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

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 am  

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Choir Rehearsal
Church School
Choir Room
Lower Level
Lower Level
10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir   


11:15 am 

Shrove Sunday Pancake Lunch and Talent Show 

Great Hall 

pancakes.jpg The Stewardship Team invites you to the annual Shrove Sunday celebration--food, fun, music, laughter and community.  Gather together after church for sweet breakfast foods and a diverse  collection of self-defined talents. Kitchen helpers are needed Sunday morning for serving, cooking and clean-up; please contact John Andrews (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you can help out.  And, if you are interested in sharing a talent for the SHOW (acts no longer than 5 minutes), please  contact Maggie Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

This Week at St. Paul's

Tuesday, March 5

Tuesday, March 5

7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Knitting Group

Choir Rehearsal for Lenten Invitation Service

Lichtenberger Room


Wed., March 6


Wed., March 6

7-9 am &
12-1 pm


7:00 pm

Distribution of Ashes


Ash Wednesday Service w/Ashes, Communion, Sermon & Music

Aspinwall Street



Sunday, March 10

5:00 pm

Lenten Invitation Service

Knitting Group Meets on March 5

The Knitting Group will meet in the Lichtenberger Room this coming Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm. All knitters and crocheters are welcome to join us, or those wishing to learn! 

Adult Ed During Lent and Easter

How Do We Forgive? How Are We Forgiven? 


The Adult Education Forums during Lent will focus on Forgiveness; what it is, what it isn't and how we engage with it. Using The Book of Forgiving by Desmond and Mpho Tutu, we will spend 10 weeks together exploring these questions.  Each week, there will be time for learning and conversation, prayer, meditation and the opportunity to continue work independently in between Sundays.  You do not need the book, or to read the book.  Our time together will form the center of this conversation.

Prison Ministry Group Book Drive - Sign Up By March 10

The Prison Ministry Group at St. Paul's is excited to announce a book drive in support of the Prison Book Program, an organization located in Quincy that fills written requests for books from incarcerated people all over the country.The Prison Book Program sometimes receives letters with book requests that are harder to fill. These "special requests" are set aside because the program doesn't have the specific books in stock. Special request letters ask for a wide range of books (usually two or three requests per letter), from language dictionaries to health books to job-training guides to prepare people for careers in a variety of fields.When you sign up (either by e-mailing Leahanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by adding your name to the signup sheet that will be available at church on Sunday), please indicate whether you would like to claim a letter with book requests that can be filled with lightly used books (a less expensive option) or requests that must be filled with new books (a bit more expensive, but generally no more than $40). If you would prefer to donate funds toward filling book requests, please let Leahanne know. We want everyone who wants to participate to be able to participate!People who sign up to claim a letter will receive the name of a person in prison, his or her handwritten letter, and a list of restrictions from the prison (these restrictions vary among institutions). We will gather the books together during our Mission Sunday event on Sunday, April 7. You are welcome to write a reply to the person whose request you have filled; we will have supplies for doing this available on April 7. Members of the Prison Ministry Group will take the books to the Prison Book Program office in Quincy; the books will then be wrapped and shipped by the Prison Book Program to people in prisons across the country.

These books mean a lot to the people who receive them. After opening a book of cello music, Albert wrote, "I must be honest- after being incarcerated for 9 years, I thought all my emotions had run dry. I cried for a good period of time. A book is a gift that lasts forever. A music book will help me give back to others. This is truly a gift for a lifetime. I do not know exactly how to thank you. Thank you again for everything you have done for me. The inspiration you've provided will help at least one person be an inspiration for others."Additional logistical details will be provided to all those who sign up to a receive a letter. Please e-mail Leahanne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions you might have about this drive. Thank you so much for your support!

Eat, Work, Pray @ Church (Mondays during Lent)   


Do you work from home or the coffee shop on Mondays? Join us during Lent as we work, pray and eat together. Free wifi, coffee and a soup lunch provided. We'll begin with Morning Prayer at 8:30am, pause for Noonday Prayer at 12:00pm and finish our day with Evening Prayer at 4:30pm. Come every Monday, or just one; for the whole day or just a part.

Eat, Work, Pray @ Church:

Monday Dates during Lent: March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14  

Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  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.     

Even if you have not been to a previous meeting, you are most welcome to join us! Our next meeting dates are March 12, April 9, and May 14 at 7 pm. 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!  

Invitation to Meditation on the Fruit of the Spirit:

Lenten House Church begins March 8

"Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." These words are so familiar, but what do they mean in our daily lives? In our modern world? This Lent we will meditate and listen, reflect and share in community. Join us for a simple meal and fellowship in parishioners' homes. Lenten house church has been a tradition at St. Paul's for over a decade. Whether your are new to the idea or have been participating for years, we hope you will join for prayer, song, and reflection on Friday evenings: March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 and 12.

Sign up HERE to host, bring food, or facilitate our time together.  



Lenten Day of Reflection and Prayer:

March 23 @ St. Paul's: 11am - 5pm

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. 

Antiracism Learning Group

Because we will have our pancake breakfast next Sunday on March 3, our antiracism learning group will not meet. We encourage you to join us on our Lenten Quiet Day to continue our work together on racism. The day will focus on the documentary, Traces of the Trade, with prayer and conversation. Save the date, March 23.   

Education for Ministry (Efm) Information Session
March 31 at 11:30 am in the Lichtenberger Room

Education for Ministry (Efm) is coming to St. Paul's! If you are an adult who is interested in wrestling with questions of Christian faith, scripture, theology, meaning in life, spirituality, justice, and ethical action, you will want to come and learn more about Efm on March 31 at 11:30 am. Our Efm group will start in September and meet weekly during the school year. Enrollment is limited to twelve and is open to all - not just St. Paul's parishioners. For all of the detailed information and inspiring stories from Efm alumni, come to the information session. You may also contact Leah Rugen for more information now: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-470-1755

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.

Calendar for Lent 2019

  Ash Wednesday:  March 6,  Distribution of Ashes at 7-9 am and 12-1 pm

                                                  (Aspinwall Street entrance)

                                                 Ash Wednesday Service at 7 pm   

  Sundays in Lent:  March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 at 8 and 10 am

  Lenten Invitation Service:  March 10 at 5 pm

  Friday House Churches:  March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12 at 6:30 pm

  Lenten Quiet Day:  March 23, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

                                                Holy Week

                           All services at St. Paul's, except where noted

  The Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday, April 14 at 8 and 10 am

                                                    Blessing of the Palms at 9:30 am, St. Mark's Park

                                                    at Park & Marion Street in Coolidge Corner                                                

  Choral Compline:  Monday, April 15 at 7 pm, All Saints Church

  Taize Service:  Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm

  Choral Tenebrae: Wednesday, April 17 at 7 pm, Church of Our Saviour

  Maundy Thursday:  April 18, Agape meal at 6:30 pm, Service at 7 pm

  Good Friday:  April 19,  Stations of the Cross at 11 am

                                       Good Friday Liturgy at 12 pm

                                       Children's Good Friday Service at 4 pm

                                       Stations of the Cross at 6 pm

                                       Good Friday Liturgy at 7 pm

                                         Easter Services

  The Great Vigil of Easter:  Saturday, April 20 at 7 pm

  Sunday of the Resurrection:  April 21, Sunrise Service at 6:30 am, Larz Anderson Park

                                                9 and 11 am, St. Paul's Church


Serving us this week

Preacher and Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Assisting Organist  Fred MacArthur 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Flora Fried 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell  
Torchbearers  Ripley Foster and Viola Schultzberg 
Lectors   Michelle Callaway and Tom Daniel 
Prayers of the People  Pat Dunbar 
Chalice Bearers Andrea Brue and John Ferguson 
Healing Prayers  Elisabeth Choi  
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 Greeters Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  Andrea Brue and Alan Fried 

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 Charlotte Hintz, Ariana-Marie Silver, Jasmine Maria Silver, and Nihar Brown.   


We remember especially Shirley and Wendell Campbell, in whose memory the altar flowers are given this week by Rob Campbell, and we pray for the repose of the soul of Katherine Steffey.         


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., 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 March 3, 2019.

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

Scripture Readings

Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-43a        

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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