Worship and weekly news – April 21, 2022

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Second Sunday of EasterHello faith family! May the sacrifice of Jesus give strength to your soul and light your way.

This is the Second Sunday of Easter – April 24, 2022, Year A. Services are held in-person with precautions and online via our YouTube channel. Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about these options. We are listening to the experts and considering how to best keep our faith family safe during this pandemic.

See the St. Thomas’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for news and events information for this week. This week, you can read about our upcoming Health Fair, sign up to take pet first-aid/CPR, sign up for a human CPR/AED class (at no charge for St. Thomas’s parishioners but open to the public for $15), and lastly, take a minute to read our sexton, Kenneth’s thoughts on “The Power of Women: A Doctor’s Journey of Hope and Healing”, by Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist and Pentecostal minister.

Worship this Week:

This week’s Sunday Schedule:

Other Parish Events:

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. – Poets’ Corner in-person with precautions. Masks requested.
  • Sundays, April 24 and May 1, 2022 – Baptisms the next two Sundays!
  • Friday, May 20, 2022 – Certified Pet First Aid and CPR. Registration required. Open to the public.
  • June 4, 2022 – AHA CPR/AED Course. Open to the public.

In this strange pandemic 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 your 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, YouTube, or the posted events on the board next to the name tag station. 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

CPR/AED training offered June 4, 2022

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CPR/AED trainingThis American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / Automated External Defibrillator (AHA CPR/AED) Course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who wants to be prepared to save a life.

The class is offered on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 9 a.m. at St. Thomas’s Parish on 276 S. College Ave., Newark, DE. There is no charge for St. Thomas’s parishioners but the class is available to the public for $15 per person.

Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/324965248807
to register. If the class fills up, there will be a waiting list and potentially additional sessions.

What does this course teach?

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*

Upon completion of all course requirements, participants receive a Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card which is valid for two years.

Certified Pet CPR class

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Pet CPR classCome out and support the Delaware Humane Association and learn some important life-saving skills! ALL are Welcome!⁠⁠

This program is based on the most current method of animal CPR which was developed by emergency veterinarians. The class is designed to teach the average person how to perform emergency first aid for their pet prior to ascertaining veterinary care.

This class will certify the participant in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid. ⁠⁠

This is a lecture style class with a hands on session focused on CPR for dogs and cats. The skills and topics covered in this class include:
⁠⁠Safety techniques when working with sick and/or injured animals
⁠How to perform emergency triage and assess if an animal is experiencing a life threatening medical emergency
⁠How to restrain and properly transport sick and/or injured animals
⁠How to provide emergency first aid to dogs and cats en-route to veterinary care
⁠How to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, CRT) and determine normal vs abnormal readings
Learn about the importance of the pet first aid kit and how to use the materials in it during an emergency
⁠How to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies such as severe wounds, poisoning, burns, choking and more⁠
How to performing the most current industry standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs and cats (Participants will receive a PetCPR+ Certification valid for 2 years)

⁠⁠⁠Continuing Education Credits for Veterinary Technicians⁠⁠

If you are a veterinary technician and want to receive RACE approved CE credit for completing this program, we encourage you to create your free RACEtrack account with AAVSB. This site will sync to RACEtrack, the AAVSB’s CE tracking system, and provide a seamless connection between CE providers, licensees, and regulators. You will be able to access all of your CEU in one location and submit them to your state board. If you choose not to use RACEtrack, you will be required to write your CVT, RVT or LVT number and state of issue on the class roster with the instructor so we can provide you with a manual certificate.

Date: May 20, 2022 from 5-8 p.m.
Location: St. Thomas’s Parish, 276 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19711

Poets’ Corner reading on April 23, 2022

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Poets' CornerPoets’ Corner Reading Series presents Gabe Cotsell, Emma Donohue, Alice Eo, Nina Freda, Samantha Haas, Sydney Hester, Emma Hinz, Anne Lounsbury, Ollie Miller, Michael Peppen, Autumn Rue, and Morgan Wright reading their poetry from Spring 2022 ENGL304 reading class and poems by their favorite poets.

All are welcome to come and enjoy these poetry readings on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. ⁠at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, 276 S. College Ave. Newark, DE. Masks are requested.

This event is co-sponsored by St. Thomas’s Parish and the University of Delaware Department of English.

Wine To Water non-profit for Ukraine

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Wine to Water fundraiserWine To Water is a non-profit, working in Ukraine and neighboring countries to distribute water filters to families displaced and under attack in this crisis. Their networks are with local ground leaders devoted to helping in this humanitarian crisis and we wish support their courage. ⁠⁠

With infrastructure and supply chains disrupted in the region, people depend on surface water from rivers, rain or untreated sources. Filters give families and shelters a way to prevent waterborne illnesses common in war and refugee camps. The filters also avoid dependencies on single use plastics which add to the environmental disaster created by a global crisis. ⁠⁠

St. Thomas’s will be supporting this effort. On Maundy Thursday, our altar of repose will be decorated with succulents. Since succulents can survive harsh conditions such as extreme temperatures and water scarcity, they are associated with resilience and survival. Starting on Good Friday, these plants, associated with everlasting love, endurance and loyalty, will be available for a donation. ⁠⁠

You are welcome to contact the office (StThomassoffice@googlegroups.com) for information about taking home some these plants. In the meantime, you can check out winetowater.org. Read the inspiring story of an ordinary bartender turned humanitarian. And, there is cute merch…and wine for sale!

Worship and weekly news – April 14, 2022

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Easter bannerHello faith family! May the sacrifice of Jesus give strength to your soul and light your way. Wishing you a Holy Good Friday!

Sunday is Easter Sunday – April 17, 2022, Year A. Services are held in-person with precautions and online via our YouTube channel. Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about these options. We are listening to the experts and considering how to best keep our faith family safe during this pandemic.

Worship this Week:

This week’s Easter Sunday Schedule:

Holy Week Worship Schedule:

Other Parish Events:

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Monday, April 18, 2022 – Hope Dining Room volunteer outreach.
  • Monday, April 18, 2022 – the church building will be CLOSED.
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at noon – there will be no Wednesday service.
  • Sundays, April 24 and May 1, 2022 – Baptisms the next two Sundays!
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. – Poets’ Corner in-person with precautions.
  • Friday, May 20, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. – pet first aid and CPR. Registration required.

News – The Wine-to-Water fundraiser for Ukraine succulent sale runs Friday-Easter Sunday. The suggested minimum donation is $5 per plant.  100% of the donations will go towards clean drinking water for the people of Ukraine through WineToWater.org.  Please reach out to the office or Fr. Howie with any questions.

In this strange pandemic 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 your 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, YouTube, or the posted events on the board next to the name tag station. 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 for April 18, 2022

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

Easter Monday, April 18, 2022, is our opportunity to serve lunch at Hope Dining Room. Our numbers have increased since Christmas and we will be preparing 60 meals that day, for people who REALLY appreciate it. I always leave there with a warm heart.

We begin cooking at 10 a.m., at Kingswood Methodist Church on Marrows Rd. in Brookside Park. We are finished by noon.  See the Sign Up Genius for the donations we need. You may bring them to St. Thomas’s on Tuesday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – noon or when you come to any service this week or on Easter! If you can’t make these times, give me a call or an email and I will pick it up at your house.

Beginning in June 2022, we are going to start serving “in-house”.  Since COVID, we have been doing “Grab and Go”.     We will be needing many more volunteers and will probably break it into 2 shifts: cooks (will come earlier) and servers (will come later). 

MANY Blessings to all,
Madeline Johnson    mad1240@comcast.net

Worship and weekly news – April 7, 2022

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Hello faith family! Sunday is Palm Sunday – April 10, 2022, Year A, also called Passion Sunday because of the reading narrating the passion of Christ. Services are held in-person with precautions and online via our YouTube channel. Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about these options. We are listening to the experts and considering how to best keep our faith family safe during this pandemic.

Holy Week begins on Sunday and there will be worship opportunities every day of the week. All of these services will be held in-person, with precautions, and will be available on our YouTube channel. See the Worship Schedules below and Holy Week Schedule.

See the St. Thomas’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for news and events information for this week. Read about this month’s Novel Theology selection. Discussion is open and anyone may attend this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Also, hear about a St. Thomas’s fundraiser for the Delaware Humane Association happening in May. And, I couldn’t be more excited about this month’s fundraiser for clean water for Ukraine!

Worship this Week:

This week’s Palm Sunday Schedule:

Holy Week Worship Schedule:

  • Monday, April 11, 2022 at 5 p.m. (booklet)
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. (booklet)
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at noon
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 5 p.m., Evensong (booklet)
  • Maundy Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7 p.m. (booklet)
  • Good Friday, April 15, 2022 at noon (booklet)
  • Good Friday, April 15, 2022 at 7 p.m.
  • Holy Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 8 p.m. (booklet)
  • Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 8 a.m.
  • Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

Other Parish Events:

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Monday, April 18, 2022 – Hope Dining Room volunteer outreach

In this strange pandemic 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 your 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, YouTube, or the posted events on the board next to the name tag station. 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 – April 4, 2022

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Hello faith family! Sunday is the Fifth Sunday in Lent – April 3, 2022, Year A. Services are held in-person with precautions and online via our YouTube channel. See the Worship Schedule below. Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about these options. We are listening to the experts and considering how to best keep our faith family safe during this pandemic.

See the St. Thomas’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for news and events information for this week. You won’t want to miss a new outreach to Ukraine opportunity. Also, our sexton Kenneth shares some deep thoughts about our crocus, relating to the current crisis.

I’m going to make another plea here – we need virtual greeters. Please consider volunteering for one Sunday, and see how it goes. I’ll sign up with you and we can do it together! I have the “script” laminated in the office, and I can also email it to you. Please let Philippa or myself know if you’d be willing to try it out for one week. Our online family is important; join me in spreading God’s love all around!

Worship this Week:

This week’s Sunday Schedule:

Other Parish Events:

In this strange pandemic 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 your 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 all events or news, visit our website, check FaceBook, or check out the posted events on the board next to the name tag station. 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

Holy Week – Easter 2022 schedule

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Please see our Holy Week – Easter 2022 schedule. Please join us for in this most holy week. Services are held in-person with precautions and online via our YouTube channel. See the Worship Schedule below. Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about these options. We are listening to the experts and considering how to best keep our faith family safe during this pandemic.

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