Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: April 17
   8:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)
   REMINDER: There is no Church School this coming Sunday
   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   Realm Support for St. Paul's Online Picture Directory (Middle Room)
 11:30 am   Ministry Support Luncheon (Lichtenberger Room)  
  • This Sunday following the 10am service, we will have our first of several Ministry Support Luncheons for Ministry Leaders at St. Paul's. We will be exploring how we can integrate the many ministries of St. Paul's into our online parish directory to ease communication between ministry members, ministry leaders, and how we can use the directory to create another opportunity for members to get involved in the life of the church. If you would like to sit in on this, please feel free to join! We will be in the Lichtenberger Room from about 11:30am-12:45pm.

    If you would like more information or would like to RSVP, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
20s/30s Group at Middle Gray
Last Friday, the 20s/30s group met up at Middle Gray Cafe. It was nice to welcome the weekend with friends from church. Our next event will be a dinner event with several other 20/30 groups in the diocese on Friday, April 22 at 6pm. Stay tuned for more details!
 
If you would like to be added to the 20s/30s email list, or have an idea for an event, please email Adelaide atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" shape="rect"> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
           
All Parish Activity
Two Saturdays ago, we had an All Parish Game Night in the Great Hall. In total, about 30 people of all ages played games of all kinds!

Our next All Parish Activity will be on Saturday, May 7 from 3-6pm. We have an open mic night and karaoke in the Great Hall! 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.
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                A particularly intense game had most folks at this table standing! 
Gaining Momentum for the Walk for Hunger
To build our team for the upcoming Walk for Hunger, we will be holding a practice run/walk at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on Saturday, April 16 at 9:00 am. Whether or not you plan on walking in the actual walk on May 1, please join us for this social opportunity to walk/run together.  Meet in the parking lot off Beacon on the east side of the reservoir at 9 am.  We will begin on that side of the reservoir and move clockwise.
"Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story"
Screening Saturday, April 16 at 2pm

My name is WayneJones and I am a lay ministry intern at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Cambridge. We are hosting the screening of the documentary "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story." We aim to start a conversation on how we can diminish food waste through serving our community and supporting each other. The event will take place Saturday, April 16 at 2pm at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church located at 239 Harvard St. Cambridge, MA 02139. 
 
If you would like to attend, please either show up or contact Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Adult Education: The Book of Revelation
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?  Please join us for the remaining five sessions of conversation and study.  We will use the book, "Conversations with Scripture: Revelation" as our guide, but owning the book is not necessary.
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 recent launch, 106 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 instructions, 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..
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..
Parish Historians Society Annual Meeting: April 30
Please plan to join us at the 2016 Parish Historians Society Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 30 at the historic Christ Church, Cambridge.
 
The focus of the meeting will be the history of women's contributions to our parishes: their committee work from fundraising to education to vestry membership, and their influence both behind the scenes and in leadership roles. Speakers include Dr. Fredrica Harris Thompsett, Mary Wolfe , Professor Emerita of Historical Theology of at EDS, and the Rev. Dr. Maggie Arnold, Assistant Rector of Grace Church, Medford. 
 
Our Parish Historian will be attending and any interested persons are welcome. Please get in touch with Patricia Dunbar, our Parish Historian, if you would like more information.
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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).
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!
Can You Help Serve as Coffee Hour Host?
As you know, each Sunday we hold a scrumptious coffee hour after the 10am service. There is a sign up sheet that's on the bulletin board outside the Lichtenberger Room, but it's looking a bit scarce during this season of Eastertide. Please consider partnering with someone and sign up for an upcoming Sunday date, as we all love to eat and chat after church. Coffee and juice are great, but coffee, juice, and GOOD EATS are even better! If you have questions about "what to bring?" for coffee hour, or the logistics of this ministry, please contact Alan Fried at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. p.s. We are looking for someone to serve as host this coming Sunday, April 17...please contact Alan if you can fill this slot.
Serving Us This Week
Preacher  The Rev. Megan C. Holding                   
Presider    The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Director of Music 
Andrew E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray  
Server  John Ferguson 
Crucifer Claire Holding  
Lectors  Clara Batchelor and Paul Daigneault 
Prayers of the People  Margie Chapman 
Chalice Bearers  Jennifer Easwaramurthi and Maryann Kurkjian 
Healing Prayers  Lorraine Baugh and Julie Starr 
Altar Guild   8:00 AM: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 AM: Sharlene Wing and Adelaide Xie 
Greeters    Kate Kelley, Angie Marks, Brett Foster, and Melissa Dulla 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, and Jeannie Baca 
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 Grace Swardstrom, Naomi Fairchild, Caleb Teiwes, Brett Donham, Andrea Brue, Jaclyn DeSelm, Ayanna McPhail, Sarah Fairchld, and Elizabeth Mahony.
 
Memorials   We give thanks for the life of Joanne Homer, 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, Bill H., Beth S., Kendall G., Charles P., Ruth R., Jaime G., Camille J-F, George M., Yukiyo B., Kyle, Laura Z., Paul, John P., Isobel W-I., Lyn and Jim H., Aneta G., Annette W., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
Acts 9:36-43; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30 
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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