There is lots happening at St. Paul’s this weekend. It’s the Annual Flea Market & Bake Sale, Saturday and Sunday. We need everyone’s help, and it’s not too late to make a donation. See information below.
This Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost, so don’t forget to wear red, which is the traditional color associated with the Holy Spirit.Also, it is traditional on Pentecost to have different languages represented throughout the service. Between the Anthem, which will be sung in Church Slavonic, and the Scripture readings, eleven different languages will be represented, quite an impressive range of diversity! The readings will be printed in the bulletin in English with the various languages indicated. Our special thanks to Anne Hallmark and to all of the readers for putting this together. Both of these traditions are reflective of the first Pentecost, as reported in The Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21, on which the Holy Spirit, as Jesus had promised, descended on the Disciples, and “cloven tongues like as of fire” appeared above their heads, hence the color red, and they spoke in “tongues,” i.e., various languages.
This Sunday is also the last day of Sunday School for this program year. After the Communion Hymn, the children will sing two pieces as a special musical offering. Please take the opportunity to thank Jean Del Colliano and Cynthia Racine for another year of great work with our children, all of the parents, and, of course, the kids.
See you on Sunday.
DON’T FLEE—JOIN US FOR THE FLEA . . . MARKET, THAT IS!
This Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th
It’s time again, friends, for St. Paul’s Flea Market and Bake Sale. It is a fundraiser for the parish, but it is also, and perhaps more so, an outreach to the community. We offer quality items at good, affordable prices, and many of our low-income patrons return year after year to pick up a few things they couldn’t afford otherwise.
THIS IS AN ALL-PARISH EVENT AND HERE ARE WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
Volunteer to help set up on Wednesday through Friday, May 16th-18th. Times to be posted in the Parish Hall.
Volunteer to help at the Flea Market itself, Saturday and Sunday
Provide something for the bake sale. This is especially helpful if you cannot volunteer otherwise.
Invite your friends and neighbors!
WE ACCEPT DONATIONS OF:
good, usable, clean, unbroken, and non-electronic item
Non-upholstered and portable furniture
Washed and wearable clothes for all ages
DONATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH NOON, FRIDAY, MAY 18
CALLING ALL YOUNG PARISHIONERS, AGES 12 AND UP!
St. Paul's need YOUR help to make this year's Flea Market a success. On Sunday, May 20, after the rummage sale, we need volunteers to help clean up from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30. If you're interested, please talk to Sandy Miller or email her at email@example.com. Thank you to all volunteers! We look forward to seeing you there!
DON’T FORGET TO WEAR RED THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday is Pentecost, also called Whitsun, and it’s traditional to wear something red to mass.
SUNDAY SCHOOL DIAPER DRIVE
Deadline: THIS SUNDAY, May 20
St. Paul’s Sunday School is hosting its first ever diaper drive! All donations will be given to the The Kensington, which is a family homeless shelter in Brooklyn, NY, with a capacity for 64 families. The Kensington provides ongoing case management, relocation to permanent housing, and crisis intervention (emergency food, clothing, etc), for any family in need. We are asking for the following items to be donated: diapers (all sizes up to and including Size 5), wipes, diaper related products, such as diaper rash cream & baby powder. Please only bring new products, as nothing that has already been opened can be accepted. Please place all donations in the bins in the back of the church. The diaper drive will end on Sunday, May 20. Thank you for any and all donations!!
NEXT PRAYER DAY
Saturday, May 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, in the Library
Our next Prayer Day, part of our Covenant of Prayer with Bishop Provenzano, is upon us. This session, we will explore the use of prayer beads. Strings of beads in various configurations have long been used as aids to deepen prayer and meditation in many traditions. Lilo Carr-Rivera will lead the group in the use of both the Catholic and Anglican rosaries, as well as Orthodox prayer beads, traditionally used with the Jesus Prayer. Beads will be provided.These Prayer Days have proven to be moving and transformative to everyone who has attended. Please consider joining us.
CELEBRATION OF FR. BOB’S MINISTRY AT ST. PAUL’S
Sunday, June 10
By now everyone has received the letter from Fr. Bob announcing that he will be leaving St. Paul’s. We are planning a grand celebration of his 15-year ministry on Sunday, June 10, part of which is the presentation of a gift of appreciation. If you would like to contribute to Fr. Bob’s gift, in appreciation and thanks for his ministry, special envelopes will be available in the service bulletin through June 10. You may also mail your contribution to the church or pay through the website. Remember to provide your name and pledge number (if you have one). Please make checks payable to St. Paul’s Carroll Street.
VINCE PETERSON RECEIVES AWARD
Vince Peterson, St. Paul’s parishioner and former organist-choirmaster, has received the 2018 Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal from Chorus America for his work with Choral Chameleon, which he founded in 2008. Choral Chameleon regularly rehearses and performs at St. Paul’s, and several members of the organization are active in the musical life of St. Paul’s, including Alex Canovas, our current Director of Music. Congratulations to Vince Peterson and all the members of Choral Chameleon. For more information on the award, visit: https://www.chorusamerica.org/news/chorus-america%E2%80%99s-2018-awards-recognize-outstanding-choruses-and-individuals.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Saturday, May 26, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Prayer Day, part of our Prayer Covenant with Bishop Provenzano
Sunday, June 3, 4:00 pm, Brooklyn Deanery Celebration of Corpus Christi, Solemn Evensong and Benediction at Christ Church, Cobble Hill; Guest Preacher, Fr. Sean Wallace
Sunday, June 10, High Mass and Celebration of Fr. Bob’s Ministry at St. Paul’s
UPCOMING CONCERTS AT ST. PAUL’S
Cerdorrion Vocal Ensemble, 8:00 pm, Friday, June 1. Information at http://cerddorion.org/.
Accord Treble Choir, “On Wings: Birdsongs from Earth and Other Worlds,” 3:00 pm, Sunday, June 3. Information at http://www.accordchoir.com/.
THIS COMING SUNDAY AT ST. PAUL’S
The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday
Solemn High Mass: 11:00 AM
Sunday's Appointed Readings and Homily
The First Reading—Acts 2:1-21; To be read in Yoruba, Spanish, French, Italian, Latvian, and Irish
Psalm 104:25-35, 37
Epistle—Romans 8:22-27; To be read in German and Vietnamese.
The Gospel—John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15; To be sung in Latin.
Offertory Anthem: “Bogoroditse devo”—Sergei Rachmaninoff; To be sung in Church Slavonic
Postlude: "Chant de paix," from Neuf Pieces--Jean Langlias
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
718-625-4126 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Donate
The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist