Announcements – July 22, 2018

Worship

† July 25 – The Feast of St. James, Apostle – Eucharist 6:30PM

† Save the Date! Celebration of a New Ministry (Rector installation) and 50th Parish Anniversary on October 17th. Bp. Daniel will celebrate.

Children and Youth

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

† Confirmation Class will continue during the summer months on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5PM, with the exception of August 12.  Class on that day is cancelled.

† Sunday School classes are not held over the summer months and will resume in September.

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

† The Sunday School is organizing a collection as a welcome for the Connect by Night shelter.  Please bring toiletries or socks and leave them in the box in the hallway outside the parish office.

Outreach and Service

Connect by Night  

† Connect by Night is going strong throughout this month!  We are happy to welcome our guests to our church home during this time.

† After this service, please help us move some books and other furniture to make room for our guests.

Darby Mission

† Holy Apostles will be serving a cookout lunch at the Darby Mission summer camp on Tuesday 7/31.  We will meet at church at 11AM and drive over to the Darby Rec Center to be ready to serve at noon.  We are planning a kid-oriented menu of hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, watermelon and desserts.  If you are able to bring in a dessert, you can leave it at church the weekend before, or monetary contributions to the Outreach fund to help cover the costs (as well as the increased costs of Connect by Night this summer) are always welcome. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall or let Joe Zorc know if you are coming. Our next evening Darby meal is on Tuesday October 2nd .

Parish Life

† July 27 – Happy Hour – 6:30PM

† September 1 – Red Cross Blood Drive in Parish Hall – 9:00AM-2:00PM

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

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

† Online church calendar: Stay connected with what is happening in your church. Visit the online calendar at 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

† A weekly Bible study that will meet during the day is in the works.  There is also the possibility of combining this with a regular fellowship time for those of us who are retired or do not work fulltime during the week.  If you are interested, please let Nancy Haas, or Fr. James know.

Diocesan Events

† Anti-Racism Training Workshop: For anyone interested, this will take place Saturday, July 28th, 8 a.m.—2 p.m. at St. Asaph’s, Bala Cynwyd. Fr. James is on the Planning Committee for this.

† Ladies Tea Party: Join women from all over the diocese for a fun event at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne on Saturday, September 15th 1 p.m.—3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and proceeds go to Thistle farms, a ministry that helps women who are human trafficking, prostitution and addiction survivors.

 

Announcements – 7/1/18

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Sunday July 1st, 2018
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship

† The Rev. Doris Rajagopal, the Missioner of the Darby Mission, is our preacher this morning.

† Next week July 8th, Healing Prayer will be offered immediately following communion.

Children and Youth

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

† Confirmation Class will continue during the summer months on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5PM, with the exception of August 12.  Class on that day is cancelled.

† Sunday School classes are not held over the summer months and will resume in September.

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

† The Sunday School is organizing a collection as a welcome for the Connect by Night shelter.  Please bring toiletries or socks and leave them in the box in the hallway outside the parish office.

Outreach and Service

Connect by Night

† Connect by Night begins this evening and continues through the month of July!  We are happy to welcome our guests to our church home during this time.

† Help with making lunches and welcoming guests is still needed several evenings toward the end of the month, please contact Joe Zorc to volunteer.

† After this service, please help us move some books and other furniture to make room for our guests.

Darby Mission

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

† We are hosting a cook-out on Tuesday, July 31st for the students and families of summer camp. If you are available and interested in participating at Darby that day, please contact Joe Zorc

 Parish Life

†  A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the Upper Darby Flea Market last Sunday. We raised over $500. Thanks for your donations and time!

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

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

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

Diocesan Events

† Anti-Racism Training Workshop: For anyone interested, this will take place Saturday, July 28th, 8 a.m.—2 p.m. at St. Asaph’s, Bala Cynwyd. Fr. James is on the Planning Committee for this.

† Ladies Tea Party: Join women from all over the diocese for a fun event at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne on Saturday, September 15th 1 p.m.—3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and proceeds go to Thistle farms, a ministry that helps women who are human trafficking, prostitution and addiction survivors.

Announcements – 6/10/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, June 10.……………………..10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II,
Third Sunday after Pentecost      Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector 

                                                         All-Parish Picnic following service

                                                         5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class

Monday, June 11………………………..Parish Offices Closed

Tuesday, June 12………………………9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Wednesday, June 13…………………(No 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist today)

Thursday, June 14….…………………(No 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer today)

Friday, June 15…………………….….(No 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer today)

Sunday, June 17……………..……….10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II,
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost    Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Announcements

 Worship

Please note that we are using the EOW version of the Nicene Creed on alternating Sundays.

No Evening Family Worship Evening Family Worship will be held on Sunday, June 10th. All children and their families are invited to attend the 10:00 a.m. service  with Sunday School, followed by the Sunday School Picnic.  (There will be Confirmation Class at 5:00 on June 10th.)

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 Class will continue during the summer months on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5PM, with the exception of August 12.  Class on that day is cancelled.

Sunday School classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) continue weekly through June 10th, but then do not meet again until September. On these last three Sundays, classes begin as usual at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. The Sunday School Picnic will be held on June 10th following the 10:00 a.m. service.

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

The Sunday School is organizing a collection as a welcome for the Connect by Night shelter.  Please bring toiletries or socks and leave them in the box in the hallway outside the parish office.

Outreach and 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).  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. Please contact Joe Zorc (zorc@email.chop.edu) if you are interested.

In preparation for our Connect by Night guests in July, donations of the following items are needed:

Food Preparation:

bread, juice boxes, jelly, ham, cheese, pretzels (hard), sandwich bags, brown paper bags, and napkins

Toiletries:

deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, washcloths, shampoo

Please note: Due to peanut and tree nut allergies, all snacks need to be nut free.

Donations of non-perishable items may be put in the large plastic bins on the table across from the parish office.  Please contact Joe Zorc about donations of perishable food. Thank you!

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

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

Our parish administrative assistant, Margaret Helminska, will be on leave-of-absence beginning Tuesday, June 12th, returning Tuesday, July 31st. She and her husband will be living in Germany for those weeks due to a temporary assignment in his employment. Elliott Brown, a high school student at Friends’ Central whose family are parishioners here at Holy Apostles, will be assisting James in the office while Margaret is away.

Happy Hour: On the last Friday of the summer months, we gather at 6:30 p.m. on the front lawn for fellowship and fun, weather permitting. Please bring food and drink to share.  For the next Happy Hour (June 29th), however, we will meet for Evening Prayer at 6:00 p.m., followed by Happy Hour.

CHA Goes to the Flea Market! On Sunday, June 24th, Holy Apostles will have tables at the Upper Darby Flea Market, held at Upper Darby High School. All donations are welcome! We are especially looking for furniture, small working appliance, hand and garden tools, bakeware, new linens and blankets, building toys, children’s books, sports equipment, jewelry, holiday décor, and vinyl records. There is a big box in the church hallway for donations, so please keep this project in mind as you are doing your spring cleaning.

RECYCLING! We now have a recycling bin (clearly marked as such) located next to the large trash receptacle outside the kitchen door. All recyclable paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum should be placed in this bin rather than in the trash.

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

Upcoming Events: Save These Dates!

Sunday, June 24th………………….CHA goes to the Flea Market

Friday, June 29th……………………6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer, followed by Happy Hour

Announcements – 6/3/2018

This Week at Holy Apostles

Sunday, June 3…………..10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Second Sunday after Pentecost     Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

Monday, June 4…………….Office Closed

Tuesday, June 5……………9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Office Hours

Wednesday, June 6………..7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Thursday, June 7….………9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Friday, June 8…………..….9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office Hours

Sunday, June 10.…………10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II,
Third Sunday after Pentecost         Celebrant: The Rev. James Stambaugh, Rector

All-Parish Picnic following service

Announcements

Worship

Please note that we are using the EOW version of the Nicene Creed on alternating Sundays.

No Evening Family Worship will be held on Sunday, June 10th. All children and their families are invited to attend the 10:00 a.m. service  with Sunday School, followed by the Sunday School Picnic. (There will be Confirmation Class at 5:00 on June 10th.)

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 Class will continue during the summer months on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 5PM, with the exception of August 12.  Class on that day is cancelled.

Sunday School classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) continue weekly through June 10th, but then do not meet again until September. On these last three Sundays, classes begin as usual at 10:00 a.m., the same time as the church service starts; children join their parents in the church in time for communion. The Sunday School Picnic will be held on June 10th following the 10:00 a.m. service.

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

The Sunday School is organizing a collection as a welcome for the Connect by Night shelter.  Please bring toiletries or socks and leave them in the box in the hallway outside the parish office.

Outreach and 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).  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. Please contact Joe Zorc (zorc@email.chop.edu) if you are interested.

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

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

Congratulations to our high school graduates: Barbara Peck and Robbie Zorc!  They graduate from Lower Merion High School on June 6.  May God grant them grace and strength for their future endeavours!

Haverford Heritage Festival: Today from 10AM – 4PM.  Stop by the church’s booth and play our giant xylophone.

 RECYCLING! We now have a recycling bin (clearly marked as such) located next to the large trash receptacle outside the kitchen door. All recyclable paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum should be placed in this bin rather than in the trash.

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

Upcoming Events: Save These Dates!

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

Sunday, June 10th……….…(after 10AM service) All-Parish Picnic

Sunday, June 24th………………….CHA goes to the Flea Market

Lenten Offerings 2018

Dear Friends,

Lent is a season of preparation and repentance leading up to Easter.  This year Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14, and continues until the Easter Vigil on the night of Saturday, March 30.

As your priest, it is my sacred obligation to call you to a holy Lent during this time.  Lent is an opportunity, perhaps, to fast from something or give something up.  It is also a time, perhaps, to take up something new—some new spiritual practice, study, scriptural or devotional reading.  Below you will find information about the Lenten services, and practices that are available at and through Church of the Holy Apostles.  You may choose to do one or more of these activities, or they may simply serve to spark your imagination.   Whatever the case, I implore you to make Lent something special.  Make it personal to you and your spiritual journey.

As in many things in life so it is for Lent, you get out what you put in.  In this case, if you spend time this February and March making for yourself a holy Lent, spending the extra time on your spiritual journey, you will be abundantly rewarded with a joyous and festive Easter season.  The more intentional the Lent, the more meaningful and joyful your Easter will be.  Remember, Lent may be 40 days, but Easter—the season in which we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus—is a 50 day party!

Ash Wednesday – February 14

6:20AM-8:46AM – “Ashes to Go” – Imposition of Ashes w/out a service at the Penfield station of the Norristown High Speed Line

9:15AM – Liturgy with Imposition of Ashes, no Eucharist

12:15PM – Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes

6:30PM – Holy Eucharist with music and the Imposition of Ashes

Wednesday Night Study Group

Our Lenten Study Group each Wednesday of Lent (except Feb. 14 & March 28). We will gather, eat a simple dinner, and discuss the inexhaustibly fascinating subject of prayer.  Youth and adults welcome.

6:30PM in the Memorial Room

February 21 – Varieties of Prayer

February 28 – Confession

March 7 – Intercessory prayer

March 14 – Contemplative prayer

March 21 – Prayer with implements (icons, rosaries, etc.)

Lenten Reading

Featured Book: The Practice of Prayer by Margaret Guenther

As a compliment to the Wednesday night study, and as a way to deepen one’s understanding on one’s own, I am recommending the book, The Practice of Prayer, written by the venerable Episcopal priest and spiritual director, Margaret Guenther.  I am buying several copies for the church’s library, personal copies can be purchased from amazon.com for between $10-$15.

Other books on various spiritual themes chosen from the parish library and from Fr. James’ library will be available to borrow and read.  Look for the book table display outside the parish hall.

Seeing the World Aright

The poet, Mary Oliver says, “To pay attention; that is our endless and proper work.” This Lent you are invited to practice the spiritual discipline of paying attention. The idea is that you use your camera phone (or other camera) to take one picture for every day of Lent looking for some little beautiful, or sacred, or holy thing that is breaking into your ordinary life:

the first green shoots of spring, the smile of a child or grandchild, a lovingly prepared meal, a candle lit against the darkness, anything that reminds you that you are God’s and that God is present in the smallest ways, and most ordinary circumstances. There is no need to be a professional photographer, it is about training ourselves to see the divine everywhere. You

will also be invited to share your pictures on facebook and other social media platforms, if you wish.

Daily Devotional

Clergy of the Merion deanery (Episcopal churches in Lower and Upper Merion and surrounding area) are collaborating on a collection of short daily devotional readings.  The devotional will be distributed as a printed booklet to all the congregations in the deanery, as well as posted online in a daily blog format.  This will be a nice way to “be on the same page” with many of our Episcopal neighbors during Lent.

Stations of the Cross

February 23 – Friday, 6:30PM – Multi-media Stations of the Cross

March 11 – Sunday, 5:30PM – Children & Youth Stations of the Cross for Family Evening Worship

March  16 – Friday, 6:30PM – Multi-media Stations of the Cross

March 30 – Good Friday, 7:30AM – Traditional Stations of the Cross

Holy Week & Easter

Palm Sunday –

Holy Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms, Procession, and Passion Reading – 10AM

Tuesday –

Morning Prayer – 9AM

Tenebrae – 6:30PM

Wednesday

Holy Eucharist – 7:30AM

Maundy Thursday –

Holy Eucharist with Foot-washing & the stripping of the altar – 6:30PM

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross – 7:30AM

Potential Ecumenical Good Friday Service

Good Friday Liturgy – 6:30PM

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil followed by Champagne Reception – 8PM

Easter Morning

Festival Eucharist with Baptism – 10AM

 

The Church office will be closed both Monday & Tuesday following Easter day.

 

Announcements – 11/26/2017

Announcements for Sunday, November 26th, 2017

The Last Sunday after Pentecost/Christ the King

Worship

Welcome to Church of the Holy Apostles! This morning’s service is Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10:00 a.m..  Our Guest Celebrant is the Rev. Canon Shawn Wamsley. The Rev. James Stambaugh will serve as Deacon and Preacher.

Morning Prayer: This week, Tuesday through Friday in the church at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 24th is both Advent IV (in the morning) and Christmas Eve (in the late afternoon and evening). There will be Holy Eucharist, Rite II, as usual at 10:00 a.m. (but without choir) on the 24th, observing Advent IV. Christmas Eve services are Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at both 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. There will be Holy Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th (without choir).

Children & Youth

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

Sunday School classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held 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.

Education

Join us for our next Christian Education Mini-Series: Theological Liner NotesWednesdays at 6:30pm on December 6th, 13th, 20th.  Together we will listen to some great music and then discuss how the music relates to the person and work of God as well as questions of meaning and purpose for humans. Some of the artists we will listen to include Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Dave Matthews, Regina Spektor, and Oliver Mtukudzi.  James is open for other suggestions.

Outreach & Service

On Monday December 11th at 6pm the Holy Apostles will hold its annual holiday meal with the East Parkside Resident’s Association. The group will be celebrating members of their community who are cancer survivors.  We will be bringing side dishes and uncooked (frozen or defrosted) turkeys to distribute as gifts.  A sign-up sheet will be posted in the parish hall, and we can travel together from church leaving at 5:30 pm to the Christ Community Baptist Church, 1224 N 41st St , Philadelphia, PA 19104.  If anyone is interested in being part of their entertainment program, or if there are other questions, please contact Joe Zorc at zorc@email.chop.edu .

Parish Life

Seeking volunteers to help with our Pancakes with Santa extrava- ganza on December 2nd from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet posted in the parish hall. Call or email Drew Meiers (610) 446-8340 or dkmeiers@verizon.net for more information.

Ordination to the Priesthood On December 9 at 4:00 p.m., our deacon-in-charge, James Stambaugh will be ordained to the priesthood by the Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez.  The special service will take place here at Holy Apostles.  A reception will follow.  An important part of the service is for people to formally present James to the bishop.  James would like to invite any and all willing members of CHA to be his presenters for the service. See BCP, pp. 526-7 to see what this entails.  Look for a sign-up sheet on the table across from the parish office.

The parish office will be open this week on Tuesday, November 28th, and Thursday, November 30th.

Announcements – 11/19/17

Announcements for November 19th, 2017

The 24th Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 28

Worship

Welcome to Church of the Holy Apostles! This Sunday’s service is Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10:00 a.m.  Our Guest Celebrant is the Rev. Canon Kurt Berlenbach. The Rev. James Stambaugh will serve as Deacon and Preacher.

Morning Prayer: This week, Tuesday and Wednesday in the church at 9:00 a.m.

Annual Thanksgiving Eve service, Wednesday, November 22nd: Evensong at 7:00 p.m. followed by fireside fellowship. This year we will celebrate the beautifully renovated Memorial Room.  Bring a dish to share and a delicious drink of your choosing.

Children & Youth

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

Sunday School classes (preschool – 2nd grade and 3rd – 8th grade) are held 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.

Education

Join us for our next Christian Education Mini-Series: Theological Liner NotesWednesdays at 6:30pm on December 6th, 13th, 20th.  Together we will listen to some great music and then discuss how the music relates to the person and work of God as well as questions of meaning and purpose for humans. Some of the artists we will listen to include Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Dave Matthews, Regina Spektor, and Oliver Mtukudzi.  James is open for other suggestions.

Outreach & Service

Darby Mission Meal: Wyatt Delavan’s Boy Scout troop 300 is planning to serve an Italian-themed dinner for the Darby Mission on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Additional support in providing and making food would be greatly appreciated. Food dropped off in the church kitchen will be picked up by the Delevans this Sunday, Nov. 19. If you can help, many thanks!  Please use the SignUpGenius link at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b45aca82da57-darby

Annual Dinner with East Parkside Association: December 11.  Stay tuned for more information on that.

Parish Life

This Sunday marks the culmination of our annual Stewardship Season, Celebrating God’s Good Gifts.  As we complete this important time in the life of our parish and gather our pledge cards this morning, the vestry and the deacon-in-charge want to thank those who spoke of their stewardship journeys, David and Suzanne Lees for coordinating this year’s Stewardship season and brunch, and especially to all who are able to contribute time, talent, and treasure, in thanksgiving to God, for the work of the Church of the Holy Apostles.  Our Celebration Brunch will immediately follow this service.

Seeking volunteers to help with our Pancakes with Santa extrava- ganza on December 2nd from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet posted in the parish hall. Call or email Drew Meiers (610) 446-8340 or dkmeiers@verizon.net for more information.

Turkey Trot: 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving, Nov. 23rd. (Meet in front of St. Faith Church, Havertown.)

Come join the Smyth Family and express your thankfulness for good health and to raise money for the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.  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 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”.

Ordination to the Priesthood On December 9 at 4:00 p.m., our deacon-in-charge, James Stambaugh will be ordained to the priesthood by the Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez. The special service will take place here at Holy Apostles.  A reception will follow.  An important part of the service is for people to formally present James to the bishop. James would like to invite any and all willing members of CHA to be his presenters for the service. See BCP, pp. 526-7 to see what this entails.  Look for a sign-up sheet on the table across from the parish office.

The Parish Office will be open this week on Monday, Nov. 20th,  and Tuesday, Nov. 21st. The parish office will not be open on Friday, Nov. 24th.

Announcements – 11/5/2017

 ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NOVEMBER 5TH, 2017

THE SUNDAY AFTER ALL SAINTS

HOLY BAPTISM AND EUCHARIST

SERVICE AT 10:00 A.M.

Worship

Welcome to Church of the Holy Apostles! This Sunday, Nov. 5th, our Guest Celebrant is the Rev. Canon Betsy Ivey. The Rev. James Stambaugh, our Deacon-in-Charge, will serve as Deacon and Preacher. In addition to Holy Eucharist, we will celebrate the rite of Holy Baptism, welcoming Julie Anne McLaughlin, daughter of Kate and Sean McLaughlin, into the family of God.

Morning Prayer: Tuesdays through Fridays in the church at 9:00 a.m.

Evening Family Worship will take place on Sunday, November 12th at 5:30 p.m. An informal meal will follow the service.

Children & Youth

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

Outreach & Service

Darby Mission Meal: Wyatt Delavan’s Boy Scout troop 300 is planning to serve an Italian-themed dinner for the Darby Mission on Tuesday, 11/21. Additional support in providing and making food would be greatly appreciated. Food dropped off in the church kitchen will be picked up by the Delevans on Sunday, 11/19. If you can help, many thanks!  Please use the SignUpGenius link at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b45aca82da57-darby

The Sunday School is collecting Treats for Troops stationed overseas.  The collection will run through Veteran’s Day weekend, Sunday Nov. 12th.  A list of needed items (Halloween candy, toiletries, sundries) is posted in the church hall or at the link here: http://www.philatreatsfortroops.com/donate

Education

The Adult (and Older Teen) Study Group, The Christian Year: The Strange and Wondrous Rhythms of the Church Calendar, continues to meet Wednesday, Nov. 8th and 15th. at 6:30 p.m.

Parish Life

We are in the midst of our annual Stewardship Season, Celebrating God’s Good Gifts!  This is a time when we reflect on and celebrate the gifts that God has given us, and consider how we can offer thanksgiving back to God. Pledge cards are on the table across from the rector’s office. Please pick up yours todayOur stewardship campaign will end this year on November 19th, Celebration Sunday.  During that service we will collect the pledge card and afterwards we have a celebratory brunch of thanksgiving.  Since this is a catered affair, please RSVP to the parish office at holyapostlespa@gmail.com

An Invitation from St. Mark’s Armenian Catholic Church: Armenian Food Court Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10th and 11th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Our neighbors, St. Mark’s Armenian Catholic Church, have invited our community to attend their annual Armenian Food Court, which will take place at St. Mark’s (400 Haverford Road, Wynnewood PA). If you would like to buy a raffle ticket for $1, contact Deacon James.  This is an opportunity for great food, and to get to know our neighbors and build connections with Christians of a different tradition, which makes Jesus happy.

Pancakes with Santa, Dec. 2nd: Anyone who is interested in helping with this family  event,  please contact Drew Meiers (610) 446-8340 or dkmeiers@verizon.net.

Turkey Trot: 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving, Nov. 23rd. (Meet in front of St. Faith Church, Havertown.)

Come join the Smyth Family and express your thankfulness for good health and to raise money for the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. 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 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”.

New Committee: Family Friendly Holy Apostles: Please contact Beth Johnson if you are interested in being a part of a group to look at how we can make Holy Apostles more Family Friendly to visitors of our church so they will want to worship with us again!  The meeting will be held in mid November, date TBD.  bethjohnson514@gmail.com or 610-733-2055.

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 beginning in 2018: February 25, May 13, July 8, and August 12. 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 ad-vantage of this opportunity to honor or remember loved ones with a flower memorial, please notify Patty Wertz of the Altar Guild or Margaret Helminska in the Parish Office.

Announcements – 10/29/2017

Worship

This Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:00 a.m. Our guest celebrant is the Rev. Doris Rajagopal. The Rev. James Stambaugh will serve as deacon and preacher. Our guest organist is Robin Muse. This is Youth Sunday, and we thank all those children and teens who are serving in today’s service.

Morning Prayer: Tuesdays through Fridays in the church at 9:00 a.m.

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

A special service of prayer including a procession to our columbarium where prayers will be said for all those interred there. The service also will include commemoration and prayers for all our loved ones who have passed.  If you have names of the departed you would like read aloud, please submit them to holyapostlespa@gmail.com or by hand/mail to the parish office before November 1st.

On November 5th we will have a baptism at Holy Apostles. Julie McLaughlin, daughter of Kate and Sean McLaughlin, will be baptized.  In the meantime, we will be praying for baby Julie and her family.

Evening Family Worship will take place on Sunday, November 12th at 5:30 p.m. An informal meal will follow the service.

Children & Youth

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

Outreach & Service

After this Sunday’s service, Oct. 29th, there will be a brief meeting of those interested in Outreach to do some scheduling and organization for the rest of the year.  Topics will include Darby Mission meals and service projects, East Parkside Holiday Celebration (scheduled for Monday 12/11), and Connect by Night, as well as any other ideas from the church community. For any questions or more information, please contact Joe Zorc.

The Sunday School will once again be running a drive to collect Treats for Troops stationed overseas.  The collection will run through Veteran’s Day weekend, Sunday November 12th.  A list of needed items (Halloween candy, toiletries, sundries) is posted in the church hall or at this link: http://www.philatreatsfortroops.com/donate.

 Education

The Christian Year: The Strange and Wondrous Rhythms of the Church Calendar. Our first adult and older teen study group “mini-series” is swiftly approaching.  These exciting and interactive classes will be held on Wednesday Nov. 1st, 8th, and 15th at 6:30 p.m.  We will meet in our newly renovated and technologically advanced Memorial Room.  If anyone would like to help coordinate refreshments, please let Deacon James know.

Parish Life

We are in the midst of our annual Stewardship Season, Celebrating God’s Good Gifts! This is a time when we reflect on and celebrate the gifts that God has given us, and consider how we can offer thanksgiving back to God.

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 5 dates: November 13, 2017, and in 2018 February 25, May 13, July 8, and August 12. 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 or Margaret Helminska in the Parish Office.

Pancakes with Santa, Dec. 2nd: Anyone who is interested in helping with this family event, please contact Drew Meiers at (610) 446-8340 or dkmeiers@verizon.net.

New Committee: Family Friendly Holy Apostles

Please contact Beth Johnson if you are interested in being a part of a group to look at how we can make Holy Apostles more Family Friendly to visitors of Holy Apostles so they will want to visit us again!  The meeting will be held in mid-November date TBD.  bethjohnson514@gmail.com or 610-733-2055.

The Parish office will be open this week on Tuesday, October 31st and Friday, November 3rd from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m.