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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

 

The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.

 

 

This Week at St. Paul's — January 28, 2018

 

 

 

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany:

+ 9:30am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
+10:45am Annual Meeting

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

 

 

 

Announcements

 

Notice of the Annual Meeting
The Vestry has set this 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. Children’s programming and nursery care for little ones will be available downstairs in the Education Wing.
9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
10:45 a.m., Annual Meeting
Brunch will be available during the meeting

 

A Word of Thanks from Fr. Daniel
Dear people of St. Paul’s: I want to thank each and every one of you for blessing me the way that you did at the Installation last Sunday. Thank you for being there and packing the church for the celebration; thank you for the gifts that you gave me—in the service itself, at the reception, by preparing and bringing food, and for the gift of your words, your presence, and your smiling faces. You have truly blessed me, and it is my prayer that I will also be a blessing to you in this new season of our life together as a church.
Ever your grateful brother in Christ, Daniel+

 

Video of Fr. Daniel’s Installation Service
Did you miss Fr. Daniel’s installation service? Or do you want to see it again? You can view the video of the service online by following this link: bit.ly/stp-installation
(and thanks to Mary & Jacky Grande for capturing this wonderful event!)

 

Ash Wednesday Services on February 14
St. Paul’s will observe Ash Wednesday with two services: at 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m. These services include the Ash Wednesday liturgy, the Imposition of Ashes, and Holy Communion. The 7:00 p.m. service will be accompanied by the St. Paul’s Choir. Come and join us as we are invited to the observance of a holy Lent.

 

Altar Guild Luncheon with Father Moore on Saturday, February 10th at 11:00am
Father Moore will be teaching us a new way to vest the chalices for Eucharist. This will affect how the 8am and 10am teams do their set-ups. We hope that everyone will be present at the meeting! Lunch will be provided.

 

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

 

Final Stewardship Season Update
After a successful stewardship season, the Stewardship Committee is proud to announce that the people of St. Paul’s have pledged over $259,400 to our church in 2018. This amount far exceeds our pledge goal of $250,000, and will allow us to expand the mission and ministry of our church this year in exciting new ways. Your pledges have made this possible. Thank you, dear people of St. Paul’s, for supporting your church through the gift of your tithes and offerings!

 

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:

 

Childcare this Sunday, January 28th (Downstairs, in the Ed Wing)
St. Paul’s offers nursery care for our littlest ones in our Toddler Room, which will be located downstairs this Sunday in the Education Wing (normally it is right on the stage of our parish 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 Narthex 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: Widgette Kelly, Christopher McCall
 
Acolytes: Sofia Leonardis, Grace Cowhey
2/4 Acolytes: Maddie Leonardis, Jack Grande, J.T. Massey

Lectors: Youth Lectors

Intercessor: Sarah Hutchison

Ushers: Youth Ushers, Mark Grande, Steve Gosnell

Counters: Mary Ellen Wilson, Jacky Grande
 
Altar Guild: Team D: Michael and Widgette Kelly, Maureen McGraw
 
Flower Guild 2/4: Audrey Jackson
 
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
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
 

 

Birthdays:
Mary Rose (1/28)
Michael DiSandro (1/30)
Mary McGill (1/30)
Jackson Palmer (1/31)
Mary Smith (1/31)

 

Readings for 1/28: (click to read)
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Mark 1:21-28
Psalm 111

Hymns for 1/28:
Processional: 493 (O for a thousand tongues to sing)
Sequence: 443 (From God Christ's deity came forth)
Communion: 567 (Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old)
Closing: 438 (Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord)

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 1/21: $3,818
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($988)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($2,501)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Pledge Status as of 1/7/18:
Pledges: 98
Amount: $259,472
Pledge Goal: $250,000
Goal Percentage: 103.8
New Pledges: 15

Previous Sunday Attendance 1/21:
8:00am: 25
10:00am: 75
Total: 100

Fr. Daniel’s Installation
4:00 p.m. 140