Acts of the Apostles – 03/20/2022

Week of March 20, 2022


THIS SUNDAY
3rd 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, 3/18/22, Montgomery County’s
positive test rate for COVID is 3.2% 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 3rd Sunday in Lent
Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 63:1-8
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9

Sunday, March 20, 2022 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

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

Monday, March 21, 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 22, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 10:00 AM – Parish Discernment Group – Memorial Room
  • 3:30 PM – Check out HolyApostlesPA.org/Quest for Lenten resources
  • 6:35 PM – Confirmation & Dragons meets under the tent on the lawn
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 11:00 AM – Bible Study via Zoom. We are studying the Gospel of John. New folks are always welcome. No previous experience required. Click here to join
  • 3:00 PM – Check out HolyApostlesPA.org/Quest for Lenten resources
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Friday, March 25, 2022 – Feast of the Annunciation

  • 12:15 PM – Feast of the Annunciation, Holy Eucharist, Rite II Rev. James R. Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Sunday, March 27, 2022 – 4th Sunday in Lent

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

DARBY MISSION

Food Giveaways

  • March success! On March 16 we delivered 61 jars of pasta sauce, 20 cans of soup and 1 can of tuna to the Darby Mission.
  • For the April Giveaway we are collecting peanut butter, mustard and mayonnaise. These are for families, so we’re looking to avoid the industrial size containers. For peanut butter, think 16 oz jars; for mustard, 10-12 oz. and for mayonnaise 15-20 oz. You get the idea. The giveaway date for April has been moved up a week, to April 13 so that distribution can be made prior to Easter. So we ask that you please get your donations in no later than Tuesday, April 12.

PROJECT SHARE

Lunches

This week’s lunch preparation for Project Share brought to you by Teamwork! Patty Wertz is supplying the main course, Judy Jervis is covering dessert, and CHA Outreach will supply the beverages and cups. We do have an opening for a donation of a bag of Apostle’s Cup this week, if you feel so moved.

Our Current Drives:

  • Corks – we are collecting these for craft projects at Project Share and the Darby summer camps to build bird houses

+ LENTEN STUDY 2022 – QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL
See James’ note in the March Newsletter (in your mailbox and also linked on our website at HolyApostlesPA.org/quest) for complete details of this year’s study.

Part 2: The Well-Traveled Road

  • The walk-through opportunity for “The Well-Traveled Road” that was scheduled for Sunday, March 27, has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 10, and will be held in person in the sanctuary following the 10AM Palm Sunday service.
  • The walk-through opportunity scheduled for next Wednesday, March 30, will take place as planned. Please meet in person in the sanctuary at 7:00 pm.

+ LENTEN RESOURCES
Visit HolyApostlesPA.org/Quest 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.

+ FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION
Schedule change: Please note that the Holy Eucharist service scheduled for Friday, March 25, will now be celebrated at 12:15pm. This will be an in-person service only and will not be available via livestream.

+ FURNITURE DONATIONS FOR THE GODLY PLAYROOM
Are you thinking of Spring cleaning and want to repurpose some children’s furniture? Please consider a donation to CHA for the Godly Playroom. As we prepare for returning to a full Sunday School program and nursery care, it is the perfect opportunity to refresh the Godly Playroom. We are looking for the items noted below, in good condition. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Peter Patton at pmpatton307@gmail.com or Linda Day at lindambday@gmail.com.

Thank you,
The CHA Education and Good News Committees

+ FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
The next meeting of the Finance Committee is scheduled for Monday, March 28 @ 7pm in the Memorial Room. All are welcome to attend. Judi Kraft, Accounting Warden and Finance Chair

+ EASTER MEMORIAL FLOWERS
Easter is quickly approaching. It will be a glorious time of rejoicing, remembrance, and thanksgiving. This is true because we believe that those whom we love and see no longer will one day live again through the power and the light of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is what we celebrate at Easter.

To put earthly beauty in the service of our heavenly faith in Jesus, it is our custom at Holy Apostles to remember our deceased friends and family members with a beautiful array of Easter flowers. If you would like to participate in this custom, please send, or hand deliver the names of the deceased loved ones you would like to remember to the church office along with a donation. The suggested donation is $10.00 per name, but please do give only as you are able and so moved.

To participate:

  • You can send a check along with a list of those to be remembered to the church: 1020 Remington Rd, Wynnewood PA 19096
  • You can use the Give button on our website to make an electronic donation. The “To” list includes an option for Flower Memorials. If you choose this option, please email your list of those to be remembered to Patty Wertz (psw17@comcast.net ) or to the church office (holyapostlespa@gmail.com)

Deadline: Please have your requests to us no later than April 11.


+ WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE CHA CREST?    
Share the Good News! – CHA members, families and friends are on the move locally, across the United States and around the world.  On your vacation, take a picture to share with us whether you’re traveling the world or just going up the coast.  Be sure to include the CHA crest magnet in the picture and add a caption.  We’ll publish your photos in the Acts of Apostles or CHA monthly newsletter.  We want to celebrate your joy of adventure, discovery and connection with people, and the moments that moved you wherever you go. 

CHA crest magnets can be found in the Narthex, so be sure to pick one up when you come to church and keep it with you.   Pictures can be sent to holyapostlespa@gmail.com .  Can’t wait to see where you travel in PA and beyond!  Remember no matter how far you travel, you always have a place to belong at Holy Apostles.

+ 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 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.

+ AID FOR UKRAINE
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

Help spread the word! Flyers for the concert will be available on the Coffee Hour table. Please take some and hang them up around the local neighborhoods in your daily travels. And “share” the announcements on Facebook when they appear on the church’s FB page.

Join us on Sunday, April 10 at 1PM in the sanctuary for a vocal concert of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin (The Fair Maid of the Mill) featuring Daveed Buzaglo, Tenor and Nara Avetisyan, Pianist. This is a free concert.

+ APRIL NEWSLETTER
If you have a contribution for the April newsletter, please submit it to the office no later than Friday, March 25th at noon.

If you would like to help prepare the April newsletter mailing, meet us in the Memorial Room on Monday, March 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.

Marilyn Freeman asks for prayers for Ken Krominus who is recovering from a fall last week that resulted in several broken ribs.

+ 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 March 20:
Tuesday – 3/22 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 3/23 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 3/25 – 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.

+ BOWLING WITH THE BISHOP
Youth Ministry’s annual fun event with Bishop Gutiérrez. Bowling, pizza, and fun with the Bishop. This FREE event will be held Sat, Apr 30, 2022, 11:00 AM. Click here to register.

On 3/27 at 5 p.m., join in an Evensong For Peace. Prayers for peace in our world and our hearts. Hosted by St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Whitemarsh, music will include that of Herbert Howells, Gerre Hancock, and Johannes Brahms with space for quiet prayer and contemplation.

+ 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 March:

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 holyapostlespa@gmail.com

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

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