Eucharistic Ministers: Joe Farina, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Widgette Kelly, Christopher McCall


Acolytes: Liam Kelly, Emma Ward, Alex Kelly


10/1 Acolytes: Benjamin Callanan, Sarah Hutchison, J.T. Massey




Lectors:  George Wiemann, Michael Kelly




Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Nick Molloy, Ted Hopkins, Mark Canterbury




Altar Guild: Team D: Michael and Widgette Kelly




Counters:  George Wiemann, Dan Lawler




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


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


Dotty Stoveken, grandmother to Liam and Alex Kelly






Beth Gallagher (9/25)


  Deborah Taylor (9/25)


  Sam Palermo (9/26)


  Alex Smith (9/26)


  Lynda Moyer (9/27)


  David Nice (9/27)


  Mary Ellen Wilson (9/27)




Marriage Anniversaries:


Rich and Kay Johnson (9/27)


Sam and Wendy Brumbaugh (9/29)




Hymns for 9/24:


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


Sequence: I vow to thee, my country


Communion: Give thanks to you


Closing: 541 Come, labor on




Events: (highlights of the week)


Sunday: Farewell to Fr. Smith at Coffee Hour


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


Sunday School 9:45a.m., Education Wing


Thursday 9/28: Stewardship Committee Meeting 6:00 p.m., Library


Thursday 9/28: Choir Rehearsal 7:15 p.m., Music Room


Friday 9/29: 12 Step Group Meeting 7:30 p.m., Paxson Hall


Saturday 9/30: Flower Guild Meeting 10:30 a.m., Flower Guild Room








Update on the arrival of Father Daniel and Family


Fr. Moore and his family traveled to North Carolina to ride out the hurricane with friends.  Their home in the Naples area came through without major damage. 


They are heading back to help their parish clear up the debris. The storm has pushed back their arrival by a week.  Fr. Kyle St. Claire will celebrate with us on Sunday 10/1, at both services.


We will welcome Father Daniel, Kristin and their family on Sunday 10/8.  Feel free to contact me with your questions.


Blessings, Mary Ann








Please join the Vestry this Sunday, September 24


as we bid farewell to Fr. Bob Smith at coffee hour




on Sunday, October 8th


when we will have one service at 10:00 a.m.


with a reception following the service


to welcome Fr. Daniel T. Moore


and his family to St. Paul’s


and to recognize the Discernment Committee










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.








Our Sister Parish in Guatemala


For the past threeyears, a few extremely generous contributors from St. Paul’s donated the thousands of dollars in schooltuition and fees that allowed twelve students from St. Mary’s to attend another year at the schools they’ve chosen.  


St.  Paul’s Vestry and Outreach Committee are committed to doing all we can to meet this commitment again this year, believing that an uninterrupted education is a most important foundation for the students and their society.  


We’re hoping that many smaller gifts will allow these students to go back to school again.  Would you help?  Please send contributions to the Outreach Committee, made out to St. Paul’s, with “Sayes” in the memo line. 


For more information, please contact Steve Rubenstein at 215-345-9276 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .






The Outreach Committee is organizing a food packing event with a Christian non-profit organization called Feed My Starving Children.


This organization targets children who are in the most severe circumstances, those suffering from severe malnutrition and threatened with death and starvation. 


Meals are hand-packed with rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags which are then sealed, boxed, placed on pallets and shipped to partners working hard to reach the neediest children around the world.


 The food packing will be held at Delaware Valley University.  If you are interested in helping, and we certainly hope you would consider it, you can sign up for either;


Sat. 10-28  2-4PM


Sun. 10-29  1-3 PM


This is a great family event, and children will enjoy participating.


If you have questions, or would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact Mary Lou Parry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215 783 4066.





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 Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents an ‘Autumn Cabaret’, featuring songs of Broadway and Gilbert & Sullivan plus delicious desserts, on Saturday September 30 at 8:00 PM and Sunday October 1 at 2:00 PM.


The Saturday performance will be at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2631 Durham Road (corner of Rtes. 413 and 202), Buckingham, PA, and the Sunday show will be at St. Paul’s.


 The singers include Allison Deratzian, Jill Dulany, Rachel Martin, Eva Martinez, Mary Jane Reep, George Achilles, Bob Kinney, Teva Skovronek, Robert West, Gary Carl, Anna Saurman, Martha Ellen Smith, Theresa Swartz and Bob Binkley.  


Accompanying the singers will be Lee F. Milhous on piano, Carol Carpenter on flute and harp and Leslie Rickert on bass. 


General admission tickets at the door are $20, but there is a discount if purchased in advance through (Search under Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society Autumn Cabaret.)


Tickets for students are $10, and children 10 and under are free. More information is at




Readings for 10/1


Exodus 17:1-7


Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16


Philippians 2:1-13


Matthew 21:23-32




From the Ledger:(pledge/plate)


Current Finances:


2017 Pledge & Plate needed each week                                                   $4,886


2017 Pledge & Plate received 9/17                                                            $2,791


Surplus / (Shortfall)                                                                                      ($2,095)


2017 Cumulative Surplus / (Short)                                                              $3,490


Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct                                           $0




Sunday Attendance 9/17


8:00 a.m.             27


10:00 a.m.           61