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Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Mary Rose (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Widgette Kelly

Acolytes: Benjamin Callanan, Jack Grande, Nolan Palladino

11/12 Eucharistic Ministers: Michael Kelly, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Mark Canterbury, Christopher McCall

11/12 Acolytes: Liam Kelly, Sarah Hutchison, Alex Kelly

 

Lectors:  Stephen Donato, George Achilles

 

Ushers:Ann Laughlin, Jim Happ, Ray Seckinger, Bob Byerly

 

Altar Guild: Team A: Erika and Grace Canterbury, Jacky Grande

 

Counters: George Wiemann, Jacky Grande

 

Flower Guild 11/12: Ruth Carlson

 

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

Steve Rubenstein

Richard Howard, uncle of a parishioner

Jim Picarro

Mary Howe

Polly Wright

Bill Angell

Cynthia Zayon

Paula Laughlin

Mark Elliott

Lynda Butcavage

Kristen Wheeler

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

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

Tamara Payne

Uvette, friend of Dorothy Schmidt

Nancy Dunston

 

Birthdays:

Michele McGroggan (11/5)

Jan Weidmann (11/5)

Grace Deakin (11/6)

Hal Wright (11/7)

Lynn Gibson (11/9)

Holly Seckinger (11/9)

Tom Achilles (11/10)

Colleen Seckinger (11/10)

 

Hymns for 11/5:

Processional: 656 Blest are the pure in heart

Sequence: 312 Strengthen for service, Lord

Communion: 383 Fairest Lord Jesus

Closing: 438 Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord

 

Events: (highlights of the week)

Sunday: Name Tag Sunday

Pledge Commitment Sunday

Parish Breakfast by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, after each service in Paxson Hall

Healing Prayers and Anointing at each Service

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

Christmas in Doylestown Baking 2:00 p.m., Kitchen

Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society Auditions 7:30 p.m., Choir Room

Monday 11/6: Christmas in Doylestown Baking 9:00 a.m., Kitchen

Tuesday 11/7: Christmas in Doylestown Baking 9:00 a.m., Kitchen

Wednesday 11/8: Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society Auditions 7:30 p.m., Choir Room

Thursday 11/9: Choir Rehearsal 7:15 p.m., Music Room

Friday 11/10: 12 Step Group Meeting 7:30 p.m., Paxson Hall

 

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5th:

Stewardship Sunday and Parish Breakfast

Stewardship Sunday is November 5th. We will bring our pledges forward in support of St. Paul's Church. For your convenience, a special basket will be placed at the communion rail to receive your pledges.

Following the announcements, there will be an opportunity to place pledge forms in the basket.

After each service the Brotherhood will be cooking up a fabulous breakfast for all including all you can eat eggs, pancakes, sausage, cereal, juice, applesauce/fruit cup, coffee, tea.

Please plan on fellowship, fun and great food!

 

Stewardship Committee

 

Robert Ball, Chairman       215-345-6625

Wendy Brumbaugh            215-257-7431

Kay Johnson                         215-348-7757

Maureen McGraw               215-920-4557

Mary Smith                            215-340-0153

Pike Stephens                  215-237-1175

Mary Ellen Wilson          215-343-5171

 

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5th.

Dont forget to set your clocks back one hour.

 


November 5th  is “Name Tag” Sunday

Please pick up a name tag on your way in to church.

We will continue Name Tag Sunday for the next few weeks to welcome Father Daniel and to help him get to know us better.

 

 

Fri. Dec 1st  6-9pm

Sat. Dec. 2nd  11am-3pm

 

Tour Tickets & Raffle Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 6th

and will be available at Coffee Hour beginning on November 12th.

  • Work on our 24th House Tour is in full gear!
  • Butter Cookie Baking continues today and tomorrow.
  • The best way to volunteer is with Sign Up Genius (SUG) which will show up in your Inbox.
  • If you don’t have email, please call Kay Johnson at 215-260-1270 to volunteer.
  • Bring in your Christmas Attic donations (new or gently used Christmas stuff that you don’t want) between Nov. 18 and Nov. 28.
  • Tour tickets are $20 to parishioners at all times.  Advance price to the public is $25 through Nov. 30th.  Tickets are $30 on tour days.
  • Raffle tickets will be on sale for:  $2 each OR 3 for $5 OR 8 for $10.

 

New at St. Paul’s: a Toddler Room!

St. Paul’s now offers nursery care for our littlest ones during the 10:00 service on Sundays in our brand new Toddler Room, located right on the stage of Paxson Hall.

Parents of children ages 6 months to 3 years can feel free to drop them off starting at 9:30am. Our Toddler Room is very kid-friendly, with toys, books, and even a crib for those needing a nap.

Parents should feel free to make use of it as needed, whether for the whole service or until Communion.

Children of all ages are always welcome in church—and so our Toddler Room is simply an option, not a requirement. As Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me…”

 

Sunday, November 12: Veterans and the Christian Life

With an Adult Forum at 9:15 in Paxson Hall

This Sunday we will give particular attention to the presence of veterans among us at St. Paul’s.

In addition to remembering veterans in the prayers that we offer, we will also host an Adult Forum presentation by Steve Gosnell, who will share about his experience as a veteran looking back on his naval career, and how this experience has impacted his faith.

This presentation will take place in between services, at 9:15 in Paxson Hall. Come and hear about what the Christian life looks like from a veteran’s perspective.

 

Additionally, we would like to recognize those veterans in our midst by printing their names in the Sunday bulletin.

If you are a veteran, or a member of your family is one, and you would like your/their name to be published in the bulletin, we ask you to let the church office know by November 8 (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 215.348.5511 ext. 10).

 

Diocesan Special Event: Responding to Racism in America

The Anti-Racism Commission of the Diocese of Pennsylvania is sponsoring a day-long event titled “Why, What To Do: Responding to Race in America.”

This free event will be held on Saturday, November 18 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Germantown (9:00am–4:00pm). Fr. Daniel would like to organize a group of people to come with him to this event.

The hope is to increase our understanding of racism in our society and institutions, as we fulfill our Baptismal vow to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.”

If you would like to attend this event or wish to learn more, please contact Fr. Daniel (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 215.348.5511 ext. 14).

 

 Wednesday, November 22 at 6:00pm:

Thanksgiving Eve Mass

Come and get your Thanksgiving started off right with the Great Thanksgiving!

All are invited to take a break from their preparations and come to church for a celebration of Holy Eucharist on Thanksgiving Eve at 6:00pm.

This brief service will include music and special prayers of thanksgiving for all the gifts that God has given us.

Let us come before God’s presence with Thanksgiving, and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.” (Psalm 95)

 

 

Forward Day By Day for November-January is now available at the tract rack.

 

The Prayer Shawl Ministry has switched their meetings to the 3rd Saturday of the month which is more convenient for everyone.

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, November 18th at 11am at Jacky Grande’s house, 408 Parkview Circle in Warrington.  

As a reminder, whether you make the meeting or not, please continue on any projects you are working on.

Completed projects can be dropped off at the church, put in the PSM Closet or contact Marie Ciampa or Jacky Grande with any questions.

 

Thanksgiving Food Collection

This year we will once again be collecting food for families in need from Doyle Elementary School. There will be bins placed in the closet area of Paxson Hall.

Gift cards to local supermarkets are needed as well. Please bring your donations IN by Sunday, November 19. Thanks everyone for your support in this outreach project.

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church History

is now available in the Church Office. 

Copies are $25.

 

Auditions for Messiah Singers

The Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society will hold auditions for those interested in singing solo arias in their Fifth Annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along.

Auditions will be Sunday, November 5 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, and Wednesday, November 8 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the downstairs choir room, located at 84 E. Oakland Avenue, Doylestown, PA

Singers should contact Lee Milhous at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an audition time. Singers should prepare the selection they are interested in performing from Part 1 of Messiah.

 

The Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along performances, accompanied by full orchestra, will be Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 PM and at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Buckingham, PA. Admission is $10.

The audience may come just to listen, or may join in singing the choral parts of the oratorio. The music for the choral parts may be downloaded from the homepage of the Society’s website at www.BucksGilbertAndSullivan.org.

 

Readings for 11/12

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

Psalm 78:1-7

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Matthew 25:1-13

 

From the Ledger:(pledge/plate)

Current Finances:

2017 Pledge & Plate needed each week                                                   $4,886

2017 Pledge & Plate received 10/29                                                          $2,948

Surplus / (Shortfall)                                                                                      ($1,938)

2017 Cumulative Surplus / (Short)                                                               ($487)

Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct                                           $0

 

Sunday Attendance 10/29

8:00 a.m.             18                                                                                                         

10:00 a.m.           81

 

                              99