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This Sunday at St. Paul's

  8:00 a.m. Contemplative Eucharist (Chapel)

  9:00 a.m. Adult Education: You Are Already Praying (Lichtenberger Room)

  9:00 a.m. Sunday School (Lower Level)

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir (Sanctuary)

11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour (Great Hall)

Adult Education For Lent: "You are Already Praying"

9:00 a.m. 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" 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. This week's featured speakers are Jennifer and Roger Russell.   

Lenten House Church Series Continues

Our discussion of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander continues!   The discussions have been lively... please come even if you haven't done all the reading. Note we still need soup makers for March 13 and 27 as well as other contributions to the meals.

On March 13 we will gather and discuss chapter 3 "The Color of Justice"at Steve and Kate Kelly's home at 85 Lancaster Terrace in Brookline.

On March 20 Nancy Madden and Randy Gioia will host the evening at 224 Aspinwall Ave. in Brookline. We will discuss chapter 4.

The schedule includes a simple potluck supper and fellowship from 6:00-7:15 or so and then a discussion of the current chapter or chapters until 8:30. Please sign up to bring food or drink offerings using the link below.

The remaining dates in the series are: March 13, 20, 27. Come to as many as you can. To sign up to bring food and express childcare needs, use this link. If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Leah Rugen: 617-354-5278.  

Holy Week and Easter Services

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, March 29             8:00 and 10:00 a.m.       The Sunday of the Passion

Monday, March 30                     7:00 p.m.                        The Way of the Cross

Tuesday, March 31                    7:00 p.m.                        Taize Service

Wednesday, April 1                    7:00 p.m.                        Tenebrae

Maundy Thursday, April 2          6:30 p.m.                        Agape meal

                                                   7:00 p.m.                        Service

Good Friday, April 3                 12:00 p.m.                        Contemplative Prayer Service

                                                   4:00 p.m.                        Children's Good Friday Service

                                                   7:00 p.m.                        Good Friday Liturgy

Easter Services

Saturday, April 4                       7:00 p.m.                        The Great Vigil of Easter

Sunday, April 5                          9:00 and 11:00 a.m.       Sunday of the Resurrection

Sunday, April 5                          10:00 a.m.                      Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Flowers

On Easter Sunday and during the Easter season, our altar and windows are adorned with spring flowers. For those wishing to offer memorials or thanksgivings with lilies and other spring bulbs during the Easter season, please fill out the Easter Flower insert found in your bulletin on Sunday mornings and place it in the collection plate, or you may send in names to Jill in the parish office via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or regular mail, no later than Palm Sunday, March 29.

The suggested contribution from each donor is $25.00. Checks may be made payable to "St. Paul's Church" with a notation for "Easter Flowers."

High School Group gets Ready for CityReach
CityReach gives young people and adults a chance to learn about homelessness from people who have experienced it, and may be still experiencing it. At CityReach we will also participate in our ministry with poor and homeless people by offering hospitality, food, and clothing to guests on March 20 and 21. We ask your participation by bringing in items for our Clothing Drive. Donations will be accepted until March 15. All items will be given to our friends we meet at CityReach. If you have any questions, please contact Hazel Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Benefit Concert in Support and Honor of Shadi Ebrahimi: March 15
On Sunday, March 15 at 3:30 p.m. there will be a benefit concert, "Harmony for Hope", in support of gallbladder cancer research and in honor of our dear Shadi Ebrahimi, who has been suffering from this rare form of cancer. It will be held at the Payson Park Church in Belmont (365 Belmont Street). The concert is being offered by MJ's Music School, where Shadi used to teach when she wasn't singing at St. Paul's.
Selma: A Conversation with Bishop Barbara Harris: March 18
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.
Mission Sunday: Common Cathedral: March 22
Why do Mission Sunday?  Because we are called to be in communion with those around us. From 9-10 a.m. on March 22 we will be making lunch for 150 people. Please help us assemble sandwiches and prepare the feast!! Ten of us will then drive to the Boston Common at noon to serve the sandwiches to those who have gathered and to participate in the free, outdoor worship service. The entire event lasts from noon-2:30 p.m. If you would like to join us, please call or email Melissa Dulla: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 650-743-6745. 
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.
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.
Serving Us This Week
Presider   
The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello      
Preacher    The Rev. Megan C. Holding 
Choir Director and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Jordan Fried
Crucifer  Flora Fried
Torchbearers  Elliana Clarkson and Cecilia McPhail
Lectors Tom Daniel and Stephen Estes-Smargiassi
Prayers of the People  Liz DeSelm
Chalice Bearers  Alan Fried and Edward Jacobson
Healing Prayers  Lorraine Baugh and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi
Altar Guild (8:00 am)  Maryann Kurkjian
Altar Guild (10:00 am)   Elisabeth Choi and Amy Chang
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Sam Scott, and Robert Burke    
Greeters    Melissa Dulla and Angie Marks
Coffee Hour Hosts Betsy Munzer
Sunday School Snack The Meehan 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:  Kate Harmsworth-Morrissey, John Gioia, Elisabeth Choi, and Ryan Rubino.
Prayer List:  Jennifer, Janet, Sue, Felina, David, Betsy, John, Dottie, Katherine,
Albert, Jae, the children and staff of Mil Milagros, Shadi, Alan, Maryann T., Liz, Andy, Ouida, Emily, Winnie, Lavinia, Iris, Kathy, Amy, Randy, Margaret, Elena, Tuesday, Donna, Kathy, Jane, John, and those in the military: Lucas and Hana.  
Scripture Readings
Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21
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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