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This Sunday at St. Paul's: October 1, 2017

8:00 am:         Contemplative Service of Holy Communion (Chapel)

9:00 am:         REMINDER: NO CHURCH SCHOOL or ADULT EDUCATION                 

10:00 am        Holy Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)                  

11:15 am        Coffee Hour (Great Hall)    

This Week at St. Paul's

 Monday, October 2               Yoga                          7:00 am (Lichtenberger Room)

 Tuesday, October 3               Knitting Group            7:00 pm (Lichtenberger Room)

 Wednesday, October 4          Choir Rehearsal          7:00 pm (Choir Room) 

Confirmation Class Launches a Kindness Campaign

As our service project, the Confirmation Class is launching a Kindness Campaign!  We recognize that current events have left many of us feeling depressed and powerless; however we also know that small acts of kindness can reap great benefits for both the giver and the receiver--as well as bystanders who witness these kind acts.  We have many activities planned throughout the program year.  Look for our logo and join in our campaign. Together we can make a world of difference!

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel.

                             --Maya Angelou



Adult Education Forum Sundays at 9:00 am

Each Sunday, adults gather in the Great Hall for 50 minutes of faith formation. The subjects range from history to theology, liturgy to social justice, scripture to contemporary faith stories. All are welcome. Coffee is provided! Here's what is forthcoming:

October 1 -- No Adult Education

October 8 -- Drinking from the Well.  We'll share insights gained at the Parish Retreat for those who were not able to be there, and share resources for ongoing spiritual nourishment in our lives.

November 12 -- Hidden Brookline.  During the 9:00 hour we'll discuss the history of slavery in Brookline and our town's role in the underground railroad. After church, we will participate in a walking tour led by Hidden Brookline. Those with mobility challenges can join us in cars and meet us at each stop on the tour.

Knitting Group

The Knitting Group will be meeting on Tuesday evening, October 3, at 7:00 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. We welcome all knitters anc crocheters, and those wanting to learn, to join us! If you have questions about the Knitting Group, please contact Maureen Carter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Sunday Church School

This Sunday, October 1, there will be no church school due to the All Parish Retreat. We will resume a normal church school schedule next week. The theme for October 8 will be the story of St. Francis! We will continue to meet downstairs as we start to develop solutions for renovations. 

Please be on the look out for a church school snack sign-up coming to your email soon.  

Thanks to all of you who have registered your children for church school. If you haven't registered your child, there is still time.  

                                  Please click the link below to register. 



    Maggie Taylor, Director of Children and Youth 

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 Would you like to schedule a Baptism?

We have two open dates for baptisms at St. Paul's, October 8 and November 5, 2017. If you would like to schedule a baptism, please be in touch with Jill, our parish administrator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you may call the parish office 617-566-4953.   

 Annual Blessing of the Animals: October 8

To remember the Feast of St. Francis, lover of animals, and continue the church's tradition of remembering our relationship to all of God's creation, we will hold a Blessing of the Animals at 11:30am on Sunday, October 8. Please bring your animal companions for a blessing! We'll meet on the front lawn and all are welcome!  

 All-Parish Meeting: October 15

Save the date of Sunday, October 15 for our next all-parish meeting updating you on fundraising and construction of our capital projects. We will meet after the 10am service; grab some coffee and join us in the Great Hall. We look forward to seeing everyone! 

Upcoming Ministry Outside the Parish (M.O.P.) Speaker: October 22

Lola Children's Fund

Allie Haley, founder and director, will speak on October 22 at 11:30am in the Lichtenberger Room. The fund provides funding to Lola Children's Home in Mekelle, Ethiopia, a community program for HIV-affected families. The children's home provides residential, day care and outreach services to HIV-affected children, many of whom were left without family or government support after their parents' deaths.

Torchbearer Training: October 22

There will be Torchbearer Training for grades 3 and above on Sunday, October 22 following the 10am service. The training should last 1 hour and lunch will be provided. Please e-mail Maggie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. 

Spiritual Book Group: October 24

The Spiritual Book Group will gather again on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:30pm in the Lichtenberger Room to discuss "The Book of Joy" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archibishop Desmond Tutu. Please join us!

Questions? Please contact Barbie Maniscalco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 for 24/7 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.

Serving us this week
Preacher and Presider  The Rev. Frank Fornaro 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Organist   Geoffrey Wieting 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell  
Lectors                                     Sam Scott and Sarah Fairchild 
Prayers of the People  Jackson Braider 
Chalice Bearer   Bo Fauth 

Vestry Representatives 

Brett Foster 

Altar Guild 

8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: Sharlene Wing and Elisabeth Choi    


Cricket Beauregard-Lewis and Chris Dulla 

Ushers  Walter Mucha, Sam Scott, Hanako Norton,
Robert Burke, Jeannie Baca, and Ben Norton  

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  The flowers this week are given in loving memory of Earle and Judith Ralph by Janet Ralph.

Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Olivia Lee, Sam Scott, Edward Hundert, Colin Hintz, Jamie Hintz, Liz Morrison-Howe, and Cricket Lewis.


Maria P., 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., Kitty C., Alissa P., Jane K., Whitney, Susan P., Laura S., Fran C., Nan C., Allan K., Sue H., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and

Jamie C. 

Scripture Readings

 Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32 

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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