This weekly newsletter is intended to keep the members of the Diocese aware 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. Have something to share?  Contact J.D. Lafrance, jdlafrance@diopa.org no later than Wednesday 12 p.m. each week for distribution that week.  
IN THIS ISSUE

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PROGRAMS/EVENTS
programs
4/8/18: The Lincoln University Concert Choir  will perform at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chester at 4 p.m . Directed by Dr. Camilla Horne, the choir will perform selections from their spring tour. There is no fee for admission; a free-will offering will benefit Chester Eastside, Inc. The church address is 301 East Ninth St., Chester, PA. For more information, please contact the Rev. Mark Smith at (610) 872-5711.

ACCOMMODATIONS/SPACE FOR RENT
accommodations
St. Alban's, Newtown Square , offers parish hall as "Alban's Garden" for party rental space, Friday nights and Saturdays.  Accommodates a maximum of 130 for sit-down or buffet meal. Adjoining kitchen is commercial facility enjoyed by many a caterer. French doors open from hall onto patio onto country setting of expansive grounds with shrubs and trees...lovely and green late spring through early fall. Contact the Office Manager, 610-356-0459, x21, parish.associate@verizon.net .
THRIFT STORES
thrift
Christ Episcopal Church, Pottstown's "Second Chance' Thrift Shoppe's  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.

CHURCH SERVICE CHANGES
service
3/30/18:  The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields presents  The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross  at 7:00 p.m. in the church.  This worship experience features the music of Franz Joseph Haydn, played by the Fairmount Spring Quartet, with spoken meditations on the cross by clergy and parishioners of St. Martin's. A free-will offering is welcome to support the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.StMartinEC.org or call 215-247-7466.

ITEMS FREE/FOR SALE TO PARISHES
items
Attention, Good Samaritans!  St. Mark's, Frankford needs your help in filling these  "Blessings Bags" for distribution to those in need.  Donations may be dropped off at St. Mark's, Frankford (4442 Frankford Ave., 19124), Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pickups can be arranged. Call Blair Jordan 267-368-0043/Luz Miranda 267-356-3992 or St. Mark's: 215-535-0635.