Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: May 15
   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 Baptism, Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)  

 11:15 am   Coffee Hour (Great Hall)
 11:30 am   Meeting of TOSP Table Captains (Lichtenberger Room)
  • Our conversation and study of The Book of Revelation continues. Please join us in the Lichtenberger Room at 9:00 am. All are welcome! No previous bible experience necessary!
  • This coming Sunday is The Day of Pentecost...Remember to WEAR RED. We will hear in our own language the scripture passage from the Book of Acts telling the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church. This same text will be read by members of the congregation in many languages other than English. Please join in this day of celebration...Gracias! Merci! Spaciba! Danke! Thank you!
20s/30s Group Gathering
Kitchen Crafting for the Taste of St. Paul's: Friday, May 13
As a group contribution to the Taste of St. Paul's Fundraiser, The 20s/30s group will be making citrus salt and blueberry pancake mix for the silent auction! Join us at Adelaide's house (60 Glen Road, Apt. 209 Brookline; 205-394-1802) starting at 6PM. A $5 donation for materials would be appreciated but is optional! Contact Adelaide (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more details or to join the 20s/30s email list.
Invitation to Love Matters: Saturday, May 14
As many of ya'll know, I'm working at St. Paul's through a young adult program of the diocese called Life Together. This Saturday, May 14 from 4-6:30 pm at St. Paul's Cathedral, my Life Together program is having an end of year fundraiser/celebration. This year will be special because we will be saying goodbye to our Executive Director, Arrington Chambliss, as she transitions to becoming the Executive Director of Episcopal City Mission (ECM). Our very own Hazel is serving as our interim Executive Director, so she will be there, too!
 
If you would be interested in learning more about this program, would like to meet the people I've been hanging with all year, or would just like an excuse to celebrate, please join! 

Tickets are sold on a sliding scale with a $40 donation covering costs. If you are interested in attending, please send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I'm so very grateful to the St. Paul's community for making my time at Life Together such a life-giving and exciting year! I'm thrilled to be spending another year with this community. 

With love and gratitude, Eliza
TIME & LOCATION UPDATE: Beloved Community Dinner May 18
Beloved Community is a community of folks from all over the Episcopal Diocese of MA who, "...pursue [Jesus'] radical love through combating the systemic racism within ourselves, our communities and the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts through building awareness and gathering individuals and groups for structural change."
 
Due to a large meeting at the Diocese, the dinner has been moved to St. Paul's Cathedral onMay 18from5:30-7 pm. Folks from parishes all over the diocese who have been doing anti-racism work will gather to celebrate the work/actions that have been done, to learn from each other, and to build community.Some members from our church will be attending to share the learning from our video series, as well as to learn from other churches that already have anti-racism groups formed. 
 
Please hold us in your prayers. If you would like more information, notes from the meeting, or if you would like to attend, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Taste of St. Paul's: Saturday, May 21, 6:30-9:30 pm
One more week until Taste of St. Paul's 2016! Buy your tickets this Sunday and avoid the lines...$20/pp or 6 for $100. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Invite your family & friends...Great fellowship, food, drink & lots of items in the Silent Auction...Themed dinners, homemade meals, restaurant gift certificates, paintings, homemade jams, oils & vinegars, handcrafted items and much, much more!. Also, buy a chance for the Vestry Mystery Bags.
Childcare will be provided.
Hand Knit Afghan on Display this Sunday
The Knitting Group in conjunction with the "Taste of St. Paul's" will be raffling a 60 X 72  hand knit afghan...priceless! You can see it in the middle room on display after the 10am Sunday service this coming Sunday.

The cost of raffle tickets is $5.00 for one or three for $10.00, and will be available for purchase at coffee hour.
       
20s/30s Group Gathering: Friday, May 27
Drop by Middle Grey, a coffee shop/bar/restaurant in Brookline, for as little or long as your schedule allows. The 20s/30s group will be there 6-8PM!
Invitation for MOP Grant Applications: Deadline is May 31
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 by clicking here. 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.
All Parish Activity: Brookline Porchfest
Saturday June 4, 1-3 pm
Our next All Parish Activity will be to participate in Brookline Porchfest 2016! Porchfest is an annual event where bands play music on porches all around the Brookline community.

St. Paul's will be hosting a "Campfire Sing Along," using our song books from the All Parish Retreat. We will gather around a makeshift campfire in the front yard to sing songs together with members of our wider community on Saturday, June 4 from 1-3 pm (rain date will be Saturday, June 11).

Andy will be organizing musicians; if you are available to play, please email Andy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or if you have questions/comments/feedback, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about Brookline Porchfest, please visit their website at: http://brookline.porchfest.info/ 
St. Paul's Online Photo Directory: Update
Since our launch, 120 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 10 am 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..
Are you interested in a Yoga Ministry at St. Paul's?
Our very own Martha Curtis is an experienced Kripalu trained Hath yoga teacher who can offer a meditative yoga class during the week for both beginning and more experienced yoga practitioners. Classes will be free, and meditation and simple yoga postures would be the focus of this class.

If you are interested, please email Martha Curtis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Eliza Marth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your preferred days/time of the day.
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  Talia Vos   
Crucifer Claire Holding  
Torchbearers  Ripley Foster and Margie Chapman  
Lectors  Members of the Congregation 
Chalice Bearers  Alan Fried and Edmund Powers 
Healing Prayers  Linda Sanches and John Ferguson  
Altar Guild   8:00 AM: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 AM: Sharlene Wing and Adelaide Xie   
Greeters    Brett Foster, Melissa Dulla, Angie Marks, and Kate Kelley  
Ushers  Sam Scott, Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, and Jeannie Baca 
Coffee Hour Host   Betsy Munzer  
Sunday School Snack  The Dulla 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 Paul Snover, Beverly Estes-Smargiassi, and Michael Rothman. We celebrate the baptism of Miles Jeffrey Jean-Francois.
 
Memorials  We give thanks for the lives of Shirley and Wendell Campbell, in whose memory the altar flowers are given.
 
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., Martin S., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17 (25-27)
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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