St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — May 6, 2018




The Sixth 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.








2018 Spring Clean-Up Day: Tomorrow
Join us for a Spring Clean-Up Day tomorrow 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.

Healing Prayers and Anointing: Sunday at Both Services
Members of our healing ministry will be present 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 Thursday in the Chapel
St. Paul’s will observe the Feast of the Ascension this Thursday, May 10. 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.

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.


Hospitality Committee
Whether you donated food, were a helper, enjoyed the refreshments and fellowship or all of the above, the Hospitality Committee offers you many  thanks for your participation in last Sunday’s coffee hours. We encourage you to continue to send us your comments and suggestions for future endeavors by contacting the office or me directly or dropping them in the comment box in Paxson Hall. Looking forward to sharing more with you soon.
Maureen McGraw
SAYES: Our Sister Parish in Guatemala
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 at 11am 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 19th.  Registration will be from 8am – 10am.  From 10 to 12 the discussion will center around building stronger chapters, discipleship/mentoring and reaching out to millennials. 12 to 1 will be lunch. Afternoon session (1-4) will include three or four guest speakers.  Judge Rea Boylan will address addiction, Philadelphia Attorney Mary De Fusco will address the problems faced by women in trouble, drugs, prostitution, prison. Her program is called Project Dawn Court. Other speakers are to be determined. Registration fee for this event: $20.00.

Sundaes on Sunday
Enjoy some Ice Cream Sundaes on Sunday, May 20th at coffee hour after the 10:00 mass. Sponsored by the Christian Family Group

Bring your red geraniums to church on Pentecost: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Once again, this Pentecost, we will plant red geraniums as a sign that the Holy Spirit is with us. Please bring your red geraniums to church on Pentecost (Sunday, May 20). The following week, the Flower Guild will plant them in front of the church sign on the corner and around the grounds. Join us for this lovely Pentecost celebration!

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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Service Recordings Online
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Sunday Servers, Prayer List, Etc.




Eucharistic Ministers: Michael Kelly, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Jeff Tackett,
Pike Stephens
5/13 Eucharistic Ministers: Joe Farina, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Mark Canterbury, Christopher McCall
Acolytes: Ainsley Massey, Madelynn Massey, J.T. Massey
5/13 Acolytes: Sofia Leonardis, Jack Grande, Alex Kelly
Lectors:  George Wiemann, Christina Hopkins
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Nick Molloy, Kelly Family, A.J. Mayorga
Altar Guild: Team A: Erika and Grace Canterbury, Jacky Grande, Jean Rollo
Flower Guild 5/13: Ruth Carlson
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
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



Patty Berger (5/8)
Nicholas Parsons (5/8)
Matthew O’Donnell (5/9)
Evelyn Hartshorne (5/10)
Matthew Johnson (5/10)
Marguerite Walton (5/10)
Effy Karwowski (5/12

Marriage Anniversaries:

Paul and Kathy Sullivan  (5/8)

Richard and Pam Gazda (5/11)


Readings for 5/6: (click to read)
Acts 10:44-48
1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17
Psalm 98

Hymns for 5/6:
Processional: 292 (O Jesus, crowned with all renown)
Sequence: 392 (Come, we that love the Lord)  
Offertory: 192 (This joyful Eastertide)
Communion: 581  (Where charity and love prevail)
Closing: 400 (All creatures of our God and King)   

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 4/29: $3,853
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($953)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($4,375)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Previous Sunday Attendance 4/29
8:00am: 42
10:00am: 97
Total: 139