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So that you arrive at church on time, please remember to set your clocks back one hour at 2AM this Sunday, please!

This Sunday at St. Paul's: Noember 4, 2018

The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost and Holy Baptism

8:00 am

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion   Chapel
9:00 am 
Church School
High School Youth Group
Adult Formation
Choir Rehearsal 

Lower Level
Lichtenberger Room
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  Advent & Christmas Preview Meeting with Ministry Leaders  Lichtenberger Room

Adult Formation: Our last Sunday exploring the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures will be  this coming Sunday. We will look at the prophets, especially Isaiah, and investigate the misconception that the prophets are primarily predicting the coming of Jesus. Please join us at 9:00am.

All Saints' Day Altar of Remembrance: This coming Sunday, you are invited to bring in a memento or small photo, reminding you of a loved one who has died in any year, to be placed on the Altar of Remembrance.

Ministry Leaders Advent & Christmas Preview Meeting: We will gather this Sunday after the 10am service in the Lichtenberger Room to go over the Advent and Christmas schedule for 2018. A reminder that our Advent season is seven weeks this year and starts on November 11.

St. Paul's Annual Pledge Appeal:
Invited by God, Welcomed in Community, Connected in Christ


What is a "pledge" and why should I consider making one? 

Pledges are an annual financial commitment from individuals and households that allow us to plan our budget for staff and programs.  

Every pledge is valued, whatever the amount. Pledging to support our shared life together is about more than the dollars raised. It is about creating a community-wide covenant that we are responsible to and for one another; that we share in keeping the doors open, the lights and heat on, the ministries thriving and supported to do the work we depend on them to do. Pledges are the basic sustenance of parish life and represent both our vitality and our capacity for more growth.

Questions? Please talk to any member of the vestry, staff, or stewardship ministry (Leah Rugen, Steve Morrissey, John Ahonen, John Andrews, John Ferguson, Barbie Maniscalco, Judy Rice, Andrew Tanis)
Congratulations to our Confirmands!


This past Saturday, October 27, this lovely group of our St. Paul's family were confirmed along with others from the deanery at Grace Church in Newton. Please join in congratulating Charles Bales, Aliyah Campbell, Austin Jewell, Esme Distefano-Forti, Flora Fried, Ardani Mello-Daigneault, Dorothy Smith, Douglas Williams, and James Xie on this step in faith.

This week at St. Paul's
Tuesday, November 6 7:00 pm Knitting Group Lichtenberger Room
Knitting Group: November 6

Please join the knitting group this coming Tuesday evening, November 6 at 7:00pm in the Lichtenberger Room for our monthly get together. All knitters and crocheters are welcome, or those who would like to learn! 

Adult Formation

On November 11, we will participate in an intergenerational activity - creating Advent wreaths for a seven-week Advent! St. Paul's is observing an expanded Advent season this year, in an effort to recover the ancient Advent emphasis on the three comings of Christ: not only his first coming as Jesus of Nazareth, but his coming among us in the sacraments, and his final coming to reign, bringing justice, peace, healing, and abundance for all creation. Creating the Advent wreaths is NOT just for children and families - it is for all of us!

Adult formation for Advent will be guided by "The Way of Love - Practices for Jesus-centered Life." We will explore these seven practices: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest within the context of Advent expectation.

Join us on Sunday mornings at 9 am!

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!.

Have you ever considered becoming a Chalice Bearer at St. Paul's?

Chalice Bearers (a.k.a. Eucharistic Ministers) are privileged to offer the Communion Cup on Sunday mornings and at special services. The next training for new Chalice Bearers is planned for November. Please contact Maryann Kurkjian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or one of our clergy if you are interested and would like to learn more.

Serving us this week


The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm    

Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Megan C. Holding 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell 
Torchbearers  Elior Zaremba and Ripley Foster 
Lectors  Staci Hopkin and Jim Zaremba   
Chalice Bearers Linda Sanches and Hal Edmonson  
Healing Prayers  Elisabeth Choi and Sharlene Wing 
Eucharistic Visitor  Leah Rugen 
Altar Guild  The Altar Guild Team 
Offering Counters  Brett Foster, Jeannie Baca, and Julie House    
Greeters  John Ferguson, Tim Hintz, Kristen Renaud, and Melissa Dulla   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host Arlene Swan-Mahony and Lindsey Gallagher   

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 


This Sunday, we celebrate the baptisms of Harper Pascual and Emerson Rose Schmid, and remember the birthdays of Aliyah Campbell, Anne Campbell, Hee Yun Rothman, Amalia Lindgren-Palm, Elin Lindgren-Palm, and Julia Boral.


We remember especially: Lavinia Jenkins, Donald Jenkins Connie Rubino, and William E. Spencer, in whose memory the altar flowers are given this week, by Jamie Moore, all those remembered in our All Saints' Day Necrology (printed in our Sunday worship bulletin), and we pray for the repose of the soul of Esther Wilson, Melissa Dulla's grandmother, who died this week.        


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 25:6-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44 

Sunday Worship Bulletin for November 4, 2018

 Please click here to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 11/4/18.  

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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