Worship

† Healing prayer will take place today, March 8 instead of the usual First Sunday of the Month.

† 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.

Outreach

† Our next Darby Mission meal in on Tuesday March 17th. We need volunteers to cook the main dish, provide salad, sides and desserts, and help serve and clean up. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall and online below. We will be cooking American Chop Suey and frozen beef has been provided by the Hughes and is in the downstairs freezer. We will meet at church on the 17th at 5pm or at Darby Borough Recreation Center, 1022 Ridge Avenue Darby at 5:30.

† Sign-up sheet:  bit.ly/2v11lAj

† The recipe is American Chop Suey and the Hughes have provided ground beef that is in the basement freezer. Please make a double portion to serve 16 people. Link: bit.ly/2TJ1ksZ

† There are lots of opportunities to participate in Holy Apostles Outreach through our various programs:

      – Delivering items to a food pantry in Northeast Philadelphia

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.

Parish Life

† The Vestry has duly elected John Day to serve as the Senior Warden until January 2021

† 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

† If you have an announcement to be included in Acts of the Apostles, please send it to holyapostlescomm@gmail.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.

Education

† 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.

† Bible Study on Deuteronomy, Thursdays at 11AM.  All are welcome.

† Rosary Group—Tuesday at 5:30pm

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