Sept 17



The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 20, 2015

  • SUNDAY'S APPOINTED MASS READINGS: Jeremiah 11:18-20;  Mark 9:30-37; Preaching: The Rector 


  • Thanks are extended to Jenni Kessler, Heather Peskin, Sandy Miller, and to all others who pitched in the necessary rummage and elbow grease necessary to make our Fall Rummage Sale a success.  They raised $1,800 for the Parish.  Thanks too to all who came, looked, bought, and took stuff home.  The sale welcomed many visitors to the parish, and supplied many with needed, affordable items.


Late Summertime / Early Fall activities – Mark your calendars: 

  • ST. PAUL'S BABY GANG FALL GET TOGETHERS - All parents, infants, and toddlers are invited to our first Fall Get Together to be held on Sunday, September 20, at 5 pm. In anticipation of glorious fall weather, we are heading down to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6. Bring snacks; we'll picnic and explore the various playgrounds of Brooklyn's waterfront. Specifics on this outing, plus other information regarding upcoming events have been sent via email to those parents on our Baby Gang list. If you are a parent who did not receive that special email, please leave a message with the Parish Office and we'll get things fixed! The Baby Gang gathers with a view of supporting parents and kids socially and spiritually.
  • END SUMMER AT A CHURCH SUPPER!  Mark Friday, September 25, on your calendars now for the first of our new concept in totally comforting Church Suppers to be prepared and served to the public out of Team Kitchen’s finished renovation!  The cuisine theme of the night will be “Church BBQ!”  Ken Schwartz and Keith Edwards will delight all palates at an unheard of $10 per adult, $5 per child ($25 max/family).  There will be a cash bar for beer and wine, and of course, “tips” for the cause of a new dishwasher for the Parish Hall kitchen will be very welcome.
  • GUILD OF ACOLYTES PRE-SEASON REHEARSAL SEPTEMBER 26  All those who serve at the altar will gather for a day of study and rehearsing prior to our return to Solemn Mass ceremonial at 11:00 on October 4.  The rehearsal will begin in the Church on Saturday, September 26, at 11:00 a.m., will include lunch, and will end at 2:00 p.m.  Are you interested in serving at the altar?  We need children, youth, and adult volunteers.  Ask to speak with Harold Wendglinsky or the Rector.
  • CHOIR DAY-LONG RETREAT SEPTEMBER 26  In anticipation of our return to full choral masses on October 4, the choir gathers for a day of rehearsing the fall’s scheduled anthems, etc.  Are you interested in lending your voice to the Parish Choir?  Ask to speak with Vince Peterson.
  • SUMMER’S LAST JAZZ@MASS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27  Come send out our Summer Season’s Low Mass Sundays with a bang as our own Willie Martinez and his professional jazz musician friends offer their art to the Glory of God in a decidedly sacred context.  (Our fall schedule begins on October 4, with Solemn Mass sung at 11:00 a.m.). 
  • ARE YOU UP FOR A HIKE?  If you would like to join fellow parishioners on a crisp fall's day-hike in the nearby Catskills on Saturday, October 10, please ask to speak with either Jenni or Sam Kessler, or contact the parish office.  "The whole earth is filled with His glory!"


Sunday School at 9:45; Mass at 11:00. 

  • ST. FRANCIS BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS!  We are very excited to announce that this year’s Blessing will be held in Carroll Park!  This will allow the participation of our wider neighborhood, and serve as a witness to the Church’s value of creation, life, and community.  Also, this year’s observance will include even more area churches:  St. Paul’s and Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen’s will be joined by the congregations of St. Mary Star of the Sea, St. Agnes, and St. Paul’s (RCC) on Court and Congress!  To accommodate the Parks Department and the 76th Precinct, the Blessing will begin at 2:30 p.m. 


  • FOOD DRIVE:  LAST SUNDAY OF RECEIVING  is SEPTEMBER 27  Throughout the summer months, bins to receive non-perishable food items are placed in the rear of the church.  Items collected by September 27th will help restock the pantry shelves of First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn Heights.


  • TEAM KITCHEN:  Team Kitchen’s major work is done!
  • TEAM RECTORY:  Painting of the Rectory 1st floor Nursery-Sunday School areas is almost done!  Contact Ben Ellis if you can lend a hand to prep the place before Sunday School begins in October.
  • TEAM EXTERIOR:  Exterior work on our fence drawing to its close with fresh paint over repaired areas of the iron fence.
  • TEAM BASEMENT:  The major work is done!  Only two items are left on the punch list:  1) post Rummage Sale cleaning and organizing, and 2) keeping watch that we continually keep it clean, safe, and orderly! 
  • CHOOSE A TEAM: GET INSPIRED.  Have you donated to your team?  As our deadline for donations draws close (and we are lagging behind, alas), we are still hoping everyone can participate in this way to making our suppertime upgrades a total success. For more information about each team's project and the many ways you can help, check out


St. Paul’s favorite fund raising event is the Auction.
Changes this year!!
Mark your calendar!! 

  • Please arrive at 5pm for the Silent Auction and BIN (Buy It NOW). Bid for a while and then dinner will be served about 6pm. As always several raffles will be held for those attending.
    The Auction Committee is accepting donations of quality items and services now.
  • Donations must be received by Sunday, October 4th. Antiques, fine collectibles, weekend stays at vacation homes, dinners at fine restaurants or tickets to cultural events are needed. The most prized items are Special Services provided by our own parishioners.
    If you have a special talent, item or idea, please speak with the Auction Committee during Coffee Hour at the Auction Preview Table.
  • Admission tickets are $30 for adults. Quilt Raffle tickets and Admission tickets will be available soon. Seating is limited.
  • Childcare is provided in St. Andrew’s Library for this adult only event. Parents please indicate number of children and ages. We must know in advance to have the childcare staffed properly.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
718-625-4126  •  email:  •  Donate
Rector: The Reverend Peter Cullen  |  Music Director: Vince Peterson

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