Weekly Newsletter
 This Sunday at St. Paul's: November 27
 8:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)  
                     
  9:00 am   Intergenerational Advent Wreath Making (Great Hall)
         Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
                                                            
10:00 am   Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)
 
11:15 am   Coffee Hour (Great Hall)11:30 am   Healing Prayer Information Session (Chapel)
                Sunday Lunch Bunch (Meet in Great Hall to determine lunch location)         
  • Please join the St. Paul's parish community for our annual parish-wide Advent Wreath Making Event at 9.am this coming Sunday.  All are welcome and encouraged to participate. Please bring evergreen cuttings from your home garden to share and a wire wreath frame (if you already have one). If you need materials, we will provide them for you. A contribution of $10 helps offset the costs.
  • Healing Prayer Information Session: Attending this informational/knowledge sharing session is not a commitment to join. Knowledge is power. You will feel the power, wield the power, and be able to share the power of this ministry if you do decide to join us. It is easy and hassle free since God does the work of Healing. Just come to the session and/or contact Coordinator: E. Lorraine Baugh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Prayer Ministry- A powerful and moving ministry, occurring every Sunday during communion, is in need of Healing Prayer Ministers. Consider joining and serving with us as we lay on healing hands and anoint with oil those parishioners in need of the healing power of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ..
  • The Sunday Lunch Bunch will meet this coming Sunday. If you haven't yet heard of us, the Sunday Lunch Bunch is a friendly group of St. Paul's folks who come together on the FOURTH Sunday of the month for a casual restaurant meal and cordial conversation and fellowship. After the 10am Service we will gather in the Great Hall and then walk or carpool to our mutually determined destination. If your interested in knowing more, please speak with Ed Jacobson or Maryann Kurkjian (or any usher or greeter) after the service. Give it a try and come join us! Everyone is welcome.
     
Advent Adult Formation: Preparing a Place for God
Advent is a season of expecting, waiting, and preparing for God to break into our lives in the Feast of the Incarnation, Christmas. During the second, third, and fourth Sundays of Advent, we will gather to nurture our contemplative natures through prayer, readings, and discussion. In addition to exploring several contemplative prayer practices, we will examine together how we prepare a place for God to dwell in our self, our community, and the world. Eliza Marth and Michael Robinson will co-facilitate this offering. Wherever you are in your journey with or toward God, join us for a time of prayerful discernment of God's care for each of us and for the world.
We will meet at 9:00am on December 4, 11, and 18 in the Great Hall. 
Pledge Payment Reminder
As you may remember, since switching over to Realm, St. Paul's no longer sends out paper quarterly statements.  We encourage everyone to log onto Realm to check their pledge status, or to email Lucy in the office to find out.  The end of the year is approaching, so now is a great time to check it out!  You can access Realm by clicking here.  You can reach Lucy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Many thanks, from your Stewardship Team! 
Homemade Christmas Gifts: Saturday, December 3
We have a crafty and resourceful community here at St. Paul's. We wanted to create a space for folks to share ideas, and perhaps even make, some Christmas presents together! Making gifts can be a great way to show love and save money. 

Due to scheduling conflicts, we have decided to move the date to Saturday, December 3 from 3-6pm at St. Paul's, so that more people may attend! If you have a homemade gift idea you would like to share with the community, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
McMullen Museum: Saturday, December 3 at 1:00pm
The McMullen is the museum of Boston College where our very own Lisa Braider gives tours! The current exhibit is Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections; Manuscripts for Pleasure and Piety.  Featuring manuscripts from 19 Boston collections Beyond Words offers a sweeping overview of the history of the book in the Middle Ages and Renaissance as well as a guide to its production, illumination, functions and readership. Lisa has generously offered to organize a tour for our community!
 
The museum is located at 2101 Commonwealth Ave. right at the Brighton/Chestnut Hill border. It is accessible by public transportation (Boston College stop on the B line) and has parking on site. Admission is free! For more info on the museum, please click here.
 
If you are interested in going, please RSVP to Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Calling all Pageant Participants!
The pageant is right around the corner and we'd love to have your child(ren) be a part of it! The first rehearsal will be Sunday, December 4 for all speaking parts. Please take a few moments to fill out this form  for each of your children. Let's make this Pageant one to remember!
Messiah Sing: December 4
The Messiah Sing is one of the great annual traditions at St. Paul's. For many it is a central part of their Advent ritual. Come make the Messiah your own this year! Listen to solos sung by our talented soloists from the Choir, and chorus after chorus. Sing your heart out, offering up this great music as the true prayer it is. The Messiah Sing is free and open to everyone.
Volunteer for the BE AN ANGEL PROJECT
The holiday season is a stressful time for many individuals and families, but it is especially challenging for those people who are facing economic tough times. The St. Paul's Be an Angel Project is special in that our congregation will be assisting in the process of placing huge smiles on the faces of 50+ children of all ages and their families. 
 
How does it work? Each St. Paul's volunteer will be matched with a child's wish list. This wish list is provided by the Brookline Community Mental Health Center. You will shop for the items on the wish list (approximately $75-$100 per child) and return the unwrapped items to St. Paul's by Sunday, December 18. If you and your family would like to participate, please email Paul Daigneault at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be matched with a child and his or her wish list. Not a shopper? We are happy to accept your cash donation or gift card toward this program. Thank you for offering the time, energy, and financial resources to purchase gifts that will help to make the holidays a magical time for many children and families.
Yoga Class Time Change: 7am Mondays
Yoga this Friday will be cancelled due to the holiday. We will be shifting our Yoga time to Monday mornings at 7am. We will begin our new schedule this Monday, November 28. No matter your skill level or physical ability, we hope to see you there!
 
Serving us this week
Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello                    
Presider  The Rev. Michael Robinson 
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Megan C. Holding 
Organist and Choir Director  Andrew  E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Chalice Bearers    Madeleine Taylor and Sharlene Wing 
Healing Prayers  Linda Sanches and Eliza Marth    
Eucharistic Visitor  Edward Jacobson 
Altar Guild   8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: John Ferguson and Mike Scheffler          
Greeters      Cricket Beauregard Lewis, Barbie Maniscalco  and
Brett Foster 
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Robert Burke, Ben Norton, Naoko Norton, and Jeannie Baca  
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 Phil Kurinsky, Jesse Moore, Ardani Mello-Daigneault, Sophia Koo, George Chapman, Jim Zaremba, and Eston Campbell.
Memorials      
We give thanks for the lives of George and Helen Bolln, in whose memory the altar flowers are given.
      
Prayers
Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Jane,  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., Maryann T., Deborah F., Gerke V., Tracy M., Betty C., Peter H., Margaret C., Riya, Ken C., Toni S, Dylan M., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44
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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