Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: All Saints' Day, November 8
  8:00 am  Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)
  9:00 am  Church School (Lower Level)
  9:00 am  Adult Education: Sojourner Truth: The Persevering Prophet (Lichtenberger Rm.)
10:00 am  Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)
11:15 am  Coffee Hour (Great Hall)
11:30 am  Red Wind Council Craft Fair (Great Hall) 
November is Stewardship...
We are in the midst of our annual stewardship campaign during which we reflect on our experiences at St. Paul's, and how to pledge financially. You should have received a letter and Frequently Asked Questions by now. Click here to see it and to read Jeff's stewardship sermon from Oct. 25 and Leah Rugen's testimonial. You will be hearing three more parishioner testimonials in the coming weeks, in which each speaker will reflect on his or her journey at St. Paul's and thoughts about pledging. If you would like to talk further or have any questions please contact any member of the clergy or vestry, or your stewardship committee: Steve Morrissey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Leah Rugen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Madeleine Taylor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or John Ferguson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
November 15th Mission Sunday
The Brookline Food Pantry supplies turkey dinners for its clients so that they are able to have a Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings.  Please join us from 9-10 am on Sunday, November 15 to make pies for the Brookline Food Pantry clients. We will need apples, pie crusts, cinnamon, butter, apple peelers and rolling pins.

Also, we are getting reports that the care packages from the October Mission Sunday event have been delivered and their recipients are thrilled to have received gifts reflecting our thoughts and prayers.
Ministry Fair: November 22
St. Paul's is hosting a Ministry Fair on Sunday, November 22 at 11 am in the Great Hall during Coffee Hour. Each of St. Paul's many Ministries will be represented, so whether you are a newcomer who would like to become more involved, or a long time member who is curious about the new projects of the different ministries, this will be a great community event! We are looking forward to a fun time together.
If you have questions, please contact Rev. Jeff Mello (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Madeleine Taylor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Eliza Marth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on the Ministry Fair Team.
Ministry Outside the Parish Hosted Speakers' Series: November 29
We are pleased to invite you to the last MOP hosted speakers' series on
 November 29 at 11:30am.  
Mexico Cistern Mission - This past summer Tim Hintz, a fellow parishioner, undertook a trip with his family to Calakmul in Mexico to work with this organization on building a cistern with villagers in that area. This is a region where the only source of potable water is rainwater and the cistern was to provide water during the dry season. Tim and his family will share their experiences and talk about the work they did there.  
Adult Education: Hazardous Saints
This fall, we will explore the lives of Christian "saints" who risked all for the sake of truly following Jesus. From the description: "Like Jesus, each of the featured leaders were change agents in their times."
Using multimedia, we will study, pray, learn and share how these saints inspire us to be change agents in our own day. Study guides are available ($5 suggested donation) though not necessary for participation. We will meet on the following Sundays at 9:00 am in the Lichtenberger Room, with the exception of the session on Dorothy Day, which will meet after church to give those who cannot attend at 9:00 and opportunity to participate.
November 8 at 9:00 am: Sojourner Truth:  The Persevering Prophet
November 15 at 11:30 am:  Dorothy Day:  The Idealistic Realist
November 22 at 9:00 am:  Oscar Romero: The People's Voice
Join us for one session or all of them!  No preparation needed.
Please make sure you fill out your online survey
We will ask every member of our congregation 16 and older to participate in the Mission Assessment Profile (MAP) survey. To answer the questions will take about 15-20 minutes. Members will be encouraged to take the survey online. For members who do not have computer access at home, computers will be available at church. Hard copies will also be available for those who are not comfortable using computers. It is important to know that all survey responses will be anonymous. Remember, once you start taking the survey online you must answer every question and complete it in one sitting. The survey link will be open for response between Monday, October 19 through Friday, November 15. To access the Mission Assessment Profile (MAP) survey online, please click here. You have this week and next week to sign up.We hope that participating in the assessment will get you thinking about where God is calling our ministry into the future and help you celebrate the good things going on in our church today. Thank you for your willingness to be a part of this assessment and for helping to build our future. If you have any questions, please be in touch with the Wardens or Clergy.
Serving Us This Week
The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello           
Preacher  The Rev. Megan C. Holding   
Director of Music 
Andrew E. Clarkson  
Server  Flora Fried 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell  
Torchbearers    Cecelia McPhail and Lena Schultzberg 
Lector   Steve Kelley  
Prayers of the People  John Anderson 
Chalice Bearers  Betsy Munzer and Leah Rugen   
Healing Prayers  Sharlene Wing and Angie Marks 
Altar Guild   (8am) Lydia Snover
(10am) Elizabeth Choi and Viva Fisher       
Ushers  Jeannie Baca, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha, and Sam Scott 
Greeters    Jeannie Baca and Kate Kelley 
Coffee Hour Hosts  The Kelley Family 
Sunday School Snack  The Rankin 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: Anne Campbell, HD Rothman, Amalia Lindgren-Palm, Elin Lindgren-Palm, Julia Boral, Addison Bonebrake, Keri Saunders O'Brien, and Lena Schultzberg.
Memorials: The flowers on the altar are given in loving memory of William E. Spencer, Donald Jenkins, and Connie Rubino. We pray for the repose of the soul of Richard Torrance Girvin, Pat Dunbar's brother, who died last week. 
Prayers: Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Amy C., Janet R., 
Elena J., Edward J., Nikki, David F., Dottie W., Randy Lewis and Family, Maryann T., Jackie S., Greta, The Oliver Family, Bill H., Beth S., Kendall G., Rainer T., Charles P., Debs P., John S., Ruth R., Jaime G., Iris M., Camille J-F, George M., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
1 Kings 17:8-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44
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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