Acts of the Apostles – 06/27/2021

Week of June 27, 2021

This Sunday

5th Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 8

10AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Masks are optional for those who have been vaccinated
Watch the broadcast on our YouTube channel
Service Material can be found on our website  

Scripture readings
Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24
Lamentations 3:21-33
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43


You can view our live-stream on our YouTube channel.  
A link to this video will be posted to Facebook.

Sunday, June 27, 2021 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. Charles “Chaz” Howard Ph.D., celebrant & preacher

Sunday, July 4, 2021 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 9 
Morning Prayer, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
Toni Meiers, officiant

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 are doing 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”

Rector’s Vacation

James and his family are on vacation from June 21st until July 6th and then from July 10th until July 17th. The Stambaughs will be visiting family in Colorado and New Mexico whom they haven’t seen since 2019, and then spending a week in Maine.

For pastoral emergencies during this time, please contact our Senior Warden, Peter Patton – (215) 519-4377. Peter can put you in contact with a priest who can assist. James will answer his phone if he can, but there will be portions of his time away when he will be out of cell phone service.

Services will be as follows:

Sunday, June 27 – Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant and Preacher:
The Rev. Charles “Chaz” Howard, Ph.D.
Chaplain and Vice President for Social Equity & Community at the University of Pennsylvania & Assisting Priest of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

Sunday, July 4 – Morning Prayer, Rite II
Officiant: Toni Meiers (no sermon)

Sunday, July 11 – Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant and Preacher: Our Dear Friend, the Rev. Doris Rajagopal, Missioner to Darby

Compline via Zoom will continue nightly at 7:30pm

Bible Study via Zoom will continue on Thursdays at 11am
We are taking a break from the book of Daniel to look at First, Second, and Third John

Outreach – Up Next

Darby Food giveaway

The next event is scheduled for June 30th. The focus will be on picnic/cookout items since July 4th will be a few days later: ketchup, mayo, mustard, S’mores fixings, pickles and relish.

Darby Dinners

This popular event will be restarting this summer with special precautions in place and we’ll be hosing the first one, a BBQ, on Tuesday, July 13
Master Griller: Joe Zorc

Food needed:
Entrees: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, hamburger and hot dog buns
Sides & Condiments: Potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad, green salad, Salad dressing, chips, pickles, onions, mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise
Desserts!!!!: Brownies, Cupcakes and popsicles

How can you help? Provide and deliver food, assist with serving, and/or cleanup at the event.

If you want to provide food but can’t deliver it, you can arrange to meet up at the church, or arrange to drop your donation off at Cassie’s house. You may also choose to make a monetary donation to Outreach and let Cassie know what you’d like it used for.


Intercession brings before God the needs of others (BCP p.857)
The Parish Prayer list is included in the monthly newsletter that is sent through the mail. Additional copies are also available on the table in the Narthex. To add your prayer needs to the list, you can contact Fr. James, Nancy Haas, or use the form on our website.

As some restrictions have been lifted, we are now allowed to gather for fellowship following the 10 AM Sunday service. A list has been been posted outside of the church office with summer dates. We will need volunteers to sign up to provide a cold beverage out on the lawn. At this time, no cookies or snacks are necessary, given the current restrictions in place.

Happy hour on the lawn has been rescheduled for Friday, July 23rd at 6pm, weather permitting. This is a BYOB/snacks event. While we are not able to share food, we can share fellowship and fun! If you have never joined us, give it a try!  It is especially nice on a beautiful summer evening!  Hope to see you there!

We look forward to seeing you back at church if you feel comfortable there. Masks are optional for those who have been vaccinated Services will also continue to be livestreamed on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to hit the SUBSCRIBE button!

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 Fr. James if you would like to schedule a visit. 

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.

Do you know about our FacePsalm group on Facebook? 

This is a place to encounter the ancient prayers and songs that have been some of the most important words of Judaism and Christianity, and which still bring life and peace to weary hearts.

Every week we post the Psalm that will be part of the worship service on the following Sunday. You are encouraged to mediate, discuss, and share throughout the week.

Diocesan News

Our Diocese has partnered with several pharmacies to create free vaccination sites across the diocese.  If you are looking for a vaccine, you are welcome to these places, no registration needed (but do bring ID & insurance card):

Vaccination Site & Times
•          St John’s Norristown: Every Tuesday and Thursday – 2-5:45

Remembering COVID-19 victims in the Episcopal Diocese of PA. More than 27,000 Pennsylvanians have died from the coronavirus. This does not include those that died indirectly through addiction that worsened as a result of the pandemic. This page is a place to add names of those in our diocese who lost their lives to this horrible virus – both directly and indirectly.

Happy Birthday!

The following folks have birthdays in the month of June:
5th        Judy Jervis
8th      Caroline Meiers
13th    Olivia Neff
19th    Abby Henderson
21st    Al Brokes
26th    Bob Monk
27th    Dave Smith
30th    Peter Mustered and JT Wertz

The following folks have birthdays in the month of July:
3rd      Suzanne Lees
           Linda Day
9th       Andrew Meiers
10th     Annette Smith
17th     Sarai Colon Aquino
18th    Cliff Davis
26th    Anne Castimore

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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