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A weekly publication of the Diocese of Pennsylvania's Communication Network. These brief " classifieds" are intended to keep the members of the Diocese abreast of programs and activities in our parishes, share position openings throughout the Diocese, and to let others know if we have excess goods/items they might be able to use. As in many " Classified Ads", articles should not exceed 150 words in length with no graphics and should be submitted to J.D. Lafrance ( jdlafrance@diopa.org) no later than Wednesday 12 p.m. each week for distribution via e-mail to the Diocese on Thursday. Text should be in the body of an email or in an attached Word document. Photos and graphics should be attached separately; no PDFs or documents with embedded photos please. This document may be copied for distribution as desired.


Reimagine your Christmas celebration at  Decluttering Christmas at  Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields . Have you ever yearned to "de-crazy" the holidays for you and your family? Would you like a Christmas celebration that creates new traditions of gift-giving and even a refuge of peace in a frantic-paced world? Join us on  Saturday, November 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. for coffee, snacks, and fellowship where we'll share inspiration and ideas for creating a more relaxed, joyful, and spiritual celebration of the season.

Sponsored by St. Martin's Climate Action Team. The church is located at 8000 St. Martin's Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118. To RSVP, call 215-247-7466 or visit
www.StMartinEC.org/events .

Forums/Discussion Groups


Seeking Hope for Recovery: Panel Dealing with Drug Addiction on Wednesday, November 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. David's Episcopal Church, Radnor. Register: http://www.stdavidschurch.org/seeking-hope .

'Seeking Hope' is a group of parents whose children share the experience of alcohol or alcohol addiction. We gather together to provide support, encouragement, education, comfort, advice, and faith. Join us for a discussion and presentation related to drug addiction to opioids specifically. A panel consisting of a police officer, a parent, a counselor, and a pharmacologist will tell their stories and answer any questions you may have.

If you have any questions about the event, contact johnfsatterfield@gmail.com , or register online at www.stdavidschurch.org/seeking-hope .

Rummages/Fairs/Flea Markets

Annual Holiday Bazaar at St. Paul's Memorial Episcopal Church on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hand-made crafts and ornaments, Stitch Niche, Homemade Baked Goods, Attic Treasures, Book Nook and Raffle. Please join us for lunch!! Handicapped accessible.

The church is located at 126 Black Rock Road, P.O. Box 404, Oaks, PA 19456-0404. (Just off the Oaks exit of Route 422) Call (610) 650-9336 or visit our website: www.stpaulsoaks.org . Please feel free to contact Susan J. Mano at (610) 296-9083 if there are any questions.


Jazz Vespers
at Church of the Annunciation B.V.M. on November 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. With Ithan Jazz Quartet including special guests: Paula Johns, vocalist, Tony Williams, alto-sax. Light-refreshments. Cost: $20.00. The church is located at 324 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119-3003.

All Saints' Day Compline Service  - November 5 at St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley, Malvern. Does a meditative and candlelit worship service led by a talented choir sound inviting to you?

Mark your calendars and be sure to join us at St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley on Sunday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m for Taizé style Compline. Compline is a contemplative service that emphasizes spiritual peace and is celebrated at the end of the day.

We will gather in what we call "the Barn" so dress comfortably, bring a friend and enjoy this meaningful All Saints' Day.


On  Saturday, November 11, 2017 , the  Church of the Advocate will celebrate the Advocate Cafe's 34 years of serving our community with a  CafĂ© Celebration Luncheon and Silent Auction . The Celebration will take place in our historic sanctuary at 1801 W. Diamond Street (entrance on Gratz St.) from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $30.

Prometheus Chamber Orchestra will perform and Silent Auction items include original works by Walter Edmonds, one of the Advocate muralists. Come celebrate with us. Contact Glenda Bryant at 215-978-8000 or  office@churchoftheadvocate.org for additional information. While RSVP's are desired, tickets will be available at the door.

Items Free/For Sale to Parishes

Resurrection Episcopal Church, Rockdale has been cleaning house and we have Several Boxes of Choral Music available free of charge to other churches. For further information contact Karen Warren at 610-246-2082 or kartwirl@aol.com .



EPIC Monthly Community PeaceMeal at Trinity Buckingham on First Sundays. The Episcopal Partnership in Community offers a free and hearty meal for all those who wish to share good food and fellowship on the first Sunday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Faith Hall.

The church is located at 2631 Durham Road (intersection of Routes 202 and 413). All are welcome to join in the food and fellowship!


Choral Evensong at St. Stephen's Church, Philadelphia, 19 South 10th Street Every Sunday at 6 p.m. Music of William Byrd and Palestrina. Led by Father Peter Kountz and the St. Stephen's Evensong Choir lead by Matthew Glandorf.

Requests for Items

Grace Epiphany Church is seeking Library Carrels for use in their offices. If anyone in the Diocese can donate some that are not being used in their buildings, please call Grace Epiphany Church at (215) 248-2950.

Church Services


Evening Prayer by Candelight in Historic Trinity Every First Sunday evenings of the month at 6:15 p.m. (during evening Sunday school) at Trinity, Buckingham led by Matthew Simpson, Deacon-in-Formation.

This quiet and meditative liturgy will center around reflections of various Holy Women and Holy Men in our faith tradition, with periods of time for silent meditation.

Accommodations/Space for Rent

St. Andrews in-the-Field , 500 Somerton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116, has a spacious, Newly Remodeled Hall with well-equipped kitchen for rent for conferences, parties, showers, meetings and other events. 

Private parking lot and convenient to public transportation. Call church office for details: 215-673-5938.

Gift/Thrift Shops

Trinity Thrift Shop @ Trinity Episcopal Church, Swarthmore . Housewares, linens, small appliances, furniture, books, clothing (vintage & otherwise), toys, jewelry, vintage items and fine collectibles. Be sure to stop by and check out our new Designer Corner! High end fashion at a great price!

November Sale Dates: Friday, November 3 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (1/2 Price Sale).

Priest-in-Charge - St. Stephen's, Norwood . St. Stephen's is a transformational church that celebrates the liturgy in a relaxed and casual style. We are an inclusive community that values and fosters individual incremental growth into the potential that God has planned for us.

The weekly message/sermon is an integral part of who we are in Christ and recharges our spiritual vitality inspiring us to actions we can practice and take with us into the communities we serve.  Development of lay leadership is fundamental to our identity. 

Our Priest-in-Charge can provide leadership in identifying and mediating potential differences that could impact our sense of well being and obstruct the achievement of our mission. We are looking for someone to provide a weekly message and attitude that will promote a call to action for our very diverse congregation and inspire the parish to fulfill the aspirations of our mission prayer:  For the communities we serve give us generous hearts, oh Lord, that our inviting and including may create the spiritual home so many are looking for. Let us be that family of worship and mission where all can grow spiritually and serve joyfully in Christ's name. Amen.

The Application Process: All interested applicants can apply to the Pennsylvania diocese or send your resume and salary requirements to searchcommittee@sstephen.org . We are accepting applications until November 20, 2017.

Church Staff

The  Church of Saint Asaph, Bala Cynwyd is seeking a Part-Time Children's Formation Person to work with a creative staff. The program is small and flexible with several committed families. Approximately 10 hours a week. Please send a resume to  office@saintasaphs.org to the attention of Rector.
We are also seeking a Nursery Attendant through toddlers needed to assist families with younger children. Needed on Sunday mornings from 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. $40 per Sunday. Please send a resume to office@saintasaphs.org or via fax (610) 664-0966 to the attention of Rector. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me either by email or 610-664-0966.

Cantor Wanted. Grace Epiphany Church, Mt. Airy is seeking a cantor to lead our congregation's principal service. Familiarity with Episcopal worship & musical resources, including the Lift Every Voice and Sing & the Hymnal, is highly desired.

In additional to leading congregational singing, the cantor will be asked to sing an occasional solo. For additional information, please contact the Rev. Naz Javier at (215) 248-2950 x404 or at via email at naz.javier@graceepiphany.org .


The Trinity Buckingham Academy (http://bit.ly/2xAOpBk), a Department of Education licensed preschool and kindergarten in the care of Trinity Episcopal Church in Buckingham, PA, is looking for a creative, energetic person to become its Full-Time Director beginning in September 2018.

The position will begin as a part time assistant director position in February 2018. Teacher certification required, teaching experience and a background in early education preferred. For more information or to apply please send an email to office@trinitybuckingham.org or call 215-794-7920.  


Volunteers needed at the Cathedral Food Pantry . Every Monday the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral Food Pantry distributes nourishing food to 150 households. We need help with food distribution on Mondays and help with receiving the food on alternate Wednesdays. If you are interested in participating in this vital ministry, please contact Archdeacon Pam Nesbit - PamelaMNesbit@gmail.com  or 267-374-6952.