Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: August 27, 2017
 8:00 am:        Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  
10:00 am        Holy Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:15 am        Coffee Hour (Courtyard)
11:30 am        Sunday Lunch Bunch
  • The Sunday Lunch Bunch returns THIS Sunday. The Sunday Lunch Bunch is a group of quite friendly St. Paul's parishioners who gather every FOURTH Sunday of the month at some local eating spot for casual conversation and fellowship. This Sunday, August 27, after the 10 O'Clock service, we'll come together during Coffee Hour (indoors or outside) in order to determine our destination and mode of travel. All are welcome and transportation is always available, if needed. If you'd like to know  more about the SLB, please see Ed Jacobson, Maryann Kurkjian, or speak with an usher or greeter. We'd love to have you join us.
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, August 28:         7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
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.Please enjoy the variety of hymn choices selected from all seasons of the church year. 
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 up on September 9! 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, working electronics (with power cords) and furniture to the Great Hall any time from Sunday September 3 on. We can accept some early drop offs if necessary. Contact Steve in advance.

Special note regarding electronics donations: 
Before donating any electronic items or small appliances, please make sure they are in good working order, and that all related accessories are packed together, especially power cords (place power cords in ziploc bags labeled with the appliance name). We want to avoid having our volunteers spend extra time on rechecking appliances, or worse, selling something that doesn't work! 
The New Sanctuary Movement
The New Sanctuary movement is active in the Boston area. Undocumented people can seek sanctuary in churches to avoid being deported by immigration officials. This movement largely involves families who are trying to stay together. St Paul's does not have the facilities to house a family. But several other churches do, for example there is a family in sanctuary in Cambridge at this time. The churches that can house families are calling for secular groups and other congregations of all faiths to provide support for them in their efforts. The support varies with the needs of the family but can include grocery shopping, tutoring, or taking kids to school. As well, there is a need for24/7 presence of volunteers in the sanctuary.
Eliza (when she was here), Kate Kelley, and I have attended some meetings about these issues.
We would like to tell you about what is happening locally in the sanctuary movement. Through education and discussion we can find out if members of St. Paul's want to get involved; either as a community or as individuals.
We are planning some discussion meetings in the fall. Please let us know if you are interested in this effort.
Simon Lejeune This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      
Kate Kelley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ministry Outside the Parish (M.O.P.) Speakers' Series: September 17
Do you know how St. Paul's responded to the crisis in Syria? Well, we will be bringing the answer to you.On September 17 at 11:30am in the Lichtenberger Room, Nadia Alawa, co-founder and president of NuDay Syria, will speak about their work in Syria. NuDay Syria is dedicated to providing humanitarian and development aid specifically to Syrian mothers and children. They also help resettle families with no breadwinners and provide sponsorships to Syrian orphans. In 2015 Nadia gave a Ted Talk on her journey to beginning NuDay Syria; please click here to listen.
Invitation for M.O.P. Grant Applications
Every year St.Paul's M.O.P. committee awards grants to approximately 20 non-profit organizations doing GOD's work in very diverse fields from Boston to Guatemala. If there is an organization you would like us to support, then please invite them to apply. Information about the application process and forms can be found on our website, www.stpaulsbrookline.org. Our next deadline for applications is September 30. If you have questions please speak to Matshai Motimele or Tim Hintz or send an email to Matshai at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tim at //This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." alt="http: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." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
St. Paul's All Parish Retreat

Serving us this week
Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Ardani Mello-Daigneault
Crucifer  Austin Jewell 
Lectors                                     Sharlene Wing and Tim Hintz
Prayers of the People  Alan Fried
Healing Prayers     Lindas Sanches and Lorraine Baugh
Chalice Bearers  Tammy Hobbs Miracky and Maryann Kurkjian
Vestry Representatives 
Nate Gaede, John Ferguson, and Elisabeth Choi 
Altar Guild
8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian and Judy Clementson 
10:00 am:  Marybeth Elder and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Melissa Dulla, Rebecca Schultzberg, and
Tammy Hobbs Miracky
Ushers  Walter Mucha, Sam Scott, Hanako Norton,
Robert Burke and Jeannie Baca 
Coffee Hour Hosts Hannah P. Haynes and Kelley 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
Memorials  We pray especially for Camilla L. Titcomb, in whose memory the altar flowers are given, and for the repose of the soul of Maryann Tien, Steve Estes-Smargiassi's sister, who passed away this week.
Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Arlene Swan-Mahony, Emilia House, Adam Coggeshall, Olivia Miller, and Tammy Hobbs Miracky.
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., Gerke V., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Jackie S., Kitty C., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K., Whitney, Erika, Susan P., Abigail B-L, Laura S., Fran C., Nan C., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C. 
Scripture Readings
Isaiah 51:1-6; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20
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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