Maundy Thursday 2024 Soup Dinner and Worship

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Let’s come together on Thursday, March 28, 2024, for a delicious soup dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by the traditional Maundy Thursday evening worship service at 7:00 p.m., with foot washing, stripping of the altar, and begin the watch that will run continuously from 7 p.m.-9 a.m. the following morning, in-person and live on YouTube.

ALL are Welcome to come for dinner, for worship, or for both. Please feel free to share this invitation.

If you would like to contribute to the dinner (bread, set-up, clean-up), please sign up.

Blood Drive on March 23, 2024

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Blood Drive March 2024

FREE DESSERTS! Please stop by the St. Thomas’s blood drive this Saturday, March 23, 2024, anytime between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and enjoy some homemade baked goods. Indulge in a treat knowing you’ve saved a life. If you are not able to donate this Saturday, please support this event by telling your friends and neighbors. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can reserve an appointment. As of today, only half of the slots have been filled, so a convenient time should be available for you. Thank you for your support!

Hope Dining Room volunteers needed Monday, March 18, 2024

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

Next Monday, March 18, 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

Worship and weekly news for March 10, 2024

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Hello faith family! This is the Fourth Sunday in Lent – March 10, 2024, Year B.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Weekly Newsletter and info on our Annual Parish Meeting this Sunday, March 10, 2024. Other news items:

  • 2 Saints Readers’ next book is “How To Know A Person” by David Brooks at 10 a.m. on Wed. Mar 6, Mar 20, and April 3, 2024.
  • There will be a blood drive at St. Thomas’s on March 23, 2024 from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Please let your friends and neighbors know about this opportunity to give blood and save a life.
  • Look for an email invitation to Lenten Evening Prayer this and every Sunday in Lent. The service is online only via YouTube, beginning at 7 p.m. We are all encouraged to participate in the live chat.
  • Are you enjoying Fr Howie’s Daily Lenten podcast? How can we continue to grow the Graceful Waves podcast ministry?

Our weekly Worship schedule

Fourth Sunday in LentThis 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, 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 for March 3, 2024

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Hello faith family! This is the Third Sunday in Lent – March 3, 2024, Year B. This week, we celebrate Charles Wesley, an English leader of the Methodist movement. Wesley was a prolific hymnwriter who wrote over 6,500 hymns during his lifetime. His works include “And Can It Be“, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”, the carol “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, and “Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending”. He is also pictured in our St Thomas’s stained glass windows. Can you find him this Sunday?

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Weekly Newsletter and info on our Annual Parish Meeting on next Sunday, March 10, 2024. Other news items:

  • 2 Saints Readers’ next book is “How To Know A Person” by David Brooks at 10 a.m. on Wed. Mar 6, Mar 20, and April 3, 2024.
  • There will be a blood drive at St. Thomas’s on March 23, 2024 from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Please let your friends and neighbors know about this opportunity to give blood and save a life.
  • Look for an email invitation to Lenten Evening Prayer this and every Sunday in Lent. The service is online only via YouTube, beginning at 7 p.m. We are all encouraged to participate in the live chat.
  • Are you enjoying Fr Howie’s Daily Lenten podcast? How can we continue to grow the Graceful Waves podcast ministry?

Our weekly Worship schedule

Third Sunday in LentThis 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, 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

Children’s Ministries Good Friday 2024 event

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St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries are offering a Holy Week inspired event for children ages 4-11 and their families on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. This Good Friday Gathering for Children and Families will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will include a snack.

I hope that many of our families with children will include this event in their Holy Week calendar. It will be a great way to allow your children to fellowship with friends and to experience Holy Week with developmentally appropriate activities.

Please feel free to share this information with friends who do not attend St. Thomas’s and with other churches with whom you may be affiliated. We love visitors!!  Anyone can RSVP online or by contacting me via email or phone.

ALSO, If you are a teen or adult who is willing to help with activities, that would be great. Please let me know that too. 

Blessings, 
Belinda Young-Payne (belmar43@aol.com)

Poets’ Corner Reading Series February 2024

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Poets’ Corner Reading Series presents Marceline White on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, 276 S College Avenue, Newark, Delaware. This event is co-sponsored by St. Thomas’s Parish and the University of Delaware Department of English.

A two-time Pushcart Prize and recent Best of the Net nominee, Marceline’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in trampset, Culinary Origami, The Heartland Review, Prime Number, The Orchard Review, The Indianapolis Review, Atticus Review, Little Patuxent Review, Gingerbread House, The Free State Review, and The Loch Raven Review and others. She was a recipient of an Aspen Words Fellowship in 2023. When not writing, Marceline can be found serving her two cats, posting too many pictures of her garden, and telling her son to text her when he arrives at the party. In her spare time, she’s an award-winning consumer advocate and has written and advocated on gender and trade. Read more at www.marcelinewhitewrites.com.

ALL ARE WELCOME. Open to the public.

Worship and weekly news for February 25, 2024

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Hello faith family! This is the Second Sunday in Lent – February 25, 2024, Year B. This week, we celebrate George Herbert: poet and priest. He was noted for unfailing care for his parishioners, bringing the sacraments to them when they were ill and providing food and clothing for those in need. Henry Vaughan called him “a most glorious saint and seer”.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Weekly Newsletter. See info on our Annual Parish Meeting on March 10, 2024. See other news items:

  • The final Annual Meeting prep is this Sunday at 9 a.m. Please come and add your voice. If you missed the first, here is your opportunity! If you did attend the first, please come again and let’s expand on what was started.
  • 2 Saints Readers’ next book is “How To Know A Person” by David Brooks at 10 a.m. on Wed. Mar 6, Mar 20, and April 3, 2024.
  • There will be a blood drive at St. Thomas’s on March 23, 2024 from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Please let your friends and neighbors know about this opportunity to give blood and save a life.
  • Look for an email invitation to Lenten Evening Prayer this and every Sunday in Lent. The service is online only via YouTube, beginning at 7 p.m. We are all encouraged to participate in the live chat.
  • Are you enjoying Fr Howie’s Daily Lenten podcast? How can we continue to grow the Graceful Waves podcast ministry?

Our weekly Worship schedule

Second Sunday in Lent 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 on Feb. 19, 2024
  • Last Sunday of the month – Family Church Sunday
  • Last Sunday of the month – Coffee and Fellowship between services

Other Parish Events

  • Sun., March 10, 2024 – Annual Parish Meeting and Daylight Savings Time
  • Sat., March 23, 2024 – Blood Drive
  • March 25-30, 2024 Holy Week
  • Sun., March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

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, 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

2 Saints Book Discussion Group 2024

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The 2 Saints Book Discussion Group will be reading, How To Know A Person by David Brooks. Our discussion dates are Mar 6 at 10 a.m., Mar 20 at 10 a.m. and April 3, 2024 at 10 a.m.

Two Saints Readers is the book discussion group for Sts. Thomas’s and Nicholas parishioners. Everyone is welcome to attend. This is another way the extended families of St. Nicholas and St. Thomas’s can stay in touch and get to know each other too! This is a joint book reading with discussion.

The book is divided into 3 Parts, each about 70 pages apiece, so we will do 1 part at each discussion. We do these discussions by Zoom, so if you are at St. Nicholas, please let Cana Hartman (cana.hartman@gmail.com) know and she will send you the Zoom link. It will go out to all in the St. Thomas’s Google Group as well.

Many Blessings,
Madeline Johnson