November 21 – 7PM – Evensong & Fireside Reception (see announcement) Bring a beverage or appetizer to share.
December 1 – 7:30AM-11AM – Pancakes with Santa (see announcement) Bring the kids, and/or invite a neighbor with kids.
December 2 – The First Sunday of Advent Lo! He comes on clouds descending.
December 9 – 10AM – Bishop’s visitation Sunday Eight youth will be confirmed and one adult will be received!
December 10 – 5PM-9PM – East Parkside Dinner Share a meal with our long-standing friends & neighbors.
December 16 – Pageant Sunday Our children will tell the story of Christmas.
December 16-31 – Connect-by-Night (see announcement) Our homeless friends need a place to stay the last half of December.
December 21 – Christmas Caroling & Party
† Jeremiah Mustered will be the preacher this Sunday, November 25th.
† No Morning Prayer November 27-28
† Wednesday, November 21st, at 7:00 p.m. Evensong on Thanksgiving Eve. Following the service there will be a Fireside Reception in the Memorial Room (please bring a beverage and appetizer to share). RSVP to Judy Jervis at (610) 348-5529 or email@example.com if attending reception.
† Bishop Gutiérrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations.
† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings.
† Pancakes with Santa: Saturday, Dec. 1st, 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Breakfast free for children 5 years old and younger. Ages 6-14 are $4. Ages 15 and up are $7. Baked goods will be for sale. Bring your own camera for pictures with Santa!
† Volunteers are needed to help with “Pancakes with Santa” (see announcement above). Opportunities to help: kitchen, set-up, clean-up, arts and crafts table, and bake sale table. Donations of baked goods and Christmas items to be sold are appreciated. If you would like to help, please contact Drew Meiers, Judy Jervis, or place your name on the sign up list in the Parish Hall.
† The East Parkside Citizens Association is celebrating their annual holiday party and has invited us to celebrate with them once again this year on Monday, December 10th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will meet at the church at 5 p.m. to travel together, or you can come to Christ Community Baptist Church, 1224 N 41st St., Philadelphia PA 19104. We usually bring side dishes and are also collecting turkeys as gifts to members of their community in need. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall. They are determining whom they will honor this year and will let us know how we can participate in that.
† The Connect by Night shelter program does not have a host for the month of December due to emergency repairs in one of their churches. After some careful consideration on the vestry, we have decided to offer to be their host for the last 2 weeks of the month over the holidays (December 16th-31st). They will use a combination of the Church and Parish Hall for accommodations during that time, and we will do our usual lunch preparation. There is a sign-up list in the parish hall and online.
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: November 25 at 5 p.m.
† The Holy Apostles Choir School pilot program will start February 5, 2019. It is an after-school program on Tuesday and Thursdays. Students, grades 1 – 5 will receive homework assistance and then study music using the Royal School of Church Music, Voice for Life curriculum. If your student is interested in participating in the program, please return the attached application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Choir School will accept only 20 students for the pilot semester. Placement preference will be given to members of the Church of the Holy Apostles. More information is available at https://holyapostlespa.org/choir-school/. Please forward this information to friends and neighbors who may be interested. If a child needs transportation assistance, please contact email@example.com.
† Parish Office hours for week of Thanksgiving:
+ 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20
+ Normal hours resume the week of Nov. 26th.
† James+ will be attending diocesan Clergy Conference Nov. 26-28 at Cape May NJ. He is still available by phone or email.
† Turkey Trot: 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving, Nov. 22nd, to raise money for the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania . (Meet in front of St. Faith Church, Havertown.) The fee is $20 or $10 for participants under 12. This event is held each year in memory of Matt Smyth who passed away from Testicular Cancer at age 23 and to remind men to check themselves. Make your donations payable to Abramson Cancer Center and in the memo put “The Matt Smyth Fund”.
† Fall Reading: We finally received our copies of The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism by Ben Myers. Those of you who ordered a book, please pick them up. If you want, get started on reading it, and stay tuned as we figure out a time to discuss this wonderful book.
† 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.
Join us as we take a deep dive into the Acts of the Apostles