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


Acolytes: Liam Kelly




Lectors: Lorene Cary, Mark Canterbury




Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Nick Molloy, Mark Canterbury




Altar Guild: Team D: Widgette and Michael Kelly




Flower Guild:9/3 Kim Jacobsen




Counters:  Michael Kelly, 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


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


Elaine Grande


Harold J. Wilson, Sr.


Faye Gomez


Nancy Deakin, grandmother of Grace Deakin


Jake Urich, friend of the Kirk family


Paul U. Stebner, father of Erika Canterbury


Nancy MacMillan, wife of John Canterbury


Dotty Stoveken, grandmother to Liam and Alex Kelly






Henrik Maxian (8/27)


  Carol Paiste (8/29)


  Skye O’Donnell (8/30)


  Betsy Schaeffer (8/31)


  C. Mitchell Smith (8/31)


  Dane Smith (8/31)


  George Wiemann (9/1)


  Melanie Smith (9/2)




Marriage Anniversaries:


Bill and Dawn Burke (8/28)


Paul and Lori DiSandro (8/29)

Hymns for 8/27:


Processional: 304 I come with joy to meet my Lord


Sequence: 525 The Church’s one foundation


Communion: 523 Glorious things of thee are spoken


Closing: 518 Christ is made the sure foundation




Events: (highlights of the week)


Sunday: Outreach Committee Meeting 9:00 a.m., Conference Room


Monday 8/28-Friday 9/1: Parish Office Open 9:00 a.m.-Noon


Wednesday 8/30: Memorial Committee Meeting, Noon, Conference Room


Friday 9/1: 12 Step Group Meeting 7:30 p.m., Paxson Hall









The Outreach Committee meets Sunday, August 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.




Adjusted Office Hours for the Week of August 28-September 1


Please note that the parish office hours will be adjusted for the week of Monday, August 28-Friday, September 1 while Angie is on vacation.


The office will be open from


9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.


Monday, August 28—Friday, September 1.







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








Adult Inquirers’ Class Begins Sept. 10.




Inquirers’ & Newcomers’ Class—Late Summer/Fall 2017


Sunday Mornings, 9:00-9:45 a.m., Sept. 10, 17, 24




An introduction to the Christian faith, Anglican traditions and practices, the Episcopal Church, and the place St. Paul’s in the spectrum of Christian & Episcopal belief and practice. 


Recommended especially for new and prospective members, but also for anyone who wishes to brush up on the basics of our denomination and our parish.




Sunday, Sept. 10: INTRODUCTION: Who Are Episcopalians?  The ancient and medieval foundations of Anglicanism; the English Reformation; the Episcopal Church in the United States; the Evangelical and Catholic revivals.




Sunday, Sept. 17: WORSHIP IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH: The Book of Common Prayer; the meaning of worship; Baptism, Holy Eucharist, the Minor Sacraments; the liturgical year; the Daily Office.




Sunday, Sept. 24: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE CHURCH: Scriptural authority, conservatives, liberals and fundamentalists; flying, gay, and women bishops; shifting power and influence in the Anglican Communion from the West to the developing world.





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.



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 also 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. .









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!!







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





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.





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.





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.




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.



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.




Readings for 9/3


Exodus 3:1-15           


Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c


Romans 12:9-21        


Matthew 16:21-28




From the Ledger:(pledge/plate)


Current Finances:


2017 Pledge & Plate needed each week                                                   $4,886


2017 Pledge & Plate received 8/20                                                            $3,497


Surplus / (Shortfall)                                                                                     ($1,389)


2017 Cumulative Surplus / (Short)                                                             $7,054


Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct                                           $0




Sunday Attendance 8/20


8:00 a.m.             28


9:30 a.m.             44