PARISH EVENTS - April 16, 2014


ONGOING EVENTS

Join us for Lenten Soup & Study at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church. Wednesday Evenings in Lent, 6:30 p.m. We will be watching and discussing the program "Embracing Interfaith Cooperation - Eboo Patel on Coming Together to Change the World." Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Christian and Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147. www.old-swedes.org.

St. David's Church, Radnor
has been given a gift to buy Bibles for children in need. The Bible is The Beginner's Bible published by ZonderKids, which comes in English and Spanish. Although advised for children 6 and under there are many children up to 3rd grade who could enjoy this version. If you wish to apply for these Bibles please contact The Gift Shop at St. David's Church at giftshop@stdavidschurch.org for consideration by the end of February.

Let Your Soul Speak is a group spiritual direction program that meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2-3:30 p.m. at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Following the Shalem Institute’s process of group spiritual direction participants engage in soul conversation and listen deeply to one another’s story and to God’s prayer for each one and join God in it. Contact: Rev. Harriet Kollin at 215.247.7466 x108 or hkollin@stmartinec.org.

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

Holy Week Services at St. George’s, Ardmore (W. Ardmore Ave. at Darby Road, Ardmore). We welcome you to join us for any or all of the following services: Maundy Thursday, 4/17 at 7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross, Friday, 4/18 at 6:45 p.m. Good Friday Service, Friday, 4/18 at 7:30 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, 4/19 at 5:00 p.m. Easter Sunday, 4/20 - 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields presents The Seven Last Words of Christon Good Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. This masterpiece of Franz Joseph Haydn will be played by Lark String Quartet of the Curtis Institute. The music will be accompanied by spoken reflections on each of the words, given by parishioners and clergy from St. Martin's. All are Welcome. Free. www.StMartinEC.org. 215-247-7466.

Good Friday Concert
at St. Mary’s, Wayne. On April 18th, at 3 p.m.,the choir and soloists of St. Mary's, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, will present an hour of devotional music, telling the story of the Passion of Our Lord, using words from the Scriptures and other devotional texts. Music is an integral part of our worship of God at St. Mary's, and we invite you to join us for this service. Everyone is invited to attend this sacred concert. There is no charge; an offering basin will be available for your welcome donations.

Labyrinth workshop -
St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, Parish Hall, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10 a.m.-12 Noon. Facilitator and Contact: Rev. Scott Robinson at rev.scott.robinson@gmail.com or 267-970-3287. By popular demand we are repeating this workshop. It is designed for those new to the labyrinth as well as those acquainted with it. Scott, a Veriditas trained facilitator, will teach the basics of how to walk and meditate on the labyrinth.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
continues our annual tradition of Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, immediately following our 9:30 a.m. service. All are welcome! We are located at the intersections of Levittown Parkway and Mill Creek Parkway in Levittown (89 Pinewood Drive, Levittown, PA 19054). For more information please contact: Father Sean Slack at 215-946-8559 or email stpaullevittown@hotmail.com. Please visit our website at www.stpaullevittown.org.

An Evening with Eric Metaxas
- Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh. One Great Christian Life: the life, ministry and witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Come and learn more about this deeply important work. All are welcome and both events are free to the public. GPS address - 7020 Camp Hill Road, Ft. Washington PA 19034. www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org - www.thecenterforbiblicalstudies.org.

Jazz and Joe at Gloria Dei on Thursday, April 24th, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Gloria Dei Church, 916 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Friendly conversation, a cup of coffee, and great jazz - who could ask for more? Coffee and sweets will be provided as will the live jazz - you provide friends and conversation. Outside on 6/27 – weather permitting. Parking is available. A donation to help Gloria Dei defray the cost would be appreciated. The Alan Segal Quintet – see their website at www.thejazzsanctuary.com.

Episcopal Church of the Ascension
will be holding a Yard Sale to benefit PCCO (Parkesburg Churches Community Outreach) on Saturday, April 26. Doors open at 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch items will include hotdogs & chili, chips & drinks and Bake Sale. Lots of bargains & treasures! New this year: Children's Clothing. Church is located at 406 Second Ave. (corner of 2nd Ave. & West St.). Always the best sale, every year!

The Episcopal Church Women of St. James Church of Kingsessing (6838 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia) is having a lunch of Pork and Sauerkraut, Potatoes & Gravy, Apple Sauce, Rolls & Butter, Coffee/Tea and Dessert on Saturday, April 26th at 1:00 p.m. Cost $8.00. Take-outs available beginning at 12:30 p.m. Secured parking available in churchyard. Parish Phone 215-727-5265.

St. Francis in the Fields, Malvern
, PA is doing a concert by Trout Fishing in America, thefour-time Grammy nominated musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet on April 26th, 7 p.m. at the Colonial Theater (227 Bridge Street Phoenixville, PA; 610-917-1228). Tickets on sale February 10, 2014. Reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased either on line or by calling. Mention Francis for $3 discount. Proceeds will be going towards the Mission trip to help the Oglala Lakota Native Americans of South Dakota.

Taizé Service
at St. George’s, Ardmore on Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. Come join our monthly candlelit service of prayer, readings and songs interspersed with periods of silence for quiet contemplation. A simple Eucharist will be celebrated. Music provided by mandolin, guitar, clarinet, Irish harp, recorder and cantor. Held in the nave of St. George’s (handicap accessible), on West Ardmore Ave. at Darby Rd., Ardmore. 610-642-3500.

A Concert to Benefit The Dessaix Baptiste Music School - Sunday, April 27
at 5 p.m. Trinity Church in Swarthmore (Route 320 and College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA) is very pleased to be able to continue its support of the Dessaix-Baptiste Music School in Jacmel, Haiti by hosting a concert. Last year, Trinity parishioners generously supported the school and raised the funds so the school could hire a string teacher. For further information, please contact the church office at (610) 544-2297.

Seamens’ Church Institute – Golf Outing at the DuPont Country Club on April 28, 2014. SHIP Invitational – all are welcome – See the SCI website for details (http://www.sciphiladelphia.org/). The Jazz Sanctuary will be there between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Church of St. Andrew and St. Monica
, 3600 Baring Street, Philadelphia, invites all to “An Afternoon of Jazz” featuring pianist Joe Stevenson on Saturday, May 3 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. For tickets, please contact Oris Stuart (267) 235-6061 or Sharon Webster (856) 986-7757. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Jazz and Joe at Church of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, May 8th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Church of the Holy Spirit: 2871 Barndt Road Harleysville, PA 19438 215-234-8020. Friendly conversation, a cup of coffee, and great jazz - who could ask for more?Coffee and sweets will be provided as will the live jazz - you provide friends and conversation. This series will continue through the summer. Parking is available.Cost: Free: voluntary offering is received.

The Girls Friendly Society Leaders from Grace Church and the Incarnation will be chairing the annual Book Sale at Holiday House in Cape May New Jersey. The event will run two weekends... May 9-11 and May 16-18. Hours are Fri/Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Choose from thousands of titles! We always have a variety of categories. All proceeds go to maintain Holiday House for future generations!

Diocese of Pennsylvania UTO Spring Ingathering - “Our Change Changes Lives”
on May 10, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Memorial Church of Bustleton (1946 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115). Join us. Pray, Fellowship & Chat with The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, 3rd. Please invite two members of your parish to accompany you. RSVP on or before May 5, 2014 to Betty Berry-Holmes, UTO Coordinator, C/o St. Luke’s Church, 5421 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144 or call 215-884-1053 or email eberryholmes@aol.com.

Saturday, May 10th
- 2nd Saturdays at St. Jude & The Nativity, Lafayette Hill presents Mary Ellen Desmond, jazz vocalist. Concert begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free. A free will offering will be taken with a portion of the proceeds going to the local food bank. Visit stjudeandthenativity.org for details.

Jazz and Joe at Trinity Church, Buckingham on Thursday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Trinity Church is located at Routes 202 & 413, Buckingham PA, 18912  (215-794-7921). Parking is available. Joe (coffee/tea) & sweets provided. Cost: a suggested donation of $5.00 to help defray the cost would be appreciated.

Jazz and Joe
at Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville on Thursday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 2871 Barndt Road, Harleysville, PA 19438  (215-234-8020). Friendly conversation, a cup of coffee, and great jazz - who could ask for more?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 Gloria Dei Church
on Thursday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’ Church) is located at Christian and Columbus Ave. (916 South Swanson St., Philadelphia PA 19147 (215-389-1513). Friendly conversation, a cup of coffee, and great jazz - who could ask for more?Coffee and sweets will be provided as will the live jazz - you provide friends and conversation. Parking is available. Cost: a donation to help Gloria Dei defray the cost would be appreciated. BYOW (bring your own wine if you choose).

Save the Date & Mark Your Calendar - Partnerships: Fire for the Mission of the Church. Saturday, May 31, 2014. 9-4 p.m. at Church of the Advocate. A diocesan wide conference spearheaded by the Black Clericus that will explore how our congregations can partner in interesting and creative ways to live into our mission. Attendance by congregational teams of clergy and laity is strongly encouraged.

Fishing Trip to Hyannis, Massachusetts -
Once again, a Christ Church, Media fishing trip has been planned for June 7, 2014. The cost of the trip is $165 per person which includes bus transportation to and from Christ Church and the private boat rental. The first payment $80 is due at the end of February. This deposit ensures our reservation for both bus and boat. Cash or check made payable to Michael Motley is acceptable. Contact Michael at 610-565-0169 or see sign up and more info posted on the Christ Church, Media parish bulletin board.


JOB OPENINGS

The Episcopal Diocese of PA is offering a unique opportunity for a qualified administrative assistant to join the Diocesan staff as assistant to the Canon to the Ordinary for Pastoral Services.  The Canon’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, Diocesan human resources oversight, pastoral care of clergy, benefits administration, and representation of and assistance to the Bishop in various capacities in the Diocese and the community. The administrative assistant will act in a supportive role to the Canon, managing information, maintaining the organizational structure of the benefits administration and completing various projects as assigned by the Canon.  Qualified candidates must be proficient in Windows 7and 8 and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and must be comfortable preparing presentations and flyers.  Experience in benefits administration is a plus. He or she must have good organizational skills, and must be a detail person, accustomed to working with numbers and data. Due to the nature of the work, the ideal candidate must have excellent people skills, and will be someone who can maintain confidentiality in a workplace setting.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: The Reverend Canon Lucy S. L. Amerman, The Brossman Center, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119 or email the same information to lucya@diopa.org. Resumes must be submitted by April 22, 2014.  No applications will be taken by phone.  Qualified candidates will be called for an interview, and all candidates will receive a response to their applications.

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.

The Canon to the Ordinary for Congregational Care and Development
shall be a clergyperson who serves to promote the financial and missional health of congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. The Canon shall work with the Bishop and the Diocesan staff in a collaborative, team-based approach to leadership in the Diocese, serving as a resource to churches and clergy alike. Interested candidates should send a current resume and cover letter stating why they are interested in the position, to The Right Reverend Clifton Daniel III, at the Episcopal Diocese of PA, The Brossman Center, 3rd Fl., 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19119, or via email, to cdaniel@diopa.org. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. March 27, 2014. No applications will be taken by phone. Appropriate candidates will be invited to interview, but all those applying will receive a response to their application.

Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church
is seeking a Church Sexton/Facilities Manager: The Sexton will be in charge of the operations and maintenance of church buildings and grounds. Primary responsibilities include maintaining the four buildings and large grounds, coordination of outside contractors and services, set up/break down and clean up for parish events and the coordination of burials in our cemetery. Full time position offers a competitive salary as well as excellent benefits including housing, utilities, health insurance and pension. Please send all resumes/inquiries to Mr. Chris Gill, Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church, 5720 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128 or via email to sainttimothys@comcast.net.

The Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr
is seeking a full-time Associate to the rector who will share in the comprehensive ministry of the parish, providing pastoral, educational, and liturgical leadership and contributing to the diverse programs of the church. We are looking for energetic and creative applicants who are able to work with persons of all ages, and who are committed to the centrality of worship, the nurturing of prayerful living, and the call of God that sends us out into the world. CDOs or resumes should be mailed to: The Rev. Peter Vanderveen, 230 Pennswood Rd, Bryn Mawr, 19010 or forwarded to pvanderveen@theredeemer.org.

Episcopal Community Services (ECS), a Philadelphia non-profit social services agency, located in Society Hill, is seeking a motivated, self-starter advancement professional to fill its opening for a Volunteer Coordinator (VC). The VC reports to the Community Engagement Manager (CEM) and will provide support in the development and stewardship of relationships with ECS volunteers. Strong belief in and passion for the mission and values of ECS is imperative for this position. The ideal candidate will have excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills; as well as, the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. For a comprehensive overview of our benefits package or to apply online please visit our employment home page; at www.ecsphilly.org/about-ecs/employment. For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: hr@ecs1870.org or mail to ECS, Attention: HR/VC, 225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; FAX 215.351.0294 EOE.

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Wayne
, seeks a church Sexton. This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities: to provide for the cleanliness, good order, maintenance and safety of buildings, including church and Parish House and grounds; open and close buildings; and prepare church and Parish House rooms for services and events. Janitorial or facilities maintenance experience required. Knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, mechanical systems to make minor repairs a plus. Self-motivated and proactive. Evidence of ability to work courteously with others. Background check required. Please send résumé and cover letter to stmaryadmin@comcast.net. No phone calls, please.

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.

Marketing Manager
. Biblical Seminary, 200 N. Main St., Hatfield, PA 19400. (215) 368-5000x158. Requires excellent writing skills and the ability to develop and implement effective promotional material and tactics. 24 hours per week. Inquiry rec’d at Church House.


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.

The Free Church of St. John
, 3089 Emerald Street, Philadelphia, is in need of large metal storage cabinets for storing teaching materials, art & craft materials, etc. If you have such a cabinet, (or 2 or 3!) that you can donate, please contact Fr. Hank White at 484-883-7213, or leave a message on the office phone, (215-425-2933).

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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