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 This Sunday at St. Paul's: May 28 - The Seventh Sunday of Easter
8:00 am:      Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  

9:00 am       Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
                   Church School Group Activity (Lower Level)
                   Church School Parent Meeting; 3rd-5th grade (Rector's office) 
                   
10:00 am     Holy Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:15 am     Coffee Hour (Great Hall) 
                  Sunday Lunch Bunch (Meet in Great Hall to determine off-site location)
 
Church School Parents and Guardians:
As we think about the next church school year, Jeff would love to hear from you regarding your hopes for your children. Please take time to attend the meeting for your child's age group. If you have multiple children, you only have to go to one of the sessions. Each meeting is at 9am for the next 3 Sundays. 

May 28 - 3rd-5th Grade Parents 
June 4 - Middle School Parents
June 11 - High School Parents

Also, please take time to fill out this survey reflecting on the year.  

Please let Hazel know if you have any questions. Her email is:  
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The Sunday Lunch Bunch (SLB) returns THIS Sunday:
Want some casual conversation and fellowship? The Sunday Lunch Bunch might fill
the bill. The SLB meets on the FOURTH Sunday of the month after the 10 O'clock
service. We'll gather during coffee hour to mutually determine our destination, then we'll travel (by foot or carpool) to some convenient local eatery for brunch or lunch. All are welcome and invited, and transportation is always available, as needed. If you'd like to know more about SLB, please see Maryann Kurkjian, or speak with an Usher or Greeter. We'd love to have you join us, this Sunday.
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, May 29:        7:00 am      Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
 
Wednesday, May 31:  7:00 pm       Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)                             
Ordination: St. Paul's candidate for the priesthood
God willing and the people consenting, Amanda March will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 am at St. Paul's Cathedral, 138 Tremont Street, Boston, with a reception following the service. She would be honored if members of St. Paul's could be present. If not, your prayers are requested. Please plan to join in the celebration! Amanda will be present the next day, Sunday the 4th, at St. Paul's for her first celebration of the Eucharist as a deacon and she is very excited about that. 
Do you read a language other than English?
If so, we need you on Pentecost Sunday, June 4. Once again, we will hear, in our own language, the scripture from the Book of Acts telling the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church. Adults and youth of any age, if you have an ability to read a short paragraph in any different language, please volunteer. It's a day of celebration and we hope to have any and all languages within the St. Paul's community represented. The more voices, the better! Language texts will be provided. Please contact Mike Scheffler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you can join us. Gracias! Merci! Danke!, Spaciba! Thank you!  
Do You Know Someone Graduating This Spring?
If you or someone you know is graduating from High School, College, Grad programs or Residencies, we would like to honor you/them at the 10:00am service on June 11! Please send their names, schools, and degrees/diplomas earned to Jill in our parish office at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by noon on Wednesday, June 7.
Ministry Leader Support Luncheon: June 4
If you are a current ministry leader, or are interested in starting a new ministry here at St. Paul's, please join us for a Ministry Leader Support Luncheon on Sunday, June 4 from 11:30-1 pm following Eucharist.
In the meeting, we will build community, do some Realm training, and split into smaller groups with "like" ministries so that folks can collaborate and problem solve with other ministry leaders.

If you would like to attend or have ideas about what might be useful during that time, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Porchfest at St. Paul's: June 10 at 2pm
Please join us Saturday, June 10 at 2pm for Brookline Porch Fest! St. Paul's will be hosting a "campfire" singalong on the front lawn. We will be singing our favorite songs from our Annual All Parish Retreat. Please bring an instrument to play along, your friends and family to sing along, or just come by to hang out and enjoy the beautiful garden!
If you are a musician and are interested in helping lead the sing along, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can look into a time to practice! 
Ministry Outside the Parish Proposal Forum: June 25
Ministry Outside the Parish (M.O.P.) will be holding a Proposal Forum on Sunday, June 25  after the 10:00am service in the Lichtenberger Room. We will be listening to presentations on organizations that have applied for grants. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions please refer to our website or speak to Matshai Motimele (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Tim Hintz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 
Garden Space Available!
Would you like a space to garden right next to the church? There is a plot available in the St. Paul community garden! Please email Adelaide at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you are interested!
Brookline Food Pantry
If you would like to learn more about the Food Pantry, please ask. They are in need of volunteers at the St. Paul's location (Tuesdays 12 to 2:30pm, Thursdays 9:30am to Noon, Wednesdays 2:30 to 4:30pm) as well as the Egmont location (Thursdays 10am to Noon, Thursdays 3 to 5pm, Thursdays 5 to 7pm) to help load/unload deliveries and help sign-in clients with computer use. They also need someone to help load food at the Greater Boston Food Bank and deliver it to the the pantry from 8:45 to 11am on Thursdays.  Please email 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. if you can help out.           
Serving us this week
Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Preacher The Rev. Michael Robinson 
Organist   Nadya Mikhaylova
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell 
Torchbearers  Mehret Hopkin and Jane Hopkin 
Lectors                                     Eliza Marth and Betsy Munzer 
Prayers of the People  Pat Dunbar  
Healing Prayers     Eliza Marth and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi  
Chalice Bearers  Maryann Kurkjian and Sarah Fairchild 
Eucharistic Visitor  Edward Jacobson 
Vestry Representatives  Nate Gaede and Julie House 
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: Mary Beth Elder and Mike Scheffler     
Greeters      Clara Batchelor, Tammy Hobbs Miracky, and Rebecca Schultzberg 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha, Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Hosts Dulla Family 
Sunday School Snack  Ivy-Chiong 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. 
Memorials, Prayers, and Celebrations
Memorials  We pray for the life of Rev. Murray Dewart, in whose loving memory the altar flowers are given, and for the repose of the soul of Janet Duggan.
 
Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Alisa Nagano, Matheus Lima, Art Wing, and Ben Norton.
   
Prayers
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Jane, Camille J-F, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R.,  Paul, John P., Alexander T., Annette W., Martin S., Maryann T., Gerke V., Ken C., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Charles O., Gerry O., Jackie S., Kitty C., Mike K., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K., Whitney, and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
 Acts 1:6-14; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11 
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: May 21 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter
8:00 am:      Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  

9:00 am       Adult Education: Christ and Culture (Great Hall)
                   Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
                   Church School (Lower Level)
                   Sunday School Parent Meeting (Rector's Office) 

10:00 am     Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)
 
11:15 am     Coffee Hour (Great Hall)
 
11:30 am     Blessing of the Bicycles (Front Lawn)
 
Adult Education: 
In 1951, H. Richard Neibuhr authored Christ and Culture, one of the most significant theological books of the 20th century. Our present day culture presents a dizzying array of issues in politics, technology, safety and security, and so much more. How might Christians relate these complex and challenging times? This week, we'll take a look at the five ways that Neibuhr proposes that we may relate to culture: Christ against Culture; Christ of Culture; Christ above Culture; Christ and Culture in Paradox; and, Christ transforming Culture. Please join us from 9-10 am in the Great Hall this coming Sunday.

Blessing of the Bicycles:
Remember to bring your bike to St. Paul's this coming Sunday as after Eucharist and before the Brookline Bike Parade, we will be blessing our bicycles and have some folks around who know something about bikes to help with a tune up! We will gather outside following our 10am Eucharist. As a biker in Boston myself, I'll know I can use all of the blessings I can get!
If you can help out with the tune ups and safety checks, please be in contact with Ben Norton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have other questions, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
 
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, May 22:        7:00 am       Yoga (Lichtenberger Room) 
 
Tuesday, May 23:       7:30 pm       Spiritual Book Club (Great Hall)
 
Friday, May 26:          5:00 pm       High School Social Outing                       
Mission Sunday Thanks
Our last Mission Sunday activity for the season was the Walk for Hunger fundraiser on May 7. Three St. Paul's members ran the 5k and more than ten people walked from the start line to St Paul's.  All together, our team raised over $1000 and increased awareness of Massachusetts residents who have food insecurity.  Thank you to everyone who ran, walked, or donated money.           
Brookline Food Pantry
Saturday, May 13 was National Stamp out Hunger Day. Mail carriers all over the country collected non-perishable food from residents as they delivered mail. Donations were delivered between 3-6 pm at our Brookline Food Pantry, housed in St Paul's.If you would like to learn more about the Food Pantry, please ask. They are in need of volunteers at the St. Paul's location (Tuesdays 12 to 2:30pm, Thursdays 9:30am to Noon, Wednesdays 2:30 to 4:30pm) as well as the Egmont location (Thursdays 10am to Noon, Thursdays 3 to 5pm, Thursdays 5 to 7pm) to help load/unload deliveries and help sign-in clients with computer use. They also need someone to help load food at the Greater Boston Food Bank and deliver it to the the pantry from 8:45 to 11am on Thursdays.  Please email 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. if you can help out.           
Spiritual Book Club: May 23
The Spiritual Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall to discuss "You Are Already Praying" by Cathy George. Please join us. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather with fellow parishioners who would like to get to know one another and talk about books on Spirituality. We are open to suggestions for future reads!  Questions? Suggestions?  Please contact Barbie Maniscalco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ordination: St. Paul's candidate for the priesthood
God willing and the people consenting, Amanda March will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 am at St. Paul's Cathedral, 138 Tremont Street, Boston, with a reception following the service. She would be honored if members of St. Paul's could be present. If not, your prayers are requested. Please plan to join in the celebration! Amanda will be present the next day, Sunday the 4th, at St. Paul's for her first celebration of the Eucharist as a deacon and she is very excited about that. 
Do you read a language other than English?
If so, we need you on Pentecost Sunday, June 4. Once again, we will hear, in our own language, the scripture from the Book of Acts telling the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church. Adults and youth of any age, if you have an ability to read a short paragraph in any different language, please volunteer. It's a day of celebration and we hope to have any and all languages within the St. Paul's community represented. The more voices, the better! Language texts will be provided. Please contact Mike Scheffler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you can join us. Gracias! Merci! Danke!, Spaciba! Thank you!  
Ministry Leader Support Luncheon: June 4
If you are a current ministry leader, or are interested in starting a new ministry here at St. Paul's, please join us for a Ministry Leader Support Luncheon on Sunday, June 4 from 11:30-1 pm following Eucharist.
In the meeting, we will build community, do some Realm training, and split into smaller groups with "like" ministries so that folks can collaborate and problem solve with other ministry leaders.

If you would like to attend or have ideas about what might be useful during that time, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ministry Outside the Parish Proposal Forum: June 25
Ministry Outside the Parish (M.O.P.) will be holding a Proposal Forum on Sunday, June 25  after the 10:00am service in the Lichtenberger Room. We will be listening to presentations on organizations that have applied for grants. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions please refer to our website or speak to Matshai Motimele (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Tim Hintz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 
Garden Space Available!
Would you like a space to garden right next to the church? There is a plot available in the St. Paul community garden! Please email Adelaide at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you are interested!
Serving us this week
Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Preacher The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Michael Robinson and
The Rev. Megan C. Holding   
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew  E. Clarkson  
Assisting Organist  Geoff Wieting 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server Ardani Mello-Daigneault 
Crucifer  Kendall Gray 
Torchbearers  Elliana Clarkson and Ripley Foster 
Lectors                                     Laura Carney and John Mahony 
Prayers of the People  Julie House 
Healing Prayers     Julie House and Linda Sanches  
Chalice Bearers  Hazel Johnson and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi  
Eucharistic Visitor  Maryann Kurkjian 
Vestry Representatives  Mike Scheffler, Ayanna McPhail, and Tim Hintz 
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 am:  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Adelaide Xie   
Greeters      Kate Kelley, Brett Foster, Melissa Dulla, and
Barbie Maniscalco 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha, Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Hosts Ed Jacobson and Mike Scheffler 
Sunday School Snack  Foster 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
Memorials  We pray for the life of Barry Bransfield, in whose loving memory the altar flowers are given, and for the repose of the soul of Margaret Morrissey, Steve Morrissey's mother, who died last week.
 
Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Jacob Boral, Gary McPhail, Linda Hastie, Wesley Moore, and Kate Kelley.
   
Prayers
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Jane, Camille J-F, Janet R., David F., Randy Lewis and Family, Kendall G., Ruth R.,  Paul, John P., Alexander T., Annette W., Martin S., Maryann T., Gerke V., Ken C., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Charles O., Gerry O., Jackie S., Kitty C., Mike K., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K., Whitney, and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
 Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21
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: May 14 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter
8:00 am:      Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  

9:00 am      Adult Education (Great Hall)
                  Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
                  Church School (Lower Level)
10:00 am     Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)
 
11:15 am      Coffee Hour (Great Hall)
                    Newcomers' Coffee (Rector's Office)
Adult Education: As Christians, we are resurrection people, and when better than Easter to have life-giving conversations about death? Nearly 90% of Americans feel that it is important to talk openly about the end of life, but only a third of that number have actually done so--a gap with serious implications for ourselves and our loved ones. This session will be led by Michael Robinson and Jane deLima Thomas. Jane is a member of St. Paul's and is a MD and is Clinical Director of Palliative Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Please join us - all are welcome!       
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, May 15:        7:00 am         Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
 
Tuesday, May 16:       7:30 pm          Vestry Meeting (Lichtenberger Room)
 
Friday, May 19:          7:00 pm          20s & 30s Dinner (Rectory)                 
20s/30s Grill and Chill: May 19 at 7:00 pm
Join us at Jeff's house (next door to St. Paul's) for a 20s/30s grill and chill on Friday, May 19 at 7pm! Bring something to share: salad, dessert, beverages, something to throw on the grill... oh the possibilities! This Lent, Adelaide took time to reflect on her commitments at church, and is feeling ready to step back from leadership of the 20s/30s group. She sees the 20s/30s group as a way for younger people to integrate into the larger community, and given the 20s/30s leadership across a variety of ministries at St. Paul's, she'd say that's going well! If you have the energy and availability to take on leadership in the 20s/30s group, please be in touch with Adelaide: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Looking forward to eating together! :)  
Blessing of the Bicycles: Sunday, May 21
On Sunday, May 21 at 11:30am, bring your Bike to St. Paul's after Eucharist and before the Brookline Bike Parade! We will be blessing our bicycles and have some folks around who know something about bikes to help with a tune up! We will gather outside following our 10am Eucharist. As a biker in Boston myself, I'll know I can use all of the blessings I can get!
 
If you can help out with the tuneups and safety checks, please be in contact with Ben Norton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have other questions, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Spiritual Book Club: May 23
The Spiritual Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall to discuss "You Are Already Praying" by Cathy George. Please join us. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather with fellow parishioners who would like to get to know one another and talk about books on Spirituality. We are open to suggestions for future reads!  Questions? Suggestions?  Please contact Barbie Maniscalco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ordination: St. Paul's candidate for the priesthood
God willing and the people consenting, Amanda March will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 am at St. Paul's Cathedral, 138 Tremont Street, Boston, with a reception following the service. She would be honored if members of St. Paul's could be present. If not, your prayers are requested. Please plan to join in the celebration! Amanda will be present the next day, Sunday the 4th, at St. Paul's for her first celebration of the Eucharist as a deacon and she is very excited about that. 
Ministry Leader Support Luncheon: June 4
If you are a current ministry leader, or are interested in starting a new ministry here at St. Paul's, please join us for a Ministry Leader Support Luncheon on Sunday, June 4 from 11:30-1 pm following Eucharist.
In the meeting, we will build community, do some Realm training, and split into smaller groups with "like" ministries so that folks can collaborate and problem solve with other ministry leaders.

If you would like to attend or have ideas about what might be useful during that time, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
"CHANGE-ing Hunger" Basket Thank You!
Mil Milagros means "A Thousand Miracles." This year St. Paul's collected $563.46 that will provide over 1000 meals for the children of Mil Milagros, a program St. Paul's helps to support in Guatemala!  It costs $0.54 to provide one child with a hot nourishing meal and a piece of fresh fruit. The loose change collected at the offertory each week during Lent is a powerful, tangible resource that will support the needs of many children. Thank You!
Help the Brookline Food Pantry
Do you know that:  
  • the big basket the ushers bring up at the offertory is St. Paul's weekly contribution to the Brookline Food Pantry?  The Food Pantry is located at St. Paul's and some of our fellow parishioners are regular volunteers.
  • you can help by picking up some extra items at the store the next time you shop and bringing them to church when you come?  The clients would love to have more variety in the items that they can pick out and these items come from donations of food and personal care items.    
  • the Pantry needs your financial donations to help pay for food ordered from the Boston Food Bank?  
  • the Food Pantry serves about 850 families who live in Brookline,  including 450 children and 400 seniors?
  • about 7500 residents of Brookline (one of the wealthier towns in the state) are living in poverty?
Thanks so much for remembering to bring in your donations of food, personal care items, and money!
    
Judy Rice and Judy Clementson
Serving us this week
Presider  The Rev. Michael Robinson   
Preacher The Rev. Megan C. Holding 
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew  E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server Julia Boral 
Crucifer  Claire Holding 
Torchbearers  Adelaide Xie and Pat Dunbar 
Lectors                                     Tim Hintz and Anne Campbell 
Prayers of the People  Maryann Kurkjian 
Healing Prayers     Sharlene Wing and Martha Curtis 
Chalice Bearers  E. Lorraine Baugh and Andrea Brue 
Eucharistic Visitor  John Ferguson 
Vestry Representatives  Barbie Maniscalco, Alan Fried, and Leah Rugen 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am:  Adelaide Xie and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi   
Greeters      Adelaide Xie, Beverly Estes-Smargiassi, and Jeannie Baca 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha, Hanako Norton, and Jeannie Baca    
Coffee Hour Hosts Carney/Clarkson Family 
Sunday School Snack  Brue 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
Memorials  We pray for the lives of Earle and Judith Ralph, in whose loving memory the altar flowers are given.
 
Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Paul Snover, Ken Carter, and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi.
   
Prayers
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Jane, Camille J-F, Janet R., David F., Randy Lewis and Family, Kendall G., Ruth R.,  Paul, John P., Alexander T., Annette W., Martin S., Maryann T.,
Gerke V., Ken C., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Charles O., Gerry O., Jackie S., Kitty C., Mike K., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K., Whitney, and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
 Acts 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14 
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: May 7 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter and The Walk For Hunger

6:30 am       Walk for Hunger 5K (Meet at Boston Common Merry-Go-Round)
 
7:30 am       Walk for Hunger (Meetup at Aspinwall Street Door)
 
8:00 am:      Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)
 
9:00 am       Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
                   Church School (Lower Level)
 
10:00 am     Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)
 
11:15 am     Coffee Hour (Great Hall)
 
Mission Sunday:  Walk for Hunger is this coming Sunday 
Thanks to Rene Feuerman and Andre Lima for their discussion last Sunday about hunger and food insecurity. Our Faith in Action team would like to be involved in helping the Brookline and Massachusetts communities, including participating in the annual Walk for Hunger.
A team of 19 people will be representing St Paul's in the Project Bread's Walk for Hunger this year.  We will have 3 runners in the 5k (which starts at 7am) and 17 people walking (starting at 8:45am). Most walkers will be walking the 3 miles from the Common to church, arriving in time for the 10am service. If you would like to join the team, register by going to projectbread.org, clicking on "walk for hunger" and then "join a team."  We are the St Paul's Brookline team, under team leader Melissa Dulla. If you are not a walker or runner but would like to donate to help individuals who are hungry, please click here to locate our team name of St Paul's Brookline, with Melissa Dulla as team leader. If you are not a walker or runner but would like to donate to help individuals who are hungry, please click here to locate our team name of St Paul's Brookline, with Melissa Dulla as team leader. Our neighbors in need thank you all!  
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, May 8:          7:00 am                    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
Wednesday, May 10:   7:00 pm                    Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
Saturday, May 13:       9:00 am - 4:00 pm      Vestry Retreat   
Love Matters: Saturday, May 6
As many of ya'll know, I'm able to serve here at St. Paul's through the Boston-based Episcopal Service Corps program called "Life Together." In this community, I am blessed beyond belief to be in community with other young adults who are dreamers and builders of a more beloved world. We are a faith-rooted, social justice fellowship program, where I have received invaluable training and where I am continually inspired by my peers.If you would like to learn more about the program that has been so formative for me, please join us on Saturday, May 6 from 4-7pm at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul' at 138 Tremont Street. Tickets are on a sliding scale, with $40 dollars being the suggested donation. You may click here for tickets. If you have questions don't hesitate to email me, Eliza Marth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I'm so grateful for this community being a key part of my incredible journey in this Life Together program!!!
Adult Education
As Christians, we are resurrection people, and when better than Easter to have life-giving conversations about death? Nearly 90% of Americans feel that it is important to talk openly about the end of life, but only a third of that number have actually done so--a gap with serious implications for ourselves and our loved ones. This session will be led by Michael Robinson and Jane deLima Thomas. Jane is a member of St. Paul's and is a MD and is Clinical Director of Palliative Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Please join us from 9-10 am in the Great Hall on May 14. All are welcome!      
Blessing of the Bicycles: Sunday, May 21
On Sunday, May 21 at 11:30am, bring your Bike to St. Paul's after Eucharist and before the Brookline Bike Parade! We will be blessing our bicycles and have some folks around who know something about bikes to help with a tune up! We will gather outside following our 10am Eucharist. As a biker in Boston myself, I'll know I can use all of the blessings I can get!
 
If you can help out with the tuneups and safety checks, please be in contact with Ben Norton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have other questions, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Spiritual Book Club: May 23
The Spiritual Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall to discuss "You Are Already Praying" by Cathy George. Please join us. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather with fellow parishioners who would like to get to know one another and talk about books on Spirituality. We are open to suggestions for future reads!  Questions? Suggestions?  Please contact Barbie Maniscalco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ministry Leader Support Luncheon: June 4
If you are a current ministry leader, or are interested in starting a new ministry here at St. Paul's, please join us for a Ministry Leader Support Luncheon on Sunday, June 4 from 11:30-1 pm following Eucharist.
In the meeting, we will build community, do some Realm training, and split into smaller groups with "like" ministries so that folks can collaborate and problem solve with other ministry leaders.

If you would like to attend or have ideas about what might be useful during that time, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Serving us this week
Presider  The Rev. Megan C. Holding  
Preacher The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Michael Robinson  
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew  E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server Flora Fried 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Torchbearers  Lena Schultzberg and Sarah Dulla 
Lectors                                     Tom Daniel and Nate Gaede 
Prayers of the People  Jason Fairchild 
Healing Prayers     Eliza Marth and Elisabeth Choi 
Chalice Bearers  Sharlene Wing and Adelaide Xie 
Eucharistic Visitor  Leah Rugen 
Vestry Representatives  Brett Foster, Jeannie Baca, and Julie House 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am:  Elisabeth Choi and Sharlene Wing   
Greeters      Tim Hintz, Maria O'Meara, and John Ferguson 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha, Hanako Norton, and Jeannie Baca    
Coffee Hour Hosts Brue Family 
Sunday School Snack  Renaud 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
Memorials  We pray for the lives of Michael Paul Colageo and Naomi Freda Kurinsky, in whose loving memory the altar flowers are given.
Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Lizbeth DeSelm, Viola Schultzberg, Lauyra Batchelor, Sarah Campbell, Scott Carter, Emily Carusone, and Maddie Carusone.
   
Prayers
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Jane, Camille J-F, Janet R., David F., Randy Lewis and Family, Kendall G., Ruth R.,  Paul, John P., Alexander T., Annette W., Martin S., Maryann T.,
Gerke V., Ken C., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Charles O., Gerry O., Jackie S., Kitty C., Mike K., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture 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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