Acts of the Apostles – 11/14/2021

Week of November 14, 2021

This Sunday

25th Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 28

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
Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm 16
Hebrews 10:11-25
Mark 13:1-8

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

Sunday, November 14, 2021

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

25th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 28
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Sunday, November 21, 2021

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

Last Sunday after Pentecost, Feast of Christ the King, Proper 29
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Eve Service
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 on 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
Don’t miss the continuing sermon series – seven weeks of lessons from the Epistle to the Hebrews. This is the seventh and last week of the mini-series. 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.


Thanksgiving Treats:
We are looking for additional volunteers to assist with providing festive holiday treats and coffee to Project Share on Wednesday, 11/24. If you can help, please contact Cassie. Baked goods need to be received no later than Sunday, November 21.

If you 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!

Please plan to drop off your donations at the church between now 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
**newly requested item: travel covers for toothbrushes 


For November:
We will be assisting St Mary’s Episcopal Church of Ardmore with their Food Pantry needs. We will be collecting grocery gift cards from Giant, Acme or Trader Joe’s in the amount of $10 or $25 and specific items for the food pantry that are always needed. Please note specified sizes and remember to check expiration dates:

  • Canned beans (baked, pork &beans, black, etc.)
  • Cold Cereals (normal sized boxes)
  • Granola/breakfast bars
  • Peanut butter (15 – 17oz jars)
  • Jelly/jam (12 – 18oz jars)
  • Spaghetti sauce (24oz jar or can)
  • Hearty soups (Progresso or Campbell’s chunky)
  • Canned meals (chili, beef stew, chef Boyardee) (16 – 20oz cans)
  • Canned tuna and chicken (5oz cans)
  • Canned fruit (15 – 20oz cans or cups)
  • Applesauce (23oz jars or 6-count cups)
  • Mac & cheese (6-8oz boxes)
  • Pudding cups (4oz cups)
  • Microwave popcorn (snack size)

Gift cards can be mailed to the church or placed in the offering plate. If you’d like to write a check for $25 grocery gift cards for JT Wertz to fulfill with Giant, please:

  • Make check payable to CHA
  • Write “St Mary’s” in the memo
  • Leave the check in the offering plate or mail to the church

Pantry items can be left in the designated pew in the back of the church. Or call Cassie or the church office if you need to arrange a pickup.


We have two special projects we are working on over the next month or so with the mission: 

Darby Police Book Read & Give Away – Darby police officers will be reading to the children in the after school program. The two books selected are Brothers of the Knight by Debbie Allen and Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. The officers will read the books to the children and then hand out copies for the kids to keep. We will be ordering the needed books from a local retailer. 

Period products – We will be providing needed feminine hygiene products for girls in the after school program. To best serve the need, we will be making bulk orders of the necessary items.

To contribute to either or both of these projects, you can make a directed donation. Please make your check payable to the church and in the memo write: Outreach – Books or Outreach – Period

+ It’s Stewardship Season!
Please remember to return your pledge card by November 21st. You can mail it to the office (a stamped, addressed envelope was included in the November newsletter) or drop it in the offering plate – or use Online form in Realm.

Look for this year’s stewardship letter in the November newsletter or on our website. If you have mislaid your pledge card you can find one:
1. In your November newsletter along with a return envelope.
2. In the narthex of the church building. Come to church and grab one!
3. Online here

If you have any questions about any of this, contact Fr. James. Thank you for your faithfulness!

The Advent Wreath Making Celebration on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 11:15 AM (following the 10AM service) is an event for all ages. Bring your friends and neighbors along to this joyful event kicking off the season of Advent! You are invited to make your wreath at the celebration or pick up supplies to make it at home. The event is free, but donations are accepted.

Use this linkto let us know you’re coming and how many wreaths you’ll be making so we can be sure to have enough supplies on hand.

This is a rain or shine event! If the weather cooperates, we will be setting up tables on the lawn. If inclement weather should come our way, we will move inside to the Parish Hall and request that you wear a mask while in the building.

Prayer Retreat

We will be holding a retreat for the Prayer Guild and anyone else who would like to join us on Saturday, December 11th from 9am-1pm. Our scheduled speaker is Treva McLaughlin who will be sharing with us about different aspects of prayer. The day will start with Morning Prayer and will have time for silent reflection as well as sharing and response time. Our time together will conclude with a celebration of the Eucharist, followed by lunch. For more information or to let us know you’ll be attending, please contact the church office.

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. 

Beginning this Sunday, November 14th, at the 10AM service, the offering plate will be relocated to the back of the pews. Please add your offering as you find your seat. The plate will then be carried forward at the Offertory by the usher. 

Realm is a secure, private system to which access is granted by invitation only.  If you have not yet received your invitation, please contact the church office and let us know the best email address to use 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.

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 November 14:
Tuesday – 11/16 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 11/17 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 11/19 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

Advent reflections from the Holy Land with the Very Rev. Richard Sewell, Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem. Richard will draw on his deep knowledge of the holy sites and the realities of the current situation in Israel and Palestine to offer spiritual food for our journey through Advent. Using scripture and powerful photographs, he will offer glimpses of hope for challenging times rooted in the reality of ‘the light which shines in the darkness’. Register here

NOTE: This is a two-part series at noon on Thursday, November 18 and December 16. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

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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