Dear St. Thomas’s Family,
It is wonderful to worship together again and to renew friendships following a period of isolation and creative precautions within the parish community we cherish. Unfortunately, many of our once active committees, services, and areas of outreach were suspended due to Covid, but our spirit never left our desire to not only resume our efforts, but also grow and refresh our internal and external efforts in serving the mission of St. Thomas’s.
The Pastoral Care Ministry has been meeting this summer to review what was done pre-virus, to restore as many services as possible, and to generate new energy and ideas that are inclusive and responsive to the spiritual needs, personal support, and celebration of others. An important part of the Pastoral Care Ministry is providing Eucharistic Visitation to those unable to attend services in person so that they may be able to receive communion and together, enjoy conversation. If a number of volunteers can step forward to offer this service, scheduling will be arranged to visit in pairs and training will be provided. The goal is to establish a schedule where pairs would only be asked to visit on one weekday or weekend day of a month (your choice!) or once every other month depending on the number of volunteers. Please consider this wonderful opportunity to serve as an Eucharistic Visitor.
St. Thomas’s is on the move! The Outreach Committee is busily arranging program opportunities which provide resources, education, and overall fun for everyone! But your time and talent are needed to help make these activities successful. Whether ushering, welcoming, providing hospitality, serving Blue Hen Bounty, working with our youth, assisting with technology, providing resources, helping administratively, and sharing your ideas…. we need YOU now to step forward and help us reestablish and grow our parish committees.
Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions or simply want to discuss where you might be able to share your time, talent or both (!) in serving St. Thomas’s.