Weekly Newsletter

This Sunday at St. Paul's: January 20, 2019

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 am  

Contemplative Service of Holy Communion  Sanctuary 
9:00 am  All parish intergenerational
   Martin Luther King Jr. weekend activity
Church School
Great Hall &
Lichtenberger Room
Lower Level
Lower Level
10:00 am

Holy Eucharist with Sermon  

11:15 am  Coffee Hour Great Hall  

This Week at St. Paul's

Monday, January 21            Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Parish Office Closed)

Tuesday, January 22          7:30 pm       Scripture Group            Lichtenberger Room

Wednesday, January 23    7:00 pm        Choir Rehearsal          Sanctuary

Scripture Group: January 22   

Scripture group will reconvene Tuesday January 22 from 7:30-9:00pm in the Lichtenberger Room. We'll be discussing chapter 3 in Levine's book - The Kingdom of Heaven is Like Yeast, pp.117-137. If you have questions about St. Paul's Scripture Group, please contact Leah Rugen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annual Meeting: January 27

St. Paul's Annual Meeting is scheduled for January 27, when we will gather to discuss the business of the parish and share our hopes for our next year together. We are adding final touches to the Annual Report booklet. Thank you to all ministry leaders who have submitted your 2018 report for your ministry area. There are a few reports still outstanding and our hope is that all ministry areas will be represented in our Annual Report. Last call... email your reports to Jill in the Parish Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Yoga Class on Hold for a few weeks    

Yoga on Wednesday mornings at 7am will be postponed for a few weeks as our instructor, Martha Curtis, will be recuperating at home after back surgery. The date of startup will be forthcoming.

Adult Formation

Learning from our Muslim Neighbors  

The season after Epiphany is all about light - what better way to observe the season than by working to remove the dark veil of ignorance that surrounds many of our perceptions of Islam and our Muslim neighbors? Facilitated by members of the Brookline Muslim Friends, this four-part series will cover a basic introduction to Islam, understanding the Quran, worship and prayer in the Muslim tradition, and gender roles in Islam. There will be numerous opportunities to ask questions and get to know our Muslim friends. Join us at 9am on January 27, February 3, and February 10 (January 20 will feature our regular intergenerational activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.).

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.

Beginning January 29: 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. 10 copies of the book are available in the office on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will meet in the chapel from 7 - 8:30 pm. Our first session will be January 29, focusing on "The Anglican Way of Christianity" (Chapter 1 of Walk In Love). Subsequent meetings will be on the second Tuesdays of each month.

Save the dates - Lenten House Church is coming!!

Ash Wednesday this year is March 6, and Lenten House Church is never far behind. Join us for prayer, food, and discussion at the homes of St. Paul's parishioners on Friday evenings: March 15, 22, 29, and April 5 and 12. Our topic is to be determined.

Racism Learning Group Meets February 3      

Racism Learning Group meetings are scheduled on the first Sunday of each month, following the 10am service.  Our next meeting will be Sunday, February 3.  Middle-schoolers, teens, and adults are all welcome to come reflect, learn, and grow in our understanding of racism and what we can do to respond proactively to it.

Mission Sunday Event - Common Cathedral on February 10  

It is St. Paul's turn to provide lunch for the worshipers in the outdoor Eucharist service called Common Cathedral.  We will make lunches from 9-10am. Then after church we will go downtown to the Boston Common to have lunch with Common Cathedral and participate in the church service.  If possible, please sign up to participate before February 10 with Melissa Dulla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 650-743-6745. Or speak with Melissa this Sunday at the Martin Luther King, Jr event from 9-10am.

Summit to Eliminate Racism in Brookline: February 10  

To Brookline Neighbors and Social Justice Advocates:

Join us on Sunday, February 10, from 11:30am - 4:00pm; location for the event will be forthcoming.  Please register by clicking HERE.

A number of social justice and anti-racism groups have formed to challenge persistent racism in Brookline, but much of the work is occurring in silos. This Summit aims to propel our community forward together--from learning to organizing, and from organizing to action.

Participants will:

  • Survey the strategies that residents and institutions are currently deploying, through personal, interpersonal, and institutional/structural;
  • Prioritize the issues most critical to justice and equity in Brookline;
  • Orient ourselves around action groups devoted to dogged pursuit of specific campaigns for change.

Members of existing institutions and coalitions as well as individuals with experience in anti-racism activism are encouraged to participate in the Summit. Please RSVP so we can make sure we have an appropriate space.

Serving us this week

Preacher and Presider  The Rev. Elise A. Feyerherm  
Assisting Clergy  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Director of Music and Organist  Andrew E. Clarkson 
Cello  Melissa Dulla 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Julie House 
Crucifer  Elliana Clarkson 
Torchbearers  Sarah Dulla and Viola Schultzberg 
Lectors  Margie Chapman and Judy Rice 
Chalice Bearers Betsy Munzer and Adelaide Xie 
Healing Prayers  Sharlene Wing and Martha Curtis 
Eucharistic Visitor   Maryann Kurkjian 
Altar Guild  8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian 
10:00 am: Adelaide Xie and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi   
Offering Counters  Mike Scheffler, Ayanna McPhail, and Tim Hintz 
Greeters  Brett Foster, Kate Kelley, and Melissa Dulla    
Ushers  The Ushers Team
Coffee Hour Host  The Hopkin 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 


We celebrate and remember the birthdays of Don Coleman, Laura Rutherford, Emily Bassett, Sam Kauffmann, and Andy Boral. 


We remember especially Francis E. and Betty L. Sultzman and Melvin W. and Jean K. Snover, in whose memory the altar flowers are given this week by Lydia Snover.


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., Ross K., John M., Tom C., Sona H., Miranda, Eileen and John P., Silas P., Robert R., Carolyn R., those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C., and those in the Ordination process: Tammy Hobbs Miracky and Lauren Lukason.   

Sunday Worship Bulletin for January 20, 2019.

 Please click HERE to view our worship bulletin for this coming Sunday, 1/20/19.

Scripture Readings

Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11    

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


Past Newsletters

Powered by mod LCA

Click to login to St. Paul's Realm

Don't enter user/password below for Realm.

Below is for St. Paul's website login only

Website Login


Get weekly newsletter emailed to you each week!

catchme refresh