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This Sunday at St. Paul's: August 16

  8:00 am Service of Morning Prayer (Chapel) 

10:00 am Service of Morning Prayer (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 preacher and presider 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. 
Service of Morning Prayer this coming Sunday
The service of Morning Prayer will be said at both the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM services this coming Sunday. A beautiful and ancient service of the Anglican/Episcopal Church, Morning Prayer comes from the service of "Matins" said in monasteries and convents for centuries. Many of us who grew up in the Episcopal Church remember saying Morning Prayer. We are excited to be able to offer this Morning Prayer worship service, led by the Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt. We look forward to sharing this much beloved service from the Book of Common Prayer. 
Welcome to Eliza Marth, our new Life Together Intern, starting at St. Paul's on August 25
Hello there! My name is Eliza Marth and I am thrilled to be with the St. Paul's family as a first year Micah Fellow in the Life Together Program. I hail from the mountains of  North Carolina by way of the Chicago area. In 2012, I graduated from North Carolina State University in Raleigh with a BA in Sociology and a call to explore ordination into the Episcopal priesthood. After graduating, I had the great privilege of doing two years of direct service with the unemployed and homeless in Washington, DC. I have spent the past year on small-scale, diversified vegetable and livestock farms in North Carolina. There I learned about the hard work creating food security, and I also had space to reflect on my time in DC and the heartbreaking experience of being with our society's forgotten. It is in this context that I officially have entered into the discernment process in the Diocese of North Carolina. As part of the process, I am required to do a parish internship and am absolutely thrilled to be doing that internship through the Life Together program with St. Paul's! It will be a wonderful opportunity to get to know my extended Episcopal family in Boston. I have spent the summer as an intern at Society of Saint John the Evangelist in Cambridge, "gettin' prayed up." If you happen to be by the monastery in the next couple of weeks, please say hello! 
I'm a bubbly extrovert who loves animals, spirituality, and getting to know people. Thank you for welcoming me to be a part of your spiritual family and I cannot wait for the adventures that lie ahead!
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. We can't promise that all suggested hymns will make it into a service; but we will do our best to include all suggestions.
The Yard Sale is Coming; Volunteers Needed
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: Oct. 2-4, Registration Now Open
 Click on this link to register ! 
Serving Us This Week
Presider and Preacher 
The Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt           
Organist   Geoff Wieting 
Kendall Gray 
Crucifer  Lorraine Baugh   
Art Wing and Sharlene Wing  
Prayers of the People  Arlene Swan-Mahony 
Altar Guild   (8am) Lydia Snover
(10am) Adelaide Xie and Sharlene Wing      
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, and Sam Scott   
Greeters    Melissa Dulla, Brett Foster, Angie Marks, and Adelaide Xie   
Coffee Hour Host  Jean Moses and Mike Scheffler 
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: Holly Bishop, Dorothy Smith, Katherine Holding, Tim O'Brien, and Maria O'Meara.Celebrations:   The altar flowers are given in celebration of the marriages of Paul and Louise Donham, Ted George and Thayer Donham, and Will and Ferris Donham. We celebrate and give thanks for Rev. Jeff Mello's sixth year anniversary; his first service with us at St. Paul's was Sunday, August 16, 2009.
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., Randy Lewis and Family, Donna L., Miriam G., Maryann T., Jackie S., Neal H., Greta, The Oliver Family, Peter S., Bill H., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings / Summer Hymn Sing Selections
Proverbs 9:1-6; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58
Summer Hymn Sing Selections: Morning has broken; There is a balm in Gilead; Tell out, my soul
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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