April 5



See you at Mass,
Fr. Wallace


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The Sunday School students will be doing their annual letter writing campaign soon.  They will write notes of encouragement, friendly greetings, get well soon cards, or other similar cards to anyone who could use a little note to brighten their day.  If you know anyone who might like to receive a letter from the Sunday School children, please let Jean Del Colliano  know by no later than Friday, April 5.  Please provide Jean with the name of the person, his or her address, and the type of note (e.g., if the person needs a get well card, or if he or she just wants a friendly greeting).  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Jean.



Please find in this Sunday’s bulletin the envelopes for Easter flowers. This is your voluntary gift in thanksgiving for the Resurrection of Our Lord and to help decorate St. Paul’s for the Easter. Envelopes may be placed in the collection plate or mailed to the church. If you would like to donate flowers in memory of someone or in thanksgiving, please print clearly on the envelope.  Checks should be made payable to St. Paul’s Church.



The Hospitality Guild needs your help!  Easter Sunday is our biggest day of the year with as many as 300 people in attendance.  Please help by bringing a dish for Coffee Hour and cleaning up afterwards.  If you cannot attend on Easter Sunday, you may drop your dish off in the days beforehand.  You may coordinate with JillEllyn Riley if you have any questions.


Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Help spruce up St. Paul’s for Holy Week and Easter at our annual All-Parish Work Day.  We always have lots of visitors during Holy Week and on Easter Day, so we want St. Paul’s to look it’s best.  Many hands make for light work.  Lunch provided.  This annual event is another way for us to get to know each other better.  Pat Faw is coordinating.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall, and Marlene Donnelly will be “recruiting” volunteers at Coffee Hour.  Thanks for your service to St. Paul’s!


CONCERT THIS SUNDAY: The New Consort, 3:00 pm

Subtler than Light: Music of the Dow Partbooks 

Tickets: $20 advance, $30 door, $10 students; more information here


Continues this Sunday, 1:00 pm, in the Library  

The debate continues!  Our Lenten Discussion Forum has been very successful, lots of passionate and energetic discussion!  There is still time for you join us.  The subject of the ways in which Christians enact their faith in a political world. Everyone and all political viewpoints are welcome and encouraged to attend.  


April 14th, Palm Sunday is photo day.  Kathy Lord will be here after mass to take more excellent photos of your lovely faces. So, if you are not already featured on the photoboard in the Parish Hall or would like to update your picture, please be sure to join us at Coffee Hour on Palm Sunday.


Don’t forget to play! 

What better way to explore the mystery of our faith than a head-to-head popularity contest? Lent Madness is an engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints. Following an elimination bracket format, a group of 32 saints have been selected, and each week participants vote for their favorite saint in a one-on-one match up.  For example, one week might have "St. Francis vs. St. Antony” or “St. Joseph vs. St. Benedict.”  Every week the votes are tallied and the winning saint proceeds to the next round until a single saint is left.  The “official “voting will be done on the Lent Madness Facebook page, and we will be putting up a poster in the Parish hall to track the progress over the Lent Period.  You can participate by just checking out the board as it’s updated every week, or you can really commit and buy an official Lent Madness Scorecard booklet for $5 (all proceeds go to St. Paul’s).  The scorecard booklet contains bios of the saints and a personal scorecard.  For the really enthusiastic, you can predict the outcomes of all the match ups beforehand and compare your picks with the actual results.  Lent Madness is published by Forward Movement, a publisher of books associated with the Episcopal Church.  You can visit Lentmadness.org and forwardmovement.org to learn even more. 


The Sunday School invites you to bring donations for their annual Lenten food drive.  Beginning Sunday, March 6.  Bins will be available back of the church throughout Lent to receive your donations.  As usual, the food will be donated to the food pantry at First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights.  The children will deliver the food and stock the shelves on Good Friday.  Of particular need are the following foods: peanut butter, tuna fish, Vienna sausage, canned vegetables, apple sauce, pasta, rice and canned soup. Please make sure that the donations are unopened and have not expired.  If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with Jean Del Colliano.  As always, thank you for your generous donations, and please take the opportunity to thank the Sunday School kids for their dedication and hard work.


An extensive Library of over 2500 books on the Bible, theology, ethics, prayer, liturgy, history, music and literature, located on the second floor of the Rectory, is available to parishioners.  The collection is systematically organized and labeled.  A guide to the arrangement on the shelves is posted, and all you need do is sign out books on the sheet of paper provided.  If you have books you’d like to contribute to the collection, please speak to Fr. Garenton or merely deposit them in the Library on the top shelf to your left as you enter, and they will be catalogued.  It’s not just a meeting room, it’s actually a Library, your Library!


It is traditional for Christians to make their Confessions during Lent. If you have made your Confession before, simply schedule a time with Fr. Wallace. Confession is a spiritually fulfilling Lenten Discipline, drawing you closer to God. For those who have never made their Confession, or have not done so for many years, some instruction is required in order to prepare properly. Please see Fr. Wallace.


April 20 Deadline for Discount

Eleven people have already committed to St. Paul’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land, January 20th―29th, 2020.  Won’t you join us?!   There is a $100 discount if you put down at $350 deposit by April 20th.  
We are using using Nick Mancino’s company Journey’s Unlimited.  Please see the poster in the Parish Hall and the flyers on the back table for details.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for experience a life-changing event.  Please don’t miss it!  Ask Fr. Wallace or Nick Gjeca if you have any questions.


  • April 14, Palm Sunday―11:00 am, Solemn High Mass, Blessing of Palms and Palm Procession 
  • April 18, Maundy Thursday―7:30 pm, Mass; followed by the Watch Before the Altar of Repose
  • April 19, Good Friday
    • 12:00 pm (noon)―Mass of the Pre-Sanctified
    • 5:30 pm―Stations of the Cross for designed for families
  • April 20, Easter Vigil―7:30 pm, Solemn High Mass
    (Easter Repast in the Library following mass)
  • April 21, Easter Day―11:00 am, Solemn High Mass of Easter


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.  


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 search@stpaulscarrollst.org.


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.


The Fifth Sunday in Lent

  • Appointed Readings and Sermon
    • The First Reading—Isaiah 43:16-21
    • Psalm 126
    • Epistle—Philippians 3:4b-14
    • The Gospel—John 12:1-8
    • Sermon:  Fr. Wallace
  • Music
    • Mass Setting: Merbecke
    • Hymn at the Entrance: “Let thy Blood in mercy poured,” Hymnal, 313
    • Offertory Anthem: Drop, Drop Slow Tears—Frank Scherer
    • Hymn at Communion: “And now, O Father, mindful of the love,” Hymnal, 337
    • Hymn at the Dismissal: “Lord, whose love through humble service,” Hymnal, 610

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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