Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: May 1
   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   Conversations about Racial Justice (Lichtenberger Room)
 11:30 am   Instructed Eucharist Class (Chapel)
 11:30 am   Realm Support for St. Paul's Online Picture Directory (Middle Room) 
   
  • 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 this coming Sunday.  
    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.

 

  • 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 this coming Sunday for an Instructed Eucharist Class. We'll gather at 11:30 am in the Chapel 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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Walk for Hunger: May 1
Project Bread's Walk/Run for Hunger will be on Sunday, May 1 to raise awareness and money for food insecurity in Massachusetts. We have a team of four runners and eight walkers for this year's Walk/Run for Hunger. If you would like to join us, please contact Melissa Dulla (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and register on the Project Bread website under the "St. Paul's Brookline" team name.  If you would like to donate, please contact Melissa Dulla and or donate on the Project Bread website under the "St. Paul's Brookline" team name.  We have raised $500 towards our goal of $2000.
Knitting Group: May 3
The Knitting Group will be meeting on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. Please join us! 
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 conversation and study in the Lichtenberger Room during the 9:00 hour between now and the end of the program year.  All are welcome! No previous bible experience necessary!
Instructed Eucharist Service: May 8
Sunday, May 8, our 10:00 am service will be an Instructed Eucharist service.  While the service will be structured as a usual weekly Communion service, we will pause periodically to talk about why we do what we do when we celebrate the Eucharist together in church. Please contact Megan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Jeff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions.
St. Paul's Online Photo Directory Update
Since our recent launch, 116 members have chosen to participate in our online parish directory! 
In the past couple weeks, we have begun integrating the many ministries of St. Paul's onto the directory. Please feel free to experiment with this new communications tool, and we ask your patience as we all figure this out together!

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.. For more detailed instructions on how to update your information, 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..
All Parish Activity: Spring Planting with St. Paul's Middle School
May 7-8
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 on the table outside the Lichtenberger Room.
Do you read a language other than English?
If so, we need you on Pentecost Sunday, May 15.  Once again, we will hear, in our own language, the scripture from the Book of Acts telling the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church. Adult and youth of any age, if you have an ability to read in a language other than English, please lend your voice. It's a day of celebration and we hope to have any and all languages within the St. Paul's community represented. The 
more, the better. Language texts will be provided. Please contact Maryann Kurkjian 
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Gracias! Merci! Spaciba! Thank you! (And, remember to wear RED.)
Taste of St. Paul's: May 21
Let's get Cookin'! Whether you are a gourmet cook or just like to lick the spoon, we have a spot for you at the Taste of St. Paul's, May 21. We need lots of tastings and donations.  A tasting is equivalent to about 30-40 bite size servings and each food station will have 4-5 tastings. If you have a favorite recipe you like to cook or a favorite restaurant that you think might donate food and/or a gift certificate to this event, please contact Andrea or Arlene.  We'll put you in touch with a table captain, the leader of each food station who is responsible for coordinating volunteers with their table. 
If you like to cook, please consider donating the following:
  • A food tasting
  • A made to order dish, dinner, or food themed service (ie. 'will polish your silver' or 'wine of the month collection') for the silent auction
  • Join a group of cooks to cook or help serve at one of the silent auction group dinner parties (The Italian and Silk Road Tables need more help for the dinner parties- please contact Maria O'Meara/Italian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Kate Kelly/Silk Road (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Collect your Crosses from the Cross-Making Workshop
We have been blessed to have had the crosses made by participants of the Palm Sunday Cross-Making Workshop be a part of our liturgy and life during Holy Week and this Easter season. If you made a cross and would like to bring it home, they will be available for pick-up in the Great Hall between now and Pentecost (May 15). After May 15, we will find another home for them.  Thank you for your participation, creativity, and generosity in sharing these beautiful crosses!
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.
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries' 50th Anniversary Dinner
Sister Simone Campbell, leader of the "Nuns on the Bus," will be the key-note speaker at Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries' 50th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, May 5th, at 6:00 PM at Temple Ohabei Shalom at 1187 Beacon Street in Brookline. She will speak on the theme: "Change from the Inside Out: Civil Rights and Obligations." David Killian, President of the CMM Board, invites you to this exciting event. For information and to register, click on cmm50thdinner.eventbrite.com.
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  Derek Kauffmann 
Crucifer Jaime Hintz 
Torchbearers  Elliana Clarkson 
Lectors  Sam Scott and Kristen Renaud 
Prayers of the People  Lauren Lukason 
Chalice Bearers  E. Lorraine Baugh and Wendy Luk 
Healing Prayers  Betsy Munzer and Angie Marks 
Altar Guild   8:00 AM: Ann Colageo
10:00 AM: Mary Beth Elder and Viva Fisher  
Greeters    Maria O'Meara, Tim Hintz, John Ferguson, Jennie Moses, and Stan Moses 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, and Jeannie Baca 
Coffee Hour Hosts  Kate and Steve Kelley 
Sunday School Snack  The Brue-Fried 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 Mark Teiwes, Derek Kauffmann, and Lizbeth DeSelm.
 
Memorials   We give thanks for the lives of Michael Paul Colageo and Naomi Freda Kurinsky, in whose memory the altar flowers are given. We pray for the repose of the soul of Jim Hurlock.
 
Prayers  Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Amy C., Janet R., Edward J., David F., Dottie W., Randy Lewis and Family, Bill H., Kendall G., Charles P., Ruth R., Camille J-F, George M., Yukiyo B., Laura Z., Paul, John P., Isobel W-I., Lyn H., Aneta G., Annette W., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
Acts 16:9-15; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 5:1-9
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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