Acts of the Apostles – 10/17/2021

Week of October 17, 2021

This Sunday

21st Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 24

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
Isaiah 53:4-12
Psalm 91:9-16
Hebrews 5:1-10
Mark 10:35-45


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

Sunday, October 17, 2021

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

21st Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 24
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Sunday, October 24, 2021

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

22nd Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 25
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Thursday, October 28, 2021Feast of St Simon & St Jude, Apostles
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 6:30PM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher


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 onTuesday 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
Don’t miss the continuing sermon series – 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. Three opportunities to tune in: in-person 10AM Sunday, via livestream 10AM Sunday or catch up on missed weeks via the posted sermon video on our YouTube channel. Sermons are posted by noon each Monday.

Outreach – Up Next


Brown Bag Lunches
There are plenty of opportunities to help with this project to provide 18-20 nutritious lunches to the Project Share clients:

  • Volunteers are needed to make brown bag lunches for one day (Monday or Tuesday) for each week in November. Cold cuts are provided and delivered to you, completed lunches will be picked up on delivery day
  • Baking volunteers are needed to provided home-made treats for the lunches.
  • We are looking for ideas on how to provide hot lunches to our Project Share friends as they days of autumn turn colder.

If you can assist with this project of have ideas regarding hot lunch prep and deliver, please contact Cassie!
Phone/text: 610-608-5440
Or see her at the coffee table on Sunday morning!

This year we’d like to provide filled canvas bags in time for Advent – the season of preparation. The canvas bags have already been obtained but here is a list of the types of items we will be filling them with, so you can begin your collection efforts as you are able. We will ask you to begin dropping items off at the church—labeled as ADVENT BAG ITEMSbetween November 7 and November 21.
Items to collect:
Ponchos                                     Tissues—box or wrapped personal size)
Hand towels                               Cards from children
Small hand cream                      Toothpaste
Socks                                         Manual toothbrushes
Wash cloths                               Mouthwash (non-alcoholic only)
Disposable Razors                     Face masks
Gloves, Scarfs, Hats                  Books, Puzzles
Chapstick                                   Seasonal ornaments


Food Pantry Collection for October:
If you are holding on to your collected Pasta Sauce – please deliver it to the back pews of the church by Tuesday, October 19th, so they can be delivered on time for distribution on the 20th. We have collected 71 jars so far! THANK YOU for your continued generosity to the needs of those in our community.


Lyn DeSilets informed us of the passing of Kathy McKay, who died Oct 2nd. She and her husband, Daniel, were very active at CHA.  Dan was superintendent of the Sunday School when it was a busy place downstairs (approx. 1974 +) . The funeral service was held on Saturday, October 9, and interment was at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 Sate Rd, Drexel Hill. You can view her obituary here.

An All Souls Day Requiem Eucharist will be held on Tuesday, Nov 2 at 6:30PM
If you would like the name of a deceased loved one to be read aloud during the prayers please send names to by October 28th.

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. 

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 17:
Monday – 10/18 – 10:00am – 3:00pm 
Tuesday – 10/19 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 10/20 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 10/22 – 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 

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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