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

The First Sunday in Lent and Lenten Invitation Service

8:00 am  

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Adult Formation
Choir Rehearsal
Church School
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  Prison Ministry Group  Lichtenberger Room 
5:00 pm      Lenten Invitation Service  Sanctuary 
This Week at St. Paul's


March 11

8:30 am to
5:00 pm
Eat, Pray, Work @ Church Great Hall


March 12

10:30 am

1:30 pm


7:00 pm

Staff Meeting

Pastoral Care Team


Walk in Love

Lichtenberger Room

Rector's Office


Lichtenberger Room


March 14

7:30 pm

Discernment Meeting

(J. House)

Lichtenberger Room 


March 15

6:30 pm Lenten House Church  
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 Signups on Hold
Meeting on March 10

To say that the response to our book drive has been inspiring would be an understatement. In fact, the response has been so enthusiastic that the Prison Book Program is going to need to do some work over the next couple weeks to determine whether they will actually have enough special-request letters to provide for each person who has already signed up! With that in mind, we're going to put signups on hold for now. If you have not already signed up are still hoping you might be able to claim a letter, let me know, and I'll add you to a waiting list. We will also have other ways for people to participate in this effort. More on that very soon.

The Prison Ministry Group will have a brief meeting in the Lichtenberger Room after the 10:00 am service this coming Sunday to discuss the book drive. As always, all are welcome, whether you've ever been to a meeting or not!

If you have any questions about any of this, please contact Leahanne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Eat, Pray, Work @ 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, Pray, Work @ Church:

Monday Dates during Lent: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15  

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 has begun 

"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 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. 

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

Calendar for Lent 2019

  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 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 


  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 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Lectors   Matshai Motimele and Betsy Munzer 
Prayers of the People  John Ferguson 
Chalice Bearers Matshai Motimele and Betsy Munzer 
Healing Prayers  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Linda Sanches 
Eucharistic Visitor   John Ferguson 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: John Ferguson, Adelaide Xie, and Hal Edmonson 
Offering Counters  Judy Rice, Sharlene Wing, and Janet Rankin 
Greeters  The Greeters Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  Betsy Munzer 

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 Douglas Williams, Siena Fried, John Gioia, and Kate Harmsworth-Morrissey.  


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., Miriam F., 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 Morning Worship Bulletin for March 10, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 3/10/19.

Scripture Readings

Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13         

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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