St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — June 17, 2018




The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

+ 8:00am – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
+ 9:45am – Children's Formation
+ 10:00am – Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist, Rite II

The schedule of Sunday servers, the prayer list, and other information follows the announcements.






This Sunday's Offering: the Diocese of Guatemala
Recently, Bishop Gutiérrez sent a letter to congregations throughout the Diocese, asking us to support the relief effort in the wake of last week's volcano. In response, Sunday's loose offering will be designated toward our companion Diocese of Guatemala. Let us hold in our prayers our dearly-beloved who have been affected, and those who are still sufferingthat they may be relieved and protected.

Aid for Friends Cooking Day: Tomorrow at 9:00 am
Aid for Friends offers food and friendship to isolated and homebound individuals in the greater Philadelphia area. St. Paul’s supports this ministry through regular “cooking days” in our church kitchen. Our next one is Saturday, June 16 at 9:00 am. Casseroles or main courses are needed; meats and pasta are provided. Hope to see you there!


Save the Date: Bishop Gutiérrez’s Visitation on August 19
We recently received some exciting news: on Sunday, August 19, Bishop Daniel Gutiérrez will visit St. Paul’s. It has been quite a while since the diocesan bishop has made a Sunday morning visit to our church, so this is truly a special occasion. Mark your calendars, and save the date!
Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation: 1st Meeting this Sunday
This summer, the Rector will offer preparation for youth and adults seeking confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation during the Bishop’s visit on August 19. An initial meeting will be held at 11:00am this Sunday in the Ed. Wing Conference Room. All those interested in receiving these sacramental rites are welcome to attend. Questions? Reach out to Fr. Daniel Moore.
Leaflets, Inserts, & Pew Cards
This Sunday, the service leaflet will look a bit different (and slimmer). Scripture readings will be contained in an insert (large-print versions are available); service music for the 10am mass will be found in sleeved “pew cards,” (several in each pew). And as always, the liturgy is found in The Book of Common Prayer (BCP).
Upcoming Schedule for Sunday School & Youth Group
June 17: Regular Sunday School
June 24: No Sunday School—Youth Sunday at the 10:00am service


Vacation Bible School



When: June 24-28, 2018
Time: 5:30pm: Dinner; 6-8:00pm: God Perfect
Who: Children: Kindergarten thru 5th Grade
Contact: Jim and Rebekah Massey or the parish office: 215-348-5511 
What can I do? Sign up here to bring food & supplies!


Singing the Psalms at the 10am Mass
Hymns are sung every Sunday in churches throughout the world—but 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”).


Outreach Opportunity next Friday: Packing Food for the Hungry
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.


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 Yeomen of the Guard”: Performances this Weekend
The Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s 10th Anniversary production, “The Yeomen of the Guard,” is on Friday June 15 at 8:00 PM, Saturday June 16 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 PM. “Yeomen” is one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most emotionally powerful operas (and features St. Paul’s own choir member, George Achilles). Our organist and choir director Ed McCall also helped out in rehearsals for the show by accompanying the singers. It will be performed at Delaware Valley University’s Life Sciences Theater in Doylestown, and the Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Orchestra will accompany the cast of 30 singers. With some of the writing duo’s most lyrical songs and memorable characters, “Yeomen” is set in the Tower of London during Henry VIII’s reign, with drama, comedy, and the soaring orchestral music for which Gilbert & Sullivan are world renowned.
Tickets at the door are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students, but discounted prices are available by ordering ahead online here ($20 for Adults and $15 for Seniors / Students). Delaware Valley University is at 700 East Butler Ave (enter the campus from New Britain Road onto Admissions Drive). More information can be found here, or call 215-262-5550.


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 on the stage of Paxson Hall. Parents of children ages 6 months to 3 years can drop them off starting at 9:30am. This room is very kid-friendly, with toys, books, and even a crib for those needing a nap. 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, George Wiemann (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Widgette Kelly
6/24 Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall
Acolytes: Liam Kelly, Sarah Hutchison, Alex Kelly
6/24 Acolytes: Ainsley Massey, Madelynn Massey, Andela Dozier
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Jim Happ, A.J. Mayorga, John Fraser
Lectors: Gene Reilly, Christina Hopkins
Altar Guild: Team C: Linda Chinn, Carol Fox, Maureen McGraw, Emma Ward

Flower Guild 6/24: Lisa Farina

Counters: George Wiemann, Michael Kelly


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

Bettie Reynolds


Grace Cowhey (6/17)
Vikki Josko (6/17)
Brooks Hopkins (6/19)
Jim Happ (6/21)
Liam Kelly (6/21)
Linda Chinn (6/23)
Katharine Frey (6/23)

Marriage Anniversaries:
Nicholas and Roberta Molloy (6/18)
Daryl and Jeanie Biser (6/19)
James and Barbara Massey (6/20)
Jim and Diane Happ (6/21)


Readings for 6/17: (click to read)
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Psalm 20
2 Corinthians 5:6-10-17
Mark 4:26-34

Hymns for 6/17:
Processional: 620 (Jerusalem, my happy home)
Offertory: 209 (We walk by faith, and not by sight)
Communion: 302 (Father, we thank thee who hast planted)
Closing: 296 (We know that Christ is raised and dies no more)   

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 6/10: $4,168
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($638)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): $3,025
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Last Sunday Attendance, 6/10
8:00am: 33
10:00am: 73
Brotherhood Retreat 13
Total: 119