St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — April 22, 2018




The Fourth 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.








The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be meeting tomorrow (Saturday, April 21) at 11:00am in the Conference Room of 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: Cooking Day: Tomorrow 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.

The Outreach Committee meets Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the Miller Conference Room.
Final Soup & Speaker Session this Wednesday @ 6pm
At 6:00pm this Wednesday, we will wrap up our Soup & Speaker series with dinner, a reflection from the Rector, and the opportunity for parishioners to share their own stories of how neighbor-love has looked like for them in practice. Would you like to share a story from your own experience? Let Fr. Daniel know by calling the church office, or send him an email.
At 5:30pm, Evening Prayer is offered in the Church, with a potluck-style supper to follow. This is a child-friendly event: nursery care and children’s programming will be offered after dinner. Sign up here to bring food or to help with cleanup.

Noon Mass this Wednesday in the Chapel
St. Paul’s will observe the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist this Wednesday, Apr. 25. All are welcome at this simple mass, starting at 12pm in the Chapel. Enter through the office doors on Pine Street. Come and spend a few moments with us as we keep this feast.

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.

New Book Group
A new book group has formed at St Paul’s that plans to meet approximately once per quarter.  The first meeting will be Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 in the Miller Conference Room.  Book to be discussed is The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, by Laurie King.  All are welcome. Trudie Benton
Forward Day by Day for May-July is now available on the tract rack.

2018 Spring Clean-Up Day: Saturday, May 5
Join us for a Spring Clean-Up Day on Saturday May 5 from 8:00 am to 12 noonish! We’ll have fellowship and do some outside work on the Church, Paxson Hall and Rectory. Let’s keep up the tradition of great participation from everyone—kids are especially invited to come! Come with your favorite yard tools, or find some in the barn.
Once we’re done, everyone is invited to stay for a Cinco de Mayo cookout and refreshments in the Rectory backyard. We hope you’ll come! In case of bad weather, the rain date will be Saturday May 12. Sign up here so we know how many to expect.

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.


Kids Outreach
The Moore and Massey children created pet blankets as an outreach during this week’s soup and speaker series. The blankets will go to Linden Elementary’s Pet Profits. They worked together and had fun!



The St. Paul’s Rummage Sale is fast approaching…
It’s time to do your Spring Cleaning! Signups to help with this sale will begin in early May. Please bring your donations to the parish hall May 26-30.

  • Donations (household items, art & antiques, attic treasures, collectibles, tools, crafts, linens, baskets, garden accessories, small appliances, jewelry)
  • Large Paper Shopping Bags with handles
  • Clean Packing Paper (not newspaper) and Bubble Wrap
  • Shoe Boxes for keeping sets of small things together 

Due to space and time limitations, we don’t accept toys, books, baby stuff, clothing, large appliances, exercise equipment, computers, TVs. If you need help getting your donation to church, please contact Kay Johnson for pick-up: 215-260-1270 or email.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew Regional Workshop Saturday, May 19 at St. Paul’s
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will be hosting a regional workshop on Saturday, May 19.  All are welcome to attend.  Topics for the workshop include building stronger chapters, discipleship/mentoring, and reaching out to millennials.  We will have three guest speakers talking about Restorative Justice, Human Trafficking, and Social Justice. Cost is $15. More info to follow soon.
Sam Palermo, Diocesan Coordinator of the PA. Brotherhood of St. Andrew


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, Robert Ball (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall
4/29 Eucharistic Ministers: Michael Kelly, George Wiemann (Second Chalice),
Jeff Tackett, Christopher McCall
Acolytes: Emma Ward, Andela Dozier, J.T. Massey
4/29 Acolytes: Maddie Leonardis, Grace Cowhey, Madelynn Massey

 Lectors:  Mae O’Brien, Pike Stephens
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Nancy Hunter, Steve and Mary Ann Gosnell, Mark Grande
Altar Guild: Team D: Michael and Widgette Kelly
Flower Guild 4/29: Kay Johnson
Counters: Michael Kelly, Mark Grande

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
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
Ron Prybycien
Rhett Keefrider



Sarah Gosnell (4/22)
Tara Gladysz (4/23)
Shane Seckinger (4/23)
Sarah Hutchison (4/24)
John Canterbury (4/26)

Marriage Anniversaries:
Nat and Linda Vernaci (4/28)


Readings for 4/22: (click to read)
Acts 4:5-12
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18
Psalm 23

Hymns for 4/22:
Processional: 645 (The King of Love, my shepherd is)
Sequence: 478 (Jesus, our mighty Lord)  
Offertory: 664 (My Shepherd will supply my need)
Communion: 343  (Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless)
Closing: 518 (Christ is made the sure foundation)   

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 4/15: $7,103
Surplus / (Shortfall): $2,297
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($2,460)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Previous Sunday Attendance 4/15
8:00am: 37
10:00am: 83
Total: 120