Acts of the Apostles – 07/24/2022

Week of July 24, 2022

Proper 12
7th Sunday after Pentecost

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
Join us in person or watch the broadcast on our YouTube channel
Service material can be found on our website

Due to the predicted high temperatures this weekend, the 10am service
will be held in the air-conditioned comfort of the Parish Hall

Scripture readings for Proper 12
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138
Colossians 2:6-19
Luke 11:1-13

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, July 24, 2022 – Proper 12, 7th Sunday after Pentecost

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

Monday, July 25, 2022 – Feast of St James, Apostle

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 6:30 PM – 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

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Thursday, July 28, 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
  • 1:00 PM – Newsletter folding & mailing – Memorial Room
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Friday, July 29, 2022

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022 – Proper 13, 8th Sunday after Pentecost

  • 9:00 AM – Family Service on the Lawn, Holy Eucharist – Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10:00 AM – 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


July Food Giveaway:
This month we provided: 86 boxes of Pop Tarts and other breakfast bars; 2 cans of condensed milk, 2 boxes of Jell-o; and 5 jars of spaghetti sauce. Thanks for your generosity which helped provide food for 164 people this month!

Birthday Blessing Boxes:
We’ve had a wonderful response to the Birthday Blessing Boxes. Thanks again to Suzanne Lees for letting us know about this great idea! We hope to provide 5 kits per month along with our food item of the month. If you haven’t heard of this – you can view the original TikTok posting that explains it all.

Essentially, the idea is to provide an all-in-one kit so that a child might have a birthday cake who would otherwise go without on their special day. Each kit should include: cake mix, cake frosting, lemon-lime soda (replaces the eggs and oil), candles, sprinkles, a card, and all placed in a single-use baking pan.

Summer Camp:
Thank you to the person or persons who made a generous donation to the summer camp program! A check for $400 was delivered to Rev. Doris just in time to insure that they would be able to continue to feed the children at camp for the final week. It was a timely blessing and all involved are most grateful!

We will be providing weekly lunches of tomato pies, cold drinks and snacks. We will gratefully accept your monetary donations towards defraying these costs. You can place a check in the offering plate, mail a check to the church, or donate online using the GIVE button on our home page. On your check write: Outreach/Project Share in the memo line. If giving online, scroll down and add Outreach/Project Share to the memo field provided. Thank you for your generosity!

Catch up with Cassie at Coffee Hour
or reach her via email:; or text: 610-608-5440

Due to the predicted high temperatures this weekend, the 10AM service this week will again be held in the air-conditioned comfort of the Parish Hall. If you can come a few minutes early to help set up chairs, or stay a few minutes after to put them away your assistance would be greatly appreciated. The post-service coffee hour will be held in the Parish Hall as well.


The garden is flourishing and beautiful. It is amazing how much this little plot of land will produce this summer. A few photos – Two of the garden, including the herb wall. Wyatt with the very first harvest. One of the produce drawer that is now overflowing! Still mostly cucumbers, peppers looking good and the heirloom tomatoes are green and doing well.

With any project one encounters barriers. One variety of tomato is combating bottom rot. And now we must ask for some dedicated volunteers as the garden has come up against a literal barrier – that is the chain link fence in the back of the photo. It is no longer possible to maintain and water the garden from the empty lot behind the house. The project would benefit from two or three volunteers who would have a key to the mission house and could visit the garden site once a week for the next 6-8 weeks.

Doris is there every Thursday and Wyatt will continue to go at least once a week as well. Rainy days can be skipped!

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Wyatt Delevan at for more details so we can present Doris with a plan to continue to care for the harvest.

Thank you for the on-going support!

If you would like to help prepare the August newsletter mailing, meet us in the Memorial Room on Thursday, July 28th at 1:00pm for folding, stuffing, stamping and laughter. Our regular team consists of Pat Dyer, Pat Smyth and Patty Wertz – but folks with names not derived from “Patricia” are welcome as well!

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.

  • Drew Meiers has shared that his mom, Dorothy, has been diagnosed with acute leukemia and he is now making end of life arrangements for her. Please remember the family in your daily prayers as they navigate this difficult time.
  • Please pray for Rev. Doris who is experiencing increased pain in her hip which makes getting around difficult. This is a chronic issue but has flared up over the last few weeks, making the use of a cane a requirement.

James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to one another and pray for one another,
so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

Remember to pick up your supplies of Apostles’ Cup and/or CHA coffee mug from the table under the tent on Sundays! You can also stop by the office during office hours to select what you need. Apostles’ Cup coffee can also be purchased direct from House Cup Coffee. All proceeds from coffee sales go to support the programs of the Darby Mission.

Visit our SignUpGenius page to volunteer up for:

  • 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.

Office hours for the week of July 24:
Monday – 7/25 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday – 7/26 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 7/29 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

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

The following folks have birthdays in July:

03 – Linda Day, Suzanne Lees, Barbara Peck
05 – Cassie Woestman
06 – Ellen Houck
07 – Kerry Costello
09 – Andrew Meiers
10 – Annette Smith
14 – Maureen Costello, Pamela Costello, Vic Haas
17 – Sarai Colon Aquino
18 – Cliff Davis
26 – Anne Castimore
31 – Adrienne Hillis

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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