St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — April 8, 2018




The Second Sunday of Easter

+ 8:00am – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
+ 9:45am – Children's Formation
+ 10:00am – Holy Baptism & Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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








Healing Prayers and Anointing: Sunday at Both Services
Members of our healing ministry will be present this Sunday at both services to offer prayers for healing, and anointing for those who desire it. After you receive Communion, just walk toward the back by the baptismal font, where they stand ready to pray with you.
Hole-y Sunday!
The first Sunday of each month, the Vestry will be gracing the table of Paxson Hall with the sweet confectionary called donuts.  What better way to connect with old friends and new than snacking on an all-time favorite. Join your Vestry in the powder and the glory of Donuts!

Noon Mass this Wednesday in the Chapel
St. Paul’s will observe the Feast of the Annunciation this Wednesday, Apr. 11 (transferred from March 25). All are welcome at this simple Holy Eucharist, celebrated at 12pm in the Chapel. Please enter through the office doors on Pine Street. The readings for the day can be found here.
CPR Training Saturday, April 14th
St. Paul’s will sponsor a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training program at 10 AM in Paxson Hall on Saturday, April 14. We will learn (re-learn) CPR and use of Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) with certification. The class will take up to 3 hours and includes certification. The training is appropriate for adults and teenagers. Cost is $25 per person. Sign up by clicking here. For questions, contact George Wiemann (email, or call 215-512-7550) or Libby Wheeler (email, or call 215-345-6048).
Christian Families Movie Night!
Saturday, April 14th at 6:00 p.m. in Paxson Hall
Feel free to come in your pjs and bring a sleeping bag or blankets to watch the movie.  Please bring a snack to share with the group.  Hope to see you there! Questions? Send Rebekah Massey an email.
Rescheduled: Soup & Speaker Sessions
Wednesday, April 18 and 25 @ 6:00pm
During Lent, St. Paul’s offered a Wednesday night adult formation series with dinner on the topic “Love Thy Neighbor”—a chance to hear stories of neighbor-love in practice. Two of those sessions were cancelled because of snow, but due to significant interest have now been rescheduled. On April 18, fellow parishioner Rea Boylan will join us to speak on the topic of “Love of the addict and the prisoner”; on April 25, we will have a wrap-up session where parishioners will have a chance to share their own stories of what neighbor-love looks like in practice. Put these Eastertide events on your calendar, and come!
Per usual, a potluck-style supper begins at 6:00pm, with the talk to follow. Before dinner, at 5:30pm, Evening Prayer will be offered in the Church. This is a child-friendly event: nursery care and children’s programming will be offered after dinner, during the talk. Click here and sign up to bring food or help with cleanup.

Aid for Friends: Cooking Day: April 21st at 9:00am
Aid for Friends is a ministry that provides food and friendship to isolated and homebound individuals throughout the Philadelphia region. St. Paul’s supports this ministry through regular “cooking days” in our church kitchen. Our next one is Saturday, April 21 at 9:00 am. Come help others and enjoy some fellowship. Casseroles or main courses are needed; meats (frozen) and pasta are provided. Hope to see you there!  For questions, call Steve Rubenstein: 215-345-9276.

First Quarter Statements
Are now available on the table in the Narthex. Thank you for helping us save on postage. Questions? Contact the Treasurer, Mary Ellen Wilson, by email or by phone: 215-343-5171.
The Good Friday Cross
If you came to the Good Friday liturgy at St. Paul’s, you saw that our church has a new liturgical object: a large, wooden Cross, which was carried into the church during the service (if you weren’t there, you can watch the service on our church YouTube page). The Cross was the centerpiece for the Veneration and the remainder of the liturgy; it was fashioned out of old wood found in the Barn, which was likely once part of a doorframe in the Church. Many thanks go to Mark Grande for taking this wood, and working it into a Cross that St. Paul’s can use on Good Friday for years to come.
Altar Guild Cleaning Day: Thank You
Thank you to the Altar Guild and to Erich for all their hard work at the Altar Guild Cleaning Day on Saturday, March 24. Everything turned out beautifully for Holy Week!


The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be meeting the 3rd Saturday of April (Saturday, April 21) 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.

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…”
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 our YouTube Channel (click “subscribe” to get updates when new videos are published).

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Sunday Servers, Prayer List, Etc.




Eucharistic Ministers: Michael Kelly, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice),  Widgette Kelly, Pike Stephens
4/15 Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Robert Ball
Acolytes: Ainsley Massey, Madelynn Massey, J.T. Massey
4/15 Acolytes: Sofia Leonardis, Jack Grande, Alex Kelly 
Lectors:  George Wiemann, Widgette Kelly
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Tom and Mary Smith, Maureen McGraw, Ted Hopkins
Altar Guild: Team B: Elizabeth Pitts, Eve Byerly
Flower Guild 4/15: Susan Roberts
Counters: George Wiemann, Michael 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
Carolyn Sadowski
Frank Giordano, friend of
     the Kirk family
Gerry Lopez



Elena Taylor (4/8)
Nicholas O’Donnell (4/9)
Carolyn Cerasi (4/12)
Kathy Sullivan (4/12)
Paul Sullivan (4/13)
Linda Vernaci (4/13)

Marriage Anniversaries:
Jay and Beth Gallagher (4/8)
Patrick and Mary Callanan (4/13)


Readings for 4/8: (click to read)
Acts 4:32-35
1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-31
Psalm 133

Hymns for 4/8:
Processional: 195 (Jesus lives, thy terrors now)
Sequence: 209 (We walk by faith and not by sight) 
Offertory: 296 (We know that Christ is raised and dies no more)
Communion: 206  (O sons and daughters)
Closing: 178 (Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks)   

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 4/1: $3,777
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($1,030)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($3,827)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Holy Week Attendance

Palm Sunday, 3/24
8:00am: 48
10:00am: 115
Total: 163

Maundy Thursday
7:00pm: 61

Good Friday
12:00pm: 67

Easter Vigil
7:15pm: 67

Easter Day, 4/1
8:00am: 56
10:00am: 163
Total: 219





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