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This Sunday at St. Paul's: May 6, 2018
Mission Sunday: Walk for Hunger

8:00 am

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion    


9:00 am

Adult Education: Resurrection
Church School


Choir Rehearsal   

Great Hall
Brookline Teen Center Lichtenberger Room 

Choir Room

10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir 


11:15 am

Coffee Hour   

Great Hall 

11:30 am  Ministry Outside the Parish Meeting
Immigration and Sanctuary Group Meeting

Mission Sunday: Walk For Hunger 

Mission Sundays are an opportunity for anyone and everyone at St Paul's to work together to address a need in the local community.  This year's Walk for Hunger is Project Bread's 50th anniversary of this walk, which raises money to help those who need food in Massachusetts.  For more information on the walk and Project Bread, click on this link.  Our fundraising goal this year is $3000 and our goal is to have a team of at least 10 people participating.  Participation can be one of the following: running the 5k at 7am, walking from the start line at 8am to church for the 10am service, or walking from the start line at 8am and ending at the finish line 20 miles later (see important meet-up information below).  If you would like to participate, sign up on the website with team "St. Paul's Church, Brookline". We're having a practice run on Saturday, May 5 at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir (see more details below).  For help, call or email Melissa Dulla at 650-743-6745 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The New Sanctuary Movement is active in Massachusetts and not without controversy as the events in Springfield illustrate. The Parish of St. Paul in Newton is active in this effort and is relying on support from other congregations and individuals to accomplish this. Please come to a meeting this coming Sunday to find out more about what you can do to support them and other immigrant movements. We will meet after Church in the Chapel. Please contact Simon Lejeune at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.   

Lichtenberger Room

Practice Run for Walk for Hunger on Saturday, May 5

We are having a practice run on Saturday, May 5 at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.  (The race is the next day, so we will just have a low-key run with stretching and socializing.)  We will meet in the parking lot at the southeast corner of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir at 8:30 am on Saturday.  Each lap around is 1.5 miles, so feel free to run/walk one or two laps.  And bring family and friends if you'd like!  If you have questions, please call Melissa Dulla 650-743-6745.   

Walk for Hunger Important Meet-Up Information

The following people are running in the 5K. Runners must register on-line at projectbread.org and pay a registration fee.The run starts at 7:00am.Runners can meet at 6:30am near the Gazebo (band stand) in the Common, near Boylston St Station. Please wear your St Paul's T-shirt or Walk for Hunger T-shirt.

(Melissa Dulla, Jeff Mello, Glen Schultzberg, Eva Sevian Sklaver, Brian Trelstad, Veronica Reich, Nate Gaede).  

And the following people are registered as walkers.Walkers will meet near the Gazebo (band stand) in the Common at 7:45am, and begin the walk between 8:00 and 8:15am.Walkers may walk the entire walk or go from the Common to St Paul's, where we intend to arrive in time for the 10:00am service.Please wear your St Paul's T-shirt or Walk for Hunger T-shirt.(Jason Fairchild, Noah Fairchild, Piper Trelstad, Rebecca Schultzberg, Lena Schultzberg, Viola Schultzberg, Sarah Borgeson, Chris Dulla, Molly Dulla, Sarah Dulla, Julie Starr, Barbie Maniscalco, Flora Fried, Judy Rice, Georgia Smith, Chris Smith, Dot Smith, Terry Jewell, Austin Jewell, Charlie Jewell).

This week at St. Paul's


 Monday, May 7: 7:00 am Yoga in Lichtenberger Room

Tuesday, May 8: 2:00 pm Pastoral Care Team in Lichtenberger Room

                         7:30 pm Scripture Group in Lichtenberger Room

Wednesday, May 9: 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal in Choir Room




Adult Formation during Easter Season


The proclamation, "Christ is risen!" is at the heart of our faith - it was the experience of Jesus as the risen Lord that changed the lives of the disciples and propelled them to proclaim this good news. What does it mean to affirm that Jesus is risen? What does the Anglican tradition teach about the Resurrection? What does it mean to us and how does it change our lives? Join us at 9 am on these five Sundays in Easter to explore these questions and more. 

Adult Education Forum Sunday Mornings at 9:00am
Stewardship of our Material Lives

We will explore areas of our spiritual lives that are often seen as uncomfortable and thus neglected. Bringing them to light and addressing them in our personal lives is a gift to the next generation and to our communities.

May 20: Being Stewards of our Financial Resources and Legacies

Parishioner Rich Rubino, a financial planner and attorney, will talk with us about practical and philosophical dimensions of estate planning. Guided by our questions, he will address such topics as the difference between a will and a trust, why trusts are important, and how our wills reflect what we value and care most about. 

May 27: Being Stewards of our Medical Decisions and End of Life Care

With the help of parishioners in the healthcare professions, Jeff and Elise will guide us in thinking through how we can be proactive and prepared in facing our most difficult life and death decisions.

June 3: Being Stewards of our Funerals 

Many people have told Jeff that they wish they had thought about planning their funerals much earlier in life. Being a steward of how you want this sacred time to be can be a great gift to family and friends. Jeff and Elise will guide us in this creative, God-centered process.

The Kindness Campaign


Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.  

                                                                                                                                   ~  Mark Twain 


Scripture Group: May 8

Happy MAY!!  This month we will meet one more time on the second Tuesday - May 8 from 7:30-9:00pm in the Lichtenberger Room, and then make the switch to the 4th Tuesday in June. All are welcome to attend. 


The readings follow, which can be accessed here

  • Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 
  • 1 John 5:9-13 
  • John 17:6-19 
  • Psalm 1 
Join the Mother's Day Walk for Peace: May 13

There have been many good reasons to march, walk, and run in greater Boston lately!  On Sunday, May 13, you can devote your walking energy to creating more peaceful communities.  

The 22nd Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace is sponsored by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, an organization that offers support to the families of victims of violence in greater Boston. You can support this important effort in two ways: join the walk or sponsor the St. Paul's walkers by visiting our team page:  https://lbdpeace.z2systems.com/stpaul

St. Paul's walkers will meet at 8:15 am and start off together at 8:30 am from Town Field Park (+MA+02122/@42.2989207,-71.0624118,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e37ba33e02bf63:0x9d531ae18fd6fef7!8m2!3d42.2989207!4d-71.0602231">1520 Dorchester Avenue) near the Fields Corner T stop (Red Line) in Dorchester.  Or you can join the walk at the second entry point at 9:45 am at Madison Park High School ( +MA+02120/@42.3319323,-71.0930284,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e37a2538b340d9:0x36c7da68d8a742ea!8m2!3d42.3319323!4d-71.0908397">75 Malcolm X Boulevard) near the Roxbury Crossing T stop (Orange Line). The walk will conclude with a peace rally at Boston City Hall Plaza at 11 am.


For more information about the Walk, parking and logistics for the day, and the Peace Institute, visit the web site: http://www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org. If you have questions, feel free to speak to or email Molly Lanzarotta This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kate Kelley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

St. Paul's Spring Cabaret: May 19


Want to donate altar flowers in June?

If you would like to donate altar flowers in memory of a loved one, we have two openings coming up: June 17 and June 24. If you are interested, please contact Maureen Carter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Serving us this week

Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello   
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Megan C. Holding 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music  Andrew Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Adelaide Xie 
Crucifer  Ripley Foster 
Torchbearers  Elior Zaremba and Lena Schultzberg 
Lectors  Jim Zaremba and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Prayers of the People  Tammy Hobbs Miracky 
Chalice Bearers  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Tammy Hobbs Miracky  
Healing Prayers  Elisabeth Choi and John Ferguson 
Eucharistic Visitor   Leah Rugen 
Offering Counters  Brett Foster and Jeannie Baca 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 am: Sharlene Wing and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi    
Greeters  Maria O'Meara, John Ferguson, Tim Hintz, and Kristen Renaud 
Ushers  Members of the Ushers Ministry 

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 remember and celebrate the birthdays of Derek Kauffmann, Lizbeth DeSelm, Viola Schultzberg, Laura Batchelor, Sarah Campbell, Scott Carter, and Emily Carusone. 

Memorials  The altar flowers this week have been given in loving memory of Michael and Elizabeth Colageo, and Naomi and Allan Kurinsky by Ann Colageo. We pray for the repose of the souls of William Melbourne Elliott Clarkson, Andy Clarkson's father, and Eva Muehter, Fred Muehter's mother, both of whom died this week. Condolences for William Clarkson may be sent to Andy's home: 38 Beacon Street, Natick, MA  01760. 

Prayers       Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Paul, Alexander T., Gerke V., Kim L., Deborah F.,

Kitty C., Fran C., Nan C., Sue H., Marnie, Shelley, Harry B., Faye M., Sam K., Susan P., Bill, Linda C., Steve K., Roger H. Sr., J. Kuenzel & Family, Anne C., Tracey G., Henry L., Alissa P., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L, and Jamie C. 

Scripture Readings 

Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98 (The Saint Helena Psalter); 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17  You may access the readings by clicking here

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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