Announcements for 10/28/2018

Worship

TODAY: Due to the celebratory service at Church of the Holy Apostles and the Mediator in Philadelphia this afternoon, Sunday, October 28th, CHA’s morning worship schedule on this day will be as follows:

  • 8:30 AM Morning Prayer
  • 10 AM Morning Prayer (Nursery care will be provided, but no Sunday School & no choir)

Confirmation class is cancelled this week, and will resume November 11.

Regular services will resume Sunday, November 4th.

 

CELEBRATE WITH OUR MOTHER PARISH

 Sunday, October 28th, 3:00 p.m.

150th Anniversary Celebration Service

at

Holy Apostles and the Mediator,

260 S 51st St, Philadelphia PA 19139

We are thrilled to be joining our mother congregation, Holy Apostles and Mediator (HAM) in celebrating their 150th anniversary.  This really is a special moment in our history.  It is also a unique opportunity to make relationships and build bridges across racial and socio-economic lines.  St. Paul tells us that God has given us the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 2:11-21). Here is a chance to practice that ministry, to experience a great worship service, and to make some wonderful new friends.

 The service begins at 3PM.  At 2 PM we will begin gathering at our parking lot to car- pool to HAM.  Our plan is to leave CHA no later than 2:15. Feel free to meet us there if that is more convenient.

We will have special access to a parking lot near HAM, so we will not have to find street parking.  The parking lot is
Light of Elmwood Lodge (Masonic)
5026 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

† 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: No Sunday School today, October 28th due to the 3:00 p.m. service at Church of the Holy Apostles and Mediator in Philadelphia today)  Classes resume next Sunday, Nov. 4th. 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 today, October 28th, due to the 3:00 p.m. service at Church of the Holy Apostles and Mediator in Philadelphia today) 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.

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.

 

 

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 next 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 We will host our next meal on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5:00 p.m. We are looking for food preparers (main dish, mac and cheese, salad, dessert) and for people to join in to serve the meal. 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).  A sign-up sheet is posted in the Parish Hall and at this link 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 pickup in the freezer in the church this Sunday. Copies of the recipe are posted in the Parish Hall and at this link https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/american-chop-suey-recipe-3414696

Please contact Joe Zorc with any questions: zorc@email.chop.edu or (215) 776-4285.

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: Oct. 21st (beginning this year, 2018) and June 23rd (beginning in 2019). 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.

† Online church calendar: Stay connected with what is happening in your church. Visit the online calendar at 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 – 10:10 a.m. (before service begins)

Apostles’ Creed Book Discussion
             Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
October 10th
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.
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

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 – 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.

This Week at Holy Apostles 8/26/2018

Sunday, August 26..…..……………………10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Thirteenth Sunday                         Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh                                after Pentecost                                             Preacher: Jeremiah Mustered                                                                                                       5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class

Monday, August 27………………………….…………………Parish Offices Closed

Tuesday, August 28………………….…..……9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer                                                                                10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Parish Office Open

Wednesday, August 29………………..….….7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist                                                                                                                       Parish Office Closed

Thursday, August 30…….…………………….9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer                                                                                                                      Parish Office Closed

Friday, August 31……………………..……….9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer                                                                                 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parish Office Open                                                              6:00 p.m. Happy Hour (on lawn, weather permitting)

Sunday, September 2.………………………..10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
 Fifteenth Sunday          Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. James Stambaugh                            after Pentecost

This Week at Holy Apostles

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, August 19……..…………………………………….………10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Thirteenth Sunday                               Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. James Stambaugh     after Pentecost

Monday, August 20………………………………………………………….………….Parish Offices Closed

Tuesday, August 21……..……………………………………..………9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer                                                                           10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Parish Office Open

Wednesday, August 22………………..…………………………..….7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist                                                                                                         Parish Office Closed

Thursday, August 23…………………………………………………..9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer                                                                                                                        Parish Office Closed

Friday, August 24……………………………………………………..9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer                                                                                  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Parish Office Open

Sunday, August 26.…………………………………………..……10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Fourteenth Sunday                                                   Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh after Pentecost                                                                         Preacher: Jeremiah Mustered                                                                                                       5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class

A Note from the Rector – 8/19/2018

This past Tuesday, August 14th was the commemoration of the death of Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a 20th century Episcopal martyr whose testimony of life is both relevant and worthy of special attention.  Born in New Hampshire in 1939, Daniels had a profound Christian conversion experience on Easter Day 1962 at the Church of the Advent in Boston.  Shortly after that, he entered the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts (now the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary) with the intention of becoming an Episcopal priest.

In March of 1965, while in seminary Daniels heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s appeal for those who supported civil rights to come to Selma, Alabama.  He felt a strong call from God to answer Dr. King’s appeal.  He wrote that while sitting in Evensong (sung Evening Prayer, one of the treasures of the Episcopal/Anglican tradition) one evening, he was struck by the words of the Magnificat, Mary’s Song found in Luke 1:46-55, “He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble and meek.  He hath filled the hungry with good things.”  Daniels wrote that when he heard those words, “I knew that I must go to Selma.  The Virgin’s song was to grow more and more dear to me in the weeks ahead.”  He asked for a leave from the seminary and went to Selma.  He was arrested in Selma with a number of others on August 14, 1965 for joining a picket line.   But later that day, he and his companions were unexpectedly released from jail without explanation.  It soon became apparent that they were in danger.  Daniels and several others went to a nearby grocery store to get something for the group to eat.  As one of his companions, 16 year old Ruby Sales, reached the entrance of the store, a man with a gun appeared cursing and threatening the girl.  Jonathan pulled her to one side and stepped in front of the angry man as he raised his 12-gauge shot gun.  Jonathan was killed instantly by the blast.  Ruby Sales went on to attend the same seminary that Daniels did, and today is a committed Christian, and a tireless worker for racial reconciliation.

His letters from Selma witness to Jonathan Daniel’s strong commitment to Jesus Christ that fed and strengthened his resolve to work for racial justice.  He wrote: “The doctrine of the creeds, the enacted faith of the sacraments, were the essential preconditions of the experience [of Selma] itself.  The faith with which I went to Selma has not changed: it has grown…I began to know in my bones and sinews that I had been truly baptized into the Lord’s death and resurrection…with them, the black men and white men, with all life, in him whose Name is above all the names that the races and nations shout…We are indelibly and unspeakably one.”

James+
quotations from Lesser Feast and Fasts 2006

Announcements 5/13/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

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

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

Informational meeting after service

Monday, May 14th                    Office Closed

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

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

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

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

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

Announcements

Worship

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

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

Children & Youth

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

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

Nursery Childcare is available during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service for children ages 3 and younger in the Godly Play Room. Sunday School classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held routinely on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, be- ginning at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. On 2nd Sundays children attend church with their parents, either the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30 p.m. Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

Outreach & Service

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

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

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

Parish Life

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

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

Upcoming Events:

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

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

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

CHA goes to the Flea Market – June 24th

Announcements 5/6/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

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

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

                                                       Rogation Procession after Holy Eucharist

 Monday, May 7th                       Office Closed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                        5:00 Confirmation Class

                                                        5:30 p.m. Family Evening Worship

Announcements

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

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

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

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

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

Children & Youth

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

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

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

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

Parish Life

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

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

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

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

Announcements – 4/29/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Monday, Apr. 30th                   Office Closed

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

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Rogation Procession after service

 

Announcements

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

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

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

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

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

Children & Youth

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

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

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

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

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

Parish Life

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

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

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

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

Announcements 4/22/2018

 

This Week at Holy Apostles

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class                                   

Mon., Apr. 23rd                   Office Closed

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

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

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

followed by soup & salad supper with discussion on prayer

(see Adult Education for more details)

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

 

Announcements for Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

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

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

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

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

Children & Youth

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

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

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

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

Adult Education

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

Parish Life

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

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

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

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

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