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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. Mission Sunday: Making Lunch for Common Cathedral

  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)

11:30 a.m. Common Cathedral Mission Activity

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.
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 Jon Crocker and Idonia Gaede.   

Lenten House Church Series Final Sessions

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 27 as well as other contributions to the meal; please see link below to sign up.

On March 20 Nancy Madden and Randy Gioia will host the evening at 224 Aspinwall Ave. in Brookline. We will discuss chapter 4 and begin to talk about how we might address what we have learned.

For our final session on March 27 we will meet at the Dullas' home at 58 Verndale Street in Brookline. We will discuss chapters 5 & 6 and also explore how we might want to follow-up and continue the conversation.

The schedule includes a simple potluck supper and fellowship from 6:00-7:15 p.m. 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 this link. If you have questions, please email or call Leah Rugen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 617-354-5278.  

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. 
Sabbatical Forum on Sunday, March 29
At 9:00 a.m. on March 29, we will gather in the Lichtenberger Room for a discussion about the upcoming sabbatical period. Please join us to learn more about this exciting time in our community's life. 
Introduction to Holy Week after Church on March 29
If you have no idea what Tenebrae, Taize, and Maundy mean, or are curious as to what the services of Holy Week are like, please join us for this half hour discussion as we talk through each day of Holy Week. Consider this "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Holy Week, But Didn't Know You Wanted to Know!".  We'll gather in the Lichtenberger Room at approximately 11:30 a.m. and end by noon.  All ages are welcome! 
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."

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. Shelters will remain open through March 31. 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      
Preachers   

Youth Participating in CityReach:

Julia Boral, Ava DiStefano-Forti, Catherine O'Brien

Choir Director and Organist

Cellist 

Andrew E. Clarkson

Emma Baldock 

Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Talia Vos
Torchbearers  Jillian Carusone and Maddie Carusone
Lectors Kate Kelley and Nathaniel Gaede
Prayers of the People  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi
Chalice Bearers  Hazel Johnson and Wendy Luk
Healing Prayers  John Ferguson and Steve Morrissey
Altar Guild (8:00 am)  Lydia Snover
Altar Guild (10:00 am)   Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and John Ferguson
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Sam Scott, and Robert Burke    
Greeters   

Chris Dulla, Tim Hintz, Rebecca Schultzberg, and

Clara Batchelor

Coffee Hour Hosts Elisabeth Choi and Leah Rugen
Sunday School Snack The Smith 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:  Jean Elder, Leslie Gabryelski, Ann Colageo, Paul Daigneault, Curtis Underwood, David Stanton, Ava DiStefano-Forti, Charles Thompson, Terrence Flewelling-Allen, Jack Palfrey, and Beverly Gallagher.
Prayer List:  Jennifer L., Janet R., Sue A., Felina R., David F., Dottie W., Katherine S., Albert L., Jae K., the children and staff of Mil Milagros, Shadi E., Alan K., Liz A., Andy S., Ouida F., Emily, Amy C., Randy L. & Family, Elena, Tuesday S., Donna L. Kathy E., Jane L., Rev. John H., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L.
Scripture Readings
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33
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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