St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — September 23, 2018




The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
   8:00am – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
   9:15am – Youth Formation
   9:45am – Children's Liturgy
   10:00am – Holy Baptism & Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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








Sunday Bible Study @ St. Paul’s    
Starting this Sunday, St. Paul’s will offer a Sunday morning Bible study. The group will meet every other week (on the 2nd & 4th Sundays) between services (9:00-9:50am), in the Ed. Wing Conference Room. The study is facilitated by lay leaders John Humphreys and Nancy Gifford, and begins with the Gospel of Luke. Here are the details:

  • Bring: A Bible (or at minimum, the New Testament). Any translation.
  • Background: No previous experience of opening the Bible is expected.
  • Content: John and Nancy come from a Roman Catholic and Anglican background. The format of each meeting will be an opening prayer; reading of scripture with some background to the text, interesting parallels with other gospels, etc., then followed by active contemplation on the passages that have been read. In other words, each session will be a mix of theology (hopefully at its most interesting) and some spiritual exercises. We will read as much or as little each week as the Spirit and the participants wish!

If you plan on coming to Bible study this Sunday, click here to send a quick email to John Humphreys so that he and Nancy know how many to expect.

This Sunday: Acolyte Training
Calling all Acolytes new and old! This Sunday we will have an Acolyte Training session after the 10:00am mass. We’ll start with a pizza lunch together (downstairs in the Ed. Wing Conference Room) before heading into the church for training, and wrapping up by about 1:00pm. This training is just as important for seasoned Acolytes as it is for neophytes, and new techniques and tips will be offered. Click here to send an RSVP to our Acolyte leader, Pike Stephens. Hope to see you there!

The Daily Office: Tuesday Mornings & Thursday Evenings
Do you wish to make time during your week for prayer? St. Paul’s offers the Daily Office on weekdays: Morning Prayer on Tuesdays (8:30am) and Evening Prayer on Thursdays (5:30pm), both in the Nave. These are rather informal (though no less beautiful) services. Whether you’ve prayed the Daily Office all your life or never at all, come and see and pray with us.
 Are You Registered to Vote this November?
Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” (Jeremiah 29:7)
There will be a table in Paxson Hall after each service for the next few Sundays with voter registration forms and information.  The Pennsylvania deadline to be eligible to vote in the November 6th mid-term election is Tuesday, October 9th.  If you’re looking for information or know someone who may need it, stop by and talk with us. Our world, and our democracy in particular, works best when everyone uses their voice. Questions? Contact Jill Dulany or call 267-664-0227.


Feed My Starving Children Food Packing Event
We have been invited again this year to participate in the Feed My Starving Children event at Delaware Valley University. This organization has a goal to pack 1,360,800 meals to support children on the edge of life as a result of malnutrition and starvation. The cost is 22 cents per meal—but more importantly, 3,728 children are fed for a year.  Many large organizations have signed up so the available time slots for smaller groups is limited. Presently, the available dates and time slots are:

  • Friday Oct. 5th, 3-5pm
  • Sunday Oct. 7th, 3-5pm
    • 8 people can be accommodated on both of those days
  • Monday Oct. 8th, 8-10am, 11am-1pm, 2-4pm
    • 15 people can be accommodated on this day, per shift

If other time slots open we can attempt to fill them as well.  This is a great event that not only has the blessed benefit of feeding children, but also is a great family activity and is a lot of fun! Questions and RSVP to Mary Lou Parry or call 215-783-4066. 

WANTED: Help with Livestreaming the 10am Mass on Sundays
Mark and Jacky Grande are looking for those who are interested in helping to livestream the 10am Mass on Sundays. This process only takes a few minutes and does not require any attention during the mass itself. Those interested can contact Mark or Jacky Grande or call 215-491-6113.


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 the season winds down; but be sure to check to see what is available. 
Proceeds benefit the ‘Little Red House’ Collection, used to buy food for the residents of the Doylestown Homeless Shelter.


September 29: Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society Autumn Dessert Cabaret
Join the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society for an "Autumn Dessert Cabaret" - Songs from Broadway and Gilbert & Sullivan, plus Delectable Desserts, right here in Paxson Hall! Enjoy solo and ensemble music from the Broadway, operetta, and opera stages featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kurt Weill, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Gilbert and Sullivan, among others. Featuring singers George Achilles, Perry Beem, Robert Binkley, Brianna Braun, William Buckman, Abigail Capitolo, Allison Deratzian, Faith Donaher, Jill Dulany, Muriel Hastings, Tina Margot, Rachel Martin and Martha Ellen Smith.
Saturday, September 29 at 8:00 PM in Paxson Hall
Tickets: $20 at the door, $10 Students (children 10 & under free)
Save on the door price by purchasing tickets in advance by clicking here (and typing 'Autumn Cabaret' in the search bar), or visit


The St. Paul’s Nursery — New Location
St. Paul’s offers nursery care for our littlest ones during the 10:00 service on Sundays in our new Nursery location—now downstairs in the Education Wing. Parents of children ages 6 months to 3 years can drop them off starting at 9:30am. Our Nursery 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, Anniversaries, Etc.




Eucharistic Ministers:
8:00 am: Michael Kelly,George Wiemann (Chalicer)
10:00 am: Mark Canterbury, Widgette Kelly

10:00 am: Maddie Leonardis, Andela Dozier, Malinda Grande

8:00 am: George Wiemann
10:00 am:  Donna Leonardis

8:00 am: Ann Laughlin, Jim Happ
10:00 am: Maureen McGraw, Deborah Cowhey

Altar Guild: Team D: Widgette and Michael Kelly, Jacky Grande

Counters: George Wiemann, Dan Lawler


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
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
Patricia and Al, friends of the Kirk family
Patricia Reed
Bill Houghton
Ann Laughlin
Ben Cottrell, cousin of Mike Roberts


9/23    Evan Donaghy
9/25    Beth Gallagher
           Deborah Taylor
9/26    Sam Palermo
           Alex Smith
9/27    Lynda Moyer
           David Nice
           Mary Ellen Wilson

9/24   Betsy Schaeffer
9/29   Dylan DiFulgo
          Matthew Johnson

9/27    Rich and Kay Johnson
9/29     Sam and Wendy Brumbaugh


Readings for 9/23: (click to read)
Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm 1
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37

Hymns for 9/23
Processional: 390 (Praise to the Lord, the Almighty)
Sequence: 636 (How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord)
Offertory: 482 (Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy)
Communion: 669 (Commit thou all that grieves thee)
Closing: 477 (All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine)

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 9/16: $5,346
Surplus / (Shortfall): $540
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($452)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Last Sunday Attendance, 9/16
8:00am: 28
10:00am: 103
Total: 131