Acts of the Apostles – 07/31/2022

Week of July 31, 2022

Proper 13
8th 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

Scripture readings for Proper 13
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23
Psalm 49:1-11
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21

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 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

Monday, August 1, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Thursday, August 4, 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, August 5, 2022

Saturday, August 6, 2022 – Feast of the Transfiguration

  • 9:00 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

Sunday, August 7, 2022 – Proper 14, 9th 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


Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Breakfast Cereal
Deadline: August 16th

Peanut butter is hard to find on the grocery shelves these days, which is one of the reasons we’re being asked to help provide it this month. And jelly is just a necessary go-with, right? We’ve conquered the breakfast cereal challenge plenty of times. There are no specific flavor requests this time but past favorites have been Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Flakes, and Life.

The number of folks benefitting from the monthly Darby Mission Food Giveaway is growing from a previous average of 150/month to over 160 in July. So every bit we can contribute helps our neighbors in Darby.

Once again in 2022 we would like to help provide the children at Park Lane Elementary School with some of the supplies they’ll need to successfully complete the coming school year. If you can help with this supply drive, we kindly ask that you bring your donations to the church no later than Sunday, August 21. This will allow us ample time to inventory what we’ve received and put out a special call for those items still in need – and get the backpacks filled and delivered in time for the start of the school year.

When providing supplies, it is most helpful for crayons, markers and pencils to be in smaller quantity boxes as noted below for inclusion in the backpacks. Larger packages and any extra items collected will be provided to teachers for their distribution throughout the year.

Here are our goals:

* 25 backpacks
* 25 boxes crayons (24 per pack)
* 25 boxes ‘Colors of the World’ crayons (24 per pack)
* 25 boxes markers (8-10 per pack)
* 25 boxes #2 pencils (12 per pack)
* 50 1-subject spiral notebooks or marbled composition books
* 50 glue sticks

As the children are of elementary age – including kindergarten – some smaller backpacks will be needed.

Items may be dropped off in the back pews of the church or near the CAN-estoga wagon. If you are buying online you can choose to ship items to the church. Please mark the package as Attention: Outreach. Thank you!

Project Share – August Lunches

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!

Reach out to Cassie about Outreach:
Email:; or call/text: 610-608-5440

Coffee hour will be on hiatus from August 7 through September 4.

On Sunday, August 18th, we will be holding one service at 9:30AM. We are looking forward to get everyone together at one time and place to celebrate our unity and the Holy Eucharist. Please plan to join us in person if you are able. This is also a great opportunity to invite someone to church! The service will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend.

“Prayer should not be regarded as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.” E.M. Bounds

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.

Prayer – it’s not just words, it’s a lifestyle

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
  • 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 31:
Monday – 8/1 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday – 8/2 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 8/5 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

My siblings in Christ,

I am in London representing our diocese at Lambeth. Lambeth is the gathering of Bishops every 10 years from across the Anglican Communion called together by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The purpose of Lambeth is deep theological discussions, study, prayer and community. To build and strengthen the Body of Christ.

As you know, the Communion is important to me and I am actively involved in Communion work. I have seen how together in the name of Jesus Christ we can address and counter the pain of poverty, hunger, violence, inequality and all the “isms” that plague our world.

I was taken aback when this past week we received information stating that we would vote on 10 Lambeth “calls” or resolutions. The Episcopal Bishops did not know we would be voting on any matters. This was to be a time of unity and relationship building.

The 10 Lambeth calls have been drafted by participants from throughout the Communion and address climate change, evangelism, and various topics of importance to the church. The call which has caused me great trouble is one entitled “human dignity.” My heart, head and faith do not allow me to support section iii in human dignity which is a reaffirmation of Lambeth’s 1998 resolution 1.10 that upholds “faithfulness in marriage between a man and a woman in life long union,” and requires deeper work to uphold the dignity and witness of LGBTQ Anglicans.

I am not a prophet, but I have a heart and love from the depth of my soul. My faith cannot support this “call.” There is no space in our church, faith or life for marginalizing or negating anyone based on their race, skin color, gender or by who they love. Love comes from God and is blessed by God. This statement divides the Body of Christ. There are no differences at the foot of the Cross.

It is my hope that I can demonstrate through my actions and presence that disagreement does not mean division or destruction. Already hearts are moving and adjustments are being made. We must show the world a better way. A way that reflects the love of Jesus Christ.

Let us hold one another deep in prayer.

The Rt. Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez
XVI Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
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You can follow Bishop Gutiérrez on Facebook or Instagram
to find additional updates about his experiences at the Lambeth Conference

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

The following folks have birthdays in August:

01 – Kathy Byrne
05 – Chloe Forker
09 – Katherine Powers, Natalie Wherry
11 – Roy Withrow
14 – Michael Zorc
15 – Wyatt Delevan
16 – Valle Brokes
17 – Patty Wertz
18 – Paul Hughes
27 – Matt Dupre
28 – Michelle Gallagher

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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