February 18, 2016

Events

Congratulations to our New Vestry Members and Diocesan Delegates!
Join me in welcoming
Jessica Rubinstein, Erika Shea, Paul Vilter and Fred Wolfe to
The Vestry and our Diocesan Deanery Delegates, Christopher Baker, Pamela Sheeran, and Emily Cronin.
Many thanks to our retiring members Andrew McDonald, Linda Nelsen, Rafael Porrata-Doria, and Lori Wernersbach.
 
Children & Youth Formation
Formation for children and youth continues every Sunday!
We are excited that we will now have Mother Barbara introducing Godly Play to our youngest children. They will meet in the Fleming Room- immediately off of the Parish Hall. Please come! Father Barry and Alice meet with Elementary School children in the conference room. Middle School Youth meet on the lower level with Steve Sheeran and Alexais Morgan. Virginia continues to offer the Peace class for our youngest formation children immediately following the distribution of communion.
If you are interested in helping with formation, please see any of the facilitators, we are happy to have you.
Winter Clothing Drive – Share Joy and Warmth with New Winter Clothing! 
Bala House has partnered with St. Asaph’s to collect winter clothing to benefit an elementary school (K-5th grade) in need. Do you have new or gently used coats, ski pants, hats, gloves, boots, scarves or snowsuits? Items will be collected now through February 28th. Articles can be placed in the designated boxes in the anti sacristy and Bala House entrance.

Book Drive 

We are seeking books for students in grades K-5. There is also a teacher’s current need for books for a K-2 Autistic Support classroom in the age range of K-2. Board books would be especially helpful. She can also use building toys; Legos, K’Nex, and blocks. Again, thank you for your support. The children in Philadelphia’s public schools thank you.
Hospitality Sign Up 
If you would like to volunteer to help with Sunday coffee hour donations, be sure to see the new hospitality sign up sheet to help with Sunday hospitality posted outside the Parish Hall. For all of you who have helped in the past, many thanks to you! All are welcome to participate.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Church Office or call Lynda at 610-664-0966.
St. Asaph’s Book Club
Spring Book Club at St. Asaph’s will meet on first Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the parlor of the Parish Hall. And here’s what we’re planning:
Monday, March 4th  – Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover
Monday, April 1st  – Fr. Barry’s pick – title & author tba
Monday, May 6th – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Monday, June 3rd – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman
Monday, July 1st – The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
So, a new beginning! This is our Reading Group – and, as always, all are welcome!
2019 Worship Helpers Schedule & Event Calendars
The Worship Helpers schedule & Church Events calendars will be emailed and hard copies posted on the bulletin board outside the Parish Hall this Sunday and will cover January through March. please also be sure to check the hospitality sign up sheet to help with Sunday hospitality.
MUSIC AND ARTS
Current Exhibit:
Linda Lou Horn on exhibit from
March 1 through April 14, 2019
Art Opening: Friday, March 8, 2019, 6pm to 7:30pm

Want Farm Fresh Food delivered right to your Church? 

We are thrilled to announce that St. Asaph’s is now a Wednesday afternoon delivery site for Philly Food Works, an online farmers market offering:Vegetables, Fruit, Dairy, Bread, Meat, Pantry Goods, and more with fully customizable subscriptions and a la carte shopping and flexible payment options.
The founders of Philly Foodworks got their start urban farming in West Philly and realized the need for a better way for small farmers to sell their produce. Their online farmers market takes all of the hassle out of a traditional farm share while keeping the core principles around supporting small, local producers.
Visit https://phillyfoodworks.com/register.php for more information and to sign up, Don’t forget to choose St. Asaph’s as your delivery site! If you have further questions, contact Laura Brennan

YOU CAN NOW MAKE ONLINE DONATIONS *

Now you can make donations to St. Asaph’s online, just click the “Donate” tab in the upper corner on our website: www.saintasaphs.org to see how easy it’s done. You even have the option of choosing a “one-time” payment or monthly, and if you’d like your donation to be towards St. Asaph’s general or pledge fund or towards the Sowing Seeds Campaign For Our Future.
Altar Bread Guild

Would you like to take a turn providing the bread for the Eucharist? We have several recipes to share, or you may use your own. Please avoid delicious additions (e.g. olives!). Contact Mary Allen 215-473-0665 to join the rotation.

Volunteers – Hospitality Needs You! 

There is a new sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board. Please pick a Sunday as volunteers are needed to help with hospitality. You can choose either the 8 am or 10 am coffee hour slot on Sundays. Also, two people can sign up for the same Sunday if you’d like to provide snacks or beverages, this way its easier for both volunteers. Let’s all pitch in a Sunday!

Altar Flowers

The Flower Guild ministry here at St. Asaph’s, would be happy
to do your Sunday arrangement. The cost for a single arrangement is $40 payable to the Church of St. Asaph, in which you can send to the church office in advance or drop off. If you have any special flower requests, please feel free
to let us know.

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St. Asaph Mugs

St. Asaph’s 125th Anniversary Mugs are still available for your examination at the Team Ministries Table for $10 each. Please ask someone on the committee or contact the church office if you are interested in purchasing one.