Acts of the Apostles – 02/13/2022

Week of February 13, 2022

6th Sunday after the Epiphany
Celebrating the Feast of Blessed Absalom Jones

9AM Family Eucharist on the Lawn
Join us on the lawn under the tent with heaters 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 the Feast of Blessed Absalom Jones
Isaiah 42:5–9
Psalm 126
Ephesians 4:1-6
John 15:12-15

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

Sunday, February 13, 2022 – 6th Sunday after the Epiphany
Feast of Blessed Absalom Jones

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

Feast of Blessed Absalom Jones
Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
The Rev. James Stambaugh, celebrant & preacher

Sunday, February 20, 2022 – 7th Sunday after the Epiphany

Family Service on the Lawn
Morning Prayer, 9AM
Toni Meiers, Officiant

7th Sunday after the Epiphany
Morning Prayer, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion 10AM
Toni Meiers, Officiant


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, under the tent on the lawn with HEATERS!!

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:
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 are studying the Epistle of James. New folks are always welcome. 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”

Our Current Drives:

  • Apostle’s Cup Coffee – purchase for yourself or to donate to Project Share. $4 of every purchase goes directly to the Darby Mission to fund their various projects
  • Socks – socks, boots and gently used winter coats are being collected for the folks at Project Share
  • Soup – cans of hearty/chunky soups for the Darby Mission Food Pantry on February 16 and for the Project Share lunch program.
  • Corks – we are collecting these for craft projects at Project Share and the Darby summer camps to build bird houses
  • Girl Scout Cookies – sure it’s hard to part with them, but if you’re willing, we’ll take your donated cookies to Project Share to add to the other lunch goodies we’re supplying.


The Darby Rec Center has reopened for food distribution only. 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.

Food Pantry – Wednesday February 16

Please plan to bring your soup donations in this week. Cans collected after the Darby deadline will be donated to the Project Share lunch program. So far we have received 57 cans of hearty soups!

  • Any brand is fine – just make it the hearty type, please
  • Flip tops are strongly preferred as they remove the need for a can opener
  • You can leave your cans in the back pews, or in the CAN-estoga wagon that will be by the tent this Sunday.


Lunches for March 2022

We have volunteers for lunches for every week in March. Thank you!!

Wondering what it takes to help with the Project Share lunch program? Be sure to check out the Outreach page of the February newsletter for a detailed rundown of what’s required and the many options available to you.

Our next lunches are planned for May.

Also, we will always accept donations of Apostle’s Cup coffee, Girl Scout cookies and soup to keep the center stocked up with comfort treats.

Warm clothing; KN/N95 masks

We have expanded our collection efforts to include new warm socks and boots in addition to gently used coats. The coats can be for adult men or women, larger sizes and waterproof 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 (610-642-6617) to arrange for pickup.

James will be traveling to New Mexico from 2/17 through 2/22. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact the church office via phone (610-642-6617) or email and Katie will put you in touch with with a priest who can assist you.

As many of you know, our friend and parishioner Bob House passed away on January 15th of this year. On Saturday, April 23rd at 10am Fr. James will be offering a service for the Burial of the Dead and his remains will be interred in our columbarium.

Join us in the Parish Hall on Monday, February 21st (President’s Day) between10am and 2pm. We’ll be sorting books that have been donated to Park Lane Elementary and the Darby Borough Library. Books need to be sorted into appropriate reading levels, and we’ll be adding stickers to the books identifying them as gifts from Church of the Holy Apostles. As always, many hands make light work. We hope to see you there for all or any part of that time frame you can spare!

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 ( on Sunday afternoons for a posting of Fr. James’ object lesson – always an uplifting learning experience.

Bags of Apostle’s Cup coffee will continue to be available for purchase. 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.

We are awaiting final word from Bishop Daniel on updated COVID protocols, but at this time it appears that we will be able to reinstate coffee hour beginning Sunday, February 20th! Preparations are being made to reinstate this outdoor time of fellowship with the provision of Apostle’s Cup coffee (regular and decaf), hot water for tea and hot chocolate, and some delightful sweets.

With the return of coffee hour, we will also be needing volunteers to clean up after the 10AM service. This includes taking items back into the kitchen and cleaning the serving carafes and generally making sure the kitchen is tidied for the Daycare folks and that all is ready for the following week’s coffee hour. This will be an ongoing need. If you would like to help coordinate these efforts, please contact Katie – 610-642-6617 (office) or 484-269-2170 (cell)

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: 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!!


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.

Please add Cassie & Tim’s nephew, Ryan Cassidy, to your prayer lists for Saturdays. He is recovering from surgery. Prayers are also requested for Jon Stivers (Ginny’s son) who is dealing with some health issues. Thank you for your prayers for Lydia, Dave & Felicity Buschenfeldt. Felicity’s surgery went well and she is expected to make a full recovery.

We look forward to seeing you back at church if you feel comfortable there. Masks will continue to be required in the church building when the active infection rate in Montgomery County is 5% and above. 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 February 13:
Tuesday – 2/15 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 2/16 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 2/18 – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Email is monitored daily

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.

“Waiting Patiently”
Each Thursday the Bishop is offering a 60-second Bible reflection and challenge on the Diocesan Instagram page – episcopalpa. Follow and be inspired!

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

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

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