Announcements – 9/9/2018


† This morning healing prayer will be offered immediately after communion.

† The choir resumes singing the weekly Sunday services today.

† There will be no Family Worship service at 5:30 p.m. today, Sundae Sunday, September 9th. Everyone is invited to attend the 10:00 a.m. service and to come to the Ice Cream Sundae Party that follows. There will be Confirmation Class at 5:00 p.m. tonight.

† Mark your calendars: Sunday October 21st at 5:30 PM, A Celebration of New Ministry (Installation of James as 5th Rector of CHA),  and the celebration of the 50 Anniversary of CHA becoming a parish. Bishop Daniel Gutierrez will preside.

† Sunday, October 7th, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Faith during our 10:00 a.m. service.

† 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+.

† Beginning this week Morning Prayer will be held at 9:15 a.m. (not 9:00 a.m.), Tuesdays through Fridays. (On Wednesdays there will be Morning Prayer at 9:15 rather than Eucharist at 7:30 a.m.)

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.

† Welcome back to Sunday School! Today, September 9th, Sunday School classes begin again for preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade 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. Classes then will be held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month. 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.

† Confirmation Class will continue to be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5 p.m.

† 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.

Outreach and Service

† Darby Mission The schedule for hosting Darby meals has been very well subscribed. Our next turn will be on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5:00 p.m.  If you are available and interested in participating at Darby that day, please contact Joe Zorc.

† 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 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.
September 26th
October 17th
November 7th

Advent Soup Group
          “Like a Rolling Stone & The Rock That Doesn’t Roll”: Stones in the Bible
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
December 5th
December 12th
December 19th

 Bible Study
           Thursdays, 11:00 a.m., beginning September 13th
Join us as we take a deep dive into the Acts of the Apostles.

Diocesan Events

† Holy Apostles & the Mediator: The Philadelphia parish that founded our parish in 1950 is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  We’ve been invited to participate in several special events!

  • Sunday, September 16th at 2:00 p.m. Historian Michael Kruzulski give a talk and lead a historical tour of the grounds and treasures of Holy Apostles and the Mediator
  • Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A celebratory luncheon at the Hilton on City Avenue
  • Sunday, October 28th, 10:00 a.m. 150th Anniversary Celebration Service at Holy Apostles and the Mediator

† Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., join James+ at the diocesan anti-racism training at St. Asaph’s Episcopal Church, Bala Cynwyd.  James+ has helped to plan this event.


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