Apr 20



This is a busy time of year.  Instead of reading my ramblings, I invite you to use your time to prayerfully consider all of the important announcements below.
See you on Sunday.
Fr. Wallace


We are honored to welcome the Rev’d Claire Woodley, Canon for Ministry Support for the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, as our guest preacher next Sunday, April 22.  She will be guiding St. Paul’s through its search process.  Please give her a proper St. Paul’s welcome.  You may read more about Canon Woodley at:



Saturday, April 28, 2:00-4:00, in the Library 

Our next prayer day is coming soon.  The last one was very successful—called “transformative” by one person—and we hope more people will join us this time.  Lilo Carr Rivera will again lead the group through types of prayer in a workshop/practicum experience.  This prayer day is offered as part of Bishop Provenzano’s Covenant of Prayer.  This time the group will explore:

  • The Body Fantastic—The body has been much maligned in historical Christianity.  Hairshirts, fasting and other mortifications of the flesh abound.  Learn how to systematically bring your entire physical self into the presence of God with gentle compassion.
  • Iggy's Way of Prayer—Use all 5 senses to come face-to-face with Jesus!  St. Ignatus of Loyala’s technique for engaging scripture capitalizes on our incarnated selves to bring us vividly into scripture and the presence of Christ.

If want to hear more about this, you may speak to any of participants from the last Prayer Day:  Fr. Wallace, Rufus Hallmark, Sandy Miller, Nick Mancino, Ben Ellis, and Marlene Donnelly. 


1:00 pm, Sunday, April 29 (right after Coffee Hour) 

Ever wonder why we do the things we do at mass?  Why we cross ourselves when we do and stand and sit when we do?  What’s happening at the altar during the Eucharistic Prayer?  What all the vestments are about? Why do we use incense?  Now is your chance.  Fr. Wallace is conducting an Instructed Eucharist, sometimes called a “teaching mass,” on Sunday afternoon, April 29, right after Coffee Hour.  We will walk through all the parts of the service, explain what it’s all about, and answer all of your questions.  Please plan to join us.



If you have a child who is seven years old (perhaps as young as six) and you think your child is ready to make his/her First Communion, now is the time.  There are several ways to go about preparing for First Communion, but the first step is to find out how many families are interested and to get organized.  Please contact Fr. Wallace by e-mail if you are interested in First Communion.



May 4th Deadline 

The Sunday School kids will be doing their annual letter writing campaign over the next few weeks.  The kids will write letters to anyone who might want to receive a little note in the mail to brighten their day.  Maybe you know someone who is sick, or feeling a little lonely, or who would just like a little note to brighten his or her day (who wouldn't?!)  If you know anyone who would enjoy a note from the Sunday School kids, please provide his or her name and address to Jean Del Colliano, at jdelcolliano@yahoo.com.  If there are any instructions that Jean should keep in mind for the letter, please be sure to include that information (i.e., if the person is sick, please let us know so we'll make it a get well card soon, etc.).  Please provide Jean this information by May 4, 2018



St Paul's Knitting & Crafting Circle will convene again for the next four Sundays following Sunday Service through 2PM, on April 8, 15, 22 and 29.  All skill levels are welcome—come for basic instruction or just the sharing of techniques.  Bring a project you are working on of some yarn and needles to start. Beginners are advised to have worsted, bulky weight yarns and (US) needles size 6 to 10.  A light lunch of soup and bread will be available.



The Sunday School children are excited to announce that St. Paul's successfully raised $126 dollars from the lemonade/iced tea stand for St. Jude's Children's Hospital!  Thank you to everyone for your support and donations for this wonderful cause!



Fr. Wallace will be away from the parish Tuesday through Thursday, May 1-3, to attend the annual LI Diocesan Clergy Conference in Riverhead.  He will be available by phone and e-mail.



Friday, May 4th 

There are a number of Star Wars fans in the St. Paul’s family, so we are organzing a Star Wars movie night on May 4, which is International Stars Wars Day (if you’re not sure why May 4th is International Star Wars Day, just keeping saying “May the fourth” over and over to yourself, and it will come to you).  If you are interested, please contact Fr. Wallace so that we can get a head count for food, etc.  We will watch the latest movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, recently released on DVD, and then spend time discussing (and arguing about) it.  This event is co-sponsored by Fr. Wallace, Michael Eckblad, and all Force-Sensitives and Force-Users everywhere (We’re not that weird, honest.  It’ll be fun).



  • Thursday, May 10, 7:30 pm, Brooklyn Deanery Celebration, High Mass of the Ascension at Christ Church, Cobble Hill.
  • Thursday, June 3, 7:30, Brooklyn Deanery Celebration of Corpus Christi, Solemn Evensong and Benedictionat Christ Church, Cobble Hill; Guest Preacher, Fr. Sean Wallace, St. Paul’s Carroll Street.

236 and 238 PRESIDENT STREET ARE SAVED! (at least for now)

We are happy to announce that the historic buildings at 236 and 238 President Street have been “calendared” by the Landmarks Preservation Commission which means that the issue of landmarking these buildings has been added to the LPC’s calendar for discussion.  In the meantime, the buildings cannot be demolished.  Many thanks to everyone from the St. Paul’s community who contacted their local representatives and who showed up at the press conference/public meeting last month to advocate for preserving these buildings.  They are truly historic and deserve preservation, regardless of the impact the demolition and construction would have on Carroll Gardens generally and on St. Paul’s specifically (although all the better for us).  For more information on the history of these buildings, see the article in The Brooklyn Eagle: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2018/4/6/landmarks-preservation-



It’s not too late! 

Episcopal Charities provides the funding needed to establish, nurture, and fund parish-based ministries and strategic community partnerships which affirm the dignity of all people.  With your gift to Episcopal Ministries, you join others who are living out the Gospel—feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger and caring for our neighbors as if for Christ.  Information packets and donation/pledge envelopes are available in the back of the church.  You may read more about the EMLI project and donate on line at:  www.episcopalchurch.org/ministries.



The Fourth Sunday of Easter, traditional called “Good Shepherd Sunday”

  • Solemn High Mass: 11:00 AM
  • Sunday's Appointed Readings and Homily
    • The First Reading—Acts 4:5-12
    • Psalm 23
    • The Epistle—1 John 3:16-24
    • The Gospel—John 10:11-18
    • Sermon—The Rev’d Canon Clarie Woodley
  • Music
    • Prelude:  Sheep may safely graze, from Cantata 208—J.S. Bach
    • Entrance Hymn:  “At the Lamb’s high feast we sing,” Salzburg, #174
    • Offertory Anthem:  “What wondrous love is this,” arr. Shaw/Parker
    • Communion Hymn:  “The Lord my God my Shepherd is, Crimond, #663
    • Dismissal Hymn:  “My Shepherd will supply my need,” Resignation, #664
    • Postlude:  Allegro Marziale, from Six Organ Pieces—Frank Bridge

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
718-625-4126  •  email: info@stpaulscarrollst.org  •  Donate
The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim  
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist

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