Needs: cold cereal, potatoes (dry or canned), mac ‘n cheese, tuna or hamburger helpers, cookies, canned items including: tuna, fruit, soups, and canned meat
Apostles Assistance Fund
Needs: laundry detergent, women’s deodorant, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes
During the first three Sundays of each month, you have the opportunity to buy grocery cards in the office after service. You can buy cards for the following month and pick up the ones you ordered last month. Remember, the discount we earn from purchasing cards in bulk from Giant, Stauffers, and Weis provide food for the Saturday Breakfast downtown once a month. Helping others is easy, as well as a wonderful thing!
Our next Wishing Well ministry will be to collect donations for the Day of Smiles, which is an annual day of giving to five charities in memory of the short, but fulfilling, lives of Erin and Max Nusbaum. Donations will be collected for Milagro and Clare Houses, Mom’s House, Brereton Manor, and the Pet Pantry of Lancaster. All of these recipients provide wonderful services to our local community. Please consider donating by taking a Smiley Face from one of the two posters (above the Wishing Well and on the Outreach bulletin board), buying that item listed, and putting it in the Wishing Well by February 4th. If you have any questions, please contact Jane McCartney at (717) 392-4844.
Mission to the Homeless: January 21st
“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
Today is the last day to collect our annual Mission to the Homeless Special Offering. Over the years, this offering has helped support the efforts of local and national nonprofits who assist those who struggle with homelessness in one form or another. Locally, Claire House, Milagro House, Water Street Mission, and the Winter Overnight Shelter have previously been recipients of funds from this offering. Nationally, we have donated to the efforts to reunite Central American children with families already living in the United States.
SOUPer Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 4 is SOUPer Bowl Sunday! In-between services, the youth will be taking up a collection to support their fundraising campaign to raise $5,000 to send a shipping container of food packets to Honduras through CARE. We will also have a viewing party for all ages! Stay tuned for more details!
Would you like to paint your own painting with all supplies and instructions provided for you, and enjoy a time of fellowship? Parish Life will be hosting an acrylic painting event on Sunday, February 25 from 2:00-4:00 pm in rooms 308-310. Everyone will paint the same seasonal 16 x 20 painting design. The cost is $25 per person. If you are interested in attending, please make your check out to Church of the Apostles and bring it to the church office by Friday, February 9. In the case of inclement weather, the snow date will be Sunday, March 4 from 2:00-4:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Clara Kosmela at (717) 569-9960.
Save the Dates
- Family Movie Night: Friday, March 16
- Heritage & Horizons: Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1
- New Beginnings: Thursday, April 12
Black Rock Retreat
This is the last call for anyone who would like to attend the Women’s Retreat at Black Rock in Quarryville from Friday, February 16 (check in after 6 pm) – Saturday, February 17 (departure will be after supper.) The keynote speaker is Marie Monville, the widow of the Nickle Mines shooter. She will share her story of the forgiveness and love that she and her family felt from God and others after that tragedy. The cost is $99 for all meals, activities, and lodging. Reservations must be made by January 28. Please contact Donna Carr at (717) 475-5285 to register, or if you have any questions. There are 11 women attending to date.