Announcements for 1/27/2019

Sunday

The Third Sunday after Epiphany—Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10AM.

Guest celebrant & preacher, the Rev. Doris Rajagopal, Missioner to Darby

Holy Apostles supports Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) with loose plate offerings collected on the fourth Sunday of each month.  Thank you for your contributions.

Upcoming Events

February 10      – Healing Prayer at 10AM service

-Family Evening Worship 5:30PM

February 21      -Presentation on James’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land

March 5           -Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

March 6           -Ash Wednesday

Announcements

Worship

† There won’t be Morning Prayer at church January 27 – February 9. Morning Prayer is normally offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings and at 9:15AM Tuesdays through Fridays.  Anyone can do pray the service privately using the Book of Common Prayer or one of a number of smart phone apps!  See the last section of the digital edition of the “Acts of the Apostles” for details.

Children and Youth

† Nursery Childcare is available during the 10:00AM 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 10:00AM, 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 10:00PM Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30PM Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

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

Parish Life

† Margaret Helminska is leaving the position of parish administrator effective February 1st.  Margaret began during the interim period in January 2017, and has faithfully served the organizational and administrative needs of the parish through a time of transition and change.  We are very grateful to Margaret for her service and wish her every good thing going forward. The vestry is planning a lunch in celebration of Margaret’s service. We invite you to offer your thanks to Margaret during the remainder of her time with us.

† James+ will be away from Jan. 26 – Feb. 7.  James+ and Deb are travelling to the Holy Land on a pilgrimage sponsored by the diocese and the Episcopal Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem.  See last week’s “Note from the Rector” for more details (online).  Also, find periodic updates about the pilgrimage on our website.  Click here to see all such updates so far.

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

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

Education

† James+ will offer a presentation on his Holy Land Pilgrimage, Thursday evening, February 21st. A second presentation could be arranged if there is enough interest to hold it during the day.

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

† Bible Study will not be held while James+ is in the Holy Land but will resume on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 11AM.        

Diocesan Events

† Absalom Jones Celebration – February 9, 9:30AM-11AM at The Philadelphia Cathedral.  Bishop Carl Wright, Suffragan Bishop for the Armed Forces will Celebrate and Preach.  All are welcome. 

† Save the Date! March 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM: Bowling with the Bishop at Wynnewood Lanes. Youth across the Diocese are invited for a day of pizza and bowling.

Announcements for 1/20/2019

Upcoming Events

TODAY: Sunday, January 20 – The Second Sunday after Epiphany, Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10AM, followed by the Annual Parish Meeting

Announcements

Worship

† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings and at 9:15AM Tuesdays through Fridays.  Morning Prayer will not take place during James’ trip to the Holy Land. The last day of Morning Prayer will be January 25, and it will resume February 12).  Anyone can do pray the service privately using the Book of Common Prayer or one of a number of smart phone apps! See the last section of the digital edition of the “Acts of the Apostles” for details.

Children and Youth

† Nursery Childcare is available during the 10:00AM 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 10:00AM, 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 10:00PM Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30PM Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

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

Parish Life

† Annual Parish Meeting today following the 10:00 service.

† Margaret Helminska is leaving the position of parish administrator effective February 1st.  Margaret began during the interim period in the summer of 2017, and has faithfully served the organizational and administrative needs of the parish through a time of transition and change.  We are very grateful to Margaret for her service and wish her every good thing going forward. The vestry is planning a lunch in celebration of Margaret’s service. We invite you to offer your thanks to Margaret during the remainder of her time with us.

† 2018 Giving Statements were sent electronically by J.T. Wertz, who administrates  our Stewardship software. If you should have received one and did not, or if there any questions please contact him.

† James+ will be away from Jan. 26 – Feb. 7.  James+ and Deb will be travelling to Jerusalem on a pilgrimage sponsored by the diocese and the Episcopal Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem.  See today’s “Note from the Rector” for more details.

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

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

Education

† James+ will offer a presentation on his Holy Land Pilgrimage, Thursday evening, February 21st. A second presentation could be arranged if there is enough interest to hold it during the day.

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

†  Bible Study

Thursdays, 11:00AM

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

Diocesan Events

† Absalom Jones Celebration – February 9, 9:30AM-11AM at The Philadelphia Cathedral.  Bishop Carl Wright, Suffragan Bishop for the Armed Forces will Celebrate and Preach.  All are welcome.

† Save the Date! March 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM: Bowling with the Bishop at Wynnewood Lanes. Youth across the Diocese are invited for a day of pizza and bowling.

 

Announcements for 1/13/2019

Upcoming Events

TODAY: Sunday, January 13 – The First Sunday after Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord, Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10AM

Sunday, January 20 – Annual Parish Meeting

Announcements

Worship

† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings and at 9:15AM Tuesdays through Fridays.

† Family Evening Worship tonight, January 13, at 5:30PM.

Children and Youth

† Nursery Childcare is available during the 10:00AM 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 10:00AM, 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 10:00PM Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30PM Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

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

Parish Life

† Our Annual Parish Meeting is NEXT WEEK.  You can access a tentative agenda, proposed changes to our Articles of Incorporation and other materials for the meeting at www.holyapsotlespa.org/annual-meeting.

† We are so grateful to have an excellent, well qualified slate of nominees for the vestry.  This year we have 4 spots to fill.  The nominees are: Meg Delavan, Mike Johnson, Suzanne Lees (2 year term), & Peter Patton.  Other nominations will be accepted during the annual meeting with the prior consent of the person nominated.  Thank you so much to our nominees!

† 2018 Giving Statements were sent electronically last week by J.T. Wertz, who administrates  our Stewardship software.  If you should have received one and did not, or if there any questions please contact him.

† James+ will be away from Jan. 26 – Feb. 7.  James+ and Deb will be travelling to Jerusalem on a pilgrimage sponsored by the diocese and the Episcopal Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem. Expect a full report and many sermon illustrations upon their return. Stay tuned for details about clergy and pastoral support while James is away.

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

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

Education

† James+ will offer a presentation on his Holy Land Pilgrimage, Thursday evening, February 21st. A second presentation could be arranged if there is enough interest to hold it during the day. 

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

†  Bible Study

Thursdays, 11:00AM

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

Diocesan Events

† Absalom Jones Celebration – February 9, 9:30AM-11AM at The Philadelphia Cathedral.  Bishop Carl Wright, Suffragan Bishop for the Armed Forces will Celebrate and Preach.  All are welcome.

† Save the Date! March 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM: Bowling with the Bishop at Wynnewood Lanes. Youth across the Diocese are invited for a day of pizza and bowling.

 

 

Announcements for 1/6/2019

Upcoming Events

TODAY: Sunday, January 6 – The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord, with the Blessing of Chalk and Epiphany Inscription followed by Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10AM

Sunday, January 20 – Annual Parish Meeting

Announcements

Worship

† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings and at 9:15AM Tuesdays through Fridays.

Outreach

† Thanks to everyone who participated in our Connect by Night sheltering program over the holidays.  In particular, thanks to the Hillis family, who set up several distribution stations (socks, toothpaste, soap, etc.) over the 2 weeks, as well as everyone who made lunches, and the Property Committee who made sure they were warm and comfortable in several different locations.  We had a number of the guests attend the late Christmas Eve service and I know they all felt very welcome and appreciative of the efforts. Joe Zorc, Chair, Outreach Committee

Children and Youth

 † Nursery Childcare is available during the 10:00AM 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 10:00AM, 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 10:00PM Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30PM Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

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

Parish Life

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 20, following the 10AM service.  The members of the Vestry have reviewed the church’s Articles of Incorporation and are proposing several changes. The current Articles of Incorporation and the proposed changes (with explanations) were mailed to each parishioner this past week.  Please review the documents that were sent to you, both the original and the proposed changes to the Articles of Incorporation If you have objections, comments, questions, concerns, etc., please reply to Susanne Wherry directly at susannewherry@hotmail.com prior to the Annual Meeting on January 20, 2019.

† James+ will be away from Jan. 22 – Feb. 7. The Stambaughs will be spending a few days with family in NM, and then James+ and Deb will be travelling to Jerusalem on a pilgrimage sponsored by the diocese and the Episcopal Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem. Expect a full report and many sermon illustrations upon their return. Stay tuned for details about clergy and pastoral support while James is away.

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

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

 Education

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

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

Diocesan Events

† Save the Date! March 9, 2019: Bowling with the Bishop at Wynnewood Lanes. Youth across the Diocese are invited for a day of pizza and bowling.

 

 

 

Announcements for 12/30/2018

Upcoming Events

TODAY: December 30 – First Sunday of Christmas Lessons & Carols at the 10AM service

Announcements

Worship

† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on most Sunday mornings. Today, December 30, Holy Eucharist will be held at 8:30AM, with Christmas Lessons and Carols at 10:00AM.

Outreach

† We are hosting the Connect by Night shelter program for the last 2 weeks of the month (December 16th-31st).  Thank you to all who helped to make this happen.

 Children and Youth

† Nursery Childcare is available during the 10:00AM 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 10:00AM, 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 10:00PM Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30PM Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

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

Parish Life

† The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 20, following the 10AM service.

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

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

 Education 

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

†  Bible Study

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.

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

Diocesan Events

† Save the Date! March 9, 2019: Bowling with the Bishop at Wynnewood Lanes. Youth across the Diocese are invited for a day of pizza and bowling.

 

Announcements for 12/23/2018

Upcoming Events

TODAY: December 23 – 4th Sunday of Advent 10AM HE

December 24 – Christmas Eve 4PM and 10PM services

December 25 – Christmas Day 10:15AM service

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

Announcements

Worship

† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30 AM on most Sunday mornings. Next Sunday, Dec. 30, Holy Eucharist will be held at 8:30 a.m., with Christmas Lessons and Carols at 10:00 a.m.

Outreach

† We are hosting the Connect by Night shelter program for the last 2 weeks of the month (December 16th-31st).  They will use a combination of the Church and Parish Hall for accommodations during that time, and we will do our usual lunch preparation. There is a sign-up list in the Parish Hall and online.

Children and Youth

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

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

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

Parish Life

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

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

Education

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

†  Bible Study

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

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

 

 

 

 

Announcements for 12/16/2018

Upcoming Events

 

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

         Our children will tell the story of Christmas.

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

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

December 21 Christmas Caroling & Party

December 23 – 4th Sunday of Advent 10AM HE

December 24 – Christmas Eve 4PM and 10PM services

December 25 – Christmas Day 10:15AM service

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

 

Announcements

Worship

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

 

Outreach

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

Children and Youth

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

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

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

Parish Life

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

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

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

Education

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

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

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

†  Bible Study

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

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

 

Announcements for 12/9/2018

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

December 21 – Christmas Caroling & Party

December 24 – Christmas Eve services 4PM and 10PM

December 25 – Christmas Day service 10:15AM

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

Announcements

Worship

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

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

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

Outreach

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

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

Children and Youth

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

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

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

Parish Life

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

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

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

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

Education

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

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

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

Announcements for 12/2/2018

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

December 21 – Christmas Caroling & Party

December 24 – Christmas Eve services 4PM and 10PM

December 25 – Christmas Day service 10:15AM

Worship

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

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

Outreach

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

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

Children and Youth

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

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

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

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

Parish Life

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

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

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

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

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

Education

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

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

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

Around the Diocese

DIOPA Men’s Fellowship Group

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

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

 

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

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

Announcements for 11/25/2018

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 21 – Christmas Caroling & Party

Announcements

Worship

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

† No Morning Prayer November 27-28

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

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

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

Outreach

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

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

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

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

Children and Youth

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

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

Confirmation Class: November 25 at 5 p.m.

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

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

Parish Life

Parish Office hours for week of Thanksgiving:

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

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

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

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

Education

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

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

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