St. Gabriel’s WILL hold its 8:00 and 10:30 services tomorrow, Sunday, January 19. We will also hold Sunday School classes and choir rehearsal. However, please use your discretion and don’t drive in if the weather looks bad. Stay safe out there!
Lent 5 Worship Resources
No Services at
until at least after Easter,
March 13, 2020
In light of recent events around the COVID-19 virus, St. Gabriel’s will be closed for worship and other church events (classes, retreats, Bible studies, etc.) from now until at least Monday, March 30. … Read More
Message from Bishop Kevin:
Suspend All Operations, Including Worship
March 13, 2020
Dearly beloved of God,
The health and safety of the people of the diocese is my top priority, and as people of faith, we must be willing to sacrifice in order to care for those in our communities. Through the course of the past few weeks, we have learned that one of the necessary steps to help stop the spread of coronavirus is to avoid large gatherings of people when at all possible. …Read More
The Vestry Calls
The Rev. Andrew VanBuren
The Rev. Andrew VanBuren has been called as St. Gabriel’s Priest-in-Charge. Details to follow.
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St. Gabriel's has a new organist/choirmaster
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Jake Leonowitz joined us as our new Organist/Choirmaster on April 28, 2019.
Jake is a summa cum laude 2016 graduate of Duquesne University and has returned to his Berks County roots as the 7-12 Strings/Orchestra teacher in the Governor Mifflin School District in Shillington, PA.
For more information about Jake, click here.
St. Gabriel's has a new Priest-in-Charge
The Vestry of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church is delighted to announce the calling of The Reverend Andrew VanBuren as the parish’s new Priest-in-Charge.
The Reverend Andrew VanBuren will join us as our new Priest-in-Charge on August 19, 2019. The date is tentative pending signing of the Letter of Agreement.
Rev. Andrew comes to St. Gabriel’s from Clifton Springs, New York, where he served as Rector for St. John’s Episcopal Church from 2015 until very recently, as well as serving as a District Dean in the Diocese of Rochester.
Rev. Andrew earned his M.Div. from the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in 2015 and holds an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore.
Rev. Andrew and his wife Becca were married in June. Becca grew up in Pennsburg, PA, attended Boyertown High School, and is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music with an M.Ed. in Music Education.
This summer they are both working at the Lake Delaware Boys Camp in Delhi, NY. Rev. Andrew is serving as chaplain to the boys and Becca is assisting with the camp music program.