Acts of the Apostles – 11/06/2022

Week of November 6, 2022

Proper 27
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Celebrating the Feast of All Saints

10AM COMBINED SERVICE of 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 the Feast of All Saints
Daniel 7:1-3,15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

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, November 6, 2022 – Proper 27, 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Celebrating the Feast of All Saints

  • Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • 10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist 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

Monday, November 7, 2022

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

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

Thursday, November 10, 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 11, 2022

  • 6:00 PM – Revival @ St Paul’s Church301 9th St, Chester, PA 19013
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Saturday, November 12, 2022

  • 9:00 AM – Tent cleaning on the lawn
  • 9:00 AM – Shelf assembly and attic reorganization
  • 9:00 AM – Pockets of Love Sewing EventParish Hall
  • 6:00 PM – Revival @ St Paul’s Church301 9th St, Chester, PA 19013
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Sunday, November 13, 2022 – Proper 28, 23rd 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. John Wallace, 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.

WE HAVE ONE MORE WEEK to collect our items. As of this writing, we have 15 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

We are looking for volunteers to help with the November 22 dinner delivery. What’s needed:

  • Apples for 20
  • Sweet treat – brownies, cookies and cupcakes are favorites, but you do you.
  • Coffee donation – pay for a bag of Apostle’s Cup to be delivered 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 22nd 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

From Fr. James’ Stewardship Season letter: “Between now and Thanksgiving Day, spend intentional time examining all the things in your life for which you are grateful to God, along with those things you should be grateful for, even if you aren’t always. Recommit yourself to a more faithful love. Find ways in your daily life to take God at God’s word, to stand on the promises that God has made to you.”

Please make your pledge by November 20th using a pledge card from your newsletter envelope or the narthex table, or pledge using Realm:

The Rev. David Robert Green writes:

I was raised at St. Mark’s, Johnstown PA, Diocese of Pittsburgh, in the 1960s. I graduated from Clarion University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in theatre and music. I graduated from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (in the English Evangelical tradition at a time when “Episcopal” was still in the school’s name) in Ambridge, PA with an M.Div. I graduated with a D. Min. in Spiritual Direction from Graduate Theological Foundation in 2000. I served for 31 years in four dioceses, including S. Ohio, West Virginia, Easton and Bethlehem. I have been on staff at Christ Church, Pottstown as Priest Associate for the past year.

My wife, Jeni, and I have been married for 42 years and have three children, six grandchildren, two dogs and two cats.

I love preaching, teaching and sharing spiritual direction. My great passion is playing the piano and composing. I have been a professional Santa Claus for over 10 years, and consider it to be an important part of my ministry.

Thanks for the opportunity to serve.

Instead, join us in the sanctuary for a combined service of Holy Eucharist beginning at 10AM. Our 9AM service will resume next Sunday, November 13.

Please remember to drop off your homemade Thanksgiving cards for our Celebration Cake Kits this Sunday or next Sunday! There is a basket in the narthex this week, and it will be available at both service next week to accept your creations! We especially look forward to creations from our children, but anyone can participate!

Just six 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.

Anyone with a bit of choir experience is invited to join Holy Apostles’ choir for the Christmas season. This would take a limited commitment of time but would yield a great deal of fun and meaning. Our choir is a warm group of folks who are working hard in a ministry they love and they will welcome you. This is a Sunday morning commitment with no rehearsals during the week. Contact the office – 610-642-6617 or – to volunteer of for more information. Or visit Jamie at the organ bench on Sunday!

The following limited commitment is needed:

  • Sundays in Advent (Sunday at 8:50AM, rehearsal and liturgy)
  • Sunday, November 27, 2022
  • Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022 (Bishop’s Visit)
  • Sunday, December 18, 2022
  • Saturday, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022 @ 10PM service
  • 1 Saturday morning rehearsal in December – to be determined by the choir

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.

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.

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

View this 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

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:

Prior to dismantling and storing the event tent, it needs a good cleaning. If you would like to help with this task, please plan to meet on the front lawn at 9am Saturday, November 12th. Jean could use another 1-2 folks to help with this task. Once the tent is clean and dry we will be looking to disassemble it and move it to storage following services on November 20. Assistance will be needed for that task as well.

Tent cleaning not your thing? No worries – we have other ways you can help! We have received delivery on two sets of storage shelving. One set has been placed in the closet off of the narthex for collection of Outreach donations. The pieces of the second set are currently in the choir room. These shelves need to be assembled and put in the attic, and the items in the attic need labeling and rearranging. If organization is one of your gifts, please join us on Saturday, November 12th, starting at 9am.


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 the Haas and Buschenfeldt families who are dealing with unrelenting bouts of illness across three generations.

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 November 6:
Monday – 11/7 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday – 11/8 – 10:00am – 12:00pm; 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday- 11/10 – 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Friday – 11/11 – Office Closed – Veterans Day

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

+ 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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