The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 6, 2015
SUNDAY'S APPOINTED MASS READINGS: Isaiah 35:4-7a; Mark 7:24-37; Preaching: The Rector
Late Summertime / Early Fall activities – Mark your calendars:
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE will be on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Donations now being accepted. Due to new recycling laws we must ask that NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES be donated. We need volunteers to help set up Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11 from 5 – 8 pm. Kids, come and offer your artistic skills and advertise for our rummage sale by creating beautiful sidewalk art starting at 9 am on Saturday, September 12.
ST. FRANCIS GUILD - Following mass on September 6th, Guild organizers Keith Edwards, Marlene Donnelly, and Jeanne Grifo, will be meeting to plan the Guild's fall activities. All interested parishioners are welcome to join them as they meet in the front pews of the church following a cup of coffee. The St Francis Guild is a newly formed guild at St Paul's church, organizing to help the parish focus on thoughtful stewardship of God's Creation.
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! Ken Schwartz and Keith Edwards will delight all palates longing for that good ol’ church food. The cheep price will also delight, but the funds raised will help pay for the renovation! Invite your friends to join you on these totally kool and “out-of-the-box” wholesome nights in Brooklyn.
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 3, (rain date: October 10), please ask to speak with either Jennie or Sam Kessler, or contact the parish office. "The whole earth is filled with His glory!"
FALL SCHEDULE RETURNS THE FIRST SUNDAY IN OCTOBER - Mass at 11:00; Sunday School at 9:45.
FOOD DRIVE: Throughout the summer months, bins to receive non-perishable food items are placed in the rear of the church. Items collected will help restock the pantry shelves of First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn Heights.
COMMUNITY BOARD 6, SOLARIZE BROOKLYN - A CB 6 Special Projects Presentation: September 8, exact (evening) time TBA. CB6’s first presentation here was such a success that they have arranged this 2nd! The information shared at this meeting pertains to the matter of solar panel energy possibilities for area Brooklyn properties.
SUMMERTIME TEAM UPDATES
TEAM KITCHEN: Team Kitchen’s major work is done!
TEAM RECTORY: Want to labor on Labor Day? Team Rectory invites your elbow grease as on Monday, September 7, it begins prepping and painting the rooms used by our Sunday School. Of course, you can also help by donating through the gofundme site noted below. Questions and volunteer information may be had through Ben Ellis, or contacting the Parish Office.
TEAM EXTERIOR: Exterior work on our fence continues. The doors are finished, and an iron monger has fixed areas of broken fencing. Some scraping, and painting has begun on the fencing. If you’d like to help, please contact Doug Munson or Nick Mancino.
TEAM BASMENT: The major work is done! Much of the garbage and trash has been removed, and important items have been organized on shelves arranged according to the various groupings of items and the groups that use them. Team Basement now has a threefold focus: 1) preparation for the Sept. 12 Rummage Sale, 2) final cleaning and organizing, and 3) keeping watch that we continually keep it clean, safe, and orderly!
WHILE WORK IS IN PROGRESS the Hall and Church continue to be used daily for parish and community-service meetings. The only thing “lagging behind” is donations! Please encourage your family and friends to help this team meet its goal in order that St. Paul’s may better serve.
CHOOSE A TEAM: GET INSPIRED. Did you choose a team yet? We are hoping everyone will participate in some way. There are 4 Teams: Basement, Kitchen, Rectory, and Exterior. For more information about each team's project and the many ways you can help, check out www.gofundme.com/stpauls
ST. PAUL’S 27th ANNUAL AUCTION
St. Paul’s favorite fund raising event is the Auction. Last year, we had an evening of fun, food and competitive bidding with more than 120 in attendance. The total for last year was over $20,000! We would love to double that number this year. Everyone can help create a successful auction of unique items and services. Please think of the Auction if you have any lovely item that is not your taste. Someone else would love to bid on it!
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.
CHANGES THIS YEAR!! The Auction Committee tries to improve the evening every year. 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 bidding on the Silent Auction items ends in 3 stages this year! The Blue Section will end at 6pm, Yellow at 6:30pm and Pink at 7pm. We hope this staggered bidding will allow you to win more of the items than in the past. Then coffee and dessert will be served. About 7:30pm the Live Auction begins. The evening ends with the drawing of the winning raffle ticket for St. Paul’s Quilt.
Admission tickets are $30 for adults. 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.
Donations and volunteers are needed to help make this year’s Auction another big success.
St. Paul’s Auction needs the support of the entire parish.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
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Rector: The Reverend Peter Cullen | Music Director: Vince Peterson