St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — August 12, 2018




The Twelfth 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.




Next Sunday: Bishop Gutiérrez to Visit St. Paul’s
At 9:30am next Sunday, August 19, the Right Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez will visit St. Paul’s for a mass including Holy Baptism and the sacramental rites of Confirmation. Again, NB: there will only be one mass next Sunday, and it will begin at 9:30am. After mass, all are invited to a lunch reception in Paxson Hall, and you can sign up to bring food to the Bishop's reception by clicking here. Join us for this special day next Sunday!

Summer Class: Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation
Our class preparing candidates to receive Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation concludes today at 9:00am in the Education Wing Conference Room. Today’s topic: “Ministry—doing the work God has given us to do.” Candidates will have the opportunity to receive these sacramental rites when the Bishop visits us next Sunday.

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.

School Supply Collection to Benefit the Bucks County Housing Group
It’s that time again! We are collecting back to school supplies for the benefit of Bucks County students ranging from kindergarten to high school. You can view the list of supplies needed by clicking here. There is a box in the coat room where you can leave donations by Sunday. New supplies only please. Thank you! Maureen McGraw
Mass in the Chapel on Wednesday
St. Paul’s will observe the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, August 15. All are welcome at this simple mass, 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 this feast.

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.
Adjusted Office Hours: August 20 – 24
Please note: the parish office hours will be adjusted from Monday, August 20 through Friday, August 24 while Angie is on vacation. The office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Self Defense Workshop: August 17
St. Paul’s parishioner Leon Psculkowski, a 4th Degree Black Belt, will teach a self-defense workshop for all ages and abilities on Friday, August 17th at 6:30pm in the Education Wing classrooms. A great mother/daughter workshop and/or college student prep class; invite your friends. There is no charge for this event. Please RSVP to the church office by phone (215-348-5511) or email.
Aid for Friends Cooking Day: August 18th 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, August 18 at 9:00 am. Casseroles or main courses are needed; meats and pasta are provided. Hope to see you there!

Book Group Meeting
The St. Paul’s Book Group is planning to meet on Wednesday, Sept. 12th at 7:30 in the Ed. Wing Conference Room to discuss The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey. All are welcome.


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.

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, Anniversaries, Etc.




Eucharistic Ministers:
8:00 am: Michael Kelly, George Wiemann (Chalicer)
10:00 am: Jeff Tackett, Christopher McCall

10:00 am: Sofia Leonardis, Sarah Hutchison, Malinda Grande

8:00 am: Ann Laughlin, Tom and Mary Smith
10:00 am: Bob Byerly, Ted Hopkins

8:00 am: Joni Nelson
10:00 am: Stephen Cauller
Altar Guild:
Team B: Elizabeth Pitts, Eve Byerly
Mark Grande, George Wiemann


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
Eileen Reilly


8/13    Jonathan Josko
8/14    Helene Donaghy
8/14    Nancy Wildermuth
8/15    Maureen McGraw
8/16     Jay Gallagher
8/17     Kate Thompson
            James Wilson
8/18     Lynda Butcavage
             Shih-Ying Hsu

8/12    Kevin Dulany
           Melissa Nilsson
8/17     Ethan Esser
8/18     Eileen Reilly

8/15    John and Lynda Butcavage


Readings for 8/12: (click to read)
2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
Psalm 130
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51

Hymns for 8/12
Processional: 433 (We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing)
Offertory: 335 (I am the bread of life)
Communion: 151 in LEVAS (One bread, one body)
Closing: 593  (Lord, make us servants of your peace)

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 8/5: $5,059
Surplus / (Shortfall): $253
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($1,126)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Last Sunday Attendance, 8/5
8:00am: 33
10:00am: 87
Total: 120