Acts of the Apostles – 03/06/2022

Week of March 6, 2022

1st Sunday in Lent

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, 3/4/22, Montgomery County’s
positive test rate for COVID is 5.0% therefore
masks are optional in the church building

Watch the broadcast on our YouTube channel
Service Material can be found on our website

Scripture readings for the 1st Sunday in Lent
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
Romans 10:8b-13
Luke 4:1-13

Sunday, March 6, 2022 – 1st Sunday in Lent

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

Monday, March 7, 2022

  • 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.
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

  • Check out for Lenten resources
  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 6:30 PM – Confirmation & Dragons meets under the tent on the lawn
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • Afternoon – Videos for our Lenten Study “Quest for the Holy Grail: The Mystic Path” will be posted this afternoon on Facebook and on our website.
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Friday, March 11, 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022

  • The Parish Hall, kitchen and hallway floors are being cleaned today. Please steer clear of those areas. Be sure to wear your sunglasses on Sunday so you are not blinded by their post-cleaning brilliance.
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Sunday, March 13, 2022 – 1st Sunday in Lent

  • 9AM – Family Service on the Lawn, Holy Eucharist – Rev. James R. Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10AM – Choral Service in the Church, Holy Eucharist, Rite I with Prayers of Spiritual Communion Rev. James R. Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 11:15AM – The Mystic Path Discussion – in person following the 10AM service, meet under the tent!
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom. Click here to join


March 16th Food Giveaway Drive

Once again this month we are collecting pasta sauce – any brand or variety – for the Darby Food Giveaway. You can leave your donations in the back of the church, or in the Can-estoga wagon by the tent on Sundays – even though it’s jars and not cans! Deadline: Tuesday, March 15 for a timely delivery to the mission!


Our Current Drives:

  • Apostle’s Cup Coffee – after purchasing some for yourself you can donate an extra bag to Project Share. $4 of every purchase goes directly to the Darby Mission to fund their various projects. You can help two of our Outreach partners with one purchase!
  • Socks – socks, boots and gently used winter coats
  • Soup – cans of hearty/chunky soups for the 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. This is the last week to purchase Girl Scout Cookies for 2022. Don’t miss out! See announcement below for Emma Gallagher’s cookie link!

See James’ note in the March Newsletter (in your mailbox and also linked on our website at for complete details of this year’s study.

This Wednesday, March 9 – videos for the first part of our study – “The Mystic Path” – will be posted on Wednesday afternoon to our Facebook page ( and to our website (

Next Sunday, March 13 – the first discussion group for “The Mystic Path” will be held in person at the church after the 10AM service. So get your coffee and your sweet treat and stay a little longer. We plan to meet under the tent. Please view the videos prior to the discussion group meeting.

+ Lenten Resources
Remember to visit for links to online resources for study and reflection on the themes of Communion and the Blood of Christ. These resources will be gleaned from a variety of sources and viewpoints and with different audiences in mind, including children. New resources will be posted each Tuesday and Thursday in Lent.

As we return to more in-person gatherings, please be reminded of the following:

  • Please notify the office ( or 610-642-6617) of the date and time of your use of the room so it can be put on the church calendar.
  • If you are meeting when the daycare is in session (7am-6pm weekdays) you must wear a mask and a Church Member or Visitor badge while you are in the building hallways. Badges can be obtained from the church office upon arrival.
  • During daycare hours, please enter and leave the building by the main office doors only. If you need access via the kitchen door for mobility issues, please contact the office upon arrival and you can be escorted in.
  • Please straighten the room before leaving, being sure to turn off all lights and lock the door behind you.

Thank you for your consideration and understanding!

Bags of Apostle’s Cup coffee continue to be available for purchase on Sundays and from the church office during regular church 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.

Join us between the 9AM and 10AM services, or after the 10AM service for some coffee, donuts and fellowship time out on the lawn. Assistance with the cleanup process afterwards is greatly appreciated.

Donuts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate are provided by us, but if you would like to bring a sweet treat to share, please feel free to do so!

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.

Emma Gallagher is selling Girl Scout cookies again this year for Troop 7031!
$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!!

On Saturday, March 12, the floors of the Parish Hall, the kitchen, and the main hallways will be getting a thorough cleaning and so will be off-limits to all traffic. Thank you for your cooperation and thanks to the Property committee for taking good care of our facility.

Episcopal Relief & Development is collecting funds to provide humanitarian assistance to those fleeing the violence in Ukraine. Your gift will help provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed assistance to refugees from Ukraine, as well as others affected by disasters, emergencies and humanitarian crises around the world.
Donate here

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.

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.

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 March 6:
Tuesday – 3/8 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 3/9 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 3/11 – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Email is monitored daily

March 26 and 27, 2022, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM at Episcopal Mission Center on St. Luke’s campus, 5421 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 This is a FREE event open to youth 13 and older. Click here to register!

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.

Read a short missive from Bishop Daniel as we begin the holy season of Lent.

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 March:

2 – Nancy Haas
3 – Christine Arenson
5 – Preslee Gallagher, Tim Woestman
6 – Mackey Vroome
13 – Lydia Buschenfeldt
17 – Peter Cavanaugh
18 – Rory Byrne-Dugan
26 – Edmund Stambaugh
28 – Christine Vroome, Jenny Mustered
31 – Alex Dupre

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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