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This Sunday at St. Paul's: February 3, 2019

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 am  

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Adult Formation: Learning from our Muslim neighbors
High School Youth Group
Choir Rehearsal
Church School
Great Hall
Lichtenberger Room
Choir Room
Lower Level
Lower Level
10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir   

11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
11:30 am  Lector Training
Racism Learning Group 
Lichtenberger Room 

Racism Learning Group:  Racism Learning Group meetings are scheduled on the first Sunday of each month at 11:30am in the Lichtenberger Room. 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. Join us today!

This Week at St. Paul's

Tuesday, February 5          7:00 pm        Knitting Group                 Lichtenberger Room

Wednesday, February 6    7:00 pm        Choir Rehearsal                Sanctuary

Thursday, February 7        7:30 pm         Discernment Meeting     Lichtenberger Room
                                                           (J. House)

Sunday, February 10         9-10:00 am    Make lunches for            Kitchen/Middle Room
                                                           Common Cathedral                                       

                                       11:30 am       Travel to Common          Boston Common

2019 Pledge Appeal Update -- A Few Key Points

At our annual meeting last week, Vestry presented the 2019 budget which includes a relatively small deficit. 

So far we have received 102 pledges for a total of $284,000. Our Pledge Appeal target to erase the deficit is $334,000.

There are 18 pledges we hope will come in from folks who pledged last year, which could bring us close to $320,000. (please do get those pledges in!)

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 three-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 this coming Sunday for our last session. 

Knitting Group: February 5  

The Knitting Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. Our next meeting is February 5 and all knitters and crocheters are welcome, or those wanting to learn! Please join us. If you have questions about the Knitting Group, please contact Maureen Carter 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.

Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices: Second Tuesday of each month

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 on February 12; please join us!  

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.

Prison Ministry Group: Next Meeting is February 10 

The Prison Ministry group will meet at 11:30 am on Sunday, February 10, in the Lichtenberger Room. All are welcome! Contact Leahanne with questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Holy Communion Enrichment Class  


This spring Elise and Maggie will be hosting a Holy Communion Enrichment Class targeted at children in grades K-3 and their parents. We will also offer a class for older children if there is interest. If you and your child would like to take part in this class, please fill out the survey by clicking HERE so that we can set a time and place and see if we should add an older class.

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 Ven. Pat Zifcak   
Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Assisting Clergy   The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Ardani Mello-Daigneault 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell 
Torchbearers  Mark Hopkin and Elior Zaremba 
Lectors   Paul Daigneault and Jim Zaremba 
Prayers of the People  Leah Rugen 
Chalice Bearers Georgia Smith and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Healing Prayers  Julie House and John Ferguson 
Eucharistic Visitor   Leah Rugen 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: Sharlene Wing and Viva Fischer   
Offering Counters  Brett Foster, Jeannie Baca, and Julie House 
Greeters  The Greeter Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  The Elder 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 


We celebrate and remember the birthdays of Nick Kelley, Winnie Rubino, HD Rothman, Nicholas O'Brien, Linda Williams, Rosalie Baker, Hanako Norton, and John Ahonen.     


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., Martha C., 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 February 3, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 2/3/19.

Scripture Readings

Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30    

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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