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This Sunday at St. Paul's: May 13, 2018

8:00 am

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion    


9:00 am

Adult Education: Resurrection
Church School
Confirmation Class

Choir Rehearsal

Great Hall
Brookline Teen Center
Chapel                                                                                                                                                           Lichtenberger Room

Choir Room

10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir 


11:15 am

Coffee Hour   

Great Hall 

You Can Still Support the Mother's Day Walk for Peace: May 13

Did you know that the roots of Mothers Day stem from mothers organizing to build a less violent, more peaceful world for their children? On Sunday, May 13, a team of St. Paul's walkers will join thousands of others in Boston continuing this tradition. 

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 by visiting the St. Paul's team page:  https://lbdpeace.z2systems.com/stpaul

For more information about the Walk 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..

Mission Sunday Thank You: Walk for Hunger

Last Sunday we had a strong St. Paul's representation at the Project Bread Walk for Hunger.  We raised over $1800 and had a team of 30 participants, including:

5k Runners: Glen Schultzberg, Eva Sevian Sklaver, Jeff Mello, Brian Trelstad, Melissa Dulla, Veronica Reich, Nate Gaede, Flora Fried, and Chris Smith.

Walkers: Piper Treslstad, Rebecca Schultzberg, Lena Schultzberg, Viola Schultzberg, Sarah Borgeson, Chris Dulla, Molly Dulla, Sarah Dulla, George Coggeshall, Barbie Maniscalco, Judy Rice, John Ahonen, Georgia Smith, Dot Smith, Terry Jewel, Austin Jewel, Charles Bales, Ouida Foster, Brett Foster, Ripley Foster, and Douglas Sanchez. Thank you to all of these participants!!!

Supporters: Also, a big thank you to those who supported the team financially, including but not limited to: Jim and Clara Batchelor, Betsy Munzer, Emily Bassett, Terry and Walter Jewell, Richard and Winnie Rubino, Andrea Brue and Alan Fried, Julie Starr and George Coggeshall, Jane and Gabriel deLima Thomas, Jim and Judy Klein, Joanna and Tom Kennedy, Joseph Lewis Coburn, Leah Rugen, Leahanne Sarlo, Mary Beth and Jack Elder, Molly Lanzarotta and Tim Smith, Donald B. Abbott, Pamela Distefano, Sona Hoisington, Thomas Coburn, and Leigh Berry.  

This week at St. Paul's

Monday, May 14

Tuesday, May 15

Wednesday, May 16

7:00 am

7:30 pm

7:00 pm
7:30 pm


Vestry Meeting

Choir Rehearsal
Stewardship Meeting

Lichtenberger Room

Lichtenberger Room

Choir Room
Great Hall

Saturday, May 19 8-10 pm Cabaret Night  
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 through Sunday, May 13 in Easter to explore these questions and more. 

Cabaret Night: Saturday, May 19


Please join us for an amazing night of Entertainment, Food, Silent Auction and Fellowship.

All proceeds support the many community outreach programs and missions of St. Paul's.

Doors open @ 7:30pm; Event 8-10pm

Tickets: $60pp/$100 for 2

$75 at the door

Tickets will be sold at Coffee Hour on Sunday, May 13.

To purchase tickets on-line, please contact Andrea Brue, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Arlene Swan-Mahony, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for directions.

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

No act of kindness, however small,
 is ever wasted.

                                                                                                                             -- Aesop              

Want to donate altar flowers in June?

If you would like to donate altar flowers in memory of a loved one, we have an opening on 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.

Do you read a language other than English?

If so, we need you on Pentecost Sunday, May 20. 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 and we're also planning a short rehearsal prior to the service on Sunday, May 20 at 9:30 am. 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!Remember to WEAR RED to church on Sunday, May 20 to remind us of the fire of the Holy Spirit! 

Spiritual Book Group / Scripture Group: Switching calendar spots

The Spiritual Book Group and Scripture Group are switching calendar spots. Book Group will now meet on the SECOND Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30pm in the Lichtenberger Room. We are reading our first novel! "Vatican Waltz" by Roland Merullo. Also well known for "The Delight of Being Ordinary" feel free to keep going in the series if you are moved to do so! Questions? Please contact Barbie Maniscalco 410-980-0602. 

Serving us this week

Presider   The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello   
Preacher  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Director of Music  Andrew Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Ardani Mello-Daigneault 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell 
Torchbearers  Elliana Clarkson and Mihret Hopkin 
Lectors  Angie Marks and Betsy Munzer 
Prayers of the People  Fred Young 
Chalice Bearers  Roger House and Barbie Maniscalco 
Healing Prayers  Sharlene Wing and Steve Morrissey  
Eucharistic Visitor   John Ferguson  
Offering Counters  Sharlene Wing and Leah Rugen 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: John Ferguson, Mike Scheffler, and Hal Edmonson   
Greeters  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Adelaide Xie 
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 


We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Madeline Carusone, Paul Snover, Kenneth Carter, Kenneth Carter III, and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi. 


The altar flowers this week have been given in loving memory of Earle and Judith Ralph by Janet Ralph.  


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., Maria O'Meara's father and the O'Meara/Bransfield Families, and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C.

Scripture Readings 

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19
 Psalm 1 (The Saint Helena Psalter) 

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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