Acts of the Apostles – 02/20/2022

Week of February 20, 2022


THIS SUNDAY
7th Sunday after the Epiphany

9AM Morning Prayer 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 Morning Prayer, Rite II in the Church
As of Friday, 2/18, Montgomery County’s positive test rate for COVID is 7.2%
therefore 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 7th Sunday after the Epiphany
Genesis 45:3-11, 15
Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42
1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50
Luke 6:27-38

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

  • 9AM – Family Service on the Lawn, Morning Prayer Toni Meiers, Officiant
  • 10AM – Choral Service in the Church, Morning Prayer, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion Toni Meiers, Officiant
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom. Click here 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

Monday, February 21, 2022 – President’s Day

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church. If you cannot join us in person, you can pray Morning Prayer at home. The service begins on p. 75 in the BCP.
  • 10AM-2PM – The Great Book Sort of 2022. Meet in the Parish Hall. See announcements for details.
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom. Click here to join

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 6:30 PM – Confirmation & Dragons will not be meeting this week as Fr. James is on vacation
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom. Click here to join

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Thursday, February 24, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 11:00 AM – Bible Study via Zoom. We are studying the Epistle of James. New folks are always welcome. No previous experience required.
    Click here to join
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom. Click here to join

Friday, February 25, 2022

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Sunday, February 27, 2022 – Last Sunday after the Epiphany

  • 9AM – Family Service on the Lawn, Holy Eucharist – Rev. James R. Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10AM – Choral Service in the Church, Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion Rev. James R. Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 11:30AM – Vestry Meeting
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom. Click here to join

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.

DARBY MISSION

Job well done! We delivered 104 cans of soup for the February 16 Food Pantry. And an additional 42 cans of soup were delivered to Project Share! Thank you for your generosity!

PROJECT SHARE

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.

+ FR. JAMES’ VACATION
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.

+ THE GREAT BOOK SORT OF 2022
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!


IF YOU HAVE A KEY TO THE CHURCH, PLEASE MAKE SURE CHURCH DOORS ARE LOCKED
AND THAT THEY FULLY SHUT BEHIND YOU. THANKS!


+ APOSTLE’S CUP COFFEE
Bags of Apostle’s Cup coffee continue to be available for purchase on Sundays and from the church office during regular office hours. 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 bags as donations for use at the Darby Mission meals or for Project Share.

+ COFFEE HOUR RETURNING!
We are reinstating our outdoor coffee hour beginning Sunday, February 20th with 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)

+ MARCH NEWSLETTER

  • If you have a contribution for the March newsletter, please submit it to the office no later than Friday, February 25th at noon.
  • If you would like to help prepare the March newsletter mailing, meet us in the Memorial Room on Monday, February 28th at 10:30 AM for folding, stuffing, stamping and laughter.

+ MASKS IN CHURCH BUILDING
While our Vestry has determined that the requirement for wearing a mask during indoor church services will be based on the Montgomery County positive test rate falling below 7.0%, masks must continue to be worn in the building whenever Little Friends Daycare is in session. Thank you for your understanding and care for the young children in our midst.

+ 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.

Cassie asks that we offer prayers of comfort for her home aid, Helen, and her family as they lost their mom, Minerva, last week. They are members at St Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall.

+ CHURCH SERVICE ATTENDANCE
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 7% and above. Services will also continue to be livestreamed on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to click the Subscribe button so you never miss a posting.

+ 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 February 20:
Tuesday – 2/22 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 2/23 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 2/25 – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Email is monitored daily

+ 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.

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

+ 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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