Weekly Newsletter
This Sunday at St. Paul's: August 13, 2017
 8:00 am:        Holy Eucharist with Reflection (Chapel)                  
10:00 am        Holy Baptism and Eucharist with Sermon (Sanctuary)

11:15 am        Coffee Hour (Courtyard)
11:30 am        All-Parish Retreat Planning Meeting (Lichtenberger Room)
REMINDER:   There is no nursery/childcare available during worship services for the month of August. 
  • All-Parish Retreat Planning Meeting: If you would like to help us plan this year's retreat and/or have ideas or suggestions to contribute, please join us after the 10am worship service this coming Sunday in the Lichtenberger Room. We hope to see you there!
This Week at St. Paul's
Monday, August 14:         7:00 am    Yoga (Lichtenberger Room)
Wednesday, August 16    7:00 pm     Capital Campaign Renovations Budget Mtg. (Great Hall)         
Staff Vacation Time
Jill Seiler-Moon, our parish administrator, will return from vacation on Thursday, August 17.  The Wednesday noon deadline will remain the same for submitting articles to the weekly electronic calendar/newsletter in Jill's absence. Please send articles for submission to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
St. Paul's All-Parish Retreat: September 29 to October 1

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!
                                                                                                                  Parcheesi with St. Paul  
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, working electronics (with power cords) and furniture to the Great Hall any time from Sunday September 3 on. We can accept some early drop offs if necessary. Contact Steve in advance.Special note regarding electronics donations: Before donating any electronic items or small appliances, please make sure they are in good working order, and that all related accessories are packed together, especially power cords (place power cords in ziploc bags labeled with the matching appliance name). We want to avoid having our volunteers spend extra time on rechecking appliances, or worse, selling something that doesn't work!
Serving us this week
Presider and Preacher  The Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello 
Director of Music and Organist   Andrew E. Clarkson 
Verger  Kendall Gray 
Server  Julia Boral 
Crucifer  Kendall Gray 
Lectors                                     Matshai Motimele and Kristen Renaud 
Healing Prayers     Angie Marks and Martha Curtis 
Chalice Bearers  Beverly Estes-Smargiassi and John Ferguson 
Vestry Representatives  Barbie Maniscalco, Alan Fried, and Leah Rugen  
Altar Guild 8:00 am: Ann Colageo
10:00 am: John Ferguson and Michael Scheffler   
Greeters      John Ahonen, Judy Rice, Bev Estes-Smargiassi, and Kate Kelley  
Ushers  Sam Scott, Robert Burke, Walter Mucha,
Hanako Norton, Jeannie Baca ,and Ben Norton   
Coffee Hour Hosts Brett and Ouida Foster 
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
Celebrations  We remember and celebrate the birthdays of Adam Wing, Mike Scheffler, Dorothy Smith, Katherine Holding, and Tim O'Brien, and we celebrate the baptism of Shiva Vikram Mattheus Parikh and proud parents Jeannette and Vikram.
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 19:9-18; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33
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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