St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — February 11, 2018




The Last 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.






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.


Shrove Tuesday Dinner: February 13
You are invited to this year’s Shrove Tuesday Dinner and “Burning of the Palms” on February 13, courtesy of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.  First, we will serve our traditional pancake dinner with a few surprises from Chef Mark.  Then, after dinner, we will move onto the front steps for the Burning of the Palms, led by Fr. Moore. Please join us for good food and fun starting at 5:30pm, and for a fiery ceremony at 6:45pm as we move into the season of Lent.
A Call for Palms
Do you have old palms, saved from Palm Sundays of previous years? Bring them by the church office or to the Shrove Tuesday dinner on February 13, and we’ll use them that night in the Burning of the Palms to make ashes for use on Ash Wednesday.


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.


Lent Madness!
Still flying with the Eagles? Pondering your bracket picks for basketball’s March Madness? How about the competition that spans the ages and tests your deeply rooted ideas of good and better? Which of thirty-two saintly candidates running this year would you choose as your guide to the Kingdom? No experience necessary! Just read the resumes of two saints at a time (it is an open book test) and advance your pick to the next level.  Keep doing this ‘till you pick the saint with the golden halo. Your donation of five dollars or more will go to help the food larder at the Church in West Philadelphia, Holy Apostle and the Mediator. Two copies of your completed brackets (one for you and one for me) and your donation are due by Ash Wednesday, February 14. Thanks, and good luck!  Steve Rubenstein


Breakfast Bag Food Donations
Our church school children will be making Breakfast Bags for Aid for Friends on Sunday, February 25 during Sunday School, and are seeking donations of breakfast foods. Items such as oatmeal packets, small cereal boxes, Pop tarts, cereal bars, protein bars, peanut butter crackers, apple sauce (no foil tops), raisins, tea bags, hot chocolate, instant coffee, fruit cups (no foil tops), etc. All donations are greatly appreciated. Questions? Call Mary Smith at 215-340-0153.


The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be meeting the 3rd Saturday of February (Saturday, February 17) at 11 am 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.


Aid for Friends next cooking day is February 17th.
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!  Any questions call Steve Rubenstein 215-345-9276.


Service Recordings Online
In an effort to reach out to parishioners and to gain a broader audience, St. Paul’s is recording its services for broadcast on the internet. You can view our weekly 10:00am mass, listen to sermons, and see other events in the life of our parish by going to (click “subscribe” to get updates when new videos are published).



Wednesday Nights in Lent: Soup & Speaker Series
February 21 & 28, March 7, 14, & 21

“And who is my neighbor?”
This is a question that someone once asked Jesus, and it’s one that we are still asking today. Everyone is asking it, at least implicitly. As Christians, we know that we are called to love God with our whole heart, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. But who is our neighbor? And what if we find it very difficult to love them? Is such “love” only an attitude—a nebulous feeling—or does it require our action? If so, what kinds of actions?
What is a life of neighbor-love supposed to look like?
These are the questions that we will be exploring at St. Paul’s during this season of Lent, in a weekly “Soup & Speaker” series. On Wednesday nights in Lent, all are invited to the Parish Hall for a potluck-style supper at 6:00pm, followed by a talk on this theme. Each week features a different speaker and perspective on what it means to love our neighbors. This is a child-friendly event: nursery care and children’s programming will be offered after dinner, during the talk.
The schedule of this series is as follows:

  • Feb. 21: Introduction: “And who is my neighbor?”—with Fr. Daniel Moore
  • Feb. 28: Love in the face of conflict—with Kate Rademacher (author)
  • Mar. 7: Love of the addict & prisonet—with Rea Boylan (parishioner)
  • Mar. 14: Love by dismantling racism & prejudice—with Will Fuller (organizer)
  • Mar. 21: Conclusion & sharing our own stories—with the People of St. Paul’s

Before dinner, at 5:30pm, the 14-station Way of the Cross will take place in the Church. All are welcome to this ancient Lenten prayer service.
Join us at St. Paul’s on Wednesdays in Lent, as we put our faith into practice by considering what it means to love our neighbors, with God’s help.


Youth Group: Items Needed for SPCA collection
The St. Paul’s Youth Group is collecting items for the local SPCA. There will be a bin set up in the Parish Hall where you can place donated items. The list of items needed can be found in your Weekly E-Notes email, and is also posted by the bin in the Parish Hall. We will be collecting these items until Sunday, February 28. Thank you for your help!  Jen Esser



Purina ONE Dry Dog Food & Purina ONE Puppy Dry Food
Purina ONE Wet Dog &
Purina Pro Plan Wet Puppy Food
Pig Ears and Rawhides
Adaptil Comfort Collars for Dogs
Merial Frontline Plus for Dogs
Soft, mini training treats (no milk bones)
Kong or other sturdy dog toys (no plush toys)
Dog waste disposal bags
Collars (all sizes)


Laundry Detergent
Lysol Floor Cleaner
Liquid Hand Soap
Liquid Dish Soap
Paper Towels (roll or c-fold)
Latex exam gloves
Gift Cards: PetSmart or Pet Supplies Plus
Used towels and blankets


Purina ONE Cat Dry Food & Purina ONE Healthy Kitten Dry Food
Purina Pro Plan Wet Kitten Food
Friskies Pate & Fancy Feast Wet Cat Food
Hill’s Feline Perfect Weight Dry & Canned Cat Food
KMR Powder for Kittens and Cats
Adaptil Comfort Collars for Cats
Merial Frontline Plus for Cats
Bayer Advantage II for Cats (over 9 lbs.) & for Kittens (2-5 lbs.)
Tidy Cat Unscented Non-clumping Clay Litter
Cat Toys and Collars (all sizes)

Small & Furry or Scaly
Fresh Romaine Lettuce & Carrot Tops
Hamster Food
Yesterday’s News Litter
Small animal toys



Free the Girls
TAG is partnering with the other Episcopal Churches in our area by promoting a program called “Free the Girls,” an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to helping sex trafficking survivors with a path to true freedom. By donating your new or gently used bras, you're giving economic opportunity to these women so they can change their lives. Your financial donation helps survivors of human trafficking start their own businesses selling bras in their local second-hand clothing markets while they recover and build their new lives. We accept both new and gently used bras of all sizes and styles, including sports bras, nursing bras, and camisoles.

A bra is a unique item that has the power to bring freedom and hope to survivors. The second-hand clothing market is a thriving industry in many countries around the world. Bras are a sought-after item and command top dollar in the marketplace. By receiving a starting inventory from Free the Girls, the women can begin their business and become an entrepreneur in their own communities. This income allows them a safe economic opportunity, and for many of the women, provides not only for themselves, but their children as well! For more information:

We invite you to several events in our area.

Thursday/Feb. 15 – 7 pm, Faith Hall, Trinity Buckingham
Film: I am Jane Doe. This new documentary, featuring Jessica Chastain, details the battle waged by several mothers on behalf of their middle school daughters who had become victims of sex trafficking.
Monday/Feb. 19 - Lipstick Mondays Benefit Drag Show- 9:00pm
The Raven, 385 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA9pm Miss Martini Madness and special line up of drag queens ready for a fun night of good laughs with old and new friends.
Thursday/Feb 22 - Book Discussion , 7 p.m. St. Philip's,
Renting Lacy: A Story of America’s Prostituted Children by Linda Smith  with Cindy Coloma. Step into the darkness of the trafficking underworld. Meet the actual people who live there. Hear their words – and sense the terror and despair. Is there hope?

*Donations may be placed in the “Free the Girls” box located in the coat closet.


The Toddler Room at St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s offers nursery care for our littlest ones during the 10:00 service on Sundays in our 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…”


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Sunday Servers, Prayer List, Etc.




Eucharistic Ministers: Michael Kelly, Robert Ball (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall
2/18 Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Robert Ball, Pike Stephens
Acolytes: Liam Kelly, Andela Dozier, Alex Kelly
2/18 Acolytes: Emma Ward, Jack Grande

Lectors:  Myra Parker, Jeff Tackett
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Tom and Mary Smith, Maureen McGraw, Ted Hopkins
Counters: Jacky Grande, Michael Kelly
Altar Guild: Team B: Elizabeth Pitts, Eve Byerly
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
Annette Ragusa
Valerie Gardner
Helene Grande
Nina Kirk and baby Grace
Jean Ruger, sister of June Psculkowski
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
Edward McGill, Sr.
Julie McGill, sister-in-law of Janet McGill
Laura Heberley, friend of Sam and Joyce Palermo
Richard Podlovits, father of Donna Leonardis



Kaitlynne Burke (2/13)
Tim Hsu (2/13)
Nick Farina (2/14)
J. T. Massey (2/14)
Christopher Massey (2/15)
Andrew Esser (2/16)
Pat Achilles (2/17)
Ryder Damiani (2/17)
William DelPizzo (2/17)
Charles Dorsett (2/17)

Marriage Anniversaries:
Hal and Polly Wright (2/17)


Readings for 2/11: (click to read)
2 Kings 2:1-12
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Mark 9:2-9
Psalm 50:1-6

Hymns for 2/11:
Processional: 7 (Christ, whose glory fills the skies)
Sequence: 129 (Christ upon the mountain peak)
Communion: 134 (O Light of Light, Love given birth)
Closing: 400 (All creatures of our God and King)

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 2/4: $3,593
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($1214)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($7,047)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Previous Sunday Attendance 2/4:
8:00am:   36
10:00 am: 96
Total:      132