Weekly Newsletter

This Sunday at St. Paul's: June 10, 2018

The Third Sunday after Pentecost, Youth Sunday & Parish Picnic
8:00 am  Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Chapel 
9:00 am

Adult Formation: Living in the Resurrection
Church School

Choir Rehearsal

Confirmation Class

Great Hall
Brookline Teen Center  

Lichtenberger Room 

Choir Room


10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir 

11:15 am Parish Picnic  Rectory Yard 

Youth Sunday and our Parish Picnic:  

Please join us this coming Sunday  to celebrate our youth, church school teachers/volunteers, graduates, and the end of another wonderful program year at
St. Paul's !!

After the service, we'll have an All Parish Cookout to continue the celebration. We'll provide the burgers (meat and veggie) and hot dogs. If you are able, please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share!

This week at St. Paul's
Monday, June 11 7:00 am
7:00 pm
Stewardship Meeting
Lichtenberger RoomGreat Hall
Tuesday, June 12 7:30 pm Spiritual Book Group Lichtenberger Room
Adult Formation: Sundays at 9:00 am in June and July

Living in the Resurrection (June 10, 17, 24)

Having spent three weeks thinking about preparing for the end of life, we continue our exploration of Resurrection by looking at the way we pray: how does our liturgy express and form us in the power of Resurrection? What theology of Resurrection do we find in our Eucharistic prayers, in the shape and structure of the liturgy, and in the hymns we sing?

A Wrinkle in Time (July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)  - a discussion for all ages!! 

Before it was a movie, A Wrinkle In Time was a Newbery Award winning book. Its author, Madeleine L'Engle, was a deeply faithful Christian (an Episcopalian, no less), and wrote from a Christian perspective. Each week in July at 9 am, join us for conversation about this thought-provoking and inspiring novel. This is a great book to read together as a family. All ages are invited; kids, bring your parents!!


The Kindness Campaign

Kind hearts are the gardens,

Kind thoughts are the roots,

Kind words are the blossoms,

Kind deeds are the fruits. 

                 --  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow    


Boston's Annual Pride Parade: June 9

You are cordially invited to join the Crossing and Bishop Gates at Boston's Annual Pride parade on June 9! Let us show our Episcopalian pride as we gather together to celebrate the clear message of welcome Jesus proclaims for all of humanity!  

Who: You, Beloved Child of God, and anyone from St. Paul's who wants to join in the celebration!

What: Boston Pride 2018

When:  Saturday, June 9 at 10:30 am  

Where: The steps of Trinity (Copley) downtown (we will talk together to the start of the parade)

Why: To enjoy ourselves, march in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ siblings, and to show the loving and welcoming side of Christianity, rather than the exclusionary side that is presented all too often

How: Vested and/or be-collared if you so wish, and with the joy that comes with being a welcoming disciple of Christ. Rainbow sunglasses inscribed with "Blessed are the Fabulous" will be distributed to marchers who wish to wear them!

Summer Hymn Sing

During our summer Sunday services (June 24 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 (starting June 10) 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 your selections 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.  

Memory Sunday: June 10

Please take note of this opportunity to bring national and local attention to the impact of Alzheimer's and other dementias on our communities.

Sunday, June 10, 2018
2 - 4 pm
Berea Seventh-Day Adventist Church
108 Seaver Street, Dorchester MA

Memory Sunday provides information about prevention, treatment, research, and caregiving for Alzheimer's disease. Its purpose is to draw national and local attention to the impact of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias on communities, to use the power of the pulpit to raise awareness, and to support people living with the disease and their caregivers.

Please join us for a conversation on:

Understanding aging and dementia
Managing memory
Strategies for prevention
Tools for your brain health
Care for the caregiver

To attend or sign up on behalf of others, please contact Patricia McCormack at (617) 635-3992  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spiritual Book Group: June 12

The next meeting of the Spiritual Book Group 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. 

Volunteer for B-SAFE 2018!

B-SAFE is a partnership between the city and the diocese that provides hundreds of campers with a safe, fun, enriching, and affordable place to spend the summer! 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 9-13! 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 enter your availability by clicking here

Contact Adelaide (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions!   

1,000 Toothbrush Project

This summer, our family (Jeff, Paul and Ardani) will be traveling to Guatemala and will be visiting the Mil Milagros school. Margaret, the staff, and ourselves have come together to find things that we can bring to the kids. We have all decided on children's soft toothbrushes. Please help us collect 1,000 toothbrushes for the kids so we can give them out when we arrive. There will be a box in the back of the church where you can drop off your donations by July 8. Please feel free to ask us any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and thank you for your support!

Many Thanks, Jeff, Paul, and Ardani Mello-Daigneault  

St. Paul's All Parish Retreat. Save the date!
Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30

Our annual St. Paul's All Parish Retreat will take place this year from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30 at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, NH. Our focus this year will be on the power of stories: What are the stories we keep? How do we share those stories? How do we write the story we want to live into?

A meeting to reflect on this theme and share ideas for Retreat activities in general will take place after the 10 am service on July 8. Everyone is welcome to join! For more information about our All Parish Retreat, please contact Jeff Mello This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Madeleine Taylor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Maggie Taylor//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..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Serving us this week

Preacher  Talia Vos and Confirmation Class 
Presider  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music  Andrew Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Crucifer  Sarah Dulla 
Torchbearers  Lena Schultzberg and Viola Schultzberg 
Lectors  Lorraine Baugh and Margie Chapman 
Prayers of the People  Jackson Braider 
Chalice Bearers  Georgia Smith and Madeleine Taylor 
Healing Prayers  John Ferguson and Linda Sanches 
Eucharistic Visitor  John Ferguson 
Offering Counters  Barbie Maniscalco, Sharlene Wing, and Leah Rugen 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am:  John Ferguson, Mike Scheffler, and Hal Edmonson 
Greeters  Adelaide Xie, Beverly Estes-Smargiassi, John Ahonen, and Judy Rice  
Ushers  Members of the Ushers Ministry 
Coffee Hour Hosts Everyone: Parish Picnic 

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 Pat Dunbar, Allie Kauffmann, Miles Jean-Francois, Laura Sampson,Tom Daniel, Maggie Bransfield, Eliza Marth, and Alissa Irei, and we celebrate our youth, church school teachers/volunteers, and graduates.      


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., Anne C., Tracey G., Henry L., Alissa P., Timothy O., and the O'Meara/Bransfield Families, Miriam F., Gail W., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C.

Scripture Readings 

    Genesis 3:8-15; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-3


Psalm 130  (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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