September 2016



The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 4, 2016

  • Low Mass with Hymns: 10:00
  • Appointed Readings: Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33; Preaching: The Rector.

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 11, 2016

  • Low Mass with Hymns: 10:00
  • Appointed Readings: 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10; Preaching: The Rector.

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 18, 2016

  • Low Mass with Hymns: 10:00 
  • Appointed Readings: Appointed Readings: 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13
  • “Doris Day” @ St. Paul’s

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 25, 2016

  • Jazz@Mass: 10:00
  • Appointed Readings: 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31; Preaching: The Rector.


  • Fall Rummage Sale!  Saturday, September 10th, 10:00 to 2:00.  Start ridding your apartment of all those too-good-to-be-tossed items by bringing them down to the Church anytime between now and  Thursday, September 8.  Volunteer to help set up the sale items on Friday evening, September 9, or to help during the sale on the 10th.  Extra points go to any who will help us clean up after the sale—cleanup begins at 2:00, and usually is finished by 3:30!  MARK your calendars!  TELL you friends and enemies to come buy stuff!  Proceeds will go to Episcopal Charities.
  • Covered Dish Lunch after massCelebrating “Doris-Day” on Sunday, September 18!  St. Paul’s most long-time parishioner, Doris Williams, is excited to be the official hostess of “Doris Day at St. Paul’s”, when mass will be followed NOT by stale gingersnaps and weak iced tea, but by one of our fabulous Covered Dish lunches.  The days will still be warm, so bring only a cold or room temperature dish to be shared with fellow parishioners.  Doris-Day-Sunday will kickoff Stewardship Season, and we can’t wait to celebrate the life and ministry of Doris Williams who for over a half-century has inspired us all not only by her exuberant church hats, but by her volunteer service, regular devotion, and her long commitment to the generations of children she has brought, and continues to bring to mass with her.  During Mass, one of Doris’ granddaughters will receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, and parishioners Jean and Robert Del Colliano-Shriver will renew their Marriage Vows on the occasion of their 10th anniversary.  At lunch some  “how to get involved in St. Paul’s” information will be shared with all.  So, bring friends and a hearty appetite too!  And since it will be Doris’ special “Doris Day at St. Paul’s” she encourages us all to think about wearing a “church hat”.  (The Rector wont let men wear their hats during mass, but will look aside if they choose to wear them at the lunch table!)
  • Jazz@Mass  Join us at this summer of ‘16’s final Low Mass at 10:00 on Sunday, September 25, as our own Willie Martinez and his jazz musician friends help us begin our shift from laid-back summer into our full October through May schedule of worship and activities.  Jazz@Mass Sundays are always a highlight of summer at St. Paul’s, and provide an all too rare opportunity for jazz musicians to offer their gift to the Glory of God in the context of worship.  This year’s Jazz@Mass is being offered in loving memory of Irving King, life-long parishioner and sometime Latino Jazz musician.  Bring a friend. 


  • St. Paul’s depends on the volunteer service of its parishioners!  Beginning on “Doris Day,” September 18, information about areas needing volunteer help will be available to all.  We are encouraged to review and reflect on these opportunities for service, and to consider volunteering to help out. 


  • Every fall St. Paul’s goes into “stewardship mode.”  What does that mean?  It means that both the parish Vestry as well as each parishioner is encouraged to review our currant use of our time, talents, and treasures, and to make changes as needed according to our life’s responsibilities.  For Christians, this means that we are to reflect on our life in the light of who we are as disciples of Jesus.  Pledge cards are made available to all.  On these pledge cards we mark down what we plan to donate to St. Paul’s during the coming year, 2017.  Once submitted, this information in turn helps the Vestry prepare a realistic Parish Budget for 2017.  NOTE:  If your life’s circumstances change for either the better or worse in 2017, you may change your pledge; all we ask is that you submit a confidential note to the Treasurer telling of this change.  Thanks.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
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Rector: The Reverend Peter Cullen  |  Music Director: Vince Peterson

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