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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

 

The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.

 

 

This Week at St. Paul's — January 7, 2018

 

 

 

The First Sunday after the Epiphany:
The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ


+ 8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
+ 9:45am Children's Formation
+ 10:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

The schedule of Sunday servers, the prayer list, and other information follows the announcements.

 

 

 

Announcements

 

 

 

Funeral for Bill Angell
The burial mass for Bill Angell will be held in the church today, January 6, 2018 at 10:30 in the morning. A reception will follow in Paxson Hall.

 

Healing Prayers and Anointing – Sunday, January 7th 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.

 

January 7th is Hole-y Sunday!
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!

 

We Exceeded Our 2018 Stewardship Goal!
The Stewardship Committee is thrilled to announce that we have achieved our goal for 2018 by surpassing $258,000 in pledged giving to St. Paul’s! This achievement enables our Vestry to be well-prepared in determining the church budget for 2018. Your pledges have made this possible. Thank you for your support of St. Paul’s through the gift of your tithes and offerings!

 

Fr. Daniel Moore's Installation
Please save the date and time of January 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. God willing, on that day, the Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez will install Fr. Daniel Moore as the 27th Rector of St. Paul’s. We hope you will join us for this special event in the life of our parish.

 

Notice of the Annual Meeting
The Vestry has set Sunday, January 28, 2018 as the date for our parishwide Annual Meeting. To encourage participation, there will be only one service that morning and there will be no Sunday School classes. Nursery care for little ones will be offered.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
10:45 a.m., Annual Meeting
Brunch will be available during the meeting

 

CHRISTMAS IN DOYLESTOWN Meeting Jan 8th 7:00PM
It’s time to review last year’s Christmas in Doylestown and begin to make plans for this year’s.  Please join us at 7:00 on January 8th in the Conference Room in the Education Wing.  If you’ve been thinking you might like to be more involved, or you just want to learn more about this big event, please come!   Kay Johnson  215-260-1270

 

Shoebox Christmas
St. Paul’s has shared the spirit of Christmas with thirty children who participate in an Episcopal childcare program in Philadelphia. Thank you for answering this call, year after year. Your gift may well be their brightest memory of the season and your kindness is greatly appreciated. Peace, Maureen McGraw

 

Little Red House
If you don’t already know, the Little Red House donations support an apartment at the Bucks County Housing Group shelter in Doylestown. The apartment is temporary housing for families of different sizes who are working to get back on their feet over a period of approximately 6 months to a year. St. Paul’s provides the welcome “basket” (bedding, towels, bathroom supplies, kitchen supplies, cleaning supplies and food gift cards) for new families. While they are there, we remember them at every holiday with gifts and meals. We also supply them with special requests throughout their stay. Currently, our family of four will enjoy a wonderful meal and a cheerful collection of gifts to open on Christmas Day! A bonus note: one of our parishioners, Andela Dozier, asked on behalf of her Girl Scout troop, to do something for the BCHG. Their troop gave gifts for the children of another family at the shelter. The giving continues to grow at St. Paul’s. Thank you for sharing your blessings. -- Maureen McGraw 

 

Dishes and Containers left from Christmas in Doylestown
We have been cleaning out the kitchen and have found a variety of containers and dishes that people have left from Christmas in Doylestown. Please see if any of your items are in this collection and pick up any items as your earliest convenience.  Any leftover items will be donated.  Please call the office if you have any questions.  Thank you!

 

Find us on Facebook & Instagram
St. Paul’s has a social media presence! Keep updated on the happenings of our parish life by liking us on Facebook and following us on Instagram.

 

St. Paul’s Women’s Group: Touching All Generations (TAG)
Let’s start 2018 with a “Dance Party”. 
Celebrate with music, dance, and light refreshments. 
Where: St. Paul’s Parish Hall
When:  Wednesday, January 17th 6:30pm
Please RSVP to the Church Office or June Psculkowski ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).
A signup sheet for favorite performers or dance songs you would like to hear will be in in the parish hall.  Our own Maureen McGraw and DJ friend will be providing the music. 

 

2018 Offering Envelopes Available
2018 offering envelopes are available in the atrium for pick up.  If you have not signed up to receive envelopes but would like them, please ask for assistance from Treasurer, Mary Ellen Wilson.

 

2018 Episcopal Church Ordo Calendars Available
Our 2018 Ordo Calendars have arrived and are available in the Narthex. Please pick up yours today, and perhaps an extra if you know of someone who might like one.

 

The St. Paul’s 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 Servers, Prayer List, Etc.

 

 

 

Eucharistic Ministers: Michael Kelly, Mary Rose (Second Chalice), Mark Canterbury, Pike Stephens
1/14 Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall
 
Acolytes: Benjamin Callanan, Sarah Hutchison, Alex Kelly
1/14 Acolytes: Emma Ward, Jack Grande
 
Lectors: Stephen Donato, Pike Stephens

Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Nick Molloy, Kelly Family

Counters: Mary Ellen Wilson, Mark Grande

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

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

 

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
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, grandmother of 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
David Ladd
Katherine Curtis
Bryce Mongillo

 

Birthdays:

Constantine Cooper (19)
William Henderson(1/9)
Hannah Boyajieff (1/10)
Ruth Carlson (1/11)
William Tiech (111)
Roanna Hsu (1/12)
Ann Laughlin (1/13)
Margaret Mayorga (1/13)

 

Readings for 1/7: (click to read)
Genesis 1:1-5
Acts 19:1-7
Mark 1:4-11
Psalm 29

Hymns for 1/7:
Processional: 119 As with gladness men of old
Sequence: 116 "I come," the great Redeemer cries
Communion: 121  Christ, when for us you were baptized
Closing: 135 Songs of thankfulness and praise

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2017 pledge & plate needed each week: $4,886
2017 pledge & plate received 12/24: $10,834
Surplus / (Shortfall): $5,948
2017 Cumulative Surplus / (Shortfall): $10,423
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating: $0

2017 pledge & plate needed each week: $4,886
2017 pledge & plate received 12/31: $3,064
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($1,822)
2017 Cumulative Surplus / (Shortfall): $8,601
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating: $0

Pledge Status as of 12/31/17:
Pledges: 97
Amount: $258,272
Pledge Goal: $250,000
Goal Percentage: 103.3
New Pledges: 14

Sunday Attendance 12/24 (Advent IV)
10:00 a.m.            126
 
Christmas Eve Attendance
5:00 p.m.              191       
11:00 p.m.              82
 
Christmas Day Attendance
9:00 a.m.              30
 
Previous Sunday Attendance 12/31:
8:00am: 20
10:00am: 39
Total: 59