† The choir resumes singing the weekly Sunday services on September 9th.
† Mark your calendars: Sunday October 21st at 5:30 p.m., A Celebration of New Ministry (Installation of James+ as 5th Rector of CHA), and the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of CHA becoming a parish. Bishop Daniel Gutierrez will preside. The date was originally announced as Oct. 17, but had to be adjusted because of the bishop’s schedule.
† Bishop Gutierrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations. If you are interested in any of those rites, or would just like to know more, talk to James+.
Children and Youth
† Nursery Childcare is available during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service for children ages 3 and younger in the Godly Play Room.
† On September 9th, Sunday School classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) begin again and 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 then 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.
† Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program. Please look for a children’s choir questionnaire on the “connect” table across from the Rector’s office.
† Confirmation Class will continue during the summer months on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5 p.m..
Outreach and Service
† Darby Mission: We are hosting a meal on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, at 5:00 p.m.
† Happy Hour: Fellowship and Fun this Friday, August 31st at 6:00 p.m. Bring a friend, a favorite beverage, and/or an appetizer to share. On the lawn, weather permitting.
† Saturday, September 1st: Red Cross Blood Drive in Parish Hall from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
September 9th: Welcome back to Sunday School with an Ice Cream Sundae Party (outdoors, weather permitting) following the 10:00 a.m. service for all parishioners and guests
† 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.
† Online church calendar: Stay connected with what is happening in your church. Visit the online calendar at http://www.calendarwiz.com/holyapostlespa. All events happening at the church need to be added to this calendar to avoid conflicts with the use of our facilities. Email the church office to schedule events.
† Fall Reading and Discussion: This fall, interested adults will read Ben Myers’s new book called The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism. Want to deepen your understanding of the essentials of Christian faith, and how they are relevant to your life? You need to read this excellent book! In order to include as many people as possible, James+ will facilitate several discussions about this book on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. But even if you cannot make it to the discussions you can still read this short, engaging, and very readable book. Sign up in the parish hall if you want a copy and the church will make a bulk order.
† Adult Formation Fall-Winter 2018
How to Sing a Psalm
Sunday, September 23rd
10:00 to 10:10 a.m. (before service begins)
Apostles’ Creed Book Discussion
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Advent Soup Group
“Like a Rolling Stone & The Rock That Doesn’t Roll”: Stones in the Bible
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m., beginning September 13th
† Ladies’ Tea Party: September 15th, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Join women from all over the diocese for a fun event at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne. Tickets are $10 each and proceeds go to Thistle Farms, a ministry that helps women who are survivors of human trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. If you plan to attend, please call or send an email RSVP to the Parish Office by Friday, Sept. 7th. The diocesan office needs to notify the caterers on that date how many women will be attending.