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This Sunday at St. Paul's: February 10, 2019

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 am  

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Make lunches for Common Cathedral
Adult Formation:
   Making Sacred Space - Making Space Sacred
Choir Rehearsal
Church School
Middle Room
Great HallChoir Room
Lower Level
Lower Level
10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir   

11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
11:30 am  Prison Ministry
Travel to Common Cathedral  
Lichtenberger Room
Meet in Middle Room  

Adult Formation: Making Sacred Space - Making Space Sacred

Join us this coming Sunday at 9:00 am as we consider our sacred space at St. Paul's and reflect on how we use our physical space to give glory to God and more faithfully proclaim God's unconditional love for all people.

Prison Ministry Group: 

We will meet at 11:30 am this coming Sunday 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.

Common Cathedral: 

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 9-10 am. Then after church we will go downtown to the Boston Common to have lunch with Common Cathedral and participate in the church service. If folks want to meet at Common Cathedral on their own, arrival time is noon at the Brewer Fountain near the corner of Park and Tremont streets (this is at the Park Street subway stop where the Red Line meets the Green line).   

Questions...please contact Melissa Dulla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

This Week at St. Paul's

Tuesday, February 12           1:30 pm        Pastoral Care Team Meeting                                                 Lichtenberger Room       
                                          7:00 pm        Walk in Love: "Episcopal Beliefs and Practices                       Chapel                                                                                             7:00 pm        Vestry Meeting                                                                     Lichtenberger Room 

Wednesday, February 13      7:00 pm        Choir Rehearsal                                                                    Sanctuary

Scripture Group: February 26


We are reading Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:30 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. Contact Leah Rugen for more information: 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 this coming Tuesday, February 12; please join us!  

Lenten House Church is coming:   
Bearing the Fruit of the Spirit!! Save the dates

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 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 and 12. Our topic is to be determined.

Lenten Day of Reflection and Prayer: March 23 @ St. Paul's   

Featuring a screening of Traces of the Trade - a film documenting the DeWolf family's journey in facing their own complicity in the slave trade in colonial Rhode Island.

Post-screening conversation led by Dain & Constance Perry, members of the DeWolf family and experienced facilitators of conversations on racism and faith.


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.

B-SAFE needs new leaders. You?  

As James and I will be moving to California in the summer of 2019, I am thinking deeply about how to ensure St. Paul's keeps up its support of B-SAFE. B-SAFE was one of the first ministries I got involved with at St. Paul's, and I think it's really special work. In it, I see churches, local government, and families partnering to fill a community need-- safe and enriching summer programming for kids with varying financial means. Over the last three years of organizing B-SAFE, I have kept meticulous notes about the timeline, requirements, down to the last piece of string cheese on the shopping list, in hopes of setting up the next leader(s) for success! A B-SAFE ministry leader is mainly the point person: keeping track of volunteers, coordinating shopping and delivery, and communicating with the (extremely friendly and helpful) B-SAFE site team. The work is concentrated during one week of the summer (July or August), when St. Paul's provides 5 meals and a field trip for B-SAFE campers. In the past, the role has been shared by two people who split the week, so that they were each present on site only some of the days. The week could be chosen to align with new leaders' scheduling needs.Might you be an organized person with a heart for continuing a tradition of service and fellowship at St. Paul's? Please reach out with any interest, questions, or ideas.

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

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  Julie House 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Torchbearers  Elliana Clarkson and Sarah Dulla 
Lectors   Luke Whited and Kate Kelley 
Prayers of the People  Linda Sanches 
Chalice Bearers Hal Edmonson and Jason Fairchild 
Healing Prayers  Linda Sanches and Elisabeth Choi 
Eucharistic Visitor   John Ferguson 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am:  John Ferguson, Mike Scheffler, and Hal Edmonson   
Offering Counters  Judy Rice, Sharlene Wing, and Leah Rugen 
Greeters  The Greeter Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  John Ahonen and Judy Rice 

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 Fred Muehter, Kyle Swardstorm, Berred Ouellette, Mihret Hopkin, Leslie Cheverie, Ann Thacher Anderson, and Claire Holding.  


We remember especially John and Gwynneth Keeling, Tom Kelley, and Bentley Ward, Jr., in whose memory the altar flowers are given this week by Steve and Kate Kelley.       


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., John M., Tom C., Sona H., Miranda, Eileen and John P., Silas P., Robert R., Carolyn R., Jenifer L.,

Katherine S., Nick S., 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 10, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 2/10/19.

Scripture Readings

Isaiah 6:1-13; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11    

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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