St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — April 29, 2018




The Fifth 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.








A Pastoral Note from the Rector
Our brother in Christ and longtime parishioner Ed Sturtevant is near death, having received last rites earlier today. Please keep him in your prayers during this time, and remember his wife Joan and family in your prayers as well. In Christ's peace.
Daniel T. Moore+

Noon Mass this Tuesday in the Chapel
St. Paul’s will observe the Feast of Saint Philip and Saint James this Tuesday, May 1. 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 next Saturday May 5 from 8:00 am to 12 noonish (Rain date: May 12). We’ll have fellowship and do some outside work on the Church, Paxson Hall and Rectory. Kids are especially invited to come! A Cinco de Mayo cookout and refreshments will follow in the Rectory backyard. 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.


SAYES Program Updates
We have recently concluded a very successful fundraising campaign through SAYES which benefits our sister parish of St. Mary’s, Sololá. Your generosity helped to raise $9,900 which will help with the educational expenses of the children of St. Mary’s. A huge thank you was received from St. Mary’s and that, of course, is being passed on to you. There were some changes that were made in the transfer of funds by Padre Cuc, which resulted in a smoother process and permitted the funds to be distributed in a timelier manner. From April 29 until the beginning of September, there will be a large jar in the narthex for donations that will also be included in the final amount that will be sent to St. Mary’s. The month of September will be dedicated, again, to a fundraising campaign to coincide with the start of the school year. If you write a check, please make the check out to St. Paul’s with SAYES in the memo line. Thank you for your generosity and how you helped to brighten a child’s future.
The Outreach Committee, Mary Lou Parry, Chair


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 by email.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Saturday, May 12 at11am in the Conference Room in the Education Wing. Due to scheduling issues, this month’s meeting has been shifted to the second Saturday of the month rather than the third. 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. Any questions, please contact Marie Ciampa at 215-723-4999 or by email,or Jacky Grande at 215-491-6113 or by 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 this meeting. Topics to be discussed include building stronger chapters, discipleship/mentoring, and reaching out to millennials. There will be three guest speakers talking about Restorative Justice-Prisons, Human Trafficking and Social Justice. Registration fee: $20. More info to come.
Sam Palermo, Diocesan Coordinator PA. Brotherhood of St. Andrew

BEACH PARTY! (of the spiritual kind): June 8-10 in Rehoboth Beach, DE
All the men of St. Paul’s are invited to join the Brothers of St. Andrew as we host our 30th annual retreat at the DuPont Memorial House in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Fr. Daniel Moore will be leading us in discussion as we explore the core practices of the Christian faith. Topics for conversation include prayer, food, worship, service, and community. Join us on the weekend of June 8-10 for fellowship, fun (tennis, golf, beach, fishing), spiritual growth, and all the food you can eat! For more details, please contact Sam Palermo at 215-343-2167 or by email. You can also contact Michael Kelly at 215-489-2618 or by email.


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. The room is kid-friendly, with toys, books, and even a crib for those needing a nap. Parents can 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—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, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Jeff Tackett, Christopher McCall
Acolytes: Maddie Leonardis, Grace Cowhey, Madelynn Massey
Lectors:  Rea Boylan, David Taylor
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Tom and Mary Smith, Bob Byerly, Ray Seckinger
Altar Guild: Team B: Elizabeth Pitts, Eve Byerly
Flower Guild 5/6: Anne Shute
Counters: Dan Lawler, Mary Ellen Wilson

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



Robert Sullivan (4/29)
Susannah Moore (5/2)
Kyle Moyer (5/3)
Mercedes Wentworth-Nice (5/4)
Madelyn Leonardis (5/5)

Marriage Anniversaries:

Joseph and Marie Ciampa (5/1)
Matthew and Heather O’Donnell (5/1)
Milton and Marguerite Walton (5/1)


Readings for 4/29: (click to read)
Acts 8:26-40
1 John 4:7-21
John 15:1-8
Psalm 22:24-30

Hymns for 4/29:
Processional: 379 (God is love, let heaven adore him)
Sequence: 513 (Like the murmur of the dove's song)  
Offertory: 512 (Come gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove)
Communion: 439  (What wondrous love is this)
Closing: 529 (In Christ there is no East or West)   

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 4/22: $3,844
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($962)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($3,422)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Previous Sunday Attendance 4/22
8:00am: 44
10:00am: 79
Total: 123