This Week’s Announcements

December 18, 2016




Caroling, 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 an appetizer to share.





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

Thank you to all who worked so hard to bring Pancakes with Santa to Holy Apostles! Great success – many young families from the area enjoyed the event and were introduced to the parish!

Thank you to all who donated to the East Parkside “stockings” outreach project bringing holiday cheer to their grandmoms!

Please remember to complete your parish survey if you have not already done so!  We are extending the deadline through Wednesday, December 20th. Your responses will help us to write a rich and accurate profile to attract prospective candidates for Rector.  The survey can be completed via the electronic forms sent through email or in hard copy from the church office.

Meals for Lois Mather. Additional persons are needed to bring a meal to Lois as you are able. Click here for the sign-up link, or you may leave a message with the office to have your name added. For more information, please call the office.

STEWARDSHIP UPDATE: We have received 42 pledge cards totaling $105,324 in pledges for 2016.  Thank you; please continue to send in your pledge cards as we strive to meet our goal and ensure a sound budget for 2017.

Christmas Flower Memorials.  Christmas Flower Memorial envelopes may be found on the table outside the rector’s office.  Today is the deadline to ensure inclusion in the Christmas Bulletins. Please direct your completed envelopes to the church office, Attention: Jane Sibley.  

Greening of the Church – December 23rd at 10 a.m. Join us if you’d like to help out.

Diocesan Rites of Christian Initiation. The Rites of Christian Initiation will be administered at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral by the Right Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutierrez on the Feast of the Epiphany, Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. Those desiring to be baptized, confirmed, received or reaffirmed into the Episcopal Church should have their priest contact Daniel Tomko at (215) 386-0234, ext. 13, by Friday, December 30.

Church and Pizza will return on 1/8/16.

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.