Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: July 9, 2017
 8:00 am:        Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  
10:00 am        Holy Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:15 am        Coffee Hour (Courtyard)
                     Newcomers Coffee (Rector's Office)  
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, July 10:         7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
Tuesday, July 11:        7:30 pm    Spiritual Book Group (Lichtenberger Room)            
Spiritual Book Group
The Spiritual  Book Group will gather this Tuesday, July 11 from 7:30-9 pm in the Lichtenberger Room for our summer meeting to discuss Anne Lamott's "Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith."  All are welcome whether you have read a little, a lot, or other works by Ms. Lamott. Our purpose is to grow closer to God and one another through gathering to look at works about spirituality.  Questions or suggestions?!  Please contact Barbie Maniscalco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Staff Vacation Time
James Santagati, our Sexton, is on vacation through July 10. Please call Jill in the parish office at 617-566-4953 if you have grounds related needs.
Summer Hymn Sing
During our summer Sunday services (June 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 make it into a service, but we will do our best to include all of your suggestions. 
Traveling "FLAT ST. PAUL"...Where are You?
Please remember to take FLAT ST. PAUL with you during your travels this summer. He's available at the ushers table in the back of the sanctuary. Post him on our Facebook page or send your travel information into the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll post it for you. Safe travels!  
The Yard Sale is Coming! Plan Ahead!
The annual GIANT St Paul's yard sale is scheduled for Saturday September 9. Volunteers will be needed for sorting and set-up the week before (Monday through Friday night), all day Saturday, including clean up folks later that afternoon and evening. Contact Stephen Estes-Smargiassi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-522-0572) or the church office to sign up.  Of course, we're looking for your stuff as well. Stockpile now, and bring books, clothes, toys, household goods, electronics and furniture to the Great Hall any time from Sunday September 3 on.
Save the Date for St. Paul's All Parish Retreat !
St. Paul's All Parish Retreat this year will be at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in New Hampshire from September 29 to October 1. Please mark your calendars...more to come!
Serving us this week
Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Michael Robinson  
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  John Ferguson 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Lectors                                     Elisabeth Choi and Randy Gioia 
Prayers of the People  Ed Jacobson 
Healing Prayers     Betsy Munzer and Julie House 
Chalice Bearers  Leah Rugen and Lauren Lukason 
Vestry Representatives  Barbie Maniscalco, Alan Fried, and Leah Rugen 
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am:  Sharlene Wing and Adelaide Xie   
Greeters      Beverly Estes-Smargiassi, John Ahonen, Adelaide Xie, and Judy Rice   
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha,
Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Hosts Hopkin Family 
Click here to view the server spreadsheet. If you need to make a change, please find someone to swap with and let your ministry leader know so that the server spreadsheet can be updated. 
Memorials, Celebrations, and Prayers
We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Rob Sampson, Melissa Dulla, Ripley Foster, Micah Rockhead, Austin Jewell, Vrinda Brown, Jillian Carusone, Charlie Jewell, Andy Clarkson, Ed Jacobson, Roger House, and Robert Burke.
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Camille J-F, Debra, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Paul, Alexander T., Annette W., Maryann T., Gerke V., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F.,
Charles O., Gerry O., Jackie S., Kitty C., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K., Whitney, Jean W., Erika, Susan P., Abigail B-L,
Laura S., Carolyn B., Fran C., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C. 
Scripture Readings
 Zechariah 9:9-12; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 
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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