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This Sunday at St. Paul's: July 12

  8:00 am Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel) 

10:00 am Holy Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:30 am Coffee Hour (Great Hall)

Welcome our Guest Preacher this Sunday
The Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt
Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt was just ordained a Transitional Deacon in the Episcopal Church in June. She is excited to learn about the welcoming and innovative community of St. Paul's Brookline, and to be able to help out in a Sabbatical time with her fabulous colleague Rev. Megan!  Andrea preached at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Southboro this past year, and for three years before that was active at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Watertown. Andrea discovered the Episcopal Church through the 'emerging church' The Crossing at St. Paul's Cathedral beginning in 2007, and she was confirmed by Bishop Shaw in 2011. Before that, she served as an ordained minister in the UCC (Congregational tradition) since 2001. While Andrea was engaging the Diomass discernment and ordination processes, she worked full-time as a Hospice Chaplain, ministering with many patients and families at end of life. She met her spouse Chuck Wyatt at Harvard Divinity School, graduating in 1991, and they are the proud parents of Molly (20) and Emma (17). Andrea looks forward to being ordained to the Priesthood (God willing!) in January of 2016. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
Annual Evelyn Underhill Lecture in Christian Spirituality: July 11
This lecture, "What the Outsider Sees: Teresa of Avila and Marilynne Robinson on Knowing God," reflects on the question of what the outsider, the marginal person, brings to prayer and theology, and suggests how we might bring Theresa into conversation with the insights of Marilynne Robinson's fiction, in which the perception of faith by the marginal person is consistently crucial. This event is free of charge on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 am at Boston College's Robsham Theater, Chestnut Hill Campus with Presenter Rt. Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams. Please click here to register for the event; click here for maps and directions, and click here for parking info.
Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and the Institute of Carmelite Studies. The Right Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams is the Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, England, and served as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002-2012.
Seeking Volunteers for B-SAFE
We need more volunteers for the B-SAFE program!  We'll be making and serving lunches from July 27 through the 30. Please consider signing up on the spreadsheet reached with the following link: B-SAFE 2015  Alternatively, if you can help out, but links and spreadsheets leave you cold, please contact Jean Moses at (617) 285-1408 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ask her any questions you may have, and tell her when you will be available.
Also, we have donations from MOP and from Whole Foods Market of Brookline but we could use financial contributions.  If you'd like to donate your 'treasure' instead of your time, just make a check to St. Paul's and write B-SAFE in the note line. 
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.
The Yard Sale is Coming!
The annual giant St Paul's yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, September 12.  Come meet our neighbors, raise some money for the church and have a great time. Volunteers will be needed for sorting and set-up the week before (Monday through Friday nights), all day Saturday, including clean-up folks later that afternoon and evening.  Contact Stephen Estes-Smargiassi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-522-0572 or the church office to sign up. Of course, we're looking for your stuff as well. Bring books, clothes, toys, household goods, electronics and furniture to the Great Hall any time from Sunday, August 31 on.  Bring bikes any time between now and the sale.
Decision on Capital Campaign Consultants
After thorough and thoughtful review, we are very excited to announce the Vestry has decided to enter into a contract with Kairos Consulting to begin working on a capital campaign. As you likely know, having a 100+ year old church means lots of repairs and maintenance. Just right now there are 5 ongoing projects! Bigger and more significant projects (heating systems, organ repairs, etc) loom in the not too distant future. More exciting is the opportunity to formulate a vision for St. Paul's in line with our collective goals. Mission, outreach, social justice, and education are all things St. Paul's parishioners are passionate about. The capital campaign, aided by Kairos Consulting, will help us formulate, prioritize, and refine those passions into a concrete vision. It's a great time to be a member at St. Paul's and this is an exciting next step for our congregation.  You'll be hearing lots more in the near future, but if you have any questions please ask our Wardens (Arlene and Chris) or any members of the Vestry.
Arlene Swan-Mahony, Sr. Warden:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chris Dulla, Jr. Warden:  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  The Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt 
Organist  Molly Gachignard 
Kendall Gray 
Crucifer  Lorraine Baugh 
Julia Boral and Madeleine Taylor  
Chalice Bearers  Andrea Brue and Leah Rugen 
Healing Prayers  John Ferguson and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Altar Guild   (8am) Lydia Snover
(10am) Lydia Snover and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi      
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, and Sam Scott   
Greeters    Jeannie Baca, Cricket Beauregard-Lewis,
Beverly Estes-Smargiassi, and Kate Kelley   
Coffee Hour Host  The Munzer 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:  Austin Jewell, Vrinda Brown, Jillian Carusone, Charlie Jewell, Andy Clarkson, Ed Jacobson, Robert Burke, Roger House, Alan Fried, Jim Bales, Emeline Palfrey, and Tess Jewell.
Memorials:  We pray for the repose of the soul of Shadi Ebrahimi.
Prayers:  Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Rev. John H., Beth A., Eleanore W., Amy C., Ouida F., Janet R., Elena J., Edward J., Sue A., Nikki, David F., Dottie W., Albert L., Emily Z., Randy Lewis and Family, Donna L., Miriam G., Maryann T., Jackie S., Neal H., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29
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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