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.
"EPISCOPAL CHARITIES SUNDAY" -- SEPTEMBER 20
On Sunday, September 20th,our parish will join with others around the diocese to support Episcopal Charities Sunday, on behalf of feeding programs funded by Episcopal Charities. Now,more than ever, these programs (including our own Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen) need our support. Throughout the diocese, unemployment – and underemployment – have dramatically increased the number of people struggling with food insecurity. Even without the added pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic, close to one million people in the diocese struggle to put food on the table. We ask that you please prayerfully consider making a donation to support Episcopal Charities Sunday by donating at ec-ny.org/ecsunday and be sure to let them know you are a member of our parish in the notes area.
FARM TO TRAY GOES VIRTUAL ON SEPTEMBER 24
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen invites you to our 8th Annual Farm to Tray Benefit: A Virtual Celebration of Food & Community on Thursday, September 24. Our signature fundraising event typically raises over $250,000 and celebrates our mission to feed the hungry, comfort the afflicted, seek justice for people experiencing homelessness, and provide hope and opportunity to those in need.

During the virtual gathering, you’ll get an inside look at the soup kitchen’s modified operations during COVID-19, plus tips from a number of our culinary partners, musical performances, and a special cooking demo from acclaimed Chef Russell Jackson of Reverence in Harlem, and much more! You will be automatically registered with a donation of any level. All donations of $5 or more include a raffle entry for a surprise giveaway!


If you can't donate right now, you can register for free at this link.
SUPPORT HURRICANE LAURA
EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT FUND
Hurricane Laura slammed into the Gulf Coast last week, which was the same week that marked the 15-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Episcopal Relief & Development is in constant communication with the impacted dioceses working to reach vulnerable populations devastated by the storm. Donate today to support these efforts by clicking here
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
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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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 Grab & Go 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
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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 August 31 through September 6, we served 4,060 grab and go meals onsite and prepared 23,858 bagged lunches and pantry bags for total of 27,918 meals. The serving and preparation of which was made possible by the 60 volunteers who donated 300 hours of service.
  2. The Social Services volunteers and staff for the week of September 1 through September 4 consisted of 223 interactions including the following: 13 "One Sight Vision Screening referral; the distribution of 8 pairs of reading glasses; 14 pieces of clothing or clothing referrals; 1 personal hygiene/toiletry pack; 25 mail intake/pick ups; 46 identification cards; 61 personal protection masks; 11 haircut vouchers; and 36 transportation cards/referrals. This week also saw the following being written for our guests: 2 benefits referrals; 2 shelter referrals; 9 detox/rehab referrals; 3 medical/health referrals; and 4 miscellaneous 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