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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
This Sunday at St. Paul's: July 16, 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, July 17:         7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
 
Tuesday, July 18:        7:00 pm     Stewardship Meeting (Lichtenberger Room)              
Thanks for a great week with B-SAFE!
St. Paul's served 300 lunches over three days and took campers on a field trip to Farrington Nature Linc. Campers wanted to know if we could cook lunch every week, because they liked our pasta with meatballs so much! Thank you to the congregation for making this possible through a Ministry Outside the Parish grant, and a special thank you to everyone who donated toys or time this year!  
 
Welcome Back James and thanks to Ben and Walter!
Our Sexton, James Santagati, is back from vacation...welcome back James! We all missed your presence at St. Paul's while you were overseas!Our buildings and grounds were kept in good hands while James was away thanks to Ben Norton and Walter Mucha. Please thank Ben and Walter when you see them as there were many tasks they attended to behind the scenes (i.e., overseeing concert events, worship service set-up, coffee hour set-up, building maintenance and cleanliness, outdoor grounds work, etc.) We are ever so thankful to you both!   
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!
 
Below are photos of me and "Flat St Paul" last week at the end of our travels together throughout Denmark and Norway.  We loved our trip!  Blessings to all. ~ Glenn Seberg
Flat St. Paul visits the Mormon Tabernacle - submitted by Stephen Morrissey:
 
The Yard Sale is Coming! 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 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Ardani Mello-Daigneault 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell 
Lectors                                     Linda Sanches and Kristen Renaud 
Prayers of the People  E. Lorraine Baugh 
Healing Prayers     Steve Morrissey and Linda Sanches 
Chalice Bearers  Wendy Luk and Madeleine Taylor 
Vestry Representatives  Mike Scheffler, Ayanna McPhail, and Tim Hintz  
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Lydia Snover
10:00 am: Adelaide Xie 
Greeters      Brett Foster, Kate Kelley, Barbie Maniscalco, and Rebecca Schultzberg  
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha,
Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Hosts Leah Rugen and The Foster 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, Celebrations, and Prayers
Memorials  We pray for the repose of the soul of Stanley A. Tirrell, Andy Clarkson's uncle, who died this past week.
 
Celebrations 
We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Alan Fried, Jim Bales, Tess Jewell, Karen Scheffler, Mitchell Cheverie, and Matthew Thompson.
 
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 55:10-13; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
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 9, 2017
 8:00 am:        Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  
                                                                  
10:00 am        Holy Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:15 am        Coffee Hour (Courtyard)
                     Newcomers Coffee (Rector's Office)  
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, July 10:         7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
 
Tuesday, July 11:        7:30 pm    Spiritual Book Group (Lichtenberger Room)            
Spiritual Book Group
The Spiritual  Book Group will gather this Tuesday, July 11 from 7:30-9 pm in the Lichtenberger Room for our summer meeting to discuss Anne Lamott's "Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith."  All are welcome whether you have read a little, a lot, or other works by Ms. Lamott. 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.
Staff Vacation Time
James Santagati, our Sexton, is on vacation through July 10. Please call Jill in the parish office at 617-566-4953 if you have grounds related needs.
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! Plan Ahead!
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.
Save the Date for St. Paul's All Parish Retreat !
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. Please mark your calendars...more to come!
Serving us this week
Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Michael Robinson  
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  John Ferguson 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Lectors                                     Elisabeth Choi and Randy Gioia 
Prayers of the People  Ed Jacobson 
Healing Prayers     Betsy Munzer and Julie House 
Chalice Bearers  Leah Rugen and Lauren Lukason 
Vestry Representatives  Barbie Maniscalco, Alan Fried, and Leah Rugen 
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am:  Sharlene Wing and Adelaide Xie   
Greeters      Beverly Estes-Smargiassi, John Ahonen, Adelaide Xie, and Judy Rice   
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha,
Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Hosts Hopkin 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, Celebrations, and Prayers
Celebrations 
We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Rob Sampson, Melissa Dulla, Ripley Foster, Micah Rockhead, Austin Jewell, Vrinda Brown, Jillian Carusone, Charlie Jewell, Andy Clarkson, Ed Jacobson, Roger House, and Robert Burke.
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
 Zechariah 9:9-12; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 
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 2, 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, July 3:         7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
 
Wednesday - Friday
July 5-7                                     B-SAFE Fellowship and Service                                      
Staff Vacation Time
James Santagati, our Sexton, is on vacation through July 10. Please call Jill in the parish office at 617-566-4953 if you have grounds related needs.
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!  
Volunteer for B-SAFE 2017!
St. Paul's will be providing lunch and a Friday field trip for B-SAFE campers at St. Augustine and St. Martin in the South End July 5-7! Come join in the fellowship and service. Whether you're available to help with food preparation, serving, or the field trip, your contribution will make our week a success! 

To sign up, please fill out this form by clicking here.  
Save the Date for St. Paul's All Parish Retreat !
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. Please mark your calendars...more to come!
Serving us this week
Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Julie House 
Crucifer  Kendall Gray 
Lectors                                     Jackson Braider and Lisa Braider 
Prayers of the People    
Healing Prayers     Angie Marks and Sharlene Wing 
Chalice Bearers  Betsy Munzer and Linda Sanches 
Vestry Representatives  Brett Foster, Jeannie Baca, and Julie House 
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: Mary Beth Elder and Viva Fisher    
Greeters      Tim Hintz, John Ferguson, and Maria O'Meara 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha,
Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Hosts The Dulla Family 
Click here to view the server spreadsheet. If you need to make a change, please find someone to swap with and let your ministry leader know so that the server spreadsheet can be updated. 
Memorials, Celebrations, and Prayers
Celebrations 
We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Idonia Gaede, Kathryn Estes-Smargiassi, Talia Vos, Julie House, Yurika Shibata, Jordan Bain, Steve Kelley, Lilac Nguyen, and Ouida Foster.
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., and those in the military: Lucas S.,
Hana L., and Jamie C. 
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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