WHO: Saint Asaph’s Youth Formation GroupsWHAT: Are participating in the 2018 Souper Bowl of Caring to help fight hunger. The youth will be collecting cans of soup (or monetary donations for cans of soup) for ElderNet of Lower Merion- Narberth. Our goal this year is 250 cans.
WHERE: Donations for the Souper Bowl of Caring can be dropped off in the church office during the week, or in our Souper Bowl of Caring display outside the Sacristy.
WHEN: Donations being accepted now through Sunday, February 4th .
WHY: The Souper Bowl of Caring is a nationwide charitable event that takes place in the weeks prior to the Super Bowl each year.
Upcoming dates for Night Prayer are scheduled for January 11th and February 8th, 2018.
The offering of prayer late in the evening, by laity, religious orders or clergy, often called Compline, 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.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 12, 2018
6:00pm to 7:30pmLIVE MUSIC!
The Church of St. Asaph’s Annual Meeting & Parish Luncheonwill take place following the 10am service on Sunday, January 28th. The Church of St. Asaph’s Annual Meeting and Vestry Election will take place following the 10am service on Sunday, January 28th. Please be prepared to stay for a parish lunch. Families are encouraged to attend. A sign-up sheet is available on the piano.Committee leaders are requested to email their reports to the church office by Monday, January 22nd, to ensure enough time for booklet preparation.
Voting will begin at 8:30AM and end at the Annual Meeting. As we have done in the past, there will be a ballot box to vote for the new vestry candidates, (details to follow). In addition to the vote, reports will be given by the Accounting Warden and Rector’s Warden, and an Annual Report will be available for parishioners, containing written reports of the various committees in the church.
MLK Day of Service
On Monday, 1/15/18, beginning at 9am, we will again be working with Diana Moro and her partner, Shivanee, to create pillowcases for young children and teens who are patients at Children’s Hospital. This has been a wonderful, fun, successful venture for participants of all ages, as well as for men and women (boys & girls), that we have participated in for the past couple of years! Diana and Shivanee are very helpful in showing how to create and sew these pillowcases from start to finish, so whether you are new to sewing, or an old hand at it, please come join us for this worthy cause!We need to borrow as many portable sewing machines and extension cords (and surge protectors) as possible. The more sewing machines we have, the more pillowcases we can create!! If you loan any of these items, please make sure your name is clearly labeled on the item (suggestion: use masking tape). It would be best if we could have these items delivered to the church by Sunday, 1/14/18, at the latest!
If you have any questions, please contact Janet Barrett at Janet Barrett. Thank you!!
If you requested Pledge envelopes for 2018, please check the piano in the Parish Hall, this Sunday, to retrieve your envelopes. If you are unable to pick them up, they will be mailed on Monday.
Share Joy and Warmth with New Winter Clothing! Bala House will partner with St. Asaph’s to collect winter clothing to benefit an elementary school (K-4th grade) in need. Do you have new or gently used coats, ski pants, hats, gloves, scarves or snowsuits? Items will be collected beginning Sunday, November 5th through February 28th, and articles can be placed in the designated boxes located in the anti sacristy and the Bala House entrance way.
“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.