Worship and weekly news for June 16, 2024

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Hello faith family! This the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 16, 2024, Year B.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Weekly Newsletter. Have you been enjoying the daily Acts of the Apostles readings? Also, see info on Traveling Thomas Summer 2024 Adventure. Share your adventures!

Our weekly Worship schedule

Fourth Sunday after PentecostThis Sunday’s Schedule

Growth and Fellowship

  • Last Sunday of the month – Family Church Sunday
  • Last Sunday of the month – Coffee and Fellowship between services
  • Third Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Novel Theology
  • 3rd Monday of the month – Hope Dining Room – volunteers needed Monday, June 17, 2024
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom

Other Parish Events

  • None at this time.

The church is aware that some of its members are struggling to make ends meet. If you are in this situation, please let the clergy know of your needs, pray for the church, and feel no guilt about your giving. But if you are able to give, options for giving include mailing a check to our church or online giving.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

To see worship, events or news, see our website, FaceBook, InstaGram, or YouTube.. Recent Newsletters, Sermons, or Announcements are also available.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Hope Dining Room volunteers needed Monday, June 17, 2024

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Dear Families of St. Thomas’s and St. Nicholas,

Next Monday, June 17, 2024, is our opportunity to serve at Hope Dining Room. Hope Dining Room where we serve “a midday hot meal with dignity, to those in need in the Greater Newark Delaware area.”

Guests at Hope are “dining in”, so we have 2 different short shifts for which you can volunteer. The setup and cooking shift goes from 10 – 11:45 a.m. The serving and cleanup shift goes from 11:45 – 1:30 p.m.

If you’d like to help, please bring a ball cap and an apron. We would LOVE to see you! All of this takes place at Kingswood Methodist Church kitchen on Marrows Road in Brookside Park. It is a team effort, lots of fun and it makes you feel so good to feed people who really appreciate it.

Please volunteer for the things we need for the meal and to volunteer. If you are donating one of those items, THANK YOU! You can bring it to St. Thomas’s, Monday – Thursday from 9 – noon, OR when you come to church on Sunday! Please put it in the kitchen and mark it for “HOPE DINING ROOM”.  If that doesn’t fit into your schedule, give me a call, text or email and I will pick it up at your house.

MANY Blessings to you ALL,
Madeline Johnson
mad1240@comcast.net

Acts of the Apostles readings

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Have you been enjoying the daily Acts of the Apostles readings? They are available to listen at on our YouTube channel, on our podcast called Graceful Waves, in the daily email, and posted in the Facebook discussion group. Speaking of which … have you joined in the Facebook discussion group? If not, please join in the conversation! Additionally, each Thursday evening at 7 p.m., tune into Zoom for Compline evening prayer (usually about 10 minutes) and then a live Acts of the Apostles discussion led by Fr. Howie.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Worship and weekly news for June 9, 2024

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Hello faith family! This the Third Sunday after Pentecost – June 9, 2024, Year B.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Weekly Newsletter. Have you been enjoying the daily Acts of the Apostles readings? Also, see info on Traveling Thomas Summer 2024 Adventure and share your adventures!

Our weekly Worship schedule

Third Sunday after Pentecost This Sunday’s Schedule

Growth and Fellowship

  • Last Sunday of the month – Family Church Sunday
  • Last Sunday of the month – Coffee and Fellowship between services
  • Third Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Novel Theology
  • 3rd Monday of the month – Hope Dining Room
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom

Other Parish Events

  • None at this time.

The church is aware that some of its members are struggling to make ends meet. If you are in this situation, please let the clergy know of your needs, pray for the church, and feel no guilt about your giving. But if you are able to give, options for giving include mailing a check to our church or online giving.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

To see worship, events or news, see our website, FaceBook, InstaGram, or YouTube.. Recent Newsletters, Sermons, or Announcements are also available.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Worship and weekly news for June 2, 2024

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Hello faith family! This the Second Sunday after Pentecost – June 2, 2024, Year B. This Sunday, we will celebrate graduation- with cake! On this joyous occasion, following the 10:30am service, we will gather as a community to honor the remarkable achievements of our graduates. Their hard work, dedication, and perseverance have led them to this pivotal moment. As they step into the next chapter of their lives, let us remind them that they are not alone. The love and support of this church family surround them, lifting them up and cheering them on as they embark on new adventures and pursue their dreams.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Weekly Newsletter. Also, see info on Traveling Thomas Summer 2024 Adventure! Share your adventures.

Our weekly Worship schedule

Second Sunday after PentecostThis Sunday’s Schedule

Growth and Fellowship

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Third Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Novel Theology
  • 3rd Monday of the month – Hope Dining Room
  • Last Sunday of the month – Family Church Sunday
  • Last Sunday of the month – Coffee and Fellowship between services

Other Parish Events

  • None at this time.

The church is aware that some of its members are struggling to make ends meet. If you are in this situation, please let the clergy know of your needs, pray for the church, and feel no guilt about your giving. But if you are able to give, options for giving include mailing a check to our church or online giving.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

To see worship, events or news, see our website, FaceBook, InstaGram, or YouTube.. Recent Newsletters, Sermons, or Announcements are also available.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Worship and weekly news for May 26, 2024

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Hello faith family! This Sunday is Trinity Sunday – May 26, 2024, Year B. Trinity Sunday in the Anglican tradition is a feast that celebrates “the one and equal glory” of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, emphasizing their unity within the Trinity of Persons and their shared divine essence. This special day is observed on the first Sunday after Pentecost. During Trinity Sunday services, Anglicans reflect on the profound mystery of God’s triune nature and offer worship to the threefold Godhead. The liturgical readings often include passages from the Book of Revelation, where John describes a vision of heavenly worship, including the throne of God, angelic beings, and the eternal praise of the Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty. It is a time for believers to contemplate the depth of God’s love and the interconnectedness of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the life of faith.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Weekly Newsletter. Also, see info on Traveling Thomas Summer 2024 Adventure! Share your adventures.

Our weekly Worship schedule

Trinity SundayThis Sunday’s Schedule

Growth and Fellowship

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Third Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Novel Theology
  • 3rd Monday of the month – Hope Dining Room
  • Last Sunday of the month – Family Church Sunday
  • Last Sunday of the month – Coffee and Fellowship between services

Other Parish Events

  • None at this time.

The church is aware that some of its members are struggling to make ends meet. If you are in this situation, please let the clergy know of your needs, pray for the church, and feel no guilt about your giving. But if you are able to give, options for giving include mailing a check to our church or online giving.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

To see worship, events or news, see our website, FaceBook, InstaGram, or YouTube.. Recent Newsletters, Sermons, or Announcements are also available.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Worship and weekly news for May 19, 2024

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Hello faith family! This is the Sunday in Whitsunday, The Day of Pentecost – May 19, 2024, Year B. Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday, is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. The term “Pentecost” comes from the Greek word “Pentēkostē,” meaning “the fiftieth day,” and is associated with the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and followers of Jesus. The name “Whitsunday” reflects the baptismal celebrations and the custom of donning white robes during this liturgical season. This Sunday is a time when the church emphasizes its mission in the world, empowered by the Holy Spirit to spread the teachings of Christ to all nations.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Weekly Newsletter. This Sunday, May 19, 2024 is Pentecost and we will have an outdoor worship and picnic. 8 a.m. worship will be indoors indoors, as usual. 10:30 a.m. will consist of indoor/outdoor worship and our Pentecost picnic immediately following the worship service. In the event of wet weather, we will celebrate Pentecost in the Great Hall. Sign up to help!

See info on Traveling Thomas Summer 2024 Adventure! Share your adventures.

Our weekly Worship schedule

This Sunday’s Schedule

Growth and Fellowship

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Third Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Novel Theology
  • 3rd Monday of the month – Hope Dining Room
  • Last Sunday of the month – Family Church Sunday
  • Last Sunday of the month – Coffee and Fellowship between services

Other Parish Events

The church is aware that some of its members are struggling to make ends meet. If you are in this situation, please let the clergy know of your needs, pray for the church, and feel no guilt about your giving. But if you are able to give, options for giving include mailing a check to our church or online giving.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

To see worship, events or news, see our website, FaceBook, InstaGram, or YouTube.. Recent Newsletters, Sermons, or Announcements are also available.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Hope Dining Room volunteers needed Monday, May 20, 2024

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Dear Families of St. Thomas’s and St. Nicholas,

Next Monday, May 20, 2024, is our opportunity to serve at Hope Dining Room. Hope Dining Room where we serve “a midday hot meal with dignity, to those in need in the Greater Newark Delaware area.”

Guests at Hope are “dining in”, so we have 2 different short shifts for which you can volunteer. The setup and cooking shift goes from 10 – 11:45 a.m. The serving and cleanup shift goes from 11:45 – 1:30 p.m.

If you’d like to help, please bring a ball cap and an apron. We would LOVE to see you! All of this takes place at Kingswood Methodist Church kitchen on Marrows Road in Brookside Park. It is a team effort, lots of fun and it makes you feel so good to feed people who really appreciate it.

Please volunteer for the things we need for the meal and to volunteer. We do not need to ask for cookies this month, because FATHER HOWIE  is bringing his SECRET RECIPE CAKE!    Our guests ALWAYS enjoy that!

If you are donating one of those items, THANK YOU! You can bring it to St. Thomas’s, Monday – Thursday from 9 – noon, OR when you come to church on Sunday! Please put it in the kitchen and mark it for “HOPE DINING ROOM”.  If that doesn’t fit into your schedule, give me a call, text or email and I will pick it up at your house.

MANY Blessings to you ALL,
Madeline Johnson
mad1240@comcast.net

Traveling Thomas Summer 2024 Adventure

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The Day of Pentecost This summer, embark on a journey with a twist! As part of our vibrant parish community, we’re excited to introduce the Traveling Thomas Summer 2024 Program. Each parishioner will receive a special travel companion: a 6-inch laminated Flat Saint Thomas.

Whether you’re soaking up the sun in the Greek Isles, making a splash at the local swim club, or diving into the depths of a captivating novel, Flat Saint Thomas is ready to join you. Capture the moments by taking selfies or pictures with your Flat Saint Thomas at every stop of your summer escapades.

Share Your Adventures: As you collect memories, share the joy! Text or email your pictures to Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator, and watch as our collective adventures come together in a beautiful photo album. It’s not just about the places we go, but the shared experiences that bring us closer, even when we’re miles apart.

📸 Send your snapshots to:

•        Email: cana.hartman@gmail.com

•        Text: (302) 354-3277

•        The QR code on the back of Flat Saint Thomas links directly to email

Spread the Joy: In the spirit of fellowship, feel free to send your Flat Saint Thomas on a journey of its own. Mail it to friends and family across the globe and let Thomas explore new horizons. Imagine the delight when you receive a photo of Traveling Thomas in a distant land, and a reminder that our community’s reach is as boundless as our faith. Once the adventure is shared, have your loved ones send Thomas back, ready for his next grand adventure with you.

As we bask in the warmth of summer; it’s important to remember that our faith family is never far from our hearts. Traveling Thomas isn’t about just capturing memories; it’s about staying connected with our faith family no matter where the season takes us. Let’s make this summer unforgettable with Traveling Thomas by our side!

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Inspired by Flat Stanley: The Flat Saint Thomas Summer Program draws its inspiration from the beloved children’s book character, Flat Stanley. Created by author Jeff Brown in 1964, Flat Stanley sparked the imagination of children worldwide with his unique ability to travel by mail due to his two-dimensional form. This idea blossomed into the Flat Stanley Project, encouraging children to create their own paper cutouts and send them on adventures, fostering literacy and community.

In the same spirit, our Flat Saint Thomas will journey far and wide, connecting our faith family through shared stories and pictures. It’s a wonderful way to keep the sense of community alive, even when we’re apart, and to remind us that our faith and fellowship can travel any distance.

Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Worship and weekly news for May 12, 2024

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Hello faith family! This is the Sunday in Ascensiontide – May 12, 2024, Year B. What is Ascensiontide? It is a sacred season in Christian tradition, bridges the earthly and the divine. It unfolds over ten days, commencing with Ascension Day and culminating in the radiant celebration of Whitsunday (also known as Pentecost).

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Weekly Newsletter.

Sunday in AscensiontideOur weekly Worship schedule

This Sunday’s Schedule

Growth and Fellowship

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Third Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Novel Theology
  • 3rd Monday of the month – Hope Dining Room
  • Last Sunday of the month – Family Church Sunday
  • Last Sunday of the month – Coffee and Fellowship between services

Other Parish Events

  • Sunday, May 19, 2024 – Pentecost, outdoor worship and picnic. 8 a.m. worship will be indoors indoors, as usual. 10:30 a.m. will consist of indoor/outdoor worship and our Pentecost picnic immediately following the worship service. Sign up to help!

The church is aware that some of its members are struggling to make ends meet. If you are in this situation, please let the clergy know of your needs, pray for the church, and feel no guilt about your giving. But if you are able to give, options for giving include mailing a check to our church or online giving.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

To see worship, events or news, see our website, FaceBook, InstaGram, or YouTube.. Recent Newsletters, Sermons, or Announcements are also available.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644