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This Sunday at St. Paul's: January 27, 2019

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany and Annual Meeting

8:00 am  

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Adult Formation: Learning from our Muslim neighbors
Church School
Lichtenberger Room
Lower Level
Lower Level
10:00 am

Annual Meeting - Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir   

11:30 am  Annual Meeting - Lunch and Business Meeting Great Hall  

Everyone is invited to Annual Meeting this coming Sunday, when we will gather to discuss the business of the parish and share our hopes for our next year together. Please join us in the Great Hall after the 10am service. Lunch will be served: chili with corn bread and salad.
This Week at St. Paul's

Tuesday, January 29          7:00 pm    Walk In Love:                                     Lichtenberger
                                                        Episcopal Beliefs & Practices             Room

Wednesday, January 30    7:00 pm    Choir Rehearsal                                  Sanctuary

Thursday, January 31        7:30 pm     Discernment meeting (Julie H.)            Lichtenberger

Yoga Class on Hold for a few weeks    

Yoga on Wednesday mornings at 7am will be postponed for a few weeks as our instructor, Martha Curtis, will be recuperating at home after back surgery. The date of startup will be forthcoming.

Adult Formation

Learning from our Muslim Neighbors  

The season after Epiphany is all about light - what better way to observe the season than by working to remove the dark veil of ignorance that surrounds many of our perceptions of Islam and our Muslim neighbors? Facilitated by members of the Brookline Muslim Friends, this four-part series will cover a basic introduction to Islam, understanding the Quran, worship and prayer in the Muslim tradition, and gender roles in Islam. There will be numerous opportunities to ask questions and get to know our Muslim friends. Join us at 9am on January 27, February 3, and February 10.

St. Paul's Youth and Children's Schedule - January to June

January 20         All Church MLK Day Activity 9am

February 3         High School Youth at 9am

February 10       Middle School Youth St. Valentines Cookie Making for Common Cathedral

February 15-16  Potential CityReach Dates

February 17       High School Youth at 9am

February 24       One Room School House

March 3              Shrove Sunday Breakfast and Talent Show

March 10            Middle School Youth at 11:30am

March 17            High School Youth at 9am

April 6                 High School Youth Rock Climbing (Time TBD)

April 14               Palm Sunday

April 19               Youth and Children's Good Friday Service 4pm

April 21               Easter

May 5                  High School Youth at 9am

May 10-11           Potential CityReach Dates

May 12                Family Scavenger Hunt at 11:30am

May 19                High School Youth at 9am

May 26                Middle School Youth Activity at 11:30pm

June 2                 Youth Sunday

Please contact Maggie Taylor, Director of Children and Youth Ministries if you have questions about any of these events  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Upcoming Small Group Opportunities 

Small groups provide an opportunity for more informal and intimate prayer, for fellowship, support, and deeper learning about our faith tradition. In a small group we can connect more directly and deeply with other Christians, in a way that is not always possible on Sunday mornings.

Beginning January 29: Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices

Based on the book of the same name by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, this small group will explore what it means to be a Christian in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition. 10 copies of the book are available in the office on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will meet in the chapel from 7 - 8:30 pm. Our first session will be January 29, focusing on "The Anglican Way of Christianity" (Chapter 1 of Walk In Love). Subsequent meetings will be on the second Tuesdays of each month.

Racism Learning Group Meets February 3 

Racism Learning Group meetings are scheduled on the first Sunday of each month, following the 10am service. Our next meeting will be Sunday, February 3.  Middle-schoolers, teens, and adults are all welcome to come reflect, learn, and grow in our understanding of racism and what we can do to respond proactively to it. 

Save the dates - Lenten House Church is coming!!

Ash Wednesday this year is March 6, and Lenten House Church is never far behind. Join us for prayer, food, and discussion at the homes of St. Paul's parishioners on Friday evenings: March 15, 22, 29, and April 5 and 12. Our topic is to be determined.

Mission Sunday Event - Common Cathedral on February 10  

It is St. Paul's turn to provide lunch for the worshipers in the outdoor Eucharist service called Common Cathedral.  We will make lunches from 9-10am. Then after church we will go downtown to the Boston Common to have lunch with Common Cathedral and participate in the church service.  If possible, please sign up to participate before February 10 with Melissa Dulla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 650-743-6745. Or speak with Melissa this Sunday at the Martin Luther King, Jr event from 9-10am.

Brookline Food Pantry in need of donations   

The Brookline Food Pantry which is housed at St. Paul's is running low on a number of items. This tends to be an annual occurrence after the holidays, when the amount of donations decline.

If you can help, here's the list of items needed:

  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body and hand lotions, shaving cream)
  • Pastas (and jars of sauce)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Soups
  • Canned meals such as ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Cereals (including oatmeal)

So the next time you are at the store please considering picking up a few extra items to help our neighbors in need. You can bring them to church and put them in the large basket located at the Aspinwall Ave entrance. Any questions please see Ben Norton, Judy Clementson, or Judy Rice. Many thanks for your help!

Summit to Eliminate Racism in Brookline: February 10  

To Brookline Neighbors and Social Justice Advocates:

Join us on Sunday, February 10, from 11:30am - 4:00pm at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA.  Please register by clicking HERE.

A number of social justice and anti-racism groups have formed to challenge persistent racism in Brookline, but much of the work is occurring in silos. This Summit aims to propel our community forward together--from learning to organizing, and from organizing to action.

Participants will:

  • Survey the strategies that residents and institutions are currently deploying, through personal, interpersonal, and institutional/structural;
  • Prioritize the issues most critical to justice and equity in Brookline;
  • Orient ourselves around action groups devoted to dogged pursuit of specific campaigns for change.

Members of existing institutions and coalitions as well as individuals with experience in anti-racism activism are encouraged to participate in the Summit. Please RSVP so we can make sure we have an appropriate space.

Serving us this week

Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello   
Presider  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  John Ferguson 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Torchbearers  Ripley Foster and Jane Hopkin  
Lector   Alan Fried 
Prayers of the People  John Anderson 
Chalice Bearers Andrea Brue and Andrew Tanis 
Healing Prayers  Betsy Munzer and Steve Morrissey 
Eucharistic Visitor   Edward Jacobson 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Judy Clementson
10:00 am: Mary Beth Elder and Adelaide Xie   
Offering Counters  Nate Gaede, John Ferguson, and Melissa Dulla 
Greeters  Rebecca Schultzberg, Chris Dulla, and Clara Batchelor  
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  Annual Meeting: Lunch will be served
Chili, Corn Bread, Salad 

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 celebrate and remember the birthdays of Alicia-Marie Mucha, Tim HIntz, and Nate Gaede.  


We remember especially Allen B. Bassett and Mildred C. Bassett, in whose memory the altar flowers are given this week by Emily Bassett .   


Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Helmut T., Fran C., Harry B., Faye M., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Alissa P., Laura R., Alice G., Denise E., Jane L., Dottie S., Ross K., John M., Tom C., Sona H., Miranda, Eileen and John P., Silas P., Robert R., Carolyn R., Jenifer L., those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C., and those in the Ordination process: Tammy Hobbs Miracky, Lauren Lukason, and Hal Edmonson.   

Sunday Worship Bulletin for January 27, 2019

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 1/27/19.

Scripture Readings

Acts 26:9-21; Matthew 10:16-22    

Please click HERE  for the readings. 

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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