Yes, you heard right- Saint Paul’s is hosting the 2nd Annual Fun For All Camping Trip to Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Jim Thorpe, PA on Friday, June 26th – Sunday, June 28th. Come one, come all, and bring your gear. This delightful camping facility is less than a 90 minute drive from Saint Paul’s. Amenities include a lake for swimming, boating and fishing, as well as plenty of trails for nature walks. The park is located minutes from historical downtown Jim Thorpe, PA. Plan to arrive any time after 2 p.m. on Friday, June 26th and check out by 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 28th. Reservations are just $40, which includes a camp site for both nights, rain or shine.
If camping is not for you, come join us just for the day! A small park entrance fee will be required, per person (this includes swimming). The reservation fee and a $40 deposit for campers are required by June 15th. Contact Cathy Davis at 215-687-1022. More information about the park is available at here.
The Chanticleer Estate dates from the early 20th century, when land along the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad was developed for summer homes to escape the heat of Philadelphia. Adolph Rosengarten, Sr., and his wife Christine chose the Wayne/St. Davids area to build their country retreat. The family’s pharmaceutical firm would become part of Merck & Company in the 1920’s. We will meet at Saint Paul’s at 1 p.m. and carpool to the gardens.
Mayor Nutter must step down when his second term expires at the end of 2015, so City Hall will be up for grabs next year. All 17 seats on City Council will be on the ballot as well as the three slots on the City Commission (the folks who oversee elections), Philly’s Sheriff and Register of Wills, and a number of state and municipal judgeships.
POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 7AM TO 8PM ON TUESDAY, MAY 19.
Any voter in line by 8pm is allowed to vote. Not sure where your polling place is? Find out here.
The annual pilgrimage to the Standing Rock Reservation will take place Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 19. Saint Paul’s high school youth and adults are invited to participate as peers with Sioux youth and adults in providing a three-day summer camp for children on the reservation. Participants will work to prepare the campsite, and help with activities. Saint Paul’s parishioners will also have the opportunity to visit sites such as Fort Abraham Lincoln, a reconstructed village of the Mandan tribe, a Lewis and Clark exploration site and the North Dakota Heritage Center. Contact Cliff or Manny if you would like to go.
Our young people thank everyone who participated in the car wash last week. They raised over $800 toward the mission trip to the Standing Rock Reservation this summer.
Luosha Fang (violin) returns to Saint Paul’s with pianist Hugh Sung to close the 2014-15 Five Fridays season on Friday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. A reception to greet the artists follows the concert. The program includes:
Mozart Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K. 304
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.6, Op.30 No.1
Schumann Violin Sonata No.2, Op.121
All Five Fridays proceeds benefit Saint Paul’s outreach partners: Face to Face Germantown and the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Purchase tickets here.
More than one hundred and fifty Saint Paul’s parishioners volunteer their time to assist in making our worship an experience of quality and substance. From the quiet, behind-the-scenes service of the altar guild, bread bakers and flower guild, to the highly visible acolytes and eucharistic ministers, the team of healing ministers, the choirs and the offering of the Word by both children, teens and adults, all contribute their unique gifts to the worship experience. For more information about or to join the Altar Guild, email Jonathan Nidock.
There will be an Organ Recital and Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 10th beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. Karl Robson of the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY) will be the featured organist and the Saint Paul’s Adult Choir will sing the music of Wood, Kelly and Dirksen. A freewill offering will support the music program at Saint Paul’s. For more information, click here.
The May edition of Saint Paul’s monthly newsletter, Tidings, is now available online. Click here to read it.
Youth will be washing cars for mothers and others on Sunday, May 10 during the 10:30 a.m. worship in the parking lot behind Dixon House. You can leave your car, enjoy Mother’s Day worship at Saint Paul’s, and find a sparkling clean car after the service. The proceeds will help defray the cost to Saint Paul’s youth who are making the pilgrimage to the Standing Rock Reservation on the Great Plains in North Dakota this summer.
If you are interested in participating in the pilgrimage to Standing Rock, contact Assistant Rector Manny Mercer.