Our Flea Market was a glorious success again this year! The grand total was $2840, which is quite amazing considering that we were only able to run the Market one day this year. A Flea Market is a tremendous undertaking, particularly all the preparation work―collecting all the contributions; sorting and organizing, which includes deciding what can be used and what is really just someone’s trash; washing most of the clothes; labelling and pricing; and laying it all out in the Parish Hall; not to mention working the event itself, and dealing with all the stuff which wasn’t sold―it’s a staggering amount of work. A hearty St. Paul’s “thank you” and “well done” to everyone who involved, especially Sandy Miller and Rob Snyder, who coordinated everything.
See you at Mass,
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD
Thursday, May 30, 7:30 PM, Low Mass in the Lady Chapel
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.
Exploring ties between past and present, this concert pairs musical masterpieces from the Middle Ages and Renaissance with music from the most recent two centuries. Featuring works by Hildegard von Bingen, Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Bruckner, and Messaien, as well as the winners of Cerddorion’s seventh annual Emerging Composers Competition. Information on tickets available at https://cerddorion.org/.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: TEACHING MASS
Sunday, June 2, 1:00 pm, in the chancel
Ever wonder why we do the things we do at mass? Why we cross ourselves when we do and stand and sit when we do? What all the vestments are about? Why do we use incense? Now’s your chance to find out and ask questions; presented by Fr. Wallace
GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEKEND: WEAR ORANGE
Friday through Sunday, June 7-9
Bishop Provenzano sent the following letter to the clergy of the Diocese and asked us to pass it along to our parishes:
May 18, 2019
Dear Clergy and Other Parish Leaders,
Bishops United Against Gun Violence (BUAGV) and “Everytown for Gun Safety” are promoting Wear Orange Weekend on June 8-9, with Gun Violence Awareness Day kicking off the weekend on June 7.
“Everytown” is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.
Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA is a documentary that shares the perspective of victims and their stories of suffering, and also reminds us to address evils that invest in injustice, like special interests. View the trailer and sign-up to arrange for a screening by clicking: https://www.bravenewfilms.org/makingakilling. Or download a pdf. To learn more, contact Tahil Sharma. Tahil Sharma is an interfaith minister in residence at the Diocese of Los Angeles and faith outreach manager for Brave New Films.
Yours in Christ,
The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano
Bishop of Long Island
SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS SUNDAY, JUNE 16
Mass at 10:00 am
Sunday, July 21, 10:00 am
Sunday, August 18, 10:00 am
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 26, 2019
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Appointed Readings and Sermon
The First Reading—Acts 16:9-15
For the Epistle—Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
The Gospel—John 14:23-29
Homily: Fr. Wallace
Mass Setting:Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena―Healy Willan
Organ Prelude: “Arioso,” from Cantata 156—J.S. Bach
Hymn at the Entrance: “Sing praise to God, who reigns above,” Hymnal, 408
Hymn at the Offertory: “When Christ was lifted from the earth,” Hymnal, 603
Hymn at Communion: ““Christ is made the sure Foundation,” Hymnal, 518
Hymn after the Blessing: “O what their joy and their glory must be,” Hymnal, 623
Organ Postlude: Psalm 127—Emma Lou Diemer
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