Acts of the Apostles – 01/29/2023

Week of January 29, 2023

4th Sunday after the Epiphany

10AM Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
Join us in person or watch the broadcast on our YouTube channel
Service material can be found on our website

Lectionary for the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany
Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Matthew 5:1-12

Sunday, January 29, 2023 – 4th Sunday after Epiphany

  • 10:00 AM – COMBINED Service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 11:15 AM – Annual Parish Meeting & Luncheon – Parish Hall
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Monday, January 30, 2023

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

Tuesday, January 31, 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, February 1, 2023

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

Thursday, February 2, 2023 – Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 12:00 PM – Candlemas service – St George’s Episcopal Church, Ardmore
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Friday, February 3, 2023

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Sunday, February 5, 2023 – 5th Sunday after Epiphany

  • 9:00 AM – Family Eucharist Service – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 11:15 AM – Winter Book Study: A Post-COVID Catechesis – Memorial Room & Zoom
  • 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.

We are looking for children’s clothes, sizes 5-9. There is also a need for backpacks or any kind of carry-on style luggage so that the refugees can carry their newly acquired items with them. Gently used as well as new items will be gratefully accepted!

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


February Food Giveaway:

We are now collecting PASTA SAUCE for the February giveaway. And we’ll be looking for cereal for March – in case you want to take advantage of any sales between now and then!

We are also continuing to collect Celebration Cake Kits (or Birthday Blessing Boxes) to be able to provide 5 per month along with our food collection item. We need 3 more for the February collection. 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

We have about 60 white bags with handles available, so you don’t need to worry about that part.

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: or 610-642-6617

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 or BAKED ZITI – meat, veggie, 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

Belts Needed

Project Share is looking for belts for their clients – both men and women. If you have belts in good condition you are no longer using, please drop them in the CAN-estoga wagon or onto the Outreach shelves in the narthex. Thanks!

Grilled Cheese Lunches beginning January 10th

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

  • February 7 – filled
  • February 21
  • March 7
  • March 21

You can choose to provide all, or any part, of a lunch for any of these dates. We are now feeding about 40 people per lunch. When you sign up to make sandwiches, sweets or provide fruit, you can choose to provide for 20 or all 40 (sign up in both slots). 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.

Catch up with Cassie
Reach her via email:; or phone/text: 610-608-5440

Join us at 10:30am THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, to help set up tables and chairs in the Parish Hall for the Annual Meeting. Many hands make light work! It should take no more than one hour. Thanks in advance if you are available to stop by and lend a hand!

We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting on January 29. The presentation during the meeting will include highlights from each ministry area, a summary of our finances, and time for questions and answers. The following documents are available for your review now:

Bring your questions with you to the Annual Meeting!

Please pray for our candidates who are nominated for service on the vestry. Voting will take place during the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 29.

  • Nancy Haas
  • Rosemary Hughes
  • Drew Meiers
  • Joe Zorc

Thank you to all who attended our discussion group last Sunday on Victor Lee Austin’s A Post-COVID Catechesis, both in-person and via Zoom. We had a great exchange of ideas and look forward to our next session on February 5. You can view the video of the discussion HERE.

+ CANDLEMAS – February 2, 2023
February 2 marks the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, also known as the Feast of the Purification. It commemorates the presentation of Jesus and the purification of Mary in the Jerusalem Temple forty days after Jesus’ birth, in accordance with the requirements of Jewish law (Leviticus 12:2-8). According to the account of Luke 2:22-39, the presentation of Jesus was also the occasion of the meeting of Jesus with Simeon and Anna. Simeon’s prayer of blessing is the basis for the canticle Nunc dimittis (see BCP, p. 120), a part of the Evening Prayer and Compline services. The celebration came to include the lighting and blessing of candles which were carried in procession. This feast was known as “Candlemas.”

This year, we will be joining with our siblings in Christ at St George’s Episcopal Church, Ardmore at 1 W Ardmore Ave (corner of Darby Rd and Ardmore Ave) for a Candlemas service at 12 noon on Thursday, February 2nd. Bring any candles you want blessed and brown bag lunch. The service and shared lunch will be around an hour.

Note to Bible Study group
: Class will not be held on this date so that you are free to attend the service.

You may have seen these bags in the narthex. We hand them out to people who are new to Church of the Holy Apostles. But did you know what is in them? Each bag contains:

  • One bag of Apostles’ Cup coffee – regular, ground
  • One Church of the Holy Apostles coffee mug
  • A copy of a recent monthly newsletter, “The Apostle”
  • A copy of a recent monthly Parish Prayer List
  • A business card with the church contact information and service times
  • A welcome note from the Vestry
  • A Church of the Holy Apostles pen
  • A small olive wood cross
  • An explanation card about the olive wood cross (comes with the cross order)
  • A bookmark with the Lord’s Prayer (comes with the cross order)
  • A Visitor information card
  • A Prayer Request card
  • A piece of tissue paper to make it look elegant

If you see someone who should receive one of our Visitor bags, don’t be shy! Grab one from the cart and hand it out as you introduce yourself!

Emma Gallagher is selling Girl Scout Cookies now through March 12th! She will have them at church when possible, but you can order online for girl delivery at any time and we will drop them off! You can also order by texting Michelle Gallagher at 610-659-2109. Cookies are $5/box (Gluten Free $6/box).

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY: You can support the Girls Scouts and our Outreach Ministry by ordering a few extra boxes to be shared with the Darby Mission or as part of our Project Share lunch program! Your donated boxes can be placed on the shelves in the Outreach closet, in the CAN-estoga wagon in the office hallway, or give them to Cassie for safekeeping.

On Wednesday, January 18, Annette Smith, Rosemary Hughes, Tom Forker and Katie Gentile met in the attic to assess what is being stored up there and what needs to go. Already the space has a more organized feel to it. There are a few items that may be of use to someone. Here is a link to a Google Photo Album with pictures and descriptions of the items available. Please contact Annette or Katie with any questions or to claim an item. The current plan is to have junk haulers come in late February/early March to remove all the extraneous items. Any items you want must be claimed – and preferably moved out – prior to February 12th.

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!


The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Psalm 145:18

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 Nancy Hass’ friends Sherri and Rob and their son Liam who are dealing with multiple health problems as well as flood and power issues in California.

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

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: 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. Signup slots available through the end of April
  • Donut/Coffee Courier – sign up to bring the donuts to the 9AM service. Signup slots available through the end of April
  • Greeters – make folks feel welcome as they arrive for services, training available. Signup slots available through the end of April
  • Livestream Team – help make services available to those who can’t come to church, training available. Signup slots available through the end of April
  • Outreach: Darby Dinners – A new signup sheet has been 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 – Slots have been added through the end of April. 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!

The rector and trained Eucharistic ministers may visit others to bring them the Eucharist. 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 January 29:
Monday – 1/30 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday – 1/31 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 2/3 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

Each Monday, we post a 60-second video recap of his visitations, ordinations, meetings and more. You can find it on the diocesan Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.

Starting 2/8, the Washington Memorial Chapel will host a five-week series of talks on C.S. Lewis led by Dr. Stewart Goetz, Professor of Philosophy at Ursinus College and Visiting Scholar at St. Peter’s College, Oxford. Dr. Goetz is the author of two books on C.S. Lewis; A Philosophical Walking Tour with C.S. Lewis and C.S. Lewis (Blackwell Great Minds series). Details

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

The following folks have birthday in January:

29 – Bonnie Hartman
30 – Christine Costello

The following folks have birthday in February:

06 – Carter Grant
12 – Jamieson Henderson
14 – Samantha Hasapes
17 – Mike Johnson
19 – Jamison Grant
Annie Neff
Kiera Patton
20 – Nancy Gullo
23 – Lyn DeSilets
Lucas Johnson
24 – Jeremiah Mustered
27 – Meg Delevan
Alice Vroome
28 – Braeden Wherry
Colin Vroome

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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