Acts of the Apostles – 03/05/2023

Week of March 5, 2023

2nd Sunday in Lent

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 2nd Sunday in Lent
Genesis 12:1-4a
Psalm 121
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
John 3:1-17

All of Fr. James’ sermons for Lent can be found in the
“Sermons” playlist and the “A Wild Lent” playlist on our YouTube page.

Sunday, March 5, 2023 – Second 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

Monday, March 6, 2023

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

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 6:30 PM – Darby Dinner – Darby Rec Center
  • 7:30 PM – AA MeetingMemorial Room
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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

Thursday, March 9, 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, March 10, 2023

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Sunday, March 12, 2023 – Second 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
  • 11:15 AM – Lenten Forum – Reading & Praying the PsalmsMemorial Room
  • 2:00 PM – Penn Wynne Civic Assoc. Dessert FestivalKaiserman JCC
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Special Request: Aid for Asylum Seeking Refugees

Warm clothes for children and adults still being 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


Food Giveaway:

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

THIS TUESDAY is Darby Dinner night.

We could still use two or three more volunteers for main dish items: meat lasagna, veggie lasagna or mac ‘n’ cheese. We also need more folks to setup, serve and cleanup.

Please volunteer on the SignUpGenius page or talk to Cassie at Coffee Hour.

Project Share

Grilled Cheese Lunches

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

  • 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.


Cassie will have a cookie jar on hand at the 9AM and 10AM coffee hours this Sunday where you can put your donation towards the purchase of Girl Scout cookies to be used as part of our Project Share lunches and the Darby Dinner event on March 7. All contributions accepted – whether 5 cents or 5 dollars or more. Every contribution counts!

Cassie is thrilled to chat with you about any of your Outreach questions, so stop by and say hello!

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

This past Wednesday, there was a great discussion about Side A of our Lenten mixtape! If you missed it, you can find the playlist here on Spotify and here on YouTube.

Whether you made it to Side A or not, we’d love to have you join us for Side B on Wednesday, March 15 when our special guest will be The Rev. Jonathan Jameson, Episcopal priest and bassist for Delta Spirit.

The playlists for Side B can be found here: Spotify and YouTube

Join us for our first of three Lenten Forums NEXT SUNDAY, March 12, following the 10AM service for a discussion about reading and praying the Psalms. Grab your coffee and a sweet treat and find a seat in Memorial Room!

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!

RECYCLING: We are collecting the metal clips on House Cup coffee bags to recycle them back to House Cup for reuse. There should be a jar on the coffee sales table for this purpose – but if Katie forgets to put it out, you can leave your clips on her desk (that will teach her!)


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 pray for Kristina Lindsay, grand-niece of Pat Dyer, who has stage 4 breast cancer. Her surgery has been delayed due to a positive Covid test.
  • Pray for Thomas Swain who has been accepted as a postulate for Holy Orders

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 March 5:
TBA based on Katie’s COVID status this week.
Working from home for sure.

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

Read the Bishop’s latest letter on his blog page. An excerpt:

“We may not know what Jesus looked like, but we know his words, actions, life, and love. We know his heart. Look out into the world, and what is most troubling is that we have separated ourselves from God and one another. What is heartbreaking is that many have become indifferent to the suffering of others. If it doesn’t affect me, we do not feel responsible. If we do not care outside of the Church, the Church we attend does not look like Jesus. We will never know the mind of God, but we know the heart of Christ.”

And be sure to watch the newest video from the diocese: A Revolutionary Dream.

Dear Diocese,
As you may have read in a recent letter, the bishops of the Episcopal Church in Pennsylvania offered a united call to address gun violence as a leading source of death in our Commonwealth; “Membership in our Christian community of faith calls us to strive for justice and peace, and to love our neighbors as ourselves (1). The Baptismal Covenant that joins us is an invitation to collaborate for the building of God’s kingdom.”

The Episcopal Church in Pennsylvania support the enactment of the following legislation:

  • One Handgun A Month: The one handgun a month restriction would dramatically increase the challenge of straw purchasing and illegal handgun trafficking for gun traffickers, which significantly reduces the flow of illegal handguns into streets and neighborhoods, thereby saving lives from gun murder, a proven strategy that has been successfully implemented in other states.
  • Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO): Judicial orders for the temporary removal of fire-arms from persons deemed dangerous to themselves and/or others. Family members, neighbors, friends, and police may seek these orders from a judge.
  • Prohibition on sales/possession of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines: Certain military style semi-automatic firearms are designed and manufactured to enable very powerful and rapid firing and to hold magazines of thirty or more bullets. Mass gun murders are usually committed with these assault weapons, which are too dangerous for civil society.
  • Prohibition on sales/possession of ghost guns: Parts of guns and kits of parts are available for purchase in Pennsylvania, enabling the assembly of guns that have no identifying markings or information. These ghost guns are exceedingly difficult to trace, thereby making the solving of gun crimes extremely difficult for law enforcement.

Many have contacted our Diocesan Gun Violence chair with interest in attending the March 6th gathering at the capital which is beautiful! Many have also inquired about transportation. If you are able and willing to drive anyone who may need a ride, please contact: Alice Briscoe Brown at with the number of people you are willing to offer a ride and location to meet (your church is also an option!)

Meeting Location: lower Rotunda of the Capital
Time: 3pm

As we get more information, we will send out to all.


The Rev. Canon Toneh Smyth
Canon for Mission
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
Mobile| 267-592-9938
Email |

Know Jesus. Change the World.

The Washington Memorial Chapel is holding special services throughout the year to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans. The next such service will be held on March 29 at 6pm to honor those who participated in the War in Vietnam. Click herefor more details and for the full schedule of services.

Please take 5 minutes to help us understand church going habits since the pandemic. Participation is anonymous and voluntary. Survey available in English and Spanish.

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

The following folks have birthday in March:

01 – Isabel Brown-Aquino
02 – Nancy Haas
03 – Christine Arenson
05 – Preslee Martin
06 – Christina King Smith
Mackey Vroome
13 – Lydia Buschenfeldt
17 – Peter Cavanaugh
18 – Rory Byrne-Dugan
26 – Edmund Stambaugh
28 – Christine Vroome
Jenny Mustered
31 – Alex Dupre

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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