Announcements 5/6/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

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

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

                                                       Rogation Procession after Holy Eucharist

 Monday, May 7th                       Office Closed

 Tuesday, May 8th                       9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

                                                       10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

Wednesday, May 9th                 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Thursday, May 10th                     9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Ascension Day                              7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Friday, May 11th                         9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

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

Saturday, May 12th                   2:00 – 5:00 p.m. All Parish Work Day

Sunday, May 13th                      10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

                                                        5:00 Confirmation Class

                                                        5:30 p.m. Family Evening Worship



Special worship services during the season of Easter:

Today, May 6th Rogation Sunday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist; Rogation                    Procession at conclusion of Holy Eucharist (see announcement 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

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 children and 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

Today, 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.

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. Look for sign-up sheet, and poster with details in the parish hall.

Parish Directory: This past week copies of the updated Parish Directory were sent electronically to those parishioners having email. If you already have a parish directory in a blue folder from last year, please print the new pages, then remove all the old pages from the blue folder and replace them with the new pages. If you do not have the means to print the new pages but do have the older directory in the blue folder, copies of the new pages are stapled in packets labeled “May 2018″and are available on the table across from the rector’s office.  Please take a copy and replace the pages in the folder you already have. If you do not have a directory in a blue folder, there are updated directories in blue folders also on the table across from the rector’s office. Please take one. (Please do not take a blue folder if you already have one at home.) Additions and changes to the directory will be sent out from time to time.

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!

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