Weekly Newsletter

This Sunday at St. Paul's: March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

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

9:00 am             Blessing of the Palms: (St. Mark's Park, Coolidge Corner)

                         Church School: (Families will meet at St. Mark's Park for
                            Blessing of the Palms)
                         Nursery/Childcare: (Lichtenberger Room)

                         Confirmation Class (Chapel)

                         Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)

10:00 am           Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir (Sanctuary)                     

11:15 am           Coffee Hour (Great Hall)

11:30 am           Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
                        Spring Cabaret Planning Meeting (Lichtenberger Room)
                        Sunday Lunch Bunch (Great Hall)

Join us for the blessing of the palms @ 9am, which will be held at St. Mark's Park at Park & Marion Street in Coolidge Corner in a joint celebration with the other two Episcopal churches in Brookline: All Saints Parish and Church of Our Saviour.

Church School:  

We will not be meeting at the Brookline Teen Center this coming Sunday; instead we invite families to meet at 9am at St. Mark's Park at Park & Marion Street in Coolidge Corner for a joint celebration for Blessing of the Palms. 
Spring Cabaret Planning Meeting: Please join in for a fun filled meeting this coming Sunday at 11:30am in the Lichtenberger Room to plan our 1st St. Paul's Spring Cabaret. We are looking for volunteers to be involved in a number of different committees including Entertainment, Silent Auction, Food, PR, Sound, Decorations, Set-Up & Clean-Up. We are also looking for volunteers to host our very popular themed dinners, where "seats at the table" are purchased during Cabaret Night. 

Sunday Lunch Bunch (SLB): 

The Sunday Lunch Bunch returns THIS week. Once a month on the FOURTH Sunday, a group of friendly St. Paul's folks like to gather at a nearby restaurant to enjoy a simple meal, casual conversation and fellowship. After the 10 O'clock service, look for a sign-up sheet at Coffee Hour in the Great Hall for those who are planning to join us. All are welcome and transportation is always available, as needed. If you'd like to know more about the SLB, please see Ed Jacobson, Maryann Kurkjian, or speak with any Usher or Greeter. This may be the Sunday to give the SLB a try!


Middle School Youth Update


 This past Sunday, March 18, was the debut of Chopped Kitchen St. Paul's edition. Our middle school youth were given 5 secret ingredients (sausage, eggs, chocolate chip cookie dough, pizza dough, and whipped cream) and an hour to create a breakfast masterpiece. Our world-renowned judges Chris Dulla and Andy Clarkson were tasked with judging the creations and decided that it was indeed a tie between the two groups. Our youth did an amazing job of working together and using their God given creativity in the kitchen!

Join us in welcoming our two new nursery workers:
Caroline Hollahan and Caitlin O'Rourke !

                  Caroline Hollahan                                 Caitlin O'Rourke

Caroline is a sophomore at Boston University, originally from Nashville, TN. She is studying human physiology with a minor in psychology. She is an ice cream aficionado and giving back to her community.  

Caitlin is a junior at Boston University, originally from Orlando, FL. She is majoring in molecular biology and has plans to attend medical school. She enjoys baking and caring for others. 

Lenten House Church: March 23

Please join us for the final gathering, on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 pm at the Rectory (adjacent to the church), 130 Aspinwall Avenue, Brookline. We'll begin with prayer and a simple meal; our conversation will focus on Chapter 5 and the Epilogue. You are also invited to bring with you some crosses (or pictures of crosses) that are meaningful to you in some way.
Contact Elise Feyerherm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Boston "March For Our Lives": March 24

If you are interested in participating in the Boston "March For Our Lives" event on March 24, you are invited to join with other Episcopalians by meeting at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, +MA+02111/@42.355747,-71.0644625,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!1m2!2m1!1s138+Tremont+St!3m4!1s0x89e3709cda8a30ab:0x7a75e39c2edce7f5!8m2!3d42.355747!4d-71.0622738">138 Tremont St. in Boston by 11:30 am. For more information, contact the Rev. H. Mark Smith  (617-482- 4826, ext. 215 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Calendar for Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week

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

  The Way of the Cross:  Monday, March 26 at 7 pm, Church of Our Saviour

  Taize Service:  Tuesday, March 27 at 7 pm

  Women of the Passion: Wednesday, March 28 at 7 pm, All Saints Church

  Maundy Thursday:  March 29, Agape meal at 6:30 pm, Service at 7 pm

  Good Friday:  March 30, Stations of the Cross at 11:30 am

                                        Good Friday Liturgy at 12 pm

                                        Children's Good Friday Service at 4 pm

                                        Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm

                                        Good Friday Liturgy at 7 pm

Easter Services

  The Great Vigil of Easter:  Saturday, March 31 at 7 pm

  Sunday of the Resurrection:  April 1, Sunrise Service at 6 am, Larz Anderson Park

                                                9 and 11 am, St. Paul's Church

Easter Flowers: Names of Remembrance are due in the Parish Office by Noontime on Monday, March 26

On Easter Sunday and during the Easter season, our altar and windows are adorned with spring flowers. For those wishing to offer memorials or thanksgivings with Easter flowers, please email Jill in the parish office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than noontime on Monday, March 26 with the names of people to be remembered. Offering forms will also be handed out on Sunday morning for you to fill out and drop in the collection plate.The suggested contribution for each donor is $25.00; please make checks payable to St. Paul's Church with a notation for "Easter Flowers."                

Easter Egg Hunt

After careful consideration and feedback from past years we have decided to forgo the St. Paul's Easter Egg Hunt this year. We encourage you to attend the extended coffee hour between services and fellowship with your St.Paul's family. Thank you for your understanding, if you have any questions please feel free to contact Maggie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Yoga Ministry: Our next class is Monday, March 26

We meet every Monday morning at 7:00 am in the Lichtenberger Room for a hatha yoga class. It's a great way to start the week and no prior experience with yoga is necessary to take part in this class. Yoga mats and blankets are provided. For more information or questions, please contact Martha Curtis, our yoga instructor, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

The Kindness Campaign presents Gratitude Sunday on April 8 !

William Arthur Ward said "Feeling gratitude, and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it."  Is there someone in your life who has done something that you are grateful for?  Has someone performed a kind act that you would like to acknowledge?  Or is there someone in your life who would simply appreciate a kind word?  Join the Confirmation Class from 9-10am on Sunday, April 8 to express your gratitude.  Over the past several months, the children of St. Paul's have been creating note cards that we will provide along with pens and stamps for you to write notes of thanks or simply notes of kind words.  There will be coffee and treats!

Godspell Service: Sunday, April 8


On Sunday, April 8, the Sunday after Easter, we will be celebrating our 4th Annual Godspell Mass! Get ready to ROCK and SING, and maybe even DANCE (or at least see some dancing)!If you would like to participate as part of the chorus, there will be a rehearsal on Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. You do not need to be able to read music to sing in the chorus; much of the music is easy to learn and it should be lots of fun!  If you have questions, please contact our Music Director, Andy Clarkson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

St. Paul's Spring Cabaret: May 19

More to follow on the event but save the date of Saturday May 19, 2018! Please reach out to the co-chairs, Andrea Brue @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Arlene Swan-Mahony @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

St. Paul's Vestry 2018

The Vestry is the representative body of the parish. Each year at the annual meeting in January we elect new officers and representatives to fill open positions. You can find a lot more information about the vestry on our church website, www.stpaulsbrookline.org. Please speak to any member of the vestry if you have questions, concerns, or ideas about life at St. Paul's.

Current Vestry Officers and Members:

Leah Rugen, Senior Warden

Julie House, Junior Warden

Steve Morrissey, Treasurer

Steve Kelley, Assistant Treasurer

John Ferguson, Assistant Treasurer

Tim Hintz, Clerk

Jeannie Baca

Melissa Dulla

Brett Foster

Nate Gaede

Barbie Maniscalco

Ayanna McPhail

Judy Rice

Mike Scheffler

Sharlene Wing

Serving us this week

Presider   The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  
Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello and The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak  
Director of Music  Andrew Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray
Server Julie House  
Crucifer  Ripley Foster 
Torchbearers  Delilah Chapman and Elliana Clarkson 
Lectors Art Wing 
Prayers of the People  Julie House 
Chalice Bearers    Linda Sanches, Andrea Brue, Madeleine Taylor, and Tammy Hobbs Miracky  
Healing Prayers  Steve Morrissey and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 

Altar Guild 

8:00 am: Ann Colageo        

10:00 am:  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and Adelaide Xie 

Offering Counters Nate Gaede, John Ferguson, and Melissa Dulla  
Greeters  Clara Batchelor, Rebecca Schultzberg, Chris Dulla, and Tammy Hobbs Miracky 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Jeannie Baca, and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Host   The Xie 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. 

Celebrations and Prayers 


We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Paul Daigneault, Ava DiStefano-Forti, Charles Thompson, Judy Rice, Beverly Gallagher, Chris Holding, Lea Silver, Sarah Dulla, Michael Cheverie, Kaitlynd Collins, and Ben Renaud. 


Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Tim G., Camille J-F, Debra, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Paul, Alexander T., Gerke V., Kim L., Deborah F., Kitty C., Whitney, Susan P., Fran C., Nan C., Sue H., Marnie, Shelley, Harry B., William C., Jack E., Faye M., Sam K., Susan P., Bill, Linda C., Steve K., Roger H. Sr., J. Kuenzel & Family, Anne C., Tracey G., and those in  in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 

Scripture Readings 

Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16 (The Saint Helena Psalter); Mark 15:1-39
Please click here to access 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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