Announcements – 10/22/17


Sunday, October 22, 2017: Holy Eucharist II at 10:00 a.m. Our guest celebrant is the Rev. Canon Betsy Ivey. James Stambaugh, our Deacon-in-Charge, will serve as Deacon and Preacher.

Morning Prayer  In the church.  8:00 a.m., Tuesday through Friday.  

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m.  A special service of prayer including  a procession to our columbarium where prayers will be said for all those interred there. The service also will include commemoration and prayers for all our loved ones who have passed.  If you have names of the departed you would like included, please submit them to or by hand/mail to the parish office before November 1st.

VETERANS MASS on November 13th, sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Veterans Ministry: Monday, November 13th, 7:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 19 South 10th Street, Philadelphia 19107. All are welcome. Dinner before service at 5:30 p.m.  Three people from Holy Apostles are planning to attend.  Let Deacon James know if you would like to join us.  RSVP required! To add the name of a veteran to the prayer list for this service, please email (please indicate if the veteran is deceased).

Children & Youth

Childcare is available during the 10:00 service for children ages 3 and younger in the Godly Play Room.

Outreach & Service

The Sunday School will once again be running a drive to collect Treats for Troops stationed overseas.  The collection will run through Veteran’s Day weekend, Sunday November 12th.  A list of needed items (Halloween candy, toiletries, sundries) is posted in the church hall or at the link below.


The Christian Year: The Strange and Wondrous Rhythms of the Church Calendar. Our first adult and older teen study group “mini-series” is swiftly approaching.  These exciting and interactive classes will be held on Wednesday Nov. 1st, 8th, and 15th at 6:30 p.m.  We will meet in our newly renovated and technologically advanced Memorial Room.  If anyone would like to help coordinate refreshments please let Deacon James know.  

Parish Life

Today is the beginning of our annual Stewardship Season, Celebrating God’s Good Gifts!  This is a time when we reflect on and celebrate the gifts that God has given us, and consider how we can offer thanksgiving back to God.

Anyone who is interested in helping with Pancakes with Santa please contact Drew Meiers at (610) 446-8340 or

New Committee- Family Friendly Holy Apostles  Please contact Beth Johnson if you are interested in being a part of a group to look at how we can make Holy Apostles more Family Friendly to visitors of Holy Apostles so they will want to visit us again!  The meeting will be held in mid November, date TBD. or 610-733-2055.

Parish Newsletter The Apostle: Please submit any articles for publication in the November edition of The Apostle by Friday, October 27th.

Photo Book: We are continuing to collect photographs of everyone in the parish to make a photo book for our new rector. If you have not already done so, please send a photo of you/your family to the parish office by email to, or by regular mail to the church address. Thanks very much.

Parish Directory: We are in the process of updating the parish directory. You will be receiving a request for the relevant information by email, or by regular mail if you do not use email.

Parish Office: Please note that parish office hours next week will be Tuesday, Oct. 24th and Wednesday, Oct. 25th, from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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