St. Paul’s is a happenin’ place! Please give all the notices below your prayerful attention.
See you at mass,
SEMPER FI FUND CONCERT
3:00 pm, this Sunday afternoon, September 16th
The Semper Fi Fund is dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for post 9/11 combat wounded, critically ill, and catastrophically injured members of the US armed forced and their families; proceeds from the concert will benefit the Fund. More information may be found here.
FUNERAL FOR GLADYS CUDJOE
7:00 pm, Thursday, September 20
Most of you have heard by now of the death of long-time member Gladys Cudjoe. The viewing will be held tomorrow, Saturday, September 15th, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Jurek Park Slope Funeral home, 728 4th Ave (at the corner of 23rd St.). The funeral service will be held at St. Paul's on Thursday evening, September 20, at 7:00 pm, with interment of ashes in the columbarium. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
KID’S FLEA MARKET
Saturday, September 22
Deadline to bring donations: This Sunday, September 16
St. Paul's is seeking your gently used children's clothing, toys and books! We will be setting up a table at Carroll Gardens' fall flea market, which will take place on Saturday, September 22, and will also be hosting its own mini-flea that same day. We will be promoting our fabulous church and will be selling gently used children's clothing, toys and books. If you have anything that could be of use, please drop off your donations in the Sunday School room by Sunday, September 16. (If you still have something you really want to donate, we can accept things through Tuesday, September 18. See Father Wallace.)
ACOLYTE/SERVER TRAINING (RETRAINING)
Sunday, September 23, after mass
All current acolytes and anyone interested in becoming an acolyte are asked to attend this short training/retraining session. Grab something to eat at Coffee Hour, then come back to the church. It’ll be short (Fr. Wallace promises!)
CALLING ALL SINGERS!
St. Paul’s choir is beginning preparations for the 2018-2019 season and are enthusiastically inviting new members to join them. Anyone interested should contact Alex Canovas at email@example.com.
Pre-season rehearsal: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Thursday, September 27
First Sunday of the new season: September 30
ALL-PARISH CLEAN UP DAY
Saturday, September 29, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Details forthcoming, but please put it on your calendars. All hands great and small are needed and appreciated.
PROGRAM YEAR BEGINS-HOMECOMING SUNDAY
11:00 am, Sunday, September 30
The beginning of our program year is fast approaching. Mass returns to 11:00 am, and our wonderful choir, under the direction of Alex Canovas, begins its new season. Please join us on that Sunday as we celebrate the return of High Mass and St. Paul’s 159th year.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
12:30 pm (just after mass), Sunday, October 7, on the sidewalk in front of the church.
Welcome all creatures great and small. Bring your pet to church, then stay for the blessing. Treats for pets and people.
SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS
9:45 am – 10:45 am, October 7
See Jean Del Colliano if you are interested in having your child in Sunday School or wish to help in any way
October 7 begin our fall stewardship campaign. Watch for more information.
BIBLE BASICS CLASS
Fr. Wallace will be teaching an 8-session Bible Basics/Bible 101 class this fall, 1:00 after Coffee Hour, beginning Sunday, October 14. Ever wanted to know more about the Bible but were intimidating by the whole “word of God” thing! Now’s your chance. Please let Fr. Wallace know, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested.
NEW VESTRY MEMBER
At its regular August meeting, the vestry reluctantly accepted the resignation of Lori Sims, who is moving away from New York. She will be missed by the St. Paul’s Community and the vestry, and our prayers and loving appreciation go with her and Darrell as they embark on this new chapter in their lives. The parish by-laws state that the vestry elect a new member to fill the unexpired term, and we are happy to announce that Anne Hallmark has been duly elected and will serve through January 2019. Please take the opportunity to congratulate Anne and thank her for her willingness to serve.
MARK YOUR FALL CALENDARS
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am, Annual Requiem of the Guild of All Souls
Sunday, November 11, 11:00 am, Remembrance Sunday
Sunday, November 11, 12:30 pm, Parish Summit, about the transition and rector search, at Coffee Hour
ST. ANN’S AND HOLY TRINITY: Designation as Pro-Cathedral
5:30 pm, this Sunday afternoon, September 16th, Solemn Evensong
Bishop Provenzano will be designating the Church of St. Ann’s and Holy Trinity as a pro-cathedral. That is a fancy way of saying a “secondary” cathedral within the Diocese of Long Island. This is being done so that Episcopalians who live in Brooklyn and Queens will not have go all the way to Garden City for Episcopal services such as Ordinations and Confirmations. St. Ann’s and Holy Trinity is exactly one mile from St. Paul’s, just down Clinton Street.
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 everliving God, Ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind with your holy Church: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Search Committee: Direct the Search Committee, O Lord, in all their doings with thy most gracious favor, and further them with thy continual help; that in all their works begun, continued, and ended in thee, they may glorify thy Holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THIS COMING SUNDAY
September 16, 2018: The 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday's Appointed Readings and Homily
The First Reading— Proverbs 1:20-33
Epistle— James 3:1-12
The Gospel—Mark 8:27-38
Entrance: "O love, how deep, how broad, how high," Hymnal, 449
Offertory: "Take up your cross, the Savior said," Hymnal, 675
Communion: "There is a balm in Gilead," Hymnal, 676
Dismissal: "As those of old their first fruits brought," Hymnal, 705
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
718-625-4126 • email: email@example.com • Donate
The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist