St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — July 22, 2018




The Ninth 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.




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

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: “Sacrament—a visible sign that God’s grace is truly present with us.” 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.

Two Feast-Day Masses Next Week in the Chapel
St. Paul’s will observe the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene on Monday (July 23), and the Feast of Saint James the Apostle on Wednesday (July 25). 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.

Mid-Year Statements
are available for pick up at on the table in the Narthex. Thank you for helping us save on postage. If you have any questions about your statement, please contact the Treasurer, Mary Ellen Wilson.

New Accommodations for Wheelchairs in the Church
You may have noticed a different arrangement in the back of the church: the last two pews have been replaced with freestanding chairs. The purpose is to provide better accommodations for those who use wheelchairs (and their caregivers), and demonstrate hospitality towards them. The pews can now be found along the side walls of our downstairs Chapel.

Leaflets, Inserts, & Pew Cards
We now have an updated (slimmer) service leaflet. Scripture readings are in the insert of the bulletin; service music is now found in sleeved “pew cards,” (several in each pew), or in the front ‘S’ section of the Hymnal; and as ever, 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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
The blood drive takes place this Thursday, July 26 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Paxson Hall. Appointments are preferred. Register by clicking here and entering the 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
The Altar Guild 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
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Sunday Servers, Prayer List, Etc.




Eucharistic Ministers: Joe Farina, George Wiemann (Second Chalice), Widgette Kelly, Christopher McCall
7/29 Eucharistic Ministers: Joe Farina, George Wiemann (Second Chalice), Pike Stephens, Robert Ball
Acolytes: Maddie Leonardis, Andela Dozier, J.T. Massey
7/29 Acolytes: Sofia Leonardis, Jack Grande, Fiona Mayorga
Ushers: Ann Laughlin, Jim Happ, Maureen McGraw, Deborah Cowhey
Lectors: Rea Boylan, Christopher McCall
7/29 Lectors: Mae O’Brien, David Taylor
Altar Guild: Team D: Widgette Kelly, Michael Kelly, Jacky Grande
Flower Guild 7/29: Kim Jacobsen

Counters:  Mark Grande, Michael Kelly


Weekly Intercessions: “For this community, for every city and community, and for those who live in them, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.” (BCP, p. 384)


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


Helen Henderson (7/22)
Eve Byerly (7/26)
Diane McGill-Tiech (7/28)

Marriage Anniversaries:
John and Jennifer Cecilian (7/24)
Harry Rever and Ruth Carlson (7/26)
Mike and Jill Dulany (7/26)


Readings for 7/22: (click to read)
2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 89:20-37
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Hymns for 7/22:
Processional: 525 (The Church's one foundation)
Offertory: 645 (The King of love my shepherd is)
Communion: 152 from LEVAS (Let us break bread together on our knees)
Closing: 493 (O for a thousand tongues to sing)

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 7/15: $4,016
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($790)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($1,446)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Last Sunday Attendance, 7/15
8:00am: 34
10:00am: 70
Total: 104