PARISH EVENTS - March 5, 2014
“Life in Pakistan for Women and Girls”: A Day with a Christian Pakistani Woman at Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany has been postponed until March 2015.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont announces a Compline service on the second Sunday of each month. All are welcome to this meditative service of night prayers; a perfect beginning to the week at hand, centered in ancient song and prayers. Services are at 7:00 p.m. in the church, located at the corner of Lancaster and Montrose Avenues in Rosemont (Bryn Mawr). Upcoming services are on March 9th. For more information, contact Choirmaster Michael Smith at email@example.com, or find us on Facebook!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Audio versions of the Sunday Sermon are also online at the parish website: www.stfrancisfields.com.
Saint Anne's Church, 2119 Old Welsh Road, Abington, PA announces its rector, The Reverend Brewster Hastings, has published a novella. All proceeds paid to the author will be donated to Christ School Bundibugyo, Uganda to support the education of children and youth. www.whm.org. The title of the book is The Only Way out for Henry Clatt. It is available for purchase at www.westbowpress.com and www.BN.com.
Friday Lenten Luncheons. Beginning March 7th thru April 11th. Homemade Soups, Salads, Sandwiches and Delicious Desserts will be served 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 23 E. Airy Street, Norristown, PA 19401 (Across from The Court House). Please enter from Church Street. For further information call 610-272-4092. www.stjohnsnorristown.org.
The Philadelphia Theological Institute (PTI) in collaboration with Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr will host The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, on Friday, March 7, beginning at 6 p.m. for a light supper and a talk. At 7 p.m., Bishop Curry will continue the dialogue begun at the last General Convention of The Episcopal Church entitled: “Witness to the Way: When Upside Down is Rightside Up.” For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.PhiladelphiaTheologicalInstitute.org. 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.
Saturday, March 8th - 2nd Saturdays at St. Jude & The Nativity, Lafayette Hill presents Joe Veltri, jazz vibraphonist. 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.
Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, March 8th, at St. George’s, Ardmore (W. Ardmore Ave. at Darby Road). Come for a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The program follows from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and consists of periods of prayer interspersed with time for quiet contemplation. For more information see our website at www.stgeorgeschurch.org.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church continues their tradition of community flea markets on Saturday, March 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 March 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“In Our Own Backyard” Conference hosted by Episcopal Community Services and the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 with light refreshments) at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. The conference is an opportunity for fellowship and collaboration with our parish partners in our outreach efforts to fight poverty in our region. This conference is for anyone involved in parish outreach efforts across the entire Diocese of Pennsylvania. To register online: www.ecsphilly.org/conference. Email: email@example.com. Phone: 215.351.1483
The Adult Schola of Saint Paul's Choir will present evensong this coming Sunday, March 9th at 5:00 p.m. in the candlelit sanctuary. The singers will be accompanied by professional continuo players Katie Riebman on cello and Richard Stone playing theorbo (pictured). All are welcome. Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 22 East Chestnut Hill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. For more information, call the office at 215-242-2055 or consult the website: http://www.stpaulschestnuthill.org/music.
The adult choirs of Church of the Redeemer will sing Evensong on Sunday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. Occurring on the First Sunday in Lent, the featured musical offerings will be Collegium Regale Service by Herbert Howells and Bleib bei uns by J. Rheinberger. The church is located at Pennswood and New Gulph Roads in Bryn Mawr. 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.
Tuesday Evening Lenten Series - March 11, 18, 25, April 1, and 8 at Church of the Good Samaritan (212 W. Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA). The Heart of Poverty. Dinner 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Forums will be from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Led by Jim Ford (Good Works) and Roger Wayne (Community, Youth and Women's Alliance – Chester County). We will blend elements of the Bible, parables, Good Works, Bridges Out of Poverty, and personal experiences to help Christians develop a heart for the poor.
St. James Church of Kingsessing (6838 Woodland Ave., Philadelphia) is having a lunch of Ham & Cabbage, Whipped Potatoes, Rolls & Butter, Coffee/Tea and Dessert on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Cost: $8.00. Parish Hall Phone: 215-727-5265. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington Memorial Chapel + Valley Forge, PA - Lenten Midweek Vespers 2014 - Wednesday Evenings, from March 12 to April 9, at 7:00 p.m. Each evening will provide a contemplative setting with hymns, Scripture, and prayer. Guest preachers from a variety of traditions will enhance our gatherings with a meditation based on one of the "I Am" Passages of Jesus. Following the service there will be an opportunity to meet the guest preacher at a reception in Patriots’ Hall. For further information contact the church office: 610/783-0120;email@example.com.
St. Peter’s Players present You Can’t Take It With You on March 13, 14, 15 @ 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley, Malvern. George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart Pulitzer Prize comedy, You Can’t Take It With You relates what happens when a budding love affair brings about the necessary first meeting between the two families- families that could not be more different. The conservative, snotty Wall Street Kirbys and the eccentric, creative and chaotic Sycamores. For tickets and more information go to www.stpetersgv.org/players or call 610-644-9260.
St. James the Greater, Bristol is having a Ham and Cabbage Dinner (Yum!) on Sunday, March 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 225 Walnut Street, Bristol, PA 19007. Dinner will include Ham, cabbage, potatoes, green beans, rolls, beverages and homemade desserts. Come and enjoy dinner with Irish music and dancing. The cost is $10 for anyone over age 10 and $5 for age 10 and younger. To reserve tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-788-2228. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2014 at St. Timothy's, Roxborough (5720 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia). Join us for a delicious meal of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes followed a concert of traditional Irish music performed by Celtic Women and Friends. After the concert come back and meet the band for a dessert reception. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets only $20 ($25 at the door). Concert and dessert only $12. To purchase tickets or for more information please contact the parish office at (215) 483-1529 or at email@example.com.
Jazz and Joe at Trinity Church, Buckingham on Thursday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.atTrinity Church Buckingham, Routes 202 & 413, Buckingham PA, 18912. 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 suggested donation of $5.00 to help defray the cost would be appreciated.
Richard Bollinger, whose iconic paintings of Chester County’s barns, farmhouses and bridges have catapulted him to national fame, is guest lecturer Tuesday, March 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The presentation is free and open to the public. St. Andrew’s is located at: 7 Saint Andrews Lane, Glenmoore, just west of the intersection of Routes 100 and 401 at Ludwig’s Corner. For more information: Contact Susan Weidener at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the church website at www.standrewswv.org.
Jazz and Joe at Gloria Dei Church on Thursday, March 27, 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).
Saturday, March 29th at St. Jude & The Nativity, Lafayette Hill - Kids' Consignment Sale just in time for Easter! Great new and gently used clothes at great prices. Lots of brand names too. Interested in consigning? Visit stjudeandthenativity.org.
The Anglican Prayer Beads Workshop - St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, Smith Roomon Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. Contact: Rev. Harriet Kollin at email@example.com or 215.247.7466 x108 and Rev. Scott Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267.970.3287. During this two-hour workshop participants will have an opportunity to make the beads for themselves to take home and an opportunity to learn how to use them. A free-will offering will be appreciated to help offset the cost of the materials.
St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh Presents: Stanley Hauerwas - Guest Preacher - Sunday Forum Leader, April 6. Professor of Ethics at Duke Divinity School - Preaching at 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. - Sunday Forum at 10:45 a.m. in MacColl Auditorium. Ethics in the Gospel of Matthew: The most Jewish of the gospels, portraying Jesus as a second Moses and dividing the gospel into five parts like the Torah. America’s most famous ethicist engages us. Co-Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org.
Saturday, April 12th - 2nd Saturdays at St. Jude & The Nativity, Lafayette Hill presents Jordan Thomas, harpist. 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.
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 email@example.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.
Eric Metaxas - A Book Discussion - Tuesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. in MacColl Auditorium. Author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.”[Told} with passion and theological sophistication.” - The Wall Street Journal. All are welcome and both events are free to the public. Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road, Ft. Washington, PA. www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org.
St. Francis in the Fields, Malvern, PA is doing a concert, Music for People Who Take Their Fun Seriously! 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com 215-885-1641.
St. James the Greater Episcopal Church, Bristol Borough, Bucks County, seeks an organist/pianist for Sunday’s 9:30 a.m. service and for the occasional wedding or funeral. Reliance on Hymnal 1982 and WLP. Please send your resume to Office.StJames.Bristol@verizon.net or call 215-788-2228.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Gallon jugs of bleach, degreaser cleaner concentrate, bacti chem., and floor stripper. Contact email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.