Acts of the Apostles – 03/19/2023

Week of March 19, 2023

4th 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 4th Sunday in Lent
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 23
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41

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 19, 2023 – Fourth 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 – Singing the PsalmsParish Hall
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Monday, March 20, 2023 – Feast of St Joseph

  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM – Fire Alarm Testing
  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 7:00 PM – Vestry Meeting via ZoomJean Gentile, host
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Tuesday, March 21, 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, March 22, 2023

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

Thursday, March 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, March 24, 2023

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – Feast of the Annunciation

  • 9:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Christ Episcopal Church, Ridley Park, Vestry EventParish Hall, Kitchen and Memorial Room
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Sunday, March 26, 2023 – Fifth 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 – The Importance of Holy WeekMemorial Room
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join


Food Giveaway:

For April, we will be collecting all types of fruit and vegetable canned goods through Tuesday, April18, for delivery and distribution on Wednesday, April 19.

Here are the before and after photos from Wednesdays giveaway where we contributed 82 boxes of cereal to help feed 177 people this month!

THANK YOU for all of the celebration cake kit supplies!
We are set for the next few months!

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

Project Share

Grilled Cheese Lunches

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our Project Share Grilled Cheese lunches over the last quarter. The final grilled cheese menu will be delivered this Tuesday, March 21.

Cold Sandwiches – April thru June

Beginning on April 4, we will switch from Grilled Cheese to lunch meat sandwiches to go along with sweet treats, fruit and beverages. There are two options available to you to help with the main dish:

  • You can opt to make the sandwiches yourself – with materials that you purchase or have provided by Cassie
  • You can choose to pay for hoagies to be provided from Centrella’s for $100, payable to CHA: Outreach. (one 9-foot meat and cheese hoagie + 1 tuna hoagie which together provide sandwiches for just over 40 people)

When you sign up for a lunch, please use the NOTE field to specify which option you’re choosing.

The dates for lunches are:

April 4 & 18
May 2, 16 & 30
June 13 & 27

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

Magazines Needed

Between now and March 26th we will be accepting magazines to be used for collage projects at Park Lane Elementary. If you have any magazines lying around that would be suitable, please remove any address labels and then drop them off on the Outreach shelves or the CAN-estoga wagon. This is a short-term collection item for a specific project for Jess Geffen with her students.

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


Last week we discussed the reading and praying of the Psalms and THIS SUNDAY, March 19, we will be learning a bit about praying the Psalms using Modified Anglican Chant. Join us in the Parish Hall (where we have sung many times before) as Jamie Wilcutts, our minister of music, teaches us about this special form of worship and prayer.

Sign-up to be a reader or intercessor for one or more services between now and Easter. There are many openings, including:

  • Palm Sunday – need readers for the Passion for both 8:30am and 10am services
  • Easter Vigil – need a minimum of 4 readers, and we can use as many as 8!

Questions? Contact Katie
Ready to commit? Reader SignUpGenius Page

Easter is quickly approaching. It will be a glorious time of rejoicing, remembrance, and thanksgiving. This is true because we believe that those whom we love and see no longer will one day live again through the power and the light of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is what we celebrate at Easter.

To put earthly beauty in the service of our heavenly faith in Jesus, it is our custom at Holy Apostles to remember our deceased friends and family members with a beautiful array of Easter flowers. If you would like to participate in this custom, please send, or hand deliver the names of the deceased loved ones you would like to remember to the church office along with a donation.

The suggested donation is $10.00 per name, but please do give only as you are able and so moved.


  • Send your check along with a list of those to be remembered to the church:
    1020 Remington Rd, Wynnewood PA 19096

  • Use the Give button on our website to make an electronic donation. The “To” list includes an option for Flower Memorials. If you choose this option, please email your list of those to be remembered to Patty Wertz ( ) or to the church office (

Deadline: Please have your requests to us no later than April 3.


If you would like to help promote Easter at Holy Apostles, please get a sign or two during coffee hour after the 9AM or 10AM services, or stop by during office hours to pick one up!


Come to the Memorial Room on Friday, March 31, @ 10:30AM to prepare the monthly newsletter mailing and get a sneak peak at the Palm Sunday and Holy Week leaflets as we fold (and fold and fold) them for services. We don’t offer snacks since sticky fingers are bad for paper projects, but we do have fun laughing and chatting together. Join us!

The Bishop’s staff will be visiting us on Thursday, April 13 for a time of fellowship. If the weather cooperates, we’ll be meeting on the front lawn under the tent! No need to bring anything except yourself, your friends & family, and your love of Holy Apostles! Make plans now to join the party!

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.

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!

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. If you are in need of giving envelopes, please contact Katie

Office hours for the week of March 19:
Monday, 3/20 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, 3/24 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

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 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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