Acts of the Apostles – 02/19/2023

Week of February 19, 2023

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

9AM Family Eucharist
Come as you are.
Our weekly Family Eucharist is designed for families with young children,
but all are welcome to join us. Donuts, hot chocolate and coffee available.

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 Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Exodus 24:12-18
Psalm 99
2 Peter 1:16-21
Matthew 17:1-9

Sunday, February 19, 2023 – Last 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
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Monday, February 20, 2023 – President’s Day

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – Shrove Tuesday

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 6:30 PM – Fire, Flapjacks & FellowshipParking Lot
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – Ash Wednesday

  • 7:30-8:30 AM – “Ashes to Go”Parking Lot
  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 12:00 PM – Ash Wednesday Liturgy – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 6:30 PM – Ash Wednesday Liturgy – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Thursday, February 23, 2023

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 11:00 AM – Bible Study via Zoom. Join us for our Lenten study No previous experience required. Click here to join
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Friday, February 24, 2023 – Feast of St Matthias, Apostle

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Sunday, February 26, 2023 – First Sunday in Lent

  • 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
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Special Request: Aid for Asylum Seeking Refugees

We are currently accepting warm clothing for children and adults including
sweaters, coats, boots, hats, scarves & gloves.

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:


Together we collected 130 jars of Pasta Sauce to the February drive, helping to provide food to 173 people this month!

For the MARCH Food Giveaway, we are looking for breakfast cereals. Preferred varieties are: Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Flakes and Life. We will be collecting cereal through Tuesday, March 14, for delivery and distribution on Wednesday, March 15.

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. 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 50 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

Our sponsored Darby Dinner on March 7 will be here before you know it. We are still looking for a lot of help for this event. Rev. Doris says we should be prepared to feed 75-80 folks! We are 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! We will also be looking for salads, breads. beverages and desserts!

You can sign up on the Darby Dinner SignUpGenius page or talk to Cassie about how you would like to volunteer for this event!

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

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

  • February 21 – covered! Thanks!!
  • 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

We are happy to provide the bread and cheese for you to use to make the sandwiches! Just make a note when you sign up or speak to Cassie.

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

Our vendor for giving envelopes let us down this year and has yet to deliver our order. This week, we made our own giving envelopes and sent them out to those who generally make use of the envelopes each year. You should have received your packet with Quarterly, Monthly or Weekly envelopes – depending on your giving preferences. If you did NOT receive envelopes and would like to have some, please contact either JT Wertz or Katie and we’ll get them out to you! Thank you to everyone for your continued dedication to and support of Holy Apostles.

Have you been thinking about joining Bible Study but were worried about coming in on the middle of something? Worry no more! Beginning Thursday, February 16, we’re starting something new! Each Thursday we’ll read, discuss and meditate on the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday. We’ll get to go deeper into the themes of the readings than we normally get to do on a Sunday morning. This is a great time to join us! Bible Study Zoom Link Questions? Contact Nancy Haas or Father James

Join us for an event in the parking lot on Tuesday, February 21! Chilly temps? Not a problem! We’ll have the firepit going, as well as our two propane heaters!


  • We will be burning last year’s palms to create this year’s ashes
  • Bring your own palms to burn if you’d like
  • Face it – it’s always fun to watch Fr. James play with fire.


  • A flattop grill will be onsite so we can all enjoy some silver dollar pancakes in honor of Shrove Tuesday.


  • Come enjoy the fire and each other in a pre-Lent get-together for ALL AGES!!!
  • Bring along snacks and beverages for yourself or to share!

Our Rector’s musical tastes are nothing if not eclectic! Join him on an exploration of music suitable to the season. These sessions will be held on two Wednesday evenings in March, beginning at 6:30pm, using the Compline Zoom Link. Each session will end with a Compline service. Due to the wealth of subject matter, the actual start time of Compline may be delayed from it’s regular 7:30pm time. We hope that those of you who faithfully attend Compline will join us at the earlier time and continue through to the prayer time.

Session Two, on March 15, will include a special guest: The Rev. Jonathan Jameson, Priest and Bassist for Delta Spirit. Don’t miss it! Invite your friends to join us.

Join us on three consecutive Sundays following the 10AM service for Lenten Forums. Grab your coffee and a sweet treat and find a seat in Memorial Room as we delve into the Psalms and Holy Week.

We will again be hosting the Pockets of Hope group on Saturday, March 4, from 9am to 1pm, a non-profit organization providing FREE mastectomy hoodies with drain pockets for after surgery.

If you know how to sew and have a sewing machine of your own, you are most welcome to join them in their time of stitching and fellowship. And if their last visit was any indication, they have some pretty great snacks as well!

To learn how you can help this project, contact Kiersten Wertz Lopez at or just show up on the 4th with your sewing machine!

Time is running out to get your Girl Scout Cookies! Sales end on March 12th! Order online from Emma Gallagher at 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.

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!

Cassie recently introduced Apostle’s Cup to St George’s in Ardmore. She even takes it along when she travels!

Cassie writes: “This is picture taken at Super Bowl party at Melissa’s. I gifted Abbot and wife Sigi with bag of our coffee. Loved the smell of the coffee… thought our Outreach great idea. Both are very in involved at St John’s, Lafayette Square Episcopal in DC.”


In my trouble I cried to the Lord,
And He answered me.
Psalm 120:1

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.

  • Dan Dugan asks for your prayers for Angelica Piacentini. She is the sister of the Controller at his office. Angelica is the woman who was hit by the block of the façade that fell from a Center City building last week. She remains in critical condition.
  • Please keep Rev. Doris in you prayers as she continues to deal with back pain that impedes her mobility. The current treatment is ineffective and she is hoping to be scheduled for surgery sooner rather than later.
  • Prayers requested for Jamie Wilcutts as he deals with a bout of COVID. He was in the hospital for a few days but is now recovering at home.

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

We always need volunteers to assist with the various ministries of Holy Apostles. Talk to a ministry leader, or use the linked SignUp Genius page to offer your talents!

  • Altar Guild – Prepare the Lord’s table in a peaceful environment. Please contact Patty Wertz (610-989-2826) for more information or to join this ministry.
  • Chalice Bearer – contact Fr. James if you would like to join this team. If you are already on the team, Signup slots available through the end of April
  • Coffee Hour Signup – contact Judy Jervis (610-348-5529) or use the signup sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall to volunteer to host coffee hour
  • Donut Courier – sign up to bring the donuts to the 9AM service. Use the SignUp Genius page, or contact Katie to volunteer
  • Greeters – make folks feel welcome as they arrive for services, training available. Signup slots available through the end of April. Questions? Contact Linda Day
  • Livestream Team – help make services available to those who can’t come to church, training available. Signup slots available through the end of April Questions? Contact Jean Gentile
  • Outreach: Darby Dinners – A 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. Questions? Contact Cassie Woestman (610-608-5440)
  • Outreach: Project Share – Dates and slots have been added for Project Share Grilled Cheese Lunch dates through March 2023. Questions? Contact Cassie Woestman (610-608-5440
  • Readers/Intercessors – Slots have been added through the end of April. Sign up or contact Katie to volunteer.

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 February 19:
Monday – 2/20 – Office Closed
Tuesday – 2/14 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 2/17 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

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

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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