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This Sunday at St. Paul's

8:00 am Contemplative Eucharist (Chapel)

9:00 am Sunday School Mission Service Activity

9:00 am Adult Education Mission Service Activity

10:00 am Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir (Sanctuary)

11:00 am Coffee Hour (Great Hall)

11:30 am Altar Guild Training (Sanctuary)

Concert to Benefit Ebola Relief/Partners in Health this Saturday, February 7, in Newton Centre! Catherine and Ali performing with the HK School of Irish Dance!
At 7:00 pm an Interfaith Concert for Hope and Healing with The Hansen Keohane School of Irish Dance (parishioners Catherine and Ali O'Brien performing) , Dukpah Drumming and Dance, the Lovetones (with Sean Witty), Rimonim Youth Choir of Temple Emanuel and Koleinu, Boston's Jewish Community Chorus. The concert is open to the public free of charge. A free-will donation will support Partners in Health and their Ebola relief efforts in West Africa. Information at www.fbcnewton.org. The afternoon from 2-6 pm will include music, African crafts, creative activities for all ages and refreshments. Displays from co-sponsoring organizations including Project Have Hope, Communities without Borders and Boston for Congo. Art activities include opportunity to make get well cards which will be delivered by Partners in Heatlh to patients recovering from Ebola in West Africa.  
Mission Sunday Activity supports the BReady Program
Please join us this coming Sunday, February 8, at 9:00 am in the Great Hall.
This month our mission is to support the BReady program that is housed at the St Augustin and St Martin Church in Roxbury.  BReady provides after school activities for young children.  We will be supporting the program by preparing food for each enrolled child to have an after school meal everyday of the week of Feb 9-13.  We will also be making Valentine cards for the staff and students.  Please join us as we put our faith into action on Sunday at 9am in the Great Hall.  Later in the week, the food will be delivered and on Friday, February 13th the Youth Group will throw a Valentine's Day Party for the BReady program.  
Altar Guild Training this Sunday
Altar Guild training will take place this coming Sunday after the 10 am service in the sanctuary. If you are curious about this ministry or would like to know more, please do join us!
Parish trip to Movie "Selma" Location Change
Join us on Sunday, February 8 for a trip to the movies. Weather Permitting, we will be going to  the 3:20 pm showing of "Selma" at the Regal Cinema, Landmark Center, Boston. Note: Time and Location Change. This theater is accessible by T at the Fenway stop on the D line and also offers validated parking. We'll make plans to meet at the movie theater. After the film we will have the option of dinner nearby with those who want to continue the conversation. "Selma" is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours and 7 minutes long. Please put on your snowshoes and join us.
Scripture Group Meeting: February 10
The next scripture group meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. We'll consider the readings for the last Sunday in Epiphany: 
2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9. The readings can be
found here. Hope to see you there!
High School Youth Group to Host Valentines Party: February 13
On Friday, February 13, the High School Youth Group will host a Valentines Party with our B-Ready friends at St. Augustine and St. Martin's in Roxbury! If you are high school- aged  (or know someone) and would like to join, please email Hazel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Making and Talent Show: February 17

The time is drawing nigh! Mark your calendars for a wonderful night filled with great food, conversation and talent! On Tuesday, February 17, we will come together to indulge in delicious snacks and pancakes as we move into our Lenten Season. 

If you would like to show the world (or just St. Paul's) the gift you have please be sure to sign up for our talent show! Sign Up Here

Adults: If you'd like to help make pancakes, please email Hazel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lenten House Church Series Begins February 27
Starting Friday February 27 we will have a series of House church sessions that focus on reading and discussing the book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. This powerful book presents a devastating critique of our justice system and its connection to race and poverty. Multiple copies of the book are available at Brookline Booksmith. For more information about the book, check out this link:  http://bpeaceforjorge.net/new-jim-crow/.  
We still need hosts for the Friday sessions from 6:00-8:30 pm. Hosts open their homes to the group that assembles (usually between 10 and 20), but participants bring the food and beverages (soup, salad, wine, bread). The dates are: Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27. To sign up to bring food and express childcare needs please use this link. If you are willing to host, or have questions about it, please email or call Leah Rugen:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;"> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 617-354-5278. Thank you!
Toilet Paper Tubes Needed
Please bring in your empty toilet paper tubes so that we can make Lenten cocoons together on Sunday, February 15! (Lenten cocoons -- and the subsequent releasing of Easter "butterflies" -- are part of a wonderful community observance of Lent at St. Paul's.) Tubes may be delivered to collection baskets in the church school or the Great Hall.  
Subdeacon Training
Have you ever wanted to be an acolyte, or miss being an acolyte, but thought the time had passed?  Does the thought of assisting in the leading of worship interest you?  If you would like to consider the possibility of having a role in worship on Sunday mornings, please contact Jeff or Megan to be included in a group of people who will gather to consider the ministry of Subdeacon.  Even if you're just curious as to what a Subdeacon might do, we'd love to have you as part of the conversation.  The group will gather in late February. 
Help Needed at Boston Day Shelters
Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street and Old South Church in Copley Square have opened day shelters in response to the closing of the Long Island Bridge. Each needs volunteers to help out in a variety of capacities. Any necessary training is available at the shelters. If you are interested in volunteering on Mondays or Fridays at Emmanuel Church, please click here to sign up. If you are interested in volunteering Monday through Friday at Old South Church in Copley Square, please click here to access their online sign up form. They are looking to fill 4-hour shifts, 8am-12noon or 11-3pm. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rev. Megan Holding at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or additional information can be found at Boston Warm's website: http://bostonwarm.weebly.com/join-us.html.
Serving Us This Week
The Rev. Megan C. Holding   
Preacher      The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Choir Director and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  HD Rothman 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell  
Torchbearers  Sarah Dulla and Cecilia McPhail   
Lectors John Anderson and Maryann Kurkjian 
Prayers of the People  Leah Rugen  
Chalice Bearers  John Ferguson and Georgia Smith 
Healing Prayers  Kimberly Hartwell and Lorraine Baugh 
Altar Guild (8:00 am)  Ann Colageo   
Altar Guild (10:00 am)   Sharlene Wing 
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Sam Scott, and Robert Burke    
Greeters    Jeannie Baca, Cricket Beauregard-Lewis, Beverly Estes-Smargiassi, and Kate Kelley 
Coffee Hour Hosts Kate and Steve Kelley 
Sunday School Snack  The Foster Family 
Click here to view the server spreadsheet. If you need to make a change, please find someone to swap with and let the office know so that the spreadsheet can be updated. 
Memorials, Prayers, and Celebrations

Memorials and Celebrations: The flowers on the altar are given in loving memory of Choi Soon Choi.      

Birthdays: Linda Williams, Hanako Norton, Angela Margolis, Fred Muehter, Patricia Underwood, Berred Ouellette, Ann Anderson, Leslie Cheverie, and Claire Holding.

Prayer List:  Jennifer, Janet, Sue, Felina, David, Betsy, John, Dottie, Michael, Katherine, Albert, Jae, the children and staff of Mil Milagros, Shadi, Alan, Maryann T., Liz, Andy, Emily, Winnie, Lavinia, Iris, Kathy, Amy, Randy, Lorraine, Margaret, Elena, and those in the military: Lucas and Hana.  

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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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