Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's

  8:00 am Contemplative Eucharist (Chapel)

  9:00 am Adult Education: Mission Sunday (all ages); Planting flowers for distribution

               by the Pastoral Care Team (Great Hall) 

  9:00 am Sunday School (Lower Level) 

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

11:30 am St. Paul's Archives Presentation (Lichtenberger Room)   

Mission Sunday: This Coming Sunday
In the spirit of Earth Day and being stewards of the Earth, we will be planting flowers this week. Anyone and everyone is invited to join us as we paint pots and fill them with flowers to remember the beauty that spring brings. And we will share this beauty with those who need a little sunshine in their life. If you have a recipient in mind, please let Melissa Dulla This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Georgia Smith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know. 
St. Paul's Archives Presentation: This Coming Sunday
History buffs please take note: On Sunday, April 19 after the 10 am service the historian, Pat Dunbar, will give a show & tell about our archives. Pat would also like a volunteer or two to assist in getting estimates on restoring one of the rector's oil portraits. Come to the meeting and there will be additional information about this. 
The Newcomers' Brunch is Coming: Sunday, April 26
If you are new to St. Paul's or have started coming anytime during the past year, you, your family and friends are warmly invited to a delicious brunch on Sunday, April 26 at 11:30 am at the Parish Rectory, hosted by the Mello-Daigneault family, the Vestry, the Newcomers' Committee, and Greeters. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know others who have recently become a part of St. Paul's, to learn more about our community and to meet some of the parish leadership team in a gracious and informal setting. To help us plan, kindly R.S.V.P. to Jill, our Parish Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-566-4953 no later than Thursday, April 23. We look forward to seeing you! 
Save the Date: Sunday, May 3 is Walk for Hunger
Meet us in front of the Cathedral (across from Park Street T stop) at 8 am and walk to church at St. Paul's for the 10 o'clock service!
Look for registration information in next week's calendar.
May 3: No 8 am Worship Service
Due to the Walk for Hunger and the all parish sabbatical celebration, there will be no 8 am service on Sunday, May 3. Everyone is invited to join us on the walk  and at 10 am for the service and celebration.
Sabbatical Brochure
We have printed a sabbatical brochure that answers "Frequently Asked Questions" about Rev. Jeff's sabbatical, such as:
  • What is Sabbatical?
  • How long will Jeff be gone?
  • What will Jeff be doing on his sabbatical?
  • Who will cover Jeff's responsibilities during his absence?
  • What will we do while Jeff is gone?
Please pick up a copy on Sunday morning at the ushers table in the Sanctuary or on the table outside the Lichtenberger Room. On Sunday, May 3, we will have a "send-off" for Jeff and his family. We will bless them on their way and celebrate the beginning of this time. If you have sabbatical-related questions, please contact any member of the Sabbatical Planning Team: Melissa Dulla, Julie House, Maryann Kurkjian, Angie Marks, Steve Morrissey, Chris Smith, and Madeleine Taylor.  
Goat Basket
Congratulations to all!  A total of $515.65 was collected in the Goat Basket during Lent and sent to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund from St. Paul's. Thank you for your generosity!
EfM Groups are Forming for Next Year
EfM (Education for Ministry) is a four year course of study dedicated to strengthening the laity in the richness of the Church and grounding them with a knowledge of their faith. Sponsored by the (Episcopal) University of the South, several groups meet throughout our diocese in weekly seminars during the academic year under the guidance of trained mentors for two to three hour (morning or evening) sessions. Members participate in worship, study scripture, church history, and theology; as well as engage in theological reflection and group fellowship. A number of St. Paul's members among us have participated in the program (including our own Assistant Rector, Megan Holding) and would be happy to speak about their experiences. Students register for one year at a time and on-line study is also an option. EfM groups within our diocese are currently registering new members for Fall 2015. If you are curious about EfM, two area groups will be welcoming visitors during regular meeting times. These are TrinityChurch, Boston, on Tuesday, May 12, at 6:15 pm; and Church of Our Redeemer, Lexington, Monday, May 19 at 10:00 am .Please contact either Glenn Seberg (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Maryann Kurkjian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information or visit the EfM website: http://efm.sewanee.edu/   
St. Paul's 11th Annual All Parish Retreat: October 2-4, Save the Date
St. Paul's All-Parish Retreat will take place this year from Friday, October 2 - Sunday October 4 at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, New Hampshire. The Retreat is a great opportunity to worship, reflect, relax and enjoy a beautiful country setting while getting to know people in the parish in new ways. Look for information coming soon about a Retreat celebration and get-together to talk about hopes and ideas for our 2015 Retreat. Everyone is welcome!
Serving Us This Week
Presider  
The Rev. Megan C. Holding         
Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. R. Arrington Chambliss 
Organist and Choir Director  Geoff Wieting 
Verger 
Kendall Gray 
Server  Josh Pang 
Crucifer 
Austin Jewell 
Lectors
Maryann Kurkjian and Alexis Howe   
Chalice Bearers  Andrea Brue and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Altar Guild   Ann Colageo (8 am)
John Ferguson and Amy Chang  (10 am)  
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, and Sam Scott  

Greeters 

 

Coffee Hour

Melissa Dulla, Brett Foster, Angie Marks, and Adelaide Xie

 

In celebration of the baptisms of Olive Ruthie Jane Grey Gallagher, Sofia Isabella Long, and Caleb Robert Teiwes.

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: Andrea Brue, Peter Snover, Jaclyn DeSelm, Jamie Rubino, Ayanna McPhail, Sarah Fairchild, Elizabeth Mahony, and Jean Moses.
 
Celebrations:  We celebrate and welcome the newly baptized: Olive Ruthie Jane Grey Gallagher, Sofia Isabella Long, and Caleb Robert Teiwes.
 
Memorials: We pray for the repose of the soul of Margery Hall Howard, mother of Jean Moses, who died last week.
 
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., Donna L., Kathy E., Jane L., Rev. John H., Edward J., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L.
Scripture Readings
Acts 3:12-19; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48
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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