Everyone has heard by now, I think, that I had the flu most of last week and into last weekend. I haven’t been that sick in years (I haven’t had the flu in at least a decade), and it was a comfort to have so many of you offer to help and to check in to see if I needed anything. A special thanks to the soup-and-orange-juice brigade who braved the bacterial battleground to keep me hydrated and see me back to health. It was fortuitous that I had already planned to be away last Sunday, so Fr. Garenton and Lilo Carr Rivera were already scheduled. I give them my thanks, and I hope you do so, as well, for filling in.
As always, there is lots happening at St. Paul’s. Of special note is the Annual Meeting next Sunday, January 27, immediately after Mass. I know that these sorts of meetings can be tedious and dry, but they are important and your presence is crucial. We will be electing new members to the vestry and approving the budget for 2018, among other things. January 27th is also St. Paul’s patronal festival: The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, and we will celebrate it with all the ceremony it deserves.
See you at Mass
Yours in Christ,
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND!
January 20th―29th, 2020
St. Paul’s is off to the Holy Land! We announced at the Auction and I spoke about it again in my sermon on Epiphany that we are planning a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 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.
RESCHEDULED MOVE FOR FR. WALLACE
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday, January 26.
We had to postpone Fr. Wallace’s move because of his flu, but now it’s back on. He is moving to the 4th-floor apartment in anticipating of the much-needed revocation work on the 3rd-floor apartment. We need ALL HANDS to help with schlepping his stuff up one flight. Many hands make light work.
Sunday, January 27, immediately after the 11:00 am mass
The list of the members in good standing who have Seat, Voice, and Vote at the Annual Meeting of the St. Paul’s Church (founded in 1849, incorporated 1850) is posted on the bulletin boards in the Parish Hall. Please check to see that your name is there. If you find an error, please contact Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office right away. In order to vote at the Annual meeting, you must 1), be a baptized Christian an at least 17 years old; 2), attend St. Paul’s as your regular place of worship; and 3), have a record of giving.
We will be electing two vestry members and one warden. The bios of the candidates are available on the back table.
2019 PLEDGE ENVELOPES AVAILABLE
They are located in the back of the church. Please pick yours up as soon as you can.
Winter is here! Fleece blankets are available in a bin in the back of the church for those of you who might get cold during the winter months. Ask an usher to help you find them, and please thank Gaston Musella for providing them for us.
UPCOMING CONCERT: THE PARK SLOPE SINGERS: COMP TICKETS AVAILABLE!
2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26
The Park Slope Singers, under the direction of Timothy Parsons, will offer Schubert's Mass in G and Mozart's Requiem, K.626, here at St. Paul's on January 26 at 2:00 p.m. Balint Varga and Jason Weisinger will be accompanying the chorus using Carl Czerny's piano 4-hand arrangement. Featured soloists are Sarah Hawkey (Soprano), Kristin Gornstein (Mezzo-Soprano), Lucas Levy (Tenor) and Brian Mextorf (Bass-Baritone). A number of singers from Der Konzertchoir Niederschönhausen of Berlin will join the chorus, marking the beginning of an international partnership between the German choir and the Park Slope Singers that they hope will result in many future collaborations! A reception will follow immediately after the concert. Tickets: $15; students and seniors, $10. Advanced tickets may be purchased at parkslopesingers.bpt.me. The Park Slope Singer have provided a few comp tickets to members of St. Paul’s. Please see Fr. Wallace. First come, first served!
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:
Eternal God, the foundation of all wisdom and the source of all courage: enlighten with your grace the Search Committee of this congregation, and so rule their minds, and guide their counsel that in all things they may seek your glory and promote the mission of your Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THIS COMING SUNDAY: January 20, 2019
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Appointed Readings and Sermon
The First Reading—Isaiah 62:1-5
Epistle—1 Corinthians 12:1-11
The Gospel—John 2:1-11
Mass Setting: Willan—Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena
Organ Prelude: “Air,” from Suite No. 3—J.B. Bach
Hymn at the Entrance: “All praise to you, O Lord,” Hymnal, 138
Offertory Anthem: Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether—Harold Friedell
Hymn at Communion: “Blessed Jesus, at thy word,” Hymnal, 440
Hymn after the Dismissal: Lift every voice and sing,” Hymnal, 599
Organ Postlude: Trumpet Voluntary—Jeremiah Clarke
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
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The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist