Announcements for 12/16/2018

Upcoming Events

 

TODAY, December 16 – 3rd Sunday of Advent: Pageant Sunday

         Our children will tell the story of Christmas.

December 16-31 – Connect-by-Night (see announcement)

         Our homeless friends need a place to stay the last half of December.

December 21 Christmas Caroling & Party

December 23 – 4th Sunday of Advent 10AM HE

December 24 – Christmas Eve 4PM and 10PM services

December 25 – Christmas Day 10:15AM service

December 30 – First Sunday of Christmas Lessons & Carols 10AM service

 

Announcements

Worship

Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on most Sunday mornings. No Morning Prayer on December 9th.

 

Outreach

We are hosting he Connect by Night shelter program for the last 2 weeks of the month.  They will use a combination of the Church and Parish Hall for accommodations during that time, and we will do our usual lunch preparation. There is a sign-up list in the parish hall and online.

Children and Youth

Nursery childcare is available during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service for children ages 3 and younger in the Godly Play Room.

Sunday School: Children Preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade attend Sunday classes at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. Classes are held on the 1st, 3rd, & 4th Sundays of the month. On 2nd Sundays children attend church with their parents, either the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30 p.m. Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

The Holy Apostles Choir School begins its pilot program on February 5, 2019. If you have a potential student, apply today. Applications are available on-line or on the “connect” table. The Choir School will accept only 20 students for the pilot semester. Placement preference will be given to members of the Church of the Holy Apostles. More information is available at holyapostlespa.org/choir-schoool/. Please forward this information to friends and neighbors who may be interested. Contact Deb Stambaugh if you have any questions.

Parish Life

† Christmas Flower Memorials: Please submit the names of loved ones to be included on the  Christmas Flowers Memorial List to the Parish Office by Thursday, December 20th. The cost is $5.00 per name.

† If you enter the church building when the Little Friends Day Care is in session (7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri), and are anywhere other than in the church itself, please obtain a “Church Member” name tag from the Parish Office and wear it while you are here. This will show the teachers and children at the day care that you are a person who belongs here. Any workers/maintenance people or visitors who come into the buildings are required to wear a “Visitor” name tag to identify themselves to our own staff as well as to the day care staff and children.

† The Cash for Causes Program at Giant Supermarket: Purchase a Giant supermarket gift card through the Church of the Holy Apostles, and 5% of the value of the card will be given to the church. These gift cards can be used like cash when you are buying your own groceries or you can give the cards as gifts. The cards must be purchased through the church in order for the church to receive the 5%.  JT Wertz is the church liaison for this Cash for Causes Program. Please talk with him to purchase a Giant gift card or if you would like more information. All money received by the church through the Cash for Causes Program will become part of the General Operating Fund.

Education

† Fall Reading: The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism by Ben Myers.

† Advent Soup Group: Like a Rolling Stone & The Rock That Doesn’t Roll: Stones in the Bible

Wednesday, December 19th, at 6:30 p.m. LAST SESSION!

†  Bible Study

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. (no Bible Study on Dec. 27th)

Join us as we take a deep dive into the Acts of the Apostles.

 

A Note from the Rector for 12/16/2018

The December edition of Connect-by-night at Holy Apostles begins tonight.  I cannot think of a more beautiful expression of the Christmas spirit than welcoming those without a home into this building that represents for us our spiritual home during this time.  One thinks of Mary and Joseph, far from home and without a place to stay.  It is very true that when we welcome our sisters and brothers in the Connect-by-night program we are welcoming none other than Jesus Christ himself.

Our parish family is very generous.  Recently we have participated in two great programs: Treats for Troops in October/November, which collected items that were sent to overseas military service personnel.  And our current ongoing collection for Philabundance.  Both projects were led—and in the latter case initiated—by the children of our community.  This is the work of the Gospel, plain and simple

I am reminded of the great 4th century preacher and bishop of Constantinople, St. John of Chrysostom, who preached in one of the largest and most beautiful churches ever built, the Hagia Sophia.  Though his church building was beautifully painted and adorned with a wealth of beautiful and valuable objects, John Chrysostom was relentless in reminding his listeners of what was really important.  He preached eloquently about the need to take care of the poor.  He warns people about giving lavish gifts to beautify their place of worship without also giving lavishly to care for those in need. He recognizes the importance of beauty in worship.  He recognizes the importance of having a space that is dignified and gracious, and that lifts people out of their normal routines and turns their hearts in worship to God, but St. Chrysostom warns us never to lose sight of the fact that Christ himself comes to us in the form of those who are poor.  Christ comes to us as a pilgrim in search of shelter.  Will we not welcome him?

In this season, when we rightly adorn and decorate our homes and our church, when we rightly celebrate and enjoy the gifts of life together with our friends and family, we are very blessed indeed to have the opportunity to also partake in Connect-by-Night to remind us what is really important about this season.  In the words of St. Chrysostom, “Do not adorn the church and ignore the poor for they are the most precious temple of all.”

 

James+

Announcements for 12/9/2018

Upcoming Events

December 9 – 10AM – Bishop’s visitation today
Eight youth will be confirmed and one adult will be received!
Also, a visit from St. Nicholas for the children during coffee hour

December 10 – 5PM-9PM – East Parkside Dinner
Share a meal with our long-standing friends & neighbors.

December 16 – Pageant Sunday
Our children will tell the story of Christmas.

December 16-31 – Connect-by-Night (see announcement)
Our homeless friends need a place to stay the last half of December.

December 21 – Christmas Caroling & Party

December 24 – Christmas Eve services 4PM and 10PM

December 25 – Christmas Day service 10:15AM

December 30 – First Sunday of Christmas: Lessons and Carols 10AM

Announcements

Worship

Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on most Sunday mornings. No Morning Prayer on December 9th.

† Evening Family Worship will be held at 5:30 p.m. today, Dec. 9th.

† Healing Prayers will be offered next Sunday, Dec. 16th.

Outreach

The East Parkside Citizens Association is celebrating their annual holiday party and has invited us to celebrate with them once again this year on Monday, December 10th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  We will meet at the church at 5 p.m. to travel together, or you can come to Christ Community Baptist Church, 1224 N 41st St., Philadelphia PA 19104. We usually bring side dishes and are also collecting turkeys as gifts to members of their community in need. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.  They are determining whom they will honor this year and will let us know how we can participate in that.

We are hosting he Connect by Night shelter program for the last 2 weeks of the month.  They will use a combination of the Church and Parish Hall for accommodations during that time, and we will do our usual lunch preparation. There is a sign-up list in the parish hall and online.

Children and Youth

Nursery childcare is available during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service for children ages 3 and younger in the Godly Play Room.

Sunday School: Children Preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade attend Sunday classes at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. Classes are held on the 1st, 3rd, & 4th Sundays of the month. On 2nd Sundays children attend church with their parents, either the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30 p.m. Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

The Holy Apostles Choir School begins its pilot program on February 5, 2019. If you have a potential student, apply today. Applications are available on-line or on the “connect” table. The Choir School will accept only 20 students for the pilot semester. Placement preference will be given to members of the Church of the Holy Apostles. More information is available at holyapostlespa.org/choir-schoool/. Please forward this information to friends and neighbors who may be interested. Contact Deb Stambaugh if you have any questions.

Parish Life

TODAY: We are honored to be joined today by Bishop Daniel. A festive reception follows the 10:00 service to acknowledge his visitation and to honor our eight confirmands and one member received into our parish. Also during the reception, St. Nicholas will make a visit to the children.

Help Needed for Next Week’s Coffee Hour:  On Sunday, Dec. 16th, our children will be presenting the Christmas Pageant during the 10:00 service.  During the Coffee Hour following that service, we would like to thank them with a festive reception in which the entire parish can share.  If you can help in providing refreshments for this coffee hour, or have questions, please contact Judy Jervis at (610) 348-5529 or tuesbowler@outlook.com.

† Christmas Flower Memorials: Please submit the names of loved ones to be included on the  Christmas Flowers Memorial List to the Parish Office by Thursday, December 20th. The cost is $5.00 per name.

† If you enter the church building when the Little Friends Day Care is in session (7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.), and are anywhere other than in the church itself, please obtain a “Church Member” name tag from the Parish Office and wear it while you are here. This will show the teachers and children at the day care that you are a person who belongs here.. Any workers/maintenance people or visitors who come into the buildings also are required to wear a “Visitor” name tag to identify themselves to our own staff as well as to the day care staff and children.

Education

Fall Reading: The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism by Ben Myers.   

Advent Soup Group
Like a Rolling Stone & The Rock That Doesn’t Roll: Stones in the Bible
Thursday, December 12th, at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19th, at 6:30 p.m.

Bible Study
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.
Join us as we take a deep dive into the Acts of the Apostles.

A Note from the Rector for 12/9/2018

I am very happy on this day that our chief pastor, Bishop Daniel, is here with us to confirm eight very bright young people, and to receive one adult into the Episcopal Church.  Confirmation is the sacramental moment when a baptized person expresses “a mature commitment to Christ,” and receives “strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop” (BCP, p. 860).

Older children, youth or adults (as appropriate) who were baptized as infants or children are expected to be confirmed after a period of preparation.  This represents the choice of the person to take up for themselves the promises made for them by their parents and godparents at baptism.   Those who were baptized as adults, but who did not receive the laying on of hands by a bishop are expected to be confirmed.

Preparation for confirmation includes giving the candidate the information and tools necessary to discover the meaning of Christian commitment in their own lives.  This preparation includes instruction and reflection on Christian worship, faith, history, and practice with special attention given to the content of the baptismal covenant.

Confirmation or similar rites undertaken in other Christian traditions may be recognized as confirmation in the Episcopal Church.  If an adult has made a public affirmation of faith in another sacramental denomination (such as Roman Catholicism), they may be received by a bishop in the Episcopal church (see BCP pages 309-310).

If a confirmed member of the church has undergone a renewal of their faith, or if they have come back to the church after a time away, they are invited to reaffirm their faith (see BCP pages 309-310).

Baptism (not Confirmation) is the rite of full admission into the Church, the body of Christ.  If you are baptized, you are a Christian, and are invited by Christ to fully participate in the Church, the Church’s other sacraments, and into the Way of being a disciple of Jesus.  Confirmation, reception, and reaffirmation all occur in continuity with baptism, and with reference to the Baptismal Covenant (BCP, pp. 304-305).  In a very real sense, when you are confirmed, received, or make a reaffirmation, you are publicly expressing the fact that you understand, receive and sign-on to the Baptismal Covenant.

Please join me in congratulating those who are received and confirmed this day.  It is a special day for our parish.  Thanks be to God!

 

James+

Announcements for 12/2/2018

Upcoming Events

December 2 – The First Sunday of Advent
      Lo! He comes on clouds descending.

December 9 – 10AM – Bishop’s visitation Sunday
     Eight youth will be confirmed and one adult will be received!
     Also, a visit from St. Nicholas for the children during coffee hour

December 10 – 5PM-9PM – East Parkside Dinner
Share a meal with our long-standing friends & neighbors.

December 16 – Pageant Sunday
Our children will tell the story of Christmas.

December 16-31 – Connect-by-night (see announcement)
Our homeless friends need a place to stay the last half of December.

December 21 – Christmas Caroling & Party

December 24 – Christmas Eve services 4PM and 10PM

December 25 – Christmas Day service 10:15AM

Worship

Bishop Gutiérrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations and a New Member Reception.

Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on most Sunday mornings. No Morning Prayer on December 9th.

Outreach

The East Parkside Citizens Association is celebrating their annual holiday party and has invited us to celebrate with them once again this year on Monday, December 10th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  We will meet at the church at 5 p.m. to travel together, or you can come to Christ Community Baptist Church, 1224 N 41st St., Philadelphia PA 19104. We usually bring side dishes and are also collecting turkeys as gifts to members of their community in need. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.  They are determining whom they will honor this year and will let us know how we can participate in that.

The Connect by Night shelter program does not have a host for the month of December due to emergency repairs in one of their churches.  After some careful consideration on the vestry, we have decided to offer to be their host for the last 2 weeks of the month over the holidays (December 16th-31st).  They will use a combination of the Church and Parish Hall for accommodations during that time, and we will do our usual lunch preparation. There is a sign-up list in the parish hall and online.

Children and Youth

Nursery childcare is available during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service for children ages 3 and younger in the Godly Play Room.

Sunday School: Children Preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade attend Sunday classes at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. Classes are held on the 1st, 3rd, & 4th Sundays of the month. On 2nd Sundays children attend church with their parents, either the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30 p.m. Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

The Holy Apostles Choir School pilot program will start February 5, 2019. It is an after-school program on Tuesday and Thursdays. Students, grades 1 – 5 will receive homework assistance and then study music using the Royal School of Church Music, Voice for Life curriculum. If your student is interested in participating in the program, please return the attached application to drstambaugh@gmail.com.

† The Choir School will accept only 20 students for the pilot semester. Placement preference will be given to members of the Church of the Holy Apostles. More information is available at https://holyapostlespa.org/choir-school/. Please forward this information to friends and neighbors who may be interested. If a child needs transportation assistance, please contact drstambaugh@gmail.com.

Parish Life

Help Needed for Festive Coffee Hours on December 9th and 16th:

On Sunday, Dec. 9th, during Coffee Hour we will be celebrating the visitation by Bishop Daniel, the confirmation of eight of our young people, and the reception on a new member to the parish — and as a special treat for our children, there will be  a visit by St. Nicholas. Will you help to provide special refreshments for that day? We will be serving tea and would like to have a variety of tea sandwiches, fruit (such as grapes and berries), and appetizers.

On Sunday, Dec. 16th, our children will be presenting the Christmas Pageant during the 10:00 service.  During the Coffee Hour following that service, we would like to thank them with a festive reception in which the entire parish can share.

If you can help in providing refreshments for either or both of these coffee hours, or have questions, please contact Judy Jervis at  (610) 348-5529 or tuesbowler@outlook.com.

† Christmas Flower Memorials: Please submit the names of loved ones to be included on the  Christmas Flowers Memorial List to the Parish Office by Thursday, December 20th. The cost is $5.00 per name.

Education

Fall Reading: We finally received our copies of  The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism by Ben Myers.  Those of you who ordered a book, please pick them up.  If you want, get started on reading it, and stay tuned as we figure out a time to discuss this wonderful book.  

Advent Soup Group
Like a Rolling Stone & The Rock That Doesn’t Roll: Stones in the Bible
Wednesday, December 5th, at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 12th, at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19th, at 6:30 p.m.

Bible Study
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.
Join us as we take a deep dive into the Acts of the Apostles

Around the Diocese

DIOPA Men’s Fellowship Group

Dear Brothers in Christ,
We have started a men’s fellowship group within the DIOPA to encourage fellowship and spiritual development through good works. We have a literacy project scheduled for MLK Day of Service in Darby, PA. Our steering committee will meet on Friday December 7, at 7 am. We will enjoy a breakfast at IHOP in Ardmore, while we discuss supporting Fr. John Daniels and the young men of Church Farm School is this worthy endeavor. If any men from your church would like to learn more, please contact me. If there is interest in attending this meeting to plan the event, please join us for breakfast.

Peace,
Austin Hepburn
St. David’s Church, Wayne

 

A Highland Christmas: A Benefit for St. James School
Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Ardmore

Advent Lessons and Carols at 6:00 p.m. will be followed by A Highland Christmas celebration, including a cocktail party, dinner buffet, silent and live auctions, and special live entertainment. Tartan attire encouraged. Honorees: Kathryn Miani, St. James Volunteer; Leslie Murray, Parent of St. James Graduate; Ed and Jean Conroy, Society of St. George Supporters; and Andrew F. and Debbie Webster, English-Speaking Union Supporters. Tickets are $95 per person and $175 per couple. Sponsorships start at $250. To purchase tickets. Please call 215.226.1276 or visit stjamesphila.org/highlandchristmas.

A Note from the Rector for 12/2/2018

Advent is here.  Many of us prepare advent wreaths for our homes during this time.  An advent wreath can be as simple as 4 candles.  For the first week of Advent, from now until next Saturday, one candle is lit, and then another candle is lit for each of the remaining weeks.  In my family, we light the appropriate number of candles on the wreath during our evening meals together.  Below is a short service to pray when you light the wreath (adapted from the BCP pp. 109-111)

Leader Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord

Everyone Thanks be to God.

A reading from Scripture

If I say, “Surely the darkness will cover me, and the light around me turn to night,” darkness is not dark to you, O Lord; the night is as bright as the day; darkness and light to you are both alike.

Leader                 Let us pray

Lighten our darkness, we beseech you, O Lord; and by your great mercy defund from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, Our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Add the appropriate prayer for the week of Advent

First week of Advent

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the

dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Second week of Advent

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy

Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Third week of Advent

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Fourth week of Advent

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Light the candle(s).

Everyone

O gracious light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of Life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.

The service may end with the “Our Father” and/or a grace for the meal.

James+

 

 

Announcements for 11/25/2018

Upcoming Events

November 21 – 7PM – Evensong & Fireside Reception  (see announcement)  Bring a beverage or appetizer to share.

December 1 – 7:30AM-11AM – Pancakes with Santa (see announcement)  Bring the kids, and/or invite a neighbor with kids.

December 2 – The First Sunday of Advent  Lo! He comes on clouds descending.

December 9 – 10AM – Bishop’s visitation Sunday  Eight youth will be confirmed and one adult will be received!

December 10 – 5PM-9PM – East Parkside Dinner  Share a meal with our long-standing friends & neighbors.

December 16 – Pageant Sunday  Our children will tell the story of Christmas.

December 16-31 – Connect-by-Night (see announcement)  Our homeless friends need a place to stay the last half of December.

December 21 – Christmas Caroling & Party

Announcements

Worship

† Jeremiah Mustered will be the preacher this Sunday, November 25th.

† No Morning Prayer November 27-28

Wednesday, November 21st, at 7:00 p.m. Evensong on Thanksgiving Eve. Following the service there will be a Fireside Reception in the Memorial Room (please bring a beverage and appetizer to share). RSVP to Judy Jervis at (610) 348-5529 or tuesbowler@outlook.com if attending reception.

Bishop Gutiérrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations.  

Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings.

Outreach

Pancakes with Santa:  Saturday, Dec. 1st, 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Breakfast free for children 5 years old and younger. Ages 6-14 are $4. Ages 15 and up are $7. Baked goods will be for sale. Bring your own camera for pictures with Santa!

Volunteers are needed to help with “Pancakes with Santa” (see announcement above).  Opportunities to help: kitchen, set-up, clean-up, arts and crafts table, and bake sale table. Donations of baked goods and Christmas items to be sold are appreciated.  If you would like to help, please contact Drew Meiers, Judy Jervis, or place your name on the sign up list in the Parish Hall.

The East Parkside Citizens Association is celebrating their annual holiday party and has invited us to celebrate with them once again this year on Monday, December 10th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  We will meet at the church at 5 p.m. to travel together, or you can come to Christ Community Baptist Church, 1224 N 41st St., Philadelphia PA 19104. We usually bring side dishes and are also collecting turkeys as gifts to members of their community in need. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.  They are determining whom they will honor this year and will let us know how we can participate in that.

The Connect by Night shelter program does not have a host for the month of December due to emergency repairs in one of their churches.  After some careful consideration on the vestry, we have decided to offer to be their host for the last 2 weeks of the month over the holidays (December 16th-31st).  They will use a combination of the Church and Parish Hall for accommodations during that time, and we will do our usual lunch preparation. There is a sign-up list in the parish hall and online.

Children and Youth

Nursery childcare is available during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service for children ages 3 and younger in the Godly Play Room.

Sunday School: Children Preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade attend Sunday classes at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. Classes are held on the 1st, 3rd, & 4th Sundays of the month. On 2nd Sundays children attend church with their parents, either the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30 p.m. Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

Confirmation Class: November 25 at 5 p.m.

The Holy Apostles Choir School pilot program will start February 5, 2019. It is an after-school program on Tuesday and Thursdays. Students, grades 1 – 5 will receive homework assistance and then study music using the Royal School of Church Music, Voice for Life curriculum. If your student is interested in participating in the program, please return the attached application to drstambaugh@gmail.com.

The Choir School will accept only 20 students for the pilot semester. Placement preference will be given to members of the Church of the Holy Apostles. More information is available at https://holyapostlespa.org/choir-school/. Please forward this information to friends and neighbors who may be interested. If a child needs transportation assistance, please contact drstambaugh@gmail.com.

Parish Life

Parish Office hours for week of Thanksgiving:

     + 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20

     + Normal hours resume the week of Nov. 26th.

James+ will be attending diocesan Clergy Conference Nov. 26-28 at Cape May NJ. He is still available by phone or email.

Turkey Trot: 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving, Nov. 22nd, to raise money for the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania . (Meet in front of St. Faith Church, Havertown.)  The fee is $20 or $10 for participants under 12. This event is held each year in memory of Matt Smyth who passed away from Testicular Cancer at age 23 and to remind men to check themselves.  Make your donations payable to Abramson Cancer Center and in the memo put “The Matt Smyth Fund”.

Education

Fall Reading: We finally received our copies of  The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism by Ben Myers.  Those of you who ordered a book, please pick them up.  If you want, get started on reading it, and stay tuned as we figure out a time to discuss this wonderful book.  

Advent Soup Group:  Like a Rolling Stone & The Rock That Doesn’t Roll: Stones in the Bible
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
December 5th
December 12th
December 19th

Bible Study
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.
Join us as we take a deep dive into the Acts of the Apostles