Acts of the Apostles – 08/14/2022

Week of August 14, 2022

Proper 15
10th 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 15
Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82
Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Luke 12:49-56

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 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

Monday, August 15, 2022 – Feast of St Mary, the Virgin

  • 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, August 16, 2022

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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

Thursday, August 18, 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 19, 2022

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022 – Proper 16, 11th Sunday after Pentecost

  • 9:30 AM – COMBINED Service of Holy Eucharist Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestreamRev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 11:30 AM – Vestry Meeting Memorial Room
  • 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.

Thank you for your contributions so far. As of this writing, we have collected:

  • Cereal: 40 boxes, a nice variety
  • Peanut Butter: 31 jars
  • Jelly: 20 jars (the squeezable containers are great!)
  • Cake kits: 6 (4 in need of pans); which is plenty for one month
  • PopTarts: 1

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 and what we’ve collected so far:

  • 25 backpacks – we have 8 so far
  • 25 boxes crayons (24 per pack) – we have 14 boxes so far
  • 25 boxes ‘Colors of the World’ crayons (24 per pack) – we have 11 boxes so far
  • 25 boxes markers (8-10 per pack) – we have 7 boxes so far
  • 25 boxes #2 pencils (12 per pack) – we have 10 boxes so far
  • 50 1-subject spiral notebooks or marbled composition books – we have 15 composition books and 27 spiral notebooks so far (total = 42)
  • 50 glue sticks – we have 40 sticks so far, plus 4 giant sized ones

That’s a great start! We are farthest behind on our backpacks at this point. If you can help with that particular item, that would be great! 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


Throughout the month of August we are 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!

Beginning the week of September 11 we will be providing lunches of grilled cheese sandwiches, apples, sweet treats and coffee every other Tuesday. To sign up for all or any part of lunch provision for a given week, talk to Cassie, or sign up here.


HUGE thanks to those of you who assisted in the procurement of 25 ponchos for Project Share clients. We were able to gather what was needed and deliver them prior to the deluges of the past week. We are grateful for your generosity and God’s perfect timing in all things.

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

We hope to see you at our service of Holy Eucharist in celebration of the Feast of St Mary, the Virgin THIS 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.

Have something you’d like to contribute to the September Newsletter – an article, poem, announcement, “Where in the World” photo with your CHA magnet, etc.? Please send your submission to the office no later than Tuesday, August 23 for inclusion in this month’s edition of The Apostle.

If you would like to help prepare the September newsletter mailing, please meet us in the Memorial Room on Thursday, August 25th at 1:00pm for folding, stuffing, stamping and laughter. As a special treat this month, after completing the newsletter mailing duties, you can choose to stick around and help fold the Sunday leaflets for the next few weeks that will have been prepared in advance so that Katie can enjoy her pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a clear conscience!

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

“…while we, for our part, will devote ourselves to prayer and to serving the word.” Acts 6:4

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 remember the Delevan and Meiers families in your prayers. Meg’s dad passed away unexpectedly on August 4. Drew’s mom passed away on August 7.

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 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 – Dates and slots have been added for Project Share lunches through the fall.
  • Readers/Intercessors – lend your voice to our weekly services. Openings for September still exist. Please help if you can!

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 14:
Monday – 8/15 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday – 8/16 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 8/19 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

One of the most requested items from people in need is clean, fresh, new underwear. Really, why should anyone be without? Recognizing this need, along with the fact that many are too shy to ask, the DIOPA deacons will be organizing the Boxers, Bloomers and Briefs Drive, as our annual Diocesan Convention outreach program.

Here is how to help:

  • Purchase a pack or two of underwear in your size, style, and gender. Then, do so for your spouse. Maybe even buy some in the size of your children, or your Uncle, or even Grandma. This should provide a rich diversity for distribution to clothing closets around the diocese.
  • Contact your local deacon about collection points near you, or write to
  • If you are coming to the Convention on 10/21-10/22 at The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, we will also have a collection point there.

With your help, we collected well over two thousand pairs of blue jeans last year. We believe, with your continued support, we can collect ten thousand pairs of boxers, bloomers, and briefs. Let’s really show our live and generosity for others, and provide a bit of dignity to those who need it the most.

Questions? Contact:

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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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