Acts of the Apostles – 01/01/2023

Week of January 1, 2023

THIS WEEK
Feast of the Holy Name

9AM Family Eucharist
Come as you are. Donuts, hot chocolate and coffee available

10AM Festival of Lessons & Carols
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 the Holy Name
Numbers 6:22-27
Galatians 4:4-7 / Philippians 2:5-11
Psalm 8
Luke 2:15-21

Sunday, January 1, 2023 – Feast of the Holy Name

  • 9:00 AM – Family Eucharist Service – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10:00 AM – Lessons & Carols – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Officiant
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Monday, January 2, 2023

  • Office Closed – New Years Day, Observed
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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

Thursday, January 5, 2023

  • 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, January 6, 2023 – Feast of the Epiphany

  • 7:00 PM – Procession & Sung MassChurch of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Sunday, January 8, 2023 – 1st Sunday after Epiphany, The Baptism of our Lord

  • 9:00 AM – Family Morning Prayer Service – Toni Meiers, Officiant
  • 10:00 AM – Morning Prayer, Rite II – in person & livestream – Thomas Swain, Officiant
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Special Request: Aid for Asylum Seeking Refugees

We plan to continue to help meet the needs of refugee asylum seekers being bussed into our area. A specific list of needs will be announced as soon as it is available.

You can help by:

  • purchasing items and dropping them off on the Outreach shelves in the narthex closet
  • purchasing items and shipping them directly to the church – please remember to mark your packages “Attention: Outreach”
  • making a donation to Outreach – marking “Refugees” in the memo line and it will be used to purchase specifically requested items for this project.

We will be collecting items for at least the next month, and will continue as long as busloads of folks in need are arriving. Items will be delivered to or picked up by Gladwyne Presbyterian on a weekly basis to insure getting the donated items to those in need as quickly as possible. Questions? Contact Katie

DARBY MISSION

December Food Giveaway:

THANK YOU for your continued generosity! For 2023, we are working on creating a quarterly schedule of needs for the Food Pantry. Additional items may be added from time to time, but we hope that knowing a schedule of needs ahead of time will help you take advantage of sales or bulk purchase opportunities.

You can leave your donations:

  • on the Outreach shelves in the narthex closet
  • in the CANestoga wagon in the office hallway
  • ship them directly to the church Attn: Outreach

If you need assistance getting your donations to the church, please contact Katie in the church office to arrange transport: holyapostlespa@gmail.com or 610-642-6617

The Mission served 165 people in December. They could have fed more people but ran out of food and gift cards. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

Darby Dinner – March 7, 2023

Church of the Holy Apostles will be hosting the Darby Dinner on Tuesday, March 7th. We will be looking for assistance in:

  • food prep
  • transporting food from the church to the rec center
  • setting up for dinner
  • serving dinner
  • cleanup

The main dish for this meal will be LASAGNA – meat lasagna, veggie lasagna, whatever version is your favorite! You can get a head start by preparing your favorite lasagna now in a freezer-safe container and storing it until early March.

We will also be looking for salads, breads and desserts!

You can sign up on the Darby Dinner SignUpGenius page.

Project Share

Grilled Cheese Lunches beginning January 10th

We will be providing lunches featuring Grilled Cheese sandwiches on the following dates this quarter:

January 10 February 7 March 7
January 24 February 21 March 21

You can choose to provide all, or any part, of a lunch for any of these dates. Lunches will include:

  • Grilled Cheese sandwiches
  • Sweet treat
  • Hot chocolate, tea & coffee
  • Tea cooler (iced tea & lemonade)
  • Apples or Oranges

Use our SignUpGenius page, or talk to Cassie to volunteer your services.

PLEASE NOTE

At this time we are ONLY accepting book donations for children, level 5th grade and below. We will accept any children’s books no matter the genre, in addition to our request for holiday themed, above. At this time we have more general audience books than we can handle. We will let you know if/when the situation changes. Thank you!

Catch up with Cassie
Reach her via email: grammysqrd@gmail.com; or phone/text: 610-608-5440

Need help donating your items?

If you need assistance getting your donations to the church, please contact Katie in the church office to arrange transport: holyapostlespa@gmail.com or 610-642-6617

+ WINTER BOOK STUDY
Mark your calendar for our winter book study of A Post-COVID Catechesis by Victor Lee Austin. We will be meeting in the Memorial Room on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, February 5 to delve into this book. It’s just 67 pages long, but full of insights. Pick up a copy from your favorite bookseller, or get one from Katie in the office.

+ RETURN LAWN SIGNS, PLEASE
If you had one of our Christmas lawn signs, we’d like to thank you again very much for displaying it in your yard!

We ask that you return sign and stakes to the office so that they may be reused. Waste not, want not and all that!

+ LOOKING FOR YOUR GIVING ENVELOPES?
Production is a bit behind for our supplier this year. We are still hoping for a mid- to late-January deliver at this time. We will get them out to you as soon as possible. While you’re waiting, feel free to use a plain envelope and just mark it with your name and “Pledge Giving” and we’ll be sure it gets credited correctly.

+ JANUARY NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS
Have something you’d like to contribute to the the January newsletter – an article, poem, announcement, etc.? Please send your submission to the office no later than Tuesday, December 27 for inclusion in the next edition of The Apostle.

+ JANUARY NEWSLETTER MAILING
If you would like to help prepare the January newsletter mailing, please meet in the Memorial Room on Friday, December 30 at 10:30am for folding, stuffing, stamping and laughter.

+ SOUP MAKERS NEEDDED!
We are in need of 3-4 volunteers to make soup for the Annual Meeting luncheon. If you are interested in sharing your culinary talents, please contact Suzanne Lees: suzannelees@yahoo.com or 610-220-7120.

+ ANNUAL MEETING & LUNCHEON – JANUARY 29 @ 11:30AM
Please mark your calendar now so you don’t miss this important event in our church year. A delicious luncheon will be served and we will be reviewing 2022, making plans for 2023 and voting on the 2023 operational budget and new vestry members. Child care will be available on site in the Godly Playroom.

+ STAY WARM WITH APOSTLE’S CUP!
We have reached the 1-year anniversary of our partnership with House Cup Coffee and our in-house Apostle’s Cup coffee! You can purchase bags of regular-ground; regular-whole bean; and/or decaf-ground varieties. Each bag is $15, with $4 from each purchase going directly to the ministries of the Darby Mission. We have plenty of coffee available for purchase 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!

+ MAY WE PRAY FOR YOU?

Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.
Psalm 4:1

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 keep the Zorc/Kraft family in your prayers. Joe’s dad, Joseph M. Zorc, passed away on Thursday (12/29). They are in DC with extended family at this time.
  • Clive Ensher is heading home from Main Line Rehab today. Please pray that his condition remains stable and that he can remain in his home as he wishes.
  • Janice Davis’ mom, Mrs. Pratiss, continues to need prayer as she recovers from two broken legs.

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



+ COFFEE HOUR SIGNUPS
Please consider whether you can host a Sunday coffee hour! 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: TuesBowler@outlook.com or 610-348-5529

+ VOLUNTEER SIGNUP
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 to the 9AM service
  • Greeters – make folks feel welcome as they arrive for services, training available
  • Livestream Team – help make services available to those who can’t come to church, training available
  • Outreach: Darby Dinners – A new signup sheet is being created so you can volunteer to help with various aspects of the Lasagna Darby Dinner we will be hosting on March 7, 2023.
  • Outreach: Project Share – Dates and slots have been added for Project Share Grilled Cheese Lunch dates through March 2023.
  • Readers/Intercessors – More spots are open for January. Sign up today!

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!

+ EUCHARISTIC VISITS
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.

+ GIVING
You can always mail pledge contributions to the church. The mail is checked regularly. You can also securely give online. Go to holyapostlespa.org and click on the “Give” button on the top right hand corner of the webpage.

+ CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Office hours for the week of January 1:
Monday – 1/2 – Office Closed
Tuesday – 1/3 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 1/6 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

To contact the office:
610-642-6671
HolyApostlesPA@gmail.com
Email monitored regularly

+ A CALL TO ACTION – CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, POTTSTOWN
For 200 years, Christ Episcopal Church (CEC) in Pottstown has tried to carry out Jesus’ message of loving their neighbor. This summer, CEC and other churches in Pottstown were threatened with legal action and told by borough officials that feeding the poor, providing counseling and free toiletries was outside the realm of what churches do. Last week, Pottstown officials went a step further and shut down an overnight shelter operating inside another church. Faith groups believe this is a concerted effort to push out people living on the margins and is a violation of their First Amendment rights. Follow this link to find out how you can help.

+ STAY UP TO DATE WITH ALL DIOCESAN NEWS
Click here to receive the weekly newsletter from the diocese in your inbox.

The following folks have birthday in January:

01 – Elliott Brown
02 – Paul March
04 – Jamie Grant
Hu Peck
05 – Dave Smith
07 – Katie Gentile
08 – Kalli Miller
12 – Grant Houck
16 – Mabel McCracken
17 – Sam Dupre
20 – Deborah Stambaugh
21 – Madeline Johnson
Paige Johnson
22 – David Klumpp
29 – Bonnie Hartman
30 – Christine Costello

If your birthday, or the birthday of another parishioner is missing, please notify the Parish Office at holyapostlespa@gmail.com

Our mailing address is:
1020 Remington Rd
Wynnewood, PA 19096-2326

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