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.

Announcements – 10/15/17

Welcome to Church of the Holy Apostles! This Sunday, October 15th, will be the 19th Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 23.  Our Guest Celebrant for Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10:00 a.m. will be the Rev. Canon Shawn Wamsley. The Rev. James Stambaugh, our Deacon-in-Charge, will serve as Deacon and Preacher.

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

Name tags are available in the narthex and also on the table across from the rector’s office. Please wear one with your name so that our new rector can begin to become better acquainted with you.

Next week Morning Prayer will continue to be held at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.  On Tuesday the 17th and Wednesday the 18th, other than for Morning Prayer, James, our Deacon-in-Charge, will be out of the office at the diocesan conference, Discipleship Matters.

On Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m., we will hold a service for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. There will be 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.

Save the dates: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 1st, 8th, and 15th. Adult (and Older Teen) Study Group: The Christian Year: The Strange and Wondrous Rhythms of the Church Calendar.”

Save the Date! VETERANS MASS on November 13th, sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Veterans Ministry: Monday, November 13th, 7:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 19 South 10th Street, Philadelphia 19107. All are welcome. Dinner before service at 5:30 p.m. RSVP required: see Facebook diopa-veterans. Parking 10th Street off Market. To add the name of a veteran to the prayer list for this service, please email veterans@diopa.org (please indicate if the veteran is deceased).

 We are continuing to collect photographs of everyone in the parish to make a photo book for our new rector. If you have not already done so, please send a photo of you/your family to the parish office by email to holyapostlespa@gmail.com, or by regular mail to the church address. Thanks very much.

We are in the process of updating the parish directory. You will be receiving a request for the relevant information by email, or by regular mail if you do not use email.

Please note that parish office hours next week will be Thursday, Oct. 19th and Friday, Oct. 29th, from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.