Announcements – 5/12/19

Worship

† Sunday May 12: Family Evening Worship—5:30PM

† Rogation Sunday is May 26th.  There will be a special procession and blessing in Wynnewood Valley Park on that day. 

† Worship Committee Meeting: Tuesday, May 14 at 7PM.  Anyone is welcome to come and take part.  We will discuss summer and fall   worship plans.  We’ll meet in the Memorial Room.

† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings and at 9:15AM Tuesdays through Fridays.  Anyone can pray the service privately using the Book of Common Prayer or one of a number of smart phone apps!  See the last section of the digital edition of the “Acts of the Apostles” for details.

Outreach

† We will continue collecting non-perishable food items for the food pantry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Look for the collection box in the hallway outside the parish hall.

† Our next all-church Darby Mission Meal: 9/17/19.

Children and Youth

† Nursery Childcare is available during the 10:00AM 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 10:00AM, 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 10:00PM Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30PM 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.

† The Holy Apostles Choir School is looking toward it’s grand opening in the Fall of 2019.  If you have a potential student, apply today.  More information is available at holyapostlespa.org/choir-school/. Please forward this information to friends and neighbors who may be interested. Contact Deb Stambaugh if you have any questions.

Parish Life

† A big THANK YOU to Wyatt Delevan who completed 8 hours of community service for a Boy Scout merit badge by cleaning and organizing the attic storage area and the boiler room, and cleaning the choir room. 

† 2019 Happy Hour Dates

               May 31

               June 28

               July 26

               August 30

† The Rev. Jim Robertson who was our deacon here from 1992-94, is being ordained to the priesthood in Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.  Jim reached out to church with an invitation, and a request for our prayers.  The ordination will be June 15, 2019 at 10:30AM at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg, PA.  An invitation posted in the parish hall provides more information. 

† Don’t forget to enter the church through the Parish office door and grab a “Church Member” badge from the office during Daycare hours (7:00AM – 6:00PM Mon-Fri)!

† The Cash for Causes Program at Giant Supermarket:

               -Purchase through JT Wertz

               -5% of card value is given to Holy Apostles operating fund.

               -Can be used in store or when ordering Giant groceries through     peapod online delivery service.

Education

† Bible Study is held on Thursdays at 11AM.

† James is planning to offer a special summer adult education program on Sunday mornings while the choir is not in session.  Stay tuned for details. 

Announcements for 3/3/2019

Worship

† Today is World Mission Sunday in the Episcopal Church.

† March 6th is Ash Wednesday.  The following services are offered:

7:30AM—Imposition of Ashes; no Eucharist

9:15AM—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

† There are many opportunities to participate in a holy Lent this year.  Please pick up a Lenten booklet this morning, or look for the online version on our website soon.  Feel free to take a booklet for a friend or neighbor, it would be an easy way to invite them to church!

† Morning Prayer is offered at 8:30AM on Sunday mornings and at 9:15AM Tuesdays through Fridays.  Anyone can pray the service privately using the Book of Common Prayer or one of a number of smart phone apps!  See the last section of the digital edition of the “Acts of the Apostles” for details.

Outreach

† We will be hosting our next Darby Mission meal on Tuesday, March 19th.  We will be cooking chili and need food preparers (main dish, cornbread, mac & cheese, salad, dessert) and people to join in and serve the meal.  We will meet at the church at 5PM to driver together, or 5:30 at the Darby Community Center (1021 Ridge Ave., Darby PA).  A sign-up sheet is posted in the parish hall, find the online sign-up sheet here.

Children and Youth

† Nursery Childcare is available during the 10:00AM 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 10:00AM, 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 10:00PM Holy Eucharist service or the 5:30PM 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.

† The Holy Apostles Choir School begins its pilot program in late February.  If you have a potential student, apply today.  Applications are available on-line or on the “connect” table. The Choir School will accept only 20 students for the pilot semester. Placement preference will be given to members of the Church of the Holy Apostles. More information is available at holyapostlespa.org/choir-school/. Please forward this information to friends and neighbors who may be interested. Contact Deb Stambaugh if you have any questions.

Parish Life

† March 5 we will celebrate Shrove Tuesday with a pancake dinner at 6:30PM in the parish hall.  Children in the parish are encouraged to come help James lock up the “Alleluias” until Easter morning.  Todd Delevan is providing some of his legendary homebrewed beer for the adults.

† If you enter the church building when the Little Friends Day Care is in session (7:00AM – 6:00PM Mon-Fri), and are anywhere other than in the church itself, please obtain a “Church Member” name tag from the Parish Office and wear it while you are here. This will show the teachers and children at the day care that you are a person who belongs here. Any workers/maintenance people or visitors who come into the buildings are required to wear a “Visitor” name tag to identify themselves to our own staff as well as to the day care staff and children.

† The Cash for Causes Program at Giant Supermarket:

-Purchase through JT Wertz

-5% of card value is given to Holy Apostles operating fund.

-Can be used in store or when ordering Giant groceries through     peapod online delivery service.

Education

† You are invited to join our Lenten “soup group” which meet Wednesday nights in lent, beginning on March 13.  Come for the soup and stay for a lively discussion about faith and life (or come for the discussion and stay for the soup!)  This year’s topic is:

“Good News & God’s Mission”

† Bible Study is held on Thursdays at 11AM.

Diocesan Events

† Next Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM: Bowling with the Bishop at Wynnewood Lanes. Youth across the Diocese are invited for a day of pizza and bowling.

 

 

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

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 – 11/5/2017

 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.