Acts of the Apostles – 04/10/2022

Week of April 10, 2022

Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

8:30AM 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, 4/8/22, Montgomery County’s
positive test rate for COVID is 4.8% 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 Palm Sunday

The Liturgy of the Palms
Luke 19:28-40
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

The Liturgy of the Word
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 22:14-23:56

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
  • 10:00 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

Monday, April 11, 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, April 12, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 10:00 AM – Parish Discernment Group, Memorial Room
  • No Confirmation & Dragons class this week – see you on the 19th!
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Thursday, April 14, 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
  • 6:30 PM – Maundy Thursday Service in person & livestream
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join
  • 8:00 PM – Altar of Repose Vigil 8pm to 9amSign up here

Friday, April 15, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 12:00 PM – Noontime Prayers & Meditations in person & livestream
  • 6:30 PM – Good Friday Liturgy in person & livestream
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Saturday, April 16, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Holy Saturday Liturgy in person & livestream
  • 8:00 PM – The Great Vigil of EasterINCLUDES THE USE OF INCENSEin person & livestream
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Sunday, April 17, 2022 – Easter Day

  • 8:30 AM – SPECIAL START TIME – Family Service on the Lawn, Easter Family Eucharist – Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 9:30 AM – Egg Hunt & Coffee Hour on the lawn
  • 10:00 AM – Easter Festival Eucharist in person & livestreamRev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 11:15 AM – Easter Reception in the Parish Hall
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join


Food Giveaways

For the April Giveaway we are collecting peanut butter, mustard and mayonnaise. Please drop off your donations in no later than this 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

Easter Sunday, April 17, is the last day to drop off your pens, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, glue sticks and notebooks to replenish student backpacks.



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 help put the candy snack bags together, join us in the Memorial Room on Monday, April 11 – see Leaflet Folding announcement 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 this 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.

This Sunday, April 10 join us at 1PMto 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.

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. 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: Monday, April 11 —-

We heard from the folks at Little Friends Daycare today that they have moved to a “Masks Optional” stance for the children and teachers. This means that you are no longer required to wear a mask while in the building during Daycare hours. Please do continue to exercise reasonable caution and know that if infection rates continue to climb (currently at 4.5%), a mask requirement may be put back in place. Thank you so much for your cooperation through this difficult time. Your consideration has been greatly appreciated.

Reminder: Visitors to the building during Daycare hours will still need to pick up a Visitor or Church Member badge from the office. Thank you!

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. There are two opportunities to help out! Come when you can, stay as long as you’re able!

  • Monday, April 11th at 10:30AM. We will be folding leaflets for Tenebrae, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday Noonday Prayers & Meditations, Good Friday Liturgy and Saturday Liturgy. Once that job is done, we will be working on filling the Easter treat snack bags for the Project Share lunches.
  • Wednesday, April 13th at 10:30AM. We will be preparing the leaflets for the Great Vigil of Easter, Family Easter Eucharist, and Easter Festival Eucharist.

Introducing the CHA coffee mug!

Now you can enjoy your delicious Apostle’s Cup coffee in your very own Church of the Holy Apostles coffee mug! Get your own for just $6! Bags of coffee and mugs available at coffee hour. Click here to order Apostles Cup online from House Cup Coffee

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 service areas such as Chalice Bearer/Acolyte, Coffee Hour, Fellowship Events, Greeters, Livestream, Outreach Events, and Readers/Intercessors, or special volunteer opportunities such as the Altar of Repose. 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.

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 10:
Monday – 4/11 – 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday – 4/12 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 4/13 – 10:00am – 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!

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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