Worship and weekly news – May 19, 2022

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Hello faith family! This is the Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 22, 2022, Year A, and Rogation Sunday. This week, we return to two Sunday services.

See St. Thomas’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for news and events information for this week. This week, get excited for Deacon Cecily’s retirement celebration, you can learn a bit about Rogation Sunday, mark your calendar for our upcoming Immunization and Health Fair, and sign up for a CPR/AED class. TOMORROW, Saturday, May 21, 2022, is the Pancake breakfast hosted by Girl Scout Troop 513 as a benefit for St. Thomas’s. These young ladies are working towards their Silver award, and this event is a part of that work.

Worship this Week:

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.

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 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 – May 12, 2022

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Hello faith family! This is Confirmation Sunday and is the fifth Sunday of Easter, May 15, 2022, Year A; the celebration continues! This week, we will be blessed with a visit from Bishop Kevin Brown.

Please remember: there is only one service this week, at 10:30am.  There will be a fellowship/coffee hour following the service.  It will be wonderful to see many members of our faith family worshiping and communing together. Here is the sign-up to contribute to the party.  Parking will be available at the University of Delaware lot across the street when our lot fills up.  This will be a joyous occasion!

See St. Thomas’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for news and events information for this week. This week, you can get a recap of our first annual Succulent Plant Sale, read about our upcoming Immunization and Health Fair, sign up for a CPR/AED class, mark your calendar for the pancake breakfast next Saturday (served by Girl Scout Troop 513 as a benefit for St. Thomas’s), and lastly consider helping with Hope Dining Room this upcoming Monday, May 16, 2022.

Worship this Week:

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.

This week’s Sunday Schedule:

Other Parish Events:

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Monday. May 161, 2022 – Hope Dining Room volunteers
  • Friday, May 20, 2022 – Certified Pet First Aid and CPR. Registration required. Open to the public.
  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 – Novel Theology meets – rescheduled from May 8.
  • June 4, 2022 – AHA CPR/AED Course. Open to the public.
  • June 5, 2022 – Pentecost Sunday, get your red outfit ready!
  • August 27, 2022 – St. Thomas’s Health Fair

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 – May 4, 2022

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

This is the Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 8, 2022, Year A.

While there is no Carpenter’s Helper weekly newsletter this week, we do have a vibrant parish and there is news and events.  You’ll note, however, that upcoming events and announcements are now included in the back of the Sunday booklet, along with that month’s birthdays and anniversaries (so we can all support the USPS and send each other cards).  Please let me know anytime you have an event or announcement to be included!

In just one week on May 15, 2022, Bishop Kevin Brown is visiting and it is confirmation Sunday.  There will be only one service at 10:30 a.m., followed by a fellowship/coffee hour.  Here is the sign-up to contribute to the party.  Parking will be available at the University of Delaware lot across the street when our lot fills up.  This will be a joyous occasion!

Worship this Week:

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.

This week’s Sunday Schedule:

Other Parish Events:

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Confirmation Sunday, May 15, 2022 – Bishop visit – one service at 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, May 20, 2022 – Certified Pet First Aid and CPR. Registration required. Open to the public.
  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 – Novel Theology meets – rescheduled from May 8.
  • June 4, 2022 – AHA CPR/AED Course. Open to the public.
  • June 5, 2022 – Pentecost Sunday, get your red outfit ready!
  • August 27, 2022 – St. Thomas’s Health Fair

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 27, 2022

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

This is the Third Sunday of Easter – May 1, 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, we get a check-in of the financial health of our parish.

In just two weeks on May 15, 2022, Bishop Kevin Brown is visiting and it is confirmation Sunday.  There will be only one service at 10:30 a.m., followed by a fellowship/coffee hour.  Here is the sign-up to contribute to the party.  Parking will be available at the University of Delaware lot across the street when our lot fills up.  This will be a joyous occasion!

Worship this Week:

This week’s Sunday Schedule:

Other Parish Events:

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Sunday, May 8, 2022 – Novel Theology meets to discuss “The Hero With a Thousand Faces”
  • Confirmation Sunday, May 15, 2022 – Bishop visit – one service at 10:30 a.m.
  • 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

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

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

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

Worship and weekly news – March 27, 2022

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Hello faith family! Sunday is the Fourth Sunday in Lent – March 27, 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. Don’t forget that THIS Sunday, March 27, 2022, is the Annual Parish Meeting, in-person and online via Zoom, following the 10:30 a.m. service.  A light lunch will be provided. Bishop Kevin makes an important announcement in this issue regarding the return to the Common Cup

Worship this Week:

This week’s Sunday Schedule:

Other Parish Events:

  • Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. – 2 Saints Readers March 2022 series on “Soul Stages” by Christopher Moore.
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Sunday, March 27, 2022 – Annual Parish Meeting in the Great Hall following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

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

Worship and weekly news – March 20, 2022

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Hello faith family! Sunday is the Third Sunday in Lent – March 20, 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. In this tissue, you will read about an opportunity to support Ukrainian refugees (t-shirts will be sold between services), and you will see your last reminder of the Annual Meeting next Sunday, as well as meet your vestry candidates.

Worship this Week:

This week’s Sunday Schedule:

Other Parish Events:

  • Monday, March 21, 2022 – Hope Dining Room outreach
  • Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. – 2 Saints Readers March 2022 series on “Soul Stages” by Christopher Moore.
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. – Poets’ Corner presentation
  • Sunday, March 27, 2022 – Annual Parish Meeting in the Great Hall following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

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