Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania - 3717 Chestnut Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - (215) 627-6434
APRIL 12, 2017
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 good/items they might be able to use. As in many "Classified Ads", articles should not exceed 150 words in length (total, and no graphics) and may be submitted to J.D. Lafrance ( jdlafrance@diopa.org ) no later than Wednesday 10 a.m. each week for distribution via e-mail to the Diocese later that day. 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.

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Episcopal Church Club of Philadelphia Luncheon . The Rev. Dr. Doris Rajagopal will be the featured speaker when the Episcopal Church Club of Philadelphia meets again at The Acorn Club, 1519 Locust Street, Philadelphia, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Doris will talk about "The Darby Project." The Darby Mission is a collaborative effort between the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, Episcopal Community Services, the leadership of Darby Borough, the Free Library of Darby, and the William Penn School District. They work together to provide bi-monthly Darby Dinners, two afterschool programs, computer classes, a community garden, summer camp, Bible study, and various programs throughout the year. The program will start with social hour at 12 noon, followed by the luncheon at 12:30 and then the presentation. The price for the luncheon is $35 per person. There will be a cash bar for those who wish wine or other refreshments, including non-alcoholic beverages. For further information, call the Luncheon Chair, Robert White, at 610-644-5104.

On  April 23 at 3 p.m., the Widener University Chorale, under the direction of Pat Montenegro, will present their  Spring Concert at  St. Paul's, Chester . They will perform music from a wide variety of genres and periods, with selections by small groups and the larger ensemble. This concert is the first of several musical performances at St. Paul's this year; my hope is that you will spread the word among friends about the new artistic offerings at St. Paul's and enjoy the gifts of these talented young men and women. There is no charge for the concert, free will offering accepted. We hope to see you there!


St. Simon the Cyrenian Church is pleased to host 
At the Cross: A Requiem in 7 Words, a Good Friday Service 
at 7 p.m. at St. Simon's, 1401 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia. This service gives the Womanist voice of seven dynamic young women preachers to the unjustifiable deaths of seven women of color. Their sermons will be in conversation with the Seven Last Words of Jesus. Come, hear and sit in vigil and awareness of all unjustifiable death. #SAYHERNAME


Join the women of  St. James' for a
Spring Tea on  Saturday, May 6 , at 1:30 p.m. The Episcopal Church Women hosts this special event in the church's Platts Hall, 3768 Germantown Pike, Collegeville. Tickets are $15 and sold only in advance ; checks made payable to St. James' ECW. Hats and fascinators encouraged! Call 610-489-7564. For directions, visit
www.stjames-episcopal.org .

Rummages/Fairs/Flea Markets

HUGE Church Rummage Sale benefits Outreach charities: Friday, April 28 from 6 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. Peter's Church, Glenside. This is a win-win. Great usable stuff is recycled into new and useful lives. You get lots of wonderful stuff for cheap. Our profits are given to NON-profits. How could it get better? We'll have electronics, small furniture, tools, books, and clothing for the whole family, toys and baby equipment, all kinds of entertainment media, sporting goods, linens and household items. Perfect for the growing family, kids going away to college, first apt. or house or just smart, savvy shoppers, who know how to find a good value! The church is located at 654 N. Easton Rd. (between Edgehill and Jenkintown Rds.), Glenside, PA 19038. For more information, call 215-887-1765 or visit the website: www.stpetersglenside.org .

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 .


Join  Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill for  Mindful Living on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Led by Deborah Cooper, this ongoing class consists of both silent and led meditation, a brief presentation and time for discussion. The class is built around "The Places that Scare You" by Pema Chodron. Participants will be encouraged to take some of the concepts and work with them during the week. Drop-ins welcome. $20 per class held in the Houston Room, Parish House at Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martin's Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118. For more information or to register, visit  www.StMartinEC.org and follow the Wellspring link or call 215-247-7466.

Exciting local music is coming to Incarnation Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church . Starting in September, and running through the fall and winter months, IHS Drexel Hill will be hosting a Coffee House Open Mic and Concert Series. We'll bring in two local musicians to play longer sets and open the rest of the time up for members of the audience to share songs. We will sell refreshments and snacks to help raise money for the church. Please come check one out and tell your friends and loved ones. 3000 Garrett Road Drexel Hill, PA 19026.

Requests for Items

Wanted: Church Pews : Do you have unwanted church pews? Let me match you with an associate of mine who desires 15 to 20 church pews. I will be more than happy to forward your information with the hopeful end of placing your church pews in a happy home. Please contact me - Alan Segal - at either alan@alansegal.net or 215-208-7314.

Church Services

Evening Prayer every Tuesday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Chapel at Church of the Redeemer, 145 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064, 610-544-8113,  redeemer33@verizon.net , www.redeemerspringfield.net .

Accommodations/Space for Rent

Grace Epiphany Church is located in Mount Airy at 224 East Gowen Avenue. It is within walking distance of the Mount Airy Train station and the Route 23 bus stop. Grace Epiphany has A Large Light Filled Auditorium (Cline) with a Stage. It is connected to a restaurant size, fully equipped kitchen. Cline has a capacity of at least 125 people. Additionally, there is a large conference room and four smaller conference rooms. All of these rooms have been and are used for wedding receptions, meetings, showers, parties and other events. Our spaces are available for reasonable rental rates. For information contact the church office at 215-248-2950 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or E-mail: graceepiphany@verizon.net .

Gift/Thrift Shops

The Catacomb Closet at Holy Trinity Church at 212 S. High Street, West Chester, operates an upscale resale shop selling a variety of housewares, books, jewelry, children's toys, adult and children's clothing, pictures, entertaining and decorative glassware, as well as seasonal items at bargain prices. It is open to the general public every Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All proceeds are donated to charitable organizations within our community and the Diocese and to those causes affected by tragic world events.

Church Staff

St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church - The Parish Administrator of St. Francis-in-the-Fields assists the Rector and Warden's in the day-to-day oversight of the parish and is expected to create and update printed and electronic media (e.g., bulletins, directories, webpage), maintain parish records and calendars, track pastoral care needs as directed, and coordinate the supply of goods and services, in addition to other assigned duties. Strong interpersonal skills; Familiarity with common desktop publishing programs. Associate's Degree or 3+ years applicable experience preferred. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively in the English language, both orally and in writing. This position is expected to average 25 hours per week. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday. Work schedule flexibility within posted office hours is negotiable. This position is eligible for pension considerations with the Church Pension Group of the Episcopal Church. It is not eligible for health care benefits. Resumes and applications will be accepted through May 1, 2017. Please submit resumes and/or direct questions to: St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, c/o The Rev. Kevin Dellaria, 689 Sugartown Rd., Malvern, PA 19355. rectorstfrancisfields@verizon.net . (610) 212-2083.


The organist at  Saint John's, Concord (Glen Mills) has had to retire due to illness. We are looking for an
Interim Organist(s) for the Spring+, and will be searching for a new incumbent over the Summer. Organ & Keyboard skills needed to accompany choir or soloists in season. There is a separate Choir director. Two services until Memorial Day weekend (9:15 & 11). One 10 a.m. liturgy over the Summer. Allen 3-manual. Contact John Sorensen, Rector, 610-389-9278. Email:  Rector@saintjohnsconcord.com .


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.

Youth/Family Ministries

Director of Children & Youth Ministries at Saint Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh. To develop and grow effective Episcopal youth and children's ministries which support, challenge, and encourage discipleship. Be passionate about children, youth, and family ministry. Present Jesus Christ to our children and youth in engaging and appropriate ways, and help them to grow as Christian disciples. If ordained, this person will take part in leading Sunday worship and occasional church offices. The mission of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church is to know Jesus and make Him known to others. For more info, contact Anita Burke, Assistant to the Rector, St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 247, Fort Washington, PA 19034; aburke@stthomaswhitemarsh.org . Tel. 215-233-3970 ext. 121.

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