Acts of the Apostles – 10/31/2021

Week of October 31, 2021

This Sunday

23rd Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 26

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
Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Psalm 119:1-8
Hebrews 9:11-14
Mark 12:28-34

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

Sunday, October 31, 2021

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

23rd Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 26
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

All Souls Day, Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
Requiem Eucharist with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 6:30PM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Sunday, November 7, 2021

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

24nd Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 27
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
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
REMINDER: This Tuesday, November 2, we will be gathering at 6:15 to take part in the All Souls Day Requiem Eucharist and then will hold the rest of our class following the service.

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.
This is week five. 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.


Brown Bag Lunches
We will again be providing lunches one day per week through November. We are still looking for:

  • Baking volunteers are needed to provided home-made treats for the lunches throughout the month, especially Thanksgiving week.

If you can assist with this project of have any questions on how you can help, please contact Cassie!
Phone/text: 610-608-5440
Or see her at the coffee table on Sunday morning!

This year we will be providing filled bags in time for Advent – the season of preparation. Twenty canvas bags have already been obtained but we are also looking for 5-10 adult backpacks for our friends at Project Share who do not have a permanent dwelling.

Please plan to drop off your donations 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
Hand wipes


For November:
The Mission has a source for Thanksgiving food donations, so we will pick up this project again in December. Instead, for November we will be assisting St Mary’s Episcopal Church of Ardmore with their Food Pantry needs. Please see the November newsletter – coming to your mailbox the week of 11/1 – for more details on this project.

+ It’s Stewardship Season!
Look for this year’s stewardship letter in the November newsletter.

You can find a pledge card in three places:
1. In the November newsletter along with a return envelope.
2. In the narthex of the church building.  Come to church and grab one!
3. Online here:

We are collecting pledges until November 21st.  For questions about any of this, contact Fr. James. Thank you for your faithfulness!

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 31:
Monday – 11/1 – 10:00am – 3:00pm 
Tuesday – 11/2 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 11/3 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 11/5 – 9:00am – 12:00pm


Thank you to all who participated in this year’s hybrid diocesan convention. For a full recap of those elected to positions in the diocese click here. You can view some of the presentations that were shared here

The following folks have birthdays in the month of November:

3rd      Julia Zorc
          Sarah Zorc
9th      RJ Gallagher
21st    Pat Smyth
          Rick Gallagher
23rd    Thomas Mustered
26th    Mary Swain
28th    Marilyn Freeman
30th    Thomas Swain

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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