December 11, 2016
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP TIMES
Sat., Dec. 24th at 4 p.m. – Family Service with Eucharist
Sat., Dec. 24th at 10 p.m. – Festive Eucharist
Sun., Dec. 25th at 10 a.m. – Spoken Service with Eucharist
Parish surveys are due December 10th! If you have not yet returned yours, please do so asap. We need everyone’s voice! If you need a copy of the survey, blank ones are on the table outside Pastor Barbara’s office.
Due to busy family schedules, we have decided to forego Church & Pizza on December 11th. However, our young families are invited to participate in the All Ages Caroling Event scheduled for December 16th. Details below. Church & Pizza will return on 1/8/17.
Dear Friends, Each Christmas we fill “stockings” (bags) for some of the East Parkside Residents. We decided that we will do what we did last year and fill 20 stockings for grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren in the absence of their parents. You can help by bringing items to church by this Sunday, December 11th and placing them in the box outside the office. Items needed are toiletries or anything that will make them feel special and pampered. Thank you for helping us bring some special joy to these women who are giving so much of themselves for their grandchildren. Nancy Haas
Advent Bible Study. 8:45 a.m. through December 18th —an informal Bible Study (with coffee!) in the Rector’s Office. Come try the spiritual practice of studying scripture. Led by Pastor Barbara. No previous biblical study necessary! No homework! Just bring your Bible.
Meals for Lois Mather. Additional persons are needed to bring a meal as you are able. Please click this link to sign-up. For more information, please call the office.
Caroling and after-party. Friday, December 16th, 6:30 p.m. Meet in the parking lot at Holy Apostles; map and carpooling will be provided as well as Caroling Booklets. Meet at the home of David and Suzanne Lees for the after-party. Please bring appetizers to share.
Sunday School Parents! Some important dates to keep in mind: 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.
STEWARDSHIP UPDATE: a little over $96,000 has been pledged to date. Please continue to send in your pledge cards.
Christmas Flower Memorials. For those who receive the newsletter via the U.S. Postal service, there is enclosed with December’s issue an envelope which you can use to remember your loved ones at Christmastime this year. To ensure inclusion in the Christmas Bulletins, please fill in the name(s) of your loved ones on the front of the envelope, enclose your donation, and return them to the church no later than Friday, December 16th. You may place the envelopes in the collection plate along with your Sunday offering, or you may mail them to the church office. For those who receive the newsletter via email, Christmas Flower Memorial envelopes may be found on the table outside the rector’s office. Please take one on Sunday and submit your loved ones’ names to the office; or, you may email the names and send a check in separately to the Attention of Jane Sibley, Altar Guild. Either way, all names must be received no later than Friday, December 16th to ensure inclusion in the Christmas Bulletins.
Greening of the Church – December 23rd at 10 a.m. Join us if you’d like to help out.
Fundraising Opportunities 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.