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 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 – 2/4/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, Feb. 4th             10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

11:15 a.m. Altar Guild Meeting

Monday, Feb. 5th                 Office Closed

Tuesday, Feb. 6th                9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

   10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Office Hours

   5:30 p.m. Darby Mission Meal (meet at church 5:00 p.m. & ride over)

Wednesday, Feb. 7th           7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Thursday, Feb. 8th              9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, Feb. 9th                    9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

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

Saturday, Feb. 10th             9:30 a.m. Absalom Jones Service

(8:30 a.m. meet at church to ride to Cathedral)

Sunday, Feb. 11th                 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Deacon and Preacher: The Rev. Jon Musser

5:00 p.m. Youth Group & Confirmation Class begins

5:30 p.m. Family Evening Service

Announcements

Worship

We are blessed to have two special guests coming to Holy Apostles this month!

Sunday, February 11, we will welcome a special guest preacher and deacon, the Rev. Jon Musser.  Jon is a seminary classmate of Fr. James who currently serves as the Administrative Coordinator for Worship, Chapel, and Community Engagement at Virginia Theological Seminary and deacon at All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, MD.

Sunday February 25 we will welcome a special guest preacher, Dr. Megan McKenna.  Dr. McKenna is a prominent Biblical scholar, theologian, and Roman Catholic lay person.  She is the author of a number of books.   Dr. McKenna will leading a diocesan clergy study day on Saturday, Feb. 24, and will be joining us for worship the following day.

Ash Wednesday at Holy Apostles:

Wednesday, February 14 is Ash Wednesday.  [The feast of St. Valentine, martyr and deacon of Rome is officially transferred to February 15].  There will be a number of opportunities for worship and reflection on this very holy day:

6:30 a.m. ~ 8:45 a.m….Ashes to Go: Imposition of Ashes without a service at the                                          Penfield Station of the Norristown Trolley

9:15 a.m………………Liturgy with Imposition of Ashes, no Eucharist

12:15 p.m…………….Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes

6:30 p.m………………Holy Eucharist with music and the Imposition of Ashes

Acolyte Training: Anyone in 3rd grade and older, including adults, is welcome to participate in an Acolyte Training Session on Sunday, February 25th at 5:30 p.m.

Children & Youth

Today is Scouting Sunday!  Holy Apostles seeks to support our children and youth!

Confirmation class will begin February 11 at 5 p.m.  We will meet briefly before the normally scheduled Family Evening Worship.  Confirmation classes will be the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 5 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

Our next Darby Mission Meal will be the evening of Tuesday, February 6th. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall.

Adult Education

Our Lenten Study Series will be held on Wednesday nights during Lent (no class on Ash Wednesday or the Wednesday of Holy Week, March 28 starting at 6:30 p.m.  Our theme will be “Varieties of Prayer.”  A soup, salad and bread supper will be provided.  If you would like to help with food, look for a sign-up sheet in the parish hall.

Parish Life

On Saturday February 10 at 9:30 a.m., there is a diocesan wide celebration of Absalom Jones at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.  Absalom Jones (1746-1818) was the first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church, ordained by the first bishop of Pennsylvania, William White.  Jones founded the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Overbrook (just 1.5 miles from us).  A group of us will leave Holy Apostles at 8:30 a.m. on that morning.  Please let James know if you would like to attend.  Our parish banner will be carried as part of a grand procession.

February 13th is Shrove Tuesday.  To celebrate we will be having a pancakes & beer dinner.  The dinner will begin at 6 p.m..  Todd Delevan is providing a batch of homebrewed beer, and we will have non-alcoholic drinks as well.  We will eat traditional Fat Tuesday fare of pancakes and sausages.  There are two other important pieces of business: burning palms for Ash Wednesday ashes, and burying the Alleluia.  All ages invited!

There is now a door bell at the Parish Office entrance to the building. Please ring this if you do not have a key to enter.

 

Lenten Offerings 2018

Dear Friends,

Lent is a season of preparation and repentance leading up to Easter.  This year Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14, and continues until the Easter Vigil on the night of Saturday, March 30.

As your priest, it is my sacred obligation to call you to a holy Lent during this time.  Lent is an opportunity, perhaps, to fast from something or give something up.  It is also a time, perhaps, to take up something new—some new spiritual practice, study, scriptural or devotional reading.  Below you will find information about the Lenten services, and practices that are available at and through Church of the Holy Apostles.  You may choose to do one or more of these activities, or they may simply serve to spark your imagination.   Whatever the case, I implore you to make Lent something special.  Make it personal to you and your spiritual journey.

As in many things in life so it is for Lent, you get out what you put in.  In this case, if you spend time this February and March making for yourself a holy Lent, spending the extra time on your spiritual journey, you will be abundantly rewarded with a joyous and festive Easter season.  The more intentional the Lent, the more meaningful and joyful your Easter will be.  Remember, Lent may be 40 days, but Easter—the season in which we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus—is a 50 day party!

Ash Wednesday – February 14

6:20AM-8:46AM – “Ashes to Go” – Imposition of Ashes w/out a service at the Penfield station of the Norristown High Speed Line

9:15AM – Liturgy with Imposition of Ashes, no Eucharist

12:15PM – Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes

6:30PM – Holy Eucharist with music and the Imposition of Ashes

Wednesday Night Study Group

Our Lenten Study Group each Wednesday of Lent (except Feb. 14 & March 28). We will gather, eat a simple dinner, and discuss the inexhaustibly fascinating subject of prayer.  Youth and adults welcome.

6:30PM in the Memorial Room

February 21 – Varieties of Prayer

February 28 – Confession

March 7 – Intercessory prayer

March 14 – Contemplative prayer

March 21 – Prayer with implements (icons, rosaries, etc.)

Lenten Reading

Featured Book: The Practice of Prayer by Margaret Guenther

As a compliment to the Wednesday night study, and as a way to deepen one’s understanding on one’s own, I am recommending the book, The Practice of Prayer, written by the venerable Episcopal priest and spiritual director, Margaret Guenther.  I am buying several copies for the church’s library, personal copies can be purchased from amazon.com for between $10-$15.

Other books on various spiritual themes chosen from the parish library and from Fr. James’ library will be available to borrow and read.  Look for the book table display outside the parish hall.

Seeing the World Aright

The poet, Mary Oliver says, “To pay attention; that is our endless and proper work.” This Lent you are invited to practice the spiritual discipline of paying attention. The idea is that you use your camera phone (or other camera) to take one picture for every day of Lent looking for some little beautiful, or sacred, or holy thing that is breaking into your ordinary life:

the first green shoots of spring, the smile of a child or grandchild, a lovingly prepared meal, a candle lit against the darkness, anything that reminds you that you are God’s and that God is present in the smallest ways, and most ordinary circumstances. There is no need to be a professional photographer, it is about training ourselves to see the divine everywhere. You

will also be invited to share your pictures on facebook and other social media platforms, if you wish.

Daily Devotional

Clergy of the Merion deanery (Episcopal churches in Lower and Upper Merion and surrounding area) are collaborating on a collection of short daily devotional readings.  The devotional will be distributed as a printed booklet to all the congregations in the deanery, as well as posted online in a daily blog format.  This will be a nice way to “be on the same page” with many of our Episcopal neighbors during Lent.

Stations of the Cross

February 23 – Friday, 6:30PM – Multi-media Stations of the Cross

March 11 – Sunday, 5:30PM – Children & Youth Stations of the Cross for Family Evening Worship

March  16 – Friday, 6:30PM – Multi-media Stations of the Cross

March 30 – Good Friday, 7:30AM – Traditional Stations of the Cross

Holy Week & Easter

Palm Sunday –

Holy Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms, Procession, and Passion Reading – 10AM

Tuesday –

Morning Prayer – 9AM

Tenebrae – 6:30PM

Wednesday

Holy Eucharist – 7:30AM

Maundy Thursday –

Holy Eucharist with Foot-washing & the stripping of the altar – 6:30PM

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross – 7:30AM

Potential Ecumenical Good Friday Service

Good Friday Liturgy – 6:30PM

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil followed by Champagne Reception – 8PM

Easter Morning

Festival Eucharist with Baptism – 10AM

 

The Church office will be closed both Monday & Tuesday following Easter day.

 

Announcements – 1/28/2018

Announcements for The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

January 28th, 2018 

 

Worship

Welcome to Church of the Holy Apostles! The 10:00 a.m. service is Holy Eucharist, Rite II.  The celebrant and preacher is our rector, the Rev. James Stambaugh.

The Parish Annual Meeting will be held immediately following the service.

Weekday Schedule

Tuesday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.* (No Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. this week)

Thursday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

Friday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

Weekend Schedule

Holy Eucharist, Rite II: Every Sunday – 10:00 a.m.

Family Service: Every Second Sunday — 5:30 p.m.

Youth Group & Confirmation: Second & Fourth Sundays – 5:00 p.m.

Friday February 2 is the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple (see Luke 2:22-38 for that story).  This is a major feast of Christ’s incarnation.  It is also traditionally known as Candlemas, because on this day a service is held in which candles are blessed for use in the home for the rest of the year.  James will be offering a service of Holy Eucharist, with candle blessing at 6PM on this day.  You’re welcome to bring your own candles to blessed. Some candles will be available.

Children & 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 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.

In February, we will begin preparation for youth Confirmation!  Parents or youth who are interested in being confirmed by the bishop in Fall/Winter of 2018, please let James know of your interest.  James is looking at holding interactive confirmation classes for youth on Sunday nights, but would like feedback from participants about best times.

Outreach

Our next Darby Mission Meal will be the evening of Tuesday, February 6th. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall.

Rise Against Hunger: In celebration of its centennial, Church Farm School is holding a morning of service event, Rise Against Hunger, on Saturday, February 3rd from 9:30 – 12 with an optional lunch following.  Participants, who need to be 10 years old or above, will work with the students.This is a fun, lively, fast-paced activity of packing meals that will be sent to hungry people in this country and around the world. Their goal is to pack 100,000 meals that morning. If you are interested in participating, please let Nancy Haas know (nthaas@aol.com). The school needs the names of volunteers by Friday, January 26th.

Parish Life

As indicated above, our Parish Annual Meeting will be held today, immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service. Lunch will be provided.

On Saturday February 10 at 9:30AM, there is a diocesan wide celebration of Absalom Jones at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.  Absalom Jones (1746-1818) was the first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church, ordained by the first bishop of Pennsylvania, William White.  Jones founded the African Church of St. Thomas in Overbrook (just 1.5 miles from us).  A group of us will leave Holy Apostles at 8:30AM on that morning.  Please let James know if you would like to attend.  Our parish banner will be carried as part of a grand procession.

There is now a door bell at the Parish Office entrance to the building. Please ring this if you do not have a key to enter.

Flower Memorials: Each week flowers are placed on the altar for the 10:00 Sunday service in memory of loved ones who have died or in thanksgiving for a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday. The cost for the donation of the flowers is $30. Altar Flower Memorials are open for the following dates beginning in 2018: June 25, August 12, October 21, and November 5. Please know that the flower memorials automatically renew annually unless you request otherwise, scheduled for the date on the Sunday closest to the original request. To take advantage of this opportunity to honor or remember loved ones with a flower memorial, please notify Patty Wertz of the Altar Guild.

Nursery/Childcare Position Available

Church of the Holy Apostles is looking to fill the vacant part-time position of Nursery childcare provider.

Description

The successful candidate will work at Church of the Holy Apostles (1020 Remington Rd. Wynnewood, PA 19096) every Sunday from 9:45am – 11:15am, during our Sunday morning service.   This person will be responsible for providing childcare for children ages infant to 3 yrs old.  Additional adult(s), will be present in the room for support.

The church’s nursery is part of a larger play/class room.  The nursery/childcare provider will be responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and playful environment within the nursery.   There will be opportunities to work at additional church events and special occasions.  Competitive pay commensurate with experience.

Qualifications

Qualifications for this position are experience working with young children and references from previous employers.  Applicant must successfully complete FBI fingerprinting, PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Criminal History Report, and Mandatory Reporter Child Abuse Training prior to employment in order to comply with PA state regulations.

Applicants please email Church of the Holy Apostles.  In the email, please include a brief statement of interest in the position describing pertinent experience, at least one reference, and contact information.  Thank you for your interest.

Announcements – 1/21/2018

 Announcements for Sunday, January 21st, 2018

The Third Sunday after Epiphany

Worship

Welcome to Church of the Holy Apostles! This 10:00 a.m. service is Holy Eucharist, Rite II.  The celebrant and preacher is our rector, the Rev. James Stambaugh.

Weekday Schedule

Tuesday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

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

Thursday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

Friday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

Weekend Schedule

Holy Eucharist, Rite II: Every Sunday – 10:00 a.m.

Family Service: Every Second Sunday — 5:30 p.m.

Youth Group & Confirmation: Second & Fourth Sundays – 5:00 p.m.

Friday February 2 is the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple (see Luke 2:22-38 for that story).  This is a major feast of Christ’s incarnation.  It is also traditionally known as Candlemas, because on this day a service is held in which candles are blessed for use in the home for the rest of the year.  James will be offering a service of Holy Eucharist, with candle blessing at 6PM on this day.  You’re welcome to bring your own candles to blessed. Some candles will be available

Children & 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 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.

In February, we will begin preparation for youth Confirmation! Parents or youth who are interested in being confirmed by the bishop in Fall/Winter of 2018, please let James know of your interest.  James is looking at holding interactive confirmation classes for youth on Sunday nights, but would like feedback from participants about best times.

Outreach

Our next Darby Mission Meal will be the evening of Tuesday, February 6th. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall.

Rise Against Hunger: In celebration of its centennial, Church Farm School is holding a morning of service event, Rise Against Hunger, on Saturday, February 3rd from 9:30 – 12 with an optional lunch following.  Participants, who need to be 10 years old or above, will work with the students.This is a fun, lively, fast-paced activity of packing meals that will be sent to hungry people in this country and around the world. Their goal is to pack 100,000 meals that morning. If you are interested in participating, please let Nancy Haas know (nthaas@aol.com). The school needs the names of volunteers by Friday, January 26th.

Parish Life

Our Parish Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28th, immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service. Lunch will be provided (see sign-up sheet posted in parish hall).

On Saturday February 10 at 9:30 a.m., there is a diocesan-wide celebration of Absalom Jones at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.  Absalom Jones (1746-1818) was the first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church, ordained by the first bishop of Pennsylvania, William White.  Jones founded the African Church of St. Thomas in Overbrook (just 1.5 miles from us).  A group of us will leave Holy Apostles at 8:30 a.m. on that morning.  Please let James know if you would like to attend.  Our parish banner will be carried as part of a grand procession.

Flower Memorials: Each week flowers are placed on the altar for the 10:00 Sunday service in memory of loved ones who have died or in thanksgiving for a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday. The cost for the donation of the flowers is $30. Altar Flower Memorials are open for the following dates beginning in 2018: June 25,  July 8, August 12, October 21, and November 5. Please know that the flower memorials automatically renew annually unless you request otherwise, scheduled for the date on the Sunday closest to the original request. To take advantage of this opportunity to honor or remember loved ones with a flower memorial, please notify Patty Wertz of the Altar Guild.

Announcements – 1/14/2018

Announcements for January 14th, 2018

The Second Sunday after Epiphany

 

Worship

Welcome to Church of the Holy Apostles! This 10:00 a.m. service is Holy Eucharist, Rite II.  The celebrant and preacher is our rector, the Rev. James Stambaugh.

Family Worship Service will be held today at 5:30 p.m.

Over the past several months, the worship committee has discussed changing the version of the Nicene Creed that we use in Sunday worship.  Fr. James will hold two informational meetings to discuss exactly what the differences are between the version of the creed that we use and the version of the creed the worship committee would like to begin using.  The meetings are open to any and all interested persons.  The first will be after 10:00 a.m. worship today, January 14th, and the second on Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30 p.m.  Each meeting should last 45 minutes.

Weekday Schedule

Tuesday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

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

Thursday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

Friday Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m.

Weekend Schedule

Holy Eucharist, Rite II: Every Sunday – 10:00 a.m.

Family Service: Every Second Sunday — 5:30 p.m.

Children & 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 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.

Outreach

Our next Darby Mission Meal will be the evening of Tuesday, February 6th.

The East Parkside Residents group has issued an invitation to our parish for anyone to attend a celebration that they are having for Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 15th from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. at the First African Presbyterian Church at 4159 N. 42nd street.  Please contact Joe Zorc for more information.

Parish Life

Our Parish Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28th, immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service.

Home Blessings – The season of Epiphany is a customary time to have your home blessed by a priest.  Fr. James will be offering home blessings during this period starting on Epiphany (January 6th).  If you would like to have your home blessed, look for the sign-up sheet in the parish hall.

Flower Memorials: Each week flowers are placed on the altar for the 10:00 Sunday service in memory of loved ones who have died or in thanksgiving for a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday. The cost for the donation of the flowers is $30. Altar Flower Memorials are open for the following dates beginning  in 2018: June 25,  July 8, August 12, October 21, and November 5. Please know that the flower memorials automatically renew annually unless you request otherwise, scheduled for the date on the Sunday closest to the original request. To take advantage of this opportunity to honor or remember loved ones with a flower memorial, please notify Patty Wertz of the Altar Guild.