St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — January 21, 2018




The Third 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.






Fr. Daniel’s Installation
God willing, this 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.


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.


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


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 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.


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!


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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.




Sunday Servers, Prayer List, Etc.




Eucharistic Ministers: Joe Farina, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Robert Ball, Christopher McCall
1/21 4:00 p.m.: Pike Stephens, Mark Canterbury, Christopher McCall
1/28 Eucharistic Ministers: Widgette Kelly, Christopher McCall
Acolytes: Ainsley Massey, Madelynn Massey, J.T. Massey
1/28 Acolytes: Sofia Leonardis, Grace Cowhey
Lectors:  Mary Rose, George Achilles
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Jim Happ, Bob Byerly, Ray Seckinger

Counters: Mary Ellen Wilson, Michael Kelly
Altar Guild: Team C: Linda Chinn, Carol Fox
Flower Guild 1/28: Anne Shute
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


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 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
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



Rhett Maxian (1/21)
Douglas Del Pizzo (1/22)
Connie Stephens (1/25)
Fiona Mayorga (1/27)
Nancy Perkins-Vice (1/27)


Marriage Anniversaries:
Rick and Tara Gladysz (1/21)
Michael and Susan Roberts (1/23)
Tom and Mary Smith (1/24)


Readings for 1/21: (click to read)
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20
Psalm 62:6-14

Hymns for 1/21:
Processional: 550 (Jesus calls us; o'er the tumult)
Sequence: 660 (O Master, let me walk with thee)
Communion: 661 (They cast their nets in Galilee)
Closing: 537 (Christ for the world we sing)

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 1/14: $4,620
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($186)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($1,513)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

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 1/14:
8:00am: 27
10:00am: 98
Total: 125





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