This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, Apr. 29th                    10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Youth Sunday

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Monday, Apr. 30th                   Office Closed

Tuesday, May 1st                      9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

Wednesday, May 2nd               (No 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist today)

Thursday, May 3rd                   9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, May 4th                        9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

Saturday, May 5th                    2:00 – 5:00 p.m. All Parish Work Day

Sunday, May 6th                       10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II,

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Rogation Procession after service

 

Announcements

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

Next Sunday, May 6th Rogation Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist; Rogation                                                                                           Procession after service (see  announce-                                                                                   ment in Parish Life)

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

Sunday May 20th Feast of the Pentecost: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Beginning on Sunday May 27th, we will begin saying the EOW version of the Nicene Creed on alternating Sundays.  There will be a third informational meeting about this Sunday May 13, after the 10am service.

Children & Youth

Today, 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 today; children attend church with their parents.

Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program. Stay tuned for more details, and how you can get involved.

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

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, be- ginning 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.

Parish Life

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 or as little as you can. The only expertise necessary is the ability to eat tacos. Look for sign-up sheet, and poster with details in the parish hall.

Next 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.  Immediately following today’s 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, May 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday, May 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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