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This Sunday at St. Paul's

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

  9:00 a.m. Sabbatical Forum (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)

11:30 a.m. Introduction to Holy Week (Lichtenberger Room) 

A Mission Sunday Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Common Cathedral last week. Before the 10am service, about 40 kids and adults made 150 sandwiches - in only 30 minutes!! Then, after the 10am service, 10 youth and adults took the food to the Common to share lunch and community with the Common Cathedral attendees. We ate, sang, prayed and enjoyed an entire church service outside, in the sunshine and the bitter cold. What a memorable event, only possible with the help of many hands. Thank you!  (Next Mission Sunday activity will be April 19).

                                   

A CityReach Thank You
At CityReach, we participated in ministry with poor and homeless people by offering hospitality, food, and clothing to guests on March 20 and 21. We thank our St. Paul's Community for your support in donating an abundance of clothing and shoes. After 100 homeless people came through the church to select clothing, we still had 5 bags of clothes left over! The remaining clothing went to support Haley House! We thank you for your continued support as we seek to raise funds for space blankets that will go to the homeless community.
~ High School Youth Group  
Lenten House Church Series Final Session is March 27

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 to our last session, even if you haven't done all the reading.

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.  

Sabbatical Forum this 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 this Sunday
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! 
Easter Flowers: Names for Memorials or Thanksgivings are due this Sunday

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."

Become an Episcopalian!
If you are an adult, and you have never been Confirmed and would like to be, or if you have been Confirmed in another tradition and would like to be received into the Episcopal Church, please contact Jeff to discuss a group forming to prepare. We'll meet 3 or 4 times in April at a time convenient to the group.  The service of Confirmation & Reception will be held at Church of the Advent in Beacon Hill on Saturday, May 2, at 2:00 p.m., with Bishop Gates presiding and preaching. 
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

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 the end of April. 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. Megan C. Holding       
Assisting Clergy     The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Choir Director and Organist Andrew E. Clarkson
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Derek Kauffmann 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell 
Torchbearers  Sarah Dulla and Lena Schultzberg 
Lectors Passion Gospel Readers 
Prayers of the People  Laura Chasin 
Chalice Bearers  Jean Moses, Betsy Munzer, Lorraine Baugh, and Maryann Kurkjian 
Healing Prayers  Betsy Munzer and Sharlene Wing 
Altar Guild (8:00 am)  Lydia Snover
Altar Guild (10:00 am)   Lydia Snover 
Ushers  Members of the Ushers Ministry   
Greeters    Members of the Greeters Ministry 
Coffee Hour Hosts The Smith Family 
Sunday School Snack  The Biedron 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: Chris Holding, Aaliyah Silver, Sarah Dulla, Michael Cheverie, Kaitlynd Collins, Edward Lockhart, Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, Lydia Snover, Felina-Marie Silver, Ariana Bain, Tim Bransfield, Colleen Bonebrake, Catherine Elder, and Hana Laurencot.
 
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., Liz A., Andy S., Ouida F., Emily Z., Amy C., Randy L. & Family, Elena J., Tuesday S., Donna L. Kathy E., Jane L., Rev. John H., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L.
Scripture Readings
Mark 11:1-11; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:32-15:39
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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