St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — April 15, 2018




The Third Sunday of Easter

+ 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.








CPR Training Tomorrow, 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 (re)-learn CPR and use of Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). 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).
Also Tomorrow: 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.

Liturgy Notes
One of the gifts of the Anglican tradition is the wellspring of our liturgy, which changes by season even as its shape remains the same. In Lent the tone was penitential; in Eastertide it is festive. The confession of sin and absolution are omitted for a time, per the rubrics of the Prayer Book, so that our worship orients us more fully to the reality of new life in Christ. These elements will return after Pentecost. The rite of reconciliation (private confession) is available throughout the year with the priest, by appointment. This Easter, let us fix our eyes upon Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

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.

Lent Madness Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Lent Madness competition: Bruce and Trudie Benton. For those who didn’t get a chance to finish reading the booklet, we recommend a reading diet of one saint a day. And know that your donation will put food on the table for some neighbors in need. Thank you! from Steve Rubenstein

Cantus Novus presents Lenny and the Boys
May 4 (Yardley), May 5 (Doylestown) and May 6 (Solebury)
Cantus Novus, Bucks County’s premier chamber choir, celebrates the 100th year of Leonard Bernstein’s birth by performing the legendary composer’s beloved Chichester Psalms accompanied by harp, timpani and organ. Traditional motet settings of the psalm texts will complement Bernstein’s masterwork.  The concert will also honor two of Bucks County’s “native sons,” Oscar Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. The program will feature many of their well-known Broadway tunes, interpreted with the singular energy and joy of Cantus Novus. 
Performances are:

  • Friday, May 4, 8:00 PM, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 45 W Afton Ave, Yardley, PA
  • Saturday, May 5, 8:00 PM, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 84 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown, PA
  • Sunday, May 6, 4:00 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA
    Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for students, available at, or call (215) 968-3414.


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: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson
(Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Robert Ball
4/22 Eucharistic Ministers: Michael Kelly, Robert Ball
(Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall
Acolytes: Sofia Leonardis, Jack Grande, Alex Kelly
4/22 Acolytes: Emma Ward, Andela Dozier, J.T. Massey

Lectors:  Rea Boylan, Donna Leonardis
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Jim Happ, Kelly Family
Altar Guild: Team C: Linda Chinn, Carol Fox, Maureen McGraw
Flower Guild 4/22: Kim Jacobsen
Counters: Dan Lawler, George Wiemann

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
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
Ron Prybycien



Paige Hopkins (4/15)
Jean Rollo (4/16)
Patrick Callanan (4/17)
Jim Shute (4/17)
Bruce Benton (4/18)
John Butcavage (4/20)
Daniel Lawler (4/21)


Readings for 4/15: (click to read)
Acts 3:12-19
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48
Psalm 4

Hymns for 4/15:
Processional: 182 (Christ is alive! Let Christians sing)
Sequence: 193 (That Easter Day with joy was bright)  
Offertory: 208 (Alleluia! The strife is o'er, the battle done)
Communion: 306  (Come risen Lord, and deign to be our guest)
Closing: 492 (Sing, ye faithful, sing with gladness)   

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 4/8: $3,876
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($930)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($4,757)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Previous Sunday Attendance 4/8
8:00am: 40
10:00am: 90
Total: 130