Aug 20



The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 23, 2015

  • SUNDAY'S APPOINTED MASS READINGS: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; John 6: 56-69; Preaching: The Rector. 


  • 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. 
  • SERVICE TO OUR SENIOR CENTER: This week our parish musician, Vince Peterson, performed his last afternoon “entertainment” for clients of our local Eileen Dugan Senior Citizen Center.  We are happy that our parish was able in this small way to bring some extra joy to some of our neighbors.
  • PARISH HALL USE BY NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS:  St. Paul’s provides use of its space as a forum for local citizens and organizations to share and discuss matters of common concern.  These meetings begin with a formal statement making clear that views expressed at these meetings do not necessarily reflect those of the parish.  Additionally, our space is used daily (often more than once) for 12 step programs, and on occasion to arts groups who present concerts, etc.  By sharing our space, St. Paul’s can serve the life of our neighborhood. Note, for example, these two upcoming “public meetings” scheduled to be held here.  All are welcome.
    ASSOCIATION OF IRANIAN-AMERICANS:  Tuesday, August 25: 7:30 p.m.  Ray Kafi of the Association of Iranian-Americans will speak from his perspective as a former prisoner and encourage positive attention to his Association’s rally to be held on Sept. 28.
    COMMUNITY BOARD 6, SOLARIZE BROOKLYN—A CB 6 Special Projects Presentation:  September 8, exact (evening) time TBA. CB6’s first presentation here was such a success that they have arranged this 2nd!  The information shared at this meeting pertains to the ma
  • tter of solar panel energy possibilities for area Brooklyn properties.


  • TEAM KITCHEN:  Team Kitchen’s major work is done!  The old rotting floor has been replaced, a new counter top and sink have been installed.  Even the restroom has a new floor, sink, and changing station.  Now the “pretty” work of fresh paint can begin.   
  • TEAM EXTERIOR:  Exterior work on our fence and wooden doors is in process.  The doors are finished, and an iron monger has fixed areas of broken fencing.  Some scraping, and painting has begun on the fencing.  If you’d like to help, please contact Doug Munson at
  • TEAM BASMENT:  Done!  Now it is up to the rest of us to keep it all clean and orderly!
  • 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 


Summertime activities – Mark your calendars: 

  • ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE will be on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Donations will be received beginning Sunday, August 30. Due to new recycling laws we must ask that NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES be donated. We need volunteers to help set up Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11 from 5 – 8 pm. Kids, come and offer your artistic skills and advertise for our rummage sale by creating beautiful sidewalk art starting at 9 am on Saturday, September 12.   
  • 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.
  • CHOIR DAY-LONG RETREAT SEPTEMBER 26  In anticipation of our return to full choral masses on October 4, the choir gathers for a day of rehearsing the fall’s scheduled anthems, etc.  Are you interested in lending your voice to the Parish Choir?  Ask to speak with Vince Peterson.
  • SUMMER’S LAST JAZZ@MASS SUNDAY, 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.). 
  • ARE YOU UP FOR A HIKE?  If you would like to join fellow parishioners on a crisp fall's day-hike in the nearby Catskills on Saturday, October 3, please ask to speak with either Jennie or Sam Kessler, or contact the parish office. "The whole earth is filled with His glory!"

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
718-625-4126  •  email:  •  Donate
Rector: The Reverend Peter Cullen  |  Music Director: Vince Peterson

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