THIS SUNDAY
A service of Morning Prayer will begin at 11:00 am on Zoom. 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.
EPIPHANY SERIES ON VOCATION
Our Adult Forum series is focused on Vocation. Join us as we hear from members of our community about the work they feel called to do and how faith informs their practice. The final speaker will be Ellen Knudsen this Sunday, February 14. The session will begin at noon on Sunday after worship and time in breakout rooms. All are welcome!
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
We will be holding our Ash Wednesday service on February 17, at 7:00 pm on line via Zoom. This service of prayer and penitence will usher us into Lent.
COMING SOON: LENTEN FORUM DISCUSSION SERIES
On Sundays after Morning Prayer we will hold a series of discussions centered on the themes of Lent. We will begin on February 21 with a conversation about this season as a Time Apart. On the following Sundays, we’ll address themes of Making Space, Truth-telling, Rejoice, and Discipleship. Each session will give us time to reflect on the theme for that day, scripture, and our own experiences of Lent in our current unprecedented times. We hope you will join us!
STEWARDSHIP 2021
If you have not yet filled in a pledge form for 2021, please do so soon! Continuing to seek God and care for one another depends on everyone’s commitment and support. All offerings of time and money help sustain our church and are most welcome. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

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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)—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 AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Since 2017 the Church of the Holy Apostles has become the host to two bee hives, residing on our roof and actively producing honey. We harvested more than 40 pounds of honey, some of which was sold to support the project and some of which is used in the communion bread we share each Sunday. Please email Charles Mohacey if you wish to purchase a bottle of this year's crop.
INSIGHT THIS TUESDAY
The Tuesday evening Insight service led by Mother Susan will meet on Zoom at 6:15 pm; just click this link and follow the instructions at the top of the screen. All are welcome
MORNING PRAYER THIS WEDNESDAY
Deacon Bob will lead Morning Prayer on Zoom Wednesday at 8:30 am. Please join us by clicking this link and follow the instructions at the top of the screen.

Beginning Ash Wednesday and continuing through Lent at the conclusion of Morning Prayer, we will be discussing the Gospels of Mark and John as it relates to our lives today. All are welcome.
COMPLINE THIS THURSDAY
Please join us for Compline each Thursday led by Diane Wondisford or Anne Hartley (our seminarian from General Theological Seminary). The service is on Zoom at 9:00 pm (please note the new time); just click this link and follow the instructions at the top of the screen. All are welcome.
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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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Tuesdays: INSIGHT -- Bible Study & Holy Eucharist at
6:15 pm -- Online on 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 9:00 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 February 1 through February 7, we served 4,073 grab and go meals onsite and prepared 32,328 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 36,401 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 73 volunteers who donated 292 hours of service.
  2. The Social Services volunteers and staff for the week of February 1 through February 5 consisted of 334 interactions including the following: the distribution of 13 pairs of reading glasses; 131 pieces of clothing or clothing referrals; 26 personal hygiene/toiletry items; 92 mail intake/pick ups; 13 identification cards; 39 personal protection masks; 18 haircut vouchers; and 1 transportation vouchers/cards. The social service generated the following referrals for our guests: 1 for the "Gift of Sight" program.

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