St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — March 25, 2018




Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

+ 8:00am – Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Eucharist, Rite I
 Children's Formation – held after the Palm Sunday Procession
+ 10:00am – Palm Sunday Procession for all ages (meet by the barn in the parking lot) & Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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






Altar Guild Cleaning Day: Saturday, March 24th at 10:00am
We will be cleaning the altar, silver, and altar accessories to prepare for Holy Week. All Guild members are asked to attend. Breakfast will be provided.


Intergenerational Event: Folding Palms & Coloring Stations
After the 10am mass on Sunday, all are invited to the parish hall for fellowship. Learn how to fold your palm branches into crosses. Also come join with the children of St. Paul’s in coloring—think illuminating—poster-size Stations of the Cross they’ve been working on throughout Lent, for use on Wednesday in Holy Week.

The All-Night Watch: Sign Up
Following the Maundy Thursday service, from 8:00 pm until 12:00 noon on Good Friday the next day, the Chapel will remain open for The Watch. This is our response to Jesus’ question to his disciples: “Could you not watch with me for one hour?” Sign the roster in the Narthex for an hour to come to church for prayer and meditation.

Easter Vigil: Bring Your Bells!
The Easter Vigil is the first eucharist of Easter; in the middle of the service, after the baptism, the dimly-lit church will suddenly become bright, the organ will sound the Gloria, and bells will ring as we raise the Paschal shout: “A——!” Everyone is invited to bring bells/chimes/etc. from home as you come to this service and let them ring out at the Vigil. See you there—with bells on!

Egg Hunt on Easter Day
All children are invited to an Egg Hunt after the 10:00am mass on Easter Day (weather-permitting). Little children can gather for a hunt in the playground, while older kids hunt in the backyard of the Rectory next door. Bring your baskets with you when you come to church, and fill them with Easter eggs stuffed by our church youth (many thanks, youth!).


Easter Flower and Music Memorials & Thanksgivings
Forms for Easter Flower and Music Memorials & Thanksgivings are available on the table in the Narthex, and are also in the March issue of Passages. Please submit these forms by Sunday, March 25 for names to be included in the Easter bulletins.




Sunday Servers, Prayer List, Etc.




Eucharistic Ministers: Michael Kelly, Robert Ball (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall
Acolytes: Alex Kelly, Liam Kelly, Emma Ward, Jack Grande
Lectors: Myra Parker, George Wiemann, Christopher McCall, Donna Leonardis, Jeff Tackett
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Nancy Dunston, Steve Gosnell, Mary Ann Gosnell, Mark Grande
Counters: Mary Ellen Wilson, George Wiemann
Altar Guild: Team D: Michael and Widgette Kelly

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
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
Tamara Payne
Uvette, friend
   of Dorothy Schmidt
Ray and Jeri Subers
David Ladd
Katherine Curtis
Bryce Mongillo
Jennifer Palermo,  
    granddaughter of
   Sam and Joyce Palermo,
   for a healthy pregnancy
Julie McGill, sister-in-law
   of Janet McGill
Laura Heberley, friend
   of Sam and Joyce Palermo
Richard Podlovits, father
   of Donna Leonardis
Laurie Clemmer, daughter
   of Lynn Gibson
Carolyn Sadowski
Frank Giordano, friend of
     the Kirk family
Linda Chinn
Gerry Lopez



Prairie Wentworth-Nice (3/25)
Jennifer Esser (3/27)
Nancy Hunter (3/27)
David Taylor (3/27)
A.J. Mayorga (3/28)
Mary Ellen Frustaci (3/29)
Nicholas Molloy (3/29)
Pamela Dozier (3/30)
Mae O’Brien (3/30)


Readings for 3/25: (click to read)
The Liturgy of the Palms
John 12:12-16
The Liturgy of the Word
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 15:1-47

Hymns for 3/25:
Processional: 154 (All glory, laud, and honor)
Hymn in Response: 158 (Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended)
Communion: 313 (Let thy Blood in mercy poured)
Closing: 164 (Alone, thou goest forth, O Lord)

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 3/18: $6,407
Surplus / (Shortfall): $1,601
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($3,975)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Previous Sunday Attendance 3/18:
8:00am: 36
10:00am: 80
Total: 116





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