† On December 8, we will welcome our second St. Faith preacher, the Rev. Canon Betsy Ivey, the Canon for Growth and Support at the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.
† 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.
† Thanks to those who contributed to the St. Mary;s Ardmore Food Pantry Thanksgiving meals!
† 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”.
† Through Sunday, November 24th the Sunday School will be conducting our annual Treats for Troops drive to send items to our service members overseas. Items are listed in the church hall, and a collection box is in the hallway. Popular items include power bars, batteries, beef jerky and any candy that might be leftover from Halloween. The Sunday School will make cards to send for the troops. Please support our Treats for Troops drive!
† We are starting to fill out the schedule for our annual Connect by Night Shelter program. This year we will be hosting guests for the entire month of December in the church space. We could use the following:
– Week captains able to pick up supplies for lunch-making for a week
– Lunch preparers for every night of the month. This involves coming to church in the evening at a time of your choice and preparing 50 bag lunches for the guests. If you are able to greet them when they arrive at around 9:30, that is also wonderful. Sign-up link:: bit.ly/2WbmPn3
† There are lots of opportunities to participate in Holy Apostles Outreach through our various programs:
– Delivering items to a food pantry in Northeast Philadelphia
– 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
† Christmas Paegant: December 15 during the 10AM service. Rehearsals will be during Sunday School (10AM) on Nov. 24, Dec. 1, and Dec. 8. There will also be a rehearsal on Sat., Dec. 14 at 9AM. All children encouraged to participate! Contact Michelle Gallagher with questions or email email@example.com.
† Caroling rehearsals at 6pm on December 5, 12, and 19. Christmas Caroling is on December 20, followed by Christmas Party!
† 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.
† Pancakes with Santa! December 7th is not too far away. I am looking for volunteers. Help will be needed with getting the word out, arts and crafts, set up, kitchen, and clean up. Please contact Drew Meiers. Organization meeting today, Nov. 17, after 10AM service.
† 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. For a full list see our website: holyapostlespa.org/soup-group
† Join us for BASICS class, every 3rd Sunday at 9AM.
† Bible Study on Deuteronomy, Thursdays at 11AM. All are welcome.
† FacePsalm online study of the Psalms: bit.ly/2ndKq9o