Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: Easter Day, March 27
   9:00 am   Festival Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)
 10:15 am   Easter Egg Hunt (Lawn) and Coffee Hour (Great Hall)   

 11:00 am   Festival Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)
Holy Week and Easter Services
Holy Week
 
Maundy Thursday, March 24      6:30 p.m.                      Agape Meal
                                               7:00 p.m.                      Liturgy & Stripping of the Altar
 
Good Friday, March 25             11:30 a.m.                     Stations of the Cross 
                                              12:00 p.m.                     Contemplative Prayer Service
                                                4:00 p.m.                     Children's Service
                                                6:30 p.m.                     Stations of the Cross
                                                7:00 p.m.                     Good Friday Liturgy 
 
Easter Services

Saturday, March 26                   7:00 p.m.                       The Great Vigil of Easter
Easter Sunday, March 27           9:00 and 11:00 a.m.        Festival Eucharist with Choir
Easter Sunday, March 27           10:15 a.m.                     Easter Egg Hunt 
Child-friendly Good Friday Service
Join us on Friday, March 25 at 4:00 pm for a child-friendly Good Friday Service in the Great Hall. All ages welcome.
Serving Opportunities during Worship Services
We have opened our serving opportunities to both kids and adults and are looking to fill serving slots.  Roles are Server, Crucifer and two Torchbearers.
Email Hazel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help!
All Parish Game Night: April 2

Back by popular demand, we will be gathering in the Great Hall on Saturday, April 2 from 3-6 pm to play games! Please bring your favorite games and snacks to share. We will bring up toys from the nursery so our littlest ones can hang with us while we play. Please feel free to drop by and stay for as long or as little as you like.
 
If you have questions, ideas or feedback, please email Melissa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Adelaide at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
GODSPELL MASS on Sunday, April 3
Last year, on the Sunday after Easter, we had our first "Godspell Mass", thanks to the wonderful gifts from the Boston Conservatory students who came to worship with us for the day.  It was amazing, and so inspiring that we are......  (drumroll....  put on your seatbelt....)  WE ARE GOING TO TRY DOING IT AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME ON OUR OWN!!!   Yes, we will have our first in-house Godspell Mass on Sunday, April 3 at our 10:00 am service!  Our hope is that this will be the beginning of a new, wonderful tradition for us all.
If you would like to participate as part of the chorus, there will be a rehearsal on Wednesday, March 30 @ 7:00 pm, and then a final prep rehearsal on Sunday, April 3 @ 9:00 am.  Please come and join in. You don't need to be able to read music to sing in the chorus -- much of the music is easy to learn -- and it should be lots of fun!  (Rumors have it that even Jeff may be singing!) Pizza will be served before rehearsal at 6:30 pm.
Online Parish Photo Directory Launch: April 3
We are thrilled to announce that on Sunday, April 3, we will be launching our online photo directory! After church in the Great Hall, there will be a short presentation on how to participate in the directory. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation. Members of the Greeters committee will be available with laptops after church each Sunday in April to ensure there is plenty of support for this launch. We cannot wait to get started!

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, or if you would like to be a part of the after church support team, please email Ouida at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Conversation about Liturgical Changes During Holy Week and Lent on Sunday, April 3
This Holy Week, as part of on-going consideration of how we remember the story of Christ's Passion with less divisive language, we changed the structure and some language of the Passion Narrative.  For some of us, these changes were welcome, for others they might have been difficult. For many of us, they might have raised more questions than answers. 
 
Join Jeff and Megan on Sunday, April 3 at 12:00 pm for a light lunch and conversation about these changes and the other liturgical choices we made this Lenten season. Please come and share your thoughts/ feedback/questions with us.  
Friday, April 8: 20/30's Group Evening of Fellowship
On Friday, April 8 from 6-8 pm, the 20/30's Group will be meeting up at Middle Grey Cafe, a local coffee shop and bar to enjoy each others company! Please feel free to drop in for as long or as little as your schedule allows.
The Middle Grey is located next to the Brookline Village T-Stop off of the D-line. You may pay for meter parking by the Brookline Village T-Stop or find free 2 hour parking in the surrounding neighborhoods.
For more information, or if you would like to be added to the 20/30's Group email list, please email Adelaide at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
City Reach
The High School Youth Group will be participating in City Reach on April 8 and 9. To prepare for the work they will be doing, we are collecting clothing items. Specific items needed include:
Toiletries
Under garments (socks, t-shirts)
Lighter weight clothing (wind breakers, rain coats)
Pants
Tops
 
If you have any questions, please contact Hazel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
The Newcomers' Brunch is Coming: Sunday, April 10
 
If you are new to St. Paul's or have started coming anytime during the past year, you, your family and friends are warmly invited to a delicious brunch on Sunday, April 10th at 11:30 am at the Parish Rectory, hosted by the Mello-Daigneault family, the Vestry, the Newcomers' Committee, and Greeters. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know others who have recently become a part of St. Paul's, to learn more about our community and to meet some of the parish leadership team in a gracious and informal setting. To help us plan, kindly R.S.V.P. to Jill, our Parish Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-566-4953 no later than Thursday, April 5. We look forward to seeing you! 
Informed Eucharist Class April 24 and May 1
Communion is an important part of how our communitygathers for weekly worship.  If your child would like to learn more about Communion -- why we celebrate it, how it brings us together, what all the "stuff" is that we use in celebrating it -- we'd love for them to join us Sunday, April 24 and Sunday, May 1 for an Instructed Eucharist Class.  We'll gather at 11:30 am  for less than an hour to talk about Communion and the part it plays in our communal and spiritual lives, and to talk about any questions the children might have.  
While children of all ages are welcome, the class will be geared toward grades K - 3.  All kids are welcome to participate whether they receive Communion regularly or occasionally or have not yet received Communion.  If you have any questions, please contact Megan at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Hazel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Can you dig it? Spring Planting with St. Paul's Middle School
Join us Saturday, May 7 from 10 am - 2 pm and/or Sunday, May 8 from 9-10 am to plant flowers and vegetables in St. Paul's garden. Our garden provides the Brookline Food Pantry with healthy, delicious produce all through the fall. We'll provide seedlings, gloves, shovels, and compost. All you need is your energy, a hat, and some sunscreen. All are welcome! Look for sign-ups, coming soon. (This activity has been moved from April 24).
Taste of St. Paul's: Saturday, May 21

REQUEST FOR DONATIONS- We need donations for the silent auction at Taste of St. Paul's.  Examples are gift certificates, art (photography, paintings), sports tickets, theater tickets, museum passes, cooking classes, a case of your favorite wine, cookware, table linens, catered dinners, vacation homes, prepared meals or desserts, jewelry & accessories from around the world, etc.  PLEASE FILL OUT A DONATION FORM AT COFFEE HOUR or email Andrea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Arlene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
 
Taste of St. Paul's fundraiser is a celebration of food and culture from around the world. Come dine with us and help support St. Paul's Church.
Invitation for MOP Grant Applications
Every year St.Paul's MOP committee awards grants to approximately 20 non-profit organizations doing GOD's work in very diverse fields from Boston to a remote village in Kenya. If there is an organization you would like us to support you are invited to apply for a grant. Information about the application process and forms can be found on our website (or click here). Our next deadline for applications is May 31. If you have questions please speak to Matshai Motimele or Georgia Smith or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Save the Date: B-SAFE 2016
With all of the warm weather, summer is not feeling as distant anymore! That also means the B-SAFE summer program is around the corner. This year, St. Pauls' will provide lunches and a Friday field trip for campers at St. Augustine and St. Martin (St. A&M) in the South End. Put it on your calendar: Our week is July 5-9! 
      
Interested in learning more? Email Adelaide Xie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
B-SAFE Book Drive
Are your book shelves filled to capacity? Do you have a few that you don't read anymore? B-SAFE needs books for elementary and middle school kids! The books you bring will contribute to a summer literacy program for nearly 600 low-income Boston children. Start sorting your shelves now! We will be collecting the books on Sunday, April 24. Email Adelaide Xie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions!
Climate Week 2016
Climate Action Brookline is proud to be sponsoring and producing the sixth annual Climate Week 2016, Monday, March 28 - Sunday April 3. With the commitment of dozens of groups and volunteers, we offer a purposeful weeklong series of events.  Our goal is to inform and foster the will to act on climate change.  Community engagement is essential to developing a future we want and deserve.
 
The week is packed with opportunities for making real change through personal, local, state and national action. All events are free and open to the public and embraces opportunities for families and kids.   
 
We ask for your support and engagement. Please take a look at the Climate Week brochure attached and pass on to your networks in and beyond Brookline.  It takes the efforts of many for the climate movement to sustain and ultimately prevail.
 
Of  particular interest to St. Paul's parishioners?  An gathering continuing on with the work of many including the MA Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action. (MAICCA) that launched last fall.  The event is Climate Café: Exploring Your Place in the Climate Movement,  6:30pm refreshments, 7-8:30pm, Tuesday, March 29. Temple Sinai, 50 Sewall Ave.
 
Thank you very much.  Don't miss this opportunity. For more information:
www.BrooklineClimateWeek.org  #BrooklineClimateWeek
Serving Us This Week
Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello                    
Presider    The Rev. Megan C. Holding  
Director of Music 
Andrew E. Clarkson  
Organist  Brian E. Jones 
Trumpet  David Newsome 
Verger  Kendall Gray  
Server   9:00 am:  Ardani Mello-Daigneault
11:00 am:  John Ferguson   
Crucifer  9:00 am: John Ferguson
11:00 am: 
Lectors    9:00 am: Roger House and John Anderson
11:00 am: Betsy Munzer and Nate Gaede   
Prayers of the People   9:00 am: Georgia Smith
11:00 am: Lorraine Baugh 
Chalice Bearers   9:00 am: Andrea Brue, Sarah Fairchild, Edmund Powers, and Linda Sanches
11:00 am: Lorraine Baugh, Wendy Luk, Leah Rugen, and Adelaide Xie  
Altar Guild    9:00 am: Lydia Snover
11:00am: John Ferguson and Mike Scheffler       
Greeters     9:00 am: Roger and Julie House
11:00 am Cricket Beauregard-Lewis and Adelaide Xie 
Ushers  Members of the Ushers Ministry 
Coffee Hour Hosts   Easter Potluck  
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
Celebrations: We celebrate the baptisms of: Gianna Marie Johnson, Adrian John Marks, and Makenna Marie Schmid, who will be baptized on Saturday, March 26. We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Jack Palfrey, Beverly Gallagher, Chris Holding, Aaliyah Silver, Sarah Dulla, Kaitlynd Collins, Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, Lydia Snover, and Felina-Marie Silver.
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., Bill H., Beth S., Kendall G., Charles P., John S., Ruth R., Jaime G.,
Camille J-F, George M., Yukiyo B., Kyle, Laura Z., Paul, John P., Isobel W., Lyn and Jim H., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
Isaiah 65:17-25; Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 .
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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