simple meal and casual conversation. After the 10 O'clock service, we'll convene during coffee hour to mutually determine our destination. All are welcome and transportation is always available, when needed. If you'd like to know more, please see Ed Jacobson, Maryann Kurkjian; or speak with an usher or greeter.  
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, July 24:         7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)               
Summer Hymn Sing

During our summer Sunday services (June through Labor Day weekend), we have an ongoing "hymn-sing," where we sing hymns selected by members of the congregation. If you have a favorite hymn or two (or more), please let us know by submitting them in the hymn box located at the rear door of the church on the ushers table (there are slips of paper there for you to write on).We can't promise that all suggested hymns make it into a service, but we will do our best to include all of your suggestions. 
Traveling "FLAT ST. PAUL"...Where are You?
 
Please remember to take FLAT ST. PAUL with you during your travels this summer. He's available at the ushers table in the back of the sanctuary. Post him on our Facebook page or send your travel information into the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll post it for you. Safe travels!
  
Spiritual Book Group: August 22
The Spiritual  Book Group will gather again on Tuesday, August 22 from 7:30-9 pm in the Lichtenberger Room to discuss Paul Kalanithi's  "When Breath Becomes Air."  All are welcome!  Our purpose is to grow closer to God and one another through gathering to look at works about spirituality.  Questions or suggestions?!  Please contact Barbie Maniscalco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Yard Sale is Coming up on September 9! Plan Ahead!
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The annual GIANT St Paul's yard sale is scheduled for Saturday September 9. Volunteers will be needed for sorting and set-up the week before (Monday through Friday night), all day Saturday, including clean up folks later that afternoon and evening.Contact Stephen Estes-Smargiassi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or 617-522-0572 or the
church office to sign up. Of course, we're looking for your stuff as well. Stockpile now, and bring books, clothes, toys, household goods, electronics and furniture to the Great Hall any time from Sunday September 3 on.
St. Paul's All Parish Retreat: September 29 to October 1
St. Paul's All Parish Retreat this year will be at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in New Hampshire from September 29 to October 1. Our theme this year will be: Drinking from the Well: Paths toward Spiritual Renewal and Refreshment. A meeting to reflect on the Retreat theme and share ideas for Retreat activities will be scheduled soon. In the meantime, If you already know you would like to help with the Retreat this year, please be in touch with Jeff Mello (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Madeleine Taylor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Thanks!
Serving us this week
Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Preacher  Lauren Lukason 
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  John Ferguson  
Crucifer  Kendall Gray 
Lectors                                     Stephen Estes-Smargiassi and Sarah Fairchild 
Prayers of the People  Linda Sanches 
Healing Prayers     John Ferguson and Elisabeth Choi 
Chalice Bearers  Sharlene Wing and E.Lorraine Baugh 
Vestry Representatives  Nate Gaede, John Ferguson, and Elisabeth Choi 
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 am: Mary Beth Elder and John Ferguson   
Greeters      Clara Batchelor, Rebecca Schultzberg, and Tammy Hobbs Miracky 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha,
Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Hosts Madelyn Armstrong and Sona Hoisington 
Click here to view the server spreadsheet. If you need to make a change, please find someone to swap with and let your ministry leader know so that the server spreadsheet can be updated. 
Memorials, Celebrations, and Prayers
Celebrations 
We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Andre Lima, George Coggeshall, Sophia Vos, and Yvonne Prete.
Prayers
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Camille J-F, Debra, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Paul, Alexander T., Annette W., Maryann T., Gerke V., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Charles O., Gerry O., Jackie S., Kitty C., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K., Whitney, Jean W., Erika, Susan P., Abigail B-L, Laura S., Carolyn B., Fran C., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C. 
Scripture Readings
 Isaiah 44:6-8 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 
Wherever you are on your journey with or toward God,
you are welcome and invited at St. Paul's!
Abundant Blessings,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline

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