PARISH EVENTS - November 21, 2013
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.
Yoga, Tuesday Evenings at 7:15 p.m. and Tai Chi, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Gloria Dei Old Swedes' Church - Christian Sts. and Columbus Blvd. http://www.old-swedes.org
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 purchased at www.westbowpress.com and www.BN.com.
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral (located on 38th Street between Chestnut and Market Streets) is pleased to announce an exhibition of Sacred Icons by artist and iconographer, The Rev. Richard Cannuli, OSA that begins on November 4 and runs until November 24, 2013. Viewing times are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Other times by appointment. There is a reception with the artist on Friday, November 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. The Artist’s Talk occurs on Sunday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 215.386.0234, ext. 13 or visit www.philadelphiacathedral.org.
The Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville will hold a Taize service of Taize song, prayer and meditation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 21. Healing prayers and laying-on-of-hands will also be available. For those wishing to share in food and fellowship before the service, there will be a potluck soup and salad dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.
Jazz and Joe at Trinity Church Buckingham - Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church: Routes 202 & 413, Buckingham PA, 18912. 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. The Alan Segal Quintet – Eddie Etkins, Leon Jordan, George Sinkler, Randy Suttin & Alan Segal – see the website at www.thejazzsanctuary.com.
Band Jam. Got a band? Sign up now to secure your slot. Friday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m. Free pizza and drinks. St. Christopher’s Church, 226 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA firstname.lastname@example.org
Ancient Voices - Saturday, November 23, 8 p.m. at Grace Epiphany Church. Christmas-themed choral music of the renaissance by the University of Pennsylvania's Early Music Ensemble with early instruments including lute, recorder and viola da gamba under the direction of William Parberry. A full mass by Heinrich Isaac, the Missa Carminum, and repertoire ranging from Psalms by Salamone Rossi. Grace Epiphany Church, 224 E. Gowen Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119. Freewill offerings will be accepted. Reception follows.
Pontifical High Mass – St. Clement's Day on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement’s Church. The Rt Rev. Clifton Daniel, Provisional Bishop of Pennsylvania, Presiding & Preaching. Setting: Missa Brevis in C Major, K 259, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with full choir and orchestra. Offertory: Blessed City, Heavenly Salem, Edward Bairstow. Communion: Behold, the Tabernacle of God, William Harris.
The annual Christmas Bazaar at the Church of the Redeemer, Pennswood and New Gulph Roads, Bryn Mawr, will be held on Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Parish House. Proceeds from the Bazaar will be primarily allocated to organizations serving families, women and children in need in our community. For more information visit www.TheRedeemer.org/bazaar. Press contact for this event is Leslie Susskind 610-648-5306.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church announces their 2nd Annual Apple Pie Party and Contest. Join us on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. for our Second Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest to raise money for St. Paul's and our sister church, All Saints Episcopal in Fallsington, PA. Admission ($10/adults, $5/kids 4-12 and FREE for kids under 4) allows you to eat all you want and/or enter as many pies as you want. For more information please email email@example.com or call 215-946-8559.
Roast Beef Dinner at Emmanuel Resurrection Episcopal Church (8201 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136, 215-624-8520) on November 23rd, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.; adults (12 & over): $12.00; children (6–11): $6.00; children 5 & under: free.
The Church of St. Andrew and St. Monica is having “An Afternoon of Jazz” featuring legendary saxophonist Bootsie Barnes on Saturday, November 23 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. For tickets, please contact Oris Stuart (267) 235-6061 or Sharon Webster (856) 986-7757.
Food for Body and Spirit - Potluck Supper, Pie Social and Evening Service: Sunday, November 24 at Trinity Church Swarthmore (301 N. Chester Rd. in Swarth). The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck supper and pre-Thanksgiving pie social in the Parish Hall (enter through the lower red door at the parking circle). Please bring food to share: a casserole, salad, beverage or dessert pie. At 7 p.m., Fran McKendree will lead a one-hour evening worship service in the sanctuary of the church. Call 610-544-2297 if you need more information.
Lorna Byrne: Contemporary Irish Mystic & Bestselling Author - Sunday, November 24 at 3 p.m. She is the Sunday Times #1 bestselling author of A Message of Hope from the Angels. During her visit at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lorna will be in conversation with Dr. Christiana Killian, a Roman Catholic theologian from New York City. This program is free to the public and all are welcome. For tickets http://lornabyrnegoodshepherd.brownpapertickets.com. Good Shepherd is located at East Lancaster & Montrose Avenues Rosemont, Pennsylvania 19010. For more information call 610 525-7070 or www.goodshepherdrosemont.com.
The Rev. Kathy Walter has planned three wonderful adult programs for the Fall season at St. Jude & The Nativity. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Episcopal faith, prayer and spiritual practices. These sessions are open to the community so come and bring a friend with you. All are welcome: Unabashedly Episcopalian – Sunday mornings 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Class 11/24.
November 24 will be Church of the Redeemer, Springfield’s Capital Fund Campaign Kick-off. We will worship together as one family at 9:30 a.m. and then enjoy a delicious festive brunch. There will be care for children with fun and games. All are welcome to attend. Please call the church office to inform how many will attend.
The Free Church of St. John is having a Christmas Toy Sale on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 12 noon until 3 p.m. The sale will be located in the Parish House located at 3089 Emerald Street Philadelphia, PA 19134. If you would like to donate new or gently used toys, please contact our Lay Missioner, Brandon Jones at the following: (215) 425-2933 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruth Rainer will be leading 2 discussion sessions entitled, "How to have a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season.” They will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1040 Chestnut Tree Road, Honey Brook PA in the undercroft on Tuesday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m.
The annual Lucia Fest Celebration will take place this year on December 6, 7 and 8 at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church. Tickets for any of the eight services are available for purchase on the website: www.old-swedes.org or you may call the office (215-389-1513) to make your reservation. The Lucia Fest is coupled with the St. Eric's Fair, a Christmas Bazaar featuring unique Swedish gifts and including a bake table. Gloria Dei’s famous kitchen is open all weekend with offerings of homemade soups and stews, Swedish meatballs, hot dogs, and many other goodies.
The Christmas in Doylestown House Tour & Boutique, sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Doylestown, takes place Friday evening, December 6th 6-9 p.m. and Saturday December 7th 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance at the church office or online at www.bchg.org or $30 at the door. Profits are shared with the Bucks County Housing Group to support the Doylestown Homeless Shelter. More information is available at www.StPaulsDoylestown.org or by calling 215-348-5511.
Emmanuel’s Annual Basket Bonanza will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. @ 560 S. Main Street Quakertown. As in years past, they will sell tickets for the gift baskets to be raffled off. In addition, they are adding a 50/50 raffle and a gently used book sale. They will also have baked goods and craft items at separate tables available for purchase. Come get some early Christmas shopping done!
The next history workshop sponsored by the History Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s, Philadelphia in Society Hill. Our speakers are from St. Peter’s and Old Swedes and they will talk about records preservation and management in historic churches. We hope you will want to attend. Since space at St. Peter’s is limited, please let me know ASAP if you expect to attend. A formal notice will come from the diocese at the beginning of November.
December 7 will be Church of the Redeemer’s (145 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064, 610-544-8113, email@example.com) Christmas Treasures and More from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A light breakfast will be served. Lunch will also be available. Along with our cookie walk, raffle baskets, and Christmas Treasures, some new additions include activities for the children. Please call the church office at 610-544-8113 for more information.
Gingerbread Tea on Sunday, December 8th – Church of the Holy Spirit (2871 Barndt Road, Harleysville) from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, food, music and entertainment. Festivities will include basket raffle, cookie sales, door prizes, crafter tables, music and magic. Benefits local ministries. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and $10.00 for kids. For information and tickets please call the church at 215-234-8020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazz and Joe at Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville - Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville: 2871 Barndt Road, Harleysville, Pa 19438. 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. See the website at www.thejazzsanctuary.com.
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church on Route 472 in Oxford PA will hold our Annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. - noon (or until cookies are all gone). This annual event presents hundreds of homemade cookies from our parishioners. The cookies are $7 a pound. Customers can take a cookie container and go around the room to choose the cookies they want to buy. We will create trays of cookies ready to give as gifts for $8.50 a pound. All proceeds from the Cookie Walk go to our outreach efforts. Call Peg Graber, 610-593-2679 for more information.
"A Merger and a New Beginning" at Saint James Episcopal Church, Green Ridge (3210 Concord Road, Aston, PA). You're invited to join us for a celebration of ministries in this place on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Open House Party. Community Gathering and Champagne Toast to St. James Ministries: 3 p.m.
The Food Ministry of the Church of the Holy Apostles & the Mediator Presents Our Christmas Fundraiser at the Evangel Cathedral In Upper Marlboro, Maryland on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12 Noon. Bus Leaves 49th Spruce Parking Lot 9:00 a.m. and returns 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $145.00 (Includes Vip Seats, Lunch, And Bus Transportation) [Lunch Is At Old Country Buffet In Laurel, Maryland On Our Way Back To Philadelphia]. For More Information Contact: Janis Moore at 267-322-8795.
December 22 will be the Church of the Redeemer, Springfield’s Greening of the Church with one service at 9:30 a.m. and lunch will follow. All are welcome to attend. Please call the church office at 610-544-8113 to inform how many will attend.
December 24 - Church of the Redeemer, Springfield’s Contemplative Christmas Service with Holy Communion (no music) at 3:30 p.m.; Family Service with Children's Pageant (no sermon), Christmas Carols, and Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m.; Traditional Candlelight Service with seasonal music and Holy Communion at 9:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
December 29 will be the Church of the Redeemer, Springfield’s Service of Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Holy Trinity in Lansdale seeks a musician or musicians to help provide liturgical music at worship services on an occasional basis. Knowledge of Episcopal liturgy, traditional music, and contemporary music is a plus, as well as proficiency with keyboard, guitar, and voice. Please contact The Rev. Amanda Eiman at 215-855-4431 or email@example.com.
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.
Organist Needed!! - Church of the Epiphany (209 South 3rd Avenue, Royersford, PA; 610-731-1970). Our church is in desperate need of an organist to start in September, 2013. Our new organist would be responsible for one rehearsal per week and one service on Sunday. Please come out on a Sunday and see for yourself or contact the number above. Our service until after Labor Day is at 9 a.m. in the Undercroft (beneath the Sanctuary). Starting after Labor Day we worship in the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m.
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 or 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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Gallon jugs of bleach, degreaser cleaner concentrate, bacti chem., and floor stripper. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
St. George St Barnabas Episcopal Church is currently looking for a church sign that would show the service hours and events. If there are any such signs around that are not being utilized please let us know. Contact Clarence Wimbush at 215-964-7059.
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, email@example.com.