Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: November 15
  8:00 am  Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)
  9:00 am  Mission Sunday: Making pies for Brookline Food Pantry Clients (Great Hall)  
10:00 am  Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)
11:15 am  Coffee Hour (Great Hall)
11:30 am  Adult Education: Dorothy Day:  The Idealistic Realist (Lichtenberger Room)  
  • 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 this Sunday from 9-10 am to make pies for the Brookline Food Pantry clients. We will need apples, pie crusts, cinnamon, butter, apple peelers and rolling pins.
  • Just a quick reminder that this Sunday, Adult Education meets after church services at 11:30 am in the Lichtenberger Room. Hope you can join us!
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.
Adult Education: Hazardous Saints
We have been exploring 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 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 Sunday, November 15. To access the Mission Assessment Profile (MAP) survey online, please click here. You have the rest of this 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.
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.).
Thanksgiving Services
Nov. 22: Brookline Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service at United Parish
Come center yourself for the Thanksgiving holiday with an interfaith worship on Sunday, November 22 at 7:00 pm at United Parish, 210 Harvard Street in Brookline. With music, readings and prayer, we will honor our blessings and share them with the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry. Please bring goods or money to share at offering time. The most needed goods include sample sizes of shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, toothpaste and brushes, mouthwash, combs, hairbrushes, paper towels, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, instant or ground coffee, tea, brown rice, lentils, salt and pepper, spices for cooking, 1-2 lb. bags of flour and sugar, condiments, and cooking oil.Nov. 25: St. Paul's Thanksgiving Eve Service, 7:00 pm
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 11:30 am.  
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.  
Serving Us This Week
Presider 
The Rev. Megan C. Holding          
Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello   
Director of Music 
Andrew E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Talia Vos 
Crucifer  Jamie Hintz 
Torchbearers    Jillian Carusone and Maddie Carusone 
Lectors   Elisabeth Choi and Betsy Munzer 
Prayers of the People  Pat Dunbar  
Chalice Bearers  Linda Sanches and Sharlene Wing    
Healing Prayers  Lorraine Baugh and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Altar Guild   (8am) Ann Colageo
(10am) Sharlene Wing and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi         
Ushers  Jeannie Baca, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha, and Sam Scott 
Greeters    Melissa Dulla, Brett Foster, Angie Marks, and Adelaide Xie 
Coffee Hour Hosts   The Fairchild and Kelley Families   
Sunday School Snack  The Dulla 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: Caroline Masnik, Andrew Batchelor, Yoichi Nagano, and Lance DeSelm.
 
Memorials: The flowers on the altar are given in loving memory of Dianne Collins Ouellette. 
 
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
Daniel 12:1-3; Psalm 16; Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25; Mark 13:1-8
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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