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This Sunday at St. Paul's: February 17, 2019

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 am  

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Adult Formation:
   Making Sacred Space - Making Space Sacred
Choir Rehearsal
One Room Church School

Great Hall

Choir Room
Lower Level
Lower Level

10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir   

11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 

Adult Formation: Making Sacred Space - Making Space Sacred  

This coming Sunday, architect and St. Paul's parishioner Brett Donham will tell the story (in words and pictures) of how our current worship space came to be the way it is. Please join us! 

This Week at St. Paul's

Monday to Friday, February 18-22  PARISH OFFICE "WORKCATION"

Tuesday, February 19          7:00 pm     Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs      Chapel
                                                                & Practices        
Our Outreach to Common Cathedral

Last Sunday our congregation joined together to make lunch for our neighbors who worship at Common Cathedral on Boston's Common every Sunday. Our upper elementary students helped make and package sandwiches while our middle school youth decorated St. Valentine's Day cookies to share. 


After the 10am service a multi- generational group shared lunch with our neighbors and enjoyed the Common Cathedral service that followed! We are looking forward to working with Common Cathedral again soon, especially in May when our youth join them

for CityReach.   


Parish Office "Workcation"
Next week is school vacation week for some folks (Feb. 18-22). Here in the parish office, staff will be taking a "workcation" and catching up on much needed work that often gets put on the back burner. We'll be in the office, however, only checking email once/day. The deadlines for calendar submissions will remain the same; Wednesday at noon for the printed version of the calendar insert on Sundays and Thursday at noon for the weekly electronic calendar.Whatever you do next week, enjoy your time away or at home!      
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:

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. We will meet in the Chapel from 7-8:30pm this coming Tuesday, February 19.  

Discussion will center around Chapters 2 & 3 - Baptismal Beliefs & Practices. Even if you have not been to a previous meeting, you are most welcome to join us! Some copies of the book are still available in the parish office. Contact the Rev. Elise Feyerherm for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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.

Sign up HERE to host, bring food, or facilitate the discussion.



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. Agenda to follow. 


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.

Shrove Sunday Talent Show Sign-ups  


On Sunday March 3 we will be celebrating Shrove Sunday with a pancake breakfast and a talent show! If you are interested in performing this year please click HERE to sign-up! We are looking for acts no longer than 5 minutes. Please let Maggie Taylor know if you have any questions by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      

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 

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Serving us this week

Preacher  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  
Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  John Ferguson 
Crucifer  Lena Schultzberg 
Torchbearers  Viola Schultzberg and Mark Hopkin 
Lectors   Anne Campbell and George Coggeshall 
Prayers of the People  John Ferguson 
Chalice Bearers Elizabeth Choi and Bo Fauth 
Healing Prayers  Julie Starr and Sharlene Wing 
Eucharistic Visitor   Maryann Kurkjian 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 am: Elizabeth Choi and Mary Beth Elder 
Offering Counters  Mike Scheffler, Ayanna McPhail, and Tim Hintz 
Greeters  The Greeters Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  TBD 

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 Cordelia Thompson, Aidan Cheverie, Jason Fairchild, Elior Zaremba, and Tyler Russell.  


We remember especially Paul and Louise Donham, in whose memory the altar flowers are given this week by Brett Donham.    


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., the Family of Allison D., 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 17, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 2/17/19.

Scripture Readings

Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26     

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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