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This Sunday at St. Paul's: August 5, 2018

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

Nursery/Childcare

Lichtenberger Room 

10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon 

 
Sanctuary  
11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
This week at St. Paul's
Monday, August 6 7:00 am Yoga Lichtenberger Room
Kind Acts: The $5 Project

I gave my $5 from the Kindness Campaign to a woman on the T who had lost her wallet. She was extremely distressed and was very appreciative of this small act of kindness.

                                  ~ Mary Hundert 

On June 10, 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 (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! 
The figure of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of John
A Presentation by Parishioner Libbie Schrader:
Saturday, August 4 @ 2 pm

Parishioner Libbie Schrader will soon be heading to North Carolina to continue her doctoral work in New Testament, but before she does, she will be giving a presentation about the focus of her research: the figure of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of John. Libbie's investigation of hundreds of early manuscripts of the gospel has led her to the conclusion that some references to Mary Magdalene in John have been edited out, reducing Mary's overall impact on the gospel narrative.

Join us on Saturday, August 4 at 2:00 pm in the Lichtenberger Room for Libbie's presentation and discussion! A recent article published in The Daily Beast highlights Libbie's work; to read it, please click here.

Prison Ministry: First Meeting August 12

On August 12, in the Lichtenberger Room after the 10:00 am service, we'll have our first meeting of the prison ministry group. For this meeting, we're planning to have a general discussion about our goals as a group, as well as to talk about some of the many ways in which St. Paul's might get involved in prison ministry. All are welcome!

 There will be additional announcements as we get closer to the date. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Leahanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Hope to see you there on the 12th!

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 (Jeff will be away from email and out of the office from August 4 through August 11)

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Rev. Elise Feyerherm: Sunday & Tuesday through Thursday

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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..

The YARD SALE is coming on September 8! Plan ahead.

  

The annual GIANT St. Paul's yard sale is scheduled for Saturday September 8. 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.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or the church office to sign up (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Of course, we're looking for your stuff as well. Stockpile now, and bring books, clothes, toys, household goods, working electronics and furniture to the Great Hall any time from Sunday September 2 on.

Grand Opening Celebration of our Newly Renovated Lower Level !!
September 9

Please come to church on September 9 and celebrate the grand opening of our newly renovated lower level. After the 10 am service we will process together and bless the new space. Refreshments will follow!

 

All Parish Retreat: 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?

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 TaylorThis 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.. 

Check out our VESTRY Photos!

Have you introduced yourself to our parish leadership? Photos of our clergy, vestry officers and vestry representatives are posted on the bulletin board outside the Lichtenberger Room. Check them out on the way to coffee hour and say hello in person if you haven't met yet!


Serving us this week

Preacher and Deacon  

The Ven. Pat Zifcak  

Presider  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Guest Pianist   Naoko Norton  
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server John Ferguson 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Lectors  Hal Edmonson and Judy Rice 
Prayers of the People  Linda Sanches 
Chalice Bearers  Betsy Munzer and Madeleine Taylor  
Healing Prayers  Steve Morrissey and Julie Starr  
Offering Counters  Brett Foster, Jeannie Baca, and Julie House 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: Sharlene Wing and Viva Fisher    
Greeters  Maria O'Meara, John Ferguson, Tim Hintz, and Kristen Renaud  
Ushers  Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host 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. 

Celebrations and Prayers 

 Celebrations 

We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Casey Gabryelski, Kathleen Campbell, Rick Brawley, Glenn Seberg, Kathryn Mahony, and Chris Dulla.

Memorials

We ask your prayers for Warren H. Dalzell, Deborah C. Dalzell, Hazel and Harold Simpson, Shirley Simpson, Ellen Hazen, Rose Clancy, John Simpson, Sandra Philpott, Harold Simpson, and Kathy Dalzell, 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., Alexander T., Gerke V., Deborah F., Kitty C., Fran C., Nan C., Sue H., Marnie, Shelley, Harry B., Faye M., Sam K., Susan P., Linda C., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Henry L., Maurice O., Alissa P., the O'Meara/Bransfield Families, Miriam F., Gail W., Bill H., Judy H., Bishop Michael B. Curry, Alex F., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C.

Scripture Readings 

Exodus 16:2-4,9-15; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35

Psalm 78:23-29   (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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