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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.

Women Connecting Epiphany Retreat   . Theme: A Time to Begin Again.  Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon at 
Memorial Church of St. Luke , 1946 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, and on  Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon at  Church of the Incarnation , 1505 Makefield Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. 

WomenConnecting offers participants a safe place to explore together the inner path to self-discovery and wholeness. This retreat offers an opportunity to learn deep and compassionate listening skills, share experiences and stories about the spiritual journey, and cultivate awareness of the inner life. Come with an open mind and an open heart. RSVP to Rev. Harriet Kollin,  harrietkollin@msn.com


Choral Evensong at Saint Paul's, Chestnut Hill  on Sunday, January 14th at 5:00 p.m. 
Sung by the choir of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville, PA. Sue Ellen Echard, Director of Music and Arts. Kevin O'Malia, Organist. Music of Bach, Lauridsen, Shephard, Stanford, Gardner.

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


By the Grace of God and with the consent of the people The Right Reverend Daniel G. P. GutiĆ©rrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania, will Install The Reverend Daniel T. Moore as the Twenty-Seventh Rector of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church on  Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 4 p.m. at
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church , 84 East Oakland Avenue, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Your prayers and the honor of your presence are requested. Reception to follow. Clergy: white stoles.

Rummages/Fairs/Flea Markets
Designer Bag Bingo
to support the Our Little Roses Mission Trip! Join us on Friday, February 2nd from 7-10 p.m. in MacColl Auditorium at St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh. Tickets are $30, which includes 10 rounds of bingo, coffee, and desserts. There will also be raffles and a 50/50. Grab a group of friends and join us!

To purchase tickets please contact Kim Morris - kwmshm@comcast.net . If you're interested in volunteering or donating an item, please contact Kim as well .


Soup'er Lunch starts Tuesday, January 16 at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church (732 11th Avenue, Prospect Park, PA 19076). Free of charge. Soups, bread and butter, beverages, desserts. All are welcome! Donations accepted.

Forums/Discussion Groups

Sunday Faith Forum on January 28 in MacColl Auditorium at St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh - Transforming Relationships.

  Every relationship has its highs and lows as well as moments where we find ourselves stuck. How do we turn things around and transform our relationship into the relationship that we know that it has the potential to be? Join Steve Treat, former CEO of the Council for Relations and one of the most sought after counselors in America to explore this topic.

Items Free/For Sale to Parishes
All Saints' Rhawnhurst has changed out their electronic outdoor carillon and has many Schulmerich "Auto Bell Cards" available. They are in perfect condition, and are no longer available from the manufacturer. For a list, please contact Bill Miller, parish musician: miltronix51@verizon.net . Thank you!


Do you love to knit, crochet, quilt, weave or sew? Do you want to bring comfort and healing to others? Come and join us -  Caring Stitches Ministry at Trinity Memorial Church Craft Room , 22nd and Spruce St., Philadelphia. For more information, call 215-732-2515.

Every last Tuesday of the month from 5-7 p.m. We gather as an interfaith group of needle crafters to use our talents to stitch creations such as prayer shawls, scarves, hats, gloves, quilts, blankets, lap robes and more for people living in nursing homes, hospices, shelters or on the streets. Into each creation we will stitch compassion, love and blessings. Needle crafters of any faith tradition or no particular religious affiliation are welcome. Please note: you must be able to climb up and down stairs to reach our craft room.


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

The women of Saint Mary's Chapel, Warwick are Knitting Hats and Scarves for Donation to Episcopal Community Services. To date, they have knitted 30 hats. Anyone wishing to donate heavy or bulky yarn can drop it off at the church on Wednesday's 1-4 or bring it to Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m. The address is 161 Warwick Road, Elverson, PA 19520.

Church Services

Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville , celebrates Epiphany with a dramatic presentation of the Journey of the Three Kings at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. services. Join us for this much-anticipated service that follows the journey of the Three Kings (or Magi) with dramatic readings of Scripture and hymns.

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: belong@graceepiphany.org. For photographs of our rental spaces, go to graceepiphany.org.

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


The  Historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas has a new part-time staff position available - Fiscal Administrator . Part time hours - Approximately 16 per week. Reports to the Rector & Accounting Warden.
General accounting of weekly contributions; accounts receivables; other parish accounting activities as required.
If you or someone you know is interested, please direct questions and send a resume to the Rector's Fiscal Advisor, Ms. Deadra Cannon at accountingwarden@aecst.org .


Trinity, Gulph Mills , is seeking a flexible Organist able to encourage a growing congregation through imaginative music and to be part of its commitment to discipleship. Sundays 10 a.m., sung Eucharist, hymns and liturgical responses in addition to new opportunities involving the 73-student church school and Sunday School. Competitive fee for the right person.

Call Fr. Stephen (609-516-2004) or frstephen@trinitygulphmills.org by January 21 . Appointment from January 28.



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.  



Pack-A-Thon - January 14, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. in MacColl Auditorium at St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh - Transforming Outreach. Become the hands and feet of God and join over 200 parishioners and preschool families with children, teenagers and adults of all ages in MacColl Auditorium as we pack 20,000 meals in 90 minutes to help food insecure people around the world and share Christ's love. 

Youth/Family Ministries


Children, Youth, and Families Ministry Coordinator - Saint Paul's Church, Chestnut Hill , Philadelphia, PA .

The CYF (Children, Youth, and Families) Ministry Coordinator is a full-time, established position with benefits (insurance, and pension in year 2), and an efficiency apartment on campus if desired. 

Full-time staff include the Rector, Administrator, Music Director, and Capital Campaign Facilitator.

At Saint Paul's we believe that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. Godly Play is a Montessori approach to faith stories, gaining for participants religious language, and enhancing their spiritual experiences through wonder and play (which is children's work).

Youth engage in a lifelong journey of questioning, exploring, and discovering together. Confirmation, Rite 13, service to others, and fellowship all offer an arena to find support and grace in their encounter with each other and God.

The CYF Ministry Coordinator is accountable to the Rector, manages budget responsibilities, and works collegially with other staff, volunteers, teachers, youth group advisors, and parents.  Email all documents to:  ccutler@stpaulschestnuthill.org Website: www.stpaulschestnuthill.org .