Weekly Newsletter
 This Sunday at St. Paul's: September 18
    8:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Backyard, weather permitting)
    9:00 am   Adult Education (Great Hall)
    9:00 am   Church School (Lower Level and Lichtenberger Room)
    9:00 am   Mission Sunday - Prepare School Supplies for B-READY (Middle Room)    
  10:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)
  11:15 am   Coffee Hour (Backyard, weather permitting)
  11:30 am   All Parish Meeting with Architects re: Capital Campaign (Great Hall)

  • Adult Education - St. Paul's 101: Welcome (and welcome back!)
  • Perhaps you are new to St. Paul's, maybe you've been away for a bit, or just wondering what's in store for what promises to be another great program year at St. Paul's! Today we will gather in the Lichtenberger Room at 9:00am to talk about St. Paul's; who we are, what's going on and how you can join in on deepening your relationship with God and the St. Paul's community. Please join us! 

 

  • Mission Sunday: We are collecting school supplies for the B-READY program. If you would like to contribute, colored pencils and (kid's) markers would be welcome. Please join us from 9-10am to collect the supplies and organize them into pencil cases; we'll meet in the Middle Room.

 

  • This Sunday, all backpacks and B-READY supplies will be blessed at the Blessing of the Backpacks during the 8 and 10am services. All students and teachers of all ages are invited to bring their backpacks, briefcases, and totes to the service for this special blessing!

 

  • All Parish Meeting: To prepare for our coming capital campaign, the Vestry hired an architecture firm to conduct a feasibility and engineering study of our building . Please join us this coming Sunday following the 10am service to see their presentation, including conceptual drawings. We hope you can participate in this exciting phase of our work together.
20/30s Group: Upcoming Events
Meet Up at Waxy's, Friday, September 16, 7-9pm
Come when you can between 7 and 9pm on Friday, September 16 for fellowship on the porch at Waxy's, a cold drink, and a few fried pickles! Just because it's after Labor Day doesn't mean we can't pretend it's still summer!
Email Adelaide (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions about the event or to learn more about the 20s/30s group!Fall Kickoff, Sunday, October 16, 11:30am-1pm
Enjoy brunch after church on Sunday, October 16, 11:30am-1pm to connect with 20s/30s folks and brainstorm possibilities for the upcoming year! Whether you've been 20s/30s-ing for years or stepped in the Aspinwall door last week, please join us! Childcare will be provided, just email Eliza (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), so we can plan for the right number of kids! You can also email Eliza with any questions about the event or to learn more about the 20s/30s group! 
Church School Registration is Open!
If you have not already done so, please register all children (Nursery Age-High School Age) by clicking on this link. If you have more than one child, please provide one sheet per child. Registration will remain open through September.
Want to receive the Church School Newsletter?
If you and your family joined in the last year and you would like to be added to the Church School List Serve, please feel free to email Hazel Johnson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
Nursery Care Workers
If you are a parent of a child in our nursery, I want to thank you for your patience as we work to find permanent support for the Nursery.
Our next Vestry Meeting: Tuesday, September 20
The Vestry will be meeting on Tuesday evening, September 20 at 7:30 pm in the Lichtenberger Room.
Parent Advisory Board Information Meeting: September 25
The Church School is full of fun activities and we rely on our parents support to make it all happen. If you are interested in learning more about our new Parent Advisory Board, please join us on Sunday, September 25 at 9am in the Great Hall.   
Ministry Leader Support Luncheon
Sunday, September 25, 11:30-1:15pm
All ministry leaders are invited to join us for a luncheon in the Litchtenburger Room following the 10am service for a special Ministry Leaders Support Luncheon! At this meeting, we will be exploring how to be intentional about communicating with fellow ministry leaders and staff so that we can continue to enjoy shared leadership in the face of our beautifully growing community. 
If you have any questions, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Sunday Lunch Bunch Save the Date: September 25
Next week, Sunday September 25, the Sunday Lunch Bunch (SLB) meets again. If you haven't yet heard about us, the SLB gathers on the FOURTH Sunday of the month. ANY St. Paul's folks who enjoy going out for a casual restaurant meal, friendly conversation and fellowship are welcome (and invited) to join us. You can speak to Ed Jacobson or Maryann Kurkjian, anytime, if you'd like to know more.
Adult Education

Bridging the Political Divide

As we know, we are in the midst of what may be the most polarizing and contentious elections in recent U.S. history. Many observers note that the political rancor and rhetoric has reached all time highs, injecting unprecedented fear, division, and unease into our culture.How do we make sense of this? How do people of faith respond? How do we remain calm and centered amidst our difference and tension, taking our roles as peacemakers and even prophets, seriously? Renowned writer and theologian Parker Palmer believes our current political climate provides a rare opportunity to think more deeply about who we are as people and a nation.Using a series of video lectures featuring Palmer, we will gather to discuss how we can bridge the political divide in our own contexts.We will meet for four Sundays, October 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 9:00am in the Lichtenberger Room.  On Sunday, October 30, our guest preacher will be the Honorable Byron Rushing, member of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts and Vice President of the Episcopal House of Deputies. Following the 10:00 service Rep. Rushing will hold an adult forum on "Faith and Politics". 

St. Paul's All Parish Retreat: September 30 - October 2, 2016

Register Now
for the St. Paul's 2016 All Parish Retreat
"You CAN take it with you!"
 
 
 
We hope that you are planning to attend St. Paul's All-Parish Retreat. If so, please register now! Look for an email invitation in your inbox or get in touch with any one of our Retreat organizers (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., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or click on the link below to register now. The Retreat will take place at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, New Hampshire from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2. The Retreat is a great opportunity to worship, reflect, relax and enjoy a beautiful country setting while getting to know people in the parish in new ways.

To view the Retreat Brochure with details, including lodging options,
please click the following link: Retreat Brochure
 
To register for this year's retreat (even if you're not 100% sure of attendance)
please click the following link: Retreat Registration
 
The retreat brochure and retreat registration form will also be available on Sunday mornings at the ushers table in the back of the sanctuary. 
Fall Yoga Class
This coming Wednesday, September 21, we will have our embodied spiritual yoga practice from 6:30-7:30am. All are invited, no experience or special supplies are necessary!

As we enter into the fall season, we are exploring what time(s) to continue our yoga classes. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this poll or email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your preferred time(s): Mondays 7-8am, Wednesdays 6:30-7:30am, or Fridays 6:30-7:30pm.
Holy Baptism
Our next opportunity to schedule a baptismal service is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 6,
All Saints' Sunday. If you would like to schedule a baptism, please be in touch with Rev. Jeff Mello at 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..   
 
 
Holy Baptism
Our next opportunity to schedule a baptismal service is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 6,
All Saints' Sunday. If you would like to schedule a baptism, please be in touch with Rev. Jeff Mello at 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..   
Serving Us This Week
Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello                      
Director of Music 
Andrew E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server   Julia Boral 
Crucifer  Lorraine Baugh 
Torchbearers  Elliana Clarkson and Hazel Johnson 
Lectors   John Mahony and Ed Jacobson    
Prayers of the People  Georgia Smith  
Chalice Bearers  Julia Boral and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Eucharistic Visitor  Maryann Kurkjian 
Healing Prayers  Angie Marks and Steve Morrissey 
Altar Guild   8:00 AM: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 AM: Sharlene Wing and Adelaide Xie     
Greeters    Kate Kelley, Melissa Dulla, Angie Marks, and Brett Foster 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, Ben Norton, and Jeannie Baca 
Coffee Hour Hosts The Foster and Schultzberg Families 
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 Brett Foster, Rebecca Schultzberg, Glen Schultzberg, Torrance Dunbar, Randy Gioia, Alison Biedron, Jim Batchelor, Judy Carusone, Heather Flewelling, John Sampson, and Gordon McLean.
 
Memorials 
We give thanks for the lives of Alan Robert Geyer, Corinne Nelson Ransone, Philip Gordon Ransone, Steven Raymond Williams, Robert Pershing Geyer, and Beverly Ransone Geyer, in whose memory the altar flowers are given. 
 
Prayers
Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Camille J-F, Janet R., Edward J., David F., Dottie W., Randy Lewis and Family, Bill H., Kendall G., Ruth R., Paul, John P., Isobel W-I., Annette W., Martin S., Deborah F., Gerke V., Tom D., Tracy M., Betty C., Peter H., Margaret C., Riya, Ken C., Toni S, and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Poets and Prophets from the Hood:
Saturday, September 24, 6:30-9pm
God will hear the desire of the afflicted...and do justice for the orphan and oppressed. ~ Psalm 10:17-18  
Beloved Community: Episcopalians for Racial and Economic Justice (BCEREJ) will host an evening of stirring poetry and performances from local artists who will prophesy about the brokenness of God's body in eastern Massachusetts --broken by racism, inequity, police brutality and unaccountability--and proclaim God's dream of reconciliation with justice.

Details: The event will be Saturday, Sep. 24 from 6:30-9pm at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 1073 Tremont St. Roxbury, MA 02120.
Light refreshments provided, all ages are welcome! For more information, contact Rev. Edwin Johnson This 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..

BCEREJ Mission Statement: Guided and inspired by Jesus, we the Faith Team of the Beloved Community Movement believe that religion is radical love. We pursue this 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
Brookline Food Pantry
The Brookline Food Pantry is located at St Paul's Church, and is open to Brookline residents during the week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The pantry is looking for more volunteers to assist clients in their food shopping at the pantry. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rina Kaul, Assistant Executive Director of the Brookline Food Pantry at  617-800-5339, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    
An Evening with the Brothers of Taize: September 25, 5-9pm
The Boston-Cambridge Mission Hub welcomes Brothers John and Emile of the Taizé community in France for an evening of food, prayer, and conversation about life in intentional community. The schedule is as follows:5pm Dinner with informal conversation. (Food is provided)
6pm Informal conversation with the brothers of Taize
6:45pm Workshops on Intentional Community
8pm Worship in the Taizé tradition of simple prayer and chant  

The event will be located at the MIT Chapel, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. If you are interested in Taize or in Intentional Community, this event is for you! For more information, click here or contact Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Scripture Readings
Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13
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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