The First Sunday after Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord

January 7th, 2018 

Announcements

Worship

Welcome to Church of the Holy Apostles! This 10:00 a.m. service is Holy Eucharist, Rite II.  The celebrant and preacher is our rector, the Rev. James Stambaugh.

Over the past several months, the worship committee has discussed changing the version of the Nicene Creed that we use in Sunday worship.  Fr. James will hold two informational meetings to discuss exactly what the differences are between the version of the creed that we use and the version of the creed the worship committee would like to begin using.  The meetings are open to any and all interested persons.  The first will be after 10:00 a.m. worship on Sunday, January 14th, and the second on Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30 p.m.  Each meeting should last 45 minutes.

Weekday Schedule

Tuesday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday Holy Eucharist, Rite II — 7:30 a.m

Thursday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

Friday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

Weekend Schedule

Holy Eucharist, Rite II: Every Sunday – 10:00 a.m.

Family Service: Every Second Sunday — 5:30 p.m.

Children & Youth

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

Sunday School classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. On

2nd Sundays children attend church with their parents, either the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30 p.m. Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

Outreach

Our next Darby Mission Meal will be the evening of Tuesday, February 6th.

The East Parkside Residents group has issued an invitation to our parish for anyone to attend a celebration that they are having for Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 15th from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. at the First African Presbyterian Church at 4159 N. 42nd street.  Please contact Joe Zorc for more information.

Parish Life Our Parish Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28th immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service.

Home Blessings – The season of Epiphany is a customary time to have your home blessed by a priest.  Fr. James will be offering home blessings during this period starting on Epiphany (January 6th).  If you would like to have your home blessed, look for the sign-up sheet in the parish hall.

Flower Memorials: Each week flowers are placed on the altar for the 10:00 Sunday service in memory of loved ones who have died or in thanksgiving for a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday. The cost for the donation of the flowers is $30. Altar Flower Memorials are open for the following dates beginning  in 2018: June 25,  July 8, August 12, October 21, and November 5. Please know that the flower memorials automatically renew annually unless you request otherwise, scheduled for the date on the Sunday closest to the original request. To take advantage of this opportunity to honor or remember loved ones with a flower memorial, please notify Patty Wertz of the Altar Guild.

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