Acts of the Apostles – 05/07/2023

Week of May 07, 2023

Jesus lives! thy terrors now, #194, verse 3 from The Hymnal 1982 —
Words: Christian Furchtegott Gellert (1715-1769); tr. Frances Elizabeth Cox (1812-1897), alt.

5th Sunday of Easter

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. 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 5th Sunday of Easter

Acts 7:55-60
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
1 Peter 2:2-10
John 14:1-14

Sunday, May 7, 2023 – 5th Sunday of Easter

  • 9:00 AM – Family Eucharist ServiceThe Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestreamThe Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Monday, May 8, 2023

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 7:00 PM – Property Meeting via Zoom Annette Smith, Chair
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Tuesday, May 9, 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, May 10, 2023

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

Thursday, May 11, 2023

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 11:00 AM – Bible Study via Zoom. Join us in our study of the 1st and 2nd Epistles of St. Peter. No previous experience required. Click here to join
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Friday, May 12, 2023

Saturday, May 13, 2023

  • 9:00 AM – OPCA Cleanup @ Rose Playground1300 N 75th St, Philadelphia, PA 19151
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Sunday, May 14, 2023 – 6th Sunday of Easter, Rogation Sunday

  • 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


Food Giveaway:

If you have small boxes to contribute along with your jars/cans of pasta sauce, it would make the transport from church to recreation center much easier!

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

Cold Sandwiches – April thru June

Thank you to those who continue to contribute to this Outreach ministry. We have volunteers covering our sandwich needs for all of our May and June dates. At this time we are most in need of volunteers to provide:

  • Drinks – tea bags, iced tea or lemonade, 2 bags of Apostles Cup coffee
  • Fruit – apples or oranges for 40
  • Sweet Treats – brownies, cookies, etc.

——————————> Sign up here <—————————

The remaining dates for lunches are:
May 16 (fully covered) & May 30
June 13 & June 27

Project Share Self-Care BBQ

Wednesday, May 17
7200 Chestnut Street
Upper Darby PA

DelCo Project Share is hosting a Self-care Cook-Out to serve their participants. We have been invited to this great event to socialize, meet and greet their participants whom we have been providing for over the last three years.

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


These chairs were under the tent during last Saturday’s storm that massacred our event tent (a moment of silence, please)…

Your trusty Senior Warden played hooky on Monday afternoon to collect all the remaining debris and wash mud off of the chairs. Now you can help with the next step. The chairs are stacked outside the “mailbox” doors. If you are able, please grab a chair or two and bring it inside to the Memorial Room where we stack them on the left side wall behind the couch. Thanks!

Held over an extra week since last Sunday’s downpours prevented the completion of the task.


Overbrook Park Civic Association is hosting Clean Up days at Rose Playground at 75th Street and Lansdowne Avenue on select Saturdays through November. We pray for the Rose Playground area twice a week in our Parish Prayer List: on Sundays we pray for 75th Street and on Tuesdays we pray for Lansdowne Avenue. Why not add an additional day per month of praying for that area during a clean up day? The next scheduled date is May 13th. If you find yourself available between 9am-11am stop by and lend a hand! Need a refresher of Fr. James’ “Trash Rosary” article? – you can re-read it here

If you have something you would like to contribute to the June newsletter, please submit it to the office no later than 5pm on Thursday, May 25th.

Join us in the Memorial Room on Tuesday, May 30 @ 12:30PM for an hour of folding, stuffing, stamping and laughter. Everyone is welcome!

You can purchase bags of Apostles Cup in 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!


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.

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! Slots have been added through June 4, Trinity Sunday.

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 May 7:
Monday, 5/8 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, 5/9 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday, 5/12 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

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

The following folks have birthdays in May:

01 – Eric Haas
Jennifer Lees
02 – Nathanael Russell
04 – Greg Smith
10 – Porter Forker
12 – Dan Dugan
14 – Toni Meiers
18 – John Klumpp
19 – Thayer Avis
24 – Joann Borie
26 – Joe Zorc

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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