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The Messenger


The Weekly E-newsletter of St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church

Message from the Priest-in-Charge

Dear friends,

Happy Easter! I have celebrated Easter six times as a priest, and I must say that this past Sunday was the most joy-filled and life-giving Easter I've experienced. What a message of new life and hope to celebrate Jesus' resurrection with you all!

Thank you to all who helped to set up, read, intercess, greet, and clean up for our worship services. And thank you to our choir for helping to create a joyful experience by sharing their voices!

Outdoor Worship
From now on, we will worship outside each weekend until it is safe to return to indoor worship. In the case of bad weather, there will be no in-person worship; the services will be held indoors and streamed online. If the forecast looks iffy, check our website, our Facebook page, or channel WFMZ 69 for cancellations. We will announce cancellations by 12:00 pm for the 5:00 Saturday service, and by 8:00 pm (Saturday) for Sunday morning services.

Additionally, we will return to streaming online only the 10:30 service, rather than all three services. The exception, of course, is if there is bad weather.

Daughters of the King Installation This Sunday
I'm excited to announce that at our 10:30 worship service this coming Sunday, we will welcome two new members to the Order of the Daughters of the King! Lisa Maynard and Lydia Rieger have been preparing to join the order for several months now, and on Sunday, they will officially be installed. Join us for help celebrate the decision these two ladies have made to commit themselves to a community of prayer and service.

Take care, be well!

With Easter joy,


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Announcements and Events

Last Call for Mortgage Campaign Pledges
Every three years, we invite you to make a pledge to contribute financially to the St. Gabriel's mortgage campaign, to help pay off the mortgage on our building. You can read the letter and Commitment Form that was recently mailed out, and please consider donating to help us pay off our mortgage in the next several years! Commitment Forms are due April 11.

Ride Needed April 21 
A parishioner needs a ride from Douglassville to Phoenixville Hospital on Wednesday, April 21, and a ride home the following day (times TBD). If you are able to help, please call Gordon at (484) 624-4023. Thank you!

Church Office Closed April 5-9 
The church office is closed for sabbath rest this week. We will open again on Monday, April 12.


Easter Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Watch an Easter message from the head of the Episcopal Church in the US, Michael Curry.

Peacemaking Class
Feeling lost on how to help heal our divided society? Consider taking a 4-session peacemaking class. Find out more and sign up here.

Prayer Resources
Here are a few resources from Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Virginia to help you pray in different ways.

Prayer List

Please remember in your prayers those on our 30-day prayer list:
Lee Baker; Kelly Fitzgerald; Colin Hiriak; Gregory Rowe; Mark Rowe; the family of Brian Schwartz; Betty Webster.
Heavenly God, watch over these loved ones of ours, and grant that they may be restored to perfect strength and health, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In our parish cycle of prayer this week, we pray for:

James, Tracey, Logan, and Makenna Franey;
Vicki Frankel; George, Michelle, and Alexander Gajewski

The complete prayer list is in our Sunday bulletin
(which can be viewed on the St. Gabriel's website).
If you'd like to add or remove someone from the Prayer List,
please email Barbara.

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