Many, many wonderful things happening at St. Paul’s over the next four weeks.
STEWARDSHIP MONTH AT ST. PAUL’S
Now is the time to let us know what you can contribute to our 2019 stewardship campaign. Please return your pledge card. To pledge electronically or if you have any questions please email: email@example.com
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: BIBLE BASICS CLASS
Starts This-Coming Sunday: 1:00 pm, after Coffee Hour, in the Library
Fr. Wallace will be teaching an 8-session Bible Basics/Bible 101 class this fall, Sundays after Coffee Hour. Ever wanted to know more about the Bible but were intimidating by the whole “Word of God” thing? Now’s your chance to find out and ask questions. Please let Fr. Wallace know, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested.
This Sunday, October 21
St. Paul’s welcomes as our guest preacher The Rev’d Claire Woodley, Canon for Ministry Support for the Diocese of Long Island on Sunday, October 21. Canon Woodley’s bio is available here.
WORKSHOPS ON ESTATE PLANNING:
WILLS, TRUSTS & ASSET PROTECTION
Attend a free workshop on estate planning at St. Paul’s by Attorney Linda Amato. Learn how to protect your assets and avoid costly mistakes for your loved ones. To reserve your seats, call 800-898-3572 and give RSVP code 384415 or register online here: seminar.rsvpyes.com/384415.
Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, in the Parish Hall
Thursday, October 25, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, in the Parish Hall
LAST PRAYER DAY
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Saturday, October 27
Please plan to join us for the last Prayer Day, again led by Lilo Carr Rivera, in a workshop/practicum learning environment. These Prayer Days are part of our Prayer Covenant with Bishop Provenzano. More information about the Prayer Covenant may be found on the back table in the church.
MASSES OF ALL SAINTS & ALL SOULS
7:30 pm, Thursday, November 1, Low Mass of All Saints, in the Lady Chapel
9:00 am, Friday, November 2, Requiem Mass of All Souls, in the Lady Chapel
If you have names of the dead you would like to have remembered at the Mass of All Souls, please contact Fr. Wallace. The names will be read at the mass.
FEAST OF THE CONSECRATION
Sunday, November 4
11:00 am, High Mass
4:00 pm, Solemn Evensong and Benediction
St. Paul’s was consecrated to the glory of God on All Saints Sunday in 1874 by Bishop Abram Newkirk Littlejohn, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island. We celebrate the 144th anniversary of the Consecration with High Mass on Sunday morning and with a special service of Solemn Evensong and Benediction, 4:00 pm, Sunday afternoon. We will be joined by the choir from Christ Church Cobble Hill and their choirmaster Don Barnum and rector Fr. Ron Lau for this special event. Please plan to join us as well.
GUILD OF ALL SOULS ANNUAL REQUIEM
10:00 am, Saturday, November 10
St. Paul’s is honored to host the Guild of All Souls Annual Requiem this year. We will welcome the professional choir and choir master, David Enlow, from the Church of the Resurrection in Manhattan. They will offer Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, Op. 9. A luncheon in the Parish Hall will follow. The Guild of All Souls is a devotional prayer guild within the worldwide Anglican Communion which seeks to promote the Church’s teaching regarding the Faithful Departed through intercessory prayer for the dying and the repose of the Souls of the Departed; encouraging Christian customes at burial, especially the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; and promoting the two great doctrines of the Christian Creed: The Communion of Saints and the Resurrection for the Dead.
11:00 am, November 11
During Coffee Hour, Sunday, November 11.
This All-Parish Meeting, sometime called a Parish Summit, is part of the transition and discernment process for calling a new rector.
WORD OF THANK YOU FROM FR. BOB
Dear people of St. Paul’s,
I’ve started this “thank you” letter I don’t know how many times, and just haven’t been able to finish it. It is now over three months since my last day with you, and this letter is long overdue.
Thank you, to those who were part of my final day – the celebration of the Mass, the Harry Potter themed Coffee Hour, the very kind words you spoke and wrote to me (I have all the notes put into the “sorting hat”). Thank you for the mobile communion kit, which is incredibly handy for a priest. I didn’t have one! Thank you for the work done framing the stained glass that came from one of the pre-fire windows. I am literally taking part of you with me! Thank you for your financial generosity. As you know, finding and moving into a new apartment isn’t cheap, and this truly helps.
Thank you, to all of you, for your friendship, for allowing me to be part of your lives, for the privilege of ministering alongside you, for your patience with me as I’ve learned to be a priest (of the bi-vocational sort, which can be tricky), and for your continuing prayers.
I am excited for you! Over the next several months, you will call a new priest to be your Rector. Tremendous opportunities lie before you, if you are willing to take them up. You will not go wrong if you make priories of growing in your faith and relationship with God, of deepening your relationships with one another, and of your continuing support for those in need within your communities.
The blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be with you, always.
With great love,
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:
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to thee, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto thee; and then use us, we pray thee, as thou wilt, and always to thy glory and the welfare of thy people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
For the Search Committee:
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on St. Paul’s, and so guide the minds 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: The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
October 21, 2018:
Sunday's Appointed Readings and Homily
The First Reading—Job 38:1-7, 34-41
Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37
The Gospel—Mark 10:35-45
Homily—The Rev’d Canon Claire Woodley
Hymn at the Entrance: “Hail, thou once-despised Jesus,” Hymnal, 495
Anthem: “Vere Languores”─Antonio Lotti
Hymn at Communion: “My song is love unknown,” Hymnal, 458
Hymn at the Dismissal: “All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine,”
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