Eblast 9-6-18



We are very excited to announce that we have met our fundraising goal of $15,000 for the Boiler/Water Meter Project; in fact, we exceeded it by $600!  And a month ahead of the deadline, too!  This is a considerable achievement, and our sincerest gratitude goes to everyone who contributed.  Jehovah-jireh! (The Lord provides!).  As you are thanking yourselves and your fellow parishioners for a job well done, also take time to thank Ben Ellis.  He has been the point person on all this for several months now and has spent many, many hours working diligently on your behalf to see these projects to their completion.  The work is almost complete.  Thank you, Ben!
One of my jobs as Interim is to introduce into our worship “variations within the tradition,” so for the next three Sundays, as we approach the beginning of the program year, you will notice two changes at mass.  We will be using a different form for the Prayers of the People, Form V (BCP, p. 389).  And, for the Canon of the Mass, we will move to either Eucharistic Prayer A or B from Rite II, set into traditional language.  Prayers A and B are not entirely new─Fr. Cullen used them occasionally─but I wanted to give everyone a heads up because both of these changes require responses from the congregation.  The responses will be printed in the bulletin, so keep your ears open and your bulletin close at hand.  I will be interested to hear your opinions.
See you at mass,
Fr. Wallace

PRAYER DAY (Rescheduled)

2:00 pm-4:00 pm this Saturday, September 8, in the Sunday School room

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. 



At its regular August meeting, the vestry reluctantly accepted the resignation of Lori Sims, who is moving away from New York.  She will be missed by the St. Paul’s Community and the vestry, and our prayers and loving appreciation go with her and Darrell as they embark on this new chapter in their lives.  The parish by-laws state that the vestry elect a new member to fill the unexpired term, and we are happy to announce that Anne Hallmark has been duly elected and will serve through January 2019.  Please take the opportunity to congratulate Anne and thank her for her willingness to serve.



  • 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
  • 3:00 pm, September 16, Semper Fi Fund Concert.  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.  $15 suggested donation.  More information may be found here

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.



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, and 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!
Jean Del Colliano, jdelcolliano@yahoo.com



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.
If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee at search@stpaulscarrollst.org



9:00 am-3:00 pm, Saturday, September 29

All hands great and small are needed and appreciated. 



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─a sort of home-coming Sunday─as we celebrate the return of High Mass and St. Paul’s 159th year.


12:30 pm (just after mass), Sunday, October 7, on the sidewalk in front of the church. 

Welcome all creatures great and small.  Watch for more details as the day approaches.



Please consider volunteering to sit in the church during one of the Open Door times:  Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  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.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.



  • 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 at Coffee Hour


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.


September 9, 2018:  The 16th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Sunday's Appointed Readings and Homily
    The First Reading—Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
    Psalm 125
    Epistle—James 2:1-17
    The Gospel—Mark 7:24-37
    Sermon—Fr. Wallace
  • Music
    Hymn at the Entrance—“God the Omnipotent! King, who ordaineth,” Hymnal, 569
    Hymn at the Offertory─“Lord Christ, when first thou cam’st to earth,” Hymnal, 598
    Hymn at Communion—“Jesu, fill us with your love,” Hymnal, 602
    Hymn at the Dismissal—“God, who stretched the spangled heavens,” Hymnal, 580


St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
718-625-4126  •  email: info@stpaulscarrollst.org  •  Donate
The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim  
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist

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