Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall


Acolytes: Ainsley Massey, Madelynn Massey, J.T. Massey


8/27 Eucharistic Ministers: Joe Farina, Mary Rose (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Widgette Kelly


8/27 Acolytes: Liam Kelly




Lectors: Patty Berger, Patrick Callanan




Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Nancy Hunter, Nancy Dunston, Kelly Family, Maureen McGraw, Ted Hopkins




Altar Guild: Team C: Linda Chinn, Carol Fox




Flower Guild:8/27 Lisa Farina




Counters:  Michael Kelly, George Wiemann




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


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


Paul U. Stebner, father of Erika Canterbury






Jay Dozier (8/21)


  Michael Kelly (8/21)


  Heather O’Donnell (8/21)


  Sam Brumbaugh (8/23)


  Timothy Donato (8/24)


Olivia Frustaci (8/25)


  Joan Sturtevant (8/25)


 Jeffrey Wheeler (8/26)




Marriage Anniversaries:


William and Carol DelPizzo (8/20)


George Wiemann and Andrea Benack (8/23)


Grant and Misty Palmer (8/25)




Hymns for 8/20:


Processional: 371 Thou, whose almighty word


Sequence: 380 From all that dwell below the skies


Communion: 530 Spread, O spread, thou mighty word


Closing: 686 Come, thou fount of every blessing




Events: (highlights of the week)


Friday 8/25: 12 Step Group Meeting 7:30 p.m., Paxson Hall













Aid for Friends next cooking day is Saturday, 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.







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!











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






Beginning on Sunday, September 3rd, we will return to our Program Year Worship Schedule.


8:00 a.m.                          Holy Communion


                                                                                                              9:45 a.m.                       Sunday School/Youth Group (begins on Sept. 10, with Parent Meeting at 9:30 a.m.)


10:00 a.m.                        Holy Communion





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.





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!!





We are excited to announce that we will be using the Living the Good News curriculum for our Sunday School program this year.  


Sunday School will begin on September 10th with a brief parent meeting at 9:30 AM.  Sunday School registration forms are attached to this email and can be found in the September edition of Passages, online, and in the track rack as you enter Paxson Hall.


 We are still looking for Sunday School teachers.  If you are interested in volunteering for the first half of the program year, or all year, 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. .







Backpack Ministry


Look what you've done! St. Paul's has supplied 23 backpacks and many assorted school supplies to the Bucks County Housing Group for 2017.


Thank you for your generosity and valuable contributions to the education of our children.  -Maureen McGraw





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.







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.







The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be meeting the 3rd Saturday of September (Saturday, September 16) at 11 am in the Library.  


We begin another busy year of projects and fellowship.  All knitters and crocheters are welcome.


Bring what you are working on or get some ideas and yarn from our Stash.  Also, bring a snack, drink or sandwich if you would like.


Any questions, 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.




Trinity Episcopal Church, Buckingham, PA —


The Trinity Buckingham Academy is looking for nurturing, creative people to join our team. 


Part time positions are available in our Kindergarten and pre-school programs.  Past teaching experience, ECE or Elementary education degree is preferred.


For more information or to apply, please contact TBAcademy director Stephanie Elliot at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Trinity Buckingham Church and Academy are located at 2631 Durham Road in Buckingham, PA at the intersection of Routes 413 and 202.




St. Paul’s Church is now on Twitter and Instagram


To follow St. Paul’s, go to the home page of the church’s website


and click on the Twitter



and Instagram icons



found on the left side of the page, below the Facebook icon.



Readings for 8/27


Exodus 1:8-2:10


Psalm 124


Romans 12:1-8


Matthew 16:13-20




From the Ledger:(pledge/plate)


Current Finances:


2017 Pledge & Plate needed each week                                                   $4,886


2017 Pledge & Plate received 8/13                                                            $2,238


Surplus / (Shortfall)                                                                                       $2,648)


2017 Cumulative Surplus / (Short)                                                              $8,444


Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct                                           $0




Sunday Attendance 8/13


8:00 a.m.             40


9:30 a.m.             52