Announcements – 6/2/19


† We need your language skills! Next week in honor of Pentecost, we’re hoping to read portions of our first lesson (Acts 2:1-21) in several languages in addition to English.  If you speak a language other than English and would like to read, even if you aren’t a regular reader, please contact James before next Thursday (6/6/19).  He’ll assign you a few verses to read.  As a resource—or just if you’re curious—a website and phone app called offers some or all of the Bible in well over 1,000 languages.

† 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 continue 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.

† Our next all-church Darby Mission Meal: 9/17/19.

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 is looking toward it’s grand opening in the Fall of 2019.  If you have a potential student, apply today.  More information is available at Please forward this information to friends and neighbors who may be interested. Contact Deb Stambaugh if you have any questions.

Parish Life

† The All Parish-Sunday School cook-out is next Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, June 9th.  Sign up to bring a side-dish outside the parish office.  Main course, drinks, dessert will be provided.  Bring a friend!

† Africa Team Ministries: carved tchotchkes, jewelry, and more, all made in Kenya are for sale this Sunday in the parish office hallway.  Proceeds go toward clean water projects in Kenya and other places.

† 2019 Happy Hour Dates

               Bring a drink and a snack or appetizer to share.  We’ll hang out      on the lawn weather permitting. 

               June 28

               July 19—*date change*—with a special musical guest

               August 30

† New Parish Communications Coordinator: We are happy to announce that Dan McKeon, a graduate student in creative writing & publishing will be joining the church staff in June.  Dan will be responsible for our printed and online communications! 

† The Rev. Jim Robertson who was our deacon here from 1992-94, is being ordained to the priesthood in Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.  Jim reached out to church with an invitation, and a request for our prayers.  The ordination will be June 15, 2019 at 10:30AM at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg, PA.  An invitation posted in the parish hall provides more information. 

† Don’t forget to enter the church through the Parish office door and grab a “Church Member” badge from the office during Daycare hours (7:00AM – 6:00PM Mon-Fri)!

† 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.


† Bible Study is held on Thursdays at 11AM.

† Liturgy Lab: This summer we will be exploring the meaning and purpose of liturgy with 5 “Liturgy Labs.”  Liturgy Lab will begin with a brief discussion of some aspect of liturgy.  During our worship that day we will incorporate an experiment that will further explore or illustrate our topic.  Donuts & Discussion from 9:15am—9:45am, service begins at 10am.  It’s going to be fun! 

               June 16– What is liturgy, anyway? 

               June 23– Morning Prayer vs. Holy Eucharist, a duel to the death?

               July 7– Does changing the room change how liturgy feels?

               July 21– The Bible (and its many translations) in liturgy.

               August 4– All the pieces of the Eucharistic prayer you wish you knew the fancy names for.

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