All are invited to join Saint Paul’s on Saturday, August 23rd for a picnic and a Back-to-School Supplies Drive to benefit Saint James School, a faith based institution that offers quality education to minority children and prepares them for college. Donations of books, pencils, pens, erasers, colored pencils, crayons, pencil holders, highlighters etc. This event will be hosted by John and Christine Fitzpatrick. For more information contact Manny Mercer.
The Saint Paul’s Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, September 5 (pre-sale) and Saturday, September 6. There will be hundreds of used books to choose from, including authors like Russian great Vladimir Nabokov. Did you know Nabokov had an interest in chess problems?
Proceeds go to help charitable organizations that serve the hungry and homeless.
The Saint Paul’s chrous and choristers visited the Washington National Cathedral on July 11-13th and pictures and the webstream from the Sunday service are now available to view. Click here for the photo gallery, or go to this link to view the video of the July 13th service.
For more videos and pictures, check out the Saint Paul’s Music Facebook page.
Click here to view the photos taken by parishioners at the Saint Paul’s 1st Annual Camping Trip at Maunch Chunk State Park in Jim Thorpe, PA.
A note from the Rummage Sale Committee:
Due to new environmental regulations, the Rummage Sale cannot accept outdated or nonworking electronics (please do not even try to donate outdated or nonworking electronics!)
Philadelphia residents may recycle electronics at the Northwest Drop-Off Center, Domino Lane & Umbria Street; Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Montgomery County residents may recycle electronics at upcoming recycling events:
Saturday, July 12 (9am-3pm) Montgomery County Community College, enter at 473 Cathcart Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Saturday, August 2 (9am-3pm) Hatboro-Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Road (enter on Hatters Way), Horsham, PA 19044. Some retailers, including Best Buy and Staples, sponsor recycling projects; please contact those retailers for details.
The new Saint Paul’s ministry, OWLS, will gather at Morris Arboretum on Sunday, September 14 at 3 p.m. and walk among its 12,000 labeled plants, trees and flowers on 92 acres of lush and colorful gardens. To RSVP for this event and secure a discounted, group rate, email Rector Cliff Cutler.
OWLS stands for older, wiser, laughing, sharing and is for those age 55 and up, or whenever parishioners self-identify as an “owl.” The OWLS hope to gather monthly for a movie or a trip to a museum, a jazz concert, or Christmas open house tour. If you are interested in learning more or joining in the arboretum walk.
Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels will deliver two fresh, never frozen, healthy meals each weekday to any area senior or homebound person of any age whose access to food is temporarily or permanently limited. But we need your help to spread the word of the availability of this service. If you, or someone you know would benefit from our services, please contact Pat Harrington at 215.390.7691, or call the Meals on Wheels office, 215.233.5555 any weekday from 9-12. SNAP payment accepted and some subsidies are available for those who qualify.
Parishioners are reminded that complimentary childcare continues on Sundays throughout the summer at Saint Paul’s.
This summer the Adult Choir and Choristers of Saint Paul’s will travel to Washington DC to lead worship in the historic and awe-inspiring National Cathedral of the Episcopal Church USA. We will sing for the following services: Thursday 7/10 Evensong at 5:30, Friday 7/11 Evensong at 5:30, Sunday 7/13 Holy Eucharist at 10am and Evensong at 4pm. Everyone at Saint Paul’s (and their friends!) is invited to join worship at one or more of these services. Please make a note of the dates and share them. If you can drive and would like to CARPOOL or are in need of a ride please call the church office (215-242-2055) and we will try to connect drivers and riders!
On four consecutive Tuesday evenings in July come join fellow parishioners at 7 p.m. in air-conditioned Dixon House to view and discuss four films that engage spiritual, moral, and social conscience with timeless and universal situations– all award winning for their cinematic excellence. July 1: Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (2004); July 8: French-Canadian Denys Arcand’s Jesus of Montreal (1989); July 15: Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess (1953); July 22: Gabriel Axel’s Babette’s Feast (1987). Munchies and beverages provided.