Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania - 3717 Chestnut Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - (215) 627-6434
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
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.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering & Reception on Tuesday, November 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Center City Residents Association (CCRA) has once again enlisted Buddhist, Christian, Humanist, Islamic, and Jewish faith communities to sponsor an Interfaith Thanksgiving gathering so that residents may offer thanks in their respective traditions. This year's gathering is at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, 1904 Walnut Street. Click Here for more information.
Forums/Discussion Groups

Sunday Faith Forum - Sunday, November 20th at 11:15 a.m. in MacColl Auditorium at St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh - Last summer, the Rev. Marek Zabriskie, walked over 500 miles across the northern coast of Spain along the Camino del Norte to Santiago de Compostela - a different route from the one he took in 2014. Over 200,000 people walk part of the Camino each year, but most take the Camino Franc├ęs. Pilgrims learn vital lessons that can be applied to our everyday life and journey as Christians. Enjoy slides and spiritual wisdom for daily living as the Rev. Marek Zabriskie takes us on a journey across Spain.


St. James Episcopal Church, Kingsessing will hold its last ECW Fundraising Luncheon for 2016 on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Parish House, 6838 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. The menu consists of Shepherds' pie with all its "trimmings". Dessert, coffee, tea and of course, good company. There will also be a bake, book, plant sale, among other things. Please come out and fellowship with us and/or obtain a take-out for later or for someone special. Cost is $8.00. For additional information: (215) 727-5265. Continue to be Blessed!

Rummages/Fairs/Flea Markets

St. Alban's Christmas Program - Saturday, December 3rd , 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Please Join us for Carols, Crafts, StARR's Model Train Display and Refreshments. We invite our neighbors, family and friends to join us for an afternoon of music, crafts, and fellowship. Help decorate our Mitten Tree with: hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks, - *Just make sure the items are NEW and COZY! Or bring a canned good for St. Mark's Shelter. All items will be donated to those in need, for the Holidays. The church is located at 3625 Chapel Road, Newtown Square, PA. For more information, call 610-356-0459.


Holy Spirit, Harleysville will hold the Monthly Midweek Taize Service of sung prayers, readings and silent meditation with themes anticipating the beginning of Advent at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. Healing prayers and laying-on-of-hands will be available. A potluck supper for those who wish to share a meal will begin at 6:30 p.m. Child care is available. All are welcome.


Calling all Jazz lovers and enthusiasts!
Bootsie Barnes, the tenor saxophonist, will be performing at the  Church of  Ss. Andrew & Monica on  December 10, 2016 from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tickets are  $20 and can also be purchased at the door. Please come out for an afternoon of Jazz and great entertainment! The church is located 3600 Baring Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For more information, contact the church at 215-222-7606  or visit their website at: http://www.ssandrewmonica.org .

Items Free/For Sale to Parishes

We have a  CONN Organ in good working condition and is free to whomever can give it a good home. Will need to pick up.  St. James Episcopal Church, 732 11th Avenue, Prospect Park, PA 19076. For more information, call 610-464-6698 or email:  stjames732@gmail.com .

Doylestown Borough Homes Decorated for the Season and enjoy Tea at the parish hall. Advance Tickets ($25) are available through December 1st. Purchase advance tickets on-line at www.StPaulsDoylestown.org or in person at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church or FX Dougherty (64 S. Main St.). Tour Day Tickets are $30. Tickets are non-refundable. Holiday Boutique opens at 5 p.m. on Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday with free admission, featuring Bake Table, boxed butter cookies, raffles, Christmas Attic. For more information, visit our website  or 215-348-5511. Proceeds benefit the Doylestown Homeless Shelter and St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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

The Food Pantry of St. Luke's Germantown is in Need of Shopping Carts for our elderly clients to take their food items home. If you would be so kind as to help us in this endeavor; our clients would greatly appreciate it and so would we! For more information on how to donate/contribute-call the Church Office at 215-844-8544.
Church Services

ECW of  House of Prayer Episcopal Church , located at 1747 Church Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19141, is having  Prayer Meetings the  third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., in the Parish Hall. Feel free to bring a snack. Everyone is welcome.

Accomodations/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 . For photographs of our rental spaces, go to graceepiphany.org .

Gift/Thrift Shops

The newly renovated  Gift Shop at  St. David's Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA, can help meet your needs for religious items for adults and children that include bibles, prayer books, crosses (both jewelry and wall crosses), inspirational cards, calendars and books, as well as non-religious gifts for the home, family and friends. Items purchased by churches/clergy for ministry purposes will receive a 10% discount; and those purchases will be tax free. All proceeds from items sold will benefit St. David's outreach programs in Haiti, Uganda and Guatemala. For more information, please contact The Gift Shop by calling 484-580-8486; e-mailing  giftshop@stdavidschurch.org ; or visit the shop on the first floor of the St. David's Chapel complex at 763 South Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA. The Gift Shop hours are Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Episcopal Community Services

Episcopal Community Services (ECS), a Philadelphia non-profit social services agency located in Society Hill, is seeking a seasoned Development professional to fill its opening for Director, of The ECS Fund (EFD). The Director of the ECS Fund reports to the Chief Development Officer and is primarily responsible for supporting the annual budget by developing and managing solicitation strategies for a significant population of annual giving donors. We offer a very competitive salary and excellent benefits package; medical/dental, 401(k), short/long term disability, transportation subsidy, tuition reimbursement, student loan forgiveness, adoption assistance, first time home owner assistance and generous vacation allotment. For a more comprehensive overview of our benefits package, or to complete an online application; please visit our employment home page; at www.ecsphilly.org/about-ecs/employment . For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: hr@ecs1870.org or mail to ECS, Attention: HR/EFD, 225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; FAX 215.351.0294 EOE.


Saint Michael's Episcopal Church in Yeadon, PA (just southwest of Philadelphia) is seeking a talented, joyful, engaging and industrious Part-Time Minister of Music (5 to10 hours/weekly) to develop further, lead, and grow our music program. Music is an integral part of Saint Michaels' identity, worship, and ministry. Our approach embraces the spectrum from our rich religious heritage of hymnody and choral music to expansive expressions such as spirituals, gospel music, and an embracing of musical expression from the African Diaspora. We are a vibrant and growing community of faith (60/average Sunday attendance) committed to being welcoming to all people, creating relevant and authentic worship that engages the heart and mind, and letting service to others transform who we are in the world. We are looking for one person to fill the (organist and music director) position. The perfect candidate will be excited by being part of Saint Michaels' and the responsibilities and opportunities. Please send cover letter and resume/CV to rector@stmichaelsyeadon.com . More information about Saint Michael's Episcopal Church can be found at http://stmichaelsyeadon.homestead.com .

Volunteers needed at the Cathedral Food PantryEvery 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.


St. Paul's Elkins Park , a multicultural and inclusive Episcopal Church, is looking for Two Paid Sunday School Teachers to teach two classes - Ages 5 to 10 and ages 11 to 15. Present attendance is 4-5 per class but we are growing. Syllabus & all material is online ( www.weavinggodspromises.org ), augmented with our own multicultural material. Hours 10 a.m. to about 12 noon Sundays till end of May, days off by arrangement, no Sunday School on major feast days. Up to $50 per session (including any meetings) depending on experience. This is an exciting spirit-led opportunity at a unique parish. www.stpaulselkinspark.org . Call Rev. Paul Reid 610-937-9801 or email paul@stpaulselkinpark.org .

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