Summer Happy Hour on the Lawn
Join us under the tent on Friday, August 26th, for the final Happy Hour on the Lawn for Summer 2022! Come to this casual get-together in comfy clothes and bring some drinks and edibles for yourself or to share with others. Pets on leashes are welcome, too!
Holy Cross Day
Holy Cross Day, of the Feast of the Holy Cross, is a major feast observed on Sept. 14 in honor of Christ’s self-offering on the cross for our salvation. The collect for Holy Cross Day recalls that Christ “was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world unto himself,” and prays that “we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him” (BCP, p. 192). The themes of Holy Cross Day are powerfully expressed by the hymn “Lift high the cross” (Hymn 473).
Combined Service and Paul Emmons Retirement Coffee Hour
On Sunday, September 18, we will be holding a combined service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the church beginning at 9:30AM. Paul Emmons will be playing the organ for us this morning one more time before retiring after 20 years of faithful service to Church of the Holy Apostles. Please plan to attend and to stay afterwards for a special coffee hour to thank Paul for his many years of service to our parish.
Little Free Library Dedication and Pet Blessing
On Sunday, September 25, at 4pm we will be holding a dedication ceremony for our new Little Free Library which will be used as a way to spread the Good News to everyone in our neighborhood.
After the dedication, Fr. James will be offering blessings for your pets – both furry and otherwise. Bring your dogs on leashes and cats on leashes or in crates. Other pets also welcome! Human and dog treats will be on hand!
The Feast of St Michael and all Angels
Revelation 12:7-9 describes Michael as the leader of the angels in victory over the dragon (identified with Satan) and the dragon’s angels. Michael is often portrayed with a sword fighting or standing over a dragon. Observance of a day in honor of Michael dates from the fifth century. The feast of St. Michael the Archangel is traditionally celebrated on Sept. 29. In the 1549 BCP the feast was expanded to include all angels. The feast of St. Michael and All Angels is one of the major feasts of the church year in the Episcopal Church.
On Thursday, September 29, 2022, we will be joining our friends at Church of the Good Shepherd, 1116 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 at 6pm for a Choral Evensong service to include Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and Blessing of the First Responders. Please join us!
Source: Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians,” Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.