This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, Apr. 8th                      10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

2nd Sunday of Easter              Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

                                                    5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class

5:30 p.m. Evening Family Worship

 

Monday, Apr. 9th                      Office Closed

Tuesday, Apr. 10th                    9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Office Hours

Wednesday, Apr. 11th              (No Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. this week)

Thursday, Apr. 12th                 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, Apr. 13th                      9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Sunday, Apr. 15th                    10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

3rd Sunday of Easter                   Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Announcements for Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

Wednesday, April 25th: Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist – Holy Eucharist 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 6th: Rogation Sunday – Rogation Procession after 10:00 a.m. service (see announcement in Parish Life)

Thursday, May 10th: Feast of the Ascension – Holy Eucharist 7:00 p.m.

Children & Youth

Confirmation classes are being held the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All children and youth 5th grade and up (at parent’s discretion) are welcome to attend, even those who are not seeking confirmation.

April 29th is Youth Sunday, when children and teens in the church take part in leading the service. There is no Sunday School held that day, and children attend church with their parents.

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.

Adult Education

On Wednesday, April 25, we will hold a special Easter season “make-up day” for our Lenten study series on prayer.  It will begin with a Eucharist in honor of the Feast Day of St. Mark the Evangelist at 6:00 p.m., and then a soup and salad supper and discussion will follow.  The discussion will focus on tools for prayer such as prayer ropes, rosaries, and Icons.

Parish Life

On Sunday, May 6th, we will celebrate a parish Rogation Day. Rogation comes from the Latin word rogare, which means “to ask.”  Since the 5th century the days leading up the Feast of the Ascension have been Rogation days specifically to ask for God’s protection and blessing over land, crops, waterways, and other places and things important to growing and agriculture.  On May 6th, following the 10:00 a.m. service (and a brief coffee hour), there will be a Rogation procession from the church to the Wynnewood Valley Park next door for special prayers and blessings over the flora, fauna, and watershed that nourishes and beautifies our neighborhood.

If you visit the church during the week (and we hope you do!), please use the red double doors nearest the church offices.  Please take special care to lock doors behind you, and ensure that they latch properly.  Doors that are not locked or completely shut are a very serious safety concern for Little Friends Daycare.  Thank you!

This week the Parish Office will be open only Tuesday, April 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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