Congratulations to our Confirmands,Jenna Love, Simon Schmieder, Anna Shea, Eva Shea, and Bailah Yeatts. We will alsobe welcoming several parishioners in their reception into the church.
Scheduled for the second Thursday of every month, Night Prayer is an offering of prayer late in the evening, by laity, religious orders or clergy. Often called Compline, it has sometimes been described as the ‘goodnight prayer of the Church’. It rounds off the day and prepares us for a quiet night. As the psalmist wrote:
I lie down in peace and take rest my restfor it is in God alone that I dwell unafraid.Night Prayer derives its content from the wisdom of the centuries in Scripture and above all in the psalms, but also from contemporary Christian experience of God. It celebrates the awareness that each of us who tries to pray is a part of the human whole. So we are taken over the threshold from daytime, not in a mood of self-centered spirituality, but as representatives of humanity, acknowledging our creaturehood before God. (From the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer)Know all are welcome. Come sing, pray, listen, reflect. Please note we gather and disperse this night in relative silence. Our corporate prayers this night will last no more than forty-five minutes. The West Entrance facing Conshohocken Road is open for your convenience.
“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
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!
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.