For centuries the month of May has been dedicated to Our Lady, and our Marian Festival will take place this Sunday, May 12. It’s also Mother’s Day (which is not a coincidence!). We will celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) with Marian hymns and a festal procession, stopping at the Shrine to Our Lady and praying the Angelus. The Angelus is a prayer to Our Lady using the words of the Angel Gabriel to her at the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) in thanksgiving for the Incarnation of God in Jesus Christ and for her ultimate “yes” to God’s will. The text of the Angelus and the Marian hymns will be in your bulletins.
Last Sunday we were privileged to witness the baptism of Hugo Michael Frederick Conover Nader. This-coming Sunday we will have the double honor to witness a double baptism: Grey Elizabeth Scholl and Frances Cameron Valentine! I know you will want to be with us for these joyous events in our life together.
Heavenly Father, we pray for the parents and sponsors of Grey and Frances; give them the spirit of wisdom and love, that their children may grow to love and reverence you and their homes may share in the joy of your eternal kingdom. Amen.
See you at Mass,
SUNDAY SCHOOL LEMONADE STAND
This Sunday at Coffee Hour
Everyone will want to stop by the Sunday School Class’ annual lemonade stand at Coffee Hour this Sunday. This year the proceeds will go the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Renovation of the third-floor apartment in the Rectory is underway under the sage guidance of Ben Ellis, in preparation for our next rector to occupy the space. This much needed work will create a safer and more flexible building to better serve the needs of the parish and wider community for years to come. The newly designed three-bedroom, two-bath apartment is nearing completion.
The cost of the renovation is $56,000. The good news: we only need to raise half of that: $28,000. Why? We received a grant from the Diocese last year, and one parish family pitched in more. With $28,000 in the bank, half of our expenses have already been met.
Our goal is to match these gifts
by raising $28,000 by June 30th.
Please send a check marked Capital Campaign 2019, or donate online today! If you have any questions, speak to Nick or Nancy, campaign co-chairs. Our deadline is June 30, 2019.Thank you for doing your part to put St. Andrew’s House in order. You won’t get a tote bag or some other token; just the satisfaction that you have helped to sustain St. Paul's into the future.
In this Easter season of renewal and rebirth, please give generously. Remember: some employers will match your donation. You are also encouraged to spread the word in your community, and reach out to family and friends. All help is welcome.
Nancy Webster & Nick Mancino
THE BEST FLEA MARKET IN BROOKLYN IS COMING FOR ONE DAY ONLY!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 18th from 10 am to 3 pm.
We are accepting donations of:
good, usable, clean, unbroken, and non-electronic items
Non-upholstered and portable furniture
Books in good condition
Washed and wearable* clothes for all ages *We cannot use any clothing that is too worn or stained because no one wants it! Please take these items to our local textile recycling area at the Carroll Street Sunday Green Market.
THIS IS AN ALL-PARISH EVENT AND HERE ARE WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
Volunteer to help set up on Wednesday through Friday, May 15th-17th. Times to be posted in the Parish Hall.
Volunteer to help at the Flea Market and the St. Paul’s Table in Carroll Gardens Park on Saturday.
Provide something for the bake sale. This is especially helpful if you cannot volunteer otherwise.
Make a donation to the Flea Market.
Invite your friends and neighbors!
TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND: DEADLINE EXTENDED!
New Deadline: May 20
Journey’s Unlimited has kindly extended the deadline to receive a $100 discount on your deposit to May 20. Eleven people have already committed to St. Paul’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land, January 20th―29th, 2020. Won’t you join us?! 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.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SERIES
Sunday, May 19, 1:00, in the Library―The History and Evolution of the Eucharistic Prayer in the Anglican Tradition; presented by Fr. Garenton; Have you wondered about the history of Eucharistic prayer? Do you know why our American Prayer Book did not use the 1662 English prayer? Learn about the origin and growth of Eucharistic prayers. Recommended: In advance of May 19, familiarize yourselves with the Eucharistic prayers on pp. 333, 340, 361, 367, 369 and 372 of The Book of Common Prayer. Prayer books will be available at the presentation.
Sunday, June 2, 1:00, in the Church―Instructed Eucharist, presented by Father Wallace. Ever wonder why we do the things we do at mass? Why we cross ourselves when we do and stand sit when we do? What’s happening at the altar during the Eucharistic Prayer? What all the vestments are about? Why do we use incense? Now’s your chance to find out and ask questions.
Sleep With Open Eyes—Park Slope Singers
3:00 pm, Sunday, May 19
Music from the 12th, 20th & 21st centuries, including compositions by Hildegard von Bingen, Arvo Pärt, and Grammy classical composition nominees Eric Whitacre and Mason Bates. Timothy Parson, Music Director; Balint Varga, piano; Tickets: $15; $10 for students and seniors; Information and advanced tickets: parkslopesingers.org.
UPCOMING MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday, May 19: Rogation Sunday; we will process outside again this at the end of mass to bless the gardens.
Thursday, May 30: The Feast of the Ascension; Low Mass in the Lady Chapel, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 9: The Feast of Pentecost, First Communion, and the last Sunday of the Program Year
THE RECTOR SEARCH IS OPEN!
Deadline for applications is May 15th.
Our information will not only be published on the national Church database, but also has been made available on the new and improved St. Paul's website, stpaulscarrollst.org. You're encouraged to look at the Parish Profile, which can be found by clicking on the "Rector Search" button. If you know a qualified clergy person who you think would be a good match for St. Paul's, please reach out to them and ask them to apply.
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 email@example.com.
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:
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on St. Paul’s, and so guide the minds of Keith, Monika, Anne, Michael, Willie, Julie, Cynthia, Ken, and Rob, and all those who shall call a rector for this parish, that they may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for thy people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THIS COMING SUNDAY: May 12, 2019
The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Marian Festival, and Sacrament of Holy Baptism
Appointed Readings and Sermon
The First Reading—Acts 9:36-43
For the Epistle—Revelation 7:9-17
The Gospel—John 19:25-27
Homily: Fr. Wallace
Mass Setting:Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena―Healy Willan
Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude on a Melody by Melchior Vulpius—Healey Willan
Hymn at the Procession: “Hail, Holy Queen enthroned above,” bulletin insert
Anthem at the Offertory: “Fair in Face”—Healey Willan
Hymn at Communion: “Sing we of the Blessed Mother,” bulletin insert
Hymn at Dismissal: “The happy birds Te Deum sing,” bulletin insert
Organ Postlude: Trumpet Voluntary—John Stanley
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