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This Sunday at St. Paul's: September 23, 2018

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion   Chapel
9:00 am

Adult Formation 

Nursery/Childcare & Church School

Choir Rehearsal  

Great Hall 

Lower Level

Choir Room 

10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon  and Choir 

11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
11:30 am  Prison Ministry Group
Organ Ministry Meeting 


Lichtenberger Room

12:30 pm  Deanery Wide Middle School Event  Cold Spring Park in Newton/Waban
  • Adult Formation: Join us this coming Sunday at 9am in the Great Hall for our continuing series entitled God of Wrath? Confronting our Misconceptions about the Old Testament. Many people assume that the Old Testament shows primarily a God of wrath and punishment, but this is a caricature. Learn how to read the Old Testament with historical insight and an appreciation for the way our Hebrew Scriptures reveal God's creativity and compassion. Children's formation and childcare will be provided so that parents will be free to join the adult session.
This week at St. Paul's
Monday, September 24 7:00 pm Liturgy Group Chapel
Tuesday, September 25 7:30 pm Scripture Group Lichtenberger Room
Wednesday, September 26 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal Choir Room
Liturgy Group: September 24

Our next Liturgy Group meeting is scheduled for September 24 at 7:00pm in the Chapel. We are a group of folks who advise the clergy and work together to shape worship at St. Paul's. A special opportunity comes this fall with an extended Advent season, beginning November 11 and continuing through December 23 (see www.theadventproject.org for more information on a 7-week Advent). If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Rev'd Elise Feyerherm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scripture Group: September 25

Scripture group will resume meeting this month on Tuesday, September 25 from 7:30-9:00pm in the Lichtenberger Room. This year we have decided to try something new. We will be using Amy-Jill Levine's book Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. Each month we will read and discuss a chapter and the parables she refers to. This would be a great time to try out Scripture Group! Order a copy of the book from your local bookstore or favorite internet site and come join us. It is not necessary to come every time, or commit to the entire year. Sept. 25: Introduction: "How we domesticate Jesus's provocative stories," pp. 1-26  email Leah Rugen with any This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Church School and/or Youth Group Registration

Hello Parents of Children and Youth! Please click HERE in order to register your child for church school and/or youth group. This registration allows us to better serve you and your child throughout the program year. If you prefer a paper registration, forms are available at church on Sunday morning on the ushers table in the back of the sanctuary as well as on the table outside the Lichtenberger room. Thank you!

Maggie Taylor, Director of Children and Youth  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meals for Parishioners

Calling all Cooks, plain or fancy!

We are recruiting members of St Paul's to cook a meal, no more than once every 4 weeks, for a couple of our members who would love a home cooked meal, but are unable to cook for themselves at this time.

We will make it easy for you: just bring the food to St Paul's on a scheduled Sunday that you've signed up for and we will work on how to get the food to the individual/s. Often there is a person who can make the delivery.

It makes an incredible difference to the recipient/s lives, and helps them feel a continuing member of our church community, even if they can't get to church for a while. Please contact Kate Kelley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Barbie Maniscalco (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and

we will give you more details about the program.  Many thanks in advance.

Are you planning a Baptism?

Our next dates for baptismal services this year are October 7 and November 4. If you would like to schedule a baptism at St. Paul's, please be in touch with Jill in the parish office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will put you in touch with our clergy and aquaint you with our baptismal application process.

Responding to Hurricanes

If you are wondering how you can support impacted communities from the destruction that Hurricane Florence has recently left, Episcopal Relief and Development invites you to partner with them as they support diioceses that are directly responding to hurricanes. Your donations will meet urgent needs by providing critical supplies such as food, water, and other basics and will help provide long-term assistance as needed.

You will find a donation form on the ushers table in the back of the sanctuary and also on the table outside the Lichtenberger Room, or if you prefer, you can contribute online to the Hurricane Relief Fund at https://support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief. Please continue to pray for those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Serving us this week


The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm    

Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello   
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  John Ferguson 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Torchbearers  Elior Zaremba and Mihret Hopkin 
Lectors  Kristen Renaud and Georgia Smith 
Prayers of the People  Randy Gioia 
Chalice Bearers  Madeleine Taylor and Sharlene Wing 
Healing Prayers  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Julie Starr 
Eucharistic Visitor  John Ferguson 
Offering Counters  Nate Gaede, John Ferguson, Ayanna McPhail, and Judy Rice 
Greeters  Clara Batchelor, Chris Dulla, and Rebecca Schultzberg 
Ushers  Ushers Team

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 


We remember and celebrate the birthdays of  Heather Flewelling, John Sampson, Gordon McLean, Peter Hopkins, Jordan Fried, Flora Fried, Samantha Hanlon, Ivan Epworth, Emily Gallagher, Richard Rubino, and Julian Zaremba.     . 


Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Alexander T., Deborah F., Kitty C., Fran C., Sue H., Harry B., Faye M., Sam K., Susan P., Linda C., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Henry L., Maurice O., Alissa P., Gail W., those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C., and those in the Ordination process: Tammy Hobbs Miracky and Lauren Lukason. 

Scripture Readings

Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37

Sunday Worship Bulletin for September 23, 2018

 Please click here to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 9/23/18.  

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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