Announcements 5/13/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

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

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

Informational meeting after service

Monday, May 14th                    Office Closed

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

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

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

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

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

Announcements

Worship

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

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

Children & Youth

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

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

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

Outreach & Service

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

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

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

Parish Life

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

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

Upcoming Events:

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

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

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

CHA goes to the Flea Market – June 24th

Announcements 5/6/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

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

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

                                                       Rogation Procession after Holy Eucharist

 Monday, May 7th                       Office Closed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                        5:00 Confirmation Class

                                                        5:30 p.m. Family Evening Worship

Announcements

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

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

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

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

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

Children & Youth

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

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

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

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

Parish Life

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

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

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

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

Announcements – 4/29/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Monday, Apr. 30th                   Office Closed

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

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Rogation Procession after service

 

Announcements

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

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

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

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

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

Children & Youth

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

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

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

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

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

Parish Life

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

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

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

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

Announcements 4/22/2018

 

This Week at Holy Apostles

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class                                   

Mon., Apr. 23rd                   Office Closed

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

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

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

followed by soup & salad supper with discussion on prayer

(see Adult Education for more details)

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

 

Announcements for Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Worship

Special worship services during the season of Easter:

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

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

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

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

Children & Youth

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

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

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

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

Adult Education

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

Parish Life

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Announcements 4/01/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, April 1st: Easter                

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Assisting  Priest: The Rev. Doris Rajagopal

followed by Festive Coffee Hour and Easter Egg Hunt

Monday, April 2nd

Office Closed

Tuesday, April 3rd

Office Closed

Wednesday, April 4th

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

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

Thursday, April 5th

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, April 6th

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

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

Sunday, April 8th: Second Sunday of Easter

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

5:00 Confirmation Class

5:30 p.m. Evening Family Worship

Announcements for Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Children & Youth

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

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

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

Parish Life

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

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

Announcements 3/25/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

 Sunday, March 25th

Palm Sunday

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II: Blessing of Palms,

Procession, and Passion Reading

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Monday, March 26th

Office Closed

Tuesday, March 27th 

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

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

6:30 p.m. Tenebrae

Wednesday, March 28th

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

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

Thursday, March 29th 

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

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

6:30 p.m. Agape Meal with Foot Washing, followed by

Eucharist and the Stripping of the Altar

 Good Friday, March 30th

7:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross

12:15 p.m. Good Friday Meditation

6:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday, March 31st

8:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter

followed by Champagne Reception

Easter Morning, April 1st

10:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist with Baptism

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

followed by Easter Egg Hunt for children

and Festive Coffee Hour

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Children and Youth

Don’t miss our annual EASTER EGG HUNT, immediately following the Easter Sunday Service!  If you’d like to help, please contact Judy Jervis.

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

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

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

Outreach & Service

This year we will be collecting a Good Friday offering at all our services on Friday, March 30 (see schedule above).  This special offering will join offerings from all over the Episcopal church to benefit the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, our fellow members of the Anglican Communion.  This money will be used to promote peace and mutual understanding through pastoral care, health care, and educational programs throughout the region. To learn more visit

www.episcopalchurch.org/goodfridayoffering

Parish Life

Easter Flower Memorials: Easter is April 1st this year. Please send to the parish office the names of those deceased loved ones in whose memories you would like to donate flowers for Easter. The requested donation is $5.00 per name.

Holy week is right around the corner.  There are several sign-up sheets in the parish hall.  One is for attendance of the Maundy Thursday Agape meal and Eucharist.  This is just to give the Fellowship Committee an idea of how much food to provide.  Please do sign up, but if you forget, come anyway!

If you would like to help provide refreshments for our TWO Easter services, please sign up in the parish hall. The Great Vigil of Easter, March 31 at 8:00 p.m., will be followed by a sparkling wine reception.  The Easter Sunday Festival Eucharist will be followed by an even more spectacular than normal coffee hour.  Please sign up if you’d like to help. 

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

The parish office will be closed both April 2nd and April 3rd, the Monday and Tuesday following Easter Sunday.

 

Announcements 3/18/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, March 18th: Fifth Sunday in Lent               

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Monday, March 19th            

Office Closed

Tuesday, March 20th

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

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

Wednesday, March 21st

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

6:30 p.m. Lenten Series Varieties of Prayer: Praying with Implements (Icons, Rosaries, etc.) (Memorial Room)

Thursday, March 22nd

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, March 23rd

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

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

Sunday, March 18th/Palm Sunday: Blessing of Palms, Procession, and Passion Reading            

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Worship Schedule for Holy Week and Easter

 Palm Sunday, March 25th      

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms, Procession, and Passion Reading

Tuesday, March 27th              

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

6:30 p.m. Tenebrae

Wednesday, March 28th         

7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Maundy Thursday, March 29th 

6:30 p.m. Agape Meal with Foot Washing, followed by Eucharist and the Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday, March 30th       

7:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross

12:15 p.m. Good Friday Meditation

6:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday, March 31st 

8:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter followed by Champagne Reception

Easter Morning, Sunday, April 1st       

10:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist with Baptism and following the service, a festive coffee hour, plus an Easter Egg Hunt for children

Announcements

Children & Youth

Don’t miss our annual EASTER EGG HUNT, immediately following the Easter Sunday Service!  If you’d like to help, please contact Judy Jervis.

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

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

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

Adult Education

The last of our Lenten Study Series on prayer will be held this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.   If you haven’t been able to make it to previous sessions, don’t worry, come anyway!  A simple soup supper is provided.

Outreach & Service

This year we will be collecting a Good Friday offering at all our services on Friday, March 30 (see schedule above).  This special offering will join offerings from all over the Episcopal church to benefit the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, our fellow members of the Anglican Communion.  This money will be used to promote peace and mutual understanding through pastoral care, health care, and educational programs throughout the region.  To learn more visit http://www.episcopalchurch.org/goodfridayoffering

Parish Life

Easter Flower Memorials: Easter is April 1st this year. Please send to the parish office the names of those deceased loved ones in whose memories you would like to donate flowers for Easter. The requested donation is $5.00 per name.

 Holy week is right around the corner.  There are several sign-up sheets in the parish hall.  One is for attendance of the Maundy Thursday Agape meal and Eucharist.  This is just to give the Fellowship committee an idea of how much food to provide.  Please do sign up, but if you forget, come anyway!

If you would like to help provide refreshments for our TWO Easter services, please sign up in the parish hall.  The Great Vigil of Easter, March 31 at 8:00 p.m., will be followed by a sparkling wine reception.  The Easter Sunday Festival Eucharist will be followed by an even more spectacular than normal coffee hour.  Please sign-up if you’d like to help.

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

The parish office will be closed both April 2nd and April 3rd, the Monday and Tuesday following Easter Sunday.

Announcements 3/11/2018

PLEASE NOTE: TIME CHANGE THIS WEEKEND

Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 11th, at 2:00 a.m.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour. (Spring forward!)

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, March 11th              

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class

5:30 p.m. Children and Youth Stations of the Cross for Family Evening Worship

Monday, March 12th            

Office Closed

Tuesday, March 13th

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

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

Wednesday, March 14th

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

6:30 p.m. Lenten Series Varieties of Prayer: Contemplative Prayer (Memorial Room)

Thursday, March 15th

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, March 16th               

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

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

6:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross

Sunday, March 18th  

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Worship

Worship Schedule for Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday, March 25th      

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms, Procession, and Passion Reading

Tuesday, March 27th              

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

6:30 p.m. Tenebrae

Wednesday, March 28th         

7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Maundy Thursday, March 29th 

6:30 p.m. Agape Meal with Foot Washing, followed by Eucharist and the Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday, March 30th       

7:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross

12:15 p.m. Good Friday Meditation

6:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday, March 31st 

8:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter followed by Champagne Reception

Easter Morning, April 1st       

10:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist with Baptism

Children & Youth

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

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

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

Adult Education

Our Lenten Study Series continues to be held on Wednesday nights during Lent (no class on the Wednesday of Holy Week, March 28th) starting at 6:30 p.m.  Our theme will be Varieties of Prayer and this week, March 7th, we will discuss Intercessory Prayer. A soup, salad and bread supper will be provided.  If you would like to help with food, look for a sign-up sheet in the parish hall.

Parish Life

Pocket crosses and the associated verse are available in baskets located in the back of the church and the hallway leading into the church.  Lent is the perfect time to carry a cross in your pocket as a reminder of who we are and whose we are.  A suggested idea for use is when put you put your hand in your pocket and feel the cross’s presence, offer up a brief prayer for someone or something.  You will be surprised at how many little prayers you will say in the course of a day!

Easter Flower Memorials: Easter is April 1st this year. Please send to the parish office the names of those deceased loved ones in whose memories you would like to donate flowers for Easter. The requested donation is $5.00 per name.

The parish office will be closed both April 2nd and April 3rd, the Monday and Tuesday following Easter Sunday.

 

Announcements – 3/4/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, March 4th               

10:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Monday, March 5th              

Office Closed

Tuesday, March 6th             

(Morning Prayer not held today)

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

Wednesday, March 7th         

(Holy Eucharist, Rite II not held today)

6:30 p.m. Lenten Series Varieties of Prayer: Intercessory Prayer (Memorial Room)

Thursday, March 8th            

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, March 9th                 

9:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer

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

Sunday, March 11th              

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

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class

5:30 p.m. Children and Youth Stations of the Cross for Family Evening Worship

Worship Schedule for Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday, March 25th    

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms, Procession, and Passion Reading

Tuesday, March 27th            

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

6:30 p.m. Tenebrae

Wednesday, March 28th       

7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Maundy Thursday, March 29th

6:30 p.m. Agape Meal with Foot Washing, followed by Eucharist and the Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday, March 30th     

7:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross

12:15 p.m. Good Friday Meditation

6:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday, March 31st   

8:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter followed by  Champagne Reception

Easter Morning, April 1st     

10:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist with Baptism

Children & Youth

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

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

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

2nd Sundays children attend church with their parents, either the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30 p.m. Family Worship Service. When there is a 5th Sunday, children attend church with their parents, with some of the children taking part in leading the service.

Adult Education

Our Lenten Study Series continues to be held on Wednesday nights during Lent (no class on the Wednesday of Holy Week, March 28th) starting at 6:30 p.m.  Our theme will be Varieties of Prayer and this week, March 7th, we will discuss Intercessory Prayer. A soup, salad and bread supper will be provided.  If you would like to help with food, look for a sign-up sheet in the parish hall.

Parish Life

Pocket crosses and the associated verse are available in baskets located in the back of the church and the hallway leading into the church.  Lent is the perfect time to carry a cross in your pocket as a reminder of who we are and whose we are.  A suggested idea for use is when put you put your hand in your pocket and feel the cross’s presence, offer up a brief prayer for someone or something.  You will be surprised at how many little prayers you will say in the course of a day!

Easter Flower Memorials: Easter is April 1st this year. Please send to the parish office the names of those deceased loved ones in whose memories you would like to donate flowers for Easter. The requested donation is $5.00 per name.

The parish office will be closed both April 2nd and April 3rd, the Monday and Tuesday following Easter Sunday.

Announcements – 2/25/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, Feb. 25th

Second Sunday of Lent

10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Preacher: Dr. Megan McKenna

5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class

5:30 p.m. Acolyte Training

Monday, Feb. 26th 

Office Closed

Tuesday, Feb. 27th

9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer

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

 Wednesday, Feb. 28th

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

6:30 p.m. Lenten Series Varieties of Prayer: Confession

                 (Memorial Room)

 Thursday, March 1st

9:00 a.m.- Morning Prayer

Friday, March 2nd 

9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer

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

Sunday, March 4th

Third Sunday of Lent 

10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

 

Announcements

Worship

Today we welcome a special guest preacher, Dr. Megan McKenna.  Dr. McKenna, prominent Biblical scholar, theologian, and Roman Catholic lay person, is the author of many books including, among others, On Your Mark: Reading Mark in the Shadow of the CrossLike a Hammer Shattering Rock: Hearing the Gospels TodayNot Counting Women and Children: Neglected Stories from the BibleProphets: Words of Fire; and Mary: Shadow of Grace. Yesterday Dr. McKenna led a diocesan study day, and we are happy that she is with us for worship today.

Acolyte Training: Anyone in 3rd grade and older, including adults, are welcome to participate in an Acolyte Training Session today at 5:30 p.m.

Children & Youth

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

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

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

Parish Life

Pocket crosses and the associated verse are available in baskets located in the back of the church and the hallway leading into the church.  Lent is the perfect time to carry a cross in your pocket as a reminder of who we are and whose we are.  A suggested idea for use is to put your hand in your pocket and feel the cross’s presence, then offer up a brief prayer for someone or something.  You will be surprised at how many little prayers you will say in the course of a day!

Easter Flower Memorials: Easter is April 1st this year. Please send to the parish office the names of those deceased loved ones in whose memories you would like to donate flowers for Easter. The requested donation is $5.00 per name.