Acts of the Apostles – 10/02/2022

Week of October2, 2022

Proper 22
17th Sunday after Pentecost

9AM Family Eucharist on the Lawn
**This week we will be meeting in the Parish Hall**

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 22
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
Psalm 37:1-10
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10

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

  • 9:00 AM – Family Service of Holy Eucharist and Sunday School Lesson on the Lawn (meeting in the Parish Hall this Sunday) – 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

Monday, October 3, 2022

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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

Thursday, October 6, 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, October 7, 2022

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Sunday, October 9, 2022 – Proper 23, 18th Sunday after Pentecost – Feast of St Faith

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


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

Please bring your donations in by Tuesday, October 18th. If you can’t drop them off yourself, call the office to arrange for a pickup!

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 openings 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

Due to the predict rain storms this weekend, courtesy of Hurricane Ian, the 9AM Family Service and Sunday School Lesson will be held in the Parish Hall. Coffee and donuts will be available as usual. Join us, won’t you?

+ Racism and Discrimination in the Episcopal Church:
Personal & Parish History

This Saturday, 10/1, beginning at 9:30AM, the Diocesan History Committee is holding a free forum on Zoom, exploring the topic of racism and discrimination in the Episcopal church including the oral history of two linked parishes, Holy Apostles and the Mediator (HAM), West Philadelphia and its sister parish, the Church of the Holy Apostles, Penn Wynne.

Speakers to include: The Rev. James Stambaugh, and HAM parishioner Marcia Hinton.

Register here for this free event to get the Zoom link.

Beginning this Sunday, October 2, you can find Jean Gentile with his trusty iPad ready and willing to help you get your profile loaded onto Realm – our platform for the church directory, calendar, and announcements.

Jean will be available under the tent after the 9AM service until about 9:50, and again during coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 10AM service. He can use his iPad to get you signed up, or you can bring your phone or laptop to him to get assistance.

Our goal is to have 100% participation on Realm by the end of this year. Take advantage of Jean’s technical brilliance and get your Realm adventure started!

If you participate via our livestream and would like assistance, you can contact Jean via phone or email for Realm assistance: or 484-269-0622.

Rev. Doris says: 45 students in Walnut Street Elementary School in Darby would like to learn a musical instrument. The school does not have enough instruments. The district encompasses a fairly poor in finances but spirited in intent, families! Music opens doors to other worthwhile things! If you have an instrument that no one is using, kindly drop it off at Penn Wood Administrative Building, across the street from the High School, 1000 Green Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050 or contact Rev. Doris Rajagopal or the Holy Apostles office and we will make arrangements to pick up and deliver your musical donation! Thank you!

For 2023, we are hoping to return to an in-person Christmas pageant. Let us know if your children would be interested in participating and/or if you would like to help co-lead this annual event. You need not have children in the pageant to help coordinate this CHA annual tradition! The planned date for the pageant is December 18, the 4th Sunday of Advent.

If you are interested, please talk to one of our Sunday School team at the 9AM service or contact them via email: Peter Patton, Michelle Gallagher, Joe Zorc

Pageant Cast of Yesteryear


Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.
Colossians 4:2

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 Fr. James as he begins his sabbatical. Pray for rest and refreshing and renewal.

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

We are continuing to sell Apostles Cup coffee in regular-ground; regular-whole bean; and decaf-ground varieties. Each bag is $15, with $4 from each purchase going directly to the ministries of the Darby Mission. You can purchase coffee bags on Sundays, or any time the office is open (see Office Hours schedule below). You can also purchase Apostle’s Cup coffee direct from House Cup Coffee and have it shipped to your door!

Also available are Church of the Holy Apostles mugs. Get yours today for just $6! We call them coffee mugs, but no one minds if you fill it with tea, hot chocolate or anything else you’d like!

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 October 2:
Monday – 10/3 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday – 10/4 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 10/7 – 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 Rupp
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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