† There will be an Altar Guild Meeting next Sunday, October 20th immediately following the 10AM service.
† Please submit names of beloved deceased persons to be prayed for at our annual All Souls Day Mass (Holy Eucharist). You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
† Are you friendly? We need you! Our greeter ministry is one of the key ministries of our church. Greeters welcome visitors, make people comfortable, hand out service leaflets and take up offering. They make sure the service runs smoothly. Starting in October we will be organizing a monthly Greeters breakfast with the Rector, probably at a local restaurant. If you’re interested in serving God in this way, talk to Jim Jervis or Fr. James.
† 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 smartphone apps! See the last section of the digital edition of the “Acts of the Apostles” for details.
† Turkey Trot: 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving, Nov. 28th, to raise money for the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania . (Meet in front of St. Faith Daycare, 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. Make your donations payable to Abramson Cancer Center and in the memo put “The Matt Smyth Fund”.
† There are lots of opportunities to participate in Holy Apostles Outreach through our various programs:
– Delivering items to a food pantry in Northeast Philadelphia
– Organizing supplies or gifts for our own Connect by Night shelter program coming for the month of December
– Meals at Darby Mission (3/17) or our annual holiday meal with the East Parkside Community Association (12/9). Other ideas are welcome. Please contact Joe Zorc (email@example.com) or see the sign-up sheet in the parish hall.
Children and Youth
† Nursery childcare is available during the 10:00AM Sunday service for children ages 3 and younger in the Godly Play Room.
† The Holy Apostles Choir School is off and running for the Fall of 2019. If you have a potential student, apply today. 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.
† Year-to-date statements for 2019 Stewardship pledges are available, pick yours up from the table in the hallway. Those not picked up will be mailed.
† We are getting ready to refresh the hallway outside the church offices including some new paint, new furniture, and eventually new flooring. As a result we have been moving some things around. The Lost & Found box is now located in the church office.
† If you have an announcement to be included in Acts of the Apostles, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday at noon of each week.
† 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.
† Fall Soup Group: We are studying the lives and teachings of the Fathers and Mothers of the Church. All sessions begin at 6:30PM
October 23: Leaders of the Early Church
October 30: The Seven Ecumenical Councils
For a full list see our website: holyapostlespa.org/soup-group
† Join us for BASICS class, every 3rd Sunday at 9AM. There will be a cycle of four classes, the first, Sunday Oct. 20, is on the Sacraments.
† Bible Study on Deuteronomy, Thursdays at 11AM. All are welcome.
† FacePsalm online study of the Psalms: bit.ly/2ndKq9o