A happy and holy Easter to all and to each! I am loathe to try and list all the people who should be thanked for their hard work lest anyone be left out, but suffice it to say that dozens of people worked very hard―some for several weeks ahead―to make our Holy Week worshipful and successful, both for the benefit of St. Paul’s and to the glory of Almighty God. Sacristans, flower organizers and arrangers, servers, ushers, musicians, decorators, and Coffee Hour and Vigil Repast organizers and hosts all deserve our most heartfelt gratitude. And I would be remiss if I not offer a special thank you to Peter Batchelder, our Organ Technician, for coming out on Easter Sunday morning to “save us from us from the time of trial.” May God continue to bless all of you as He has so graciously blessed St. Paul’s through you!
See you at Mass,
FR. WALLACE AWAY
Fr. Wallace will be away from the parish next Thursday afternoon, May 2, through Saturday evening, May 4, at the Immaculate Conception Seminary attending the next session of the Diocesan Congregational Development Institute. He will also be away Tuesday, May 7, through Thursday, May 9, in Glen Cove at the Diocesan Clergy Retreat.
ST. PAUL’S STAR WARS MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, May 4th
Announcing our 2nd Annual 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). 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). WATCH FOR DETAILS!
THE BEST FLEA MARKET IN BROOKLYN IS COMING FOR ONE DAY ONLY!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 18th from 10 am to 3 pm.
WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF:
good, usable, clean, unbroken, and non-electronic items
Non-upholstered and portable furniture
Books in good condition
Washed and wearable* clothes for all ages
*We cannot use any clothing that is too worn or stained because no one wants it! Please take these items to our local textile recycling area at the Carroll Street Sunday Green Market.
THIS IS AN ALL-PARISH EVENT AND HERE ARE WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
Volunteer to help set up on Wednesday through Friday, May 15th-17th. Times to be posted in the Parish Hall.
Volunteer to help at the Flea Market and the St. Paul’s Table in Carroll Gardens Park on Saturday.
Provide something for the bake sale. This is especially helpful if you cannot volunteer otherwise.
Make a donation to the Flea Market.
Invite your friends and neighbors!
UPCOMING CONCERT: Sleep With Open Eyes—Park Slope Singers
3:00 pm, Sunday, May 19
Music from the 12th, 20th & 21st centuries, including compositions by Hildegard von Bingen, Arvo Pärt, and Grammy classical composition nominees Eric Whitacre and Mason Bates. Timothy Parson, Music Director; Balint Varga, piano; Tickets: $15; $10 for students and seniors; Information and advanced tickets: parkslopesingers.org.
LENTEN FOOD DRIVE SUCCESS!
The Sunday School kids would like to report that the Lenten food drive was a huge success!! They were able to donate quite a lot of food to the First Presbyterian Church's food pantry. Our friends at First Presbyterian were incredibly thankful for St. Paul's generosity. And the children of St. Paul's did a great job stocking all the shelves! Thanks to everyone who donated and helped to make the Lenten food drive such a success!
RECTOR SEARCH IS OPEN!
Deadline for applications is May 15th.
Our information will not only be published on the national Church database, but also has been made available on the new and improved St. Paul's website, stpaulscarrollst.org. You're encouraged to look at the Parish Profile, which can be found by clicking on the "Rector Search" button. If you know a qualified clergy person who you think would be a good match for St. Paul's, please reach out to them and ask them to apply.
CONTACTING THE SEARCH COMMITTEE
In the course of the Search Committee presentation on the status and process of the rector search at the parish Annual Meeting on January 27, the Committee offered interested parishioners a tool to reach out to it regarding any concerns they might wish to voice related to the search. If you want to provide your suggestions or comments, please contact us at email@example.com.
PRAYERS FOR ST. PAUL’S DURING THE TRANSITION AND RECTOR SEARCH
As you read the Eblast each week, it is a good opportunity to take 30 seconds and offer a prayer for St. Paul’s during its transition and for the members of the Search Committee. Prayers to that effect will be included each week in the Eblast.
For St. Paul’s:
Almighty and everliving God, Ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind with your holy Church: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Search Committee:
Direct the Search Committee, O Lord, in all their doings with thy most gracious favor, and further them with thy continual help; that in all their works begun, continued, and ended in thee, they may glorify thy Holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THIS COMING SUNDAY: April 28, 2019
The Second Sunday after Easter, traditionally known as “Low Sunday”
Appointed Readings and Sermon
The First Reading—Acts 5:27-32
For the Epistle—Revelation 1:4-8
The Gospel—John 20:19-31
Sermon: Fr. Wallace
Mass Setting: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena―Healy Willan
Aria, Op. 51―Flor Peeters
Hymn at the Entrance: “Hail the day that sees him rise,” Hymnal, 214
Hymn at the Offertory: “Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor,” Hymnal, 307
Hymn at Communion: “Alleluia, Alleluia,” Hymnal, 178
Hymn at Dismissal: “That Easter day with joy was bright,” Hymnal, 193
Organ Postlude: “Cortège” from Trois Improvisations―Louis Vierne
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
718-625-4126 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Donate
The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist