Acts of the Apostles – 04/03/2022

Week of April 3, 2022

5th 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, 4/1/22, Montgomery County’s
positive test rate for COVID is ___% therefore
masks are ________ 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 5th Sunday in Lent
Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126
Philippians 3:4b-14
John 12:1-8

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

Monday, April 4, 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.
  • 6:30 PM – Worship Committee Meeting via Zoom, Toni Meiers – chair Click here to join
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 6:35 PM – Confirmation & Dragons meets under the tent on the lawn
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Thursday, April 7, 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
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Friday, April 8, 2022

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Sunday, April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday; Sunday of the Passion

  • 8:30 AM – SPECIAL START TIME – 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 – Quest for the Holy Grail: The Well-Traveled Road, practical in-person walk through in the Sanctuary
  • 1:00 PM – Vocal Music Concert of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin featuring Daveed Buzaglow (tenor) and Nara Avetisyan(piano) – Donations support the Darby Mission
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Holy Week Preview

  • Wednesday, April 13
    • Morning Prayer @ 9:15am – in person
    • Tenebrae Service @ 6:30pm – in person & livestream
  • Thursday, April 14
    • Morning Prayer @ 9:15am – in person
    • Maundy Thursday Service @ 6:30pm – in person & livestream
    • Altar of Repose Vigil 8pm to 9am – Sign up here
  • Friday, April 15
    • Morning Prayer @ 9:15am – in person
    • Noontime Prayers & Meditations @ 12pm – in person & livestream
    • Good Friday Liturgy @ 6:30pm – in person & livestream
  • Saturday, April 16
    • Holy Saturday Liturgy @ 9:15am – in person & livestream
    • The Great Vigil of Easter @ 8:00pm – INCLUDES THE USE OF INCENSE – in person & livestream
  • Sunday, April 17
    • Easter Family Eucharist @ 8:30am – SPECIAL START TIME – on the lawn, under the tent
    • Egg Hunt & Coffee Hour @ 9:30am – on the lawn
    • Easter Festival Eucharist @ 10:00am – in person & livestream
    • Easter Reception @ 11:15am – Parish Hall


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!



For our pre- and post-Easter lunches for Project Share, we will be preparing snack bags of Easter candy for the sweet treats! If you’d like to contribute to the candy pile, please drop off your donations no later than Sunday, April 10.

If you’d like to help put the candy snack bags together, join us in the Memorial Room on Monday, April 11 – see Leaflet Folding notice below.

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.

Part 2: The Well-Traveled Road
: A practical, in-person walk-thru of the whys and hows of the Common Cup. If you missed our meeting last Wednesday, please plan to join us following the 10AM service on Sunday, April 10.

Feedback on the Wednesday 3/30 session:
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but am so glad that I attended last night’s Holy Grail meeting. I gained a greater understanding of the meaning behind the various parts of the Eucharistic service. Also, what was particularly poignant was the reminder, that amidst our diversity, all of us are united together and with God at the Eucharist.

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.

From The Episcopal Church: Glossary of Terms:
The “altar of repose” is an altar other than the main altar of the parish upon which the consecrated bread and wine from the Maundy Thursday eucharist are reserved for communion on Good Friday. The altar of repose may be in a chapel or a room away from the church. It is usually decorated with candles and flowers. Members of the congregation may participate in a watch or vigil at the altar of repose from the conclusion of the Maundy Thursday service until the beginning of the Good Friday service.

This year our altar of repose will be set up in the prayer closet off of the narthex. Vigil will be kept from 8PM on Maundy Thursday following the evening service, until 9AM on Good Friday. Following the vigil, we will be holding Morning Prayer on Good Friday at 9:15AM. If you would like to take part in the vigil tradition, you can sign up for one or more one-hour sessions using our new CHA SignUpGenius page.

Go to – – and choose your time slot(s).If you have questions or need assistance in signing up for your vigil slot, please contact Katie Gentile – – 610-642-6617

If you’ve been meaning to order your Easter Memorial flowers for the altar, now is the time. 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 ( ) or to the church office (

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

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

If you would like to help with the organizing and folding of leaflets for the eight services of Holy Week, join us in the Memorial Room on Monday, April 11th at 10:30AM. Once that job is done, we will be working on filling the Easter treat snack bags for the Project Share lunches. Come when you can, stay as long as you’re able!

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:

There you can sign up for regular service areas such as 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. Questions? Click on the email link at the top of any signup page to contact the coordinator for that area of service.

In the wise (and slightly paraphrased) words of Mildred Howard: “Coffee Hour is a major undertaking, however this effort contributes to our community being “a place to belong.” If everyone takes a Sunday to host Coffee Hour, this contribution of your time and handiwork will lighten the load.”

We are looking for your help with our 2022 version of Coffee Hour. We need folks who are willing to help with any of the following roles: Setup (8:30-9), Donut Courier (drop off by 9A), Host (for post 10AM service) and Cleanup (after all the fun).

For more information on any of these roles, please contact our Coffee Hour Coordinator, Judy Jervis – 610-896-8363To sign up, talk to Judy or go to our CHA SignUpGenius page, and click on the Coffee Hour tab.

Spring is here and we need your talents! The church calendar is filling up and it is a busy time at Holy Apostles. As a result, we are asking for volunteer greeters to fill in the Spring schedule. Being a greeter is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your fellow parishioners and both welcome and engage new visitors.

Want to know more about the duties of a greeter or how to sign up on the greeter schedule? We can walk you through the easy steps and set you up for success. This is a very meaningful, important and social ministry which supports our members and visitors.

For more information, contact Linda Day, Good News Committee Chair – 610-290-2860.

To sign up, talk to Linda or go to our CHA SignUpGenius page, and click on the Greeters tab.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John & Linda Day invite you to guess where they are in their travels!
Remember to pick up your own Holy Apostles magnet from the narthex or coffee hour table and take it wherever you find yourself.
Be sure to share your photos with us!

Office hours for the week of April 3:
Tuesday – 4/5 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 4/6 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 4/8 – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Email is monitored daily

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!
1-Minute Reflections
On Thursdays the Bishop is offering a 60-second Bible reflection and challenge on the Diocesan Instagram page – episcopalpa. Follow and be inspired!

The diocese is currently providing housing for unsheltered college students at two of its churches in Philadelphia through a partnership with Depaul USA. Our churches which serve these college students are in need of towels, bedsheets and small household appliances (toaster ovens, microwaves, pans, tools.) If you think you can help, please reach out to Brendan Sculley, .

Click here to receive the weekly newsletter from the diocese in your inbox.

The following folks have birthdays in April:

6 – Robbie Zorc
9 – Emma Gallagher
16 – Lisa Ferreri
17 – Drew Meiers
19 – Pat Dyer
26 – Judi Kraft
28 – James Stambaugh, Bryan Houck, Shawn Houck
29 – Jim Jervis

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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