PARISH EVENTS - October 15, 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

October Exhibition at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral - October 5 – 30, 2014. The Cathedral (located on 38th Street between Market & Chestnut Streets) is pleased to host an art exhibition entitled Then & Now: “Women in Prison” curated by Mary De Witt.Visit Mary De Witt’s website at: marydewitt.net. Viewing Times: Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.Other times by appointment. Opening Reception:  Friday, October 10, 5-7 p.m. For more information, please call 215.386.0234, ext. 13 or visit www.philadelphiacathedral.org.

Jazz and Joe at Church of Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham on Thursday, October 16, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham is located at Routes 202 & 413, Buckingham, PA, 18912 (215-794-7921). Parking is Available. Cost: a suggested donation of $5.00 to help defray the cost would be appreciated. Joe (coffee/tea) & sweets provided.

Beef ‘N Beer at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church (5720 Ridge Avenue, Roxborough) on October 18, 2014 from 6-10 p.m. All-you-can-eat buffet, beer, raffles, a 50/50 and much more! Advanced Tickets: $25 / $30 at the door. For tickets call: 215-483-1529 or email: sttimothys@comcast.net. Proceeds go to the church’s missions.

St. Andrew’s Church
, 47 W. Afton Ave. in Yardley PA invites you to their Inaugural Recital in celebration of the 2011 installation of the St. Andrew’s Adams Organ on Saturday evening, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the church. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and a free will offering will be taken. Following the recital there will be a champagne reception in the parish house.

Discover the beautyof Bucks County on the Trinity Church, Solebury Autumn House Tour! Saturday, October 18th, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine. This highly anticipated tour features five extraordinary properties with a wonderful mix of historic and restored homes. All tour properties have rich architectural and design features, pristine gardens and grounds, and generations of interesting family history. Tour hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Inspired by the beauty and history of the Honey Hollow Watershed, local plein air artists will be on the grounds painting that day.

Church of the Messiah Annual Oktoberfest
Fundraiser - October 18th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rain or Shine. Join us for a day the whole family will enjoy! All You Can Eat German Food, Beer, Wine, Root beer, Music, Polka Lessons & Dancing, Farmer’s Market, K9 & Agility Dog Demos, Pony Rides, Kids Crafts & Games, Art Show, Silent Auction, Raffle and More! For info & tickets call 215-699-9204. For directions go to www.messiahgwynedd.com.

The Russian vocal group, LYRA, will perform a concert of Russian Orthodox liturgical music as well as folk songs of the Russian culture on Monday evening, October 20, 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church, Media. For the first part of the concert, the singers will draw from their rich repertoire and perform pieces. The second part of the concert will be comprised of folk songs from their rich Russian heritage. Christ Church is located at 311 South Orange Street, Media, PA, 19063. 610-566-7525.

Jazz and Joe at Gloria Dei Church (Old Swedes’ Church) on Thursday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Gloria Dei Church is located at Christian and Columbus Ave. (916 South Swanson St., Philadelphia, PA, 19147; 215-885-1641). Parking is Available. Cost a donation to help Gloria Dei defray the cost would be appreciated. Joe (coffee/tea) & sweets provided. BYOW (bring your own wine if you choose).

A group of Yale University Whiffenpoof alumni from the early-to-mid 1960's will perform a mix of the "olde songs" as well as a few "newer" arrangements in a concert at Church of the Redeemer on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door the evening of the concert to benefit the African Children's Mission (ACM) of the church. Parking is available. Please call 610-525-2486 or visit the church's website at www.TheRedeemer.org for directions to the church and more details on this and other programs.

Jazz and Joe
at All Hallows Church on Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. All Hallows Church is located at 260 Bent Road, Wyncote, PA, 19095 (215-389-1513). Cost a donation to help All Hallows defray the cost would be appreciated. Joe (coffee/tea) & sweets provided.

There will be a Rummage/ Baked Goods Sale on Friday, October 24, 2014 and Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Gulph Mills, 966 Trinity Lane, King of Prussia, PA, 610-828-1500, across from the Gulph Mills train station. The hours on Friday will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Trinity’s Handicapped Access Fund. All are welcome! Spread the word!

The Philadelphia Chapter, Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) invites you to "Christians Laugh Too" a Luncheon and Comedy Show on Saturday, October 25th at the Church of The Advocate, 1801 Diamond Street, Philadelphia. Lunch will be served at noon; the show starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include lunch. For tickets or more information contact the Advocate at 215-978-8000 or any UBE member or church.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Apple Pie Party and Contest. Join us on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. First prize for Best Homemade Pie is $100. Admission ($10/adults, $5/kids 4-12 and FREE for kids under 4). Proceeds will benefit St. Paul's Episcopal in Levittown, PA and our sister church, All Saints Episcopal in Fallsington, PA. For more information: stpaullevittown@hotmail.com. Please visit our website at www.stpaullevittown.org for contest rules and an updated schedule of events.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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