Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: May 29
   8:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Backyard, weather permitting)
   9:00 am   Adult Education: The Book of Revelation (Lichtenberger Room)
   9:00 am   NO CHURCH SCHOOL
   9:30 am  All church school children meet with Hazel in the Great Hall for an important
  conversation
10:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)  
 11:15 am   Coffee Hour (Great Hall)

  • 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!
Summer Worship under the Magnolia
Beginning this Sunday, May 29, we will be moving our 8:00 am service outside, into the garden, under the magnificent magnolia tree. Join us for an early contemplative service before heading out for your summer Sunday fun. You can worship with your community in the beauty of God's creation and still be on the beach by 10:00!  On inclement days, we will continue to worship in the glorious chapel. Worship in the garden continues through Labor Day weekend.
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!
Memorial Day Holiday Observance
St. Paul's Parish Office will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30. If you have a pastoral emergency while the office is closed, please call the parish office phone at 617-566-4953 and access our pastoral emergency line at X309. Enjoy the long weekend everyone!  
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/ 
Planning Meeting about Continuing the Conversation for Racial Justice:  Sunday, June 5
During Lent, the Adult Education series involved a continuing conversation about the need for racial justice in our society.  
At our final session, it was apparent that there is clear interest in continuing to engage in this work at St. Paul's, that there are lots of ideas about next steps (books and films to read and discuss, speakers to invite . . . ) and that there is a strong desire to engage in this work in a thoughtful and well-thought-out way. 

Join us Sunday, June 5 at 11:30 am in the Lichtenberger Room to plan the next steps of a conversation about racial justice at St. Paul's.  If you have any questions, or any suggested resources, 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.).
Confirmation Chat with Parents: Sunday, June 5
If you are interested in your child being in confirmation (High School and up), there will be an informational meeting on Sunday, June 5 after the 10 o'clock church service, in the Chapel. For questions please contact Hazel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ministry Leaders Support Luncheon: June 5, 11:30 am - 1 pm
On Sunday, June 5 following the 10 am Eucharist, we are inviting all members of St. Paul's who are in positions of leadership to join together for a Ministry Support Luncheon! The purpose of this meeting will be to build relationships with each other, as well as to check in about the wider vision/community support systems for our ministries at St. Paul's.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  so that we can be sure to have enough food!
Church School Outing: Saturday, June 11
Let's celebrate and have fun! Join us on Saturday, June 11 at Skyzone Boston as we
celebrate another great Church School Year!
 
RSVP by May 31 so Hazel is able to solidify numbers.
All Parish Activity: Red Sox Game!
The 20's/30's group is organizing a trip to see the Red Sox, and we thought it would be fun to invite along the entire parish! We are looking at getting a mess of tickets for the Twins game on Thursday, July 21 at 7:10 pm. 
 
Ticket cost will depend on how large of a group we gather, but we estimate in the $30-50 ballpark, and kids under 2 may attend for free (we are hoping to get a discount for our group, but want to be mindful of people's budgets). Please email Sammy Hanlon atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Eliza Marth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or sign up during Coffee Hour by June 5 if you would like to join in the game!
Summer Acolytes
If you are interested in Acolyting during the summer (June 19- August 28), please contact Hazel Johnson 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  Julia Boral 
Crucifer John Ferguson 
Torchbearers  Adelaide Xie and Pat Dunbar  
Lectors  Wendy Luk and Hazel Johnson 
Prayers of the People  Georgia Smith 
Chalice Bearers  Hazel Johnson and Maryann Kurkjian 
Healing Prayers  Angie Marks and Elisabeth Choi 
Altar Guild   8:00 AM: Ann Colageo
10:00 AM:  John Ferguson 
Greeters    Members of the Greeters Ministry 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, and Jeannie Baca 
Sunday School Snack  Kristen Renaud 
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 Matheus Lima, Art Wing, Ben Norton, and Seth Kangas.
 
Memorials   We give thanks for the lives of Earle and Judith Ralph, in whose memory the altar flowers are given. We pray for the repose of the soul of Pauline LaBay, Christine Mitchell's mother, who died this week.
 
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., Beverly E-S, and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43, 30-39; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10
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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