Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: July 1, 2018 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 am  Contemplative Service of Holy Communion Chapel 
9:00 am Adult Formation: A Wrinkle in Time
Nursery/Childcare
Great Hall  Lichtenberger Room 
10:00 am Holy Eucharist with Sermon  Sanctuary  
11:15 am  Coffee Hour  Great Hall 
This week at St. Paul's
Monday, July 2 7:00 am Yoga Lichtenberger Room
Wednesday, July 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY Parish Office Closed
Sunday 9 am Formation in July - A Wrinkle in Time
A discussion for all ages!!JULY 1 - We'll focus on the first three chapters: Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs.Who, and Mrs. Which JULY 8 - The Black Thing and The TesseractJULY 15 - The Happy Medium, and The Man with Red EyesJULY 22 - The Transparent Column, and ITJULY 29 - Absolute Zero, Aunt Beast, and The Foolish and the Weak
Kind Acts: The $5 Project
We took our $5 from the kindness campaign to buy toothbrushes for Jeff, Paul and Ardani's trip to Mil Milagros. To add to the effort, Sarah, Molly, Melissa and Chris each donated another $5 of their own money.                                ~ Melissa Dulla
On June 10, twenty volunteers received an envelope containing a $5 bill. The volunteers were instructed to use the $5 to do something kind: help someone in need, brighten someone's day, etc. Volunteers were then asked to share their story. We invite others to join us in the $5 Prject. Send us your stories (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and then look for these stories here in this space! 
1,000 Toothbrush Project
This summer, our family (Jeff, Paul and Ardani) will be traveling to Guatemala and will be visiting the Mil Milagros school. Margaret, the staff, and ourselves have come together to find things that we can bring to the kids. We have all decided on children's soft toothbrushes. Please help us collect 1,000 toothbrushes for the kids so we can give them out when we arrive. There will be a box in the back of the church where you can drop off your donations by July 8. Please feel free to ask us any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and thank you for your support!Many Thanks, Jeff, Paul, and Ardani Mello-Daigneault  
Summer Hymn Sing
During our summer Sunday services 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 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.  
B-SAFE needs volunteers Friday, July 13 !
B-SAFE is a partnership between the city and the diocese that provides hundreds of campers with a safe, fun, enriching, and affordable place to spend the summer! St. Paul's will be providing lunch and a Friday field trip for B-SAFE campers at St. Augustine and St. Martin in the South End July 9-13! Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to help!We especially need volunteers for the field trip to Drumlin Farm in Lincoln on Friday, July 13! To sign up, please enter your availability by clicking here.  Contact Adelaide (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions!    
Prison Ministry
As announced last Sunday, we are exploring different ways in which St. Paul's could get involved in prison ministry. The response so far has been very enthusiastic! We still have a few books available for people to borrow if they're interested: a couple copies each of The New Jim Crow, Barking to the Choir, and The Sun Does Shine. Please see Leahanne Sarlo or Pat Zifcak either before or after the 10 am service if you would like to borrow one (or more!).We plan to start meeting as a group in August; between now and then, we're looking for people who would be willing to write brief accounts of their own experiences with prison (and related) outreach. And if you have suggestions about guest speakers who might be willing to talk to the group starting in August, we'd love to hear them!For questions or suggestions about this ministry, please get in touch with Leahanne Sarlo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you would like to be kept in the loop about what we're planning, let Leahanne know, and she'll add you to the e-mail list.
Finding your next ministry
Are you new to St. Paul's and looking for a way to get involved? Have you been coming to St. Paul's for ages and need a new ministry? Consider helping with Mission Sundays!  Mission Sundays are activities that address a need in the local community, and people of all ages and all levels of abilities are welcome to attend. We hold a few Mission Sundays throughout the program year (Sept-June), such as collecting school supplies for children at B-SAFE, attending the Common Cathedral church service in the Boston Common, and collecting clothes and toys for children. If you would like to learn more about Mission Sundays, or if you have ideas for future activities, or if you would like to help organize the activities, look for more information at the end of the summer regarding a meeting time - or contact Melissa Dulla now at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Ministry Outside the Parish (M.O.P.) Grant Awards
St. Paul's Ministry Outside the Parish committee awards grants throughout the year totaling 10% of St. Paul's pledge income. MOP is pleased to announce that six organizations have been awarded grants in the most recent funding cycle. BSAFE will receive $1850 for lunches, transportation and admission for a summer field trip. Mil Milagros will receive $2000 to continue its work empowering women, feeding children and connecting families to schools in Guatemala.  The American Indian College Fund will get $2000 to support native people in the Americas to attend schools of higher education.  Ninos con Valor, a home for children in Bolivia, will receive $2000 to support children with emotional needs who live in their homes.  Finally, St. Peter's Church in Uganda is trying to build a rectory and MOP will contribute $1500 to help defray the costs.  MOP  funds local, regional and international organizations several times each year.  If you know an organization that could benefit from a small grant, please look at MOP on the St. Paul's website or contact co-chairs Tim Hintz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Matshai Motimele (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Brookline Food Pantry: Calling for Summer Volunteers!
During the summer months we can always use extra help since some of our regular volunteers are away for parts of the summer.  If you are interested in getting on our sub lists or taking on a shift for the summer, please contact Kristin at 917-880-2481 or email the Pantry at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kristin Jones, Volunteer Coordinator, Brookline Food Pantry  
Here are the shift times:Tuesday 9:30-12Tuesday 12-2:30Wednesday 2:30-4:30Wednesday 4:30-6:30Thursday 9:30-12Thursday 12-2:30Thursday 3-5 (55A Egmont Street, Brookline)Thursday 5-7 (55A Egmont Street, Brookline) 
Summer Office Hours
Our clergy will always be available for pastoral emergencies by calling the parish office at 617-566-4953 and accessing our pastoral emergency care line by pressing #6. Clergy office hours and emails are as follows:Rev. Jeff Mello: Sunday through ThursdayThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Rev. Elise Feyerherm: Sunday & Tuesday through ThursdayThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.You may contact Jill in the parish office this summer, Monday through Thursday, by calling 617-566-4953, or emailing her atThis 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..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Here's a shared poem by Stephen Parker entitled "Rainbow" as we reflect on our individual times of respite. We wish everyone cherished respite time this summer!
Rainbow
Colorful ridge
Ribbon dressing blue sky
Crystals of light reflecting hope
Respite
                                      ~ www.poetrysoup.com
Tasting Communion Bread: July 22
From July 29 through August 26 we will be using home-baked bread for the Eucharist. Why? Because on those Sundays we will be hearing from the gospel of John, chapter 6 - what is often referred to as the "Bread of Life" discourse. Baking and sharing real bread in the Eucharist dates back to the earliest gatherings of Christians, and reminds us to "taste and see that the Lord is good" (Psalm 34:8).After the Eucharist on July 22, there will be several types of communion bread for you to taste and help us decide which recipe to use. You can also sign up to bake the bread for one of the five Sundays. Taste and see that the Lord is good!
St. Paul's All Parish Retreat. Save the date!
Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30
Our annual St. Paul's All Parish Retreat will take place this year from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30 at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, NH. Our focus this year will be on the power of stories: What are the stories we keep? How do we share those stories? How do we write the story we want to live into?A meeting to reflect on this theme and share ideas for Retreat activities in general will take place after the 10 am service on July 8. Everyone is welcome to join! For more information about our All Parish Retreat, please contact Jeff Mello This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Madeleine Taylor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Maggie Taylor//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..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Serving us this week
Preacher  The Ven. Pat Zifcak  
Presider  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Assisting Clergy   The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm 
Director of Music  Andrew Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  John Ferguson 
Lectors  Paul Daigneault and Tim Hintz 
Prayers of the People  Maryann Kurkjian 
Chalice Bearers  Elisabeth Choi and E. Lorraine Baugh 
Healing Prayers  Betsy Munzer and Angie Marks 
Offering Counters  Brett Foster, Jeannie Baca, and Julie House 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: Sharlene Wing and Viva Fisher   
Greeters  John Ferguson, Tim Hintz, Maria O'Meara, and Brett Foster  
Ushers  Members of the Ushers Ministry 
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, Memorials, and Prayers 
Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Idonia Gaede, Kathryn Estes-Smargiassi, Talia Vos, Julie House, Yurika Shibata, Steve Kelley, Lilac Nguyen, Isabella Nguyen, and Ouida Foster.  Prayers   Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Alexander T., Gerke V., Deborah F., Kitty C., Fran C.,Nan C., Sue H., Marnie, Shelley, Harry B., Faye M., Sam K., Susan P., Linda C., Roger H. Sr., Anne C., Tracey G., Henry L., Maurice O., Alissa P., the O'Meara/Bransfield Families, Miriam F., Gail W., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C.
Scripture Readings 
Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43Psalm 30 (The Saint Helena Psalter)

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