Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: April 3
   8:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)
   9:00 am   Church School (Lower Level)
   9:00 am   Final prep rehearsal for Godspell Mass (Sanctuary)
 10:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)   

 11:15 am   Coffee Hour (Great Hall)
 11:30 am   All Parish Meeting to launch new On-line Photo Directory (Great Hall)
 12:00 pm   Lent Debrief Meeting (Lichtenberger Room)  
  • This Sunday, we will have our first in-house Godspell Mass at the 10 am service.
    If you would like to participate as part of the chorus, there will be a final prep rehearsal this coming Sunday @ 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!
  • Online Photo Directory Launch this Sunday!

    We are so excited to be launching our online photo directory after church this Sunday! Following the 10 am Eucharist, we will have a short presentation in the Great Hall on how to participate in the directory. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation. 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. . If you have trouble participating in the directory, there will be a team of folks providing in-person support after church for the next several weeks.
     
  • For 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.  Please join Jeff and Megan this Sunday 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.
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..
Knitting Group: April 5
The Knitting group will be meeting this coming Tuesday, April 5, at 7:00 pm in the Lichtenberger Room at the church.  All are welcome to join us.
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
 
Items can be dropped off in the Great Hall (labeled box) until April 7 @5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Hazel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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..
WE ARE ST. PAUL'S Video - Be on Camera for St. Paul's!
The St. Paul's Youth Group is filming and editing a video that will introduce the people and programs of St. Paul's to our community. The video will be featured on the home page of our website and also used during outreach efforts.

Please consider being interviewed for this video. The Youth Group will be filming on Sunday, April 10 after church in the Chapel. We need parishioners of all ages to tell their St. Paul's story on camera. The Youth Group has prepared some straightforward questions. Each interview will take 10 minutes. Please sign up during coffee hour on Sunday morning or by emailing 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 10 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! 
Great News! Eliza will be with us another year!
We have just received word that Eliza Marth, our Fellow from the Life Together Program, has been accepted into a second year of the program -- and we have been accepted as her placement for that second year!  Eliza has brought so many gifts to St. Paul's in her short time here, and we are thrilled that she will help us continue to build infrastructure and support for creating community and raising up gifts for ministry over the next year.  Please join us in congratulating Eliza.
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!
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
SPECIAL REQUEST FOR DONATIONS- 
  • Americana table is looking for someone to make a clam chowder for the tasting.
  • Farmers Market needs tastings and donations- ideas? vegetarian fare, home made jams/sauces
  • Italian table needs tastings and donations- ideas? donate an Italian dinner party or a meal to go, home made pasta made to order
  • Silk Road table needs donations- ideas? donate a gift certificate from your favorite Asian or French restaurant, a silk scarf, or artwork from the region along the Silk Road
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.
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!
Serving Us This Week
Preacher  Hazel Johnson                    
Presider    The Rev. Megan C. Holding  
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Director of Music 
Andrew E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray  
Server  HD Rothman 
Crucifer Austin Jewell 
Torchbearers  Sarah Dulla and Lena Schultzberg 
Chalice Bearers  Elisabeth Choi and Lauren Lukason 
Altar Guild   8:00 AM: Ann Colageo
10:00 AM: Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Elisabeth Choi 
Greeters    John Ferguson, Tim Hintz, and Maria O'Meara 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, and Jeannie Baca 
Coffee Hour Hosts   Hannah Haynes and Hannah Jean Francois 
Sunday School Snack  The Carney-Clarkson 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
Celebrations: We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Colleen Bonebrake, Georgia Smith, Mary Hundert, David Estes-Smargiassi, and Katherine Hopkins.
Memorials: We give thanks for the life of Cho Soon Choi, in whose memory the altar flowers are given.
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
 Acts 5:27-32; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31
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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