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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.

Amahl and the Night Visitors on Friday, January 5, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 6 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Hamilton Village, 3916 Locust Walk. The touching story of a poor, crippled boy and his widowed mother visited by the three Kings on their way to Bethlehem. The poignant and haunting music of Gian-Carlo Menotti casts a spell. Cost: $15 adults; $10, students; $40, family.



Jazz 'n Joe at Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham (Routes 202 & 413, Buckingham, PA, 18912; 215-794-7921) on Thursday, January 11th from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. A Jazz Sanctuary Quintet: A Jazz Sanctuary Quintet. This Month: Eddie Etkins, Leon Jordan Sr., Randy Sutin, George Sinkler & Alan Segal. Parking available.



Annual Blessing of the Delaware River . This Sunday, January 7 at 1  p . m ., St. Philip's Episcopal Church, New Hope will conclude the Christmas Season with the traditional Blessing of the Delaware River at the Ferry Street Park in New Hope.

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord concludes the Christmastide by remembering the Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan by St. John the Baptist. This ancient custom today takes on new meaning by reminding us of our responsibility t o protect the earth resources. All are welcome to attend this ancient custom with new meaning.  For more information www.stphilipsnewhope.org or 215-862-5782.


Rose Muriel Rains , Chairperson of the Anti-Human Trafficking Commission of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, will be the featured speaker when the Episcopal Church Club of Philadelphia meets for Luncheon at The Acorn Club (1519 Locust Street, Philadelphia) on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Muriel will speak on "Anti-Human Trafficking." Muriel is a member of the Church Club and a life-long Episcopalian. The Anti-Human Trafficking Committee was formed in 2013 and began by making awareness presentations to groups within the Diocese. It now also presents to groups outside the Diocese. The committee was re-designated as a Commission at the November 2015 Diocesan Convention.

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. Discounted parking is available at LAZ Self Park, 1500 Locust Street. For further information, call the Luncheon Chair, Barbara Alton, at 215-563-1876, or visit the ECCP website at www.episcopalchurchclub.org .

Forums/Discussion Groups

InSight Women's Winter Bible Study - Navigating Life's Interruptions at Church of the Good Samaritan, Paoli in a 7-session InSight women's Bible study, based on the story of Jonah, by notable bible teacher Priscilla Shirer. This captivating study of the book of Jonah is presented through DVD teaching, an engaging study guide and small group interaction.

You can choose between a morning study or an evening study: Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., January 11 through February 22; Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., January 17 through February 28

Come join us as we take the chill out of winter with worship, study, and fellowship. And bring a friend too! All are welcome! Registration for InSight Women's Winter Bible Study is now open. Printed forms are available in the Atrium or you may register online at http://www.good-Samaritan.org/events. Please contact GoodSamInsight@gmail.com with any questions.


Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral Community Table Ministries  serving those in need of food.

Food Pantry Schedule  at the Cathedral.

Every Monday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Cathedral. For more information, visit 
www.philadelphiacathedral.org  or call (215) 386-0234, ext 13.


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

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! You never know what "treasures" you'll find!

January Sale Dates: Friday, January 5th from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and Friday, January 19th from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m .
Church Staff

Cleaning Person Needed. Redemption Episcopal Church is hiring a part-time cleaning person. Max 20 hours per week - flexible schedule. $10-$11/hr., depending on experience. Please contact Fr. Emmanuel Williamson at 215-357-0303 or redemptionepiscopalchurch@gmail.com. The church is located at 1101 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966.


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 .