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.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FORUMS ON SUNDAYS
Our Fall Forums continue on Zoom after the Sunday Morning Prayer Service. Join us this Sunday, November 15, as we conclude a series on the Big Questions of our faith with The Creeds.
HELP PUT THE GARDEN TO "BED" FOR WINTER -- THIS SATURDAY
Please join Charles Mohacey and the Garden Closure Cabal on Saturday, November 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm to help put our wonderful garden to "bed" before winter befalls. You will be required to wear a mask and be as socially distant as possible, but with all hands working in concert the task should be quickly complete. For more information, please reach out to Charles -- click here for his wonderful flyer with more information.
LECTORS NEEDED -- PLEASE SIGN UP
We need to schedule Lay Readers for services online as well as pre-planning for our return to in person worship should the vestry decide to go forward in the coming new year.

Please complete the survey to sign up to fill in any dates you are able to serve by clicking here. You should know that we will be taking as many sanitary precautions as possible, but please consider your health and risk tolerance before signing on to be a Lector.

We need to have responses from all who are interested in reading by Monday, November 23.
STEWARDSHIP 2021
Please return your pledge form with your 2021 commitments to Holy Apostles as soon as you are able. The letter and form may be found by clicking the above links, and our online Ingathering will be held on November 29.

Short stewardship talks are scheduled during our Sunday online worship in November: Matt McNaughton gave the first talk on November 1, with Linda Golding's talk last Sunday, and Steve Turtell this Sunday, 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.
ADVENT ZOOM DINNERS WITH THE RECTOR
Please join Mother Anna on Zoom to eat together and connect as we prepare to celebrate the Incarnation. As many of us will be far from family and friends during the coming holidays, these remote dinners are meant to be a time to socialize with parishioners and remember our common bonds.

The gatherings will be small—8 to 10 households each—and will be held between 6:30-7:30 pm on the following dates: Tuesday, December 1, Wednesday, December 2, Tuesday, December. 8 and Wednesday, December 9. All are welcome, and more dates will be added as needed. Please respond to Wendy via email by clicking here with your preferred date, and a confirmation will be sent out once requests are in.
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 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 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.
HOLY EUCHARIST ON SITE THIS MONDAY
Mother Anna will preside at a simple service of Holy Eucharist 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 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. 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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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 9:00 pm (note new time) -- 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 November 2 through November 8, we served 4,068 grab and go meals onsite and prepared 30,615 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 34,683 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 68 volunteers who donated 2380 hours of service.
  2. The Social Services volunteers and staff for the week of November 2 through November 6 consisted of 430 interactions including the following: 1 Gift of Sight vision screening; the distribution of 8 pairs of reading glasses; 521 pieces of clothing or clothing referrals; 54 personal hygiene/toiletry items; 102 mail intake/pick ups; 28 identification cards; 148 personal protection masks; and 30 haircut vouchers. This week also saw the following being written for our guests: 7 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