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This Sunday at St. Paul's: July 26

  8:00 am Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel) 

10:00 am Holy Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:30 am Coffee Hour (Great Hall)

Welcome to The Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt
We are pleased to welcome back The Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt to St. Paul's as our guest preacher this week. Andrea was ordained a transitional deacon this past June. She served as seminarian at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Southboro last year, was active at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Watertown for three years before that, and served as an ordained minister in the UCC (Congregational tradition) prior to her reception into the Episcopal Church. Andrea also has extensive experience as a hospice chaplain. We look forward to having her with us this weekend!
Memorial Service for Shadi Ebrahimi: July 26
B-SAFE preparations start this week!
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.
All-parish Retreat
St. Paul's all-parish retreat will take place at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, New Hampshire from Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4. Registration starts soon; keep an eye out in your email inbox for further information.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. We hope that you are planning to attend!
Serving Us This Week
The Rev. Megan C. Holding         
Preacher  The Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt 
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Matthew Kruger 
Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Kendall Gray 
Crucifer  Kendall Gray  
Mike Scheffler and Maria O'Meara 
Prayers of the People  John Ferguson 
Chalice Bearers  Jean Moses and Leah Rugen 
Healing Prayers  Sharlene Wing and Lorraine Baugh 
Altar Guild   (8am) Lydia Snover
(10am) John Ferguson, Mike Scheffler, and Amy Chang        
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, and Sam Scott   
Greeters    Clara Batchelor, Chris Dulla, Julie House, Roger House, and Rebecca Schultzberg 
Coffee Hour Host  The Dulla Family and Hannah Haynes  
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: Yvonne Prete, John Sisson, and Scottie Jackson.

Celebrations: We celebrate the marriage of Jeannette Marianne Elizabeth Lee and Vikram Rohit Parikh, who will be married on July 25.    
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., Greta, the Oliver Family, and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings / Summer Hymn Sing Selections
2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21
All things bright and beautiful; O thou who camest from above; Great is thy faithfulness; Lift every voice and sing
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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