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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

 

The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.

 

 

This Week at St. Paul's — January 14, 2018

 

 

 

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany:

+ 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

 

Year-End Statements
Are available to be picked up at the Narthex table. Thank you for helping us save on postage.

 

St. Paul’s Women’s Group: Touching All Generations (TAG)
Let’s start 2018 with a Dance Party! Includes 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. 

 

Fr. Daniel’s Installation
God willing, next Sunday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m. the Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez will formally install Fr. Daniel Moore as the Rector of St. Paul’s. We hope you will join us for this special event in the life of our parish. A reception following the service will be held in Paxson Hall.

 

Notice of the Annual Meeting
The Vestry has set Sunday, January 28, 2018as 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.
9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
10:45 a.m., Annual Meeting
Brunch will be available during the meeting

 

Code Blue Information Session and Volunteer Training
St. Paul’s Outreach Committee recently met with a representative from Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless(CSSH). This organization manages the Code Blue effort when the temperature drops below 26 degrees. When this occurs, there are three churches in the area that offer homeless men and women facilities for a shower, a meal and a safe place to sleep. To keep CSSH functioning, volunteers and donations are needed. If sufficient volunteers are not available when Code Blue is enacted, the shelter cannot open for that night! Please find additional information at www.co2ssh.org. Please consider attending a training for volunteers, and find other ways of helping, at a session that is scheduled for January 21st from 12:30-2:30pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Doylestown.

 

Aid for Friends Cooking Day: January 20th at 9am
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! For questions, call Steve Rubenstein: (215) 345-9276.

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry: January 20th at 11am
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be meeting on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00am in the Conference Room in the Education Wing. 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.

 

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!

 

Doyle Elementary Mitten Tree: Thank You
Thank you to all those who participated in the Mitten Project for Doyle Elementary. Your gifts brightened the holidays for twenty-five families. The guidance counselor was thrilled by and appreciative of our continued generosity and support.

 

Follow us Online
St. Paul’s has an online presence! Keep updated on the happenings of our parish life by following us on social media:

 

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. Call the office if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

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…”

 

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.

 

 

 

Sunday Servers, Prayer List, Etc.

 

 

 

Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall
1/21 Eucharistic Minsters: Joe Farina, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Robert Ball, Christopher McCall
1/21 4:00 p.m.: Pike Stephens, Mark Canterbury, Christopher McCall
 
Acolytes: Emma Ward, Jack Grande
1/21 Acolytes: Ainsley Massey, Madelynn Massey, J.T. Massey
 
Lectors:  Mae O’Brien, David Taylor
 
Ushers: Tom and Mary Smith, Maureen McGraw, Ted Hopkins
 
Counters: Jacky Grande, George Wiemann
 
Altar Guild: Team B: Elizabeth Pitts, Eve Byerly
 
Flower Guild 1/21: Flower Guild
 
Choir: George Achilles, Trudie Benton, Bob Binkley, 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
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 SullivanMary 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
Dolores Wiemann, mother of George Wiemann
Jennifer Palermo, granddaughter of Sam and Joyce Palermo, for a healthy pregnancy
 

 

* Pastoral Note: Paula Laughlin, daughter-in-law of parishioner Ann Laughlin, departed this mortal life last Monday while in hospice care. A memorial service will be held for her Saturday, January 13 in the Doylestown Friends Meeting House. May her soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

 

Birthdays:

Emily Mohr (1/15)
Michael Roberts (1/16)
Calum Shute (1/16)
Marian Wentworth (1/16)
Jocelyn Donovan (1/18)
Carol Fox-Breuninger (1/18)
Jennifer Edinger (1/20)

 

Readings for 1/14: (click to read)
1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
John 1:43-51
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

Hymns for 1/14:
Processional: 535 (Ye servants of God)
Sequence: 126 (The people who in darkness walked)
Communion: 324 (Let all mortal flesh keep silence)
Closing: 477 (All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine)

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week:$4,886
2018 Pledge & Plate received 1/7: $3,479
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($1,407)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): $24,973
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

We start the calendar year with a surplus towards our 2018 pledge thanks to the kindness of many individuals who paid their 2018 pledge in advance. Also, the weekly amount needed will change and is currently based on last year’s budget.  This amount will adjust once a budget is approved by vestry later this month.

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

Previous Sunday Attendance 1/7:
8:00am: 26
10:00am: 75
Total: 101
 

 

 

 

 


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