Acts of the Apostles – 08/29/2021

Week of August 29, 2021
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. 
Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; 
and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh. 
John 6:51

This Sunday

14th Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 17

10AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Watch the broadcast on our YouTube channel
Service Material can be found on our website

Scripture readings
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
Psalm 15
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

A Note from the Rector

…will return next week…

A theological reflection on wearing masks – June 2020
A renewed request for masks – August 2021

Services

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

Sunday, August 29, 2021 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 17
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Sunday, September 5, 2021 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 18
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Sunday, September 5, 2021 – Backpack Blessings on the Lawn
Prayers, Blessings and Fellowship 4PM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/233415613?pwd=dTBDeUhrUUdSak9MS3RUaXdDSDhpUT09
or call into the meeting toll-free 1-888-475-4499 
You will be prompted to enter this meeting ID: 233 415 613
and passcode: love

Zoom Bible Study is 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:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/788355291?pwd=R2FQRWltZ01LWG92WGtPSm54cXJSUT09
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

DARBY MISSION

September Food Drive – for distribution Wednesday, September 15

This month we’re collecting Pop Tarts. Please drop off your donations no later than Tuesday, 9/14 so they can be delivered to the mission on time. Our total donation of Honey Nut Cheerios totaled 86 boxes! Let’s see if we can meet or beat that record!

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

The last items are being added to the backpacks! Please plan on joining us on the lawn at 4pm on Sunday, September 5, for the blessing service. Please bring along your own backpacks, briefcases, etc. to be blessed!

PROJECT SHARE

We are looking for 1 more family to commit to making sandwiches for Monday OR Tuesday, September 27 or 28. The Outreach Committee supplies the cold cuts for the sandwiches. You assemble the sandwiches and provide snacks and fruit items for 20 lunches. The lunches can be picked up from your home for distribution.

Calling on our BAKERS! If you are able to make some individual treats – cookies, brownies, etc. to add to these lunches for any week in September, it would be greatly appreciated!

Please contact Cassie (610-608-5440) with any questions or to volunteer!

Announcements

+ CLOSET CLEANOUT
We are working to repurpose the closet on the left side of the Narthex into a sanctuary for prayer as well as a place where brides can sit while waiting for their wedding to begin. It would be helpful to have the closet cleaned out by the end of September so we can start creating the new space.

We are looking for:

  • Two to four volunteers to help move a very heavy wardrobe out of the closet and into the vesting sacristy. This will also require moving the Pageant costume wardrobe out of the vesting sacristy and up to the Choir room. A dolly will be required and, just for fun, there are stairs involved. This is best done on an evening or weekend when the daycare is not in session.
  • A home for the George Steck spinet piano that is currently in the closet. It is dusty, and needs some tuning, but it is in working order. It is free to a good home – but the new owner would need to provide for transport out of the building.

If you or someone you know can help with either or both of these projects, please contact Katie Gentile: holyapostlespa@gmail.com or 610-642-6617

+ BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
Join us on Sunday, September 5, at 4pm on the lawn when Fr. James will be asking God’s blessing on the backpacks that have been donated. You are encouraged to bring your own backpacks (or briefcases) to be blessed as well. Invite your friends and neighbors to come along for this short but meaningful service.

+ MORNING PRAYER RETURNS!
Beginning Monday, September 13th, Morning Prayer will again be held in the church at 9:15 am every Monday through Thursday. Please join us there.

+ BLOOD DRIVE SATURDAY OCT 9TH – PARISH HALL
We will be sponsoring a blood drive for the Red Cross on Saturday, October 9th in the Parish Hall between 9am and 2pm. Click here to schedule an appointment.

+ YOUTH CONFIRMATION CLASS
Those who have expressed an interest in Confirmation classes should have received a follow up email from Fr. James regarding class schedules. If you signed up but did not receive the email, please contact the church office or Fr. James to get that information. If you haven’t signed up yet but are interested in joining us on this faith journey, let us know by filling out this google form. Classes begin September 21.

+ NEED FLOWERS? 
If you are in need of flowers for a special occasion or just a special someone, please consider taking your business to Bridgee Bee’s Floral Creations. They are our new florist for altar flowers and they have been doing an amazing job for us and they will for you as well!

+ MAY WE PRAY FOR YOU? 
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.

+ CHURCH SERVICE ATTENDANCE
We look forward to seeing you back at church if you feel comfortable there. Services will also continue to be livestreamed on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to hit the SUBSCRIBE button!

+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 Fr. James 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 holyapostlespa.org and click on the “Give” button on the top right hand corner of the webpage.

+CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Office hours for the week of August 29:
Tuesday – 8/31 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday – 9/1 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday – 9/3 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

Diocesan News

+ BLUE JEANS DRIVE

The deacons of the diocese are leading a blue jeans collection.  Blue jeans are durable and in need by those who are without shelter. They are asking  churches – and you – to collect what you can so they can be delivered to those with the most need.

Needed:

  • Clean, gently worn jeans.
  • Those jeans that are in the back of the closet that you will never wear again.
  • Brand new jeans, in your size. (It’s good to be generous.)

Churches and individuals can drop off at St. John’s Diocesan Center (Norristown); bring to The Philadelphia Cathedral on 10/23 before the diocesan convention begins; or contact archdeacon@diopa.org to make other arrangements.

If you wish, you may leave your donated blue jeans in a bag or box in the Admin office. Katie will be taking a trip out to the Norristown drop off location on Thursday, October 14.

Happy Birthday

The following folks have birthdays in the month of September

3rd      John Day
4th      Eleanor (Nora) Stambaugh

If your birthday, or the birthday of another parishioner is missing, please notify the Parish Office at holyapostlespa@gmail.com

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

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