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This Sunday at St. Paul's: April 8, 2018

Godspell Mass and Gratitude Sunday

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

9:00 am             Church School (Brookline Teen Center)
                         Gratitude Sunday: Writing Notes of Thanks (Great Hall)

10:00 am           Godspell Mass (Sanctuary)             

11:15 am           Coffee Hour (Great Hall)

11:30 am           Capital Project Update (Great Hall)

Gratitude Sunday: 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 this Sunday to express your gratitude. Over the past several months, the children of St. Paul's have been creating notecards 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; please join us!

Capital Project Update: Join us after the 10AM service this Sunday for the very latest news regarding our renovations. We hope to see you there. 


Godspell Rehearsal: Thursday, April 5 @ 7:00pm


This coming Sunday 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, please join us for a rehearsal on Thursday, April 5 at 7pm 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. 

This week at St. Paul's

Monday, April 9         Yoga                       7:00 am (Lichtenberger Room)

Tuesday, April 10       Choir Rehearsal       7:00 pm (Choir Room)
                                Vestry Meeting        7:30 pm (Great Hall)

The Kindness Campaign

Feeling gratitude, and not expressing it,
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

                                                                                                                                 ~ William Arthur Ward 


Annual Diocesan Clergy Conference

Rev. Jeffrey Mello and Rev. Elise Feyerherm will be away from the office at diocesan clergy conference from Monday, April 23 through Wednesday, April 25. If there are pastoral emergencies during that time, please call 617-566-4953 and access our pastoral emergency care line by pressing number 6 (ext. 309). 

Spiritual Book Group: April 24

The Spiritual Book Group will meet on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. This month we will be reading/sharing our favorite poetry, so please bring one poem to share with the group, or a collection! (Also, bring a few copies if possible!) We do intend to meet again to further discuss "The Cross and the Lynching Tree".  More details to follow soon.
Questions? Please contact Barbie Maniscalco (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  

Mission Sunday
Boston's Walk For Hunger: Sunday, May 6

Mission Sundays are an opportunity for anyone and everyone at St Paul's to work together to address a need in the local community.  Save the date for our next Mission Sunday, which is the Walk for Hunger.  This year's Walk for Hunger is Project Bread's 50th anniversary of this walk, which raises money to help those who need food in Massachusetts.  For more information on the walk and Project Bread, click on this link.  Our fundraising goal this year is $3000 and our goal is to have a team of at least 10 people participating.  Participation can be one of the following: running the 5k at 7am, walking from the start line at 8am to church for the 10am service, or walking from the start line at 8am and ending at the finish line 20 miles later.  If you would like to participate, sign up on the website with team "St. Paul's Church, Brookline" .  For help, call or email Melissa Dulla at 650-743-6745 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Mother's Day Walk for Peace: Sunday, May 13

This Mother's Day, May 13, members and friends of St. Paul's, along with thousands of others, will join in the 22nd 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 visiting our team page here. 

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

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 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Arlene Swan-Mahony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

40P Flea Market: Future Fellows Fundraising Effort for Life Together

Dear members of the St. Paul's Community:
As many of you may know, Emily and I are part of a fellowship called Life Together that Eliza Marth was in last year. We would like to invite you to our collective future fellows fundraising effort for Life Together, the 40P Flea Market! Each year Life Together fellows and staff raise funds toward the goal of $600 for the organization. As an intentional community that bonded early and is still going strong, we wanted to work on something together which could both collectively showcase our gifts, talents, and hopes for this program. If you've already heard about Love Matters house parties, this is not that! This is designed to help the residents of 40P meet our future fellows fundraising goal.Our year in 40P has come with its challenges: drafty windows, leaking ceilings, Wifi that is ironically strongest in the prayer/meditation room; but it has also gifted us with a warm, tenacious, and hilarious family. Help us reach each of our future fellows fundraising goals: here's a link with more information on how to help.

Where?  40 Prescott Street, Brookline, MA 02446
When?   Saturday, April 14 from 12-5PM
Suggested Entry Donation:  $5-20
What to Expect?  Open mic poetry; snacks, the unveiling of the 40P zine, various donated
                            goods (kimchi, wardrobe castoffs, zines and poetry)
Where will my money go?  All of us at 40P (the profits from the individual purchases you make will go to that fellow's own fundraising goal).
What if I can't be there?  You can still donate to support our goal! If interested, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also purchase a set of notecards that showcase photos of 40P, our lovely home. To view notecards and access the order form, please click here. We will ship them to you for $2/each or $10/set of 6.With love,
Emily, Jocelin, Lily, Melee, Mer C., and Mer W., aka Wholesome House aka 40Peeps 

Serving us this week

Presider   The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello  
Preacher  Maggie Taylor 
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak  
Director of Music  Andrew Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Lauren Lukason 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Torchbearers  Mihret Hopkin and Delilah Chapman 
Lectors  Judy Rice and Anne Campbell 
Prayers of the People  Steve Estes-Smargiassi 
Chalice Bearers  Andrea Brue and Sarah Fairchild 
Healing Prayers  E. Lorraine Baugh and Martha Curtis 
Eucharistic Visitor   Leah Rugen 
Offering Counters  Barbie Maniscalco, Sharlene Wing, and Leah Rugen 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: John Ferguson, Mike Scheffler, and Hal Edmonson 
Greeters  Members of the Greeters Ministry 
Ushers  Members of the Ushers Ministry 
Coffee Hour Host  The Dulla Family 
Sunday School Snack  The House 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, Memorials, and Prayers 

Celebrations:  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Edward Lockhart, Ariana Bain, Tim Bransfield, Felina-Marie Silver, Lydia Snover, Catherine Elder, Hana Laurencot, Michael Sheets, Lindsey Gallagher, Georgia Smith, David-Estes-Smargiassi, Katherine Hopkins, Mary Hundert, Chris Bransfield, Amy Harmsworth-Morrissey, Charlotte Lee, Rohan Brown, Alden Johnson, Henry Prensner, Timothy Campbell, Margie Chapman, and Bo Fauth.


The altar flowers this week have been given in loving memory of Paul and Louise Donham by Brett Donham. 


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., Richard D., and those in  in the military: Lucas S. and Hana L. 

Scripture Readings 

Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31
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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