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This Sunday at St. Paul's: June 24, 2018

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 am  Contemplative Service of Holy Communion Chapel 
9:00 am

Adult Formation: Living in the Resurrection
Nursery/Childcare

Great Hall

Lichtenberger Room 

10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon 

 
Sanctuary  
11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
11:30 am  Sunday Lunch Bunch
Greeters' Meeting  
Great Hall
Lichtenberger Room  
  • Living in the Resurrection

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?

  • Sunday Lunch Bunch (SLB)

The Sunday Lunch Bunch returns this Sunday and will continue during the summer. 

If you haven't heard about us, the Sunday Lunch Bunch is a small group of friendly St. Paul's parishioners who enjoy gathering for a casual meal and conversation every FOURTH Sunday of the month. We typically select a local restaurant; then travel together by foot or carpool. Transportation is always available, when needed, and all are welcome. If you'd like to join us this Sunday, look for the SLB sign-up sheet at coffee hour following the 10 O'clock service. To learn more about the SLB, please ask for Ed Jacobson, Maryann Kurkjian, or speak with any Usher or Greeter.

 

This week at St. Paul's
Monday, June 25

7:00 am

6:30 pm

Yoga

Ordination Discernment Committee Meeting

Lichtenberger Room

Great Hall

Tuesday, June 26 7:00 pm Scripture Group Lichtenberger Room
Adult Formation: Sundays at 9:00 am in July

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

On June 10, the Confirmation Class introduced the $5 Project. Twenty volunteers received an envelope containing a $5 bill. The volunteers were instructed to use the $5 to do something kind: help someone in need, brighten someone's day, etc. Volunteers were then asked to share their story.  We invite others to join us in the $5 Project. Send us your stories by contacting Georgia Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and then look for these stories here in this space!   

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road,

but when many people walk on it,

the road comes into existence.

                                                                                                                                  ~ Lin Yutang 

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 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.  

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  

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!   

Prison Ministry

As announced last Sunday, we are exploring different ways in which St. Paul's could get involved in prison ministry. The response so far has been very enthusiastic! We still have a few books available for people to borrow if they're interested: a couple copies each of The New Jim Crow, Barking to the Choir, and The Sun Does Shine. Please see Leahanne Sarlo or Pat Zifcak either before or after the 10 am service if you would like to borrow one (or more!).

 

We plan to start meeting as a group in August; between now and then, we're looking for people who would be willing to write brief accounts of their own experiences with prison (and related) outreach. And if you have suggestions about guest speakers who might be willing to talk to the group starting in August, we'd love to hear them!

 

For questions or suggestions about this ministry, please get in touch with Leahanne Sarlo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you would like to be kept in the loop about what we're planning, let Leahanne know, and she'll add you to the e-mail list.

Brookline Food Pantry: Calling for Summer Volunteers!

During the summer months we can always use extra help since some of our regular volunteers are away for parts of the summer.  If you are interested in getting on our sub lists or taking on a shift for the summer, please contact Kristin at 917-880-2481 or email the Pantry at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kristin Jones, Volunteer Coordinator, Brookline Food Pantry 

 
Here are the shift times:

Tuesday 9:30-12

Tuesday 12-2:30

Wednesday 2:30-4:30

Wednesday 4:30-6:30

Thursday 9:30-12

Thursday 12-2:30

Thursday 3-5 (55A Egmont Street, Brookline)

Thursday 5-7 (55A Egmont Street, Brookline) 

Summer Office Hours

Our clergy will always be available for pastoral emergencies by calling the parish office at 617-566-4953 and accessing our pastoral emergency care line by pressing #6. Clergy office hours and emails are as follows:

Rev. Jeff Mello: Sunday through Thursday  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rev. Elise Feyerherm: Sunday & Tuesday through Thursday  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may contact Jill in the parish office this summer, Monday through Thursday, by calling 617-566-4953, or emailing her atThis 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..

Here's a shared poem by Stephen Parker entitled "Rainbow" as we reflect on our individual times of respite. We wish everyone cherished respite time this summer!

Rainbow
Colorful ridge
Ribbon dressing blue sky
Crystals of light reflecting hope
Respite

                                      ~ www.poetrysoup.com

Tasting Communion Bread: July 22

From July 29 through August 26 we will be using home-baked bread for the Eucharist. Why? Because on those Sundays we will be hearing from the gospel of John, chapter 6 - what is often referred to as the "Bread of Life" discourse. Baking and sharing real bread in the Eucharist dates back to the earliest gatherings of Christians, and reminds us to "taste and see that the Lord is good" (Psalm 34:8).

After the Eucharist on July 22, there will be several types of communion bread for you to taste and help us decide which recipe to use. You can also sign up to bake the bread for one of the five Sundays. Taste and see that the Lord is good!

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  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Presider  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music  Andrew Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Lauren Lukason 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Lectors  Lisa Braider and Nate Gaede 
Prayers of the People  Julie House 
Chalice Bearers  Sharlene Wing and Linda Sanches 
Healing Prayers  E. Lorraine Baugh and Julie House 
Offering Counter   Nate Gaede 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Judy Clementson
10:00 am:  Adelaide Xie and Mary Beth Elder 
Greeters  Clara Batchelor, Chris Dulla, Tammy Hobbs-Miracky, and Rebecca Schultzberg 
Ushers  Members of the Ushers Ministry 
Coffee Hour Host Hannah Haynes   

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 Genae Johnson, Alberto Chang, Sarah Wing, Jon Kelley, Maryann Kurkjian, Madelyn Armstrong, Mbali Diamini, Laura Hundert, and Anna Hundert.   

Memorials

We remember and pray especially for Emilia Tanis, in whose memory the altar flowers are given.     

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

Scripture Readings 

Job 38:1-11; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 (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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