Announcements 10/21/2018


 † Morning Prayer now is held at 9:15 a.m. (not 9:00 a.m.), Tuesdays through Fridays. (On Wednesdays is Morning Prayer at 9:15 rather than Eucharist at 7:30 a.m.)

† Morning Prayer is being offered at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Morning Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer is a beautiful and contemplative service, and a wonderful way to begin to Lord’s Day.  This will not affect 9:00 a.m. choir practice or the 10:00 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist.

† On every second Sunday of the month, healing prayer will be offered immediately after communion during the 10:00 service.

† TODAY: Sunday, October 21st at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m.: Morning Prayer will be held. Holy Eucharist will take place as part of the Celebration of New Ministry service at 5:30 p.m. today.

† TODAY: 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. A reception follows in the Parish Hall.

† Sunday, October 28th at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m.:  Morning Prayer will be held at CHA, and all parishioners are invited to attend the 150th Anniversary Celebration Service at Holy Apostles and the Mediator at 3:00 p.m. that day. (No Confirmation Class on this day.)

† Tuesday, Nov. 6th at 6:30 p.m.: All Souls Memorial Eucharist: Commemoration of All Faithful Departed. Please submit to the Parish Office the names of any deceased loved ones that you would like included in the prayers during that 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+.

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.

† Sunday School: Children Preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade attend Sunday classes at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. Classes are held on the 1st, 3rd, & 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 be cancelled for October 28th. (The congregation is invited to attend the 3:00 p.m. service at Church of the Holy Apostles and Mediator in Philadelphia that day.) Beginning in November Confirmation Class again will 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. Visit for more information.

Parish Life

† 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

Apostles’ Creed Book Discussion

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Dates to be announced

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.

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!

  • Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A celebratory luncheon at the Hilton on City Avenue
  • Sunday, October 28th, 3:00 p.m.150th Anniversary Celebration Service at Holy Apostles and the Mediator, 260 S. 51st St, Philadelphia PA 1913

The Diocese Needs Our Help!

During the 2018 Diocesan Convention, the diocese hopes to fill 250 Blessing Bags to provide necessity items to those facing homelessness. A Wish List of items can be found at under Blessing/Dignity Bags. Items can be mailed to/dropped off at the Diocesan offices at 3717 Chestnut St., Ste. 300, Philadelphia PA 19104. For more info, please contact the Rev. Canon Toneh Smyth at Samples of needed items: socks, gloves, bandaids, water bottles, granola bars, raisins, & tissues. See Wish List for additional items.

Community Events

St. Mark’s Armenian Catholic Church, 400 Haverford Road in Wynnewood, invites our congregation to their Annual Armenian Food Court on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10th and 11th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s. Bring your family and friends to eat-in at the church hall or choose from the take-out menu. A limited number of raffle tickets for prizes are available in the CHA Parish Office for $1.00 each or a book of 12 for $10.  Additional tickets are available at St. Mark’s. The drawing for the winning tickets will be at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11th. Proceeds benefit St. Mark’s Armenian Catholic Church.


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