Acts of the Apostles – 09/25/2022

Week of September 25, 2022

Proper 21
16th Sunday after Pentecost

9AM Family Eucharist on the Lawn
Join us on the lawn under the tent

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 21Amos 6:1a,4-7
Psalm 146
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31

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, September 25, 2022 – Proper 21, 16th Sunday after Pentecost

  • 9:00 AM – Family Service of Holy Eucharist on the Lawn – Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestream – Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 4:00 PM – Dedication of our Little Free Library and Pet Blessings Front lawn
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Monday, September 26, 2022

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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

Thursday, September 29, 2022 – Feast of St Michael and All Angels

  • 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
  • 6:00 PM – Choral Evensong, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Blessing of the First Responders- in person & livestreamChurch of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Friday, September 30, 2022

  • 10:30 AM – Newsletter Mailing – Memorial Room – NEW DATE & TIME
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022 – Proper 22, 17th Sunday after Pentecost

  • 9:00 AM – Family Service of Holy Eucharist and Sunday School Lesson on the Lawn – The Rev. Thomas J. Szczerba, Celebrant; Michelle Gallagher, Sunday School Leader
  • 10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestream – The Rev. Thomas J. Szczerba, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join


September Giveaway: Pasta Sauce
Thank you for your donations!
We collected 56 cans/bottles of pasta sauce and 15 celebration cake kits!
We helped provide food to 169 people!

For the October Food Giveaway we have been asked to provide:
Honey Nut Cheerios and PopTarts

We are also continuing to collect Celebration Cake Kits (or Birthday Blessing Boxes) Each kit should contain:

  • cake mix
  • cake frosting
  • lemon-lime soda (replaces eggs and oil)
  • candles
  • sprinkles
  • card
  • all placed in a single-use baking pan

Project Share


In order to meet the changing needs of the Project Share clients, beginning on Tuesday, October 11, and continuing every other Tuesday through December, we will be changing from Lunches to Dinners.

The need for apples, sweets and coffee remain unchanged. However, for the main dish we are looking for volunteers to make casseroles. We need enough to feed 18-20 people. The actual dish is chef’s choice – whatever you would like to make. Some suggestions are: Macaroni & Cheese (with or without ground beef); Lasagna; Chicken and Rice, Ground Beef and Rice, Beef Noodle Casserole, etc. You can even mix and match casseroles – or team up with a friend and each make a casserole for 10 people.

Food needs to be ready in time for delivery on Tuesdays at 3:30pm. You do not have to make delivery yourself. Someone from the Outreach team can arrange to pick up the food and deliver to Project Share.

There are open dates in October, November and December! To sign up for all or any part of dinner provision for a given week, talk to Cassie or Katie, or sign up here.

Looking Ahead…

Once again this year we will be looking to provide Advent Bags to the clients of Project Share. We will be filling 20-25 bags. The bags themselves are already provided. These are the primary items we’ll be looking for to fill the bags:

  • Fanny packs
  • Hand Warmers
  • Foot Warmers
  • Men’s thermal underwear in sizes Large and Extra Large
  • Women’s thermal underwear in sizes Medium, Large, and Extra Large
  • Men’s regular underwear in sizes Large and Extra Large
  • Women’s regular underwear in sizes 7 to 10
  • Personal care items such as:
    • toothbrushes
    • toothpaste
    • deodorant
    • travel size shampoo, conditioner
    • travel size skin lotions
    • travel size mouthwash (no alcohol)
    • travel size hand sanitizer
    • soap
    • washcloths
    • hairbrush/comb
    • lip balm
    • wet wipes

It’s never too early to get a head start on shopping! Advent begins on Sunday, November 27. We’ll be collecting items from now through Thanksgiving. If you are purchasing online you can choose to ship items to the church. Please mark the package as Attention: Outreach. Thanks!

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

The date for dedication of our new Little (or really, Medium) Free Library is finally here! Join us this Sunday at 4pm as we dedicate a new symbol of outreach to our neighborhood! And bring along your pets (properly restrained on leashes or in crates, bowls, etc.) to receive a special blessing on this afternoon! This is a rain or shine event.

+ FEAST OF ST MICHAEL and ALL ANGELS – Thursday, September 29
This week we will be joining the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, in their celebration of this special feast day. They will be holding a choral Evensong, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Blessing of First Responders beginning at 6pm. They are located at: 1116 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr. Click here to visit their website for directions, parking information or for their livestream link if you are not able to join us in person.

If you would like to help prepare the October newsletter mailing, please meet us in the Memorial Room on Wednesday, September 28th at 10:30AM for folding, stuffing, stamping and laughter.

Each week from October 2 through November 20 there will be a brief Sunday School Lesson with an activity or Craft following the service, led by one of our Sunday School Teachers: Peter Patton, Michelle Gallagher or Joe Zorc. While you enjoy a post-service cup of coffee, your children can join in on the fun (while enjoying a donut, of course!).


The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.
Frederick Brotherton Meyer

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 Cassie, and the entire Woestman family as they grieve the loss Tim, beloved husband, father and grandfather..

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.

Our traditional post-10AM Service Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall returns this Sunday. Please consider whether you can host a coffee hour in the coming weeks. Hosting entails bringing a treat to share or using boxed cookies which will be in the cabinet, setting up the usual condiments and supplies for coffee and tea on a table in the Parish Hall, and cleaning up at the end of Coffee Hour. we have a plan for having the Apostles’ Cup coffee made before the service. Signup sheets are on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Questions? Contact Judy Jervis: or 610-348-5529

Visit our SignUpGenius page to volunteer for:

  • Chalice Bearer/Acolyte – contact Fr. James if you would like to join this team
  • Donut/Coffee Courier – sign up to bring the donuts and coffee to the 9AM service
  • 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!

To sign up for 10AM coffee hour host – please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or speak to Judy Jervis!

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 always mail pledge contributions to the church. 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 September 25:
Monday – 9/26 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday – 9/27 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 9/30 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

+ REVIVAL – ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHESTER – November 11 & 12, 6-8pm
Join us on November 11th and 12th at St. Paul’s Church, Chester! The next Revival will be held on November 11th and November 12th at St. Paul’s Church in Chester located at 301 9th St, Chester, PA 19013. This Revival will be held indoors.

  • On Friday, November 11th the Revival starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.
  • On Saturday, November 12th the Revival starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.

Click here for more information

+ 2023 DIOCESAN HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE – March 15 through March 28
Join us for a pilgrimage in Israel and Palestine.

Led by the Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez this pilgrimage through the Holy Land will encounter the Gospel in stone and flesh, visiting the sights that mark the story of our faith and the people who keep that faith alive in the Holy Land today, with special emphasis on the people and institutions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, with whom we have a covenant relationship. You will come home changed, restored, and renewed in your faith.

You are invited to consider whether God is calling you on this journey. The pilgrimage is $3,700 plus airfare, insurance, and incidentals. Registration is now open, and our 35 slots are filling up. Click here for more information.

To register, please contact the Rev. Canon Matthew Dayton-Welch, Canon for the Holy Land, at or via phone at (610) 356-0459.

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

The following folks have birthday in October:

01 – Garrett Delevan
Michael McCracken
07 – David Lees
Bishop Daniel Gutiérrez
08 – Wendy Dyer-Avis
09 – Rosemary Hughes
11 – Robert Powers
12 – Maris Klumpp
15 – Dolores Williams
18 – Linda Hunter
Tom Klumpp
20 – Allison Smith
30 – Jean Gentile

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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