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This Sunday at St. Paul's: October 21, 2018

The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion   Chapel
9:00 am  Kindness Campaign Activity
Church School
Adult Education
Choir Rehearsal 
Great Hall
Lower Level
Lichtenberger Room
Lower Level
Choir Room
10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir

11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
11:30 am  Newcomers' Brunch   Rectory
  • Newcomers' Brunch: If you are new to St. Paul's or have started coming anytime during the past year, you, your family and friends are warmly invited to a delicious brunch this coming Sunday at the Parish Rectory after the 10am service hosted by the Mello-Daigneault famly, the Vestry, and the Newcomers'/Greeters' Committee. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know others who have recently become a part of St. Paul's, to learn more about our community and to meet some of the parish leadership team in a gracious and informal setting.To help us plan, kindly RSVP to Jill, our parish administrator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to welcoming you!
  • Kindness Campaign Activities:
    • From 9-10am in the Great Hall we will provide supplies and inspiration to decorate rocks with kind words. Dry, decorated rocks can be picked up after the service so that they can be placed in a location that will bring a smile to others.
    • After the 10 o'clock service we will distribute chalk to be used to decorate sidewalks with kind and inspirational words. Members of the confirmation group will lead groups to local areas to decorate, but bags of chalk may also be taken to decorate in other locations.

This week at St. Paul's

Tuesday, October 23 7:30 pm Scripture Group Lichtenberger Room
Wednesday, October 24 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal Choir Room/Sanctuary
Middle School Youth Update


Last Sunday the St. Paul's Middle School Youth Group went fishing after having a conversation about inter-religious dialogue. We discussed our call to be fishers of people and thought about ways to be fishers of respectful and healthy conversations around faith.

 (Note: No fish were harmed in the making of this photo)

Scripture Group: October 23

Scripture group meets next Tuesday, 10/23 from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. We'll be discussing chapter 1 from  Amy-Jill Levine's book Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, along with the parables from Luke 15. New participants are welcome at any time!  Email Leah Rugen with any questions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prison Ministry Group: October 28

Next Sunday after the 10:00 am service, we'll meet in the Lichtenberger Room to continue our discussion about organizations we're considering working with. Pat Zifcak and I will also talk about some new ideas we've had in light of an evening we just spent with the prison ministry group at St. Cecilia Parish.

Even if you're just curious and have never been to one of our meetings before, we hope you'll join us!

~ Leahanne Sarlo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our next Baptismal Date: November 4

The next date to schedule a baptismal service this year is 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.

All Saints' Day Necrology and Altar of Remembrance

It is the tradition of the church that on All Saints' Sunday, November 4, the names of parishioners and loved ones who have died in the last year are read as part of the Eucharist. If you would like a friend or loved one remembered, please contact Jill in the parish office by phone, 617-566-4953 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Tuesday,

October 30 with names of remembrance.

You are invited to bring in a memento or small photo of a loved one in memoriam to be placed on the Altar of Remembrance on November 4.

St. Paul's Harvest Dinner: November 17

Calling All Cooks, Servers, Kitchen Prep and Clean up enthusiasts...

St Paul's Harvest Dinner is coming up on Nov 17 from 6 -9pm. Last Year's Dinner was a huge success and we are looking for a repeat performance.

Many Hands make for light work....We will be having a brief meeting after church this coming Sunday to discuss further plans and dates. Please see John Ferguson after the service if you're interested in helping out!.

Serving us this week


The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello     

Presider  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Flora Fried 
Crucifer  Elliana Clarkson 
Torchbearers  Sarah Dulla and Mihret Hopkin 
Lectors  John VanScoyoc and Maggie Taylor 
Prayers of the People  Mike Scheffler 
Chalice Bearers Wendy Luk and Barbie Maniscalco 
Healing Prayers  Linda Sanches and Julie Starr 
Eucharistic Visitor  Maryann Kurkjian 
Altar Guild  The Altar Guild Team 
Offering Counters  Mike Scheffler, Ayanna McPhail, and Tim HIntz  
Greeters  Brett Foster, Kate Kelley, Barbie Maniscalco, and Melissa Dulla   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Hosts The Dulla and Fairchild Families  

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 Madeleine Taylor, Will Biedron, Lorraine Baugh, and Jesse Moore. 

Memorials  We remember Reverend William Berndt and Elisabeth Berndt, in whose memory the altar flowers are given this week, by Elisabeth Choi.     


Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Alexander T., Helmut T., Fran C., Harry B., Faye M., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Alissa P., Laura R., Alice G., Denise E., Bill B., 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

Isaiah 53:4-12; Psalm 91:9-16; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45


 Please click here to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 10/21/18.  

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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