Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: June 12
    8:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Backyard, weather permitting)
    9:00 am   Adult Education: The Book of Revelation (Lichtenberger Room)
    9:00 am   Church School Student Meeting (Lower Level) 
  10:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)  
  11:30 am   Parish Picnic (Backyard, weather permitting)
  11:30 am   Building and Grounds Meeting (Lichtenberger Room) 
 
  • Church School - There is no church school this Sunday, however, all church school students will be meeting with Hazel at 9:00 am.

 

  • Adult Education - This Sunday will be our final conversation and study of The Book of Revelation. Please join us in the Lichtenberger room at 9:00 am. All are welcome!

 

  • Parish Picnic - Please join us after church this coming Sunday to celebrate our youth and the end of another wonderful program year at St. Paul's! We'll provide the burgers (meat and veggie) and hot dogs. We invite members of the congregation to bring side dishes and desserts.
Yoga Ministry at St. Paul's: Wednesday mornings at 7am
A Yoga practice at St. Paul's has begun! For the summer, classes will be at 7:00 am on Wednesday mornings in the Lichtenberger Room. 
 
This class is an opportunity to experience an embodied spiritual practice. Our very own Martha Curtis is an experienced Kripalu trained Hath yoga teacher and is offering this meditative yoga class for both beginning and more experienced yoga practitioners. Classes are free, and meditation and simple yoga postures would be the focus of this class. We have extra yoga mats and bolsters, so all you need to bring is your body, mind and spirit!
 
If you have questions, 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.. Hope to see you there!
20s/30s Meet Up at Waxy's: Friday, June 10 from 6-8 pm
Drop by for a few minutes or the full two hours. We'll be enjoying the nice weather in Waxy's outdoor seating area from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, June 10. Eliza's been talking some big talk about the fried pickles. Come try them for yourself! Waxy's is located at 1032 Beacon Street in Brookline. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to be added to the 20s/30s email list, so you can find out about all of the upcoming events.
Boston Pride Parade: Saturday, June 11
The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts will be marching in the Pride Parade again this year as a witness to God's love for all people. Everyone is invited on Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 am, Copley Square, Boston. The parade will be followed by an ecumenical Eucharist co-celebrated by Bishop Alan Gates at Old West Church, 131 Cambridge Street at 3 pm. If you have questions, please contact Paddy Cavanaugh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CPR Training: Saturday, June 11
CPR training will be held on June 11 at noon in the Great Hall. If you have questions, please contact Sam Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
20's and 30's Group Outing: June 18
Mark your calendars for June 18! Why? Because you are going on a Boston Scavenger Hunt hosted by the 20's and 30's group! We'll be meeting at 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 18 at 425 Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" shape="rect">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Ministry Outside the Parish Proposal Forum: June 19
Ministry Outside the Parish (M.O.P.) will be holding a Proposal Forum on Sunday, June 19 after the 10:00 am service in the Lichtenberger Room. We will be listening to presentations on six organizations that have applied for grants. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions please refer to our church website or speak to Matshai Motimele  
or Georgia Smith. ( 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. )   
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..
Volunteer for B-SAFE 2016!
St. Paul's will be providing lunch and a Friday field trip for B-SAFE campers at St. Augustine and St. Martin in the South End July 5-9! Come join in the fellowship and service. Whether you're available to help with shopping, food preparation, serving, or the farm field trip, your contribution will make our week a success! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions!Please use this link to sign up for the time(s) that work the best for you:  http://tinyurl.com/bsafe16
Summer Hymn Sing
During our summer Sunday services (June 12 through Labor Day weekend), we have an ongoing "hymn-sing," where we sing hymns selected by members of the congregation. If you have a favorite hymn or two (or more), please let us know by submitting them in the hymn box located at the rear door of the church on the ushers table (there are slips of paper there for you to write on).We can't promise that all suggested hymns will make it into a service, but we will do our best to include all of your suggestions.
Eliza's 26th Birthday!: June 15 from 5-9 pm
My housemate, Wayne, and I are throwing a birthday party at our place on Wednesday, June 15. We both work at Episcopal churches and are inviting our church communities, Life Together community as well as friends in the area for a end of year, beginning of summer, birthday celebration!
 
We live in a large old house owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts that was originally the Bishops' home. It's a fun place in a beautiful historic neighborhood!  Please bring some food/drink to share, or something to throw on the grill. Also, if you have a lawn game you would like to teach others to play, bring it, too!
 
All are welcome to join for as long or as little as your schedule allows.
 
Our address is 40 Prescott Street, Brookline, MA. We have street and driveway parking and are right by the St. Mary's t-stop on the C line. Please feel free to contact me with any questions:
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Serving Us This Week
Preacher  Representatives of our Graduating Senior Class                       
Presider    The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello    
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Megan C. Holding 
Director of Music 
Andrew E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray  
Server  Talia Vos 
Crucifer Jordan Fried 
Torchbearers  Derek Kauffmann and Josh Pang 
Lectors  Roger House and Angie Marks 
Prayers of the People  High School Youth  
Chalice Bearers  Linda Sanches and Georgia Smith   
Healing Prayers  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Eliza Marth 
Altar Guild   8:00 AM: Ann Colageo
10:00 AM: Mary Beth Elder and Viva Fisher   
Greeters    Jeannie Baca, Cricket Beauregard-Lewis, Beverly Estes-Smargiassi, and Adelaide Xie  
Ushers  Sam Scott, Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, Ben Norton, and Jeannie Baca 
Coffee Hour Hosts  All Parish Picnic 
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 Dottie Ward, Keith Gabryelski, Nancy Sampson, Jeff Brown, Sadhna Brown, Erickson Smith, and Elliana Clarkson, and we celebrate and give thanks for the ministry of St. Paul's Church School Teachers, to whom the altar flowers are dedicated.  

P
rayers
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
2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15, Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36-8:3
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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