Please continue to consider prayerfully your contributions to this summer project. More information about the specifics of the projects are available on the back table. The total cost of the project is $30,000. We need to raise $15, 000, which will then be matched by two generous St. Paul’s families. Some money has already come in. St. Paul’s belongs to everyone, and we need everyone’s help.
FATHER WALLACE SCHEDULE IN AUGUST
Monday-Friday, 8/6-8/10, in New Haven, CT, attending the annual conference of the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists, which I serve as Vice-President.
Friday-Sunday, 8-10-8/12, at St. Paul's.
Monday-Friday, 8/13-8/17, in Florida visiting my parents (sort of a vacation).
Friday-Friday, 8/17-8/24, here, but on "stay-cation" (I like the term “non voyage” better)
I will be available by phone and e-mail while I am away, but if you experience a pastoral emergency, please contact Deacon Tony Bowen or Fr. Lau at Christ Church, Cobble Hill: 718-624-0083.
NEW EXPANDED OPEN DOOR SCHEDULE
St. Paul’s is expanding its important Open Door ministry to include Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in addition to the regular time on Saturdays, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This is simply a time when the church is open for anyone to stop by to pray, to meditate or just to look around, and it is also a critically important ministry. You would be surprised how many of our neighbors think St. Paul's is closed! The new evening times show that we are indeed open and vital. We have a beautiful space, as you well know, and this gives people the chance to stick their heads for a few minutes to look around. Several of your fellow parishioners were brought to St. Paul's because the church was open and they just dropped in, and there are many, many stories of people who found solace and comfort at St. Paul's because the church was open when they needed God the most.
Please consider volunteering to sit in the church during one of the Open Door times. For more information, please contact Sandy Miller, and she will be glad to tell you stories from the Open Door program and sign you up.
DEANERY CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
This Sunday, Solemn Evensong, Sunday, August 12, 4:00 pm
Christ Church Cobble Hill and St. Paul’s are co-hosting the Brooklyn Deanery’s celebration of the Feast of the Assumption with Solemn Evensong at Christ Church. This will be followed by a community BBQ, to which everyone is invited. The guest preacher is The Rev’d John Shirley, Assistant Priest at St. Luke’s and St. Matthew’s, in Clinton Hill.
AUGUST PRAYER DAY
Saturday, August 25, 2:00 pm—4:00 pm
Please plan to join us for the next Prayer Day, again led by Lilo Carr Rivera, in a workshop/practicum learning environment. These Prayer Days are part of our Prayer Covenant with Bishop Provenzano. More information about the Prayer Covenant may be found on the back table in the church.
Sunday, August 26th, 10:00 am
The second of our two summer Jazz@Mass services in August 26. This has become an annual favorite both with parishioners and in the neighborhood, so please plan to join us. Parishioner Willie Martinez is again coordinating the musicians for the popular and well-attended event.
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: O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, we beseech thee, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see light,, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Search Committee: Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with the Search Committee as they take counsel together for the renewal and mission of St. Paul’s. Teach them in all things to seek first thy honor and glory. Guide them to perceive what is right, and grant them both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THIS COMING SUNDAY
August 12, 2018: The 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday's Appointed Readings and Homily
The First Reading—2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
Epistle— Ephesians 4:25-5:2
The Gospel—John 6:35, 41-51
Sermon—Lilo Carr Rivera
Entrance Hymn: “O day of radiant gladness,” Hymnal, 48
Offertory Hymn: “O food to pilgrims given,” Hymnal, 309
Hymn at Communion: “And now, O Father, mindful of the love,” Hymnal, 335
Hymn at the Dismissal: “Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing,” Hymnal, 334
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
718-625-4126 • email: email@example.com • Donate
The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist