Acts of the Apostles – 12/05/2021

Week of December 5, 2021

This Sunday

2nd Sunday of Advent

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
Baruch 5:1-9
Canticle 16
Philippians 1:3-11
Luke 3:1-6

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

Sunday, December 5, 2021

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

2nd Sunday of Advent
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Sunday, December 12, 2021

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

3rd Sunday of Advent
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
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 with HEATERS!!

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”


Join us in person or on our livestream for the10AM service this Sunday as Fr. James asks God’s blessing on the Advent bags and their contents, and for those who will be receiving your generous gifts. 

Fr. James, Cassie Woestman, Rev. Doris Rajagopal and Marc Dent of House Cup

December Project
Something a little different for December this year – we are looking to collect games for the after school program at Darby Mission. We are looking for 17 games, a total of 5 of each type:
Connect 4
Hi Ho Cherry-O
Chutes & Ladders
Contact Cassie with any questions you may have!

Ongoing Projects
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 time! If you have not yet signed up for your part in this year’s pre-recorded Christmas Pageant, please do so THIS WEEK! Pre-recorded means you can record your part at home at your own convenience. Costumes are available for loan at the church. Please contact Michelle Gallagher or Joe Zorc for more info for to sign up! 

  • Thank you to all who have submitted your 2022 pledge cards.  We are continuing to receive these important commitments as we look to develop our programmatic and financial planning for 2022. So far we have received pledges from 27 households totaling $126,414. Total pledging for 2021 was from 42 households for $131,970.
  • Thanks also to those who have remained current with their 2021 pledge payments and a gentle reminder to those who may be running behind.  Your gifts to the church are truly a blessing, and we rely on them to continue our work to honor God and our neighbors.
  • Are you interested in learning more about the financial functions of the church?  We are looking for additional members to serve on the Finance Committee and/or the Vestry.  All members of the parish are welcome to “raise their hand” to serve the church in these important roles.  A background in finance or accounting is particularly helpful, although definitely not required.  Please feel free to contact Judi Kraft (Accounting Warden) at if you have interest, questions, or ideas.

We need 1-2 more members for our Tech team who handle the livestreaming for our in-church services, and also provide support for our outdoor services. Training provided. Contact Jean Gentile or Joe Zorc for more information or to volunteer your services. If you know of a local high school or college student who might be interested in this kind of opportunity, please contact us!

2022 Church Calendars are now available on the narthex table. If you are unable to get to the church and would like to have a calendar, please contact Katie (610-642-6617) and she’ll arrange to get one out to 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 December 5:
Tuesday – 12/7 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 12/8 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 12/10 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday, December 11, 5-9 PM at The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia. Food, photo booths, and dancing will make this a night to remember. Come dressed to impress! RSVP to

The following folks have birthdays in the month of December:

3rd      Patricia Mattoon
7th      Beth Johnson
           Victoria Henderson
12th     Connie Cunningham
16th    Robert Mattoon
23rd    Peter Patton
25th    Shaun Digel

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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