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 This Sunday at St. Paul's: April 30 - The Third Sunday of Easter
 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       Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon (Sanctuary)
 
11:15 am      Coffee Hour (Great Hall)
 
11:30 am:     Faith in Action Presentation: The Politics of Food and Hunger (Lichtenberger Room)
   
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 30 and May 14. All are welcome!
 
Faith in Action Presentation: 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 next Sunday, May 7.
 
Do join us in the Lichtenberger Room for a very interesting and thought provoking presentation."
   
Immigration Film Screening/Discussion:
Sunday, April 30 from 3-5pm
This coming Sunday at 3pm, please join the interfaith Brookline Si for a film screening and discussion of the documentary, "The Invisible Crisis: The Face of Force Female Migration." Discussion will be facilitated by "Centro Presente," an immigrant led, immigrant rights organization. The screening will be held at First Parish in Brookline at 382 Walnut Street. Click here for the flyer.
 
This is a part of the wider Brookline Supporting Immigrants (Brookline Si) initiative that includes Sanctuary Congregations and Rapid Response planning. If you would like to RSVP or have questions, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, May 1:        7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
Tuesday, May 2:       7:00 pm    Knitting Group (Lichtenberger Room)
Wednesday, May 3:  7:00 pm    Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary) 
Knitting Group: May 2
The Knitting Group will be meeting this coming Tuesday, May 2, at 7:00 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. Please join us! 
Walk for Hunger: May 7
A community event that St Paul's traditionally participates in is Project Bread's Walk for Hunger.  At the Walk for Hunger, Massachusetts residents walk 20 miles - or run a 5k - through Boston and Brookline to raise awareness and money for individuals who are hungry.  The money raised by Project Bread ultimately supports 300 food and nutrition programs in Massachusetts.  St Paul's has been present at this event for years and I would like to see an even stronger representation this year on May 7th!
 
Please attend the Faith in Action meeting on Sunday, April 30 at 11:30am to learn more about the food needs of our immediate community.  And then, as you feel called, please decide how you would like to support the Walk for Hunger this year.  Three ways to participate are listed below.
 
*If you would like to walk on May 7, please register at  http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger/ under our team name "St Paul's Brookline" (no period after "St"), where Melissa Dulla is listed as the Team Leader.  (If you have trouble, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 650-743-6745 and I can register you.)  Then ask friends, neighbors and colleagues to sponsor you.  And do not feel intimidated by the length of the walk.

*If you would like to run the 5k on May 7, please register at http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger/ under our team name "St Paul's Brookline" (no period after "St"), where Melissa Dulla is listed as the Team Leader.  (If you have trouble, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 650-743-6745 and I can register you.)  Then ask friends, neighbors and colleagues to sponsor you.   

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If you would like to donate to the St Paul's team, please locate our team name of St Paul's Brookline, with Melissa Dulla as the Team Leader at http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger/ 

Thanks so much for helping us put our faith in action to help our larger Massachusetts community.
Melissa Dulla  
Blessing of the Bicycles: Sunday, May 21
On Sunday, May 21 at 11:30am, bring your Bike to St. Paul's after Eucharist and before the Brookline Bike Parade! We will be blessing our bicycles and have some folks around who know something about bikes to help with a tune up! We will gather outside following our 10am Eucharist. As a biker in Boston myself, I'll know I can use all of the blessings I can get!
 
If you have other questions, please email Eliza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Preachers St. Paul's Confirmation Class 
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Michael Robinson and
The Rev. Megan C. Holding 
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew  E. Clarkson  
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Crucifer  Kendall Gray 
Server  Julie House 
Torchbearers  Ripley Foster and Mehret Hopkin 
Lectors                                     Matshai Motimele and Paul Daigneault 
Prayers of the People  Alan Fried 
Chalice Bearers     Hazel Johnson and Madeleine Taylor 
Healing Prayers  Steve Morrissey and Julie Starr 
Eucharistic Visitor  Maryann Kurkjian 
Vestry Representatives  Steve Morrissey, Leah Rugen, Julie House, and
Tim HIntz 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 am: Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Adelaide Xie  
Greeters      The Greeter Team 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha, Hanako Norton, and Jeannie Baca    
Coffee Hour Hosts Braider Family 
Sunday School Snack  Dulla 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 Wladyslaw and Josephine Mucha, Waverly and Maude Silver, Herman and Clara Silver, Henry and Eliza Richardson, John Williams, and Eleanor Konecy, in whose loving memory the altar flowers are given.
 
Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Tia Russell, Mark Hopkin, Mark Teiwes, and Derek Kauffmann..
   
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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