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

12/10 Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall

 

Acolytes: Emma Ward, Andela Dozier, Jack Grande

12/10 Acolytes: Jack Grande, Emma Ward

 

Lectors:  Stephen Donato, Jeff Tackett

 

Ushers: George Wiemann, Nancy Dunston

 

Counters: Michael Kelly, George Wiemann

 

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

 

Choir: Nick Lindberg, Mike Roberts, Jim Shute, George Achilles, Palmer Haffner, David Taylor, Anne Shute, Trudie Benton, Wendy Brumbaugh, Faith Donaher, Jill Dulany, Sue Roberts, Caitlin Stein, Deborah Taylor

 

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

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, grandmotherof Grace Deakin

Jake Urich, friend of the Kirk family

Paul U. Stebner, father of Erika Canterbury

Tamara Payne

Uvette, friend of Dorothy Schmidt

Nancy Dunston

John Fraser

Ray and Jeri Subers

 

Birthdays:

Robert Ball (12/7)

Pat Rubenstein (12/7)

Mary Callanan (12/8)

Nina Kirk (12/8)

Alex Valdes (12/8)

William Kirk (12/9)

Nolan Palladino (12/9)

 

Hymns for 12/3:

Processional: 56 (verses 1 and 2) O come, o come, Emmanuel

Sequence: 61 (verses 1 and 2) “Sleepers, wake!” A voice astounds us

Communion: 57 Lo! He comes with clouds descending

Closing: 68 Rejoice, rejoice, believers


Events: (highlights of the week)

Sunday: Name Tag Sunday

Healing Prayers and Anointing at each Service

Hole-y Sunday (Donuts) at Coffee Hour

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

Wednesday 12/6: TAG “Breakfast for Dinner” at Perkins Restaurant, Doylestown 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 12/7: Choir Rehearsal 7:15 p.m., Choir Room

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

 

Announcements:

Healing Prayers and Anointing – Sunday, December 3rd at each service

On the First Sunday of the Month, at each service, you will have an opportunity to receive anointing and prayers for healing from a member of our healing team.

Please receive communion first and then, if you wish, walk back to the baptismal font for anointing and healing prayers.

 

Hole-y Sunday is December 3rd!

The first Sunday of each month, the Vestry will be gracing the table of Paxson Hall with the sweet confectionary called donuts.  What better way to connect with old friends and new than snacking on an all time favorite.

So please join your Vestry in the powder and the glory of Donuts!

 

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…”

 

December 3rd 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.

 

 

Christmas Music and Flower Memorials

Please find forms for submitting Christmas Music and Flower Memorials in Sunday’s bulletins. Deadline for submission is Sunday, December 17.

 

 

 

 

  Join us in December for

“Breakfast for Dinner” at 6:30 on Wednesday, 12/6

at the Perkins Pancake House in Doylestown.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season for a relaxing dinner or just come late for dessert with the ladies of TAG.

Please RSVP to the Church Office, Mary Ellen Wilson, or Mary Ann Gosnell.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

 

 

Advent/Christmas Schedule of Services

 

Advent

 

Dec. 24th at 10:00 AM           Holy Eucharist: Rite I & Children’s Pageant

 

Christmas Eve

 

Dec. 24th at 4:30 PM                      Harpist: Rebekah Massey

4:45 PM                       Singing of Christmas Carols

5:00 PM                       Said Mass, the Nativity of Our Lord

 

Dec. 24th at 10:30 PM           Choral Presentation of Anthems and Carols

11:00 PM          Solemn Sung Mass, the Nativity of Our Lord

 

Christmas Day

 

Dec. 25th at 9:00 AM                      Holy Eucharist: Rite I

 

On behalf of the family we are currently sponsoring at the Bucks County Housing Group shelter, I extend my warmest thanks to all who contribute to The Little Red House.

We supplied them with a full Thanksgiving dinner and assorted gift cards. Every donation changes a life. Thank you for sharing your blessings.

Maureen McGraw

 

Doyle Elementary

Mitten Tree Information

This year we will once again be helping the families from Doyle Elementary by helping with their Mitten Project. The mittens will have a number and gender and a suggested gift.

After purchasing the gift, wrap the gift and attach the mitten on the wrapped gift. There will be a bin in the coat area of Paxson Hall marked the Mitten Project. Please bring in all gifts within the next two weeks.

Also, please make sure the mitten is securely attached to the gift. This is an easy way to make someone's holiday a little brighter. Any questions, see Mary Smith.

 

 

 

Sunday, Dec. 17: Brotherhood Breakfast & Visit by Bishop Nikolaos of Myra

 

On the 3rd Sunday of Advent (December 17), we will have two very special events:

 

  • A parish breakfast in Paxson Hall, hosted by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and taking place after both services.
  • An in-service visitation by the Rt. Rev. Nikolaos of Myra—a.k.a. St. Nicholas! Bishop Nikolaos may also make a special appearance at breakfast…

 

 

 

Hey, children! Can you find the Magi?

 

Did you notice the empty creche in front of the altar in church? In these weeks before Christmas, we are in a season of waiting for wonderful things—and we are waiting for Jesus to be born! The Magi (or Wise Men) were also waiting, and traveled far to find the infant Jesus.

For the next few weeks, they will be traveling around our church until Jesus finally arrives. Can you spot them? Keep a close lookout—they keep on moving!

 

 

Call for Vestry Nominations

 

In January 2018, St. Paul’s will elect its next class of members to our Vestry. If you wish to nominate someone (or yourself) as a candidate for election to the Vestry, please contact the parish administrator, Mrs. Angela Stoots, by email or phone.

The Rector and Wardens will then reach out to nominees directly with more information about the process. Please submit nominations to the church office by Monday, December 18. And please continue to keep the Vestry in your prayers as they strive to lead and serve our beloved church.

 

 

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church History

is now available in the Church Office. 

Copies are $25.

 

 

 

 

Join the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society and members of our community for their fifth annual “Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along” on Saturday, December 16, with performances at 2:00 PM and at 7:30 PM, at our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown.

The Sing-Along will be conducted by Lee F. Milhous and Bob Binkley and accompanied by the 40-piece Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Orchestra.

Special guest singers from the Lenape Middle School Chorus, directed by Jaime Rogers, will join in on Leroy Anderson favorites “Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride.”

Professional vocalists have been enlisted to sing the arias in “Messiah,” and the public may sing along with the choruses or simply listen and enjoy the concert. Singers may bring their own Messiah score or download the chorus music from the website  www.BucksGilbertAndSullivan.org.

Admission is $10, with children 13 and under free. The Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

 

 

 

Readings for 12/10

Isaiah 40:1-11              

2 Peter 3:8-15a

Mark 1:1-8                    

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

 

From the Ledger:(pledge/plate)

Current Finances:

2017 Pledge & Plate needed each week                                                   $4,886

2017 Pledge & Plate received 11/26                                                         $4,630

Surplus / (Shortfall)                                                                                        ($256)

2017 Cumulative Surplus / (Short)                                                                $238

Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct                                           $0

 

St. Paul's Pledge Status as of 11/27/17

Pledges                                                                                                                            86

Amount                                                                                                              $235,472

Pledge Goal                                                                                                       $250,000

Goal Percentage                                                                                                   94.2%

Number New                                                                                                                 11

 

Sunday Attendance 11/26

8:00 a.m.              27                                                                                                        

10:00 a.m.           93

 

                             120