Worship and weekly news – July 17, 2022

posted in: News, Worship | 0

Sixth Sunday after PentecostHello faith family! This is the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – July 17, 2022, Year A.

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.

Our Worship schedule continues through the Summer 2022.

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 – July 10, 2022

posted in: News, Worship | 0

Fifth Sunday after PentecostHello faith family! This is the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – July 10, 2022, Year A.

Here are a few news items for this week:
Kevin Clayton Brown is ordained
A successful Cooking for Two community outreach event
A heartfelt Thank You from Deacon Cecily

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.

Our Worship schedule continues through the Summer 2022.

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 – July 3, 2022

posted in: News, Worship | 0

Hello faith family! This is the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – July 3, 2022, Year A.

There is no Carpenter’s Helper weekly newsletter this week. I’m working hard on a new updated format, and look forward to sharing it next week.

It looks to be a pretty quiet upcoming week for our parish.  

  • Fr Howie is away, so this Sunday we will be welcoming Rev Peter Van Horne.  
  • There will be no Wednesday noon service on July 6, 2022.  
  • The office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day, however I will be checking email, so please do not hesitate to reach out with any needs.
  • The third issue of our sexton, Kenneth’s blog “The Libra Reader”.  He pulls no punches in his book reviews and there is a serious variety, so if you are looking for your next summer reading, this blog is a good source of inspiration.

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.

Our Worship schedule continues through the Summer 2022.

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 – June 26, 2022

posted in: News, Worship | 0

Hello faith family! This is the Third Sunday after Pentecost – June 26, 2022, Year A.

See St. Thomas’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for news and events information for this week. This week, read a message from Bishop Curry regarding the recent tragedy in Alabama, and our 55+ congregants receive an invitation to sing.

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.

Our Worship schedule continues through the Summer 2022.

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 – June 19, 2022

posted in: News, Worship | 0

Hello faith family! This is the Second Sunday after Pentecost – June 19, 2022, Year A.

See St. Thomas’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for news and events information for this week.

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.

Our Worship schedule continues through the Summer 2022.

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 – June 5, 2022

posted in: News, Worship | 0

WhitsundayHello faith family! This is the Pentecost, WhitSunday – June 5, 2022, Year A. Get your RED outfit ready!

See St. Thomas’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for news and events information for this week.

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.

Our Worship schedule continues through the Summer 2022.

This week’s Ascension 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 29, 2022

posted in: News, Worship | 0

Ascension SundayHello faith family! This is the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension Sunday – May 29, 2022, Year A. Next Sunday is Pentecost. Get your RED outfit ready!

See St. Thomas’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for news and events information for this week. This week, we are rolling into Ascensiontide with daily email devotions, a second session at noon has been added to the CRP/AED class, and make sure to mark your calendar for Clay Brown’s ordination on June 29, 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.

Our Worship schedule continues through the Summer 2022.

This week’s Ascension 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 19, 2022

posted in: News, Worship | 0

Sixth Sunday of EasterHello 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

posted in: News, Worship | 0

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

posted in: News, Worship | 0

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