Acts of the Apostles – 04/02/2023

Week of April 2, 2023

Sunday of the Passion

Palm Sunday

8:30AM 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 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 Sunday of the Passion – Palm Sunday

The Liturgy of the Palms
Matthew 21:1-11
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

The Liturgy of the Word
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:14- 27:66

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, April 2, 2023 – Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday

  • 8:30 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, April 3, 2023

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

Tuesday, April 4, 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, April 5, 2023

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 6:30 PM – Tenebrae, a Service of Darkness and Shadows – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Thursday, April 6, 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
  • 6:30 PM – Agape MealJoin us for a traditional light meal of fellowship under the tent
  • 7:30 PM – Maundy Thursday Service with Washing of Feet – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join
  • 9:00 PM through 11:59 PM – Altar of Reposea time of prayer and reflection at the altar in the narthex Prayer Room. Sign up for a vigil hour

Friday, April 7, 2023

  • 12:00 AM through 9:15 AM – Altar of Reposea time of prayer and reflection at the altar in the narthex Prayer Room. Sign up for a vigil hour
  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 12:00 PM – Stations of the Cross and Good Friday Meditations – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Officiant
  • 1:00 PM – Leaflet folding session – join us in the Memorial Room as we put together leaflets for The Great Vigil of Easter and the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • 6:30 PM – Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Saturday, April 8, 2023

  • 9:00 AM – Holy Saturday Liturgy – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Officiant
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join
  • 8:00 PM – The Great Vigil of Easter with Lighting of the Paschal Candle and Renewal of Baptismal Vows – this service includes the use of incense – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • Following the Vigil ServiceChampagne reception in the Parish Hall

Sunday, April 9, 2023 – Easter Day

  • 8:30 AM – Family Eucharist Service for Easter Sunday – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10:00 AM – Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, Holy Eucharist Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion & Baptism – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join


Food Giveaway:

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

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 our Outreach ministry team
  • 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) We will do the pickup and delivery for you.

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

Magazines Needed

We are extending our call for magazines through the month of April as we now have projects lined up at Park Lane Elementary and Project Share. 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.

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

If you missed last week’s discussion, you can prepare for what’s ahead by viewing the session video here.

Join us for an Agape meal, or simple supper, on Maundy Thursday, April 6th beginning at 6:30pm under the tent. This light repast will include olives, dried fruits, hummus and pita, cheese, Mediterranean salad and vegetable broth.

Volunteer to bring something using the signup sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, or contact Drew Meiers to let him know you can help out.

We look forward to sharing this meal with you. Bring a friend! And stay afterwards for our celebration of Maundy Thursday beginning at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary.


The altar of repose will be set up in the prayer closet off of the narthex. Vigil will be kept from 9PM on Maundy Thursday following the evening service, until 9:15AM on Good Friday, followed by Morning Prayer. If you would like to take part in the vigil tradition, you can sign up for one or more one-hour sessions using our Sign-up sheet.

If you have questions or need assistance in signing up for your vigil slot, please contact Katie – – 610-642-6617

Our First Aid Kit has entered the 21st Century! You can find the new box in left side of the credenza shelves on the top right shelf. Here’s hoping we never need it!

Included in the gift bags we hand out to visitors to Holy Apostles is a small olive wood cross. These pocket sized crosses fit in your pocket or purse and can provide comfort or serve as a reminder to take a moment out of a busy day to pray for those in need, or to offer thanksgiving for the blessings in your life.

They’re not just for visitors, though. There is a bowl of them available on the windowsill in the office hallway. Feel free to take one to keep nearby on your journey through life. A small card of explanation is also available in the bowl.

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: THIS MONDAY, April 3

You are invited to join the members of our Altar Guild on Saturday, April 8 at 9:30am to help decorate the sanctuary for this year’s Easter Celebrations. Please come and lend a hand!

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!)


First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone
1 Timothy 2:1

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.

  • Continued prayers are needed for Rick Gallagher’s mom, Phil Gallagher, who suffered a stroke this past week while in the hospital for leukemia treatments.
  • Please pray for John Day. His cancer has returned. He and Linda are working with his doctors to decide the best plan of treatment.
  • Our friend, Marc Dent, passed away unexpectedly last weekend. Marc was a partner in House Cup Coffee and he and Cassie Woestman worked closely together on all things regarding our Apostles Cup program. Marc was a man of incredible gentleness and heart. Please pray for his family and his work family as they deal with this loss.
  • Please pray for Katie Gentile’s sister, Meg McKenna, who will be having surgery on April 3rd to replace parts of a prosthetic elbow joint (which she just had placed on February 15) due to a new infection in the joint.
  • Please pray for those who will be baptized during the Easter season: Jordi Geli Vilardell (grandchild of Ann Powers) and Abigail Clare Buschenfeldt (grandchild of Nancy Haas), their families and godparents.
  • Thankful for answered prayers, please remove Victoria Klumpp from the Friday prayer list as she is very much improved and back home after a long hospitalization (including being on life support in the ICU) after being hit by a car while walking on a sidewalk in Boston.

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 April 2:
Monday, 4/3 – 10:00 AM – 12 NOON
Tuesday, 4/4 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday, 4/7 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

This week’s One Week in One Minute video features some of the highlights of the 2023 pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This trip should definitely be on your bucket list. you can watch it here.


On 4/16, the University of Pennsylvania Jazz Ensemble will perform at St. Mary’s at Penn to benefit orphans and students in Ukraine. Ukrainian children’s art display, reception, and refreshments to follow. A Pay-as-you-wish-donation is your ticket to the concert. Details here.

The award-winning St. Thomas Gospel Choir will be in concert, singing spirituals, hymns and foot stomping hand clapping good Gospel Music on Sunday, June 4, from 4:00pm to 5:45pm at Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 Old York Rd, Abington PA 19001. Details here.

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

The following folks have birthdays in April:

06 – Kiersten Wertz Lopez
Robbie Zorc
09 – Emma Gallagher
16 – Lisa Ferreri
17 – Drew Meiers
19 – Pat Dyer
22 – Michael Avis
26 – Judi Kraft
28 – James Stambaugh
Bryan Houck
Shawn Houck
29 – Jim Jervis

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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