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This Sunday at St. Paul's: February 24, 2019

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 am  

 
Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Adult Formation:
   Making Sacred Space - Making Space Sacred
Choir Rehearsal
Nursery/Childcare
Church School
SanctuaryChoir Room
Lower Level
Lower Level
10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir   

 Sanctuary
11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
11:30 am  Prison Ministry Group
Sunday Lunch Bunch 
Lichtenberger Room
Great Hall 

MAKING SACRED SPACE - MAKING SPACE SACRED  What do you love about the sanctuary space at Paul's? What is sacred about it? How does the space work: visually, aurally, communally? What about the space gets in the way? What message do you think newcomers receive from the space? Join us in the sanctuary this 

coming Sunday to reflect together on the place where we worship. 

PRISON MINISTRY GROUP  The Prison Ministry Group will be meeting in the Lichtenberger Room THIS coming Sunday after the 10:00 service to discuss a couple exciting projects we have in the works. All are welcome! Contact Leahanne with questions: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..

After a temporary hiatus, the St. Paul's SUNDAY LUNCH BUNCH returns THIS coming Sunday 

The Sunday Lunch Bunch (SLB) consists of a congenial group of folks who like to gather every FOURTH Sunday of the month for a casual meal and good company. Typically, we select some area restaurant and travel together (by foot or carpool) to our chosen destination. Transportation is always available, when needed, and all are welcome. No advance notice is required but if you'd like to join us, please look for the SLB sign-up sheet at coffee hour following this week's 10:00 O'Clock service. By adding your name, you help us provide accurate numbers to the restaurant. To learn more about the SLB, please speak with Ed Jacobson or Maryann Kurkjian, or ask any usher or greeter to direct you. 

  

This Week at St. Paul's
Tuesday, February 26 7:00 pm
7:30 pm
Scripture Group
Vestry Meeting
Lichtenberger Room
Great Hall

Wednesday, February 27

7:00 pm

Choir Rehearsal

Sanctuary
                                                                       
Scripture Group: February 26

 

We are reading Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:30 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. We'll be discussing chapter 4 "The Pearl of Great Price." Contact Leah Rugen for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Antiracism Learning Group

Because we will have our pancake breakfast next Sunday on March 3, our antiracism learning group will not meet. We encourage you to join us on our Lenten Quiet Day to continue our work together on racism. The day will focus on the documentary, Traces of the Trade, with prayer and conversation. Save the date, March 23.   

Upcoming Small Group Opportunities 

Small groups provide an opportunity for more informal and intimate prayer, for fellowship, support, and deeper learning about our faith tradition. In a small group we can connect more directly and deeply with other Christians, in a way that is not always possible on Sunday mornings.

  

Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices:

Based on the book of the same name by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, this small group will explore what it means to be a Christian in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition.   Even if you have not been to a previous meeting, you are most welcome to join us! Our next meeting dates are March 12, April 9, and May 14 at 7 pm. Some copies of the book are still available in the parish office. Contact the Rev. Elise Feyerherm for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please join us!  

Invitation to Meditation on the Fruit of the Spirit:  

Lenten House Church begins March 8

"Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." These words are so familiar, but what do they mean in our daily lives? In our modern world? This Lent we will meditate and listen, reflect and share in community. Join us for a simple meal and fellowship in parishioners' homes. Lenten house church has been a tradition at St. Paul's for over a decade. Whether your are new to the idea or have been participating for years, we hope you will join for prayer, song, and reflection on Friday evenings: March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 and 12.

Sign up HERE to host, bring food, or facilitate our time together. 

 

  

Lenten Day of Reflection and Prayer:

March 23 @ St. Paul's: 11am - 5pm     

Featuring a screening of Traces of the Trade - a film documenting the DeWolf family's journey in facing their own complicity in the slave trade in colonial Rhode Island.

Post-screening conversation led by Dain & Constance Perry, members of the DeWolf family and experienced facilitators of conversations on racism and faith. Agenda to follow. 

 

Pancake Breakfast and Talent Show: March 3 

The Stewardship Team invites you to the annual Shrove Sunday celebration--food, fun, music, laughter and community.  Gather together after church for sweet breakfast foods and a diverse  collection of self-defined talents. Kitchen helpers are needed Sunday morning for serving, cooking and clean-up; please contact John Andrews (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you can help out.  And, if you are interested in sharing a talent for the SHOW (acts no longer than 5 minutes), please  contact Maggie Taylor at 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.. 

Eat, Work, Pray @ Church (Mondays during Lent)  

 

Do you work from home or the coffee shop on Mondays? Join us during Lent as we work, pray and eat together. Free wifi, coffee and a soup lunch provided. We'll begin with Morning Prayer at 8:30am, pause for Noonday Prayer at 12:00pm and finish our day with Evening Prayer at 4:30pm. Come every Monday, or just one; for the whole day or just a part. 

Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Holy Communion Enrichment Class  

 

This spring Elise and Maggie will be hosting a Holy Communion Enrichment Class targeted at children in grades K-3 and their parents. We will also offer a class for older children if there is interest. If you and your child would like to take part in this class, please fill out the survey by clicking HERE so that we can set a time and place and see if we should add an older class.

Calendar for Lent 2019

 

  Ash Wednesday:  March 6,  Distribution of Ashes at 7-9 am and 12-1 pm

                                                  (Aspinwall Street entrance)

                                                 Ash Wednesday Service at 7 pm   


  Sundays in Lent:  March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 at 8 and 10 am


  Lenten Invitation Service:  March 10 at 5 pm

  Friday House Churches:  March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12 at 6:30 pm


  Lenten Quiet Day:  March 23, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holy Week

All services at St. Paul's, except where noted

  The Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday, April 14 at 8 and 10 am

                                               Blessing of the Palms at 9:30 am, St. Mark's Park

                                               at Park & Marion Street in Coolidge Corner                 

  Choral Compline:  Monday, April 15 at 7 pm, All Saints Church

  Taize Service:  Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm

  Choral Tenebrae: Wednesday, April 17 at 7 pm, Church of Our Saviour

  Maundy Thursday:  April 18, Agape meal at 6:30 pm, Service at 7 pm

  Good Friday:  April 19,  Stations of the Cross at 11 am

                                         Good Friday Liturgy at 12 pm

                                         Children's Good Friday Service at 4 pm

                                         Stations of the Cross at 6 pm

                                         Good Friday Liturgy at 7 pm

Easter Services

  The Great Vigil of Easter:  Saturday, April 20 at 7 pm

  Sunday of the Resurrection:  April 21, Sunrise Service at 6:30 am, Larz Anderson Park

                                                9 and 11 am, St. Paul's Church

 

Serving us this week

Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Presider  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Crucifer  Lena  Schultzberg 
Torchbearers  Elliana Clarkson and Delilah Chapman 
Lectors   Randy Gioia and Linda Cutting 
Prayers of the People  Georgia Smith 
Chalice Bearers Maryann Kurkjian and Alan Fried  
Healing Prayers  John Ferguson and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi   
Eucharistic Visitor   Edward Jacobson 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Judy Clementson
10:00 am: Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Mike Scheffler   
Offering Counters  Nate Gaede, John Ferguson, and Melissa Dulla 
Greeters  The Greeters Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  Michael Smith and Alberto Chang 

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. 

Celebrations, Memorials, and Prayers 

Celebrations 

We celebrate and remember the birthdays of Galen House, Ken Carter, Christopher Lockhart, Priscilla Donham, and Lauren Lukason.   

Memorials 

We remember especially Barbara and Frank Estes, Regina Smargiassi, F. Stephen Estes, and Maryann Tien, in whose memory the altar flowers are given this week by Stephen and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi.    

Prayers       

Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Helmut T., Fran C., Harry B., Faye M., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Alissa P., Laura R., Alice G., Denise E., Jane L., Dottie S., John M., Tom C., Sona H., Miranda, Eileen and  John P., Silas P., Robert R., Carolyn R., Jenifer L., Katherine S., Nick S., Martha C., the Family of Allison D., those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C., and those in the Ordination process: Tammy Hobbs Miracky, Lauren Lukason, and Hal Edmonson.   

Sunday Worship Bulletin for February 24, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 2/24/19.

Scripture Readings

Genesis 45:3-11,15; Psalm 37:1-12,41-42; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50; Luke 6:27-38      

Please click HERE for the readings. 

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: February 17, 2019

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 am  

 
Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Adult Formation:
   Making Sacred Space - Making Space Sacred
Choir Rehearsal
Nursery/Childcare
One Room Church School

Great Hall

Choir Room
Lower Level
Lower Level

10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir   

 Sanctuary
11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 

Adult Formation: Making Sacred Space - Making Space Sacred  

This coming Sunday, architect and St. Paul's parishioner Brett Donham will tell the story (in words and pictures) of how our current worship space came to be the way it is. Please join us! 

This Week at St. Paul's

Monday to Friday, February 18-22  PARISH OFFICE "WORKCATION"

Tuesday, February 19          7:00 pm     Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs      Chapel
                                                                & Practices        
Our Outreach to Common Cathedral

Last Sunday our congregation joined together to make lunch for our neighbors who worship at Common Cathedral on Boston's Common every Sunday. Our upper elementary students helped make and package sandwiches while our middle school youth decorated St. Valentine's Day cookies to share. 

 

After the 10am service a multi- generational group shared lunch with our neighbors and enjoyed the Common Cathedral service that followed! We are looking forward to working with Common Cathedral again soon, especially in May when our youth join them

for CityReach.   

 

Parish Office "Workcation"
Next week is school vacation week for some folks (Feb. 18-22). Here in the parish office, staff will be taking a "workcation" and catching up on much needed work that often gets put on the back burner. We'll be in the office, however, only checking email once/day. The deadlines for calendar submissions will remain the same; Wednesday at noon for the printed version of the calendar insert on Sundays and Thursday at noon for the weekly electronic calendar.Whatever you do next week, enjoy your time away or at home!      
Scripture Group: February 26

 

We are reading Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:30 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. Contact Leah Rugen for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Small Group Opportunities 

Small groups provide an opportunity for more informal and intimate prayer, for fellowship, support, and deeper learning about our faith tradition. In a small group we can connect more directly and deeply with other Christians, in a way that is not always possible on Sunday mornings.

  

Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices:

Based on the book of the same name by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, this small group will explore what it means to be a Christian in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition. We will meet in the Chapel from 7-8:30pm this coming Tuesday, February 19.  

Discussion will center around Chapters 2 & 3 - Baptismal Beliefs & Practices. Even if you have not been to a previous meeting, you are most welcome to join us! Some copies of the book are still available in the parish office. Contact the Rev. Elise Feyerherm for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please join us!  


Lenten House Church is coming:
Bearing the Fruit of the Spirit!! Save the dates

Ash Wednesday this year is March 6, and Lenten House Church is never far behind. Join us for prayer, food, and discussion at the homes of St. Paul's parishioners on Friday evenings: March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 and 12. Our topic is to be determined.

Sign up HERE to host, bring food, or facilitate the discussion.

 

 

Lenten Day of Reflection and Prayer:

March 23 @ St. Paul's 

Featuring a screening of Traces of the Trade - a film documenting the DeWolf family's journey in facing their own complicity in the slave trade in colonial Rhode Island.

Post-screening conversation led by Dain & Constance Perry, members of the DeWolf family and experienced facilitators of conversations on racism and faith. Agenda to follow. 

 

Holy Communion Enrichment Class  

 

This spring Elise and Maggie will be hosting a Holy Communion Enrichment Class targeted at children in grades K-3 and their parents. We will also offer a class for older children if there is interest. If you and your child would like to take part in this class, please fill out the survey by clicking HERE so that we can set a time and place and see if we should add an older class.

Shrove Sunday Talent Show Sign-ups  

 

On Sunday March 3 we will be celebrating Shrove Sunday with a pancake breakfast and a talent show! If you are interested in performing this year please click HERE to sign-up! We are looking for acts no longer than 5 minutes. Please let Maggie Taylor know if you have any questions by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      

B-SAFE needs new leaders. You?  

As James and I will be moving to California in the summer of 2019, I am thinking deeply about how to ensure St. Paul's keeps up its support of B-SAFE. B-SAFE was one of the first ministries I got involved with at St. Paul's, and I think it's really special work. In it, I see churches, local government, and families partnering to fill a community need-- safe and enriching summer programming for kids with varying financial means. Over the last three years of organizing B-SAFE, I have kept meticulous notes about the timeline, requirements, down to the last piece of string cheese on the shopping list, in hopes of setting up the next leader(s) for success! A B-SAFE ministry leader is mainly the point person: keeping track of volunteers, coordinating shopping and delivery, and communicating with the (extremely friendly and helpful) B-SAFE site team. The work is concentrated during one week of the summer (July or August), when St. Paul's provides 5 meals and a field trip for B-SAFE campers. In the past, the role has been shared by two people who split the week, so that they were each present on site only some of the days. The week could be chosen to align with new leaders' scheduling needs.Might you be an organized person with a heart for continuing a tradition of service and fellowship at St. Paul's? Please reach out with any interest, questions, or ideas.

~ Adelaide 

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Serving us this week

Preacher  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  
Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  John Ferguson 
Crucifer  Lena Schultzberg 
Torchbearers  Viola Schultzberg and Mark Hopkin 
Lectors   Anne Campbell and George Coggeshall 
Prayers of the People  John Ferguson 
Chalice Bearers Elizabeth Choi and Bo Fauth 
Healing Prayers  Julie Starr and Sharlene Wing 
Eucharistic Visitor   Maryann Kurkjian 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 am: Elizabeth Choi and Mary Beth Elder 
Offering Counters  Mike Scheffler, Ayanna McPhail, and Tim Hintz 
Greeters  The Greeters Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  TBD 

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. 

Celebrations, Memorials, and Prayers 

Celebrations 

We celebrate and remember the birthdays of Cordelia Thompson, Aidan Cheverie, Jason Fairchild, Elior Zaremba, and Tyler Russell.  

Memorials 

We remember especially Paul and Louise Donham, in whose memory the altar flowers are given this week by Brett Donham.    

Prayers       

Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Helmut T., Fran C., Harry B., Faye M., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Alissa P., Laura R., Alice G., Denise E., Jane L., Dottie S., John M., Tom C., Sona H., Miranda, Eileen and  John P., Silas P., Robert R., Carolyn R., Jenifer L., Katherine S., Nick S., Martha C., the Family of Allison D., those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C., and those in the Ordination process: Tammy Hobbs Miracky, Lauren Lukason, and Hal Edmonson.   

Sunday Worship Bulletin for February 17, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 2/17/19.

Scripture Readings

Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26     

Please click HERE for the readings. 

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: February 10, 2019

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 am  

 
Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Make lunches for Common Cathedral
Adult Formation:
   Making Sacred Space - Making Space Sacred
Choir Rehearsal
Nursery/Childcare
Church School
Middle Room
Great HallChoir Room
Lower Level
Lower Level
10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir   

 Sanctuary
11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
11:30 am  Prison Ministry
Travel to Common Cathedral  
Lichtenberger Room
Meet in Middle Room  

Adult Formation: Making Sacred Space - Making Space Sacred

Join us this coming Sunday at 9:00 am as we consider our sacred space at St. Paul's and reflect on how we use our physical space to give glory to God and more faithfully proclaim God's unconditional love for all people.

Prison Ministry Group: 

We will meet at 11:30 am this coming Sunday in the Lichtenberger Room. All are welcome!   Contact Leahanne with questions:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Common Cathedral: 

It is St. Paul's turn to provide lunch for the worshipers in the outdoor Eucharist service called Common Cathedral.  We will make lunches from 9-10 am. Then after church we will go downtown to the Boston Common to have lunch with Common Cathedral and participate in the church service. If folks want to meet at Common Cathedral on their own, arrival time is noon at the Brewer Fountain near the corner of Park and Tremont streets (this is at the Park Street subway stop where the Red Line meets the Green line).   

Questions...please contact Melissa Dulla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

This Week at St. Paul's

           
Tuesday, February 12           1:30 pm        Pastoral Care Team Meeting                                                 Lichtenberger Room       
                                          7:00 pm        Walk in Love: "Episcopal Beliefs and Practices                       Chapel                                                                                             7:00 pm        Vestry Meeting                                                                     Lichtenberger Room 

Wednesday, February 13      7:00 pm        Choir Rehearsal                                                                    Sanctuary

Scripture Group: February 26

 

We are reading Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:30 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. Contact Leah Rugen for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Small Group Opportunities 

Small groups provide an opportunity for more informal and intimate prayer, for fellowship, support, and deeper learning about our faith tradition. In a small group we can connect more directly and deeply with other Christians, in a way that is not always possible on Sunday mornings.

   Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices: Second Tuesday of each month

Based on the book of the same name by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, this small group will explore what it means to be a Christian in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition. 10 copies of the book are available in the office on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will meet in the Chapel from 7 - 8:30 pm this coming Tuesday, February 12; please join us!  


Lenten House Church is coming:   
Bearing the Fruit of the Spirit!! Save the dates

Ash Wednesday this year is March 6, and Lenten House Church is never far behind. Join us for prayer, food, and discussion at the homes of St. Paul's parishioners on Friday evenings: March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 and 12. Our topic is to be determined.


Lenten Day of Reflection and Prayer: March 23 @ St. Paul's   

Featuring a screening of Traces of the Trade - a film documenting the DeWolf family's journey in facing their own complicity in the slave trade in colonial Rhode Island.

Post-screening conversation led by Dain & Constance Perry, members of the DeWolf family and experienced facilitators of conversations on racism and faith.

 

Holy Communion Enrichment Class  

 

This spring Elise and Maggie will be hosting a Holy Communion Enrichment Class targeted at children in grades K-3 and their parents. We will also offer a class for older children if there is interest. If you and your child would like to take part in this class, please fill out the survey by clicking HERE so that we can set a time and place and see if we should add an older class.

B-SAFE needs new leaders. You?  

As James and I will be moving to California in the summer of 2019, I am thinking deeply about how to ensure St. Paul's keeps up its support of B-SAFE. B-SAFE was one of the first ministries I got involved with at St. Paul's, and I think it's really special work. In it, I see churches, local government, and families partnering to fill a community need-- safe and enriching summer programming for kids with varying financial means. Over the last three years of organizing B-SAFE, I have kept meticulous notes about the timeline, requirements, down to the last piece of string cheese on the shopping list, in hopes of setting up the next leader(s) for success! A B-SAFE ministry leader is mainly the point person: keeping track of volunteers, coordinating shopping and delivery, and communicating with the (extremely friendly and helpful) B-SAFE site team. The work is concentrated during one week of the summer (July or August), when St. Paul's provides 5 meals and a field trip for B-SAFE campers. In the past, the role has been shared by two people who split the week, so that they were each present on site only some of the days. The week could be chosen to align with new leaders' scheduling needs.Might you be an organized person with a heart for continuing a tradition of service and fellowship at St. Paul's? Please reach out with any interest, questions, or ideas.

~ Adelaide  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Serving us this week

Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Presider  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Julie House 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Torchbearers  Elliana Clarkson and Sarah Dulla 
Lectors   Luke Whited and Kate Kelley 
Prayers of the People  Linda Sanches 
Chalice Bearers Hal Edmonson and Jason Fairchild 
Healing Prayers  Linda Sanches and Elisabeth Choi 
Eucharistic Visitor   John Ferguson 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am:  John Ferguson, Mike Scheffler, and Hal Edmonson   
Offering Counters  Judy Rice, Sharlene Wing, and Leah Rugen 
Greeters  The Greeter Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  John Ahonen and Judy Rice 

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. 

Celebrations, Memorials, and Prayers 

Celebrations 

We celebrate and remember the birthdays of Fred Muehter, Kyle Swardstorm, Berred Ouellette, Mihret Hopkin, Leslie Cheverie, Ann Thacher Anderson, and Claire Holding.  

Memorials 

We remember especially John and Gwynneth Keeling, Tom Kelley, and Bentley Ward, Jr., in whose memory the altar flowers are given this week by Steve and Kate Kelley.       

Prayers       

Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Helmut T., Fran C., Harry B., Faye M., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Alissa P., Laura R., Alice G., Denise E., Jane L., Dottie S., John M., Tom C., Sona H., Miranda, Eileen and John P., Silas P., Robert R., Carolyn R., Jenifer L.,

Katherine S., Nick S., Martha C., those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C., and those in the Ordination process: Tammy Hobbs Miracky, Lauren Lukason, and Hal Edmonson.   

Sunday Worship Bulletin for February 10, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 2/10/19.

Scripture Readings

Isaiah 6:1-13; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11    

Please click HERE for the readings. 

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: February 3, 2019

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 am  

 
Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Adult Formation: Learning from our Muslim neighbors
High School Youth Group
Choir Rehearsal
Nursery/Childcare
Church School
Great Hall
Lichtenberger Room
Choir Room
Lower Level
Lower Level
10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir   

 Sanctuary
11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
11:30 am  Lector Training
Racism Learning Group 
Sanctuary
Lichtenberger Room 

Racism Learning Group:  Racism Learning Group meetings are scheduled on the first Sunday of each month at 11:30am in the Lichtenberger Room. Middle-schoolers, teens, and adults are all welcome to come reflect, learn, and grow in our understanding of racism and what we can do to respond proactively to it. Join us today!

This Week at St. Paul's

           
Tuesday, February 5          7:00 pm        Knitting Group                 Lichtenberger Room

Wednesday, February 6    7:00 pm        Choir Rehearsal                Sanctuary

Thursday, February 7        7:30 pm         Discernment Meeting     Lichtenberger Room
                                                           (J. House)

Sunday, February 10         9-10:00 am    Make lunches for            Kitchen/Middle Room
                                                           Common Cathedral                                       

                                       11:30 am       Travel to Common          Boston Common
                                                            Cathedral

2019 Pledge Appeal Update -- A Few Key Points

At our annual meeting last week, Vestry presented the 2019 budget which includes a relatively small deficit. 

So far we have received 102 pledges for a total of $284,000. Our Pledge Appeal target to erase the deficit is $334,000.

There are 18 pledges we hope will come in from folks who pledged last year, which could bring us close to $320,000. (please do get those pledges in!)

Adult Formation

Learning from our Muslim Neighbors  

The season after Epiphany is all about light - what better way to observe the season than by working to remove the dark veil of ignorance that surrounds many of our perceptions of Islam and our Muslim neighbors? Facilitated by members of the Brookline Muslim Friends, this three-part series will cover a basic introduction to Islam, understanding the Quran, worship and prayer in the Muslim tradition, and gender roles in Islam. There will be numerous opportunities to ask questions and get to know our Muslim friends. Join us at 9am this coming Sunday for our last session. 

Knitting Group: February 5  

The Knitting Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. Our next meeting is February 5 and all knitters and crocheters are welcome, or those wanting to learn! Please join us. If you have questions about the Knitting Group, please contact Maureen Carter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Small Group Opportunities 

Small groups provide an opportunity for more informal and intimate prayer, for fellowship, support, and deeper learning about our faith tradition. In a small group we can connect more directly and deeply with other Christians, in a way that is not always possible on Sunday mornings.

Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices: Second Tuesday of each month

Based on the book of the same name by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, this small group will explore what it means to be a Christian in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition. 10 copies of the book are available in the office on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will meet in the chapel from 7 - 8:30 pm on February 12; please join us!  

Save the dates - Lenten House Church is coming!!

Ash Wednesday this year is March 6, and Lenten House Church is never far behind. Join us for prayer, food, and discussion at the homes of St. Paul's parishioners on Friday evenings: March 15, 22, 29, and April 5 and 12. Our topic is to be determined.

Mission Sunday Event - Common Cathedral on February 10  

It is St. Paul's turn to provide lunch for the worshipers in the outdoor Eucharist service called Common Cathedral.  We will make lunches from 9-10am. Then after church we will go downtown to the Boston Common to have lunch with Common Cathedral and participate in the church service.  If possible, please sign up to participate before February 10 with Melissa Dulla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 650-743-6745.

Prison Ministry Group: Next Meeting is February 10 

The Prison Ministry group will meet at 11:30 am on Sunday, February 10, in the Lichtenberger Room. All are welcome! Contact Leahanne with questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Holy Communion Enrichment Class  

 

This spring Elise and Maggie will be hosting a Holy Communion Enrichment Class targeted at children in grades K-3 and their parents. We will also offer a class for older children if there is interest. If you and your child would like to take part in this class, please fill out the survey by clicking HERE so that we can set a time and place and see if we should add an older class.

Brookline Food Pantry in need of donations   

The Brookline Food Pantry which is housed at St. Paul's is running low on a number of items. This tends to be an annual occurrence after the holidays, when the amount of donations decline. 

If you can help, here's the list of items needed:

  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body and hand lotions, shaving cream)
  • Pastas (and jars of sauce)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Soups
  • Canned meals such as ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Cereals (including oatmeal)

So the next time you are at the store please considering picking up a few extra items to help our neighbors in need. You can bring them to church and put them in the large basket located at the Aspinwall Ave entrance. Any questions please see Ben Norton, Judy Clementson, or Judy Rice. Many thanks for your help!

Summit to Eliminate Racism in Brookline: February 10  

To Brookline Neighbors and Social Justice Advocates:

Join us on Sunday, February 10, from 11:30am - 4:00pm at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA.  Please register by clicking HERE.

A number of social justice and anti-racism groups have formed to challenge persistent racism in Brookline, but much of the work is occurring in silos. This Summit aims to propel our community forward together--from learning to organizing, and from organizing to action.

Participants will:

  • Survey the strategies that residents and institutions are currently deploying, through personal, interpersonal, and institutional/structural;
  • Prioritize the issues most critical to justice and equity in Brookline;
  • Orient ourselves around action groups devoted to dogged pursuit of specific campaigns for change.

Members of existing institutions and coalitions as well as individuals with experience in anti-racism activism are encouraged to participate in the Summit. Please RSVP so we can make sure we have an appropriate space.

Serving us this week

Preacher  The Ven. Pat Zifcak   
Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Assisting Clergy   The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Ardani Mello-Daigneault 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell 
Torchbearers  Mark Hopkin and Elior Zaremba 
Lectors   Paul Daigneault and Jim Zaremba 
Prayers of the People  Leah Rugen 
Chalice Bearers Georgia Smith and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Healing Prayers  Julie House and John Ferguson 
Eucharistic Visitor   Leah Rugen 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: Sharlene Wing and Viva Fischer   
Offering Counters  Brett Foster, Jeannie Baca, and Julie House 
Greeters  The Greeter Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  The Elder Family 

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. 

Celebrations and Prayers 

Celebrations 

We celebrate and remember the birthdays of Nick Kelley, Winnie Rubino, HD Rothman, Nicholas O'Brien, Linda Williams, Rosalie Baker, Hanako Norton, and John Ahonen.     

Prayers       

Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Helmut T., Fran C., Harry B., Faye M., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Alissa P., Laura R., Alice G., Denise E., Jane L., Dottie S., Ross K., John M., Tom C., Sona H., Miranda, Eileen and John P., Silas P., Robert R., Carolyn R., Jenifer L., Martha C., those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C., and those in the Ordination process: Tammy Hobbs Miracky, Lauren Lukason, and Hal Edmonson.   

Sunday Worship Bulletin for February 3, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 2/3/19.

Scripture Readings

Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30    

Please click HERE for the readings. 

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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