St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — June 3, 2018




The Second Sunday after Pentecost

+ 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 Rummage Sale is tonight and tomorrow!

Friday, June 1st: 5-8 pm
Saturday, June 2nd: 9 am – noon (½ price)

We still need help (Sale Day, & Cleanup):


Hole-y Sunday!
The first Sunday of each month, a Vestry member graces our congregation with that sweet confectionery we call donuts. What better way to connect with friends old and new than snacking on an all-time favorite? See you at coffee hour!


Appreciation for our St. Paul’s Choir
Today we recognize and give thanks for the generous contribution of time and talent provided by the musicians of the St. Paul’s Adult Choir. My heartfelt appreciation to each of you for your dedicated service, joyous music making, and wonderful friendship. Enjoy some well-deserved time off. The choir will return to regular worship on Sunday, September 9th. Choir rehearsals begin on Thursday, September 6th at 7:15pm. New members are encouraged to join us! W. Edward McCall, Director of Music


Singing the Psalms @ 10am
Hymns are sung every Sunday in churches throughout the worldbut did you know that hymn singing is a fairly recent practice? Hymns (as we know them) have only been around for a few centuries, but the practice of singing the Psalms goes back thousands of years. In these weeks after Pentecost, at the 10:00am mass we will take up this ancient practice by learning to sing the Psalms together, using simple and accessible tunes. By the summer's end, we will be well-versed (or at least, to quote the Psalmist, we'll "make a joyful noise unto the Lord"!)
NOTE: this Sunday, in place of the Prelude, our music director Ed McCall will lead us in a pre-mass practice session so we can get the hang of it. Try and come to mass about 10 minutes early to get a chance to practice together.


Healing Prayers and Anointing: Sunday during Mass
Members of our healing ministry will be present Sunday at both services to offer prayers for healing, and anointing for those who desire it. After you receive Communion, you can find them back by the baptismal font, where they stand ready to pray with you.


Upcoming Schedule for Sunday School & Youth Group
June 3:      Regular Sunday School
June 10:    Regular Sunday School
June 17:    Regular Sunday School
June 24:    No Sunday School—Youth Sunday at the 10:00 am service


Vacation Bible School



When:       June 24-28, 2018
Time:         5:30pm Light Dinner
                   6:00-8:00pm God Perfect
Who:          Children: Kindergarten thru 5th Grade
Contact:    Jim and Rebekah Massey                            
                   parish office: 215-348-5511           


Outreach Opportunity
Consider participating in Bucks Knocks out Hunger, a United Way-sponsored project that helps to fight hunger in Bucks County. On June 22, 11:30-1:30 at Delaware Valley University, volunteers will be packing 125,000 nutritious, shelf stable meals that will help fight hunger for Bucks County residents. Come help pack food, or consider making a financial contribution to the United Way. For more information, contact Mary Lou Parry.


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, DE. 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. There will be plenty of time for fellowship as we play tennis, golf, fish, take a walk on the beach, and other activities. For details, contact Sam Palermo or Michael Kelly.


SAYES: Our Sister Parish in Guatemala
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 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. 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), Robert Ball,
Mark Canterbury
6/10 Eucharistic Ministers: Michael Kelly, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Jeff Tackett,
Christopher McCall
Acolytes: Emma Ward, Jack Grande, Alex Kelly
6/10 Acolytes: Maddie Leonardis, Sofia Leonardis, J.T. Massey
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Nick Molloy, Kelly Family, Ray Seckinger
Lectors: Mary Rose, Widgette Kelly
Altar Guild: Team A: Jacky Grande, Erika and Grace Canterbury, Jean Rollo
Flower Guild 6/10: Audrey Jackson

Counters:  Mary Ellen Wilson, George Wiemann, Mark Grande, Dan and Barb Lawler

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
Angel Cruz, friend of Libby Wheeler

Linda Horton, friend of Libby Wheeler
Gary Derr, friend of Libby Wheeler


John Cecilian (6/3)
Daniel Moore (6/3)
Sandy Stickel (6/3)
Russell Friel (6/4)
Thomas Benton (6/5)
Carol DelPizzo (6/5)
Cadera Smith (6/5)
Stephen Cauller (6/8)
Marcie Rickenbacker (6/8)
Isabelle Stracione (6/8)
Nat Vernaci (6/8)
Elizabeth Pitts (6/9)
Alexa Smith (6/9)

Marriage Anniversaries:
Barbara and William Houghton (6/8)


Readings for 6/3: (click to read)
1 Samuel 3:1-20
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
2 Corinthians 4:5-12
Mark 2:23-3:6

Hymns for 6/3:
Processional: 48 (O day of radiant gladness)
Sequence: 440 (Blessed Jesus, at thy word we are gathered)  
Offertory: 419 (Lord of all being, throned afar)
Communion: 324 (Let all mortal flesh keep silence)
Closing: 655 (O Jesus, I have promised)   

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 5/27: $1,911
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($2,895)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($978)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Last Sunday Attendance, 5/27
8:00am: 27
10:00am: 63
Total: 90