Tuesday Night Summer Film Series: Featuring “The Seventh Seal” – June 27

Free films with discussion (and popcorn) will be shown on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Dixon House Library as part of our summer Adult Christian Education Program.


  • The Seventh Seal, Tuesday, June 27 -Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film of a man seeking answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.


  • Luther, Tuesday, July 11 -During the early 16th Century, idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation. This year celebrates the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.
  • God’s Outlaw, Tuesday, July 18 -A 1986 dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, an illegal act at the time, that set him at odds with the Roman Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More, and King Henry VIII.

Saint Paul’s Camping Trip – June 23

Camping Trip

Saint Paul’s is hosting the 3rd Annual Fun For All Camping Trip on Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25!

Come one, come all, and bring your gear. This delightful camping facility is less than a 90 minute drive from Saint Paul’s.  There is 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.

  • Arrival time at the park: 2 pm on Friday
  • Park check out time: 11 am Sunday
  • Location:  Mauch Chunk Lake Park, Jim Thorpe, PA

If camping is not for you… come join us just for the day!! A small park entrance fee will be required, per person.(includes swimming).

For more information:


Parish Pilgrimage to the Standing Rock Reservation – July 14 – 21

Friday, July 14 – Friday, July 21

Each summer, high school youth and adults are invited to participate in the annual pilgrimage as peers with Sioux youth and adults in providing a three-day summer camp for children on the Standing Rock Reservation, 3567 square miles spanning the border of North and South Dakota.

We will visit the following places:

  • Fort Abraham Lincoln, from which Custer rode out to the Little Big Horn;
  • A reconstructed village of the Mandan tribe;
  • Where the Lewis and Clark exploration took place; and
  • The North Dakota Heritage Center.

Our second rector, William Hobart Hare, served as Bishop to the Great Sioux Nation, ministering among the native peoples in the late 1800’s throughout the Dakotas.  It is always a life-changing experience for those who go!

Contact Manny if you would like to participate: emercer@stpaulschestnuthill.org

Food Drive 2017

Food Drive June 3rd, 2017

How, When & Where

Purchase groceries at participating grocery stores (listed below) and leave them with the collection crew.

  • Date: Saturday June 3rd
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Locations:  please contact Manny Mercer to find out which stores a participating
    • email: emercer@stpaulschestnuthill.org
    • phone: 215-242-2055, ext. 24

Suggested Items

Our greatest need is for the first three items.  No glass containers, please. Be sure to check expiration dates.

  • Canned low-fructose fruit
  • Canned low-sodium vegetables
  • Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, or chili
  • Canned beans or 1 lb. bag dried beans
  • Canned potatoes
  • Cold cereal
  • Hot cereal
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Olive and canola oil (plastic container)
  • Herbs and spices (plastic container)
  • Honey (plastic container)

Thank you for filling the shelves of your hungry neighbors in need!

A ministry of your local Episcopal Churches.

  • For kids who rely on school meals, summer can be the hardest time of year.
  • Hunger affects minority populations, 18%  Black and 25% Latino,  more than whites, 14%.
  • Food insecure people are 30% more likely to be hospitalized and 2x as likely to require mental health services.
  • 36% of children and 6% of seniors in are considered “food insecure.”
  • 1 in 4 Philadelphians live at or below the poverty line, which the federal government defines as an annual income of $24,300 for a family of 4.
  • Philadelphia’s poverty level is about 26%

Vacation Bible School, June 2017

  • Dates: Monday June 26 – Friday June 30th
  • Time: 8:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Location: Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Ages: 3 1/2 to 12 years
  • Cost: $50

Come join us as we help the kids explore the Foundations of our Faith through a range of activities including:

  • arts and crafts
  • story telling
  • fellowship and fun

Register Today!

Registration closes on Thursday, June 15, 2017

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