You know the fall is upon us, even though it’s still quite hot, when the Eblast doubles in size with announcements and information about upcoming events! I usually include items in the Eblast in the order in which they will occur on the calendar; however, all of them are important and deserving of your attention. The Program Year is upon us, and you will want to be part of it.
As part of the search process, St. Paul’s is undertaking a parish-wide survey.
What would you like to see changed at St. Paul’s?
Are we headed in the right direction?
What qualities do you most want in a new rector?
Your survey responses are valuable in the discernment process as our parish prepares to call a rector for St. Paul’s. We would like you to carefully consider where you feel God may be leading our parish during this time of transition.
Most of the questions are multiple choice, and there are several open-ended questions where you can give us your thoughts. The search committee will read all responses and tabulate the results. You can always keep your responses anonymous if you wish. Hard copies of the survey are also available. These will be available on the table in the back of the church on Sundays.
Your guidance as a member of our community is vital to our process. Thanks in advance for your help.
Mass followed by "The Summer's Ultimate Barbeque"; $10, suggested donation for the BBQ
PRAYER DAY (Rescheduled)
2pm-4pm on Saturday, September 8, in the Lady Chapel
Please plan to join us for the next Prayer Day, again led by Lilo Carr Rivera, in a workshop/practicum learning environment. In this session, we will explore various methods of prayer using the Psalms. These Prayer Days are part of our Prayer Covenant with Bishop Provenzano.
KID’S FLEA MARKET
Saturday, September 22
St. Paul's is seeking your gently used children's clothing, toys and books! We will be setting up a table at Carroll Gardens' fall flea market, which will take place on Saturday, September 22, and will also be hosting its own mini-flea that same day. We will be promoting our fabulous church and will be selling gently used children's clothing, toys and books. If you have anything that could be of use, please drop off your donations in the Sunday School room by Sunday, September 16. If you wish to drop off items during the week (instead of during mass on Sunday), please do so on Tuesdays and Thursdays or call ahead to make sure someone will be in the office to accept the donations. The parish telephone number is 718-625-4126.
Please only bring CLEAN and GENTLY USED items. We cannot use any clothing that is too worn or stained, books that are. . . you know, slimy. . . or broken toys. We want our table to be one that folks want to explore. It'll give us a chance to talk about how great St. Paul's is, direct folks to St. Paul's mini-flea in our courtyard and Parish Hall, and raise a little money. Please note that we may offer baked goods at the mini-flea in St. Paul's courtyard as well. If you could bake or buy any baked goods for that day, please also let me know.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.. Thanks for any and all donations!
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ST. ANN’S AND HOLY TRINITY: Designation as Pro-Cathedral
5:30 pm, Sunday, September 16th, Solemn Evensong
Bishop Provenzano will be designating the Church of St. Ann’s and Holy Trinity as a pro-cathedral. That is a fancy way of saying a “secondary” cathedral within the Diocese of Long Island. This is being done so that Episcopalians who live in Brooklyn and Queens will not have go all the way to Garden City for Episcopal services such as Ordinations and Confirmations. St. Ann’s and Holy Trinity is exactly one mile from St. Paul’s, just down Clinton Street. It would be lovely to have a delegation from St. Paul’s in attendance.
ALL-PARISH CLEAN UP DAY
Saturday, September 29
Details forthcoming, but please put it on your calendars. All hands great and small are needed and appreciated.
NEW EXPANDED OPEN DOOR SCHEDULE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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. It’s a simple and easy way to minister to the Carroll Gardens neighborhood.
The new Open Door times are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
UPCOMING CONCERTS AT ST. PAUL’S
7:00 pm, Thursday, September 13, Factory Seconds, a brass trio from the Cleveland Orchestra; works by Leonin, Sachs, Dunstable, Loeb, Arcadelt, Hindemith, and Palestrina. More information on Factory Second may be found here.
Sunday afternoon, September 16, Semper Fi Fund Concert, in the church; The Semper Fi Fund is dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for post 9/11 combat wounded, critically ill, and catastrophically injured members of the US armed forced and their families; proceeds from the concert will benefit the Fund. More information may be found here.
BOILER/WATER METER PROJECT REPORT
The Boiler/Water Meter Project is moving along. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. If you have not given to this project yet, please consider it prayerfully. St. Paul’s belongs to everyone, and we need everyone’s help! 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.
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: Almighty and everliving God, Ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind with your holy Church: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Search Committee: Direct the Search Committee, O Lord, in all their doings with thy most gracious favor, and further them with thy continual help; that in all their works begun, continued, and ended in thee, they may glorify thy Holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Sunday, September 30, First Sunday of the Program Year; Choir returns; Mass returns to 11:00 am
Sunday, October 7, Blessing of the Animals after Mass, on the sidewalk in front of the church
THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL'S
September 2, 2018: The 15th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday's Appointed Readings and Homily
The First Reading— Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10
The Gospel—Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Hymn at the Entrance—“Come, labor on,” Hymnal, 541
Hymn at the Offertory─“A mighty fortress is our God,” Hymnal, 688
Hymn at Communion—“Fairest Lord Jesus,” Hymnal, 383
Hymn at the Dismissal—“Rejoice, ye pure in heart,” Hymnal, 556
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