Acts of the Apostles – 03/28/2021

Week Of March 28, 2021

This Sunday


10AM Holy Eucharist
Limited to 40 in-person attendees
Social distancing and masks required – Sign Up
Watch the broadcast on our YouTube channel
Service Material can be found on our website

Scripture readings

The Liturgy of the Palms
Mark 11:1-11

The Liturgy of the Word
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 14:1-15:47

A Note from the Rector

Spring is here!  Easter is only a week away. The daffodils are getting ready to bloom outside the church, and I’m pretty sure the tulips are coming up as well.  For me, these are simple and joyful reminders of the Resurrection of Jesus. 

I sent a letter to everyone in the parish directory with details about all the Holy Week services. If for some reason you didn’t get it, let me know! 

I promised to highlight a couple of ways that folks can participate in Holy Week services from home, but I was beat to the punch. Thanks to Toni Meiers and Katie Gentile, our weekly email impresaria, you will find several wonderful ideas highlighted below in this email. Remember that however we worship, from home or in the church building, we are being gathered together by God’s grace.  Through our one baptism, we are one body—Christ’s—with one Lord, Jesus.      

I hope you enjoy the warmer weather this week. I look forward to worshiping with you, either in person or online, during this holiest time of the year.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, thoughts, or concerns! 


You can view our live-stream on our YouTube channel.  
A link to this video will be posted to Facebook.
To attend in person, please sign up to reserve your spot.

Sunday, March 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday
Holy Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms, Procession, Passion Reading
and Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM

Live-streamed, In-person attendance limited to 40
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – The BCP Daily Office
Every Tuesday in Lent 
 8:30 AM – Morning Prayer, BCP p.75  – YouTube
12:00 PM – Noonday Prayer, BCP p.103- Zoom
 5:30 PM – Evening Prayer, BPC p.115 – YouTube
 7:30 PM – Compline, BCP p.127 – Zoom
The Rev. James Stambaugh, officiant


Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – Tenebrae (The Service of Shadows)
Matins & Lauds 6:30PM
Live-streamed, In-person attendance limited to 20
The Rev. James Stambaugh, officiant

Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Maundy Thursday
Holy Eucharist with Prayers of Spiritual Communion
and Stripping of the Altar 6:30PM

Live-streamed, In-person attendance limited to 20
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

The Altar of Repose & All-Night Vigil 8:00pm-6:00am Friday
We hope to provide a life-stream of the Altar of Repose as well

Friday, April 2, 2021 – Good Friday
Service of Readings & Meditations 12:00PM
Live-streamed, In-person attendance limited to 20
The Rev. James Stambaugh, officiant

Stations of the Cross 2:30PM
Using our Compline Zoom link
The Rev. James Stambaugh, officiant

Good Friday Liturgy with Music and Veneration of the Cross 6:30PM
Live-streamed, In-person attendance limited to 20
The Rev. James Stambaugh, officiant

Saturday, April 3, 2021 – Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday Liturgy 9:15AM
Live-streamed, In-person attendance limited to 50
The Rev. James Stambaugh, officiant

The Great Vigil of Easter 8PM
Live-streamed, In-person attendance limited to 50
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Sunday, April 4, 2021 – Easter Sunday
Festival Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
Live-streamed, In-person attendance limited to 50
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Weekday Meetings

Zoom Compline is held every night at 7:30PM
A brief time of prayer and checking in with other members of CHA
“Zoom Compline has been really helped me through this difficult time.  It’s such a great way to close the day.” – CHA Member
Follow this link to join:
or call into the meeting toll-free 1-888-475-4499 
Callers will be promoted to enter this meeting ID: 233 415 613
and passcode: love

Zoom Bible Studyis held every Thursday at 11AM
We have just started a combined study of the Books of Daniel and Revelation. Please join us as we discover a new view on the never-changing promises of God. No previous experience required.
Follow this link to join:
or call 1-888-475-4499 US Toll-free
You will be prompted to enter this meeting ID: 788 355 291
and passcode: love

*note: the passcode for all CHA Zoom meetings is “love”

Outreach – Up Next
Lenten Service Project

To show continued support for helping with
food scarcity issues in the community

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God;
everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7 NRSV
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Darby Mission

This is our last week in the current push to help stock and replenish the Darby mission Food Pantry and School Supplies. Your response to last week’s call for mayo and crayons (an odd combination to be sure!) was wonderful. Thank you!

Below is the “top ten” list of items that are required to meet the needs of Rev. Doris’ clients. Other non-perishable items also accepted.  

School Supplies: crayons, glue sticks, composition books, pencilsFood and Hygiene:: pasta, pasta sauce, tuna, cereal, tampons 

Drop off location: In the room to the left off the church narthex. 

Remember if you dislike shopping or can’t get out and about you can still participate in this and any of our outreach opportunities! Make a monetary donation to the cause with a check to Church of the Holy Apostles in any amount and write OUTREACH in the memo. Or use the GIVE button on our website and choose Darby Mission in the drop down list.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
THANK YOU for your continued support of those
in need in our communities.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Cassie Woestman, Outreach Chairperson, contact info:
Phone/Text: 610-608-5440


+ Blessed Palms – If you would like to have some palms from the Palm Sunday service for your home, they willbe available on a table outside the church from the end of service until 3pm, rain or shine, for contact-less .pickup.

+ Altar of Repose Signups – The altar of repose is an area other than the main altar where the consecrated bread and wine from the Maundy Thursday eucharist are reserved for communion on Good Friday. Please sign up for a one-hour slot between 8pm Maundy Thursday (after the conclusion of the service) and 6am on Good Friday. Up to 2 individuals or family members may sign up for each hour of the watch. 

+ The week of April of 5th-9th James will taking some professional development time, including a brief retreat. He’s still available for pastoral emergencies, but otherwise he won’t be around much.  

+ Save the Date – A Conversation about Gun Violence and our Parish’s response within our Community – Wednesday, April 21. Watch this space for more details.

+ Church Service Attendance – Masks and appropriate distancing will continue to be observed. We look forward to seeing you back at church if you feel comfortable there. Please note that you must pre-register to attend service to allow us to continue keeping with our safe practices. If you are serving (organist, reader, cantor, tech, usher, etc.) please remember to sign up as well. Services will also continue to be livestreamed. 

+ Sunday School: Sunday School will be held online via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month for preschool (5 years old) through 8th grade.  You can join Sunday School using this link (all ages welcome):
We’re looking for more teachers! If you would like to be involved in this exciting ministry, contact Peter Patton:

+ Bible Study: Every Thursday at 11AM (currently on Zoom). We are just starting a combined study of the Books of Daniel and Revelation. Now is a great time to join us as we get ready to discover a new view on the never-changing promises of God. . Join us anytime using this link:

+ One Love: Our diocese has created an online platform where you can find inspirational videos, sermons by the bishop and other clergy, and online services.  Visit DioPA One Love Online:

+Eucharistic Visits: During this time, the rector and trained Eucharistic ministers may visit others to bring them the Eucharist. Meeting in outdoor spaces of homes will be preferred.  Contact the rector if you would like to schedule a visit. 

+Giving: You can still mail pledge contributions to the church at this time.  The mail is checked regularly.  You can also securely give online.  Go to and click on the “Give” button on the top right hand corner of the webpage.  

+ Online Worship: Online worship continues!  We will be live-streaming each Sunday at 10AM.  We will be calling on our virtual choir to provide music for us, and there will be occasional readings from members at home.  It’s all happening on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to hit the SUBSCRIBE button!

+ Happy Birthday! The following folks have birthdays in the month of April.

6th     Robbie Zorc
9th      Emma Gallagher
16th    Lisa Ferreri
17th    Drew Meiers
19th    Pat Dyer
20th    Vickie Forker
26th    Judi Kraft
28th    James Stambaugh
29th      Jim Jervis

If your birthday, or the birthday of another parishioner in your family is missing, please notify the Parish Office at

Our mailing address is:
1020 Remington Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096 

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