Weekly Newsletter
 This Sunday at St. Paul's: April 23 - Godspell Mass
8:00 am:      Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)
 
9:00 am       Church School (Lower Level)
                   Adult Education: Death, Where is Thy Sting? (Great Hall)
 
10:00 am     Godspell Mass (Sanctuary)
 
11:15 am      Coffee Hour (Great Hall)
 
11:30 am:     Newcomers' Brunch (Rectory)
                   Sunday Lunch Bunch (Meet in Great Hall to determine off-site location)
 
Adult Education: As Christians, we are resurrection people, and when better than Easter to have life-giving conversations about death? Nearly 90% of Americans feel that it is important to talk openly about the end of life, but only a third of that number have actually done so--a gap with serious implications for ourselves and our loved ones. Using the framework and resources of The Conversation Project (theconversationproject.org), a national public engagement campaign to spark open dialogue about what matters to us at the end of life, we will explore what our faith has to teach us about death, and how we can live into this season of resurrection by fearlessly speaking with those we love. These Adult Education sessions will be led by Hal Edmonson, a staff member with The Conversation Project and a student at Harvard Divinity, and Michael Robinson. Please join us from 9-10 am in the Great Hall on April 23 & 30, and May 14. All are welcome!  
This coming Sunday, we will be celebrating our 3RD ANNUAL GODSPELL MASS!!!  So buckle up and get ready to ROCK and SING and maybe even DANCE (or at least see some dancing)!

If you would like to participate as part of the chorus, there will be a rehearsal on Thursday, April 20 @ 7:00 pm in the sanctuary, and then a final prep rehearsal this Sunday, @ 9:00 am; please come and join in. You do not need to be able to read music to sing in the chorus - much of the music is easy to learn - and it should be lots of fun!
 
The Sunday Lunch Bunch (SLB) returns THIS Sunday.: 
The Sunday Lunch Bunch typically gathers on the FOURTH Sunday of the month
after the 10 O'clock service at some local restaurant for casual conversation and fellowship. All are welcome and invited, and transportation is always available, as needed. If, on this Sunday, you are new to St. Paul's, you will want to enjoy the special hospitality of the Spring Newcomers' Brunch. (See separate announcement for details.) For the rest of us, the Sunday Lunch Bunch will converge in the Great Hall during Coffee Hour in order to mutually determine our destination. If you'd like to knowmore about SLB, please see Ed Jacobson, Maryann Kurkjian, or speak with an Usher or Greeter. We'd love to have you join us.
 
Newcomers' Brunch: If you are new to St. Paul's or have started coming anytime during the past year, you, your family and friends are warmly invited to a delicious brunch this coming Sunday at the Parish Rectory after the 10 am service, hosted by the Mello-Daigneault family, the Vestry, and the Newcomers'/Greeters' Committee. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know others who have recently become a part of St. Paul's, to learn more about our community and to meet some of the parish leadership team in a gracious and informal setting. Please RSVP to Jill in the parish office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday, April 20.  
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, April 24:        7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
 
Tuesday, April 25:       7:30 pm    Spiritual Book Group (Lichtenberger Room)
 
Wednesday, April 26:  7:00 pm    Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary) 
Mission Sundays
Thank you to everyone who helped with Common Cathedral in April!  We had so many hands making sandwiches at 9am that we ran out of gloves! And 15 of us went downtown to the Common to eat lunch and participate in the Eucharist service. It is always a memorable day, celebrating the Eucharist and giving thanks for God's love with parishioners who are unhoused.Our next Mission Sunday is the Walk for Hunger on May 7. "The 49th Walk for Hunger & 5K Run is an annual community movement of neighbors helping neighbors across the Commonwealth. Since its inception in 1969, the Walk for Hunger has raised more than $100 million to support local programs that alleviate hunger."  If you would like to walk/run and raise money and awareness for Boston residents who have food scarcity, please contact Melissa Dulla (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or register with the team "St Paul's Brookline" at http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger/ 
Annual Diocesan Clergy Conference
Rev. Jeffrey Mello, Rev. Michael Robinson, and Rev. Megan Holding will be away from the office at a clergy conference from Monday, April 24 through Wednesday, April 26. If there are pastoral emergencies during that time, please call 617-566-4953 and access our pastoral emergency care line by pressing number 6 (ext. 309). 
Spiritual Book Club: April 25
The Spiritual Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 pm in the Lichtenberger Room to discuss "You Are Already Praying" by Cathy George. Copies are available for purchase at the Brookline Booksmith, just ask for the book at the front desk!

Please contact Barbie Maniscalco (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions.
Faith in Action Presentation: Sunday, April 30 at 11:30 am
Why are increasing numbers of people in Massachusetts experiencing hunger and not able to pay for decent food when our unemployment rate is around 3%?
 
Rene Feuerman, Director of the Brookline Food Pantry, with Andre Lima, Policy Director for the Mayor's Office of Health and Human Services in Boston (and a member of St Paul's) will discuss the politics of food and hunger. They will answer our questions and suggest possible actions we can take. This is a very  timely presentation as the annual "Walk for Hunger" takes place the next Sunday, May 7.
 
Do join us in the Lichtenberger Room for a very interesting and thought provoking presentation."
Anti-Racism Working Group
The Anti-Racism group is asking for submissions for a reading (or viewing!) list that can be shared with the St. Paul's community.  If you have a reading, video, or other resource on this topic that you think should go on the list, please fill out this form.  If you'd like to help out with this project, please email Sarah Barbrow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Serving us this week
Presider The Rev. Michael Robinson 
Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Megan C. Holding 
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew  E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell 
Server  Talia Vos 
Torchbearers  Elliana Clarkson and Jane Hopkin 
Lectors                                     E. Lorraine Baugh and Sharlene Wing 
Prayers of the People  Jeannie Baca 
Chalice Bearers     John Ferguson and Tammy Hobbs Miracky 
Eucharistic Visitor  Edward Jacobson 
Vestry Representatives  Nate Gaede, John Ferguson, and Elisabeth Choi 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 am: John Ferguson and Mike Scheffler 
Greeters      The Greeter Team 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha, Hanako Norton, and Jeannie Baca    
Coffee Hour Hosts Hopkin Family 
Sunday School Snack  Schultzberg 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
Memorials  We pray for the lives of Shirley and Wendell Campbell, in whose loving memory the altar flowers are given.
Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Jaleel Smith, Hal Edmonson, Lyn Paget, Robert Vanderschmidt, Jeffrey Mello, and Frances Robinson.
   
Prayers
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Jane, Camille J-F, Janet R., David F., Randy Lewis and Family, Kendall G., Ruth R.,  Paul, John P., Alexander T., Annette W., Martin S., Maryann T., Gerke V., Ken C., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Charles O., Gerry O.,
Jackie S., Kitty C., Mike K., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K., and those in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 
Scripture Readings
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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