Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: April 10
   8:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)
   9:00 am   Church School (Lower Level)
   9:00 am   Adult Education: The Book of Revelation (Lichtenberger Room)
 10:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)   

 11:15 am   Coffee Hour (Great Hall)
 11:30 am   St. Paul's Video Interviews (Chapel)
 11:30 am   Newcomers' Brunch (Rectory)
 11:30 am   Realm Support for St. Paul's Online Picture Directory (Middle Room)     
 
  • ***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 this Sunday 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. If you would like to sign up or have questions, please email Hazel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
     
  • ***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 this coming Sunday 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. We look forward to seeing you!
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..
Adult Education:
The Book of Revelation: Roadmap, Myth or History?
During the season of Easter this year, a passage from Revelation will be read as part of the lectionary each Sunday. Many of us have little experience reading Revelation, or understanding it apart from the "left-behind" series and theology.  How do we engage with this part of our scripture?  What meaning might it hold for us?  Starting this Sunday, please join us for six sessions of conversation and study.  We will use the book, "Conversations with Scripture: Revelation" as our guide, but owning the book is not necessary.
April 10: The Book of Revelation; April 17: Revelation as Myth; April 24:  Revelation as History; May 1: A Deeper Reality (Rev. 1-5); May 8: A Different Kind of Time (Rev. 6-16); May 15:  A Choice of Two Cities (Rev. 17-22).  We meet each week at 9:00am in the Lichtenberger Room.  All are welcome! No previous bible experience necessary!
St. Paul's Online Parish Directory
Since our launch last Sunday, 90 members have chosen to participate in our online parish directory! 

If you did not receive an invitation to participate in the directory, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Click here for more detailed directions, or pick up a paper copy at the Usher's table after church. For the next several weeks, we will have in person support in the middle room following the 10am service.

Questions, comments, feedback? Please email Eliza Marth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ouida Foster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Vestry Update
The Vestry convened a special meeting on April 5 to vote on the appointment of the
Chairs for our upcoming Capital Campaign. A team of four parishioners Clara and Jim Batchelor, and Julie and Roger House were unanimously approved by the Vestry as co-Chairs. Currently Julie and Clara also serve on the vestry and Roger and Jim are on the Buildings and Grounds Committee. Their collective, longtime experience at St Paul's and their professional experiences as architects and planners will be invaluable to this process. The Vestry also reviewed a preliminary timeline for the campaign which projects breaking ground in July of 2017!   A proposal to commission a Design and Engineering Feasibility study as the first phase of the campaign will be formally voted on at the April 26 Vestry meeting. Please note that all members of St. Paul's are welcome and encouraged to attend Vestry meetings.
Scripture Group: April 12
The Scripture Group will meet Tuesday, April 12 from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. We will return to our original format of reading and reflecting on the lessons for the coming Sunday...in this case the fourth Sunday of Easter. We are always interested in welcoming new participants. Come join us!
  • Acts 9:36-43 
  • Revelation 7:9-17 
  • John 10:22-30 
  • Psalm 23
Click here for a copy of the readings. 
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!
Partial Repeat of Lenten Adult Ed "Conversations about Racial Justice": April 24 and May 1
During Lent, Adult Education focused on a series of conversations about racial justice, grounded in a video series offered through ChurchNext in conjunction with the Trinity Institute of Trinity Wall Street. In response to interest of those unable to attend the Lenten series, we will be offering a related series at 11:30 am on April 24 and May 1.  
We will watch and discuss a broader selection of the video presentations offered by The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, our Presiding Bishop. While several of the videos we will watch were shown during the Lenten Adult Ed series, we will also be watching several videos that were not a part of the earlier series. 

All are welcome. There is no need to have attended the earlier presentations; while there will be some overlap of the videos, there will also be new material. Please contact Megan or Jeff with any questions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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..
Mission Sunday: May 1 Project Bread's Walk for Hunger
Our next mission is to participate in Project Bread's Walk for Hunger... "money raised from the Walk will be used to develop and fund hundreds of critical programs that provide hunger relief to families and individuals across the state."  This year, the event will be a 5k run and a 10mile walk.  The 5k run will start at 7:00am in the Boston Common, head west to Kenmore, and loop back to the Common.  The 10 mile walk will also start in the Boston Common, cross the river to Memorial Drive, and then return to the Common along Storrow.  Please read http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger for more information. 
*****To donate to the St Paul's team and help us reach our $2000 goal:   http://support.projectbread.org/goto/stpaulbrookline  and click on the red "donate" button above the photo.
******To register to walk or run, go to: http://support.projectbread.org/goto/stpaulbrookline
and click on the red "join team" button under the photo. 
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  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello                   
Presider    The Rev. Megan C. Holding 
Director of Music 
Andrew E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray  
Server  Jordan Fried 
Crucifer Jillian Carusone 
Torchbearers  Maddie Carusone and Elliana Clarkson 
Chalice Bearers  E. Lorraine Baugh and Andrea Brue 
Healing Prayers  John Ferguson and Linda Sanches 
Altar Guild   8:00 AM: Ann Colageo
10:00 AM: Mary Beth Elder and Elisabeth Choi 
Greeters    Jeannie Baca, Cricket Beauregard-Lewis, Bev Estes-Smargiassi, and Adelaide Xie 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, and Jeannie Baca 
Coffee Hour Host    The Fried Family 
Sunday School Snack  Lauren Ivy Chiong 
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 Alden Johnson, Henry Prensner, Bo Fauth,Timothy Campbell, and Emily Ide.
Memorials   We give thanks for the lives of Paul and Louise Donham, 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., Aneta G., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
 Acts 9:1-6, (7-20); Revelation 5:11-14; John 21;1-19
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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