PARISH EVENTS - October 29, 2014

 

ONGOING EVENTS

This Fall’s School of Religion at All Saints Church, Wynnewood will feature Music in the Church, highlighting Anglican music and will be held every Wednesday of October between 7 and 9 p.m. in the Parish. The Church is at Montgomery Avenue and Gypsy Lane.  Please see our Website: http://www.allsaintswynnewood.org/.

Faith at Five: "Come as you are, and be as you are.”
This is a new service at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh. This is an informal 45 minute service with a diversity of music and all ages are welcome. This service is convenient for those who may be working on Sunday mornings or have other commitments. On the last Sunday of each month Choral Evensong will be held. This new service will be held Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

Trinity Thrift Shop, Trinity Church, Swarthmore,
301 N. Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA is open the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Donations are welcomed and can be dropped off on Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. They do not accept any computer equipment or TV's.

What's New in Godly Play?
Godly Play meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at Cathedral Offices in International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, 6th Floor. In Godly Play each week we "get ready" for our story, which can be a profound spiritual practice. It is not just the children who are at times not ready - in fact, who of us is ready to come into the presence of God's word?

On the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Swarthmore will be having an evening of Healing service and prayers. This event is open to all in the community as a way for you to come and receive prayers for health, situations, for a way to express your concern for events in the world, and for all those who hold a genuine concern for someone else or for events in the community, nation and the world. The church welcomes everyone. For more information contact the event organizer direct at: 610-544-2297 or email at: josephagerman425@gmail.com.

Help raise funds
for the Choir of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville, for their trip to England next Summer to sing at Winchester Cathedral. The choir has partnered with Flower Power Fundraising to offer top-quality flower bulbs and plants which can be easily ordered online and shipped directly to your home. The web address is http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com and there is a special webpage dedicated to the choir's Winchester trip. To view the beautiful flowers, just bring up the webpage, click on "place an order" and search the "Find a Group" area for Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville, Pennsylvania.

On the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Swarthmore will be having an evening of Healing service and prayers. This event is open to all in the community as a way for you to come and receive prayers for health, situations, for a way to express your concern for events in the world. The church welcomes everyone. For more information the media can contact the event organizer direct at: 610-544-2297 or email at: josephagerman425@gmail.com.

The Redeemer Thrift Shop, Church of the Redeemer
, 145 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are welcomed and can be dropped off on Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Please come by and shop and see what bargains you can get especially with the holidays approaching. For more information, please call the church office at 610-544-8113.

St. Francis-in-the-Fields, Sugartown
, has joined with the Malvern Farmer’s Market and the West Chester Food Cupboard to address hunger in our community. Members of the parish will be on site at the Farmer’s Market on the 3rd and 4th Saturday of each month to collect and deliver food and cash donations to the West Chester Food Cupboard. This Outreach Initiative supplements the St. Francis Community Garden and our other Outreach Programs.

St. Francis-in-the-Fields
is pleased to announce two online and email Adult Spiritual Formation opportunities. “Food for the Journey” at www.stfrancisfields.com and “With Grateful Hearts” at www.fifthpromise.org. “Food for the Journey”, the Rector’s commentary on the Gospel for the coming week is published each Tuesday. “With Grateful Hearts” is a daily prayer and study offering based on the Sunday Lectionary. Both are also available by email subscription.  If you would like to receive these mailings by email, contact The Rev. Glyn Ruppe-Melnyk at rectorstfrancisfields@verizon.net. Audio versions of the Sunday Sermon are also online at the parish website:  www.stfrancisfields.com

 

ONE-TIME EVENTS

Save the date for the St. James’All Hallows Eve Cemetery Service on Thursday, October 30th at 7 p.m.Head to St. James’, in costume, for a special “All Hallows Eve” service. Park at the church, 3768 Germantown Pike, meet in the Parish Hall at 6:45 p.m. and then head over in the dark to the St. James’ Cemetery to hear these special readings. The service is approximately 30 minutes and is appropriate for all ages. Wear your costume & bring a flashlight!

Halloween Party
on Friday, October 31st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Holy Apostles and The Mediator (Parish Hall, 260 S. 51st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139). Costume Contest, Games, Prizes, Food & FUN!! RSVP please! Contact: info@hamphilly.org or 215-472-3000.

Wellspring at St. Martin’s
, a spiritual outreach of The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, is offering the following programs as part of its Late Pentecost season. November 1: Women of the Bible: Ancient Words, Contemporary Wisdom. November 5: Spirituality of Aging. November 20: Spirit, Song and Silence: An Evening of Taize worship. All programming is located at St. Martin’s, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane, Chestnut Hill. For more information or to register for any of these events visit www.stmartinec.org and click on the Wellspring link.

Harmony Labyrinth Walk on All Saints Day
, Saturday November 1, at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh at 4 p.m. on the outdoor labyrinth. Walking with tone chimes is a prayerful way to quiet your mind, ground your body and open your heart. This moving meditation experience offers an opportunity to reflect on all those who have walked the path of life before us. Trained labyrinth facilitators will give a brief orientation before the walk to guide you on your way.

Join Incarnation Holy Sacrament in Drexel Hill at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1st for a special service of All Hallows Evening Prayer. The night will begin with a litany of the saints procession wherein children and adults are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to parade around the property. Children are especially invited to this wonderful opportunity to teach them the connection between secular Halloween and the Church's celebration of the Feast of All Saints. Email Fr. Benjamin Gildas at fatherben@ihschurch.org with questions.

This Sunday, November 2 at St. Martin’s Church, Radnor, there will be a special girls’ choir program during the 10 a.m. service in lieu of November’s Evensong (originally scheduled for November 2nd, at 3 p.m.). They will be singing a number of the pieces performed while touring Germany. Following the service, the choir will host an Oktoberfest celebration in Bolingbroke. Remember that since it is the first Sunday of the month, the parish breakfast will be available before the service too - so come hungry.

St. George’s Episcopal Church
(corner of W. Ardmore Ave. and Darby Rd., Ardmore, PA 19003) will hold an Evensong Service for All Souls’ Day on Sunday, November 2nd at 4:30 p.m. The choir will sing the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis setting by William H. Harris, and the anthem Requiem for My Friend: “Lacrimosa” by Zbigniew Preisner, with soprano soloist Rebekah Graver.

Guided Cemetery Walks
Resurrection Episcopal Church at Rockdale (formerly Calvary Episcopal), 667 Mount Road, Aston. Saturday, November 1st on All Saints Day from 7-10 p.m. and Sunday, November 2nd All Souls Day from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring history back to life as you enjoy a guided tour of our cemetery and take a look inside our historic church which dates back to 1833. Entrance: Driveway off Pennell Rd (Rt 452) across from Kings Mill. Light refreshments served. Donations accepted.

Welcome to Preaching Day 2014
with Guest Speaker: David Lose on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Cathedral Village, (600 East Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128) (215) 487-1300 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost: $55. Philadelphia Theological Institute associates. $75 All others. Program includes: coffee breaks and lunch. Please bring personal bibles. Click on link for the application form for the PTI preaching day 2014

Saint John’s Holiday Bazaar. A grand tradition continues at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Norristown, on Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The bazaar will feature crafts, holiday items, homemade baked goods and candy, white elephant, and raffle. Beautiful gift baskets will also be raffled. Lunch, with homemade sandwiches and soup, will be available at the Good Things Café on both days. We are located at 23 East Airy Street in downtown Norristown since 1812.

Annual Holiday Bazaar
at St. Paul’s Memorial Episcopal Church (126 Black Rock Road, P.O. Box 404, Oaks, PA 19456-0404) on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hand-made crafts and ornaments, Stitch Niche, Homemade Baked Goods, Attic Treasures, Book Nook and Raffle. Please join us for lunch!! Handicapped accessible. Please feel free to contact Susan J. Mano at (610) 296-9083 if there are any questions. www.stpaulsoaks.org.

Annual Ham & Oyster Supper
at St. James' Episcopal, Collegeville, on Saturday, November 8, from 4 - 7 p.m. Dine in family style or take out this delicious meal. Adults eat for just $13, children ages 6 to 10 for $7, and younger eat for free. Bring friends, family and neighbors for the good food, good fellowship and support of Episcopal Church Women endeavors. Visit www.stjames-episcopal.org or call 610-489-7564 for more information about this historic church and the more than 125 year tradition of this meal.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
welcomes the holiday season with our last flea market of the year on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are located at the intersections of Levittown Parkway and Mill Creek Parkway in Levittown. (89 Pinewood Drive, Levittown, PA 19054) Tables are $15.00. Rain date is November 15, 2014. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact: Linda Beese 267-229-8770 or Jean Laino 215-932-7178 or email: stpaullevittown@hotmail.com. Information can also be found on our website, www.stpaullevittown.org.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
(@ 1040 Chestnut Tree Road, Honey Brook) ECW is planning a Christmas Bazaar and Merchants Fair on November 8, 2014. We are asking everyone who makes crafts and would like either donate items for the bazaar or purchase a table to sale their wares at the bazaar to please call 610-306-0316 during the day & 610-273-3225 after 6 p.m. Tables will be available to the Merchants for $10.00 per table. Set-up at 8:00 a.m.

Save the Date: Partnerships: Fire for the Mission
follow-up conference at Church of the Advocate on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Registration deadline is October 25.

The Church of St. Andrew and St. Monica
, 3600 Baring Street, Philadelphia, is having “An Afternoon of Jazz” featuring legendary saxophonist Bootsie Barnes on Saturday, November 8 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. For information, contact Oris Stuart daddyo2101@aol.com - cell (267) 235-6061 or Sharon Webster sharonwebster@comcast.net - cell (856) 986-7757.

Sunday, November 9th
at 11:15 a.m. in MacColl Auditorium, St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh: "Doing the Bible Better: The Transformation of the Episcopal Church.” The Rev. Marek Zabriskie recently published this book detailing the creation and growth of The Bible Challenge, which he founded in 2011. The book shares many stories about St. Thomas’ Church, Marek’s life and ministry and includes quotes from many parishioners. Copies will be on sale and Rev. Marek will gladly sign them.

On November 11, 2014, the Episcopal Church Club of Philadelphia welcomes Paul Saionz as speaker to the Racquet Club, 215 S. 16th St., Philadelphia. He will present “A Holocaust Survivor’s Personal Story.” At the luncheon, you will hear his incredible story. Please attend and bring a friend so Paul’s story can be heard. Join us for lunch and fellowship. The program will start with social hour at 12 noon. The cost is $21.00 per person, including the luncheon. Discounted parking is available at The Patriot Parking Garage, 1616 Chancellor Street. For more information, see the website at www.episcopalchurchclub.org.

Jazz and Joe
at Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville on Thursday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville is located at Christian and Columbus Ave. (2871 Barndt Road, Harleysville, PA 19438; 215-234-8020). The event is free, but a voluntary offering is received. This Jazz & Joe Event is part of the Church of the Holy Spirit Music Series.

Jazz and Joe at Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham on Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham (Routes 202 & 413, Buckingham PA, 18912; 215-794-7921). Friendly conversation, a cup of coffee, and great jazz - who could ask for more? Parking is available. Cost:  voluntary offering to help the music program would be appreciated. Featuring: George Sinkler, Larry McKenna, Bruce Kamninsky, Tony Green, and Rick Gazda.

Christ Church, Media
will hold their 2nd annual StarFest holiday bazaar, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 15th. StarFest will feature a silent auction, unique booths including costume jewelry, old and new holiday decorations, knitted and handcrafted items, books for all ages and a children’s activity area. Photos with Santa are available for purchase from 11-2 p.m. Christ Church is located at 311 S. Orange St, Media (#610-566-7525). For more information visit our website: www.christchurchmedia.org.

Second Annual “Rock the Rafters” Live Performance
on November 15th at 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore. Tickets on sale www.rocktherafters.com or at the door ($30). All proceeds will benefit the mission and ministries of St. Mary’s. Delicious Offerings from our Café’ and Cash Bar available at 6:30 p.m. The John Grecia Band! John performs regularly throughout the Delaware Valley. On Sundays, John can be found conducting our wonderful choir and enriching our service with his talent! You don’t want to miss this one!!!

"Roots: Digging deep into the causes of trafficking and raising hope"
byThe Rev. Becca Stevens, the Episcopal Chaplain at Vanderbilt University, at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral on Saturday, November 22, 2014. This will be a session to talk about the root causes of trafficking and addiction and looking at effective and long term solutions. Specifically Stevens will explore the world of tea as a case study that has global implications and can offer great hope.

The community of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville invites you to travel with them to Lancaster, PA on Saturday, November 22. Our bus will leave from the COHS church at 8:30 a.m. We will return to Harleysville by 7:30 p.m. The cost of the trip is $100.00 and includes round trip transportation on Perkiomen Coach, lunch at Shady Maple, theater ticket, tip for the driver, and all taxes and service fees. Only seven tickets remain and are available by contacting Jack Anderson, either by e-mail (jdacb@verizon.net) or by phone 215-412-7863. Reservations will be guaranteed upon receipt of a non-refundable check for $100.00.

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral (located on 38th Street between Chestnut & Market Streets) is pleased to host the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware, (www.ccde.org) directed by Arreon Harley, in a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, November 23 at 4 p.m. A free-will offering will benefit the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware. For more information, please call (215)386-0234, ext. 13 or visit www.philadelphiacathedral.org.

Guest Preacher at 8 and 10 a.m. and Sunday Forum leader at 11:15 a.m. in MacColl Auditorium on November 23 "Snake Oil: The Art of Truth-Telling and Healing" – The Rev. Becca Stevens, the Episcopal Chaplain at Vanderbilt University will be the Barbara Bishop Baldwin speaker for 2014 at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh. The Rev. Stevens is the founder of Thistle Farms and Magdalene Ministries. She will speak about her journey to help prostitutes find hope and get off the streets of despair and be trained for productive roles in society.

Bishop's Christmas Luncheon for Retired Clergy, Souses and Widows
, Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12 noon Eucharist at St. Mary’s, Cathedral Road followed by Luncheon at Cathedral Village.  RSVP to The Rev. Lloyd Winter, retired-diopa@earthlink.net.

Join the Episcopal Church Women of St. Andrew & St. Monica for the presentation of: Moses at Sight & Sound Theatres on January 3, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Payment Schedule: Deposit of $45 due ASAP, Half of Balance due September 21, 2014. Final payment October 19, 2014. Bus Leaves: Church of Ss. Andrew & Monica, 3600 Baring Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For more information please contact: Delphine Simpson (215-477-0807) or Andrea Simpson (267-278-3075).

 

JOB OPENINGS

Redemption Episcopal Church, Southampton, PA is seeking a part-time minister of music to play for our Sunday services and to direct the choir. The position will begin January 1,, 2015. Please contact Fr. Emmanuel Williamson @ fr.emmanuel@verizon.net or 215.357.0303 with any questions or to apply.

The position of Weekend Sexton at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh is available and needs to be filled as soon as possible. This person is required to live on the property in the corner house, as one of the primary purposes is to provide on-premise security. The weekend sexton is responsible for securing the buildings each evening and weekend; providing weekend support for all activities; and covering weddings and some funerals. This is a critical staff person who must be able to interface with parishioners and others in the conduct of their work. Please contact the church office at 215-233-3970 ext. 111 (Don Beistline). Help us find a great fit for St. Thomas’ Church!

Pre-Kindergarten teacher
wanted, requires a degreed professional in a Preschool environment. Send resumes to All Saints School Board, All Saints Episcopal Church, 9601 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 19114. No phone calls will be accepted.

St. Paul's Elkins Park
, a multicultural and inclusive Episcopal Church, is looking for two paid Sunday School teachers to teach two classes - Ages 5 to 10 and ages 11 to 15. Present attendance is 4-5 per class but we are growing. Syllabus & all material is online (www.weavinggodspromises.org), augmented with our own multicultural material. Hours 10 a.m. to about 12 noon Sundays till end of May, days off by arrangement, no Sunday School on major feast days. Up to $50 per session (including any meetings) depending on experience. This is an exciting spirit-led opportunity at a unique parish. www.stpaulselkinspark.org. Call Rev. Paul Reid 610-937-9801 or email paul@stpaulselkinpark.org.

Christ Church, Ithan
is seeking an Organist/Choirmaster with a background in traditional Anglican liturgical and choral music. There is one Sunday service and one rehearsal prior to the service with additional services based on the liturgical calendar.  There are NO mid-week rehearsals unless required by the Choirmaster. Additional information, including the Parish Information Booklet, is available on the church’s website. The position requires 10-15 hours per week and the salary range is between $18,000 and $20,000.00. Please send your resume to ORGANIST/CHOIRMASTER SEARCH at the above address, or fax to 610-688-1198 or e-mail guardianangel720@hotmail.com.

Permanent full time position: Operations Specialist for The Church Foundation. Salary: Based on experience. Provide operational, administrative and clerical support to the Executive Director.  Develop processes for the daily operations and improved ways to maintain records and files as well as financial analysis and forecasting for The Church Foundation. Participate in the transactions of the Executive Secretary and other such assignments as the Executive Vice President may direct. Forward a resume to R. Alan Lindsay by September 19, 2014 either via email: AlanL@DioPA.org or mail it to: The Church Foundation, Brossman Hall - 3rd Floor, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, PA,
is seeking a detailed, focused, and cooperative accounting/bookkeeping professional to fill our opening for an Accounting Manager/Director. This position reports to the Parish Administrator, and provides accurate bookkeeping and accounting for all parish finances (audit, budgeting, operating, graveyard, capital campaign, St. David’s Fair…). A Strong working knowledge of ACS is an imperative for this position, and the ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting (a master’s would be a plus), with demonstrated excellence in organization, communication, and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will also have proven ability to successfully and efficiently complete simultaneous projects while working within tight deadlines. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, résumé, a minimum of three references, and salary requirements to: hr@stdavidschurch.org.

The Girls’ Friendly Society of Pennsylvania (GFS)/Holiday House at Grace Church and the Incarnation, Philadelphia, PA is growing quickly and is seeking a Grant Writer. Strong communication skills, attention to detail, knowledge of fundraising information sources, experience in proposal writing and institutional donors, and strong contributor in team environments.  Previous experience with non-profit fundraising preferred. For additional information contact 610-213-0495.

Looking for Outreach Opportunities? St. Gabriel's Church, a mission parish in Philadelphia, offers hands on outreach ministry opportunities for youths and adults. Make a difference by calling Vicar Nancy at 215-329-3807.

St. James School
– located at 3217 W. Clearfield Street in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Philadelphia – is looking for your help! Administrative assistance, librarians, homework partners, and many more volunteer positions are waiting for you. Ready to make a difference?Please contact Jessi Krumrei, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at 215.226.1276 or jkrumrei@stjamesphila.org. For information on our school and directions to our campus, kindly visit our website: www.stjamesphila.org.

Youth Group Director, All Hallows Church, Wyncote.
This position provides general oversight and direction of the Christian Education program for the parish youth group (6th- 12th graders). The primary responsibility of this part-time position (10-15 hrs. per week) is to provide direction to a Christian Education program specific to adolescents, identifying, implementing and supervising weekly activities of the group that aims to lead youth into becoming faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.Please contact the Rev. Mark Ainsworth if interested. rector@allhallowswyncote.orgor 215-885-1641.

 

GOODS TO SHARE

The new "Items available listing" is partially complete. If interested please contact carl.knapp@verizon.net.

Weight Watchers at Calvary St. Augustine
: We are on a mission to get healthy at Calvary St. Augustine and you’re invited to join us. We’d like to start an onsite weekly Weight Watchers group and are in need of at least 20 people to register. If you are interested in joining or would like additional information please contact the church at 215-222-2070.

Free Canon Image Runner C5035 Toners:
Trinity Memorial Church has updated there copier/printer and has a supply of unopened/unused toner cartridges for a Canon Image Runner C5035. If you would like them and come pick them up, they are yours. Please contact the church office at (215)732-2515 or email admin@trinityphiladelphia.org  if you are interested.

Free 12' Conference Table
. If interested please contact Christ Church, Ithan at 610-688-1110.

Washington Memorial Chapel
has an extensive amount of choral music that is available for purchase. There are approximately 2,800 choral titles representing about 65,000 separate pieces of music. To search for available titles, go to www.wmchapelstore.com. Music is sold at face value however to minimize our retrieval labor costs there is a minimum total purchase of $50.00. Shipping and handling is a flat charge of $5.00. Look for a Saturday date when the inventory will be available for inspection and sale at the Chapel at Valley Forge National Park. Contact: Neal Basile at 610-783-0120.

The Gift Shop at St. David's
is able to offer the opportunity to all churches in our parish and beyond services such as ordering Prayer books for Confirmation or your pews, Bibles, Hymnals, other books, Wall Kalendars, desk calendars, inspirational gifts for all occasions and many fair traded goods from around the world. We have been open for 13 years and although not on the web as yet you can read about us at www.stdavidschurch.org or call 484-580-8486. We are open most days but Monday but if we are not here please leave a message and we will be happy to return your call and help you.

St. Alban’s, Newtown Square, offers parish hall as “Alban’s Garden” for party rental space, Friday nights and Saturdays.
Accommodates a maximum of 130 for sit-down or buffet meal. Adjoining kitchen is commercial facility enjoyed by many a caterer. French doors open from hall onto patio onto country setting of expansive grounds with shrubs and trees…lovely and green late spring through early fall. Contact Patti Carr, 610-356-0459, x21, parish.associate@verizon.net.

 
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