Acts of the Apostles – 10/30/2022

Week of October 30, 2022

Proper 26
21st Sunday after Pentecost

9AM Family Morning Prayer and Sunday School on the Lawn
Join us 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 26
Isaiah 1:10-18
Psalm 32:1-8
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Luke 19:1-10

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 30, 2022 – Proper 26, 21st Sunday after Pentecost

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

Monday, October 31, 2022

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 – All Saints’ Day

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

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 – All Souls’ Day

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

Thursday, November 3, 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, November 4, 2022

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Sunday, November 6, 2022 – Proper 27, 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

  • Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • 9:00 AM – Family Service of Morning Prayer and Sunday School Lesson on the Lawn – Peter Patton, Leader and Sunday School Teacher
  • 10:00 AM – Morning Prayer Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestream – The Rev. David Robert Green, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join


November Collection items:

For Thanksgiving, we have been tasked with providing enough celebration cake kits so that each family served by the Food Giveaway can have a celebration dessert of their own for the holiday. We are looking to gather at least 50 complete kits.

You can choose to provide a complete cake kit or – any part of a kit – and then we’ll assemble on Sunday, November 13th during coffee hour following the 10AM service. Here is a link to the TikTok video that inspired Suzanne Lees to share this idea!

To create our 50 kits, we need:

  • 50 cake mix
  • 50 cake frosting
  • 50 12-ounce can of lemon-lime soda (replaces eggs and oil)
  • 50 sprinkles
  • 50 homemade cards **see below
  • 50 single-use 13” x 9” baking pan
  • 50 10x13x5 handled paper bags

If we get extras, that’s good too! There’s always a reason to celebrate!

KIDS – we need your help with this project!

We are looking to gather 50 homemade Thanksgiving cards to put in our Thanksgiving cake kits. We would like our children to create Thanksgiving cards to be included with each package. Have them draw Thanksgiving themed pictures – turkeys, pilgrims, horn of plenty, etc. – and add wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving. They can also choose to share what they are thankful for this year. We will need cards for 50 kits so making multiple cards would be great! Completed cards are needed by Sunday, November 13th.

Project Share

Bi-Monthly Dinners

Our next dinner delivery is scheduled for November 8 and we have the main course and sweet treat covered. What is still needed:

  • Apples for 20
  • Coffee donation – pay for a bag of Apostle’s Cup to be delivered along with the meal.
  • Cold beverages – three gallons of Tea Cooler from Swiss Farms, or Iced Tea/Lemonade from a store of your choosing.

Food needs to be ready in time for delivery on Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Entrées should be fully cooked, but they do not have to be hot at time of pickup (just not frozen). 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.

If you are unable to help with the November 8th meal, there are other openings in the schedule, which runs through December 20th. You can see what’s needed on our SignUpGenius page, or talk to Cassie or Katie to offer assistance.

Advent Bags

THANK YOU to all who have begun collecting items for this year’s Advent Bags. We are doing well on most of the personal care items. We need a big push for:

  • Fanny packs
  • Hand Warmers
  • Foot Warmers
  • Men’s regular underwear in sizes Large and Extra Large
  • Women’s regular underwear in sizes 7 to 10

We are collecting items from now through mid-November and we will be filling the bags on November 20 following the 10AM service. Fr. James will ask God’s blessing on the Advent bags during services on November 27 and they will be distributed that week.

If you are purchasing items 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

Just seven weeks remain until December 18, the date of the Holy Apostles Christmas Pageant. Time flies. If your child wants to take part in the Pageant, please email Peter Patton,, or Joe Zorc,

Parent volunteers are also very welcome. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you have a moment after Coffee Hour on Sunday, we could use some assistance moving boxes of books from the back of the church and the Memorial Room into Cassie’s car. The children’s books will go to the Darby Library.

Holy Apostles will not be holding our traditional Requiem Eucharist on All Souls’ Day this year. However, our friends at Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, will be celebrating a Sung Requiem Mass for All Souls (11/2) at 7pm and you are welcome to attend.

The storage closet in the narthex area has been spruced up and organized! We now have an organized space to hold Outreach donations until they’re ready for delivery! Over the next few weeks we’ll be completing the organization work, but this is the required first step. Thanks so much to the Property committee for making this happen, and specifically to Annette and JT for the labor!

If you are enjoying home delivery of your groceries these days and have acquired a pile of handled paper bags that you can’t use, please consider donating them to our Outreach program. We can use these bags for multiple projects throughout the year, and for our purposes, we never can have enough. If you have bags to donate, you can drop them off in the back pews of the church or contact Katie to arrange to have them picked up from your home: or 484-269-2170.

We love small businesses and we encourage you to shop small business whenever you can. It’s good for everyone.

But sometimes you just need Amazon, and when you do, we ask that you consider using and setting Church of the Holy Apostles, Penn Wynne as your designated charity. When you do this, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to us with no fees or extra costs.

Go to to set up your account. Contact Jean if you need assistance: or 484-269-0622.

Thanks to those who have signed up recently. 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!

Jean will be available weekly after the 9AM service until about 9:50, and again during coffee hour 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.

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

Are you on our newsletter mailing list? Our monthly newsletter, The Apostle, has a missive from Fr. James and a host of information about upcoming events at Holy Apostles. If you are not on our mailing list, please contact the office ( or 610-642-6617) or fill out a Visitors card with your mailing address and we’ll get you set up! Don’t miss out!

Beginning Tuesday, November 1st, there will be a weekly AA meeting in the Memorial Room. This is a new group being formed and we are pleased to be able to offer them space in our building. If you know someone who is struggling with alcohol, please share this meeting opportunity with them. If you are in the building on Tuesday evenings, please be aware of this meeting going on.

Pockets of Hope is a non-profit organization providing free mastectomy sweatshirts for after surgery. They will be using the Parish Hall on Saturday, November 12 from 9am to 12 pm for a time of group sewing. If you know how to sew and are interested in helping sew pockets into zip up hoodies for women recovering from their mastectomy surgery, come join us – just bring your sewing machine. Check out @_pocketsofhope on Instagram. Questions? Contact Kiersten Wertz:


Let my prayer be counted as incense before you
and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice.

Psalm 141:2

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 the repose of the soul of Anna May Green, who passed away on Sunday evening. Also remember her husband, John, in your prayers as he grieves her loss. The Greens are neighbors of Cassie Woestman.

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 30:
Monday – 10/31 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday – 11/1 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 11/4 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

…by purchasing a beautiful blown glass ornament from L’viv, Ukraine at St. David’s in Wayne. Every 50 ornaments sold generates $300 towards medical relief in southern and eastern Ukraine. Funds are directed to Ukraine via the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) Philadelphia branch. Gift Shop Hours. 

+ 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.

Video of the last revival to see what a great experience it is!

  • 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.

Watch these short videos with reflections on the 2022 pilgrimage:

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 November:

02 – Kathleen Houck
03 – Julia Zorc
Sarah Zorc
09 – RJ Gallagher
15 – Rachael Hasapes
21 – Rick Gallagher
26 – Mary Swain
30 – Thomas Swain

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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