The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, August 16, 2015
SUNDAY'S APPOINTED MASS READINGS: Proverbs 9:1-6; John 6: 51-58; Preaching: Fr. Griffith. And remember! After mass special Italian ice cream deserts will be served in celebration of Saturday’s Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Later, at 4:00 on Sunday afternoon, all are invited to Christ Church at Clinton and Kane for Solemn Evensong of the BVM followed by a BBQ. See below for particulars and RSVP information.
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE TREASURER
MID-YEAR GIVING STATEMENTS have been generated via Realm and were emailed out this past Tuesday. In that email, there is also a link to initiate an individual profile in our St. Paul's account. This will enable you to track your giving in between quarterly statements. If you did not receive your statement via email, and would like to join the party, please send your email address to Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you did receive the email but would prefer paper statements, you can send an email to Lori and she will change your preferences. Just a reminder, St. Paul's will never ask you to email sensitive information, including any login or password information. Paper statements will be available after mass this Sunday, the 16th.
FOOD DRIVE: Throughout the summer months, bins to receive non-perishable food items are placed in the rear of the church. Items collected will help restock the pantry shelves of First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn Heights.
SUMMERTIME TEAM UPDATES
TEAM KITCHEN: Team Kitchen is closing in on the finish line! New counter tops are being installed. The restroom floor work is nearing completion. Nice work!
TEAM EXTERIOR: Exterior work on our fence and doors began last Saturday, and now the wooden doors have received proper care and a new protective finish. Some iron work, scraping, and painting has begun on the fencing. If you’d like to help, please contact Doug Munson at 917-513-8112.
TEAM BASEMENT: This past week Team Basement removed more non-usable items, and re-ordered the shelving so as to make stowage space more convenient to the various parish guilds that make use of the space.
WHILE WORK IS IN PROGRESS the Hall and Church continue to be used daily for parish and community-service meetings. The only thing “lagging behind” is donations! Please encourage your family and friends to help this team meet its goal in order that St. Paul’s may better serve.
CHOOSE A TEAM: GET INSPIRED. Did you choose a team yet? We are hoping everyone will participate in some way. There are 4 Teams: Basement, Kitchen, Rectory, and Exterior. For more information about each team's project and the many ways you can help, check out www.gofundme.com/stpauls
Summertime activities – Mark your calendars:
THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, FERRAGOSTO ICE CREAMS SERVED AT COFFEE HOUR– Come join us for this cool Italian dessert tradition in celebration of the Assumption of the BVM.
EVENSONG of the BVM, followed by BBQ at Christ Church – On Sunday afternoon, August 16, all are invited to Christ Church at the corner of Clinton and Kane Streets for 4:00 p.m. Solemn Evensong of the Blessed Virgin Mary, followed by a BBQ in their garden. If you would like to attend the BBQ, please RSVP at 718-624-0083, Suggested Donation: Adults $10; Children $5. Members of all area (Deanery) Episcopal Churches are invited.
FALL RUMMAGE SALE—September 12. Donations will be received beginning Sunday, August 30. And remember, due to new recycling laws we must ask that NO ELECTRONIC devices be donated.
END SUMMER AT A CHURCH SUPPER! Mark your calendars now for the first of our new concept in totally comforting Church Suppers to be prepared and served to the public out of Team Kitchen’s finished renovation! Ken Schwartz and Keith Edwards will delight all pallets longing for that good ol’ church food on Friday night, September 25. The cheep price will also delight, but the funds raised will help pay for the renovation! Invite your friends to join you on these totally kool and “out-of-the-box” wholesome nights in Brooklyn.
SUMMER’S LAST JAZZ@MASS SUNDAY is planned for September 27. Come send out our Summer Season’s Low Mass Sundays with a bang as our own Willie Martinez and his professional jazz musician friends offer their art to the Glory of God in a decidedly sacred context. (Our fall schedule begins on October 4, with Solemn Mass sung at 11:00 a.m.).
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
718-625-4126 • email: email@example.com • Donate
Rector: The Reverend Peter Cullen | Music Director: Vince Peterson