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!
In-person worship at St. Gabriel's
To keep everyone safe in this season of COVID-19, we are taking a number of precautionary measures. Please read about our requirements for worship in this document.
If you are not able or willing to join us in person for worship, please join us online on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am via Facebook Live.
Worship at St. Gabriel's
Weekend Worship Services
Compline - Wednesdays at 9:00 pm Live
Join Rev. Andrew every Wednesday night at 9:00 for Compline, a short prayer service for the end of the day. You can view the live video by clicking on this link, and you can find the text for the worship here (taken from the Book of Common Prayer).
Occasionally, we pray Compline from the New Zealand Prayer Book, available here.
No services at St. Gabriel's
until at least Sunday, May 3.
April 2, 2020
As we continue to learn more about the current pandemic, we are discovering that more drastic measures must be taken in order to protect, not just the vulnerable, but all people in our communities. In light of recommendations from medical experts, … 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.
New Podcast with Presiding Bishop
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.