Thank you to everyone for a good and productive Annual Meeting this past Sunday! Please prayerfully consider all the announcements below, and if you have not already, please read the special Eblast I sent earlier this week.
See you at Mass,
PILGRIMMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: JANUARY 20th―29th, 2020
Information Table at Coffee Hour This Sunday
Nick Gjeca will be on hand at Coffee Hour this Sunday to answer any and all questions about our pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Nick is an honorary member of St. Paul’s and the representative of Journey’s Unlimited, the company handling our trip. Flyers with the basic information are available in the back of the church. Several of your fellow parishioners are already signed up and several more are interested. A trip to the Holy Land is a life-changing event. You don’t want to miss it!
FATHER WALLACE AWAY FROM THE PARISH
Thursday afternoon, 1/31, through Saturday afternoon, 2/2.
He will be at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington on the North Shore attending the next retreat weekend of the Diocesan Congregational Development Institute. He is available by text or email, should you need to contact him.
CONTACTING THE SEARCH COMMITTEE
In the course of the Search Committee presentation on the status and process of the rector search at the parish Annual Meeting on January 27, the Committee offered interested parishioners a tool to reach out to it regarding any concerns they might wish to voice related to the search. If you want to provide your suggestions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Wednesday, March 6: Ash Wednesday
Masses with Imposition of Ashes at 7:30 am, noon, and 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 10, First Sunday in Lent
THIS COMING SUNDAY: February 3, 2019
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
The First Reading—Jeremiah 1:4-10
Epistle—1 Corinthians 13:1-13
The Gospel—Luke 4:21-30
Sermon: Fr. Wallace
Mass Setting: Willan—Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena
Organ Prelude: Psalm 23—Emma Lou Diemer
Entrance Hymn: “God is love, let heaven adore him,” Hymnal, 379
Anthem: Thee Will I Love—C. Armstrong Gibbs
Hymn at Communion: “Blessed Jesus at thy word,” Hymnal, 440
Hymn after the Dismissal: “God the Omnipotent,” Hymnal, 569
Organ Postlude: Festive Trumpet Tune—David German
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