Acts of the Apostles – 04/09/2023

Week of April 9, 2023

Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

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. Special treats 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 Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

Jeremiah 31:1-6
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Acts 10:34-43
John 20:1-18

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

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

Monday, April 10, 2023

Tuesday, April 11, 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 12, 2023

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

Thursday, April 13, 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
  • 6:00 PM – JUBILEE CELEBRATION – Join us under the tent for a time of fellowship and good food with the Diocesan staff! Bring a friend!
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Friday, April 14, 2023

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Sunday, April 16, 2023 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

  • 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
  • 11:30 AM – Vestry MeetingMemorial Room
  • 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 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

…for a limited time appearance. It will stay up at least through the Jubilee celebration next week. Many thanks to those who helped re-raise it last Sunday!

The Bishop’s staff (the people, not the crozier) will be visiting us this Thursday, April 13 for a time of fellowship and good food 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!

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.

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!)


The Lord has heard my supplication;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
Psalm 6:9

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 Marjianne Guyther, a dear friend of Nancy Haas, who was found unconscious Tuesday with a brain bleed and tumor. They operated, but don’t know the extent of her injuries. Marjianne has been added to Mondays on the Parish Prayer List.
  • Continued prayers are requested for Meg McKenna who remains in the hospital with a bone infection.

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


For the week of April 9:

Monday, 4/10 – Office CLOSED
Tuesday, 4/11 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday, 4/14 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

Easter Sunday is filled with hope, joy and the promise of new life. From the depths of our being we proclaim, “Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!” However, that joy, hope, and new life should not lessen as the days pass. We have the sacred opportunity to change the way we approach the Lord and one another. As we celebrate this most sacred day, let us be intentional, let us be sacredly present, let us renew our faith.

So that we may stay present within the light of the resurrection, set aside three minutes, three times a day. to pray or just speak to our Lord. Nine minutes out of 24 hours to go deeper with God.

During Lent, I asked the faithful to reflect on a series of questions. One of them was if church – your church – is a place of unconditional belonging and love, even for those who we may consider “different.”

As people of faith, seek out people you don’t know in church during the peace, or during coffee hour. Take that step and go out of your way to make a newcomer or stranger feel like they belong in your church.

Do we ever consider if being subject to judgment – even if it is subtle – is why people don’t come back to church on other Sundays? Let’s change and be present and open to all who walk through our doors.

Jesus refused to exclude anyone as he taught us that everyone belongs. His love and care for the “least of these,” was so deep, his love for us so profound, that he willingly sacrificed his life and God raised him from the dead revealing the great and eternal truth … everyone finds true belonging in the arms of his Father.

This Easter, as we gather to celebrate the resurrection, let’s embody that love. Together, let’s see with the eyes of Christ and seek out someone you have never met before, welcome the stranger, help the outcast find acceptance and belonging. As you gather with people you may not have seen since last year, you have a unique opportunity to show forth the love of Jesus Christ and the joy and hope of this resurrection. This Easter let’s not settle for just going to church. Let’s be the Body of Christ!

The 2022 Annual Report for the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania is now available. You can pick up a copy from the document shelf in the office hallway or read it online here.

Bishop Daniel says: “Five years ago, we began to live according to a simple phrase – “know Jesus, change the world.” These words reflect our unshakable belief that if we truly follow Jesus, through him, we can make the world a better place. But this is not just a tagline. This is our call, and every day we journey with our churches to share the love of Jesus Christ.

Let’s find joy in one another, joy in the Lord. Stop doing church and be the Church. yes, we have challenges, but we also have glorious opportunities. Our creativity has never been greater.”

Read the Bishop’s entire message 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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