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This Sunday at St. Paul's: June 3, 2018
The Second Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am  Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Chapel 
9:00 am

Adult Formation
Church School

Choir Rehearsal

Confirmation Class

Mission Sunday Collection for B-SAFE

Great Hall
Brookline Teen Center  

Lichtenberger Room 

Choir Room


Middle Room 

10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Choir 

11:15 am Coffee Hour Great Hall
11:30 am  Newcomers' Brunch  Rectory   
4:00 pm  Church School Parent Meeting
Confirmation Class Outing to Bodaborg 
Great Hall 
  • Adult Formation @9:00am: Being Stewards of our Funerals Many people have told Jeff that they wish they had thought about planning their funerals much earlier in life. Being a steward of how you want this sacred time to be can be a great gift to family and friends. Jeff will guide us in this creative, God-centered process.
  • Mission Sunday Collection for B-SAFE: As part of our ongoing partnership with the B-SAFE summer camp, we will be collecting outdoor play gear this coming Sunday. B-SAFE is specifically looking for swimsuits, water shoes, towels, double-Dutch-sized jump ropes, and ponchos. These supplies will help B-SAFE promote physical activity (and fun and fellowship!) for low-income Boston campers this summer. 

          Card-making materials will be available during the Sunday School hour, so we can also write some appreciative messages to the many teens who will be doing the important work of counselors this summer!

  • Newcomers' Brunch: If you are new to St. Paul's or have started coming anytime during the past year, you, your family and friends are warmly invited to a delicious brunch this coming Sunday at the Parish Rectory after the 10am service, hosted by the Mello-Daigneault family, the Vestry, and the Newcomers'/Greeters' Committee. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know others who have recently become a part of St. Paul's to learn more about our community and to meet some of the parish leadership team in a gracious and informal setting.
  • Youth and Children's Family Meeting @ 4:00 pm: This is a time to get together and dream about the ways we can strengthen our family Christian education. This gathering is welcome to children and there will be childcare provided for those children who do not wish to participate. 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. To RSVP please follow this link.
This week at St. Paul's
Monday, June 4

7:00 am

7:00 pm


Ministry Outside the Parish
(M.O.P.) Meeting

Lichtenberger Room

Great Hall

Tuesday, June 5 7:00 pm Knitting Group Lichtenberger Room
Wednesday, June 6

6:30 pm

7:00 pm

Clergy, Wardens and Treasurers Meeting

Choir Rehearsal

Lichtenberger Room

Choir Room

The Kindness Campaign

   No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. 

                         --  Aesop   

Ministry Outside the Parish (M.O.P.) Meeting: June 4

Ministry Outside the Parish (M.O.P.) will be holding a committee meeting on Monday, June 4 at 7:00pm in the Great Hall. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions please refer to our website or speak to Matshai Motimele This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tim Hintz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adult Formation: Sundays at 9:00 am in June and July

Living in the Resurrection (June 10, 17, 24)

Having spent three weeks thinking about preparing for the end of life, we continue our exploration of Resurrection by looking at the way we pray: how does our liturgy express and form us in the power of Resurrection? What theology of Resurrection do we find in our Eucharistic prayers, in the shape and structure of the liturgy, and in the hymns we sing?

A Wrinkle in Time (July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)  - a discussion for all ages!!

Before it was a movie, A Wrinkle In Time was a Newbery Award winning book. Its author, Madeleine L'Engle, was a deeply faithful Christian (an Episcopalian, no less), and wrote from a Christian perspective. Each week in July at 9 am, join us for conversation about this thought-provoking and inspiring novel. This is a great book to read together as a family. All ages are invited; kids, bring your parents!!


Knitting Group: June 5

The Knitting Group will be meeting on Tuesday, June 5, at 7:00 pm in the Lichtenberger Room. This will be our last meeting until the Fall.  

Boston's Annual Pride Parade: June 9

You are cordially invited to join the Crossing and Bishop Gates at Boston's Annual Pride parade on June 9! Let us show our Episcopalian pride as we gather together to celebrate the clear message of welcome Jesus proclaims for all of humanity!  

Who: You, Beloved Child of God, and anyone from St. Paul's who wants to join in the celebration!

What: Boston Pride 2018

When:  Saturday, June 9 at 10:30 am  

Where: The steps of Trinity (Copley) downtown (we will talk together to the start of the parade)

Why: To enjoy ourselves, march in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ siblings, and to show the loving and welcoming side of Christianity, rather than the exclusionary side that is presented all too often

How: Vested and/or be-collared if you so wish, and with the joy that comes with being a welcoming disciple of Christ. Rainbow sunglasses inscribed with "Blessed are the Fabulous" will be distributed to marchers who wish to wear them!

Youth Sunday and Parish Picnic: June 10
Do you know someone graduating this spring?

Hello church! Youth Sunday and our Parish Picnic are coming up soon at St. Paul's!  

Please join us for Youth Sunday on June 10 to celebrate our youth, church school teachers/

volunteers, graduates, and the end of another wonderful program year at St. Paul's!!! If you or someone you know is graduating from high school, college, grad program, or residency, we would like to honor you/them at the 10:00 am service on June 10. Please send their names, schools, degrees/diplomas earned to Jill in the parish office 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.">. 

After the service, we'll have an All Parish Cookout to continue the celebration. We'll provide the burgers (meat and veggie) and hot dogs. If you are able, please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share!

Summer Hymn Sing

During our summer Sunday services (June 24 through Labor Day weekend), we have an ongoing "hymn-sing" where we sing hymns selected by members of the congregation. If you have a favorite hymn or two (or more), please let us know by submitting them (starting June 10) in the hymn box  located at the rear door of the church on the ushers table. There are slips of paper there for you to write your selections on).

We can't promise that all suggested hymns make it into a service, but we will do our best to include all of your suggestions.  

Memory Sunday: June 10

Please take note of this opportunity to bring national and local attention to the impact of Alzheimer's and other dementias on our communities.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

2 - 4 pm

Berea Seventh-Day Adventist Church

108 Seaver Street, Dorchester MA

Memory Sunday provides information about prevention, treatment, research, and caregiving for Alzheimer's disease. Its purpose is to draw national and local attention to the impact of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias on communities, to use the power of the pulpit to raise awareness, and to support people living with the disease and their caregivers.

Please join us for a conversation on:

·        Understanding aging and dementia

·        Managing memory

·        Strategies for prevention

·        Tools for your brain health

·        Care for the caregiver

To attend or sign up on behalf of others, please contact Patricia McCormack at

(617) 635-3992  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spiritual Book Group: June 12

The next meeting of the Spiritual Book Group is Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30pm in the Lichtenberger Room. We are reading our first novel! "Vatican Waltz" by Roland Merullo. Also well known for "The Delight of Being Ordinary" feel free to keep going in the series if you are moved to do so! Questions? Please contact Barbie Maniscalco 410-980-0602. 

Volunteer for our B-SAFE Week: July 9-13

Please mark your calendars for St. Paul's annual tradition of volunteering with B-SAFE to provide meals, snacks, and a field trip. We will be serving July 9-13, and everyone who participated last year can tell you what fun it is! Contact Adelaide Xie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions!

Serving us this week

Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello   
Deacon  The Ven. Pat Zifcak 
Director of Music  Andrew Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Flora Fried 
Crucifer  Elliana Clarkson 
Torchbearers  Delilah Chapman and Elior Zaremba 
Lectors  John VanScoyoc and Maggie Taylor 
Prayers of the People  John Ferguson 
Chalice Bearers  Leah Rugen and Wendy Luk 
Healing Prayers  Steve Morrissey and Julie Starr 
Eucharistic Visitor   Leah Rugen 
Offering Counters  Brett Foster, Jeannie Baca, and Julie House 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am:  Sharlene Wing and Viva Fischer      
Greeters  Maria O'Meara, John Ferguson, Tim Hintz, and Kristen Renaud 
Ushers  Members of the Ushers Ministry 
Coffee Hour Host  Lauren Lukason 

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  


We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Beth Chapman, Ben Norton, Walter Mucha, Zoe Vanderschmidt, Dominic Williams, Jeannie Baca, Charles Russell, and Kerstin Palm.   


The altar flowers this week have been given in loving memory of Marjorie Ellis VanScoyoc and William H. (Harry) VanScoyoc by John VanScoyoc. We pray for the repose of the soul of Jane Ellen Kuenzle.  


Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Paul, Alexander T., Gerke V., Kim L., Deborah F., Kitty C., Fran C., Nan C., Sue H., Marnie, Shelley, Harry B., Faye M., Sam K., Susan P., Bill, Linda C., Steve K., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Henry L., Alissa P., Timothy O., and the O'Meara/Bransfield Families, Miriam F., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C.

Scripture Readings  

Deuteronomy 5:12-15; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-3:6 

           Psalm 81:1-10 (The Saint Helena Psalter)  

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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