February 18, 2016



In the Gallery

Bonnie Mettler
Still lives and animal lives
November 30 through December 30, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00 to 7:30pm

This Sunday, December 2nd
Join us in welcoming The Rev. Barbara Briggs who will be presiding with us today for our 8 & 10am liturgies.  
Advent Wreaths Making
This Sunday, begins the First Sunday of Advent.
We will begin making the Advent wreaths following Sunday Services. If you already have a wreath from the previous year, please bring it with you. We have greens, candles, decorations
and extra wreaths are available for those who may not have one. 
Christmas Wreaths & Coffee For Sale
Boy Scout Troop Bala One, will be selling Christmas Wreaths and La Colombe coffee Sunday, December 2nd & 9th after morning services. This sale, is our yearly fund raiser, which supports our youth scouting program. Troop Bala One is the oldest Boy Scout troop in the United States and has been meeting at St. Asaph’s for most of our charted history. Decorated wreaths $20 & La Colombe Coffee, 12oz whole bean bags available in decaf and caffeine $15. Free Delivery within Bala Cynwyd.  Call Ken Klein 610-668-2776.
Save The Dates
Fortnight Blue Christmas will be on December 5th. We gather at 6:15pm dinner/discussion at 6:30 pm and Eucharist
at 7:10pm and finished by 7:30pm.
Sung Night Payer – December 13th at 9pm.
Let’s Get the Church Ready for Christmas!
If you’re pruning your evergreens at this time of year and it’s not an inconvenience, we would be happy to have them. Please feel free to drop them off at the cloister for use of decorating. We know that folks have work schedules and will not be able to make during-the-week decorating days. The Flower Guild invites anyone who is able to help with Christmas decorations on the following dates: 
Week of December 2 – Visit as many Christmas Tree vendors as possible to bring in greens for making our plaques for the walls of the church and to decorate the window sills inside the sanctuary the night of greening. Store greens on cloister porch.
Saturday, December 8 – at 9:30 am –  Put together the four plaques for hanging in the church the night of greening.
Greening the Church – Tuesday, December 11 at 6 pm Really important for as many of us to be at the greening as possible because there are so many tasks following the supper that need guidance for our parishioners who are there to help—bringing up decorations from the flower guild room; bringing up the artificial tree and decorations for the children to work on in the parish hall; bringing up the crèche; bringing up globes and candles for the window sills; wrapping white pine around the tops of our pillars in the sanctuary; etc, etc.
Altar Guild Cleaning Day – Saturday, December 15th from 10am – noon, please save the date of which has been reserved for Altar Guild cleaning
Sunday, December 23 after 10am service Place Poinsettias around the church.


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.

Dining In! 

“Dining In!” Is a community builder and fundraiser where for a small per person charge you can go to have a meal at someone’s home and meet others from the church or the area. The host offers their home and prepares a meal. At the end of the evening, many folk have connected, shared stories and gotten to know one another. There will be a series of 12 offerings this academic year consisting of – Small Plate meals ($20), Bistro Pub meals ($35) and Restaurant Meals ($50). See Zabeth, Mary or Virginia for more information. There are also sign up sheets posted. We seek hosts as well as diners! Bon appetit. Zabetht@gmail.com

 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.


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.