Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Mark Canterbury, Christopher McCall


Acolytes: Sofia Leonardis, Nolan Palladino, Maddie Leonardis


8/20 Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Mary Rose (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall


8/20 Acolytes: Ainsley Massey, Madelynn Massey, J.T. Massey




Lectors: George Wiemann, Trudie Benton




Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Jim Happ, Bob Byerly, A.J. Mayorga




Altar Guild: Team B: Elizabeth Pitts, Eve Byerly




Flower Guild:8/20 Audrey Jackson




Counters:  Jacky Grande, Mary Ellen Wilson




Intercessions: In your prayers this week, please remember the following members of St. Paul’s Parish Community and their families:


Peter LaRosa, nephew of Ann Laughlin


Erich and Kris Uhlenbrock


Steve Rubenstein


Richard Howard, uncle of a parishioner


Judy Miller, sister of Leon Psculkowski


Jim Picarro


Mary Howe


Polly Wright


Bill Angell


Cynthia Zayon


Lisa Kelly, sister of Erich Uhlenbrock


Paula Laughlin


Mark Elliott


Lynda Butcavage


Kristen Wheeler


Tracy Thomas


Janella Place, friend of Lynn Gibson


Michael Blakesley


Alexandra McCullum


Caroline Canterbury


Matthew Ragusa


Annette Ragusa


Valerie Gardner


Helene Grande


Nina Kirk and baby Grace


Jean Ruger, sister of June Psculkowski


Betsy Kitzman, cousin of Donna Leonardis


Carolyn Sadowski


Gail Kessling


Paul Sullivan


Mary Jo Jenkinson, friend of Robyn and Allan Mohr


Dorothy Schmidt


Bonnie, friend of Nancy Dunston


Elaine Grande


Harold J. Wilson, Sr.


Rose Libby, great- grandmother to Liam and Alex Kelly


Faye Gomez


Nancy Deakin, grandmother of Grace Deakin


Jake Urich, friend of the Kirk family






Helene Donaghy (8/14)


  Maureen McGraw (8/15)


  Jay Gallagher (8/16)


  James Wilson (8/17)


  Lynda Butcavage (8/18)


Shih-Ying Hsu (8/18)


Erika Canterbury (8/19)
Alan Lee (8/19)




Marriage Anniversaries:


John and Lynda Butcavage (8/15)




Hymns for 8/13:


Processional: 390 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty


Sequence: 435 (verses 1-4) At the Name of Jesus


Communion: 699 Jesus, lover of my soul


Closing: 410 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven




Events: (highlights of the week)


Sunday: Rectory Tour during both Coffee Hours


Monday 8/14: Finance Committee Meeting 4:00 p.m., Conference Room


Tuesday 8/15: Vestry Meeting 7:00 p.m., Library


Friday 8/18: 12 Step Group Meeting 7:30 p.m., Paxson Hall


Saturday 8/19: Aid for Friends 9:00 a.m., Kitchen


Saturday 8/19: Altar Guild Cleaning Day 10:00 a.m., Church











Sunday, August 13th: Coffee Hour with a Tour-


Have you always wondered about our rectory?  Now is your chance to take a closer look. 


Please join Vestry as they host Coffee hour this Sunday, August 13th in the rectory after both services.  We hope to see you there.







Back to School Backpacks


This is a seasonal outreach project that benefits the Bucks County Housing Group. 


Through this project, St. Paul's supplies an average of 30 backpacks for children at our local facility as well as surrounding Bucks County members.


Each backpack is filled with all the necessary school supplies for grades from K to 12. This project alleviates the stress of families faced with financial challenges.


A list of needed supplies is attached to this email. If you supply a completed backpack, please attach a label noting the grade level it is for.


All donations are gratefully accepted and can be dropped at the office or in the coat room in Paxson Hall.


Please submit all donations by this Sunday, August 13th~ Maureen McGraw









Aid for Friends next cooking day is August 19th.


Come help others and enjoy some fellowship. Casseroles or main courses are needed. Meats are available in the freezer as well as pasta on the shelves.


Hope to see you there at 9:00 in the church kitchen!  Any questions call Steve Rubenstein 215-345-9276.







Community Block Party-


Saint Paul’s will open its doors during the Doylestown Art Festival and Bike Race on Sunday, September 10 for a Community Block Party.  


We are in the beginning stages of planning.   Please contact Mary Ann Gosnell if you are interested. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215-491-3411.







A History of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church


has arrived!


Pick up your copy in Paxson Hall on Sunday morning or in the Church Office during the week.




·        Your copy is ready for pick up if you paid for your book when you placed your order.


·        If you ordered a book without payment, please bring your payment of $25.


·        If you didn’t pre-order a copy, there are extras to purchase for $25.







We are quickly approaching the end of summer and it is time to begin to think about the fall stewardship campaign.  There will be much more information about this in early September.


The Stewardship committee is looking for a few good men/women to help us with this critically important ministry.  Please consider sharing a little bit of your valuable time with this ministry.  You will find it rewarding on many levels.


If you can spare even a little bit of your time please speak to Robert Ball, Kay Johnson or Mary Ellen Wilson.


Please keep the Stewardship committee and their important work for St. Paul’s in your prayers.







There will be an Altar Guild Clean-up Day


WHEN:  Saturday, August 19th, 2017


TIME:  10:00AM


WHERE:   We will meet in the church


Breakfast will be provided. 


Hope to see you all there!







Sermons Available on Website


Father Smith’s sermons are now available on the church’s website. Please visit and click on the Sermons button located on the home page to find them.


Printed sermon copies are also available below the TV in the atrium for those who do not have Internet access.







Gardeners:  If you are growing more than you can use, please bring in your extras!


Buyers:  Please make a generous donation for what you take.


The offerings may be small as our gardens get going, but be sure to check each week to see what is available.


Proceeds benefit the ‘Little Red House’ Collection, to be used to buy food for the residents of the Doylestown Homeless Shelter.


THANK YOU for your support!!





The Prayer Shawl Ministry will not be meeting in July or August. The next scheduled meeting will be Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 in the Library.


Any completed projects can be dropped off at church and placed in the Prayer Shawl closet.


Please contact Marie Ciampa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 215-723-4999 or Jacky Grande at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,  215-491-6113 with any questions.





Summer is a great time to slow down, reflect, and consider our path as we move forward in our faith.  As you contemplate your journey, please pause and consider your role with the youth of The Church.  Might you be interested in teaching Sunday School this fall or during the second semester in the spring?  Might you be interested in working with Vacation Bible School next year?  Would you like to host youth group events or help organize youth outreach projects?  We really are in great need of your support as we build up our youth programs.  If you have a gift or talent related to this area of service or are willing to learn please contact Widgette Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jim Massey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Thank you for your consideration!




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Readings for 8/20


Genesis 45:1-15


Psalm 133


Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32


Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28




From the Ledger:(pledge/plate)


Current Finances:


2017 Pledge & Plate needed each week                                                   $4,886


2017 Pledge & Plate received 8/6                                                              $3,780


Surplus / (Shortfall)                                                                                     ($1,106)


2017 Cumulative Surplus / (Short)                                                            $10,672


Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct                                            $0




Sunday Attendance 8/6


8:00 a.m.             22


9:30 a.m.             46