Acts of the Apostles – 01/30/2022

Week of January 30, 2022

This Sunday, January 30 @ 11:45am

The Annual Meeting is an important event in Parish life at Church of the Holy Apostles. This is your opportunity to:

  • learn about plans for the future
  • ask questions about the budget
  • meet your Vestry members
  • help shape the future of our parish in our neighborhood, our diocese and our world.

Please plan to join us this year on Zoom.

Visit our website to review and/or download 2021 reports and 2022 proposed budget.


THIS SUNDAY
4thSunday after the Epiphany

9AM Family Eucharist on the Lawn
Join us on the lawn under the tent or
Listen on 92.3fm on your car radio in our parking lot

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

Scripture readings for 4th Sunday after the Epiphany
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke 4:21-30

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

Sunday, January 30, 2022 – 4th Sunday after the Epiphany

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

4th Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Prayers of Spiritual Communion10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 – Candlemas

Joint service with Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont
1116 E. Lancaster Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Holy Eucharist, Rite I , 7PM
The Rev. Dr. Kyle Babin, celebrant
The Rev. James Stambaugh, preacher

WEEKDAYS

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
Confirmation & Dragons class resumes this Tuesday, January 4th. See you then!

Zoom Compline is held every 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/233415613?pwd=dTBDeUhrUUdSak9MS3RUaXdDSDhpUT09
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 Study is held every Thursday at 11AM
We have just begun a study of the Epistle of James. New folks are always welcome. No previous experience required.
Follow this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/788355291?pwd=R2FQRWltZ01LWG92WGtPSm54cXJSUT09
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”

Cork Collection

We have an idea for a craft project for both the Summer School program at the Darby Rec Center and the clients at Project Share! We’d like to collect as many bottle corks as we can to be used in the creation of birdhouses. So bring us your corks and we’ll stockpile them until we have enough!

DARBY MISSION

The Darby Rec Center has reopened for food distribution only, but there are no plans at this time to hold a Darby Dinner on February 1.The current plan is to restart Darby Dinners on March 1st. All are welcome to attend, even though we will not be hosting this particular dinner.

We hit our goals for neckties – thanks to all who have contributed! More shoelaces of any type would be most welcome.

Food Pantry – Wednesday February 16
Rev. Doris plans to hold a food giveaway on February 16. We would like to gather as many cans of hearty soups as we are able to contribute to the cause. When collecting PopTarts we broke 100 – let’s see if we can’t break that record!Any brand is fine – just make it the hearty type, pleaseFlip tops are strongly preferred as they remove the need for a can openerWe will be collecting on the back pews as usualDonations need to be received by Tuesday 2/15 to insure timely delivery

PROJECT SHARE

Lunches

We are covered for our lunch obligations for January. We’ll be looking for assistance again in the moth of March! Be sure to check out the February newsletter – arriving in your mailbox in the next few days – for a detailed rundown of what’s required to provide these lunches.

Gently Used Coats; new N95 Masks

Our Project Share coordinator, Kim, has let us know that they could make very good use of some gently used winter coats and a supply of good masks. The coats can be for adult men or women, larger sizes are best. We’ll be collecting them at the back of the church. If you can’t drop them by yourself, please contact Cassie (610-608-5440) or Katie (610-642-6670) to arrange for pickup.

+ FAMILY SERVICE ON THE LAWN
We know it’s been cold lately, and Covid has spoiled our donut party for the time being, but we would still love to have you join us for some time with Jesus on the lawn on Sundays at 9AM. The heaters do a great job keeping the tent area cozy. And if that cold is just too much, you can listen to the service on your car radio in our parking lot. Just tune to 92.3 on your FM dial and you can listen to the Word, hear Fr. James’ message, and even enjoy the coloring pages and crayons while you listen! If braving the cold is just too much, we understand. Know that you are missed and we look forward to welcoming you back! Do check out our Facebook page (facebook.com/holyapostlespa) on Sunday afternoons for a posting of Fr. James’ object lesson – always an uplifting learning experience.

+ CANDLEMAS
A Light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel
.
This year we will be celebrating Candlemas along with our friends at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont at their location at 1116 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 on Wednesday, February 2, beginning at 7pm. Please plan to attend and bring along any candles you’d like to have blessed. If you are unable to join us in person, you can watch the livestream. The link can be found on the Watch page of our website.


+ APOSTLE’S CUP
While we will not be holding coffee hour during this latest surge of Covid, we will continue to have bags of Apostle’s Cup coffee available for purchase between the 9AM and 10AM services. Bags are $15 each and $4 of every purchase goes directly to the Darby Mission to support their efforts in the community. In addition to purchasing coffee for your own use, you can purchase and designate bags for donation for use at the Darby Mission meals or for Project Share. You can also purchase Apostle’s Cup online directly from the House Cup website.

+ FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
If you would like to help prepare the February newsletter mailing, meet us in the Memorial Room on Tuesday, February 1st at 10:30 AM for folding, stuffing, stamping and laughter.

+ CHURCH KITCHEN PROJECT
The time has come to tackle the church kitchen! As we have not used it regularly due to COVID restrictions, things have become a bit disarrayed. Cassie Woestman, Judy Jervis and Katie Gentile will be tackling this project on Saturday, February 5 beginning at 9AM. The goal is to reorganize needed items, dispose of broken/unusable items and label the cabinets. If you would like to help, please mark your calendar for February 5 and plan to join us!

+ GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
Emma Gallagher is selling Girl Scout cookies again this year for Troop 7031!
$4 a box ($5 a bag for the Gluten Free) Emma will deliver to your home or can drop off cookies at church. Flavors this year are: Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Caramel Delights, Shortbreads, Lemonades, Toast Yays and Adventurefulls. Gluten Free are Caramel Chocolate Chip. The new cookie, Adventurefulls are a crispy chocolate brownie cookie with a salted caramel frosting and chocolate drizzle.

You can order directly from Emma through her personal link: www.tinyurl.com/emmagcookies or by texting Michelle at 610-659-2109. If ordering online, please remember to select Girl Delivery to avoid shipping charges! Emma and her troop thank you!!

+ MAY WE PRAY 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. JamesNancy Haas, or use the form on our website.

+ CHURCH SERVICE ATTENDANCE
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!

+ EUCHARISTIC VISITS
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.

+ GIVING
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 holyapostlespa.org and click on the “Give” button on the top right hand corner of the webpage.

+ CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Office hours for the week of January 30:
Tuesday – 2/1 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 2/2 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 2/4 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

+ CELEBRATING BELOVED ABSALOM JONES
A note from Bishop Daniel:

I want to invite you to a beautiful and profound event that speaks to our diocesan identity. On Saturday, February 12th and Sunday, February 13th our diocese will celebrate the feast of Blessed Absalom Jones.

The Rev. Absalom Jones was born into slavery and became the first Black priest ordained in The Episcopal Church – ordained right here in our diocese. This prophetic action testifies to the historic, revolutionary character of our diocese and has had a lasting impact on the entirety of The Episcopal Church.

Here are a few ways you can participate in February:

  • The service on 2/12 will be a virtual celebration that showcases music from across the diocese and outside of our region. You can register for the event here. The Rev. Dr. Mark Andrew Jefferson from Virginia Theological Seminary will preach at the service.
  • It is our prayer that a statue of blessed Absalom will be commissioned in the diocese. You can help us make this a reality by donating here.

It is my sincere hope that everyone in our diocese will attend this online service. Not only is it an opportunity to gather for worship; it is also a chance to deepen our understanding of this pioneer of racial justice and reaffirm our commitment to confronting and dismantling the sin of systemic racism.

In his Petition to the United States Congress in 1799, Jones wrote, “…the extending of justice and equity to all Classes would be a means of drawing down the blessing of Heaven upon this Land, for the Peace and Prosperity of which, and the real happiness of every member of the Community…”.

Please join me in commemorating this great and beloved son of our diocese.

+ FEMALE VETERAN MORAL INJURY HEALING CEREMONY
From The Rev. Canon Toneh Smyth:

We co-lead a female veteran moral injury program which includes a community healing ceremony where they share their military moral injury story as a part of their healing and reconciliation. This program combines psychological therapy (clinician from the Philly V.A.) and spirituality (our diocese). It began Spring of last year out of a response for a need for an all-female veteran group due to much of the moral injury stemming from sexual assault in the military.

This will be our 2nd ceremony. Community participation to hear the testimonies of these female veterans is important. Please share with your churches. Church presence is important as pastoral care is still more sought out for help before a therapist by veterans.

The ceremony will be held on 2.8.22 from 1600-1800. Training is not needed to attend….just your presence.

Please register on Eventbrite at:
https://female_veteran_community_healing_ceremony.eventbrite.com

Contact Canon Smyth for more information tsmyth@diopa.org.

+ PILGRIMAGE OF THE HOLY LAND
Join Bishop Gutiérrez from 8/27-9/6 on a pilgrimage of the Holy Land. You will pray your way through the holy sites of our faith and marvel at the present witness of our Episcopal sisters and brothers. Email the Rev. Canon Matthew Dayton-Welch, Canon for the Holy Land, for more details.

+ DIOCESE’S NEW LGBTQIA+ COMMITTEE INAUGURAL MEETING
On 2/8, queer members of the parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, and their allies, are invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the Diocese’s new LGBTQIA+ Committee. Details.

+ STAY UP TO DATE WITH ALL DIOCESAN NEWS
Click here to receive the weekly newsletter from the diocese in your inbox.

The following folks have birthdays in the month of February:

6th – Carter Grant
12th – Jamieson Henderson
14th – Samantha Hasapes
17th – Mike Johnson
19th – Jamison Grant; Annie Neff; Kiera Patton
23rd – Lyn DeSilets; Lucas Johnson
24th – Jeremiah Mustered
27th – Meg Delevan; Alice Vroome
28th – Braeden Wherry; Colin Vroome

If your birthday, or the birthday of another parishioner is missing, please notify the Parish Office at holyapostlespa@gmail.com

Our mailing address is:
1020 Remington Rd
Wynnewood, PA 19096-2326

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