Acts of the Apostles – 08/07/2022

Week of August 7, 2022

Proper 14
9th 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 14
Genesis 15:1-6
Psalm 33:12-22
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Luke 12:32-40

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, 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

Monday, August 8, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 7:30 PM – Vocal Motive Rehearsal – Sanctuary
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 12:00 PM – Prayer Guild Meeting – Memorial Room
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Thursday, August 11, 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 12, 2022

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Sunday, August 14, 2022 – Proper 15, 10th 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

Due to the predicted high temperatures this weekend, the 10AM service this week will 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.

In June of 2021 Church of the Holy Apostles established a Prayer Guild, a small but dedicated group which exists to “facilitate intercessory prayer for this parish, our wider community, partners, diocese, and world. It seeks to bolster the life of prayer in our parish, seeking ways that we can learn and deepen our faith individually and corporately. “

Each person in the guild has committed to a length of time they are comfortable with, from a few months up to a full year. The specific commitments are:

  • praying the parish prayer list every single day
  • receiving the sacrament of Eucharist on a regular basis
  • participating in other guild activities as we are able.

We will be holding a recommitment service during a Sunday service in September to renew our pledges and we welcome you to join us. We ask that you prayerfully consider whether this is a commitment you are willing to make to yourself, the church and your community. Please contact Fr. James or Nancy Haas if you have questions or are interested in joining the guild. You may also choose to attend our next meeting this Wednesday, August 10 at noon in the Memorial Room to get more information.

Make plans now to attend a service of Holy Eucharist in celebration of the Feast of St Mary, the Virgin on Monday, August 15 at 6:30pm. If you cannot attend in person, you can view the service via our livestream.

On Sunday, August 21st, we will be holding one service at 9:30AM under the tent. We are looking forward to getting 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.

The first Little Free Library (hereafter LFL) was built in 2009 by the late Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin.[1] Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, they have begun popping up just about everywhere. And now, Church of the Holy Apostles will be jumping in on that trend. Our LFL will have books and a container for doggie treats, and we hope to add a flyer box for brochures with information about CHA and/or upcoming events

However, our LFL will have a specific purpose as a tool for evangelism. To this end we will be carefully curating the books in it. The first step is to have a ready stash of the books we are looking to distribute: bibles – in English, Spanish, Chinese, German and Korean; copies of Being Christian by Rowan Williams; prayer books; and other selections.

The cost of the LFL structure itself has already been covered by directed donation. If you would like to contribute to this Good News project, here are some ways you can help:

  • we are asking for monetary donations of any amount to defray the cost of the books. Please write Little Free Library in the memo section of your check. We would like to provide new books whenever possible although gently used items may be considered.
  • we will need volunteers who can help curate what is in the LFL on a regular basis – organize the library, pull out unwanted items, check inventory for what needs to be replenished, etc.
  • if you have books you feel may be appropriate to our cause that you are willing to part with, you can speak to Fr. James

[1] Little Free Library, Wikipedia

Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, is hosting a one-day retreat at their Rosemont Community Retreat House on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Women of all ages are welcome to come for a time of relaxation and renewal to rest in our God’s love and forgiveness through Jesus. The cost is $50 and includes a light morning snack, lunch, and a parting gift. Questions? Contact Chris Wittrock, Parish Administrator
Click here to register

“Prayer can never be in excess.”Charles Spurgeon

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.

  • Please pray for the Delevan family. Meg’s dad passed away unexpectedly this week.

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 August 7:
Monday – 8/8 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday – 8/9 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 8/12 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

Deadly flooding and fires in southern and western parts of the US are displacing thousands and creating a financial burden on the most vulnerable. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with church and local partners to provide help where it’s needed the most. Your swift response and compassionate gift to the Episcopal Relief & Development Disaster Fund will provide supplies to help communities in Kentucky, Virginia, Missouri, California and other places make a full and sustained recovery. Visit to make a contribution today.

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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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