October 16, 2016
Rev. Dr. Doris Rajagopal supplies today as Pastor Barbara is in South Carolina this week to empty and close on her mother’s house – please remember her in prayer!
Special Coffee Hour – following the 10 a.m. service next Sunday, October 16th we celebrate Steve and Irene Snider and say: “Goodbye, Best Wishes, & Thank You!”
Merion Deanery Fundraiser Dinner for St. James School
Friday, October 21 from 6:30 pm-9 pm at Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont. You may purchase tickets at StJamesPhila.org or contact Regina Raiford Babcock at 215-226-1275 ext. 114, or firstname.lastname@example.org. General Admission tickets are $30 per person; Sponsorship Levels: Friend $50 (1 ticket), Benefactor $100 (2 tickets), Table Sponsor $500 (10 tickets). This event sells out every year – reserve your spot today!
Historic Diocese, Historic Parishes:
Come and See the Present and the Future in the Past
St. Luke’s Church, Germantown, Saturday, October 22nd – 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit an historic parish in the Diocese.
St. Luke’s Church, Germantown dates to 1811 when Germantown was actually outside Philadelphia. It has produced three bishops (e.g. Barbara Harris) and helped support many sister congregations such as the House of Prayer in West Oak Lane and St. Albans in Olney. In 1968, it merged with St. Barnabas, one of the historically black churches in the diocese. Today it faces many of the same challenges as other urban churches in the diocese. Among the speakers will be Mark Lloyd, the chief archivist at Penn and the Very Reverend Frank Griswold. If you’d like to carpool to this event, sign-up on the bulletin board.
Turkey Trot. Start your Thanksgiving with a 5K run or 1 mile walk. This annual event is held by the Smyth family in memory of Matt Smyth who died in 2010 of testicular cancer at the age of 23. The money raised goes to the Abramson Cancer Center (the Matt Smyth Fund). The fee is $20 or $10 for participants under 12. The Smyth family organized this event to raise money and also remind men to regularly check themselves.
The race/walk begins at 9 am in front of St. Faith Church. Checks are made payable to Abramson Cancer Center-in the memo put The Matt Smyth Fund.
From the Property Committee. Little Friends Daycare and Learning Center, located in Holy Apostles, is booming! Due to capacity issues, they recently expanded adding a couple classrooms in the Parish Hall. Monday through Friday, dividers and cubbies will be used to create these rooms. All dividers and supplies will be housed in the “east room” of the parish hall on the weekends. The property committee and vestry approved the change in the lease with a significant increase in rental, beginning October 1. This agreement is being done on a trial basis and will be reviewed in May. Use of the Parish Hall is available during the week for special events such as receptions. If needed please contact Bonnie in the church office.
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 25th of the 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.