Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania - 3717 Chestnut Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - (215) 627-6434
MARCH 29, 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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The Very Rev. Michael Ruk 's newly reimagined Stations of the Cross makes this Lenten tradition much more relevant to today and it reflects our area. On Tuesday, April 11, the Tuesday of Holy Week, at 7 p.m., Fr. Michael will conduct Stations of the Cross on Bridge Street. He will begin in Lambertville at the north corner of Bridge and Main Streets. He will then stop at locations along the way, including the bridge itself so he can say a prayer for the river's ecological health and our safety in living near it. He will end his procession on the New Hope side of the bridge. The procession is free of charge and open to the public. You do not need to be a member of his parish, or a Christian, to participate. This quiet, reflective experience is sure to bring new meaning to preparing for Easter for the spiritually inclined. For information, call Father Michael directly at 215-862-5782, or email Michael@stphilipsnewhope.org .

Good Friday Music at St. Mary's Wayne . The choir and soloists of St. Mary's, Wayne will present Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ on Good Friday, April 14, at 3:00 p.m. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Gordon Turk and will be accompanied by harp, cello, tympani and organ. For more information, www.stmaryswaynepa.org .

Forums/Discussion Groups

Interview Style Sunday Faith Forum on April 2 at 11:15 a.m. in MacColl Auditoriumat St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh with Alice Bast and the Rev. Marek Zabriskie. Alice suffered for a decade with unexplained debilitating symptoms that resulted in devastating consequences, including a full-term still birth and two miscarriages. Ultimately, her health challenges were revealed to be caused by undiagnosed and untreated celiac disease. In 2003, she founded the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, now known as Beyond Celiac, so that others would not have to suffer as she had. Our Rector will interview Alice about her vision for health and well-being for the celiac disease community and possible breakthroughs in the field of autoimmune diseases. Her personal story has been featured in www.Cosmopolitan.com, Good Housekeeping, Newsweek, USA Today, and on nationally-televised programs such as The Doctors, The View, and on CNN. In 2010, she won the prestigious Philadelphia Award.

The  African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir Presents
A Good Friday Family & Friends Fellowship on  Friday, April 14, 2017 . Take Out Starting at 12 p.m. - Dine In at 2 p.m. Immediately Following Service. Menu: Fried Whiting Fish Fillets or Oven Baked Salmon. Potato Salad, Cheese & Macaroni, String Beans, Collard Greens, Candid Yams. All Meals Come Complete With: 2 Sides and Dinner Roll. All Dinners $12 Desserts $3 Sides $3. The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, 6361 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151. Dine In or Take Out (1 container per person). For more info, call 215-688-3735.


Choral Meditations on the Passion of Christ . "Passing from one celebration to another, from palms and branches let us now make haste, O faithful, to the solemn and saving celebration of Christ's Passion." 5:00 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 9th at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill. All are welcome at this service of choral music, hymns, and readings from prophecy and gospel, that will help you begin Holy Week in a prayerful spirit. Motet for Passion Sunday - Frank Ferko. The Lamentation - E.C. Bairstow. Saw Ye My Savior - Leo Nestor. Tristis est Anima Mea - Orlande de Lassus. Crucifixus à 8 - Antonio Lotti. Jesus, So Lowly - Harold Friedell.

Items Free/For Sale to Parishes

Open House at the Diocesan Warehouse at Warwick on Saturday, April 8th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Must register with carl.knapp@verizon.net.

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 .


Holy Spirit, Harleysville continues its weekly Lenten dinners, discussions and devotions on Thursdays through April 6, starting at 6 p.m. with a potluck Lenten soup and salad supper. The supper will be followed by a "Course for the Christian Journey," and the evenings will end with sung Compline. For more information, call the church at 215-234-8020 or visit the webpage at www.churchoftheholyspirit.us.

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

Lent begins on March 1. Christ Episcopal Church, 311 South Orange Street in Media, welcomes all to our Sunday Services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. throughout this time of Easter preparation.

Accommodations/Space for Rent

The Church of St. Alban, Roxborough, 6769 Ridge Avenue, offers the use of the Parish Hall for showers, parties, wedding receptions, conferences and other events. The hall has recently been painted, and has a new ceiling with updated lighting, and attractive curtains. Can accommodate 120 people. There is also a large fully-equipped adjoining kitchen. The property has a parking lot and is convenient to public transportation. For additional information, call 215-483-6085.

Gift/Thrift Shops

Trinity Thrift Shop @ Trinity Episcopal Church Swarthmore. Housewares, small appliances, furniture, books, clothing, toys, jewelry, vintage linens, silver, one-of-a-kind items and fine collectibles. You never know what "treasures" you'll find!

Church Staff

Trinity Buckingham Church is seeking a motivated, energetic individual to serve as Facilities Coordinator, responsible for overseeing the use and rental of Trinity's buildings and property. The Coordinator will fulfill two roles: 1. Proactively manage the rental of Trinity facilities to outside parties, including outreach and advertisement to the broader community, coordinating the appropriate paperwork, ensuring clear communication between all those using the Trinity facilities, working with Trinity's Finance Ministry to ensure proper accounting; 2. Ensure smooth coordination of events between groups and organizations using Trinity Buckingham facilities, including calendar management and managing supply inventory. This position is expected to require 10 hours per week, and offers a flexible schedule. The successful candidate should have strong project management experience with basic accounting functions, and excellent communication and customer service skills. Direct experience with event planning is highly beneficial. Please send inquiries and/or submit your resume and contact information to Office@TrinityBuckingham.org .

Youth/Family Ministries

Director of Children's and Youth Ministries. Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, Glenside is seeking a creative and energetic individual to coordinate and oversee our children's and youth programs. In this twenty hour/week paid position, the Director of Children's and Youth Ministries will work with a group of volunteers, the Rector, and other parish staff to engage, equip, and empower our young people to deepen their relationship with God, inspiring them to live their lives in service of others. The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with children and youth, engaging our young people and their parents in ministry within and outside of the parish. Experience with youth as well as volunteer coordination is preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to The Very Rev. Emily Richards at stpeter654@gmail.com.


St. Luke's Germantown, Inspirational Choir Needs New Members. If you are a teen and like to sing-we need YOU. Rehearsals are Saturday at 10:00 a.m., and we sing in Church Every Fourth Sunday. For more information, call the Church Office at 215-844-8544.


The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Senior Accountant  is an exempt staff position which has as its major responsibility the performance of financial, investment, budgetary and organizational duties to support the ministry of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and the Bishop of the Diocese of the Pennsylvania in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and policies. This position also assists the Bishop's Office as needed, and functions as a member of the team. The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Senior Accountant is responsible for managing and controlling the daily accounting functions of the organization which include accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger and expense authorization activity. Excellent benefit package with 403b match. Please send salary requirements with resume to administrator at: senioraccountant@diopa.org. More at this link.

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