St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — June 24, 2018




The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

+ 8:00am – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
+ 9:00am – Confirmation Class
+ 10:00am – Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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






Youth Sunday at the 10:00am Mass
This Sunday at the 10am mass, the children and youth of our church will lead us in worship through reading Scripture, leading the Prayers, and serving as acolytes and ushers. This Youth Sunday also features a youth preacher, who will offer a response to the Gospel lesson—and will preach at the 8am mass as well. Come celebrate with us as we kick off this week of Vacation Bible School.


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? Contact Jim or Rebekah to volunteer your time.


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!

Summer Class: Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation
Our summer class preparing candidates to receive the rites of Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation during the Bishop's visit will meet on Sunday morning at 9:00am in the Education Wing Conference Room. This week's topic is "Baptism: union with Christ and the gift of a new family."

Two Feast-Day Masses Next Week in the Chapel
St. Paul’s will observe the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist next Tuesday, June 25 and the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on Friday, June 29. All are welcome at these simple masses, 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 these feasts.

Leaflets, Inserts, & Pew Cards
You may have noticed our updated (slimmer) service leaflet. Scripture readings are in the insert of your bulletin; service music is now found in sleeved “pew cards,” (several in each pew), or in the ‘S’ section of the Hymnal. The liturgy is found in The Book of Common Prayer (BCP).


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”).


Flower Memorials
If anyone is interested in having a flower memorial for a special loved one(s) or significant event(s), we have two Sundays left on the sign-up sheet in Paxson Hall on the Flower Guild bulletin board. The available Sundays are August 26 and September 30. The recommended donation is $60; the expense can be shared with another person if you wish. If interested, please contact Lisa Farina or the church office. Also, if you have a scheduled flower memorial and have not sent in payment, please submit at your earliest convenience. Lisa Farina, Head of the Flower Guild


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 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: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall
Acolytes: Ainsley Massey, Madelynn Massey, Andela Dozier
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Nancy Hunter, Youth Ushers, Mary Ellen Wilson, Bob Byerly
Lectors: Mary Ellen Wilson, Madeleine Moore, Madelynn Massey
Intercessor: Ainsley Massey
Cover Art: Fiona Mayorga

Altar Guild: Team D: Widgette and Michael Kelly
Flower Guild 7/1: Kay Johnson
Counters: Michael Kelly, Mary Ellen Wilson


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 SubersDavid Ladd
Katherine Curtis
Bryce Mongillo
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


Katheryn Josko (6/24)
Ryan Burke (6/25)
Shawn Kalayjian (6/27)
Carlos Valdes (6/28)
Emilia Leonardis (6/30)
Milton Walton (6/30)

Marriage Anniversaries:
Sam and Joyce Palermo (6/30)


Readings for 6/24: (click to read)
1 Samuel 17: 32-49
Psalm 9:9-20
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41

Hymns for 6/24:
Processional: 493 (O for a thousand tongues to sing)
Offertory: 535 (Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim)
Communion: 433 (We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing)
Closing: 379 (God is love, let heaven adore him)   

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 6/17: $2,992
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($1,814)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): $1,211
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Last Sunday Attendance, 6/17
8:00am: 32
10:00am: 79
Total: 112