Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania - 3717 Chestnut Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - (215) 627-6434
NOVEMBER 2, 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.

St. Timothy's Altar Guild i nvites you to attend our  Annual  Flower Arranging Workshop
on  Saturday, November 5, 2016 from10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at St. Timothy's Church, Roxborough. Cost: $25.00. Featuring Kevin Shaw, a noted floral designer, who will demonstrate arrangements for Birthdays, Holidays, and other occasions. We will provide coffeedanishes, lunch and flowers. You bring scissors and containers. Reservations are required. Call 215-483-1529 or email
sainttimothys@comcast.net .
Forums/Discussion Groups

Sunday Faith Forum - November 13 at 11:15 a.m. inMacColl Auditoriumat St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh - Mourning with Mary: The Lamentation of Christ in Renaissance Florence - In late medieval and Renaissance Italy, theologians emphasized the humanity of Christ and the importance of identifying with his sufferings. Images that stressed his sorrow and death enhanced personal devotion to Christ and became important tools in prayer. In this forum, Dr. Felicity Harley-McGowan, a lecturer in art history at Yale Divinity School, will speak about one image that received particular attention at this time: Mary mourning over the body of her dead son.


SUPPER at Grace . Join us at Grace Epiphany Church, Mt. Airy for a free home cooked meal for the whole community. The next SUPPER at Grace Epiphany is on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. The menu is: Roasted Pork Loin, *Roasted Vegetables, *Green Salad with Feta, Olives and Garbanzo Beans, Fresh Fruit, Bread and Butter, Home Desserts. (*Vegetarian options) Grace Epiphany is located at 224 East Gowen Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119.

Rummages/Fairs/Flea Markets

All Saints, Rhawnhurst Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on November 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit with Santa at 11 a.m. Handicrafters offer a variety of handmade crafts for your Christmas shopping along with our New Gifts table, also offering items for your Christmas shopping. Our homemade cakes and cookies are always a hit. Also, we will be selling refreshments. Stop and see us at 1811 Loney Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111.


Holy Eucharist of the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed at 5:30 p.m. on November 2 at Church of the Redeemer, 145 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064 in the Chapel. For more information, please call 610-544-8113 or email at redeemer33@verizon.net . Our website is www.redeemerspringfield.com . All are welcome to attend.


The Dryden Ensemble will celebrate the
Baroque Concerto in a program entitled "From Corelli to Bach: Make It a Double" on
Sunday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m. at
Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA. The concert features glorious concertos for violins, oboes, and cellos by Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel, and J.S. Bach, whose beloved Double Concerto in D Minor for two violins will be featured. Tickets are $25 for general admission and free to students with an ID. They may be purchased online at
drydenensemble.org or at the door.

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 .

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.

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 Clothing Nook at  St. Luke's, Germantown is sponsoring a  Winter Coat Drive . Gently used coats, especially for children, are most welcome. You may call the church office at 215-844-8544, or if there is a large collection of coats, we will come to you!
Church Services

Sunday Worship Services at Christ Church, Media (311 S. Orange St., Media, PA 19063; 610-566-7525) at 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II. Christian Education for all follows the 10 a.m. service. Midweek Service on Wednesdays at Noon. Visit our website: http://www.christchurchmedia.org/ .
Accomodations/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

Christ Episcopal Church, Pottstown's "Second Chance' Thrift Shoppe is open with our fall/winter fashions and housewares. Our hours are Wednesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. SCTS serves our community with very affordable items, and if there is a verified financial need, vouchers are available through our clergy. We operate solely on the generous contributions from our parish family and friends. The income generated for our Church aids in emergency expenses and helps to purchase items that are needed for the church but not covered in the general budget. We are truly blessed to often receive some very "high end" household goods and "designer" clothing. Stop in to see us - we are sure you will be pleased and will perhaps find that "treasure" you are looking for.

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.


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 .

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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