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.
SUMMERREADS RETURNS
During June and July, all are invited to participate in Holy Apostles’ SummerReads . The first book we will read together as a community will be Learning to Walk in the Dark: Because Sometimes God Shows Up at Night , by Barbara Brown Taylor. Mother Susan will lead a discussion on Sunday, June 28 following our 11am Morning Prayer service.

Learning to Walk in the Dark may be purchased online at the following sites: Amazon , Barnes & Noble , Good Reads , Thrift Books & Alibris .

The second book we will read is How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Mother Anna will lead this discussion on Sunday, July 26 following our 11 am Morning Prayer Service. How To Be An Antiracist may be purchased online at the following sites: Amazon , Barnes & Noble , Good Reads , Books A Million & One More Page Books

Participants for either session can simply stay on the Zoom call after the service, or join us around noon using the same link and meeting id above. Please note we will not be able to provide the books for you as we did last year.
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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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Wednesdays: MORNING PRAYER at 8:30 am - Online until further notice
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Monday through Friday: HOLY APOSTLES SOUP KITCHEN from
10:30 am to 12:30 pm Bagged Lunches
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Tuesdays: INSIGHT -- Bible Study & Holy Eucharist at
6:15 pm - Online until further notice
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Wednesday: BIBLE STUDY at 9:30 am on the second floor
of the Mission House - Suspended 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 March 16 through March 22, we served 4,020 hot meals onsite and prepared 3,337 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 7,357 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 20 volunteers who donated 100 hours of service. The Social Services volunteers made a total of 493 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 16 pairs of reading glasses; made 1 One Sight vision screening referral; 3 benefits referrals; 4 health & medical referrals; 9 miscellaneous referrals; 6 pantry referrals; 1 shelter referral; 19 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 127 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 162 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 126 people for mail intake/distribution; created 17 identification cards; allowed 2 guests to make telephone calls to follow-up on social service efforts.
  2. From March 23 through March 29, we served 4,025 hot meals onsite and prepared 3,174 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 7,199 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 25 volunteers who donated 125 hours of service. The Social Services volunteers made a total of 393 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 21 pairs of reading glasses; made 3 benefits referrals; 3 health & medical referrals; 5 miscellaneous referrals; 2 pantry referrals; 1 shelter referral; 10 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 128 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 97 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 102 people for mail intake/distribution; created 21 identification cards; allowed 2 guests to make telephone calls to follow-up on social service efforts.
  3. From March 30 through April 5, we served 4,025 hot meals onsite and prepared 3,161 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 7,186 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 25 volunteers who donated 125 hours of service.The Social Services volunteers made a total of 416 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 17 pairs of reading glasses; made 1 health & medical referral; 11 miscellaneous referrals; 4 pantry referrals; 2 shelter referral; 13 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 99 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 108 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 102 people for mail intake/distribution; created 19 identification cards; allowed 3 guests to make telephone calls to follow-up on social service efforts.
  4. From April 6 through April 12, we served 4,025 hot meals onsite and prepared 2,872 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 6,897 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 25 volunteers who donated 125 hours of service.The Social Services volunteers made a total of 455 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 26 pairs of reading glasses; made 17 benefits referrals; 2 detox/rehab referrals; 6 health & medical referrals; 1 legal referral; 7 miscellaneous referrals; 26 pantry referrals; 4 shelter referrals; 10 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 94 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 97 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 75 people for mail intake/distribution; created 19 identification cards.
  5. From April 13 through April 19, we served 4,025 hot meals onsite and prepared 3,474 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 7,499 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 25 volunteers who donated 125 hours of service.The Social Services volunteers made a total of 516 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 22 pairs of reading glasses; made 2 benefits referrals; 1 detox/rehab referral; 6 health & medical referrals; 9 miscellaneous referrals; 9 pantry referrals; 6 shelter referrals; 11 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 186 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 151 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 93 people for mail intake/distribution; created 19 identification cards; allowed 1 guest to make telephone calls to follow-up on social service efforts.
  6. From April 20 through April 26, we served 4,025 hot meals onsite and prepared 4,504 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 8,529 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 25 volunteers who donated 125 hours of service.The Social Services volunteers made a total of 402 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 14 pairs of reading glasses; made 2 benefits referrals; 3 health & medical referrals; 14 miscellaneous referrals; 11 pantry referrals; 1 shelter referral; 11 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 100 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 129 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 104 people for mail intake/distribution; created 13 identification cards; allowed 1 guest to make telephone calls to follow-up on social service efforts.
  7. From April 27 through May 1, we served 4,025 hot meals onsite and prepared 4,576 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 8,601 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 25 volunteers who donated 125 hours of service.The Social Services volunteers made a total of 267 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 4 pairs of reading glasses; made 20 miscellaneous referrals; 9 pantry referrals; 1 shelter referral; 5 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 62 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 86 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 63 people for mail intake/distribution; created 169 identification cards; allowed 1 guest to make telephone calls to follow-up on social service efforts.
  8. From May 4 through May 10, we served 4,052 hot meals onsite and prepared 5,584 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 9,636 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 52 volunteers who donated 260 hours of service.The Social Services volunteers made a total of 348 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 7 pairs of reading glasses; made 15 miscellaneous referrals; 7 pantry referrals; 1 shelter referral; 9 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 110 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 101 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 67 people for mail intake/distribution; created 31 identification cards.
  9. From May 11 through May 17, we served 4,053 hot meals onsite and prepared 10,576 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 14,629 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 53 volunteers who donated 265 hours of service.The Social Services volunteers made a total of 262 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 8 pairs of reading glasses; made 2 benefits referrals; 1 health & medical referral; 1 legal referral; 20 miscellaneous referrals; 6 pantry referrals; 2 shelter referrals; 1 transportation card/referral; handed out 55 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 76 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 70 people for mail intake/distribution; created 20 identification cards.
  10. From May 18 through May 24, we served 4,051 hot meals onsite and prepared 11,935 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 15,986 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 51 volunteers who donated 255 hours of service. The Social Services volunteers made a total of 394 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 36 pairs of reading glasses; made 3 benefits referrals; 4 detox/rehab referrals; 1 legal referral; 6 miscellaneous referrals; 3 shelter referrals; 15 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 116 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 84 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 104 people for mail intake/distribution; created 22 identification cards; allowed 1 guest to make telephone calls to follow-up on social service efforts.
  11. From May 25 through May 31, we served 4,056 hot meals onsite and prepared 14,110 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 18,166 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 56 volunteers who donated 280 hours of service.The Social Services volunteers made a total of 370 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 22 pairs of reading glasses; made 6 benefits referrals; 1 detox/rehab referral; 6 health & medical referrals; 9 miscellaneous referrals; 9 pantry referrals; 6 shelter referral; 11 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 186 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 151 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 93 people for mail intake/distribution; created 19 identification cards; allowed 1 guest to make telephone calls to follow-up on social service efforts.
  12. From June 1 through June 7, we served 4,059 hot meals onsite and prepared 9,857 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 13,916 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 59 volunteers who donated 295 hours of service.The Social Services volunteers made a total of 454 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 13 pairs of reading glasses; made 2 benefits referrals; 2 detox/rehab referrals; 21 miscellaneous referrals; 4 pantry referrals; 5 shelter referrals; 8 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 123 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 90 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 76 people for mail intake/distribution; created 21 identification cards; allowed 1 guest to make telephone calls to follow-up on social service efforts.
  13. From June 8 through June 14, we served 4,046 hot meals onsite and prepared 16,158 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 20,204 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 46 volunteers who donated 230 hours of service.The Social Services volunteers made a total of 454 interactions with our guests including the following: distributed 17 pairs of reading glasses; made 2 benefits referrals; 4 detox/rehab referrals; 23 miscellaneous referrals; 410 pantry referrals; 53 shelter referrals; 17 transportation cards/referrals; handed out 117 articles of clothing or clothing referrals; 113 personal hygiene/toiletry items; assisted 116 people for mail intake/distribution; created 31 identification cards; allowed 1 guest to make telephone calls to follow-up on social service efforts.
  14. From June 15 through June 21, we served 4,059 hot meals onsite and prepared 19,865 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 23,924 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 59 volunteers who donated 295 hours of service.The Social Services volunteers numbers are not available at this time.

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