Aug 27



The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 30, 2015

  • SUNDAY'S APPOINTED MASS READINGS: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9;  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23; Preaching: The Rev. Nell B. Archer. 


  • 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. 
  • 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 matter 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 continues.  The doors are almost finished (one more coat), and an iron monger has fixed areas of broken fencing.  Some scraping, and painting has begun on the fencing.  The team will meet this Saturday starting at 10:00.  If you’d like to help, please contact Doug Munson at dmunson11217@gmail,com.
  • TEAM BASEMENT:  The major work is done!  Much of the garbage and trash has been removed, and important items have been organized on shelves arranged according to the various groupings of items and the groups that use them.  Team Basement now has a threefold focus: 1) preparation for the Sept. 12 Rummage Sale, 2) final cleaning and organizing, and 3) keeping watch that we continually keep it clean, safe, 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


Late Summertime / Early Fall activities – Mark your calendars: 

  • ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE will be on Saturday, September 12, 2015.  September 12.  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.
  • ST. FRANCIS GUILD - Following mass on September 6th, Guild organizers Keith Edwards, Marlene Donnelly, and Jean Griffo, will be meeting to plan the Guild's fall activities.  All interested parishioners are welcome to join them as they meet in the front pews of the church following a cup of coffee.  The St Francis Guild is a newly formed guild at St Paul's church, organizing to help the parish focus on thoughtful stewardship of God's Creation.
  • END SUMMER AT A CHURCH SUPPER!  Mark Friday, September 25, on 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.  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.
  • GUILD OF ACOLYTES PRE-SEASON REHEARSAL SEPTEMBER 26  All those who serve at the altar will gather for a day of study and rehearsing prior to our return to Solemn Mass ceremonial at 11:00 on October 4.  The rehearsal will begin in the Church on Saturday, September 26, at 11:00 a.m., will include lunch, and will end at 2:00 p.m.  Are you interested in serving at the altar?  We need children, youth, and adult volunteers.  Ask to speak with Harold Wendglinsky or the Rector.
  • 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, (rain date: October 10), please ask to speak with either Jennie or Sam Kessler, or contact the parish office.  "The whole earth is filled with His glory!"
  • FALL SCHEDULE RETURNS THE FIRST SUNDAY IN OCTOBER - Mass at 11:00;  Sunday School at 9:45.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
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Rector: The Reverend Peter Cullen  |  Music Director: Vince Peterson

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