Worship and weekly news – January 20, 2023

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Hello faith family! This Sunday is the Third Sunday after Epiphany – January 22, 2023, Year A.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Newsletter for this week, which includes information on Family Church Sunday, How to make a flower dedication, as well as, several items mentioned below. For those who have requested pledge envelopes, they will be available this Sunday in the Great Hall.

Third Sunday after EpiphanyWorship at St. Thomas’s

Services are held in-person 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.

Our weekly Worship schedule

Sunday’s Worship Schedule

Growth and Fellowship:

  • 1st Sunday of the month – Gospel in Spanish
  • Last Sunday of the month – Family Church Sunday
  • Last Sunday of the month – Coffee and Fellowship between services
  • 2nd Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Novel Theology
  • 3rd Monday of the month – Hope Dining Room
  • Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. – 2 Saint Readers
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 – Family Church Sunday
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 between services – presentation from The Friendship House/Empowerment Centers hosted by our Outreach Ministry.

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 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

Family Church Sunday – January 29, 2023

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Join the excitement on Sunday, January 29, 2023. It’s Family Church Sunday with a breakfast between services hosted by members of Episcopal Campus Ministry (ECM) to present Blue Hen Bounty (BHB), a food pantry that provides supplemental nutrition to college-age students who are food insecure and cannot provide ample nutrition for themselves.

If you are a parent of a child who is interested in participating in the January 29, 2023, Family Church Sunday 10:30 a.m. service in any way (arranging flowers, reading, passing the plate, singing in Marc’s family choir, etc.) please let Fr. Howie, Cana, or Belinda know and we will make it happen!

Members of Episcopal Campus Ministry (ECM) will be around between services to talk about Blue Hen Bounty (BHB) and answer questions.

Worship and weekly news – January 15, 2023

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Hello faith family! This Sunday is the Second Sunday after Epiphany – January 15, 2023, Year A.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Newsletter for this week, which includes information on How to make a flower dedication, Events Committee Invitation, Homemade meals for college-age students, as well as, several items mentioned below. For those who have requested pledge envelopes, they will be available this Sunday. Please look for them in the Great Hall.

Second Sunday after Epiphany – January 15, 2023Worship at St. Thomas’s

Services are held in-person 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.

Our weekly Worship schedule

Sunday’s Worship Schedule

Growth and Fellowship:

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 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

How to make a flower dedication

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Flower Dedications are Beautiful symbols of our offerings to God.

The flowers on our altar are a beautiful symbol of our offerings to God. It’s a way that we praise Jesus for the life and hope that he gives us and a way that we honor loved ones and give thanks for our blessings.

At St Thomas’s, we invite all members of the parish to contribute flowers in offering. If you’d like to donate altar flowers in memory, thanksgiving, or celebration, please do so in one of these ways:

• Sign up in the lobby and fill out a blue sheet with your details. Then, turn your blue sheet in on the office door mailbox.
• Email the office directly with your dedication: cana.hartman@gmail.com
• Print out the linked form, and mail it in to the church: 276 S. College Ave Newark, DE 19711

There is a suggested donation of $40, though any gift is appreciated. Donations can be made through the website, a check through the mail, or stopping by or calling the office.

On the week of your dedication, the office will reach out to you to see if you have any specific flower or color requests to pass along to the floral arranger. Such requests can also be noted on the dedication form. Our talented flower guild’s designs are always stunning.

Your flower dedication will appear in the service booklet on your requested Sunday.

Events Committee Invitation

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A new committee is coming together at St Thomas’s. This “Events Committee” will be responsible for commissioning events. So many brilliant ideas never come to fruition. This group will help to organize ideas and put together smaller commission groups to bring these events to life.

What ideas do you have? What events would you like to see happen at St. Thomas’s? More movie nights? Another NARCAN training? A potluck dinner? Many hands make light work.

If you are interested in joining this new committee or if you have event ideas, please reach out to Kristin: kristin.sausville@gmail.com. This group will communicate primarily through google groups with occasional in-person meetings. ALL are Welcome to participate.

Upcoming events you can be a part of:
• Confirmation celebration
• Newark community Spring Crocus photo contest
• A trip to the Glencairn Museum in Philly
• …what fun ideas do you have?

2 Saints Readers January 2023 Program

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2 Saints Readers include Parishioners of St. Nicholas and St. Thomas’s for a book discussion virtually over Zoom on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. 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. You are invited.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 4 p.m., 2 Saints Readers resumes via Zoom with “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd. If y ou are on our parish mail lists, you will receive an email invitation to this Zoom series. Or, write to the Office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or call (302) 368-4644 for Zoom information.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this friendly and engaging sharing of ideas with our neighbors at St. Nicholas’s Parish.

Worship and weekly news – January 4, 2023

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Hello faith family! This Sunday is Sunday of the Baptism of our Lord – January 8, 2023, Year A.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Newsletter for this week, which includes information on our Epiphany Potluck Gathering and Epiphany Chalk Blessing, as well as, several items mentioned below. For those who have requested pledge envelopes, they will be available this Sunday. Please look for them in the Great Hall.

Worship at St. Thomas’s

Services are held in-person 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.

Our weekly Worship schedule

Sunday’s Worship Schedule

Growth and Fellowship:

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 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

Annual Bazaar Followup Report

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The Mini-Bazaar Committee would like to thank everyone who donated items or their time to ensure that our Mini-Bazaar was a success. As is standard practice for our previous Bazaars, the proceeds will be given to outreach. Hopefully, we will be able to distribute the money early next year.

We took in close to $900 in one short half day!

Our intention for next year is to return to a full three day event. Our committee could use additional members. If you are interested, please see any current Annual Bazaar committee member.

Worship and weekly news – December 30, 2022

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Hello faith family! This Sunday is Sunday of the Holy Name – January 1, 2023, Year A.

News for the Week

See the Carpenter’s Helper Weekly news for January 1, 2023, Annual Bazaar update, Epiphany Potluck Gathering, as well as, the many activities below.

ONE SERVICE ONLY THIS SUNDAY AT 10 A.M.

Worship at St. Thomas’s

Services are held in-person 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.

Our weekly Worship schedule

Sunday’s Worship Schedule

  • Sundays at 8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite I spoken, in-person and online at our YouTube channel (8:00 booklet).
  • Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Adult Education via Zoom or in-person in the Great Hall classroom. Fr. Howie will lead an Advent themed, spiritually inspired discussion of artworks by John August Swanson.
  • Sundays at 10:15 a.m. – Children’s Ministries program
  • SUNDAY OF THE HOLY NAME at 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music, in-person and online at YouTube (10:00 a.m. booklet)

Growth and Fellowship:

  • 1st Sunday of the month – Gospel in Spanish
  • Last Sunday of the month – Family Church Sunday
  • Last Sunday of the month – Coffee and Fellowship between services
  • 2nd Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Novel Theology
  • 3rd Monday of the month – Hope Dining Room
  • Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. – 2 Saint Readers
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 6 p.m. – Epiphany Potluck Gathering
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 Novel Theology
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 at noon – Vestry meeting
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 4 p.m. – 2 Saints Readers resumes. Parishioners of St. Nicholas and St. Thomas’s book discussion group over Zoom. “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Everyone is Welcome to participate in this friendly and engaging sharing of ideas with our neighbors at St. Nicholas’s Parish.
  • Everyone is Welcome to participate in this friendly and engaging sharing of ideas with our neighbors at St Nicholas’s Parish.
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 between services – presentation from The Friendship House/Empowerment Centers hosted by our Outreach Ministry.

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 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