St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — July 29, 2018




The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

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




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.

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  or 215-345-6625.
Forward Day by Day for August–October is now available on the tract rack.

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.

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…”

Follow Us Online
Keep updated on the happenings of our parish life by following us on social media:

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, Anniversaries, Etc.




Eucharistic Ministers:
8:00 am: Joe Farina, George Wiemann (Chalicer)
10:00 am: Pike Stephens, Robert Ball

10:00 am: Sofia Leonardis, Jack Grande, Fiona Mayorga

8:00 am: Ann Laughlin, Nancy Hunter
10:00 am: The Kelly Family
8:00 am: Mae O’Brien
10:00 am: David Taylor
Altar Guild:
Team C: Linda Chinn, Carol Fox, Maureen McGraw, Emma Ward
George Wiemann, Jacky Grande


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
Julie McGill, sister-in-law
   of Janet McGill
Laura Heberley, friend
   of Sam and Joyce Palermo
Richard Podlovits, father
   of Donna Leonardis
Carolyn Sadowski
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
June Price, cousin of Myra Parker
Leslie Murphy, sister of Jan Weidmann
Peter Murphy, brother-in-law
   of Jan Weidmann
David Walter, friend of Sam
   and Joyce Palermo
Mr. Aristidis


7/29    Cecelia Brill
8/1      Lori DiSandro
           Widgette Kelly
8/3      Beth Kingeter
           Joe Psculkowski
           Eileen Reilly

7/31    Paige Hopkins
           Sandy Stickel
8/1      Thomas Benton
           Mark Grande
8/2       Erich Kessling

7/29    Jim and Rebekah Massey
8/2      A.J. and Margaret Mayorga


Readings for 7/29: (click to read)
2 Samuel 11:1-15
Psalm 14
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21

Hymns for 7/29
Processional: 304 (I come with joy to meet my Lord)
Offertory: 321 (My God, thy table now is spread)
Communion: 635 (If thou but trust in God to guide thee)
Closing: 693 verses 1-4 (Just as I am, without one plea)

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 7/22: $5,192
Surplus / (Shortfall): $386
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($1,060)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Stewardship Update:
It’s never too late to pledge to St. Paul’s!

St. Paul’s Pledge Status as of 7/15/18





Pledge Goal


Goal Percentage


Number New


Last Sunday Attendance, 7/22
8:00am: 33
10:00am: 83
Total: 116