A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped with High Mass last evening for Gladys Cudjoe funeral and interment: Fr. Bob; Rich and Madge Wilner and everyone who helped with setting up; Sheila Read and all the acolytes; Alex Canovas, Nathan Taylor, and the choir; and JillEllyn and the Hospitality Guild for the lovely reception. I didn’t know Gladys very long, but I have the impression she would have been very happy with the way her beloved St. Paul’s came together for her and her family. Her ashes are safely ensconced in their niche in the columbarium. It was take a few weeks to have the shutter (the stone covering) engraved, but please do go and light candle and say a prayer the happy repose of her soul.
See you at mass,
KID’S FLEA MARKET
TOMORROW! Saturday, September 22, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Any and all help on Saturday is greatly appreciated. In addition to shopping, there will be baked goods, veggie burgers and hotdogs for sale. Our thanks for Jean DelColliano for leading this effort. Volunteers are still needed. If nothing else, come and hang out!
ACOLYTE/SERVER TRAINING (RETRAINING)
This Sunday, September 23, after mass
All current acolytes and anyone interested in becoming an acolyte are asked to attend this short training/retraining session. Grab something to eat at Coffee Hour, then come back to the church. It’ll be short (Fr. Wallace promises!)
CALLING ALL SINGERS!
St. Paul’s choir is beginning preparations for the 2018-2019 season and are enthusiastically inviting new members to join them. Anyone interested should contact Alex Canovas at email@example.com.
Pre-season rehearsal: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Thursday, September 27
First Sunday of the new season: September 30
ALL-PARISH CLEAN UP DAY (CANCELLED!)
We have decided that given the weekly work of our part-time sexton Francisco, an all-parish clean is not necessary at this time. We will be in touch the spring clean up day.
PROGRAM YEAR BEGINS-HOMECOMING SUNDAY
11:00 am, Sunday, September 30
The beginning of our program year is fast approaching. Mass returns to 11:00 am, and our wonderful choir, under the direction of Alex Canovas, begins its new season. Please join us on that Sunday as we celebrate the return of High Mass and St. Paul’s 159th year.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
12:30 pm (just after mass), Sunday, October 7, on the sidewalk in front of the church.
Welcome all creatures great and small. Bring your pet to church, then stay for the blessing. Treats for pets and people.
SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS
9:45 am – 10:45 am, October 7
See Jean Del Colliano if you are interested in having your child in Sunday School or wish to help in any way
STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY: October 7
October 7 begin our fall stewardship campaign. Watch for more information.
BIBLE BASICS CLASS
Fr. Wallace will be teaching an 8-session Bible Basics/Bible 101 class this fall, 1:00 after Coffee Hour, beginning Sunday, October 14. Ever wanted to know more about the Bible but were intimidating by the whole “word of God” thing! Now’s your chance. Please let Fr. Wallace know, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested.
236 and 238 President Street Saved!
The Landmark Preservation Commission voted this past week to landmark 236 and 238 President Street. We are very grateful to everyone who signed the petition, wrote e-mails, attended the press conference on President St., and who attended and spoke at the hearing back in June. Congratulations to everyone for a job well done. Click here to read the article (you have to scroll down a bit to read it).
MARK YOUR FALL CALENDARS
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am, Annual Requiem of the Guild of All Souls
Sunday, November 11, 11:00 am, Remembrance Sunday
Sunday, November 11, 12:30 pm, All-Parish Meeting, about the transition and rector search, at Coffee Hour
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.
THIS COMING SUNDAY
September 23, 2018: The 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday's Appointed Readings and Homily
The First Reading—Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22
Epistle—James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
The Gospel—Mark 9:30-37
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