Acts of the Apostles – 10/03/201

Week of October 3, 2021

This Sunday

19th Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 22

9AM Family Eucharist on the Lawn
10AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Masks are required in the church building
Watch the broadcast on our YouTube channel
Service Material can be found on our website

Scripture readings
Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 8
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16


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

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Family Service on the Lawn
Holy Eucharist 9AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

19th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 22
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Family Service on the Lawn
Holy Eucharist 9AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

20th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 23
Celebrating the Feast of St Faith

Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Pet Blessings on the Lawn
Blessings, Snacks and Fellowship! 4PM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, officiant


Morning Prayer – Mon, Tue, Wed and Thurs at 9:15AM
Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer is a beautiful service and is very ancient. The Daily Office is simply a cycle of prayer services that are prayed at set hours of the day. If you cannot join us in person, you can pray Morning Prayer at home. The service begins on p. 75 in the BCP.

Confirmation Class -Tuesday at 6:30PM
If you’re part of the Confirmation & Dragons class, remember we’re meeting this Tuesday evening, outside the church, under a pavilion, near the Kitchen door.

Zoom Compline is heldevery 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. You will be prompted 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”

Sermon Series on Hebrews

Starting this Sunday, our lectionary offers us seven weeks of lessons from the Epistle to the Hebrews. Each week of this series, Fr. James’ sermon will delve into this enigmatic and fascinating book of Scripture. Don’t miss it! 

Outreach – Up Next


Food Pantry Collection for October:
This month we’re looking for pasta sauce, whatever type your family likes best. Unfortunately we can’t accept homemade sauce, but any store-bought variety is welcome. Please bring your donations to church no later than Tuesday, October 19th, so they can be delivered on time for distribution on the 20th.


Pop-Up Closet for Project Share
We are collecting new sweat pants and t-shirts in medium and extra large adult sizes. They have also requested Men’s belts. If this is something you can help with, please leave your donations marked “Project Share” in the Narthex closet.


At 9AM each Sunday through November, as weather allows, we are holding a 25-minute service at on the lawn geared towards families with children. If you are not comfortable worshipping inside the church building at this time, you are welcome to join us. 

We are looking for hosts for the outdoor coffee hour – to pick up the coffee and assist at the coffee table from 9:25-9:55 each Sunday through October and early November. If you can help on one or more Sundays, please sign up here. If you have questions, contact Katie at the office: or 610-642-6617

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.

We look forward to seeing you back at church if you feel comfortable there. Masks are required in the church building. 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.

Office hours for the week of October 3:
Monday – 10/4 – 10:00am – 3:00pm 
Tuesday – 10/5 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 10/6 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 10/7 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

Diocesan News


Do you know someone with a low-skill, low-paying job—someone who is motivated to get something better? The MindSet program at Episcopal Community Services may be just the experience they need.

If you know of people in your community, your church, or your neighborhood who could use this kind of transformative assistance, please pass along our invitation. If you have people who work for your church or organization who really need something better…but can’t make that move without specialized coaching, please share this invitation with them.

Learn more about MindSet here. We are currently accepting applications for the January 2022 cohort.

Thank you! With your help we can give hope and a bright future to people who feel stuck or trapped. Jesus noticed pain and suffering in the faces around him, and brought healing and joy with the touch of his hands. We can do that, too, if we open our eyes to those around us.

Yours faithfully,
The Rev. David R. Anderson, Chaplain + Chief Communications Officer 

You are invited to join us at our annual Forum on Justice & Opportunity beginning on Monday, October 18, 2021. The Forum will consist of five virtual noon-hour sessions through October 22, 2021, featuring columnist and author Charles Blow and other dynamic speakers. There will also be a special session on faith-based advocacy and organizing on Thursday October 21, 2021, at 4 p.m. featuring activist and Executive Director of POWER Interfaith, the Rev. Dwayne Royster. The event is free this year but requires registration . As always, attendees are welcome to provide a donation should they choose. If you have any questions before the event, please do not hesitate to reach out to Ken Anderson, Assistant Director of Advocacy and Inclusion at Episcopal Community Services of Philadelphia. 

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. They are accepting clean, gently worn jeans or even brand new jeans. 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 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 October:

1st      Garrett Delevan
          Michael McCracken
7th      David Lees
          Bishop Daniel Gutiérrez
9th      Rosemary Hughes
15th    Dolores Williams
18th    Linda Hunter
30th    Jean Gentile

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

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

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