The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany—
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10AM
Celebrant & preacher, The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector
Holy Apostles supports Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) with loose plate offerings collected on the fourth Sunday of each month. Thank you for your contributions.
March 3 -World Mission Sunday
March 5 -Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
March 6 -Ash Wednesday
March 13 – “Soup Group” begins
† Next week is World Mission Sunday (see this week’s edition of A Note from the Bishop).
† March 6th is Ash Wednesday. The following services are offered:
7:30AM—Imposition of Ashes; no Eucharist
9:15AM—Imposition of Ashes; no Eucharist
12:15PM—Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes
6:30PM—Holy Eucharist with music and the Imposition of Ashes
† There are many opportunities to participate in a holy Lent this year. Please pick up a Lenten booklet this morning, or look for the online version on our website soon. Feel free to take a booklet for a friend or neighbor, it would be an easy way to invite them to church!
† There will be no morning prayer February 26-28. Morning Prayer will resume March 1.
† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings and at 9:15AM Tuesdays through Fridays. Anyone can pray the service privately using the Book of Common Prayer or one of a number of smart phone apps! See the last section of the digital edition of the “Acts of the Apostles” for details.
Children and Youth
† Nursery Childcare is available during the 10:00AM 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 10:00AM, 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 10:00PM Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30PM 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 in late February. 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-school/. Please forward this information to friends and neighbors who may be interested. Contact Deb Stambaugh if you have any questions.
† March 5 we will celebrate Shrove Tuesday with a pancake dinner at 6:30PM in the parish hall. Children in the parish are encouraged to come help James lock up the “Alleluias” until Easter morning. Todd Delevan is providing some of his legendary homebrewed beer for the adults.
† If you enter the church building when the Little Friends Day Care is in session (7:00AM – 6:00PM 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 through JT Wertz
-5% of card value is given to Holy Apostles operating fund.
-Can be used in store or when ordering Giant groceries through peapod online delivery service.
† You are invited to join our Lenten “soup group” which meet Wednesday nights in lent, beginning on March 13. Come for the soup and stay for a lively discussion about faith and life (or come for the discussion and stay for the soup!) This year’s topic is:
“Good News & God’s Mission”
† There will be no Bible Study this week. Bible Study is normally held on Thursdays at 11AM.
† Save the Date! March 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM: Bowling with the Bishop at Wynnewood Lanes. Youth across the Diocese are invited for a day of pizza and bowling.