Eucharistic Ministers: Michael Kelly, George Wiemann (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Mark Canterbury


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


9/17 Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Mark Canterbury


9/17 Acolytes: Sofia Leonardis, Grace Cowhey, Maddie Leonardis


Lectors:  Rea Boylan, Christina Hopkins




Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Jim Happ, Burke Family, John Fraser, Bob Byerly




Altar Guild: Team B: Elizabeth Pitts, Eve Byerly




Flower Guild 9/17: Ruth Carlson




Counters:  George Wiemann, Mark Grande




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


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






Sofia Leonardis (9/11)


 Jay Folkes (9/12)


  Joel Rubenstein (9/14)


  Austin Zaks (9/16)




Marriage Anniversaries:


David and Deborah Taylor (9/10)


Shih-Ying and Carol Hsu (9/12)


Bruce and Trudie Benton (9/15)


Jay and Pamela Dozier (9/16)




Hymns for 9/10:


Processional: 400 (verses 1-4) All creatures of our God and King


Sequence: 518 Christ is made the sure foundation


Communion: 376 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee


Closing: 174 At the Lamb’s high feast we sing




Events: (highlights of the week)


Sunday: Community Block Party


Inquirers’ & Newcomers’ Class 9:00 a.m., Paxson Hall classroom


Sunday School Parent Meeting 9:30 a.m., Education Wing


Choir Returns


Monday 9/11:Finance Committee Meeting 4:00 p.m., Conference Room


Tuesday 9/12: Property Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m., Conference Room


Thursday 9/14: Choir Rehearsal 7:15 p.m., Music Room


Friday 9/15: 12 Step Group Meeting 7:30 p.m., Paxson Hall


Saturday 9/16: Aid for Friends 9:00 a.m., Kitchen


Saturday 9/16: Prayer Shawl Ministry 11:00 a.m., Library












Community Block Party-


Saint Paul’s Block Party takes place on Oakland Avenue in front of the church after services on Sunday, September 10. 


We will welcome those watching the bike race with some free food and drinks.









On Sunday, September 10, 2017 the intersection of Pine Street and East Oakland Avenue will be closed as of 6:00 a.m. due to the annual Thompson Bucks County Classic Bike Race.


The race will begin at 12:00 p.m. and last until approximately 3:00 p.m. This will prevent parking or dropping off at the front of the church. Some options are to park on Oakland Avenue east of the church or on Ashland.


Parking at the Library (150 S. Pine Street) is also an option if access to our lot is limited.









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 SUNDAY,SEPTEMBER 10 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!!






If anyone is planning to visit the "Doylestown Art Festival” this weekend, don’t forget to stop by to visit the art work of Christopher McCall and Ron Prybycien in the Hamilton Street parking lot.








Adult Inquirers’ Class Begins SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 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.




Please join the Vestry on Sunday, September 24


as we bid farewell to Fr. Bob Smith at both coffee hours




on Sunday, October 1st


to welcome Fr. Daniel T. Moore and his family to St. Paul’s


and to recognize the Discernment Committee at both coffee hours.







Aid for Friends next cooking day is September 16th.


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.






Remembering—and Supporting—


Our Sister Parish in Guatemala


For the past fewyears, generous contributions from St. Paul’s members have supported theschooltuition for twelve students from the school of our sister parishin Guatemala.


 The Vestry and Outreach Committee are committed to doing all we can to meet this commitment again this year.  We’re hoping to be able to send those same dozen students back to school again—and time is short.  Would you help?


 Please send contributions to the Outreach Committee by early October. Checks should be made out to St. Paul’s, with “Guatemalan scholarships” in the memo line.


Your generosity in the past has been greatly appreciated and will continue to be going forward. For more information, please contact Steve Rubenstein.                                                              


  —Steve Rubenstein





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.





Christmas in Doylestown Planning Meeting


Come find out about this year’s Christmas in Doylestown at a planning meeting on Wednesday September 20th


We will gather at 7PM in the big conference room to review this year’s houses, set up a schedule for getting things done, and begin to find volunteers for key positions.





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.



Readings for 9/17


Exodus 14:19-31                        


Psalm 114


Romans 14:1-12                         


Matthew 18:21-35




From the Ledger:(pledge/plate)


Current Finances:


2017 Pledge & Plate needed each week                                                   $4,886


2017 Pledge & Plate received 8/27                                                            $5,291


Surplus / (Shortfall)                                                                                          $405


2017 Cumulative Surplus / (Short)                                                             $7,459


Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct                                           $0




From the Ledger:(pledge/plate)


Current Finances:


2017 Pledge & Plate needed each week                                                   $4,886


2017 Pledge & Plate received 9/3                                                              $3,229


Surplus / (Shortfall)                                                                                      ($1,657)


2017 Cumulative Surplus / (Short)                                                              $5,802


Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct                                           $0




Sunday Attendance 8/27


8:00 a.m.             34


9:30 a.m.             55






Sunday Attendance 9/3


8:00 a.m.             26


10:00 a.m.           57