Lots of important announcements below. Please “read, mark, learn and inwardly digest” them all.
See you at Mass,
Over the weekend, you received the letter about the Capital Campaign. The renovation of the 3rd-floor apartment is an important part of St. Paul’s transition and preparation for the new rector. See the letter for details, and please consider prayerfully your contribution. If you have any questions, please see Nick Mancino or Nancy Webster.
FR. WALLACE AWAY
Fr. Wallace will be away from the parish this Thursday afternoon, May 2, through Saturday evening, May 4, at the Immaculate Conception Seminary attending the next session of the Diocesan Congregational Development Institute (DCDI). He will also be away Tuesday, May 7, through Thursday, May 9, in Glen Cove at the annual LI Diocesan Clergy Retreat.
ST. PAUL’S STAR WARS MOVIE NIGHT
This Saturday, May 4th, 7:00 pm at Michael and Amelia’s apartment in Rood Hook
Announcing our 2nd Annual Star Wars movie night on May 4, which is International Stars Wars Day (if you’re not sure why May 4th is International Star Wars Day, just keeping saying “May the fourth” over and over to yourself, and it will come to you). This event is co-sponsored by Fr. Wallace, Michael Eckblad, and all Force-Sensitives and Force-Users everywhere (We’re not that weird, honest. It’ll be fun). Please let Fr. Wallace know if you would like to attend so that we can get a head count for food. Location: 14 Verona Street, Apt. 301.
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.
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!
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; You know the words and hear them every Sunday at mass. Now learn where they came from and how they have changed over the centuries.
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.
UPCOMING CONCERT: 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 12: The Fourth Sunday of Easter and our Marian Festival
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 5, 2019
The Third Sunday of Easter & The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
Appointed Readings and Sermon
The First Reading—Acts 9:1-20
For the Epistle—Revelation 5:11-14
The Gospel—John 21:1-19
Homily: Fr. Wallace
Mass Setting: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena―Healy Willan
Organ Prelude: Variations on “Noël Nouvelet”—Philip Moore
Hymn at the Entrance: ““Now the green blade riseth,” Hymnal, 204
Anthem at the Offertory: “Mother of God, Here I Stand—John K. Tavener
Hymn at Communion: ““We sing the glorious conquest,” Hymnal, 255
Hymn at Dismissal: ““Hark! The sound of holy voices,” Hymnal, 275
Organ Postlude: At Eastertide—Charles Villiers Stanford
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