Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: July 30, 2017
 8:00 am:        Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  
10:00 am        Holy Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:15 am        Coffee Hour (Courtyard)   
This Week at St. Paul's: Check out our next Yoga Class !
Monday, July 31:         7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
See all the FUN we're having !! 
Thank You with Love, from The Rev. Amanda March
Staff Vacation Time
Rev. Jeff Mello will begin vacation on July 29 and return on Sunday, August 13. If you have a pastoral concern during this time that requires an immediate response from the clergy, please call 617-566-4953 to access our pastoral emergency care line at X309.   
Summer Hymn Sing

During our summer Sunday services (June 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 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. 
Traveling "FLAT ST. PAUL"...Where are You?

Please remember to take FLAT ST. PAUL with you during your travels this summer. He's available at the ushers table in the back of the sanctuary. Post him on our Facebook page or send your travel information into the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll post it for you. Safe travels!
Spiritual Book Group: August 22
The Spiritual  Book Group will gather again on Tuesday, August 22 from 7:30-9 pm in the Lichtenberger Room to discuss Paul Kalanithi's  "When Breath Becomes Air."  All are welcome!  Our purpose is to grow closer to God and one another through gathering to look at works about spirituality.  Questions or suggestions?!  Please contact Barbie Maniscalco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Yard Sale is Coming up on September 9! Plan Ahead!
The annual GIANT St Paul's yard sale is scheduled for Saturday September 9. Volunteers will be needed for sorting and set-up the week before (Monday through Friday night), all day Saturday, including clean up folks later that afternoon and evening.Contact Stephen Estes-Smargiassi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or 617-522-0572 or the
church office to sign up. Of course, we're looking for your stuff as well. Stockpile now, and bring books, clothes, toys, household goods, electronics and furniture to the Great Hall any time from Sunday September 3 on.
St. Paul's All Parish Retreat: September 29 to October 1
St. Paul's All Parish Retreat this year will be at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in New Hampshire from September 29 to October 1. Our theme this year will be: Drinking from the Well: Paths toward Spiritual Renewal and Refreshment. A meeting to reflect on the Retreat theme and share ideas for Retreat activities will be scheduled soon. In the meantime, If you already know you would like to help with the Retreat this year, please be in touch with Jeff Mello (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Madeleine Taylor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Thanks!
Serving us this week
Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Matthew Kruger 
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew E. Clarkson 
Server  John Ferguson 
Crucifer  Mike Scheffler 
Lectors                                     Kate Kelley and E. Lorraine Baugh 
Prayers of the People  Maryann Kurkjian 
Healing Prayers     Betsy Munzer and Beverly Estes-Smargiassi 
Chalice Bearers  Julia Boral and Roger House 
Vestry Representatives  Steve Kelley, Leah Rugen, Julie House, and Tim Hintz 
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Maryann Kurkjian
10:00 am:  The Altar Guild Team 
Greeters      The Greeters Team 
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha,
Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Hosts Wendy Luk 
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. 
Memorials, Celebrations, and Prayers
We remember and celebrate the birthdays of John Sisson, David Toomey, Misir Hopkin, Linda Sanches, Casey Gabryelski, and Kathleen Campbell.
Maria P., Don S., Linda S., Jennifer L., Felina R., the Children and Staff of Mil Milagros, Gladys J., Tim G., Camille J-F, Debra, Janet R., David F., Kendall G., Ruth R., Paul, Alexander T., Annette W., Maryann T., Gerke V., Kim L., Lavinia J., Deborah F., Charles O., Gerry O., Jackie S., Kitty C., Betty K., Alissa P., Jane K.,
Whitney, Erika, Susan P., Abigail B-L, Laura S., Carolyn B., Fran C., Nan C., and those in the military: Lucas S., Hana L., and Jamie C. 
Scripture Readings
 1 Kings 3:5-12 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 
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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