Worship and weekly news for September 17, 2023

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Hello faith family! This is the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 17, 2023. This week we celebrate Hildegard of Bingen also known as Saint Hildegard and the Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German Benedictine abbess and polymath active as a writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, visionary, and as a medical writer and practitioner during the High Middle Ages. Although the history of her formal canonization is complicated, regional calendars of the Roman Catholic church have listed her as a saint for centuries. On 10 May 2012, Pope Benedict XVI extended the liturgical cult of Hildegard to the entire Catholic Church in a process known as “equivalent canonization”. On 7 October 2012, he named her a Doctor of the Church, in recognition of “her holiness of life and the originality of her teaching.”

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Newsletter. There is quite a bit of news coming up as we roll into the fall. Watch for details about all of the EXCITEMENT headed our way!

Our booth at Newark Community Days on Sunday
Poets’ Corner on Saturday
Adult Education resumes! Check out the schedule for this year.
Children’s Ministries update
Blue Hen Bounty food pantry requests
Monthly Ministry Breakfast

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Our weekly Worship schedule

This Sunday’s Schedule

Growth and Fellowship

  • Last Sunday of the month – Family Church Sunday
  • Last Sunday of the month – Coffee and Fellowship between services. Resumes in September.
  • Third Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Novel Theology. Resumes September 17, 2023
  • 3rd Monday of the month – Hope Dining Room.
  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.

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