† There are many opportunities to participate in a holy Lent this year, and it’s not too late! Please pick up a Lenten booklet this morning. There are also Lenten activities available for children and youth on the table in the office hallway.
† 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.
† We will be hosting our next Darby Mission meal on Tuesday, March 19th. We will be cooking chili and need food preparers (main dish, cornbread, mac & cheese, salad, dessert) and people to join in and serve the meal. We will meet at the church at 5PM to driver together, or 5:30 at the Darby Community Center (1021 Ridge Ave., Darby PA). A sign-up sheet is posted in the parish hall, find the online sign-up sheet in the digital edition of the “Acts of the Apostles.”
† We are collecting non-perishable food items for the food pantry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Look for the collection box in the hallway outside the parish hall.
Children and Youth
† Our Sunday School students are hosting a CRAFT FAIR on Sunday March 24 during coffee hour. The crafts have been created by our children and all proceeds will go toward a donation for the children we sponsor through Child Fund International. The students have decorated “A cross in my pocket”, prayer bracelets, and re-useable shopping bags. Bring lots of money.
† 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.
† This morning, after the 10AM service (and coffee hour) we will hold an Anglican Prayer Bead Workshop. We will make and learn how to use Anglican prayer beads. This is an all ages event!
† 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. Don’t worry if you can’t make every class. 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”
† Bible Study is held on Thursdays at 11AM.
† Mainline Reform Synagogue is hosting a Women’s Interfath vent on Sunday, April 7 from 3-5PM. The event is entitled: “Refugees and Asylum Seekers Share Their Stories of Exodus: A Women’s Interfaith Gathering.” Look for flyer in the parish hall or email the church office for more information.