TODAY, December 16 – 3rd Sunday of Advent: 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
December 23 – 4th Sunday of Advent 10AM HE
December 24 – Christmas Eve 4PM and 10PM services
December 25 – Christmas Day 10:15AM service
December 30 – First Sunday of Christmas Lessons & Carols 10AM service
† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on most Sunday mornings. No Morning Prayer on December 9th.
† We are hosting he Connect by Night shelter program for the last 2 weeks of the month. 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.
† The Holy Apostles Choir School begins its pilot program on February 5, 2019. If you have a potential student, apply today. Applications are available on-line or on the “connect” table. 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 holyapostlespa.org/choir-schoool/. Please forward this information to friends and neighbors who may be interested. Contact Deb Stambaugh if you have any questions.
† Christmas Flower Memorials: Please submit the names of loved ones to be included on the Christmas Flowers Memorial List to the Parish Office by Thursday, December 20th. The cost is $5.00 per name.
† If you enter the church building when the Little Friends Day Care is in session (7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri), and are anywhere other than in the church itself, please obtain a “Church Member” name tag from the Parish Office and wear it while you are here. This will show the teachers and children at the day care that you are a person who belongs here. Any workers/maintenance people or visitors who come into the buildings are required to wear a “Visitor” name tag to identify themselves to our own staff as well as to the day care staff and children.
† The Cash for Causes Program at Giant Supermarket: Purchase a Giant supermarket gift card through the Church of the Holy Apostles, and 5% of the value of the card will be given to the church. These gift cards can be used like cash when you are buying your own groceries or you can give the cards as gifts. The cards must be purchased through the church in order for the church to receive the 5%. JT Wertz is the church liaison for this Cash for Causes Program. Please talk with him to purchase a Giant gift card or if you would like more information. All money received by the church through the Cash for Causes Program will become part of the General Operating Fund.
† Fall Reading: The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism by Ben Myers.
† Advent Soup Group: Like a Rolling Stone & The Rock That Doesn’t Roll: Stones in the Bible
Wednesday, December 19th, at 6:30 p.m. LAST SESSION!
† Bible Study
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. (no Bible Study on Dec. 27th)
Join us as we take a deep dive into the Acts of the Apostles.