St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — July 15, 2018




The Eighth 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.




Adjusted Office Hours: July 16 – 20
Please note: the parish office hours will be adjusted from Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 while Angie is on vacation. The office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

Summer Class: Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation
Our summer class preparing candidates to receive the rites of Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation continues Sunday at 9:00am in the Education Wing Conference Room. This week’s topic: "Eucharist—the holy food and drink of new, unending life in Christ." Anyone and everyone is invited to listen in on these sessions. Candidates will have the opportunity to receive these sacramental rites when Bishop Gutiérrez visits our church on August 19.

Mid-Year Statements
will be available for pick up at the narthex table this Sunday.  Thank you for helping us save on postage. If you have any questions about your statement, please contact the Treasurer Mary Ellen Wilson at the church office.

Stewardship: Committee & Fall Campaign
We will soon begin working on the fall Stewardship Campaign. The Committee is seeking new people willing to join in this work—an opportunity to contribute time and talent to the vital task of funding the mission and ministry of St. Paul’s in 2019. This work is important, but it is not difficult; many hands can make it light! Please prayerfully consider this opportunity. For more information, contact Robert Ball (215-345-6625).

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).


The Saint Paul’s Market is Open
Gardeners:  If you are growing more than you can use, please bring in your extras!
Buyers:  Please make a generous donation for what you take. 
The offerings may be small as our gardens get going, but be sure to check each week to see what is available. Proceeds benefit the ‘Little Red House’ Collection, used to buy food for the residents of the Doylestown Homeless Shelter.

Aid for Friends Cooking Day: July 21st 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, July 21 at 9:00 am. Casseroles or main courses are needed; meats and pasta are provided. Hope to see you there!

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, July 26 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Paxson Hall. Appointments are preferred. Register at and enter sponsor code: episcopal. You can also register through the church office (215-348-5511) or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Altar Guild Cleaning Day: Saturday, August 11th at 10:00 am
We will be cleaning the altar, silver, and altar accessories in preparation for the Bishop’s visit on August 19.  Brunch will be provided.

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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Service Recordings Online
View our weekly 10:00am mass, listen to sermons, and see other events in the life of our parish by going to our YouTube Channel (click “subscribe” to get updates when new videos are published).




Sunday Servers, Prayer List, Etc.




Eucharistic Ministers: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Second Chalice), Widgette Kelly, Mark Canterbury
7/22 Eucharistic Ministers: Joe Farina, George Wiemann (Second Chalice), Widgette Kelly, Christopher McCall

Acolytes: Liam Kelly, Jack Grande, Alex Kelly
7/22 Acolytes: Maddie Leonardis, Andela Dozier, J.T. Massey

Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Nancy Dunston, Kelly Family, A.J. Mayorga
Lectors:George Wiemann, Pike Stephens
7/22 Lectors: Rea Boylan, Christopher McCall
Altar Guild: Team C: Linda Chinn, Carol Fox, Maureen McGraw, Emma Ward
Flower Guild 7/22: Lisa Farina

Counters: George Wiemann, 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
Faye Gomez
Tamara Payne
Uvette, friend
   of Dorothy Schmidt

Ray and Jeri Subers
David 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
Mae O’Brien
Roy Andrews


Valerie Gardner (7/15)
Lucy Smith (7/15)
Andrew Hutchison (7/16)
Ainsley Massey (7/16)
Riley McGroggan (7/16)
Jennifer Cecilian (7/17)
Lisa Farina (7/17)
Rebekah Massey (7/18)
Madelynn Massey (7/20)
Gerard deBlasi (7/21)

Marriage Anniversaries:
Joe and Lisa Farina (7/21)


Readings for 7/15: (click to read)
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 24
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29

Hymns for 7/15:
Processional: 601 (O day of God, draw nigh)
Offertory: 686 (Come, thou fount of every blessing)
Communion: 671 (Amazing grace! how sweet the sound)
Closing: 372 (Praise to the living God)   

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 7/8: $3,506
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($1,300)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($656)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Last Sunday Attendance, 7/8
8:00am: 29
10:00am: 68
Total: 97