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This Sunday at St. Paul's: June 7 (Youth Sunday)

 8:00 am Contemplative Eucharist (Chapel)

 9:00 am Church School (Lower Level)

 9:00 am 2015 Parish Retreat Conversation (Lichtenberger Room) 

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

11:30 am All Parish Picnic (Garden)  

Come join a conversation about our All Parish Retreat !
St. Paul's All-Parish Retreat will take place this year from Friday, October 2nd - Sunday October 4th at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in New Hampshire. Please join us this coming Sunday, June 7th, at 9:00 am in the Lichtenberger Room for a celebration of Retreats past (with S'mores!) and a conversation about our hopes and ideas for this year's Retreat. Everyone is welcome!
Youth Sunday is this Sunday !
Children should arrive at 9:15 am. 
The Parish Picnic is this Sunday !

The parish homecoming picnic will be held this Sunday following the 10 am service on the back lawn (weather permitting). Hamburgers, hot dogs and vegetarian versions will be provided. Thank you to all those who signed up to bring a side or dessert. There is still room for a few more items such as salads and desserts. Desserts should be finger foods.

Please also let Alan Fried This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know if you can help with prep or cleanup.

Summer Hymn Sing
During our summer Sunday services (mid-June through Labor Day weekend), we have an ongoing "hymn-sing," in which we sing hymns selected by members of the congregation. If you have a favorite hymn or two (or more), please let us know by submitting them on a piece of paper in the hymn-box located at the rear door of the church. We can't promise that all suggested hymns will make it into a service; but we will do our best to include all of your suggestions.
Interfaith Retreat sponsored by MA Interfaith Power & Light: June 7
Cultivating Faith and Hope in an Age of Climate Crisis:
 An Interfaith Afternoon Retreat

Led by Rabbi Katy Allen and Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

In the face of ecological crisis, how do we maintain faith and hope? What spiritual practices and perspectives sustain us as we struggle to protect the web of life? Come to a retreat on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 2-5:30 pm at Church of the Holy Spirit, 169 Rice Road, Wayland, MA 01778. This retreat is open to people of all spiritual traditions or none. The suggested donation is $10 to $30; more if you can, less if you can't. 

To register online, visit www.MIPandL.org. Sponsored by MA Interfaith Power & Light, The Episcopal Diocese of Western MA and One Earth Collaborative. The retreat will explore a framework and some tools to help us maintain ourselves as healers filled with compassion, energy, and hope. The retreat will include presentations, guided meditation, group sharing, a little singing, and space for solitary reflection and prayer. For more information contact: Vince Maraventano at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-244-0755. 

Help support Masakane Trust involved in Mission in South Africa
Bishop Bud Cederholm shares this exciting news on behalf of several congregations in the diocese who have formed a Mission partnership in South Africa with Masakane Trust and their preschools and preschool teachers in rural South Africa where there is much poverty. Their congregations are sponsoring a:
 Sunday afternoon of music, mission, and more
 June 7 from 4-6 pm at Church of the Holy Spirit
 525 River Street in Mattapan
Choirs, other singers, musicians, and dancers from Holy Spirit Mattapan, Christ Church Plymouth, St. Michael's Milton, St. Pauls Lynnfield, and elsewhere will offer a wonderful, widely diverse program including African music and a sing along. Missioners will share stories of their experiences and how they were forever deeply moved by the children, teachers, trainers and villages they visited. Their stories are resurrection stories that have brought tears, laughter, compassion and commitment from their congregations and others in the diocese. Free will offerings and donations for teacher training and school supplies are much appreciated. For more information, please contact: Kathy Bombara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Holly Hartman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Bud Cederholm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Scripture Group Meets June 9
Our last meeting of the year will be next Tuesday, June 9, then we will take July and August off. We'll meet in the Lichtenberger Room from 7:30-9 pm. Please click this link to access the readings; we're following Track 2. If you have questions, please contact Leah Rugen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MOP Proposal Forum: June 14
Ministry Outside the Parish (MOP) will be holding a Proposal Forum on Sunday, June 14  after the 10:00am service in the Lichtenberger Room. We will be listening to presentations on six organizations that have applied for grants. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions please refer to our website www.stpaulsbrookline.org or speak to Matshai Motimele or Georgia Smith.
A Conversation about End-of-Life Care: June 14
Please join Sherrill House and Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and founder of the Conversation Project, for a free talk on the most important conversation Americans aren't having today - the conversation about end-of-life care.Ellen Goodman will share with humor and honesty her personal story as a caregiver to her mother. She'll offer ice breakers to start the conversation with loved ones and take questions from the audience: June 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston. For more information, please call 617-731-2400 X3073 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Upcoming MOP Speakers' Series: June 21
We are pleased to invite you to the next MOP hosted speakers' series: 
June 21 at 11:30 am 
Episcopal Relief & Development works to save lives and transform communities worldwide. They rebuild after disasters and empower people to create lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease. Tinka Perry will speak about the amazing work that ERD does in over 40 countries.
Capital Campaign Consultant Meetings
As you may have heard over the last few months, St. Paul's is in need of some significant repairs to the building, organ, and heating systems. Additionally, the Long Range Planning Committee identified a number of areas where St. Paul's has a significant opportunity to grow in our programs, mission, and outreach. To address some of these issues and potential opportunities, the Vestry voted to explore the possibility of starting a capital campaign. Over the last month, the Vestry, and the leaders of our last Capital Campaign 8 years ago, met with two consultants to hear proposals about how to potentially run a campaign. After careful consideration, Kairos & Associates was chosen as the group most able to help us based on their skills and our needs.Over the next month, the Vestry will be considering whether to enter into a contract with Kairos to do the Discernment necessary to carry out a capital campaign.  Please let the Wardens (Arlene Swan-Mahony and Chris Dulla) or anyone on the Vestry know if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to be part of the conversation.  Thanks!
Brookline Food Pantry
The steady increase in customers at the Brookline Food Pantry has inspired the director, Rene Feuerman, to open a second location at 55 Egmont Street. This new location will open Thursdays from 3-7 pm for the first few weeks and then continue to expand hours based on customer use. If you are interested in volunteering at either location please speak with Melissa Dulla by phone at 650-743-6745 or contact her via email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Serving Us This Week
The Rev. Megan C. Holding         
Preacher  Hazel Johnson 
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Matthew Kruger 
Organist and Choir Director  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Kendall Gray 
Crucifer  Claire Holding 
Server  Derek Kauffmann 
Torchbearer   Cecilia McPhail and Jillian Carusone 
Prayers of the People  Youth 
Chalice Bearers  Sharlene Wing and E. Lorraine Baugh   
Healing Prayers  Jean Moses and Kate Kelley  
Altar Guild   (8am) Ann Colageo (10am) Mary Beth Elder and Viva Fisher 
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, and Sam Scott   
Greeters    Tim Hintz, John Ferguson, Jean Moses, and Maria O'Meara 
Coffee Hour Host  Parish Picnic  
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: Jeannie Baca, Charles Russell, Kerstin Palm, Pat Dunbar, Allie Kauffmann, Tom Daniel, Laura Sampson, Maggie Bransfield, and Dottie Ward.
Celebrations: The flowers on the altar are given in thanksgiving for the ministry of St. Paul's Church School Teachers.
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., Beth A., Eleanore W., Maryann K., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L.
Scripture Readings
Genesis 3:8-15; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35
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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