This Week at Holy Apostles
Sun., Apr. 22nd 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector
5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class
Mon., Apr. 23rd Office Closed
Tues., Apr. 24th 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours
Weds., Apr. 25th 7:30 a.m. Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, Holy Eucharist
6:00 p.m. Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, Holy Eucharist,
followed by soup & salad supper with discussion on prayer
(see Adult Education for more details)
Thurs., Apr. 26th 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
Fri., Apr. 27th 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours
Sun., Apr. 29th 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Youth Sunday
Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector
Announcements for Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Special worship services during the season of Easter:
Wednesday, April 25th: Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist: 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist (followed by Soup Group make-up discussion on Prayer)
Sunday, May 6th: Rogation Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist; Rogation Procession after service (see announcement in Parish Life)
Thursday, May 10th: Feast of the Ascension: 7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist
Sunday, May 20th – Feast of the Ascension: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
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.
Next Sunday, 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.
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.
This Sunday, April 22nd, the Penn Wynne Civic Association is hosting an Earth Celebration in Wynnewood Valley Park next door. This is a great chance for the church to be present in the neighborhood. There will be a number of fun activities for children and families, and a member of our youth group will be part of a music performance. 1PM-5PM (Confirmation class will start at 5PM.)
On Saturday, May 5th, we are planning an ALL PARISH WORK DAY from 2PM-5PM. We will work to clean and fix up the church, and then enjoy a taco dinner together. Among other things, we are looking to clean up and re-open the bathrooms in the basement. Come for as long as little as you can. The only expertise necessary is the ability to eat tacos.
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, immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service, 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!
The Parish Office will be open the usual hours this week: Tuesday, April 24th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday, April 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.