Acts of the Apostles – 05/22/2022

Week of May 22, 2022

6th Sunday of Easter
Rogation Sunday

9AM Family Eucharist on the Lawn
Join us on the lawn under the tent or
Listen on 92.3fm on your car radio in our parking lot

10AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Church
At this time, masks are required for singers and
strongly encouraged for everyone
inside the church
Join us in person or watch the broadcast on our YouTube channel
Service material can be found on our website

Scripture readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9-15
Psalm 67
Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
John 5:1-9

Masking is always recommended if you have recently been exposed to or infected with COVID,
or you’ve been told by a health professional to wear a mask based on your personal risk factors

Sunday, May 22, 2022 – 6th Sunday of Easter – Rogation Sunday

  • 9:00 AM – Family Service on the Lawn, Holy Eucharist – Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10:00 AM – Choral Service in the Church, Holy Eucharist Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestreamRev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Monday, May 23, 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.
  • 10:30 AM – Book Sorting & LabelingMemorial Room
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022 – Feast of the Ascension

  • 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 – Holy Eucharist, Rite 2- in person & livestreamRev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Friday, May 27, 2022

  • 10:30 AM – Newsletter mailing prep & Leaflet foldingMemorial Room
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Sunday, May 29, 2022 – 7th Sunday of Easter

  • 9:00 AM – Family Service on the Lawn, Holy Eucharist – Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10:00 AM – Choral Service in the Church, Holy Eucharist Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestreamRev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join


May Food Donations

Many thanks for your breakfast cereal donations! On Wednesday, we dropped off 88 boxes of cereal to help the Darby Mission provide food to 128 persons. Stay tuned for our target item for June!

Cassie also delivered 2 additional boxes of school supplies for summer activities including a good supply of colored pencils and gimp.


We are providing weekly lunches to Project Share during the month of May. Lunches are prepped for delivery on Monday or Tuesday of each week.

We are still looking for help with lunch prep for May 29. For the Memorial Day holiday we’re going with a picnic theme and the delivery will be on Sunday, May 29 as the center is closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. We are still looking for

  • sides – cole slaw
  • condiments
  • coffee sponsor

If you can help with any of the prep for this date, please sign up on the Outreach SignUpGenius page or talk to Cassie!

For more information, catch up with Cassie at Coffee Hour, or reach her via email:; or text: 610-608-5440

We were blessed to celebrate the baptism of Samuel Bellis last Sunday. Many thanks to John and Lauren for allowing us to share in this wonderful service as we welcomed Samuel into the family of God.

Come alive with Jesus!
Church of the Good Samaritan
212 W Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA 19301
6-8 p.m. on both Friday 5/20 and Saturday 5/21

You can come for one or both days and stay for as long as you care to.
Children are most welcome!

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, May 21st starting at 9 AM as we take down, clean, and reassemble the meeting tent. Many hands make light work, so please plan to pitch in! Come when you can, stay as long as you’re able. We should be done before noon. Coffee and snacks provided as enticements!

BOOK SORTING & LABELING – Join us in the Memorial Room on Monday, May 23 at 10:30am to sort and label children’s books for our giveaway at Overbrook Park Community Day (June 11). No previous experience required, just a willingness to help! Questions? Contact Cassie or Katie

If you would like to help prepare the June newsletter mailing, meet us in the Memorial Room on Friday, May 26th at 10:30AM for folding, stuffing, stamping and laughter. And while we’re there, we’ll add to the fun and prepare the Sunday leaflets as well!

On Saturday, June 11, from 11am to 3pm we will be hosting a table at the Overbrook Park Community Day to meet our neighbors! Assistance is needed for setup on the morning of the event, breakdown after the event ends, and friendly faces to staff the table in 1-hour increments. We will be offering Apostle’s Cup coffee, coffee mugs, children’s books and reusable grocery bags. If you can help in any way, please sign up on our volunteer page under the OPCD tab, or contact Katie in the office: 610-642-6617 or

We are looking to collect reusable grocery bags to be distributed from our booth at the Overbrook Park Community Day on June 11 to assist with the new ban on plastic bags. If you would like to contribute to this cause, please bring in reusable bags by Thursday, June 9. Contact Cassie or Katie with any questions.

The principal kinds of prayer are adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation, intercession, and petition. (BCP p.856)
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 and on our website. To add your prayer needs to the list, you can contact Fr. James, Nancy Haas, or use the form on our website.

Visit our SignUpGenius page to volunteer up for:

  • Overbrook Park Community Day – Friendly faces needed to meet our neighbors in Overbrook Park
  • Chalice Bearer/Acolyte – contact Fr. James if you would like to join this team
  • Coffee Hour Jobs – download the PDF linked on the signup page to see the job descriptions
  • Greeters – make folks feel welcome as they arrive for services
  • Livestream Team – help make services available to those who can’t come to church, training available
  • Outreach Events – check back regularly, Cassie always has a new project/event
  • Readers/Intercessors – lend your voice to our weekly services

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.

The CHA coffee mug is here –
get yours this week!
Now you can enjoy your delicious Apostle’s Cup coffee in your very own Church of the Holy Apostles coffee mug! Get one for just $6. Bags of coffee and mugs available at coffee hour or contact the office.
Click here to order Apostles Cup online from House Cup Coffee

Office hours for the week of May 22:
Monday – 5/23 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday – 5/24 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 5/27 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

You can read the Bishop’s letter on the DioPA website here

My Siblings in Christ –

As the diocese convened our Loving Presence training on Saturday – a diocesan initiative to empower and equip churches to combat racism – we learned about the ten people killed in a New York supermarket. Let there be no argument: this vile and horrific attack that killed ten beloved children of God was because of racial hate. Hate.

I always offer prayer as the first step to all of those disheartened by inaction to prevent these tragedies. Not the only step, but the first one.

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, of which I am a co-convener, has a simple prayer that I share with you here. The website is a resource for action, prayers and our ministry.

We follow Jesus Christ and are called to walk in His light. In contrast, it is easy to conform to the world’s ways. We cannot conform to the world. We are called to enter into the incarnational pain of the world in the same way our Savior entered into our pain. As Christians, we carry the name of Christ; and we are expected to give everything. Once again, this is our cross, and we must carry it. Entering into the pain of racism and violence is the cross with our names written upon it.

It would be easy to lose hope. I believe in the goodness of humanity. We start with prayer, and we trust that Christ is with us, and then we change our lives. The first step is to change how we treat and view one another. There is no “other.”

Every moment of the day, we have the choice of how we encounter our siblings in the world. We must choose community over division, listening over argument, understanding over attacks, light over darkness, peace over violence, and love over hate—one person at a time, one loving act at a time.

Finally, if you want to get involved now, the diocese has two powerful groups that work on the issues of gun violence and racism. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Canon Toneh Smyth,

Let us pray for our siblings who died in Buffalo, their families and all those who are affected by violence on a daily basis. I hold all of you in prayer and let us go and change the world in his name.

The Rt. Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez
XVI Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

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

The following folks have birthdays in May:

01 – Eric Haas
01 – Jennifer Lees
02 – Nathanael Russell
04 – Gregory Smith
10 – Porter Forker
12 – Dan Dugan
14 – Toni Meiers
18 – John Klumpp
24 – Joann Borie
26 – Joe Zorc

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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