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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.

We are People of the Book, and  Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury is proud to host a
Three-Part Series to study the sacred texts that emanated from Isaac and Ismael, the children of Abraham.
Part I: Please join us on Sunday, October 15, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel, when Helen White, a diocesan leader for Biblical studies, joins us for a Bible "romp" focused on the Torah and Hebrew texts. This will be a hands-on session where we will physically locate and "romp" from chapter to chapter, learning about the background of the scripture and the historical time periods in which certain books were written. Bring your own Bible or use one of ours.
Part II: Helen White will also lead us on the following Sunday, October 22, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel, on an outrageous romp through the Christian testament. Helen is a strong and dynamic presenter who says, "Working with the [texts] all these years has been the single most transformative experience of my life." Don't miss Helen's fascinating approach to Biblical literacy, interpretation, and understanding.
Part III: On Sunday, October 29, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel, parishioner and Renaissance man, Will Rivinus, will host the third session of the series, Introduction to the Koran 101.
Please join us for this carefully researched presentation on the Koran. Will Rivinus has previously led Trinity programs on "God" and "The History of the Bible."
For further information, please contact Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA, at 215-297-5135.

Forums/Discussion Groups


The Episcopal Partnership in Community (EPIC) hosts  Healthcare - A Right: Moving Toward Compassion on  Sunday, October 22 at  Trinity Buckingham Church at 11:45 a.m. The presentation and follow up Q & A period will be led by performance artist Theresa BrownGold who uses art to initiate public dialog on social issues including healthcare, immigration, violence and death and dying.
The EPIC consortium of local churches includes Good Shepherd Hilltown, Family of God Lutheran, Holy Nativity Wrightstown, St. Paul's Doylestown, St. Philip's New Hope, Trinity Buckingham and Trinity Solebury.
Trinity Buckingham Church is located at 2631 Durham Road in Buckingham, PA, at the intersection of Routes 202 and 413. There is ample parking located behind the church.

Rummages/Fairs/Flea Markets

Rain or shine,  St. Christopher's Church, Gladwyne and Day School will be celebrating a great  Weekend of Family Fun on  October 20-22, 2017 ! Join us for square dancing, pumpkin carving and painting, scarecrow competition, and so much more! Something for everyone! Visit our website for more information.
www.saintchristophers.org or call 610-642-8920.



Sunday October 15th at 5:00 p.m. - Choral Evensong sung by the Adult Choir of Saint Paul's Church, Chestnut Hill. Director of Music: Zach Fritsch-Hemenway, Organist: Bryan Dunnewald, Curtis Institute of Music.

O God, My Heart is Ready (Philip Radcliffe)
Evening Service in e minor (Leo Sowerby)
Preces and Responses (Kenneth Leighton)
Prayer of St. Theresa (David Conte)
Deuxi ème Fantaisie (Jehan Alain)

Open to the public. The freewill offering supports the music program at Saint Paul's. A reception in the Parish Hall follows the service, all are welcome. 2017-18 schedule of evening choral services at Saint Paul's
http://stpaulschestnuthill.org/worship/service/evensong/ .


Christ Church and St. Ambrose Episcopal Church invites you to the Installation Celebration of Rev. Father Cesar E. Ramirez-Segarra on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Service at 4 p.m. and Reception is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 3554 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. We look forward to seeing you!


Spaghetti Dinner on October 14 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St Andrew's-in-the-Field, 500 Somerton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19116. With spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and desserts (BYO wine). Adults: $12.00. Children under 10: $6.00. Children under 3: FREE. Call 215-673-5938 to make reservations.

Items Free/For Sale to Parishes

Open House at the Diocesan Warehouse on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We now have over 600 folders/titles of religious sheet music. Please register with carl.knapp@verizon.net .


Second Saturday Sales at The Barn at
St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh
Remaining dates are  October 14th (annual Barn Bag Sale) and Saturday, November 4th. The November 4th New Winter and Holiday Sale featuring gifts, designer clothes, books, holiday items, collectibles, furniture and food, will be held in Bric-A-Brac and in furniture.

The Barn has clothing for all ages, jewelry, books, toys, sports equipment, collectibles, furniture, and other bric-a-brac donated by parishioners and the community are on sale. Proceeds go to fund our local, national, and global outreach ministries. Please contact Laura Bauder at denight@verizon.net for more information or if you would like to volunteer.


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

Requests for Items

Attention, Good Samaritans!  St. Mark's, Frankford needs your help in filling these  "Blessings Bags" for distribution to those in need. Please help us make these empty bags overflow with kindness, as well as: bottled water, soap, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, individually wrapped 'wet ones', individual snacks, combs, pocket packs of tissues, tampons, sanitary napkins and hand sanitizer.

When a person is faced with housing problems, with troubles and issues that are overwhelming and with nowhere to go...nowhere to turn...they feel lost, misplaced and forgotten. By providing this little bit of comfort, we can make someone feel better. With one little bag, we can offer a glimmer of hope...and joy...and peace.

Donations may be dropped off at St. Mark's, Frankford (4442 Frankford Ave., 19124), Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pickups can be arranged. Call Blair Jordan 267-368-0043/Luz Miranda 267-356-3992 or St. Mark's: 215-535-0635.

Church Services

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont - First Friday Observances

As is our Parish custom, we will, this Friday as every First Friday of the month, mark the day with special observances of devotion to our Lord, really present in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, and, in keeping with ancient custom, offer a guided meditation to the "theme of the month" which in October is the Holy Rosary. This month we will offer a how-to orientation to the practice of praying the Rosary along with some historical comment on the practice - especially from an Anglican perspective.
Saturday Vigil Mass
And will continue at least through the calendar year as we see whether a Sunday service on Saturday will be helpful to busy people in a busy world. This Saturday, bring your animals and we will bless them, in commemoration of Saint Francis, after mass. The church is located at
1116 E. Lancaster Avenue, Rosemont, PA 19010. Call: 610-525-7070.

Accommodations/Space for Rent

Christ Church and St. Michael's , Germantown, 29 W. Tulpehocken Street, has A Conference Room also a spacious hall with warm atmosphere and the use of a well-equipped kitchen for rent to use for meetings, showers, parties, conferences and other events. It has a parking lot and is convenient to public transportation.

For information, call 215-844-7274 week days 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gift/Thrift Shops

St. Luke's Thrift Store - 1946 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, PA is open Every Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. New items and great bargains! Located entirely in the Parish Hall basement & handicapped accessible. Contact number: 215-969-3645.

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 St. Simon the Cyrenian Church's Fellowship Café to serve lunch to our Point Breeze neighbors. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Deacon Barbara Tobin at tbtobin@aol.com or 215-348-7762.

Fellowship Café (Second and Fourth Saturday of every month): October 14th, October 28th, November 11th, December 9th. from 10:45 am to 1:45 pm. 1401 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. Thanksgiving Dinner (November 23rd from 12 noon to 4 p.m.).