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This Sunday at St. Paul's

  8:00 am Contemplative Eucharist (Chapel)

  9:00 am Adult Education: You Are Already Praying (Lichtenberger Room)

  9:00 am Church School: Butterfly Mobile (Classrooms) 

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

11:00 am Coffee Hour (Great Hall)

  5:00 pm Lenten Invitation Service  (Sanctuary) 

Reclaiming the Ashes: A Lenten Invitation Service
This Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
This unique service is designed to invite us into a renewed, deepened relationship with the season of Lent. In addition to readings and prayers gathered from a variety of sources, the St. Paul's Choir will sing the Duruflé Requiem, accompanied by organ and a wind and string chamber ensemble. This service aims to provide an additional stepping stone into our Lenten journey, nourishing our hearts and minds with the questions and choices, the temptations and disciplines, the hope and love that are at the core of our Lenten pilgrimage. A Lenten Invitation is a new offering for an ancient season.
Adult Education For Lent: "You are Already Praying"

9:00 am on Sundays in the Lichtenberger Room.

Our Adult Education Series for Lent will look at how each of us struggles to connect our faith with our lives at home, school, work and in the world. Using "You Are Already Praying" by The Rev. Cathy George as our guide, we will hear from members of the congregation about their own attempts to bridge faith and life and share our own struggles and success as well. We welcome Rev. George this Sunday to lead our Adult Education session and as our guest preacher at the 10:00 am service.   

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. It presents a powerful critique of our justice system and its connection to race and poverty. Multiple copies are available at Brookline Booksmith. For more information about the book, check out this link (scroll down to find a Tedx talk by the author.)

We still need a host for (March 6 or 13) from 6:00-8:30. 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. 617-354-5278. Thank you!!

Lenten Booklet
For information about Lent at St. Paul's, please click here for a copy of our Lenten booklet, or download a copy on our webpage: www.stpaulsbrookline.org.
Diocese/ECM "Faith and Action" Education/Networking event: Saturday, March 7
WHAT: "Mobilize the Church: from Dreaming to Doing" A day conference to consider social action in context of what the Bible says of social justice.
Sessions include a) workshops run by skilled local community organizers, b) reflections by Bishop Alan Gates and Bishop Gayle Harris, c) networking with members of other parishes and other activities.
WHERE: Christ Church, 1132 Highland Ave, Needham, MA
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
HOW TO REGISTER: via the Diomass website: enter"Spring Learning Event 2015" in search link and you will be brought to the correct page, from which you can register.  Jean Moses: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Kate Kelley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Bev Estes Smargiassi: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. are going... feel free to contact them.
Selma: A Conversation with Bishop Barbara Harris
Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Cathedral (138 Tremont Street) or St. John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin Street, if registration exceeds 50 people.The movie Selma has sparked important conversation and reflection. Bishop Barbara Harris has agreed to host a conversation sharing her reflections on the movie and on her own experience as one of those who went to Selma to march after the events of "Bloody Sunday". This would be a program especially suited to a multi-generational audience, i.e. young people are especially welcome. It is important to let us know if you are coming and how many will be in your group, as this will determine where the event will be held.  Contact Amanda at (617) 482-4826 ext 580 and be sure to leave contact information.
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
Presider   
The Rev. Megan C. Holding      
Preacher      The Rev. Cathy George  
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Choir Director and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson  
Assisting Organist  Geoff Wieting 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Crucifer  Clair Holding   
Torchbearers  Elliana Clarkson and Lena Schultzberg   
Lectors Clara Batchelor and John Ferguson 
Prayers of the People    
Chalice Bearers  E. Lorraine Baugh and Madeleine Taylor 
Healing Prayers  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Sharlene Wing 
Altar Guild (8:00 am)  Lydia Snover 
Altar Guild (10:00 am)   Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Elisabeth Choi   
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Sam Scott, and Robert Burke    
Greeters    Chris Dulla, Julie House, Roger House, and Rebecca Schultzberg 
Coffee Hour Hosts Julie Starr and George Coggeshall  
Sunday School Snack  The Jewell 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
Birthdays: Jason Fairchild, Aidan Cheverie, Tyler Russell, Elior Zaremba, Galen House, Kenneth Carter, Jr., Christopher Lockhart, and Priscilla Donham.
 
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, Margaret, Elena, and those in the military: Lucas and Hana.  
Scripture Readings
Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-9; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15
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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