Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for November 21, 2021

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Good morning faith family.  See St. Thomas’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for news and events information for the Last Sunday after Pentecost and the week of November 21, 2021. This week, you will find the Advent Sunday worship schedule, a reminder from Jeanne about pledge envelopes, as well as, a heartfelt update from the Annual Bazaar.

To all persons who use St Thomas’s Parish envelopes for their 2022 contributions:  please contact Jeanne Moore at She will address and number them for you and have them ready for pickup in the Great Hall or Cana’s office by December 20, 2021.  The printing company sends them out to us after December 1, 2021. 

Some of our events are as follows.

  • Sundays at 9 a.m. – Youth Confirmation in the Undercroft.
  • Sundays at 10:15 a.m. – Children’s Ministries under the tent in the courtyard.
  • Sundays from 10:30-11 a.m., Communion at the Curb is offered for those who have not received the Sacrament in-person during the service.  You do not need to sign up for this.  ALL are WELCOME!
  • Annual Bazaar on Sunday after the service – come shop! Volunteer! All proceeds go to Outreach Ministries.
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Wednesday at noon: Intercessory Prayer with Holy Communion, live on our YouTube channel and in-person with precautions. Here is the accompanying booklet.
  • Thursday at 7 p.m.: Compline Evening Prayer with Deacon Cecily, live via Zoom. Here is the accompanying booklet.

You will receive an emailed invitation to all the above events and their accompanying booklets. As always, there are copies available to be mailed, so please let me know if you’d like a paper copy.

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. See our Giving information.

The new Forward Day by Day booklets are available.  Please feel free to stop into the lobby for a copy, or let me know if you’d like one mailed out to you!  There are plenty in both large and small print.

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

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.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator or (302) 368-4644