Worship and weekly news for August 13, 2023

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Hello faith family! This is the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – August 13, 2023. This week we celebrate Jonathan Daniels an Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist. In 1965, he was killed by a special county deputy, Tom Coleman, who was a construction worker, in Hayneville, Alabama, while in the act of shielding 17-year-old Ruby Sales. He saved the life of the young Black civil rights activist. They were both working in the nonviolent civil rights movement in Lowndes County to integrate public places and register Black voters after passage of the Voting Rights Act that summer. Daniels’ death generated further support for the civil rights movement.

In 1991, Daniels was designated as a martyr in the Episcopal church, and is recognized annually in its calendar.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Newsletter. It’s a musical week here at St. Thomas’s. See the newsletter for info on: the Encore Choir, St. Nicholas’ new organ, and Mona Redder’s senior recital. Also, and importantly, see info on our Stepping Up Together Campaign.

Our weekly Worship schedule

Eleventh Sunday after PentecostThis Sunday’s Schedule

Growth and Fellowship

  • Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. – 2 Saint Readers
  • 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. Resumes in September.
  • 2nd Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Novel Theology. Resumes in September.
  • 3rd Monday of the month – Hope Dining Room
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Sundays at 10:15 a.m. – Children’s Ministries program. Program suspended during summer and resumes Sep. 10, 2023.
  • Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – adult education. Resumes in September.
  • Sundays at 10:15 a.m. – Children’s Ministries. Resumes in September.

Other Parish Events

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