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This Sunday at St. Paul's: March 24, 2019

The Third Sunday in Lent

8:00 am  

 
Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Adult Formation
Choir Rehearsal
Nursery/Childcare
Church School
Lichtenberger Room
Choir Room
Lower Level
Lower Level
10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir    

 Sanctuary
11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall
11:30 am  Visit to Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland  Meet in Great Hall  

 

Visit to the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland: March 24

Following up on our conversations with our Muslim neighbors in January and February, we have an opportunity to visit the Islamic Center of Boston (in Wayland) after church on Sunday, March 24. We'll receive a tour of the center and have a chance for continued conversation. Please contact the Rev. Elise Feyerherm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested so that we can have a rough estimate of how many people are coming. Please join us, even if you weren't able to attend the earlier sessions! 

Sunday Lunch Bunch Postponed

The Sunday Lunch Bunch (SLB) is a group of St. Paul community members who enjoy gathering monthly for a casual breakfast/brunch outing. All are welcome. However, in order that SLB members may participate in the visit to the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland, this month's gathering of the Sunday Lunch Bunch is postponed until the FOURTH Sunday in April. Hope to see you then. And if you'd like to know more about the SLB, please speak to Ed Jacobson or Maryann Kurkjian, coordinators. We'd be delighted to speak with you.

                                                   
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, March 25 8:30 am -
5:00 pm
Eat, Pray, Work @ Church Great Hall
Tuesday, March 26 10:30 am
7:30 pm
Staff Meeting
Scripture Group
Lichtenberger Room
Lichtenberger Room
Wednesday, March 27 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
Friday, March 29 6:30 pm Lenten House Church  
                                                                       
Scripture Group: March 26

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 pm. We'll be discussing chapter 5 of Short Stories by Jesus, "The Mustard Seed." Considering how much we had to say about "The Pearl of Great Price," I'm anticipating a rich conversation!  All are welcome. 

Adult Ed During Lent and Easter

How Do We Forgive? How Are We Forgiven? 

 

The Adult Education Forums during Lent will focus on Forgiveness; what it is, what it isn't and how we engage with it. Using The Book of Forgiving by Desmond and Mpho Tutu, we will spend 10 weeks together exploring these questions.  Each week, there will be time for learning and conversation, prayer, meditation and the opportunity to continue work independently in between Sundays.  You do not need the book, or to read the book.  Our time together will form the center of this conversation.

Thanks to the Prison Ministry Group !
        
Your donations to the Arts and Spirituality program at the Suffolk County House of Correction at South Bay will be put to good use. I volunteer there once per month when a group of incarcerated women spend a few hours together making greeting cards to send to their family and friends. We pray together and do art together. These boxes of colored pencils, metallic card stock paper, and origami paper will be welcome additions to their creative time along with other volunteers from Lesley University's Expressive Arts program.If you would like to read a bit more about this program of quiet presence, please click HERE to read an article about the program's founder, The Rev. Pamela Werntz.With gratitude and thanks...
Jill Seiler-Moon, Parish Administrator
Prison Ministry Group Book Drive
Mission Sunday: April 7

The Prison Ministry Group book drive in support of the Prison Book Program is in full swing! Most people have received their letters and have begun their search for the requested books. We'll be aiming to have them all by April 7, the date of our Mission Sunday event. Whether you signed up for a letter or not, we hope you'll come and join us that day at 9:00 am in the middle room to learn more about the Prison Book Program and the "books to prisoners" movement as a wider phenomenon.

If you would like to donate funds to this effort, please contact Leahanne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). And if this is the first time you're hearing about this book drive, here are a few details: The Prison Book Program, an organization located in Quincy that fills written requests for books from incarcerated people all over the country, sometimes receives requests that are harder to fill. These "special requests" are set aside because the program doesn't have the specific books in stock. Special-request letters ask for a wide range of books, from language dictionaries to health books to job-training guides to prepare people for careers in a variety of fields.


People who signed up to claim a letter received the name of a person in prison, his or her handwritten letter, and a list of restrictions from the prison. We will be gathering the books together during our Mission Sunday event on Sunday, April 7. Participants are welcome to write a reply to the person whose request they have filled; we will have supplies for doing this available on April 7. Members of the Prison Ministry Group will take the books to the Prison Book Program office in Quincy; the books will then be wrapped and shipped by the Prison Book Program to people in prisons across the country.

These books mean a lot to the people who receive them. After opening a book of cello music, Albert wrote, "I must be honest- after being incarcerated for 9 years, I thought all my emotions had run dry. I cried for a good period of time. A book is a gift that lasts forever. A music book will help me give back to others. This is truly a gift for a lifetime. I do not know exactly how to thank you. Thank you again for everything you have done for me. The inspiration you've provided will help at least one person be an inspiration for others."Please e-mail Leahanne at the address above with any questions about this drive. Thank you so much for your support!

Eat, Pray, Work @ Church (Mondays during Lent)   

 

Do you work from home or the coffee shop on Mondays? Join us during Lent as we work, pray and eat together. Free wifi, coffee and a soup lunch provided. We'll begin with Morning Prayer at 8:30am, pause for Noonday Prayer at 12:00pm and finish our day with Evening Prayer at 4:30pm. Come every Monday, or just one; for the whole day or just a part.

Eat, Pray, Work @ Church:

Monday Dates during Lent: March 25, April 1, 8, 15

Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Upcoming Small Group Opportunities 

Small groups provide an opportunity for more informal and intimate prayer, for fellowship, support, and deeper learning about our faith tradition. In a small group we can connect more directly and deeply with other Christians, in a way that is not always possible on Sunday mornings.

  

 

Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices:

Based on the book of the same name by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, this small group will explore what it means to be a Christian in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition.

Even if you have not been to a previous meeting, you are most welcome to join us! Our next meeting dates are April 9 and May 14 at

7 pm. Some copies of the book are still available in the parish office. Contact the Rev. Elise Feyerherm for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please join us!  

Invitation to Meditation on the Fruit of the Spirit:

Lenten House Church has begun 

"Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

gentleness and self-control." These words are so familiar, but what do they mean in our daily lives? In our modern world? This Lent we will meditate and listen, reflect and share in community. Join us for a simple meal and fellowship in parishioners' homes. Lenten house church has been a tradition at St. Paul's for over a decade. Whether your are new to the idea or have been participating for years, we hope you will join for prayer, song, and reflection on Friday evenings: March 22, 29, and April 5 and 12.

Sign up HERE to host, bring food, or facilitate our time together.  

 

 

Lenten Day of Reflection and Prayer:

March 23 @ St. Paul's: 11am - 5pm 

Featuring a screening of Traces of the Trade - a film documenting the DeWolf family's journey in facing their own complicity in the slave trade in colonial Rhode Island.

Post-screening conversation led by Dain & Constance Perry, members of the DeWolf family and experienced facilitators of conversations on racism and faith. The day's agenda can be found by clicking HERE.  

 
Education for Ministry (EfM) Information Session
March 31 at 11:30 am in the Lichtenberger Room

Education for Ministry (EfM) is coming to St. Paul's! If you are an adult who is interested in wrestling with questions of Christian faith, scripture, theology, meaning in life, spirituality, justice, and ethical action, you will want to come and learn more about EfM on March 31 at 11:30 am. Our EfM group will start in September and meet weekly during the school year. Enrollment is limited to twelve and is open to all - not just St. Paul's parishioners. For all of the detailed information and inspiring stories from EfM alumni, come to the information session. You may also contact Leah Rugen for more information now: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-470-1755

Come and gather with Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

"PB & J": YOUTH JAMBOREE WITH THE PB

1:30 - 3pm; Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street, Boston

Pizza and special conversation program with middle and high school youth and their adult mentors. Youth groups register in advance at www.diomassyouth.org 

MINISTRY FAIR 

3-4:30pm; Cathedral Church of St. Paul will host community gathering space and a Ministry Fair showcasing ministry programs across the diocese.

"WAY OF LOVE" RALLY 

5pm; Boston Common

Gather and be inspired, challenged and blessed as Bishop Curry

proclaims the transforming power of walking the "Way of Love"

with Jesus. Everyone is welcome for this public witness.

Come prepared for whatever weather the day brings.

Chairs will be available for those who need them.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

"OUR EPISCOPAL 'BIG TENT': HOW BIG IS IT?"

3-4pm; Grace Church, 133 School Street, New Bedford

Panel Conversation with Bishop Curry, Bishop Barbara C. Harris and

House of Deputies Vice President Byron Rushing

How well does the Episcopal Church measure up to its "big tent" ideal? Come for a provocative panel conversation with three distinguished Episcopal Church leaders sharing their unique perspectives. Reception follows. Seating will be first come, first served.

Details and updates at www.diomass.org/pb-visit

Join in the Mother's Day Walk for Peace

This Mother's Day, May 12, members and friends of St. Paul's, along with thousands of others, will join in the 23nd Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace, a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. You can join the walk or support a St. Paul's walker by clicking HERE to visit our team page.

For more information about the Walk and its sponsor, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, visit the web site: https://www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org.
If you have questions, feel free to speak to or email Kate Kelly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Molly Lanzarotta  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Calendar for Lent 2019

  Sundays in Lent: March 24, 31, April 7 at 8 and 10 am

  Friday House Churches:  March 22, 29, April 5, 12 at 6:30 pm

  Lenten Quiet Day:  March 23, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holy Week

All services at St. Paul's, except where noted

  The Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday, April 14 at 8 and 10 am

                                                    Blessing of the Palms at 9:30 am, St. Mark's Park

                                                    at Park & Marion Street in Coolidge Corner                                            

  Choral Compline:  Monday, April 15 at 7 pm, All Saints Church

  Taize Service:  Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm

  Choral Tenebrae: Wednesday, April 17 at 7 pm, Church of Our Saviour

  Maundy Thursday:  April 18, Agape meal at 6:30 pm, Service at 7 pm

  Good Friday:  April 19,  Stations of the Cross at 11 am

                                         Good Friday Liturgy at 12 pm

                                         Children's Good Friday Service at 4 pm

                                         Stations of the Cross at 6 pm

                                         Good Friday Liturgy at 7 pm

Easter Services

  The Great Vigil of Easter:  Saturday, April 20 at 7 pm

  Sunday of the Resurrection:  April 21, Sunrise Service at 6:30 am, Larz Anderson Park

                                                     9 and 11 am, St. Paul's Church

 

Serving us this week

Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Presider  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Music Ministers  St. Paul's Choir  
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  John Ferguson  
Crucifer  Sarah Dulla 
Torchbearers Mark Hopkin and Delilah Chapman  
Lectors   Roger House and Chloe Abu-Jaber 
Prayers of the People  Arlene Swan-Mahony 
Chalice Bearers Mike Scheffler and Glenn Seberg 
Healing Prayers  Steve Morrissey 
Eucharistic Visitor   Edward Jacobson 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 am: Hal Edmonson and John Ferguson 
Offering Counters  Nate Gaede, John Ferguson, and Melissa Dulla 
Greeters  The Greeters Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host Jennifer Schamel 

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. 

Celebrations and Prayers 

Celebrations 

We celebrate and remember the birthdays of Ann Colageo, Erin Plews-Ogan, Paul Daigneault, Ava DiStefano-Forti, Charles Thompson, Judy Rice, Beverly Gallagher, Chris Holding, Lea Silver, and Sarah Dulla. 

Prayers       

Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Helmut T., Fran C., Harry B., Faye M., Roger H. Sr.,

Anne C., Tracey G., Alissa P., Laura R., Alice G., Denise E., Jane L., Dottie S., John M., Tom C., Sona H., Miranda, Eileen and  John P., Silas P., Robert R., Carolyn R., Jenifer L., Nick S., Martha C., the Family of Allison D., Miriam F., Jenifer, Bentley L., Vada S., Carolyn M., Wendy S., David S., those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C., and those in the Ordination process: Tammy Hobbs Miracky, Lauren Lukason, and Hal Edmonson.   

Sunday Morning Worship Bulletin for March 24, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 3/24/19.

Scripture Readings

Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9       

Please click HERE  for the 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

 
 

Here's What's Happening in Children's and Youth Ministry

A Note From Maggie 

Dear St. Paul's Families,

 

I pray that you all are enjoying your week. This week at church school we will be continuing to explore Lenten practices together. This week we will explore forgiveness and how forgiveness has been practiced in many places around the world. Often we hold onto things that have hurt us and limit our forgiveness because of that pain. With God's help we can find healing in forgiveness and strength in the practice. 

 

Join me this week in prayer as we contemplate the things that we are holding onto, the things in ourselves or others that we struggle to forgive. As we walk in this journey together let us help each other learn the true meaning of forgiveness.  

 

Blessings,

Maggie Taylor  

Director of Children & Youth Ministries

This Sunday at St. Paul's 

8am Contemplative Service of Holy Communion in the Chapel 

 

9am Church School (Lower Level) 

         Nursery (Lower Level)

10am Holy Eucharist with Sermon

11:15 Coffee Hour

CityReach Youth Trip  

St. Paul's Brookline will be joining with the Charles River Deanery to take youth to CityReach this spring. A group from the deanery will attend the May 10th- May 11th weekend of CityReach and we would love for you to join us! To be eligible to participate you must be at least 12 years old and willing to participate in both the service and learning portions of the trip. Sign-ups are first come first serve. Please contact Maggie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or would like to sign up to participate.  

 

So what is CityReach?

"CityReach is an overnight urban outreach program begun in March 1996 for youth (with accompanying adults), young adults, and college students from churches of any denomination. The program gives these young people the opportunity to learn first hand about homelessness from people who have experienced it. During the 20 hour session, participants join CityReach staff in street ministry and offer hospitality, food and clothing. This is followed by times of sharing and reflection."

 

Lenten Practice at Home

The Practice of Fasting 

Fasting has been a common observance during the season of Lent for ages. Fasting can take many forms and can provide a meaningful way to reflect on the many amazing gifts God has given each of us as well as the things that separate us from God. Fasting traditionally has meant abstaining or limiting one's intake of food and/or drink. Often during Lent we are encouraged to give up something we really like to eat or drink without an understanding of why we give it up.

 

This year instead of giving up chocolate or ice cream because it is just "what we do" think about giving up something that takes time away from your relationship with God or somehow hinders the person God has called you to be. That may mean limiting television and instead spending time reading the Bible as a  family or replacing canned beverages at the dinner table with filtered tap water to reduce your use of manufactured materials helping to keep our planet healthy. 

 

As a family talk about fasting and what you might want to give up or reduce to spend more time with God and loving God's creation.  

Wherever you are on your journey with or toward God,

you and your family are welcome at St. Paul's church school!

This Sunday at St. Paul's:

March 17, 2019

The Second Sunday in Lent

8:00 am  

 
Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Adult Formation
Choir Rehearsal
Nursery/Childcare
Church School
Lichtenberger Room
Choir Room
Lower Level
Lower Level
10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Joyful Voice Chorus   

 Sanctuary
11:15 am   Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
11:30 am  Ministry Leader Luncheon  Lichtenberger Room 

 

This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, March 18 8:30 am -
5:00 pm
Eat, Pray, Work @ Church Great Hall
Tuesday, March 19 10:30 am
7:30 pm
Staff Meeting
Vestry Meeting
Lichtenberger Room
Lichtenberger Room
Wednesday, March 20 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
Thursday, March 21 7:30 pm Discernment Committee (J. House) Lichtenberger Room
Friday, March 22 6:30 pm Lenten House Church  
Saturday, March 23 9am-3pm Lenten Quiet Day  
                                                                       
Adult Ed During Lent and Easter

How Do We Forgive? How Are We Forgiven? 

 

The Adult Education Forums during Lent will focus on Forgiveness; what it is, what it isn't and how we engage with it. Using The Book of Forgiving by Desmond and Mpho Tutu, we will spend 10 weeks together exploring these questions.  Each week, there will be time for learning and conversation, prayer, meditation and the opportunity to continue work independently in between Sundays.  You do not need the book, or to read the book.  Our time together will form the center of this conversation.

Prison Ministry Group Book Drive

Thank you again to everyone who has signed up for a request letter in our book drive! Those who have not yet received their letter will be receiving one soon; there are definitely enough to cover everyone who has signed up, and there are still a couple available if you have been meaning to sign up but haven't had the chance. Also, please let me know if you would prefer to participate by contributing funds toward book orders. 

I'll make an announcement on Sunday as to whether the second "wave" of letters has arrived and, if they have, where and when you can stop by to pick yours up.

Contact Leahanne with questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Eat, Pray, Work @ Church (Mondays during Lent)   

 

Do you work from home or the coffee shop on Mondays? Join us during Lent as we work, pray and eat together. Free wifi, coffee and a soup lunch provided. We'll begin with Morning Prayer at 8:30am, pause for Noonday Prayer at 12:00pm and finish our day with Evening Prayer at 4:30pm. Come every Monday, or just one; for the whole day or just a part.

Eat, Pray, Work @ Church:

Monday Dates during Lent: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15

Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Upcoming Small Group Opportunities 

Small groups provide an opportunity for more informal and intimate prayer, for fellowship, support, and deeper learning about our faith tradition. In a small group we can connect more directly and deeply with other Christians, in a way that is not always possible on Sunday mornings.

  

 

Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices:

Based on the book of the same name by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, this small group will explore what it means to be a Christian in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition.  

Even if you have not been to a previous meeting, you are most welcome to join us! Our next meeting dates are April 9 and May 14 at

7 pm. Some copies of the book are still available in the parish office. Contact the Rev. Elise Feyerherm for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please join us!  

Invitation to Meditation on the Fruit of the Spirit:

Lenten House Church has begun 

"Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

gentleness and self-control." These words are so familiar, but what do they mean in our daily lives? In our modern world? This Lent we will meditate and listen, reflect and share in community. Join us for a simple meal and fellowship in parishioners' homes. Lenten house church has been a tradition at St. Paul's for over a decade. Whether your are new to the idea or have been participating for years, we hope you will join for prayer, song, and reflection on Friday evenings: March 15, 22, 29, and April 5 and 12.

Sign up HERE to host, bring food, or facilitate our time together.  

 

 

Lenten Day of Reflection and Prayer:

March 23 @ St. Paul's: 11am - 5pm 

Featuring a screening of Traces of the Trade - a film documenting the DeWolf family's journey in facing their own complicity in the slave trade in colonial Rhode Island.

Post-screening conversation led by Dain & Constance Perry, members of the DeWolf family and experienced facilitators of conversations on racism and faith. The day's agenda can be found by clicking HERE.  

 
Education for Ministry (EfM) Information Session
March 31 at 11:30 am in the Lichtenberger Room

Education for Ministry (EfM) is coming to St. Paul's! If you are an adult who is interested in wrestling with questions of Christian faith, scripture, theology, meaning in life, spirituality, justice, and ethical action, you will want to come and learn more about EfM on March 31 at 11:30 am. Our EfM group will start in September and meet weekly during the school year. Enrollment is limited to twelve and is open to all - not just St. Paul's parishioners. For all of the detailed information and inspiring stories from EfM alumni, come to the information session. You may also contact Leah Rugen for more information now: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-470-1755

Come and gather with Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

"PB & J": YOUTH JAMBOREE WITH THE PB

1:30 - 3pm; Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street, Boston

Pizza and special conversation program with middle and high school youth and their adult mentors. Youth groups register in advance at www.diomassyouth.org 

MINISTRY FAIR 

3-4:30pm; Cathedral Church of St. Paul will host community gathering space and a Ministry Fair showcasing ministry programs across the diocese.

"WAY OF LOVE" RALLY 

5pm; Boston Common

Gather and be inspired, challenged and blessed as Bishop Curry

proclaims the transforming power of walking the "Way of Love"

with Jesus. Everyone is welcome for this public witness.

Come prepared for whatever weather the day brings.

Chairs will be available for those who need them.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

"OUR EPISCOPAL 'BIG TENT': HOW BIG IS IT?"

3-4pm; Grace Church, 133 School Street, New Bedford

Panel Conversation with Bishop Curry, Bishop Barbara C. Harris and

House of Deputies Vice President Byron Rushing

How well does the Episcopal Church measure up to its "big tent" ideal? Come for a provocative panel conversation with three distinguished Episcopal Church leaders sharing their unique perspectives. Reception follows. Seating will be first come, first served.

Details and updates at www.diomass.org/pb-visit

Visit to the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland: March 24

Following up on our conversations with our Muslim neighbors in January and February, we have an opportunity to visit the Islamic Center of Boston (in Wayland) after church on Sunday, March 24. We'll receive a tour of the center and have a chance for continued conversation. Please contact the Rev. Elise Feyerherm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested so that we can have a rough estimate of how many people are coming. Please join us, even if you weren't able to attend the earlier sessions! 

Calendar for Lent 2019

  Sundays in Lent: March 17, 24, 31, April 7 at 8 and 10 am


  Friday House Churches:  March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12 at 6:30 pm


  Lenten Quiet Day:  March 23, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holy Week

All services at St. Paul's, except where noted


  The Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday, April 14 at 8 and 10 am

                                                Blessing of the Palms at 9:30 am, St. Mark's Park

                                                at Park & Marion Street in Coolidge Corner     

  Choral Compline:  Monday, April 15 at 7 pm, All Saints Church

  Taize Service:  Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm

  Choral Tenebrae: Wednesday, April 17 at 7 pm, Church of Our Saviour

  Maundy Thursday:  April 18, Agape meal at 6:30 pm, Service at 7 pm

  Good Friday:  April 19,  Stations of the Cross at 11 am

                                       Good Friday Liturgy at 12 pm

                                       Children's Good Friday Service at 4 pm

                                       Stations of the Cross at 6 pm

                                       Good Friday Liturgy at 7 pm


Easter Services

  The Great Vigil of Easter:  Saturday, April 20 at 7 pm

  Sunday of the Resurrection:  April 21, Sunrise Service at 6:30 am, Larz Anderson Park

                                                     9 and 11 am, St. Paul's Church

Serving us this week

Preacher  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm   
Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Music Ministers  Joyful Voice Chorus 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Julie House 
Crucifer  Austin Jewell 
Torchbearers  Mark Hopkin and Elior Zaremba 
Lectors   Tim Hintz and Angie Marks 
Prayers of the People  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Chalice Bearers Leahanne Sarlo and Madeleine Taylor 
Healing Prayers  Julie Starr and Angie Marks 
Eucharistic Visitor   John Ferguson 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 am:  Elisabeth Choi and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Offering Counters  Kate Kelley and Tim Hintz 
Greeters  The Greeters Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Hosts Beverly and Steve Estes-Smargiassi 

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. 

Celebrations and Prayers 

Celebrations 

We celebrate and remember the birthdays of Elizabeth Forti, Elisabeth Choi, Ryan Rubino, Jean Elder, Sarah Barbrow, Laura Tanis, and Liz Gmoser, and we give thanks for the birth of Mateo Christopher Lynch Bransfield, born February 25 to Timothy Bransfield and Andrea Lynch Bransfield, brother of Lucas and grandson of Maria O'Meara and Marcia Lynch.   

Prayers       

Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Helmut T., Fran C., Harry B., Faye M., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Alissa P., Laura R., Alice G., Denise E., Jane L., Dottie S., John M., Tom C., Sona H., Miranda, Eileen and  John P.,

Silas P., Robert R., Carolyn R., Jenifer L., Nick S., Martha C., the Family of Allison D., Miriam F., those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C., and those in the Ordination process: Tammy Hobbs Miracky, Lauren Lukason, and Hal Edmonson.   

Sunday Morning Worship Bulletin for March 17, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 3/17/19.

Scripture Readings

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35           

Please click HERE for the 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

 
 

This Sunday at St. Paul's: March 10, 2019

The First Sunday in Lent and Lenten Invitation Service

8:00 am  

 
Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  Adult Formation
Choir Rehearsal
Nursery/Childcare
Church School
Lichtenberger Room
Choir Room
Lower Level
Lower Level
10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir   

 Sanctuary
11:15 am   Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
11:30 am  Prison Ministry Group  Lichtenberger Room 
5:00 pm      Lenten Invitation Service  Sanctuary 
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This Week at St. Paul's

Monday

March 11

8:30 am to
5:00 pm
Eat, Pray, Work @ Church Great Hall

Tuesday

March 12

10:30 am

1:30 pm

 


7:00 pm

Staff Meeting

Pastoral Care Team
Meeting

 

Walk in Love

Lichtenberger Room

Rector's Office

 


Lichtenberger Room


Thursday

March 14


7:30 pm


Discernment Meeting

(J. House)


Lichtenberger Room 

Friday

March 15

6:30 pm Lenten House Church  
                                                                       
Adult Ed During Lent and Easter

How Do We Forgive? How Are We Forgiven? 

 

The Adult Education Forums during Lent will focus on Forgiveness; what it is, what it isn't and how we engage with it. Using The Book of Forgiving by Desmond and Mpho Tutu, we will spend 10 weeks together exploring these questions.  Each week, there will be time for learning and conversation, prayer, meditation and the opportunity to continue work independently in between Sundays.  You do not need the book, or to read the book.  Our time together will form the center of this conversation.

Prison Ministry Group - Book Drive Signups on Hold
Meeting on March 10

To say that the response to our book drive has been inspiring would be an understatement. In fact, the response has been so enthusiastic that the Prison Book Program is going to need to do some work over the next couple weeks to determine whether they will actually have enough special-request letters to provide for each person who has already signed up! With that in mind, we're going to put signups on hold for now. If you have not already signed up are still hoping you might be able to claim a letter, let me know, and I'll add you to a waiting list. We will also have other ways for people to participate in this effort. More on that very soon.

The Prison Ministry Group will have a brief meeting in the Lichtenberger Room after the 10:00 am service this coming Sunday to discuss the book drive. As always, all are welcome, whether you've ever been to a meeting or not!

If you have any questions about any of this, please contact Leahanne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Eat, Pray, Work @ Church (Mondays during Lent)   

 

Do you work from home or the coffee shop on Mondays? Join us during Lent as we work, pray and eat together. Free wifi, coffee and a soup lunch provided. We'll begin with Morning Prayer at 8:30am, pause for Noonday Prayer at 12:00pm and finish our day with Evening Prayer at 4:30pm. Come every Monday, or just one; for the whole day or just a part.

Eat, Pray, Work @ Church:

Monday Dates during Lent: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15  

Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Upcoming Small Group Opportunities 

Small groups provide an opportunity for more informal and intimate prayer, for fellowship, support, and deeper learning about our faith tradition. In a small group we can connect more directly and deeply with other Christians, in a way that is not always possible on Sunday mornings.

    

Walk In Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices:

Based on the book of the same name by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, this small group will explore what it means to be a Christian in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition.     

Even if you have not been to a previous meeting, you are most welcome to join us! Our next meeting dates are March 12, April 9, and May 14 at 7 pm. Some copies of the book are still available in the parish office. Contact the Rev. Elise Feyerherm for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please join us!  

Invitation to Meditation on the Fruit of the Spirit:

Lenten House Church has begun 

"Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

gentleness and self-control." These words are so familiar, but what do they mean in our daily lives? In our modern world? This Lent we will meditate and listen, reflect and share in community. Join us for a simple meal and fellowship in parishioners' homes. Lenten house church has been a tradition at St. Paul's for over a decade. Whether your are new to the idea or have been participating for years, we hope you will join for prayer, song, and reflection on Friday evenings: March 15, 22, 29, and April 5 and 12.

Sign up HERE to host, bring food, or facilitate our time together.  

 

 

Lenten Day of Reflection and Prayer:

March 23 @ St. Paul's: 11am - 5pm 

Featuring a screening of Traces of the Trade - a film documenting the DeWolf family's journey in facing their own complicity in the slave trade in colonial Rhode Island.

Post-screening conversation led by Dain & Constance Perry, members of the DeWolf family and experienced facilitators of conversations on racism and faith. Agenda to follow. 

 
Education for Ministry (EfM) Information Session
March 31 at 11:30 am in the Lichtenberger Room

Education for Ministry (EfM) is coming to St. Paul's! If you are an adult who is interested in wrestling with questions of Christian faith, scripture, theology, meaning in life, spirituality, justice, and ethical action, you will want to come and learn more about EfM on March 31 at 11:30 am. Our EfM group will start in September and meet weekly during the school year. Enrollment is limited to twelve and is open to all - not just St. Paul's parishioners. For all of the detailed information and inspiring stories from EfM alumni, come to the information session. You may also contact Leah Rugen for more information now: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-470-1755

Calendar for Lent 2019

  Sundays in Lent:  March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 at 8 and 10 am


  Lenten Invitation Service:  March 10 at 5 pm

  Friday House Churches:  March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12 at 6:30 pm


  Lenten Quiet Day:  March 23, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

HOLY WEEK:  All services at St. Paul's, except where noted

  The Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday, April 14 at 8 and 10 am

                                               Blessing of the Palms at 9:30 am, St.

                                               Mark's Park at Park & Marion Street                                                in Coolidge Corner                                                                                                

  Choral Compline:  Monday, April 15 at 7 pm, All Saints Church

  Taize Service:  Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm

  Choral Tenebrae: Wednesday, April 17 at 7 pm, Church of Our 

                               Saviour

  Maundy Thursday:  April 18, Agape meal at 6:30 pm, Service at

                                 7 pm

  Good Friday:  April 19,  Stations of the Cross at 11 am

                                       Good Friday Liturgy at 12 pm

                                       Children's Good Friday Service at 4 pm

                                       Stations of the Cross at 6 pm

                                       Good Friday Liturgy at 7 pm

                              EASTER SERVICES

  The Great Vigil of Easter:  Saturday, April 20 at 7 pm

  Sunday of the Resurrection:  April 21, Sunrise Service at 6:30 am,

                                                    Larz Anderson Park

                                                 9 and 11 am, St. Paul's Church

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Serving us this week

Preacher and Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Lectors   Matshai Motimele and Betsy Munzer 
Prayers of the People  John Ferguson 
Chalice Bearers Matshai Motimele and Betsy Munzer 
Healing Prayers  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Linda Sanches 
Eucharistic Visitor   John Ferguson 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: John Ferguson, Adelaide Xie, and Hal Edmonson 
Offering Counters  Judy Rice, Sharlene Wing, and Janet Rankin 
Greeters  The Greeters Team   
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  Betsy Munzer 

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. 

Celebrations and Prayers 

Celebrations 

We celebrate and remember the birthdays of Douglas Williams, Siena Fried, John Gioia, and Kate Harmsworth-Morrissey.  

Prayers       

Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Helmut T., Fran C., Harry B., Faye M., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Alissa P., Laura R., Alice G., Denise E., Jane L., Dottie S., John M., Tom C., Sona H., Miranda, Eileen and  John P.,

Silas P., Robert R., Carolyn R., Jenifer L., Nick S., Martha C., the Family of Allison D., Miriam F., those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C., and those in the Ordination process: Tammy Hobbs Miracky, Lauren Lukason, and Hal Edmonson.   

Sunday Morning Worship Bulletin for March 10, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 3/10/19.

Scripture Readings

Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13         

Please click HERE for the 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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