November 27, 2016
Stewardship. Last Sunday many of us gathered for a fabulous brunch and to celebrate the blessings in our lives. I would like to thank everyone who helped in putting the brunch together and for the generosity of those who turned in their pledge cards last week. We had a strong response, but I would like to encourage anyone who has not sent in their card yet to please do so soon. It is very important to have a solid understanding of the church’s finances as we plan for next year. Thank you all again, David Lees, Chair Stewardship Committee
A Parish Survey and Memo from the Discernment Committee will be emailed this weekend. The deadline for response is December 10th, and everyone’s voice is needed! If you need another electronic or paper copy of the survey, please contact Judi Kraft, David Lees, Jamie Grant, or the church office.
Meals for Lois Mather. Please see this link to sign up to bring meals to Lois Mather. One sign up per week on Wednesdays is requested. Should you need more information, please call or leave a message with the office.
Sunday School Parents!
Some important dates to keep in mind:
November 27th: Pageant roles will be assigned
December 17th: Saturday morning practice, 10:00 a.m.
December 18th: Pageant
We will practice during Sunday School, so please plan to have your child attend service the weeks up to the Pageant. It would be fantastic if some of the older junior high and high school students will consider contributing their creative talent and energy to the Pageant. We would love their involvement! Looking forward to a blessed holiday season! Susanne, Nancy and Michelle
More for the children. We have decided to forego Church & Pizza on December 11th. Church & Pizza will return on January 8th. Our young families are invited to participate in the All Ages Caroling Event scheduled for December 16th. Details to follow.
Advent Bible Study. Our 1st Sunday in Advent, November 27th through Advent ending December 18th, we test a new 8:30 a.m. offering—an informal Bible Study (with coffee!) in the Memorial Room. Come try the spiritual practice of studying scripture. Led by Pastor Barbara. No previous biblical study necessary! No homework! Just bring your Bible.
Next Sunday, December 4th. Enjoy a festive coffee hour with a visit from St. Nicholas!
Pancakes with Santa –December 10, 7:30 – 11 a.m. Adults $6, Children $4 (children 2 and under FREE). Bring your camera! To volunteer to help, please sign up on the bulletin board sign-up sheet.
Save the Date – All Ages Caroling and after-party. Friday evening on December 16th.
1) AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Holy Apostles. Search Amazon Smile on our website and click the “Get started” button to enroll. 2) See J.T. Wertz to purchase Giant Gift Cards in $100 denominations. Holy Apostles receives 5% of the proceeds from the sale of these gift cards. The Giant cards may also be used for gas at the Havertown Giant and points accumulate from any Giant for cents off per gallon.
Newsletter Publishing Deadline—All newsletter articles must be to the office by the 28th of this month for publication of the next month’s issue.
Lost & Found – A basket with lost and found items is located outside the rector’s office. Please check to see if anything belongs to you.