† Lent is coming! Ash Wednesday is February 26. We will have three services with opportunities for the imposition of ashes, as well as, a potential “ashes to go” location at Pennfield station. Services are as follows:
† 9:15am: Imposition of Ashes (no Eucharist)
† 12:15pm: Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes
† 6:30pm: Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes with music
† 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.
† 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). Other ideas are welcome.
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. 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.
† On Sunday, March 1st after the 10 am service, we will be hosting an informational meeting of The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK). Jane McKinney, President of the Diocesan Assembly of Pennsylvania will visit Holy Apostles to meet with all women who would like to learn more about this very special Order of Episcopal Women. The Order of the Daughters of the King is a 135-year old organization established by Women of the Episcopal Church dedicated to Prayer, Service and Evangelism by helping others experience God’s love through the fellowship of the church. Their work is dedicated to serving the parish and parish family, and our communities as well as providing new connections for women of Holy Apostles. All women are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about Daughters of the King. If you have any questions, please reach out to Linda Day, email@example.com 610-290-2860. Linda is a member of Daughters of the King, and previously an active member of the chapter at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano, CA
† The Strove Tuesday Pancake Supper is on February 25 at 6:30PM. In addition to pancakes, we’ll have games and activities for kids and a fresh batch of homebrewed beer by our own master brewer Todd Delevan! We need volunteers for setting up, cooking and taking down. Contact Drew Meiers (firstname.lastname@example.org) to volunteer. Todd Delevan is providing excellent homebrewed beer. There will be plenty, so if you would like to take some home, bring your own growler or borrow one of his — he’ll need the glass back when you’re done.
† Apostles Gallery, our new parish artistic endeavor (and hallway wall beautification project), will offer a new exhibition of work for Lent entitled “Jerusalem: Meditations on the Holy City.” This show will feature woodcuts by Margaret Adams Parker inspired by her pilgrimages to the Holy City, as well as photographs from last year’s diocesan pilgrimage, and more. Artwork will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Princess Basma Center, a Jerusalem based children’s hospital and school operated by the Episicopal Diocese of Jerusalem. There will be a fun opening reception on March 7th at 6:30PM.
† New Vestry Members: At our annual meeting on February 2, Drew Meiers, Susanne Wherry and Joe Zorc finished their time on the vestry, and we elected three new members. The current vestry is:
† Through 2022 (New Members)
Toni Meiers; Cassie Woestman; Judi Kraft
† Through 2020
John Day; Suzanne Lees; Tom Forker
† Through 2021
Meg Delevan; Mike Johnson; Peter Patton
† The vestry is meeting tomorrow, February 24 at 7pm.
† If you have an announcement to be included in Acts of the Apostles, please send it to email@example.com 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.
† Death is inevitable. As Christians we’re called to prepare for death in the hope of the Resurrection. Our Lenten Soup Group this year will focus on the theology and practice of a good death. The five weeks series will be held on Wednesdays during Lent starting on March 4. Topics will include a theology of death and dying, devotions and practices surrounding death and dying, funeral planning, end of life bio-ethics, and creating wills and advanced directives. You’ll be amazed how fun talking about death can be! Everyone is welcome. If you would like childcare, let Fr. James know as soon as possible.
† Join us for BASICS class, every 3rd Sunday at 9AM.
· Third Sunday Basics Class will continue February 16 with a class called “What is liturgy?”
† Bible Study on Deuteronomy, Thursdays at 11AM. All are welcome.
† FacePsalm online study of the Psalms: bit.ly/2ndKq9o