St. Paul's Episcopal Church


The Episcopal presence in Doylestown since 1846.



This Week at St. Paul's — September 30, 2018




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

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









This Sunday is Social Media Sunday. Each year, on the last Sunday in September, many churches take part in "Social Media Sunday"—an easy and creative way to do a bit of digital evangelism. This Sunday at St. Paul's, let's try it out.

Consider this a special dispensation to bring a smartphone to church with you and use it during mass. Feel free to check in, take photos, and share them on your preferred platform—and use any or all of the following tags:

Who knows—maybe we'll even get crazy and do a group selfie during mass?! Spread the word. See you Sunday.


Acolyte Commissioning
This Sunday at the 10:00am mass, we commission our St. Paul’s Acolytes to celebrate their ministry, preparation, and presence as servers at Christ’s Altar.

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. 

Sunday Bible Study @ St. Paul’s
We are off to a great start with our new Sunday Bible Study on the Gospel of Saint Luke! The Bible study meets on the 2nd & 4th Sundays between services (9:00-9:50am). The next meeting takes place on Sunday, October 14, in the Ed. Wing Conference Room. The study is facilitated by lay leaders John Humphreys and Nancy Gifford. No previous experience of opening the Bible is expected—this is a study for novices, not experts. Come and join us as we read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the holy scriptures, so that we may grow in our faith.

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.



Christmas in Doylestown: Sign Ups for Baking & Ingredients
Christmas in Doylestown ('CID' for short) is a grand project that our church undertakes each December. It is primarily a House Tour of four borough homes, but is also a Tea, a Bake Sale, a Raffle, and a Christmas Attic. Proceeds from CID go to support our local homeless shelter through the Bucks County Housing Group (totaling over $162,000 during the last 24 years), as well as the ministry of St. Paul’s.

This year marks our 25th Annual House Tour, which is a remarkable achievement. Planning is now under way—and we need your help!

Can you find some time to join us? Butter cookie baking starts on 
October 24; ingredients are needed by October 21.

For details and to sign up to bring ingredients or bake cookies, click one (or both!) of the buttons below: 




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
St. Paul’s offers nursery care for our littlest ones during the 10:00 service on Sundays in our new Nursery location 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…”

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: George Wiemann, Ruth Carlson (Chalicer)
10:00 am: Pike Stephens, Christopher McCall

10:00 am: Ainsley Massey, Madelynn Massey, J.T. Massey

8:00 am: Mae O’Brien
10:00 am: Widgette Kelly

8:00 am: Ann Laughlin, Nancy Hunter
10:00 am: Mark Grande, Bob Byerly

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

Counters: Mary Ellen Wilson, 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
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
Judy, mother of Susan Roberts
Jean, mother of Susan Roberts’ sister-in-law



10/1    Sammy Brumbaugh
           Molly Smith
10/2    Joe Farina
10/3    Mary Ann Gosnell
           Dorothy Schmidt
10/5    Joey Klebek

9/30   Nancy Dunston
10/1   Cindy Friel
          Jay Gallagher
          Stephen Gosnell
          Mary Ellen Wilson
10/3   Catherine Wehmeyer
10/6   Carol Fox


Readings for 9/30: (click to read)
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Psalm 124
James 5:13-20
Mark 9:38-50

Hymns for 9/30
Processional: 574 (Before thy throne O God, we kneel)
Sequence: 509 (Spirit divine, attend our prayers)
Offertory: 343 (Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless)
Communion: 635 (If thou but trust in God to guide thee)
Closing: 344 (Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing)

From the Ledger: (pledge & plate)
2018 Pledge & Plate needed each week: $4,806
2018 Pledge & Plate received 9/23: $3,442
Surplus / (Shortfall): ($1,364)
2018 Cumulative Surplus / (Short): ($1,816)
Borrowed from Line of Credit for Operating Acct:  $0

Last Sunday Attendance, 9/23
8:00am: 31
10:00am: 100
Total: 131