3RD Annual Saint Paul’s Camping Trip at Mauch Chunk Lake Park!! – June 24 – June 26


EVERYONE INVITED! Friends, family, friends of friends, etc! Absolutely NO experience required – the less, the better! There ARE bathrooms and showers! $40 per family campsite – includes dinner both nights, swimming, campfire with s’mores and singing, hiking, and a presentation of animals from the Carbon County Environmental Center on Saturday morning! Contact Cathy Davis for information and reservations: 215-687-1022 or kaloskid@aol.com

Guests from Interfaith Hospitality Network

IHN guests

Four IHN families are staying with us for the next two weeks as they transition to homes of their own. They are all wonderful people. A sizable group of us at Saint Paul’s are volunteering to make their stay as comfortable as possible. There is still time to help out. If you see any of our guests, stop and chat. You will enjoy meeting them. To learn more about IHN, click here!

Recruiting Teachers for Church School

Sunday Godly Play

As a parish, one of our strengths is education, and each year we launch a search for new teachers to help with Church School. We are recruiting parishioners of all stripes and ages to help with the education and nurture of the children of this parish. If you are interested in being a StoryTeller, Door Person or Middle School class teacher, please contact Manny: emercer@stpaulschestnuthill.org . To learn more about the Children’s Programs we offer here at Saint Paul’s, visit the following link!

161st Parish Annual Meeting and One Worship – May 15

annual parish meeting
The Parish will hold its 161st annual meeting on Sunday, May 15. There will be one service at 10 a.m. on that day, followed by brunch and the annual meeting in the Parish Hall. An annual report will include celebrations of each of our ministries. The Nominating Committee will present its slate of candidates for vestry and delegates to the Deanery and Diocesan Convention. The worship celebrates Pentecost and recalls our second rector, William Hobart Hare, whose Saints’Day is May 17. He became Bishop to the Great Sioux Nation in 1873, and is the reason why our young people go on pilgrimage each summer to the Standing Rock Reservation.
The Slate of Nominees for the Parish Meeting
Our Nominating Committee has put together an excellent slate of nominees for our Annual Meeting on May 15, the Day of Pentecost! To our Vestry, for four year terms: Tim Albert, Tabitha Oman, Christine Fitzpatrick, and Madeline Scroth. Steve Pearson is nominated for a two year term to fill a vacancy. The Delegate to the Deanery and Diocesan Convention is Sandy Dillon, with Kim Leach as an alternate. Congratulations to our Nominating Committee for such good work!

Last Choral Evensong — THIS Sunday, May 1

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Saint Paul’s last choral evensong service of the year will be this Sunday at 5 p.m., and will feature the music of Rose, Howells, Wood and Walker. Evensong will be preceded by an organ recital at 4:30 p.m. played by William Roslak. A reception in the parish hall will follow the service. For more information, visit http://stpaulschestnuthill.org/music/concerts-recitals/organ-recitals/