Announcements

A Note from the (Former) Rector: History of Connect-by-Night at Holy Apostles

by the Rev. Steve Snider (Rector 1991-2006)

We began sheltering circa 1994, I think it was, with a group of interdenominational parishes coordinated by an organization called Shepherd’s Place. Sally Griffith, now a parishioner of Holy Trinity Rittenhouse Square, alerted us to the organization and affected the marriage between CHA and Shepherd’s Place. We signed on and a core group of parish volunteers quickly expanded to the numbers you have today. I advocated and Sally was our first coordinator by default! She did a great job. Looking through the 2006 directory, the year I retired from CHA, I count 40+ families or individuals who stepped up to host and prepare bag lunches, drinks, sanitize, etc. Many of them are still helping today. I also remember our earliest volunteers now departed: Win Becker, Sr., Peter Cadwallader, Bonnie Davis, Ray Dyer, Bob & Carole Moore, Vince Raimondo, Harry Sibley, Sandy Smith, Gene Stivers, and I hope for forgiveness for missing anyone else.

Prior to our first year of hosting, we sent flyers around the neighborhood and the result was predictable. Some neighbors called to complain; some anonymously called the township resulting in a surprise inspection, albeit with an apology from the inspector; some called and offered to help. Ultimately, we had many more neighborhood helpers than complainers. After the first couple of years the nay-sayers stopped saying, well, ‘nay’.

When we first began, we were assigned winter months, and thus helped to save many from freezing on the streets. We needed to put a hold on our involvement in 1999 when the parish hall underwent re-construction. When we re-joined the rota for the month of July, which worked well since we had just installed air-conditioning in the parish hall.  We have been helping people avoid heat related catastrophes ever since.

At some point in the mid-90’s, Shepherd’s Place ceased to exist and the sheltering operation came under the auspices of Connect-By-Night social services in Upper Darby. Largely, CHA and other parishes hosted the overflow from the permanent shelter located at 63rd & Market in Upper Darby. That shelter was overwhelmed by the first year of its opening. At first our guests – numbering from 25 to 60 people each night – included children, most often with their mothers and sometimes with both parents/partners. In time, the children began to disappear for an assortment of reasons, some of them good.

I am so pleased and give thanks to God that CHA continues in this life-saving outreach. By my count 2018 marks the 24rd year in this sacred endeavor…anyway, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

Steve+

2018 Connect-by-Night Needs

This year, as part of our 24 year commitment to welcoming guests who are experiencing homelessness into our church community, the Sunday School is leading a donation drive for the following items:

Toiletries
Deodorant
Toothpaste
Washclothes
Toothbrushes
Shampoo

Lunch Supplies
Bread
Juice boxes
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Ham
Cheese
Pretzels (hard)
sandwich bags
brown paper bags
napkins

Announcements 5/20/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

 Sunday, May 20th                      10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Day of Pentecost                         Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

 Monday, May 21st                     Office Closed

 Tuesday, May 22nd                    9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

                                                      10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

 Wednesday, May 23rd               (No Holy Eucharist today)

 Thursday, May 24th                  (No Morning Prayer today)

 Friday, May 25th                       (No Morning Prayer today)

                                                      10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

 Sunday, May 27th                      10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II,

 First Sunday after Pentecost:     Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Trinity Sunday                                        

Announcements

Worship

Beginning next Sunday, May 27th, we will begin saying the EOW version of the Nicene Creed on alternating Sundays.

Children & Youth

Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program. Stay tuned for more details, and how you can get involved.

Confirmation classes are being held the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All children and youth 5th grade and up (at parent’s discretion) are welcome to attend, even those who are not seeking confirmation.

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 classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, be- ginning at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. 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.

Outreach and Service

Connect by Night: This program, in which area churches provide a sleep space for those in need, will be returning to Holy Apostles in July.  Chris Costello will be stepping down from leading the program for this summer.  If anyone is interested in helping to run the program, there are several leadership roles, including: program leader (organizes the schedule, serves as a contact with the program), weekly captain (shops and maintains lunch-making supplies for one week).  Please contact Joe Zorc (zorc@email.chop.edu) if you are interested.  Everyone has the opportunity to participate by taking a night to make lunches and greet our guests, the schedule for that will be available starting this Sunday in Church.

Darby Mission:   The schedule for hosting Darby meals has been very well subscribed, and our next turn will be on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5pm.  Please put that date on your calendar.  Reverend Doris also runs a camp for the children during the summer.  We provided a lunch cookout for them last year and are targeting Tuesday, July 31st during the day as a time for that.  If you are available and interested in participating at Darby that day, please contact Joe Zorc.

Parish Life

RECYCLING! We now have a recycling bin (clearly marked as such) located next to the large trash receptacle outside the kitchen door. All recyclable paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum should be placed in this bin rather than in the trash.

Parish Directory: Recently copies of the updated Parish Directory were sent electronically to those parishioners having email. If you already have a parish directory in a blue folder from last year, please print the new pages, then remove all the old pages from the blue folder and replace them with the new pages. If you do not have the means to print the new pages but do have the older directory in the blue folder, copies of the new pages are stapled in packets labeled “May 2018″and are available on the table across from the rector’s office.  Please take a copy and replace the pages in the folder you already have. If you do not have a directory in a blue folder, there are updated directories in blue folders also on the table across from the rector’s office. Please take one. (Please do not take a blue folder if you already have one at home.) Additions and corrections will be sent out from time to time.

If you visit the church during the week (and we hope you do!), please use the red double doors nearest the church offices.  Please take special care to lock doors behind you, and ensure that they latch properly.  Doors that are not locked or completely shut are a very serious safety concern for Little Friends Daycare.  Thank you!

Upcoming Events:

First Happy Hour of the Season – Friday, June 1st – 6:30PM

Haverford Heritage Festival – Sunday, June 3rd – 10AM-4PM

Sunday School Picnic – Sunday, June 10th – after 10AM service

CHA goes to the Flea Market – June 24th

Diocesan News:

The Episcopal Church Club of Philadelphia (ECCP) will hold its Annual Dinner Meeting on Friday, June 1, 2018 at The Acorn Club, 1519 Locust Street, Philadelphia. The evening will begin with Social Hour at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will follow at6:30. After a delicious Acorn Club Dinner, we will enjoy vocal musical entertainment featuring Dorothy Cardella and James Longacre, a couple well known professionally as A Touch of Classics! Come join Episcopalians from around the Diocese of Pennsylvania (and guests!) for a pleasant evening of good food, drink, music, and fellowship! The cost is $50 per person. Discount parking is available across the street from The Acorn Club. For more information, call Barbara Alton at 203-637-1125, or visit the ECCP website, www.episcopalchurchclub.org, for details. See you there!

Announcements 5/13/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, May 13th                      10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Seventh Sunday of Easter         Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Informational meeting after service

Monday, May 14th                    Office Closed

Tuesday, May 15th                   9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Office Hours

Wednesday, May 16th              7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Thursday, May 17th                  9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Friday, May 18th                       9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

Sunday, May 20th                     10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II,

Feast of Pentecost                     Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Announcements

Worship

The final special worship service during the season of Easter: Next Sunday,  May 20th – Feast of the Pentecost: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Beginning on Sunday May 27th, we will begin saying the EOW version of the Nicene Creed on alternating Sundays.  There will be a third informational meeting about this Sunday May 13, after the 10am service.

Children & Youth

Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program. Stay tuned for more details, and how you can get involved.

Confirmation classes are being held the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All children and youth 5th grade and up (at parent’s discretion) are welcome to attend, even those who are not seeking confirmation.

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 classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, be- ginning at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. 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.

Outreach & Service

Connect by Night: This program, in which area churches provide a sleep space for those in need, will be returning to Holy Apostles in July.  Chris Costello will be stepping down from leading the program for this summer.  If anyone is interested in helping to run the program, there are several leadership roles, including: program leader (organizes the schedule, serves as a contact with the program), weekly captain (shops and maintains lunch-making supplies for one week).  Please contact Joe Zorc (zorc@email.chop.edu) if you are interested.  Everyone has the opportunity to participate by taking a night to make lunches and greet our guests, the schedule for that will be available starting this Sunday in Church. A schedule also is available at

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vNySiqLAqnuRsoByrumqSTNfl_via2XdqtRntFh37uA/edit?usp=sharing

Darby Mission:   The schedule for hosting Darby meals has been very well subscribed, and our next turn will be on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5pm.  Please put that date on your calendar.  Reverend Doris also runs a camp for the children during the summer.  We provided a lunch cookout for them last year and are targeting Tuesday, July 31st during the day as a time for that.  If you are available and interested in participating at Darby that day, please contact Joe Zorc.

Parish Life

Parish Directory: Recently copies of the updated Parish Directory were sent electronically to those parishioners having email. If you already have a parish directory in a blue folder from last year, please print the new pages, then remove all the old pages from the blue folder and replace them with the new pages. If you do not have the means to print the new pages but do have the older directory in the blue folder, copies of the new pages are stapled in packets labeled “May 2018″and are available on the table across from the rector’s office.  Please take a copy and replace the pages in the folder you already have. If you do not have a directory in a blue folder, there are updated directories in blue folders also on the table across from the rector’s office. Please take one. (Please do not take a blue folder if you already have one at home.) Additions and corrections will be sent out from time to time.

If you visit the church during the week (and we hope you do!), please use the red double doors nearest the church offices.  Please take special care to lock doors behind you, and ensure that they latch properly.  Doors that are not locked or completely shut are a very serious safety concern for Little Friends Daycare.  Thank you!

Upcoming Events:

First Happy Hour of the Season – Friday, June 1st – 6:30PM

Haverford Heritage Festival – Sunday, June 3rd – 10AM-4PM

Sunday School Picnic – Sunday, June 10th – after 10AM service

CHA goes to the Flea Market – June 24th

Announcements 5/6/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, May 6th                         10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Youth Sunday

Sixth Sunday of Easter               Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

                                                       Rogation Procession after Holy Eucharist

 Monday, May 7th                       Office Closed

 Tuesday, May 8th                       9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

                                                       10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

Wednesday, May 9th                 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Thursday, May 10th                     9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Ascension Day                              7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Friday, May 11th                         9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

                                                       10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

Saturday, May 12th                   2:00 – 5:00 p.m. All Parish Work Day

Sunday, May 13th                      10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Seventh Sunday of Easter          Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

                                                        5:00 Confirmation Class

                                                        5:30 p.m. Family Evening Worship

Announcements

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

Today, May 6th Rogation Sunday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist; Rogation                    Procession at conclusion of Holy Eucharist (see announcement in Parish Life)

Thursday, May 10th  Feast of the Ascension: 7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Sunday May 20th Feast of the Pentecost: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Beginning on Sunday May 27th, we will begin saying the EOW version of the Nicene Creed on alternating Sundays. There will be a third informational meeting about this Sunday May 13, after the 10am service.

Children & Youth

Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program. Stay tuned for more details, and how you can get involved.

Confirmation classes are being held the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All children and youth 5th grade and up (at parent’s discretion) are welcome to attend, even those who are not seeking confirmation.

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 classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, be- ginning at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. 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.

Parish Life

Today, Sunday, May 6th, we will celebrate a parish Rogation Day.  Rogation comes from the Latin word rogare, which means “to ask.”  Since the 5th century the days leading up the Feast of the Ascension have been Rogation days specifically to ask for God’s protection and blessing over land, crops, waterways, and other places and things important to growing and agriculture.  Immediately following today’s 10:00 a.m. service, there will be a Rogation procession from the church to the Wynnewood Valley Park next door for special prayers and blessings over the flora, fauna and watershed that nourishes and beautifies our neighborhood.

On Saturday, May 5th, we are planning an ALL PARISH WORK DAY from 2PM-5PM. We will work to clean and fix up the church, and then enjoy a taco dinner together. Look for sign-up sheet, and poster with details in the parish hall.

Parish Directory: This past week copies of the updated Parish Directory were sent electronically to those parishioners having email. If you already have a parish directory in a blue folder from last year, please print the new pages, then remove all the old pages from the blue folder and replace them with the new pages. If you do not have the means to print the new pages but do have the older directory in the blue folder, copies of the new pages are stapled in packets labeled “May 2018″and are available on the table across from the rector’s office.  Please take a copy and replace the pages in the folder you already have. If you do not have a directory in a blue folder, there are updated directories in blue folders also on the table across from the rector’s office. Please take one. (Please do not take a blue folder if you already have one at home.) Additions and changes to the directory will be sent out from time to time.

If you visit the church during the week (and we hope you do!), please use the red double doors nearest the church offices.  Please take special care to lock doors behind you, and ensure that they latch properly.  Doors that are not locked or completely shut are a very serious safety concern for Little Friends Daycare.  Thank you!

Announcements – 4/29/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, Apr. 29th                    10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Youth Sunday

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Monday, Apr. 30th                   Office Closed

Tuesday, May 1st                      9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

Wednesday, May 2nd               (No 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist today)

Thursday, May 3rd                   9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, May 4th                        9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

Saturday, May 5th                    2:00 – 5:00 p.m. All Parish Work Day

Sunday, May 6th                       10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II,

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Rogation Procession after service

 

Announcements

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

Next Sunday, May 6th Rogation Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist; Rogation                                                                                           Procession after service (see  announce-                                                                                   ment in Parish Life)

Thursday, May 10th Feast of the Ascension: 7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Sunday May 20th Feast of the Pentecost: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Beginning on Sunday May 27th, we will begin saying the EOW version of the Nicene Creed on alternating Sundays.  There will be a third informational meeting about this Sunday May 13, after the 10am service.

Children & Youth

Today, Sunday, April 29th, is Youth Sunday, when children and teens in the church take part in leading the service. There is no Sunday School held today; children attend church with their parents.

Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program. Stay tuned for more details, and how you can get involved.

Confirmation classes are being held the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All youth 5th grade and up (at parent’s discretion) are welcome to attend, even those who are not seeking confirmation.

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 classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, be- ginning at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. 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.

Parish Life

On Saturday, May 5th, we are planning an ALL PARISH WORK DAY from 2PM-5PM. We will work to clean and fix up the church, and then enjoy a taco dinner together.Among other things we are looking to clean up and re-open the bathrooms in the basement. Come for as long or as little as you can. The only expertise necessary is the ability to eat tacos. Look for sign-up sheet, and poster with details in the parish hall.

Next Sunday, May 6th, we will celebrate a parish Rogation Day.  Rogation comes from the Latin word rogare, which means “to ask.”  Since the 5th century the days leading up the Feast of the Ascension have been Rogation days specifically to ask for God’s protection and blessing over land, crops, waterways, and other places and things important to growing and agriculture.  Immediately following today’s 10:00 a.m. service, there will be a Rogation procession from the church to the Wynnewood Valley Park next door for special prayers and blessings over the flora, fauna and watershed that nourishes and beautifies our neighborhood.

If you visit the church during the week (and we hope you do!), please use the red double doors nearest the church offices.  Please take special care to lock doors behind you, and ensure that they latch properly.  Doors that are not locked or completely shut are a very serious safety concern for Little Friends Daycare.  Thank you!

The Parish Office will be open the usual hours this week: Tuesday, May 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday, May 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Announcements 4/22/2018

 

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sun., Apr. 22nd                   10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class                                   

Mon., Apr. 23rd                   Office Closed

Tues., Apr. 24th                   9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

Weds., Apr. 25th                 7:30 a.m. Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, Holy Eucharist

6:00 p.m. Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, Holy Eucharist,

followed by soup & salad supper with discussion on prayer

(see Adult Education for more details)

Thurs., Apr. 26th                 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Fri., Apr. 27th                      9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

Sun., Apr. 29th                    10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Youth Sunday

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

 

Announcements for Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

Wednesday, April 25th: Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist: 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist (followed by Soup Group make-up discussion on Prayer)

Sunday, May 6th: Rogation Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist; Rogation Procession after service (see announcement in Parish Life)

Thursday, May 10th: Feast of the Ascension: 7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Sunday, May 20th – Feast of the Ascension: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Children & Youth

Confirmation classes are being held the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All children and youth 5th grade and up (at parent’s discretion) are welcome to attend, even those who are not seeking confirmation.

Next Sunday, April 29th, is Youth Sunday, when children and teens in the church take part in leading the service. There is no Sunday School held that day, and children attend church with their parents.

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 classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. 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.

Adult Education

On Wednesday, April 25, we will hold a special Easter season “make-up day” for our Lenten study series on prayer.  It will begin with a Eucharist in honor of the Feast Day of St. Mark the Evangelist at 6:00 p.m., and then a soup and salad supper and discussion will follow.  The discussion will focus on tools for prayer such as prayer ropes, rosaries, and Icons.

Parish Life

This Sunday, April 22nd, the Penn Wynne Civic Association is hosting an Earth Celebration in Wynnewood Valley Park next door. This is a great chance for the church to be present in the neighborhood. There will be a number of fun activities for children and families, and a member of our youth group will be part of a music performance. 1PM-5PM (Confirmation class will start at 5PM.)

On Saturday, May 5th, we are planning an ALL PARISH WORK DAY from 2PM-5PM.  We will work to clean and fix up the church, and then enjoy a taco dinner together.  Among other things, we are looking to clean up and re-open the bathrooms in the basement.  Come for as long as little as you can. The only expertise necessary is the ability to eat tacos.

On Sunday, May 6th, we will celebrate a parish Rogation Day. Rogation comes from the Latin word rogare, which means “to ask.” Since the 5th century the days leading up the Feast of the Ascension have been Rogation days specifically to ask for God’s protection and blessing over land, crops, waterways, and other places and things important to growing and agriculture.  On May 6th, immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service, there will be a Rogation procession from the church to the Wynnewood Valley Park next door for special prayers and blessings over the flora, fauna, and watershed that nourishes and beautifies our neighborhood.

If you visit the church during the week (and we hope you do!), please use the red double doors nearest the church offices.  Please take special care to lock doors behind you, and ensure that they latch properly.  Doors that are not locked or completely shut are a very serious safety concern for Little Friends Daycare.  Thank you!

The Parish Office will be open the usual hours this week: Tuesday, April 24th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday, April 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Announcements 4/15/18

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, April 15th         10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector                                                       

Monday, Apr.16th          Office Closed

Tuesday, Apr. 17th         9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Office Hours

Wednesday, Apr.18th   7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Thursday, Apr. 19th      9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, Apr. 20th           9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Office Hours

Sunday, Apr. 22nd      10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                               Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class

Announcements for Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

Wednesday, April 25th – Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist: Holy Eucharist 6:00 p.m. (followed by Soup Group make-up discussion on Prayer)

Sunday, May 6th – Rogation Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist; Rogation Procession after service (see announcement in Parish Life)

Thursday, May 10th – Feast of the Ascension: 7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Sunday, May 20th – Feast of Pentecost: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Children & Youth

Confirmation classes are being held the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All children and youth 5th grade and up (at parent’s discretion) are welcome to attend, even those who are not seeking confirmation.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – BISHOP DANIEL GUTIERREZ WILL VISIT HOLY APOSTLES & CONFIRM ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018

April 29th is Youth Sunday, when children and teens in the church take part in leading the service. There is no Sunday School held that day, and children attend church with their parents.

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 classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. 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.

Adult Education

On Wednesday, April 25, we will hold a special Easter season “make-up day” for our Lenten study series on prayer.  It will begin with a Eucharist in honor of the Feast Day of St. Mark the Evangelist at 6:00 p.m., and then a soup and salad supper and discussion will follow.  The discussion will focus on tools for prayer such as prayer ropes, rosaries, and Icons.

Parish Life

Sunday, April 15th, at 4:00 p.m.: Centennial Organ Recital at Church Farm School Chapel of the Atonement will be held today. Among other performers will be Michael Stairs, one of the most accomplished organists in our area, Organist Emeritus at Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, and organist for the Philadelphia Orchestra. The concert is free, and all are invited to a reception at Ned and Linda Sherrill’s home after the performance. Please see Nancy Haas for more information.

On Sunday April 22nd, the Penn Wynne Civic Association is hosting an Earth Celebration in Wynnewood Valley Park next door. This is a great chance for the church to be present to the neighborhood.  There will be a number of fun activities for children and families, and a member of our youth group will be part of a music performance.  1PM-5PM (Confirmation class will start at 5PM!)

On Saturday, May 5th, we are planning an ALL PARISH WORK DAY from 2PM-5PM.  We will work to clean and fix up the church, and then enjoy a taco dinner together.  Among other things, we are looking to clean up and re-open the bathrooms in the basement.  Come for as long as little as you can. The only expertise necessary is the ability to eat tacos.

On Sunday, May 6th, we will celebrate a parish Rogation Day. Rogation comes from the Latin word rogare, which means “to ask.” Since the 5th century the days leading up the Feast of the Ascension have been Rogation days specifically to ask for God’s protection and blessing over land, crops, waterways, and other places and things important to growing and agriculture.  On May 6th, immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service, there will be a Rogation procession from the church to the Wynnewood Valley Park next door for special prayers and blessings over the flora, fauna, and watershed that nourishes and beautifies our neighborhood.

If you visit the church during the week (and we hope you do!), please use the red double doors nearest the church offices.  Please take special care to lock doors behind you, and ensure that they latch properly.  Doors that are not locked or completely shut are a very serious safety concern for Little Friends Daycare.  Thank you!

This week the Parish Office will be open on Tuesday, April 17th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and on Friday, April 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Announcements 4/08/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, Apr. 8th                      10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

2nd Sunday of Easter              Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

                                                    5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class

5:30 p.m. Evening Family Worship

 

Monday, Apr. 9th                      Office Closed

Tuesday, Apr. 10th                    9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Office Hours

Wednesday, Apr. 11th              (No Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. this week)

Thursday, Apr. 12th                 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, Apr. 13th                      9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Sunday, Apr. 15th                    10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

3rd Sunday of Easter                   Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Announcements for Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

Wednesday, April 25th: Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist – Holy Eucharist 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 6th: Rogation Sunday – Rogation Procession after 10:00 a.m. service (see announcement in Parish Life)

Thursday, May 10th: Feast of the Ascension – Holy Eucharist 7:00 p.m.

Children & Youth

Confirmation classes are being held the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All children and youth 5th grade and up (at parent’s discretion) are welcome to attend, even those who are not seeking confirmation.

April 29th is Youth Sunday, when children and teens in the church take part in leading the service. There is no Sunday School held that day, and children attend church with their parents.

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 classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. 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.

Adult Education

On Wednesday, April 25, we will hold a special Easter season “make-up day” for our Lenten study series on prayer.  It will begin with a Eucharist in honor of the Feast Day of St. Mark the Evangelist at 6:00 p.m., and then a soup and salad supper and discussion will follow.  The discussion will focus on tools for prayer such as prayer ropes, rosaries, and Icons.

Parish Life

On Sunday, May 6th, we will celebrate a parish Rogation Day. Rogation comes from the Latin word rogare, which means “to ask.”  Since the 5th century the days leading up the Feast of the Ascension have been Rogation days specifically to ask for God’s protection and blessing over land, crops, waterways, and other places and things important to growing and agriculture.  On May 6th, following the 10:00 a.m. service (and a brief coffee hour), there will be a Rogation procession from the church to the Wynnewood Valley Park next door for special prayers and blessings over the flora, fauna, and watershed that nourishes and beautifies our neighborhood.

If you visit the church during the week (and we hope you do!), please use the red double doors nearest the church offices.  Please take special care to lock doors behind you, and ensure that they latch properly.  Doors that are not locked or completely shut are a very serious safety concern for Little Friends Daycare.  Thank you!

This week the Parish Office will be open only Tuesday, April 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Announcements 4/01/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, April 1st: Easter                

10:00 a.m. Festival Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Baptism

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Assisting  Priest: The Rev. Doris Rajagopal

followed by Festive Coffee Hour and Easter Egg Hunt

Monday, April 2nd

Office Closed

Tuesday, April 3rd

Office Closed

Wednesday, April 4th

7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

Thursday, April 5th

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, April 6th

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

Sunday, April 8th: Second Sunday of Easter

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

5:00 Confirmation Class

5:30 p.m. Evening Family Worship

Announcements for Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Children & Youth

Confirmation classes are being held the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All children and youth 5th grade and up (at parent’s discretion) are welcome to attend, even those who are not seeking confirmation.

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 classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. 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.

Parish Life

If you visit the church during the week (and we hope you do!), please use the red double doors nearest the church offices.  Please take special care to lock doors behind you, and ensure that they latch properly.  Doors that are not locked or completely shut are a very serious safety concern for Little Friends Daycare.  Thank you!

The Parish Office will be closed Monday, April 2nd, and Tuesday, April 3rd, but open Wednesday, April 4th, and Friday, April 6th.