The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 2, 2016
Sunday School: 9:45
Solemn Mass: 11:00
Sunday's Appointed Readings: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4; Psalm 37:1-10; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10; Preaching: The Rector
Blessing of Animals: 2:00 p.m. This year’s blessing, again held in conjunction with Sacred Hearts and St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, will be celebrated here, at St. Paul’s.
COMING UP AT ST. PAUL'S
Fall’s first “Third Friday Supper for Charity”: October 21. Parish cooks cook up a storm in the parish hall kitchen, and friends and neighbors pay a cheep price to eat great food and visit with nice folks. This is a “drop-in” affair; arrive as your schedule permits, then leave without having to wash any dishes. All proceeds to Episcipal Ministries.
Stewardship Season at St. Paul’s Scripture teaches us that we have been entrusted with the careful stewardship of all that has been given to us—our soul, our domestic relationships, our earthly possessions, our tallents, etc. As Christians were are also encouraged to share a portion of our blessings with the Household of God. So, every fall we are reminded of our calling to be good stewards, and in this larger context we are asked to make a “pledge” of how much money we hope to give to the parish during the course of the upcoming year. We use “Pledge Cards” on which to record this amount, then we turn them into the Stewardship Committee who maintains records in confidence. The Vestry basis our new year’s budgeting on the information received. If a “pledger’s” circumstances change during the course of the year, their “pledges” may be lowered (or raised!) accordingly.
Next Sunday, October 9, immediately after Mass, the ashes of our brother in Christ, Irving King, will be placed in the Columbarium.
St. Paul's Adult Christian Education Guild trip to Morgan Library and Museum, Sunday, October 9, to view the exhibit Hans Memling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece. Completed around 1470 in Bruges, Hans Memling's Triptych of Jan Crabbe was dismembered in the 18th century and has never before been reconstructed for an American audience. The triptych features a crucifixion flanked by the mourning Virgin Mother and St. John, on the front panels, and the Annunciation, the angel Gabriel and the Blessed Virgin on the rear panels (which are lent by a European museum).
The exhibition also highlights links between panel painting and manuscript painting in fifteenth-century Flemish art.
The Guild, led by Rufus Hallmark, will be leaving from St. Paul’s after Mass, if you wish to travel with him, or you may meet him there. The Museum is located at 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street and is just a short walk from Grand Central and a bit farther from Penn Station.
Admission depends on the size of the group going. If we get a group of 10-15, the rates are $18 and $11 (seniors); for smaller groups $20 and $13. After you've seen the Memling altarpiece, you are free to explore the rest of the exquisite Morgan collection. Please refer to this link for a listing of other current exhibits http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/hans-memling.
The Morgan Library and Museum is the former mansion of the New York financier and magnate J. Pierpont Morgan. It is a a sumptuous building with his amazing collection of books, paintings, sculptures, and decor.
For further information please see Rufus this Sunday, October 2 at coffee hour or call St. Paul's rectory at 718 625-4126 and leave a message including your phone number.
St. Paul’s AUCTION 2016 is set for Saturday, November 5th!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
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Rector: The Reverend Peter Cullen | Music Director: Vince Peterson