St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — May 13, 2018




The Seventh Sunday of Easter:
The Sunday after Ascension Day

+ 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 meets tomorrow at 11am 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. Questions? Contact Marie Ciampa or Jacky Grande.

Next Week: The Day of Pentecost (a.k.a. Whitsunday)
Next Sunday (May 20) is Pentecost—a principal feast of the church—and there are lots of wonderful things happening at St. Paul’s. You’re invited to
wear red to church, bring a red geranium, and enjoy an ice cream sundae with us after the 10am mass. Additionally, several of our children (5 to 9 years-old) have been preparing to receive Holy Communion. At the 10am mass, we will intentionally offer them this invitation, so they know for sure that they’re always welcome at Christ’s Table.

Bring a
Red Geranium
You are invited to bring
a red geranium with you to church on Pentecost. That next week, the Flower Guild will plant them in front of the church, as a sign that the Holy Spirit is with us. Join us for this lovely Pentecost celebration!

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


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


Brotherhood of St. Andrew Regional Workshop Saturday, May 19
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.



The Rummage Sale is almost here…
join the fun and lend a hand!

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 small things together,

Sign up to help!


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 or Michael Kelly.


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: Joe Farina, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Mark Canterbury, Christopher McCall
5/20 Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice),
Robert Ball, Pike Stephens
Acolytes: Sofia Leonardis, Jack Grande, Alex Kelly
5/20 Acolytes: Emma Ward, J. T. Massey

Lectors: Rea Boylan, Jeff Tackett
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Nancy Dunston, Nancy Hunter,  John Fraser, Ted Hopkins
Altar Guild: Team B: Elizabeth Pitts, Eve Byerly
Flower Guild 5/20: Lisa Farina
Counters: Mary Ellen Wilson, Jacky 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
Donna Anderson



Patrick Friel (5/13)
Gianna Palladino (5/13)
Elizabeth Gallant (5/14)
Mark Grande (5/14)
Dawn Burke (5/15)
Rebecca Wilson (5/15)
Ben Callanan (5/17)
Erich Kessling (5/18)
Christoffer McGill (5/18)
Jacquelyn Grande (5/19)

Marriage Anniversaries:

Gary and Mary Ellen Frustaci  (5/15)
Tedd and Sandy Stickel (5/15)
Raymond and Holly Seckinger (5/18)


Readings for 5/13: (click to read)
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19
Psalm 1

Hymns for 5/13:
Processional: 214 (Hail the day that sees him rise)
Sequence: 603 (When Christ was lifted from the earth)  
Offertory: 184 (Christ the Lord is risen again)
Communion: 314  (Humbly I adore thee)
Closing: 477 (All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine)   

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 5/6: $12,195
Surplus / (Shortfall): $7,389
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): $3,014
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

St. Paul’s Pledge Status as of 5/6/18
Pledges: 99
Amount: $261,032
Pledge Goal: $250,000
Goal Percentage: 104.4%
Number New: 15

Previous Sunday Attendance 5/6
8:00am: 37
10:00am: 78
Total: 115