THIS SUNDAY
Morning Prayer will be done online with Zoom at 11:00 am. Click here for the site. Then click “Allow” when connected to Zoom. After that you may be asked to click on “Join with Audio.” Follow the prompts, and make sure you do not have a red line through either the camera or the microphone image on the lower left of your screen. Once you are in, if you want all the participants to show up as the same size on the screen click on “Gallery View” in the upper right hand corner.

We have created from The Book of Common Prayer a guide to assist everyone with Morning Prayer worship. Just click here to download it.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FORUMS RESUME ON SUNDAYS
Our Fall Forums continue on Zoom after the Sunday Morning Prayer Service. Join us this Sunday, October 18, as we continue a series on the Big Questions of our faith with the Problem of Suffering. Future topics include faith and nationalism, sin and salvation, religious pluralism, and the creeds.
NECROLOGY FOR ALL SOUL'S DAY (TR.)
Each year we read the Necrology (names of beloved family and friends who have died) at the conclusion of our All Saint's and All Soul's Day service. This year's service will be on Sunday, November 1 at 11:00 am on Zoom. We have already begun preparing this year's list by adding the names of members and friends of the parish who have passed away since 2009. You may also add to our list by submitting your names via email to Wendy Shepherd by clicking here. Please get your names to her by Tuesday, October 28 -- no names from previous years have been retained this year.
STEWARDSHIP PLANS FOR THE 2021 CAMPAIGN
Our Stewardship Campaign this year will be more simplified than it has been in years past. Wardens Louise Tranford and Mark Larrimore are writing a letter to parishioners and friends with a pledge form and return envelope included, which will be sent out during the last week of October. We hope to receive commitments of time, talent and treasure no later than Thanksgiving weekend. Short stewardship talks are scheduled during our Sunday online worship in November: Matt McNaughton on November 1, Linda Golding on November 8, and Steve Turtell on November 15. Thanks in advance for your generosity and dedication to Holy Apostles!
PARTICIPATE IN OUR 9TH ANNUAL FAST-A-THON FOR HASK ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen will hold its 9th Annual FAST-A-THON, on Thursday, November 19. Fast-A-Thon rallies our supporters to create their own personal fundraising campaign for the Soup Kitchen while pledging to eat one meal, like many of our guests do each day. Normally, we'd invite you to the soup kitchen to enjoy your meal alongside our guests or other fasters. Since we can't do that this year, we'll send you an interactive menu and cooking demo from our own culinary team so you can make your own meal at home. You'll experience first-hand how the meals we provide at the soup kitchen are of the same quality and nutrition as what you'd serve your own loved ones.

By clicking here and going to the website, you can create your own campaign page. Then spread the word about hunger and the soup kitchen and encourage your friends, family, and loved ones to ensure our neighbors struggling with hunger have access to nutritious meals. If you can't fast, don’t worry, you can still fundraise on behalf of the soup kitchen or donate to another Fast-A-Thoner's campaign page.
MEET THE AUTHOR: IBRAM X. KENDI -- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
All 200 parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of New York were invited to form local groups to read, discuss, and learn from one of the most timely and important books of our day: How To Be An Antiracist, by the acclaimed winner of the National Book Award, Ibram X. Kendi. We did so this year as our second SummerReads book. Click here to read an important message from Bishop Dietsche.

All have been invited to participate with hundreds of other Episcopalians in an exclusive online event as author Ibram X. Kendi, discusses his journey of discovery, answers your questions, and reflects on the nationwide movement toward antiracism that his writings have helped to fuel. The meeting will be held on Zoom on Thursday, October 22 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, but registration is required by clicking here.
AN UPDATE ON ECCLESIA MINISTRY
Ecclesia Ministry has resumed worship and celebration of the Eucharist at 2:00 pm at the Church of the Transfiguration (29th Street between Madison & Fifth Avenue)—either outdoors on a patio in the church garden, or indoors under strict COVID-related limitations (Masks & social distancing in either setting.)

Congregants share the Eucharist with bread and grape juice that are packaged in individual, sealed containers distributed after the Eucharistic prayer. Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen provides bag lunches for distribution after the service.

The Rev. Seamus Campbell is providing the ongoing leadership of this hardy community, and all are welcome to attend on Sunday afternoons.
HONEY EXTRACTION
Recently, a few of us gathered in the Holy Apostles Mission House for honey extraction activities (check out the photos here). We have yet to bottle the honey but that is in the works. This honey is from last Fall. The plan had been to extract the honey this spring but COVID-19 arrived to put the damper on those plans. Incidentally, there is still honey on the hives that we will harvest in the next few weeks from this Spring/Summer. A special "Thank You" to the members of the honey pod who were present including: Norma Moy Chin, Daniel Moy Chin, Richard Longinetti, Betsy Farren, Sanou Yapo, John Covington, Charlie Kramer, and Steve Turtell. If you would like more information about our honey program, please contact me.
-- Charles Mohacey
HOLY EUCHARIST ON SITE -- BEGINS OCTOBER 5
A simple service of Holy Eucharist is celebrated on site in the Muriel Moore Chapel on Mondays at 5:30 pm. While all are welcome and we will take as many sanitary precautions as possible, please consider your health and risk tolerance before attending. And see below for online opportunities to worship with our community throughout the rest of the week!
INSIGHT THIS TUESDAY
The Tuesday evening Insight service will be meeting online until further notice. Plan on joining us via Zoom at 6:15 pm; just click this link and follow the instructions at the top of the email for Zoom services.
MORNING PRAYER THIS WEDNESDAY
Please join us for Morning Prayer each Wednesday with Deacon Bob. Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus gathering restrictions we are worshiping online via Zoom at 8:30 am. If you want to join us for Wednesday Morning Prayer, just click this link and follow the instructions at the top of the email for Zoom services.
COMPLINE THIS THURSDAY
Please join us for Compline each Thursday led by Diane Wondisford or Anne Hartley (our new seminarian from General Theological Seminary). Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus gathering restrictions we are worshiping online via Zoom at 7:30 pm. If you want to join us for Thursday for Compline, just click this link and follow the instructions at the top of the email for Zoom services.
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UPCOMING
All in person worship services and other church programming are
suspended at least until September.
BETWEEN THIS SUNDAY AND NEXT
Please join us for Worship, Service, and Fellowship
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Monday through Friday: HOLY APOSTLES SOUP KITCHEN from
10:30 am to 12:30 pm Grab & Go Lunches
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Mondays: HOLY EUCHARIST at 5:30 pm -- in the Muriel Moore Chapel
(seating limited)
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Tuesdays: INSIGHT -- Bible Study & Holy Eucharist at
6:15 pm - Online until further notice
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Wednesdays: MORNING PRAYER at 8:30 am - Online until further notice
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Thursdays: COMPLINE at 7:30 pm - Online until further notice
CORONAVIRUS HOT MEAL DISTRIBUTION CAMPAIGN
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, the largest soup kitchen in New York State, has launched a coronavirus hot meal distribution campaign that aims to connect New Yorkers who lack reliable access to sufficient quantities of nutritious food with already-prepared hot meals. The campaign is inspired by national emergency food response efforts during the last two decades of natural disasters. By partnering with local culinary figures who have contributed their time and talent to relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen will be able to continue serving hot meals to New Yorkers who have come to rely on the soup kitchen for sustenance, while also expanding to feed and sustain residents who will increasingly feel financial constraints from business closures and cut-backs.
LIFE AT HOLY APOSTLES SOUP KITCHEN
Here is a quick look at just how the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen programs continued to meet the challenges presented as we proceeded under COVID-19 restrictions:

  1. From October 5 through October 11, we served 4,058 grab and go meals onsite and prepared 29,591 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 33,649 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 58 volunteers who donated 219 hours of service.
  2. The Social Services volunteers and staff for the week of October 5 through October 9 consisted of 745 interactions including the following: 3 "One Sight" Vision Screening referrals; the distribution of 15 pairs of reading glasses; 129 pieces of clothing or clothing referrals; 82 personal hygiene/toiletry items; 129 mail intake/pick ups; 29 identification cards; 325 personal protection masks; and 28 haircut vouchers. This week also saw the following being written for our guests: 1 benefits referral; 1 detox/rehab referral; and 3 transportation card/referrals.

We’ll provide another update next week on the activities of New York City’s largest Emergency Feeding Program. Your support is invaluable to all that we do.
-- Submitted by Michael Ottley