Acts of the Apostles – 03/27/2022

Week of March 27, 2022


THIS SUNDAY
4th Sunday in Lent

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 I in the Church
As of Friday, 3/25/22, Montgomery County’s
positive test rate for COVID is 3.2% therefore
masks are optional in the church building
Join us in person or watch the broadcast on our YouTube channel
Service material can be found on our website

Scripture readings for the 4th Sunday in Lent
Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

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

Monday, March 28, 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.
  • 7:00 PM – Finance Committee Meeting, Memorial Room Judi Kraft – Accounting Warden and Finance Chair
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 3:30 PM – Check out facebook.com/holyapostlespa 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 30, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 7:00 PM – Quest for the Holy Grail: The Well-Traveled Road, practical in-person walk through in the Sanctuary
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Friday, April 1, 2022

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Sunday, April 3, 2022 – 5th Sunday in Lent

  • 9 AM – Family Service on the Lawn, Holy Eucharist – Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10 AM – Choral Service in the Church, Holy Eucharist, Rite I with Prayers of Spiritual Communion Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 11:30 AM – Sunday Brunch Classical Music Concert featuring Michael Poll (guitar) and Emi Ferguson (flute) – Donations support the Darby Mission and Michael’s non-profit music education programs
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom. Click here to join

LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES

A plan is underway for the construction of two Little Free Libraries – one to be placed on the church property and the other at the Darby Mission House. The one on our property will be available to the whole neighborhood, and from time to time we will remove some of the children’s books and deliver them to the Darby location for their use. The construction will be undertaken by Wyatt Delevan and some of his fellow scouts.

DARBY MISSION

Food Giveaways

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.

Summer Camp Supplies

We are collecting Gimp! You know, that plastic material also known as lanyard string that you used at camp to make bracelets. It comes in all sorts of bright colors and we’re collecting it for summer camp projects.

Backpack Refresh

We are collecting pens, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, glue sticks and notebooks to replenish student backpacks. If you can help, please drop off your items no later than Sunday, April 17!

PROJECT SHARE

Lunches

We are looking for lunch makers for Monday or Tuesday for the week of April 11 and April 18. As you know, you can volunteer to help out with all, or any part, of the lunch process: main dish, sweet treat or coffee. See Cassie to off your assistance!

Our current drives:

  • Corks – we are collecting these for craft projects at Project Share and the Darby summer camps to build bird houses
  • Ponchos – now that we’re into Spring and heading for April showers and summer rains, we’re looking for 20-25 adult-sized ponchos for the clients of Project Share.

+ 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: A practical, in-person walk-thru of the whys and hows of the Common Cup.

  • The first walk-through opportunity is scheduled for this Wednesday, March 30. Please meet in the sanctuary at 7:00 pm.
  • The second walk-through opportunity is scheduled for Sunday, April 10, following the 10AM service.

+ 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.

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

+ APRIL NEWSLETTER MAILING
If you would like to help prepare the April newsletter mailing, meet us in the Memorial Room on Monday, March 28th at 10:30AM for folding, stuffing, stamping and laughter.

+ 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.

+ ALTAR FLOWERS SCHEDULE OPENING
We have an opening on the altar flowers schedule for Sunday, June 26. The cost for sponsoring flowers is $45. If you would like to fill this spot for just 2022, or commit to the date for ongoing years, please contact Patty Wertz

+ VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS
We want to make volunteering at Church of the Holy Apostles as easy as possible. We have created a place to find all our volunteer openings in one place: https://tinyurl.com/chasignupgenius

There you can sign up for regular service areas such as Altar Guild, Chalice Bearer/Acolyte, Coffee Hour, Fellowship Events, Greeters, Livestream, Outreach Events, and Readers/Intercessors. Just choose the tab for the ministry of your choice. Click on over and check it out! Some pages are still being set up with all their slots, so check back often.

+ 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

+ SUNDAY BRUNCH CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT
Join us on Sunday, April 3 at 11:30am for a concert featuring Michael Poll, classical guitarist, & Emi Ferguson, flutist and Julliard professor. The concert is free but donations are strongly encouraged. Donations will be split between CHA Outreach initiatives and Michael’s non-profit for music education.

Help spread the word! Flyers for this 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.

+ VOCAL CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT
Make plans for your afternoon on Sunday, April 10 at 1PM to enjoy a presentation 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. Donations will be taken to support CHA Outreach initiatives.

+ 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.

+ 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 27:
Tuesday – 3/29 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 3/30 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 4/1 – 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.

+ EVENSONG FOR PEACE
This Sunday, March 27, at 5 pm, 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.

Come alive with Jesus! The diocese is organizing a series of revivals this year. The first one is at Church of the Good Samaritan – 6-8 p.m. on both 5/20 and 5/21. Come and see!

+ 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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