Announcements – 11/18/2018

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.

Announcements

Worship

† 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 will post a sign-up list 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. We will post 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.

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

 

 

Announcements for 11/11/2018

Heritage and Hope

Stewardship 2018

We honor our history, give thanks for our present, and look
forward to our future in the hope of Jesus Christ.

† Pledges will be gathered next Sunday, November 18.  The 10AM service will be followed by a festive all-parish luncheon. This will be catered, so please RSVP to the Parish Office at (610) 642-6617 or holyapostlespa@gmail.com.

† If did not receive a stewardship letter or pledge card, or for any other questions or concerns, please notify James+

Worship

† 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 Gutierrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations.  If you are interested in any of those rites, or would just like to know more, talk to James+.

† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings.  Morning Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer is a beautiful and contemplative service, and a wonderful way to begin to Lord’s Day.  This does not affect 9AM choir practice or the 10AM service of Holy Eucharist.

† On every second Sunday of the month, healing prayer  will be offered immediately after communion during the 10:00 service.

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 Classes: November 11 and  25 at 5 p.m.

† Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program. Visit www.holyapostlespa.org/choir-school for more information.

Parish Life

† Parish Office hours:
+ 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 & Thursday, Nov. 15
+ Closed Friday, Nov. 16
+ 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 (week of Thanksgiving)
+ Normal hours resume the week of Nov. 26th.

† 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”.

† Through today, Sunday, November 11th, the Sunday School will be collecting items to send to our troops overseas.  Items are listed on the posters that we have placed in the church hall, and a collection box is in the hallway.  Popular items include power bars, batteries, beef jerky and any candy that might be leftover from Halloween.  The Sunday School will make cards to send for the troops.  Please support our Treats for Troops drive!

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. (Donations of baked goods and Christmas items appreciated.) Bring your own camera for pictures with Santa!

Education

† Fall Reading and Discussion: This fall, interested adults will read Ben Myers’s new book called The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism.

† Adult Formation Fall-Winter 2018

Apostles’ Creed Book Discussion
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Dates to be announced

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

 

Announcements for 11/4/2018

Worship

† Tuesday, Nov. 6th at 6:30 p.m.: All Souls Memorial Holy Eucharist/Commemoration of All Faithful Departed. Please submit to the Parish Office the names of any deceased loved ones that you would like included in the prayers during that service.

† Wednesday, November 21st, at 7:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve service. 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 Gutierrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations.  If you are interested in any of those rites, or would just like to know more, talk to James+.

† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings.  Morning Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer is a beautiful and contemplative service, and a wonderful way to begin to Lord’s Day.  This does not affect 9AM choir practice or the 10AM service of Holy Eucharist.

† On every second Sunday of the month, healing prayer  will be offered immediately after communion during the 10:00 service.

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 continues to be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5 p.m.

† Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program. Visit www.holyapostlespa.org/choir-school for more information.

Parish Life

† 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. Baked goods will be for sale. (Donations of baked goods and Christmas items appreciated.) Bring your own camera for pictures with Santa!

† Through Sunday, November 11th, the Sunday School will be collecting items to send to our troops overseas.  Items are listed on the posters that we have placed in the church hall, and a collection box is in the hallway.  Popular items include power bars, batteries, beef jerky and any candy that might be leftover from Halloween.  The Sunday School will make cards to send for the troops.  Please support our Treats for Troops drive!

† Online church calendar: Stay connected with what is happening in your church. Visit the online calendar at http://www.calendarwiz.com/holyapostlespa. All events happening at the church need to be added to this calendar to avoid conflicts with the use of our facilities. Email the church office to schedule events.

Education

† Fall Reading and Discussion: This fall, interested adults will read Ben Myers’s new book called The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism.  Want to deepen your understanding of the essentials of Christian faith, and how they are relevant to your life?  You need to read this excellent book! In order to include as many people as possible, James+ will facilitate several discussions about this book on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.  But even if you cannot make it to the discussions you can still read this short, engaging, and  very readable book. Sign up in the parish hall if you want a copy and the church will make a bulk order.

† Adult Formation Fall-Winter 2018

Apostles’ Creed Book Discussion

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Dates to be announced

 

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

Community Events

St. Mark’s Armenian Catholic Church, 400 Haverford Road in Wynnewood, invites our congregation to their Annual Armenian Food Court on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10th and 11th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s. Bring your family and friends to eat-in at the church hall or choose from the take-out menu. A limited number of raffle tickets for prizes are available in the CHA Parish Office for $1.00 each or a book of 12 for $10.  Additional tickets are available at St. Mark’s. The drawing for the winning tickets will be at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11th. Proceeds benefit St. Mark’s Armenian Catholic Church.

 

 

Announcements 10/21/2018

Worship

 † Morning Prayer now is held at 9:15 a.m. (not 9:00 a.m.), Tuesdays through Fridays. (On Wednesdays is Morning Prayer at 9:15 rather than Eucharist at 7:30 a.m.)

† Morning Prayer is being offered at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Morning Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer is a beautiful and contemplative service, and a wonderful way to begin to Lord’s Day.  This will not affect 9:00 a.m. choir practice or the 10:00 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist.

† On every second Sunday of the month, healing prayer will be offered immediately after communion during the 10:00 service.

† TODAY: Sunday, October 21st at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m.: Morning Prayer will be held. Holy Eucharist will take place as part of the Celebration of New Ministry service at 5:30 p.m. today.

† TODAY: Sunday, October 21st at 5:30 p.m.: A Celebration of New Ministry (Installation of James as 5th Rector of CHA), and the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of CHA becoming a parish. Bishop Daniel Gutierrez will preside. A reception follows in the Parish Hall.

† Sunday, October 28th at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m.:  Morning Prayer will be held at CHA, and all parishioners are invited to attend the 150th Anniversary Celebration Service at Holy Apostles and the Mediator at 3:00 p.m. that day. (No Confirmation Class on this day.)

† Tuesday, Nov. 6th at 6:30 p.m.: All Souls Memorial Eucharist: Commemoration of All Faithful Departed. Please submit to the Parish Office the names of any deceased loved ones that you would like included in the prayers during that service.

† Bishop Gutierrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations.  If you are interested in any of those rites, or would just like to know more, talk to James+.

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 will be cancelled for October 28th. (The congregation is invited to attend the 3:00 p.m. service at Church of the Holy Apostles and Mediator in Philadelphia that day.) Beginning in November Confirmation Class again will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5 p.m.

† Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program. Visit www.holyapostlespa.org/choir-school for more information.

Parish Life

† Online church calendar: Stay connected with what is happening in your church. Visit the online calendar at http://www.calendarwiz.com/holyapostlespa. All events happening at the church need to be added to this calendar to avoid conflicts with the use of our facilities. Email the church office to schedule events.

Education

† Fall Reading and Discussion: This fall, interested adults will read Ben Myers’s new book called The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism.  Want to deepen your understanding of the essentials of Christian faith, and how they are relevant to your life?  You need to read this excellent book! In order to include as many people as possible, James+ will facilitate several discussions about this book on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.  But even if you cannot make it to the discussions you can still read this short, engaging, and  very readable book. Sign up in the parish hall if you want a copy and the church will make a bulk order.

† Adult Formation Fall-Winter 2018

Apostles’ Creed Book Discussion

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Dates to be announced

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.

Diocesan Events

Holy Apostles & the Mediator: The Philadelphia parish that founded our parish in 1950 is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  We’ve been invited to participate in several special events!

  • Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A celebratory luncheon at the Hilton on City Avenue
  • Sunday, October 28th, 3:00 p.m.150th Anniversary Celebration Service at Holy Apostles and the Mediator, 260 S. 51st St, Philadelphia PA 1913

The Diocese Needs Our Help!

During the 2018 Diocesan Convention, the diocese hopes to fill 250 Blessing Bags to provide necessity items to those facing homelessness. A Wish List of items can be found at Amazon.com under Blessing/Dignity Bags. Items can be mailed to/dropped off at the Diocesan offices at 3717 Chestnut St., Ste. 300, Philadelphia PA 19104. For more info, please contact the Rev. Canon Toneh Smyth at tsmyth@diopa.org. Samples of needed items: socks, gloves, bandaids, water bottles, granola bars, raisins, & tissues. See Amazon.com Wish List for additional items.

Community Events

St. Mark’s Armenian Catholic Church, 400 Haverford Road in Wynnewood, invites our congregation to their Annual Armenian Food Court on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10th and 11th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s. Bring your family and friends to eat-in at the church hall or choose from the take-out menu. A limited number of raffle tickets for prizes are available in the CHA Parish Office for $1.00 each or a book of 12 for $10.  Additional tickets are available at St. Mark’s. The drawing for the winning tickets will be at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11th. Proceeds benefit St. Mark’s Armenian Catholic Church.

 

Announcements 10/14/2018

Worship

Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings. Morning Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer is a beautiful and contemplative service, and a wonderful way to begin to Lord’s Day.  This does not affect 9AM choir practice or the 10AM service of Holy Eucharist.

On every second Sunday of the month, healing prayer  will be offered immediately after communion during the 10:00 service.

TODAY: We celebrate the baptism of Felicity Louise Buschenfeldt and welcome her into the household of God.

Sunday, October 21st at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m.: Morning Prayer will be held. Holy Eucharist will take place as part of the Celebration of New Ministry service at 5:30 p.m. that day.

Sunday October 21st at 5:30 PM, A Celebration of New Ministry (Installation of James as 5th Rector of CHA),  and the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of CHA becoming a parish. Bishop Daniel Gutierrez will preside. A reception follows in the Parish Hall. RSVP to (610) 642-6617 or holyapostlespa@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 28th at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m.:  Morning Prayer will be held at CHA, and all parishioners are invited to attend the 150th Anniversary Celebration Service at Holy Apostles and the Mediator  at 5:30 p.m. that day.

Tuesday, Nov. 6th  at 6:30 p.m.: All Souls Memorial Eucharist: Commemoration of All Faithful Departed. Please submit to the Parish Office the names of any deceased loved ones that you would like included in the prayers during that service.

Bishop Gutierrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations.  If you are interested in any of those rites, or would just like to know more talk to Fr. James.

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.

Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program.  Visit www.holyapostlespa.org/choir-school for more information.  

Adult Education

Fall Reading and Discussion: This fall, interested adults will read Ben Myers’s new book called The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism.  Want to deepen your understanding of the essentials of Christian faith, and how they are relevant to your life?  You need to read this excellent book! In order to include as many people as possible, Fr. James will facilitate several discussions about this book on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.  But even if you cannot make it to the discussions you can still read this short, engaging, and very readable book. An order has been made, but you are still welcome to join. Talk to James+

Adult Formation Fall-Winter 2018

Apostle’s Creed Book Discussion
Wednesday, 6:30 PM
TBD

Advent Soup Group
“Like a Rolling Stone & The Rock that Doesn’t Roll”: Stones in the Bible

Wednesday, 6:30 PM

December 5

December 12

December 19

Bible Study

Thursdays, 11 AM

Bible study is cancelled this Thursday, Oct. 11, and will resume Oct. 18.
Join us as we take a deep dive into the Acts of the Apostles.  

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 the trash.

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!

Diocesan News

Holy Apostles & the Mediator

The Philadelphia parish that founded our parish in 1950 is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  We’ve been invited to participate in several special events!

Saturday, October 27th, 1-4PM – A celebratory luncheon at the Hilton on City Ave.

Sunday, October 28th, 3PM – 150th Anniversary Celebration Service at Holy Apostles and the Mediator,  260 S 51st St, Philadelphia PA 19139

The Diocese Needs Our Help!

During the 2018 Diocesan Convention, the diocese hopes to fill 250 Blessing Bags to provide necessity items to those facing homelessness. A Wish List of items can be found at Amazon.com under Blessing/Dignity Bags. Items can be mailed to/dropped off at the Diocesan offices at 3717 Chestnut St., Ste. 300, Philadelphia PA 19104. For more info, please contact the Rev. Canon Toneh Smyth at tsmyth@diopa.org. Samples of needed items: socks, gloves, bandaids, water bottles, granola bars, raisins, & tissues. See Amazon.com Wish List for additional items.

Community Announcements

St. Mark’s Armenian Catholic Church, 400 Haverford Road in Wynnewood, invites our congregation  to their Annual Armenian Food Court on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10th and 11th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s. Bring your family and friends to eat-in at the church hall or choose from the take-out menu. A limited number of raffle tickets for prizes are available in the CHA Parish Office for $1.00 each or a book of 12 for $10.  Additional tickets are available at St. Mark’s. The drawing for the winning tickets will be at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11th. Proceeds benefit St. Mark’s.

Announcements 9/30/2018

Worship

Beginning Sunday, September 30th, Morning Prayer will be offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings.  Morning Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer is a beautiful and contemplative service, and a wonderful way to begin to Lord’s Day. This will not affect 9AM choir practice or the 10AM service of Holy Eucharist.

Sunday, October 7th, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Faith during our 10AM service. This special service will include the rededication of the St. Faith Gospel Book for our use.  That evening, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with our annual Blessing of the Beasts beginning at 5PM.  Bring your pet to church (restrained in a species appropriate fashion) to receive a blessing!

Mark your calendars: Sunday October 21st at 5:30 PM, A Celebration of New Ministry (Installation of James as 5th Rector of CHA),  and the celebration of the 50 Anniversary of CHA becoming a parish. Bishop Daniel Gutierrez will preside.

Bishop Gutierrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations.  If you are interested in any of those rites, or would just like to know more talk to Fr. James.

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.

Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program. Visit www.holyapostlespa.org/choir-school for more information.  

Adult Education

Fall Reading and Discussion: This fall, interested adults will read Ben Myers’s new book called The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism.  Want to deepen your understanding of the essentials of Christian faith, and how they are relevant to your life?  You need to read this excellent book! In order to include as many people as possible, Fr. James will facilitate several discussions about this book on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.  But even if you cannot make it to the discussions you can still read this short, engaging, and very readable book. An order has been made, but you are still welcome to join. Talk to James+

Adult Formation Fall-Winter 2018

Apostle’s Creed Book Discussion
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
October 10
October 17
November 7

Advent Soup Group
“Like a Rolling Stone & The Rock that Doesn’t Roll”: Stones in the Bible
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM:
December 5
December 12
December 19

Bible Study
Thursdays, 11 AM beginning September 16.  
Join us as we take a deep dive into the Acts of the Apostles.  

Outreach & Service

Darby Mission:   

We will be hosting our next Darby Mission meal on Tuesday, October 2nd.  We are looking for food preparers (main dish, mac and cheese, salad, dessert) and people to join in to  serve the meal. Meet at the church at 5 p.m. to drive together, or meet at 5:30 at the Darby Community Center (1021 Ridge Ave., Darby PA).  A sign-up sheet is posted in the parish hall or at the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hNdSIlDUH7npLO3_R2x99XyZEFMxyEtm6TO0Bq18se0/edit

We will prepare the same meat/pasta meal that we did last year, and hamburger will be provided by Rosemary and Paul Hughes and available for pick-up in the freezer at church this Sunday.  Copies of the recipe are in the parish hall or at the link below.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/american-chop-suey-recipe-3414696

Please contact Joe Zorc with any questions: zorc@email.chop.edu, 215-776-4285 (updated 9/21)

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 the trash.

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!

Diocesan News

Holy Apostles & the Mediator

The Philadelphia parish that founded our parish in 1950 is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  We’ve been invited to participate in several special events!

  • Saturday, October 27th, 1-4PM – A celebratory luncheon at the Hilton on City Ave.
  • Sunday, October 28th, 3PM – 150th Anniversary Celebration Service at Holy Apostles and the Mediator.   

Saturday, October 6th from 9am-2pm join James+ at the diocesan anti-racism training at St. Asaph’s Episcopal Church, Bala Cynwyd.  James+ has helped to plan this event.

The Diocese Needs Our Help!

During the 2018 Diocesan Convention, the diocese hopes to fill 250 Blessing Bags to provide necessity items to those facing homelessness. A Wish List of items can be found at Amazon.com under Blessing/Dignity Bags. Items can be mailed to/dropped off at the Diocesan offices at 3717 Chestnut St., Ste. 300, Philadelphia PA 19104. For more info, please contact the Rev. Canon Toneh Smyth at tsmyth@diopa.org. Samples of needed items: socks, gloves, bandaids, water bottles, granola bars, raisins, & tissues. See Amazon.com Wish List for additional items.

Community Announcements

St. Mark’s Armenian Catholic Church, 400 Haverford Road in Wynnewood, invites our congregation  to their Annual Armenian Food Court on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10th and 11th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s. Bring your family and friends to eat-in at the church hall or choose from the take-out menu. A limited number of raffle tickets for prizes are available in the CHA Parish Office for $1.00 each or a book of 12 for $10.  Additional tickets are available at St. Mark’s. The drawing for the winning tickets will be at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11th. Proceeds benefit St. Mark’s.

Announcements – 9/16/2018

Worship

† Morning Prayer now is held at 9:15 a.m. (not 9:00 a.m.), Tuesdays through Fridays. (On Wednesdays there will be Morning Prayer at 9:15 rather than Eucharist at 7:30 a.m.)

† Beginning Sunday, September 30th, Morning Prayer will be offered at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Morning Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer is a beautiful and contemplative service, and a wonderful way to begin to Lord’s Day. This will not affect 9:00 a.m. choir practice or the 10:00 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist.

† On every second Sunday of the month, healing prayer will be offered immediately after communion during the 10:00 service.

† Sunday, October 7th, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Faith during our 10:00 a.m. service.  This special service will include the rededication of the St. Faith Gospel Book for our use.  That evening, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with our annual Blessing of the Beasts beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Bring your pet to church (restrained in a species appropriate fashion) to receive a blessing!

† Mark your calendars: Sunday October 21st at 5:30 PM, A Celebration of New Ministry (Installation of James as 5th Rector of CHA),  and the celebration of the 50 Anniversary of CHA becoming a parish. Bishop Daniel Gutierrez will preside.

† Bishop Gutierrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations.  If you are interested in any of those rites, or would just like to know more, talk to James+.

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 will continue to be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5 p.m.

† Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program.  Please look for a children’s choir questionnaire on the “Connect” table across from the Rector’s office.

Outreach and Service

† Darby Mission:   The next date on which we will host a meal is Tuesday, October 2nd at 5pm. If you are available and interested in participating at Darby that day, please contact Joe Zorc. Meet at the church at 5 p.m. to drive together, or meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Darby Community Center (1021 Ridge Avenue, Darby PA). There is an online sign-up sheet (link below) as well as a sign-up sheet posted in the Parish Hall. The meal we cook will include hamburger provided by the Hughes family (no need for anyone else to purchase that ingredient). We are still deciding which dish to prepare.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hNdSIlDUH7npLO3_R2x99XyZEFMxyEtm6TO0Bq18se0/edit

Parish Life

† 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 this beginning this year: Oct. 21st and Nov. 4th. Beginning in 2019. Feb. 17th and June 23rd are open. 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.

† This Friday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m.: Last Happy Hour of the season!

† Online church calendar: Stay connected with what is happening in your church. Visit the online calendar at http://www.calendarwiz.com/holyapostlespa. All events happening at the church need to be added to this calendar to avoid conflicts with the use of our facilities. Email the church office to schedule events.

Education

† Fall Reading and Discussion: This fall, interested adults will read Ben Myers’s new book called The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism.  Want to deepen your understanding of the essentials of Christian faith, and how they are relevant to your life?  You need to read this excellent book! In order to include as many people as possible, James+ will facilitate several discussions about this book on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.  But even if you cannot make it to the discussions you can still read this short, engaging, and very readable book. Sign up in the parish hall if you want a copy and the church will make a bulk order.

† Adult Formation Fall-Winter 2018

How to Sing a Psalm
Sunday, September 23
10-10:10 AM (before service begins)

Apostle’s Creed Book Discussion
Wednesday, 6:30 PM
October 10
October 17
November 7

Advent Soup Group
“Like a Rolling Stone & The Rock that Doesn’t Roll”: Stones in the Bible
Wednesday, 6:30 PM
December 5
December 12
December 19

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

Announcements – 9/9/2018

Worship

† This morning healing prayer will be offered immediately after communion.

† The choir resumes singing the weekly Sunday services today.

† There will be no Family Worship service at 5:30 p.m. today, Sundae Sunday, September 9th. Everyone is invited to attend the 10:00 a.m. service and to come to the Ice Cream Sundae Party that follows. There will be Confirmation Class at 5:00 p.m. tonight.

† Mark your calendars: Sunday October 21st at 5:30 PM, A Celebration of New Ministry (Installation of James as 5th Rector of CHA),  and the celebration of the 50 Anniversary of CHA becoming a parish. Bishop Daniel Gutierrez will preside.

† Sunday, October 7th, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Faith during our 10:00 a.m. service.

† Bishop Gutierrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations.  If you are interested in any of those rites, or would just like to know more, talk to James+.

† Beginning this week Morning Prayer will be held at 9:15 a.m. (not 9:00 a.m.), Tuesdays through Fridays. (On Wednesdays there will be Morning Prayer at 9:15 rather than Eucharist at 7:30 a.m.)

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.

† Welcome back to Sunday School! Today, September 9th, Sunday School classes begin again for preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade beginning at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children then join their parents in the church in time for communion. Classes then will be held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 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 will continue to be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5 p.m.

† Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program.  Please look for a children’s choir questionnaire on the “Connect” table across from the Rector’s office.

Outreach and Service

† Darby Mission The schedule for hosting Darby meals has been very well subscribed. Our next turn will be on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5:00 p.m.  If you are available and interested in participating at Darby that day, please contact Joe Zorc.

† 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.

† Online church calendar: Stay connected with what is happening in your church. Visit the online calendar at http://www.calendarwiz.com/holyapostlespa. All events happening at the church need to be added to this calendar to avoid conflicts with the use of our facilities. Email the church office to schedule events.

† Fall Reading and Discussion: This fall, interested adults will read Ben Myers’s new book called The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism.  Want to deepen your understanding of the essentials of Christian faith, and how they are relevant to your life?  You need to read this excellent book! In order to include as many people as possible, James+ will facilitate several discussions about this book on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.  But even if you cannot make it to the discussions you can still read this short, engaging, and  very readable book. Sign up in the parish hall if you want a copy and the church will make a bulk order.

† Adult Formation Fall-Winter 2018

How to Sing a Psalm
Sunday, September 23rd
10:00 to 10:10 a.m. (before service begins)

Apostles’ Creed Book Discussion
            Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
September 26th
October 17th
November 7th

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., beginning September 13th
Join us as we take a deep dive into the Acts of the Apostles.

Diocesan Events

† Holy Apostles & the Mediator: The Philadelphia parish that founded our parish in 1950 is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  We’ve been invited to participate in several special events!

  • Sunday, September 16th at 2:00 p.m. Historian Michael Kruzulski give a talk and lead a historical tour of the grounds and treasures of Holy Apostles and the Mediator
  • Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A celebratory luncheon at the Hilton on City Avenue
  • Sunday, October 28th, 10:00 a.m. 150th Anniversary Celebration Service at Holy Apostles and the Mediator

† Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., join James+ at the diocesan anti-racism training at St. Asaph’s Episcopal Church, Bala Cynwyd.  James+ has helped to plan this event.

 

Announcements – 9/2/2018

Worship

† The choir resumes singing the weekly Sunday services on September 9th.

† There will be no Family Worship service at 5:30 p.m. on Sundae Sunday, September 9th. Everyone is invited to attend the 10:00 a.m. service that day and to come to the Ice Cream Sundae Party that follows. There will be Conformation Class at 5:00 p.m. on this day.

† Mark your calendars: Sunday October 21st at 5:30 PM, A Celebration of New Ministry (Installation of James as 5th Rector of CHA),  and the celebration of the 50 Anniversary of CHA becoming a parish. Bishop Daniel Gutierrez will preside.

† Sunday, October 7th, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Faith during our 10AM service.

† Bishop Gutierrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations.  If you are interested in any of those rites, or would just like to know more, talk to James+.

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.

† Confirmation Class will continue during the summer months on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5 p.m..

† On September 9th, Sunday School classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) begin again and 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 then 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.

† Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program.  Please look for a children’s choir questionnaire on the “Connect” table across from the Rector’s office.

Outreach and Service

† Darby Mission The schedule for hosting Darby meals has been very well subscribed, and our next turn will be on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5:00 p.m.  Please put that date on your calendar.  If you are available and interested in participating at Darby that day, please contact Joe Zorc.

Parish Life

SUNDAE SUNDAY! Next week, September 9th: Welcome back to Sunday School with an Ice Cream Sundae Party (outdoors, weather permitting) following the 10:00 a.m. service for all parishioners and guests.

† 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.

† Online church calendar: Stay connected with what is happening in your church. Visit the online calendar at http://www.calendarwiz.com/holyapostlespa. All events happening at the church need to be added to this calendar to avoid conflicts with the use of our facilities. Email the church office to schedule events.

Education

† Fall Reading and Discussion: This fall, interested adults will read Ben Myers’s new book called The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism.  Want to deepen your understanding of the essentials of Christian faith, and how they are relevant to your life?  You need to read this excellent book! In order to include as many people as possible, James+ will facilitate several discussions about this book on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.  But even if you cannot make it to the discussions you can still read this short, engaging, and very readable book. Sign up in the parish hall if you want a copy and the church will make a bulk order.

† Adult Formation Fall-Winter 2018

How to Sing a Psalm
Sunday, September 23rd
10:00 to 10:10 a.m. (before service begins)

Apostles’ Creed Book Discussion

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

– September 26th

– October 17th

– November 7th

            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., beginning September 13th

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

Diocesan Events

† Holy Apostles & the Mediator: The Philadelphia parish that founded our parish in 1950 is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  We’ve been invited to participate in several special events!

  • Sunday, September 16th at 2:00 p.m. Historian Michael Kruzulski will give a talk and lead a historical tour of the grounds and treasures of Holy Apostles and the Mediator
  • Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A celebratory luncheon at the Hilton on City Avenue
  • Sunday, October 28th, 10:00 a.m. 150th Anniversary Celebration Service at Holy Apostles and the Mediator

† Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., join James+ at the diocesan anti-racism training at St. Asaph’s Episcopal Church, Bala Cynwyd.  James+ has helped to plan this event.

 

Announcements 8/26/2018

Worship

† The choir resumes singing the weekly Sunday services on September 9th.

† Mark your calendars: Sunday October 21st at 5:30 p.m., A Celebration of New Ministry (Installation of James+ as 5th Rector of CHA),  and the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of CHA becoming a parish. Bishop Daniel Gutierrez will preside. The date was originally announced as Oct. 17, but had to be adjusted because of the bishop’s schedule.

† Bishop Gutierrez will visit CHA on Sunday, December 9th for Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations.  If you are interested in any of those rites, or would just like to know more, talk to James+.

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.

† On September 9th, Sunday School classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) begin again and 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 then 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.

† Holy Apostles is working toward establishing a flourishing children’s choir program.  Please look for a children’s choir questionnaire on the “connect” table across from the Rector’s office.

† Confirmation Class will continue during the summer months on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5 p.m..

Outreach and Service

† Darby Mission: We are hosting a meal on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, at 5:00 p.m.

Parish Life

† Happy Hour: Fellowship and Fun this Friday, August 31st at 6:00 p.m. Bring a friend, a favorite beverage, and/or an appetizer to share. On the lawn, weather permitting.

† Saturday, September 1st: Red Cross Blood Drive in Parish Hall from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SUNDAE SUNDAY!

September 9th: Welcome back to Sunday School with an Ice Cream Sundae Party (outdoors, weather permitting) following the 10:00 a.m. service for all parishioners and guests

† 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.

† Online church calendar: Stay connected with what is happening in your church. Visit the online calendar at http://www.calendarwiz.com/holyapostlespa. All events happening at the church need to be added to this calendar to avoid conflicts with the use of our facilities. Email the church office to schedule events.

Education

† Fall Reading and Discussion: This fall, interested adults will read Ben Myers’s new book called The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism.  Want to deepen your understanding of the essentials of Christian faith, and how they are relevant to your life?  You need to read this excellent book! In order to include as many people as possible, James+ will facilitate several discussions about this book on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.  But even if you cannot make it to the discussions you can still read this short, engaging, and  very readable book. Sign up in the parish hall if you want a copy and the church will make a bulk order.

† Adult Formation Fall-Winter 2018

How to Sing a Psalm

Sunday, September 23rd

10:00 to 10:10 a.m. (before service begins)

Apostles’ Creed Book Discussion

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

September 26th

October 17th

November 7th

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., beginning September 13th

Diocesan Events

† Ladies’ Tea Party: September 15th, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Join women from all over the diocese for a fun event at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne. Tickets are $10 each and proceeds go to Thistle Farms, a ministry that helps women who are survivors of human trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. If you plan to attend, please call or send an email RSVP to the Parish Office by Friday, Sept. 7th. The diocesan office needs to notify the caterers on that date how many women will be attending.