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.
- Sunday at 10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music, in-person with precautions and online at our YouTube channel (10:30 booklet).
- Wednesday at noon – Intercessory Prayer with Holy Communion in-person with precautions. (Intercessory Prayer booklet). Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at noon – there will be no Wednesday service.
- Thursday at 7 p.m. – Compline Evening Prayer, live via Zoom. (booklet).
This week’s Sunday Schedule:
- Sundays at 9 a.m. – Youth Confirmation in the Undercroft.
- Sundays at 10:15 a.m. – Children’s Ministries in the Undercroft.
- Sundays at 10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music, and Confirmation in-person with precautions and online at our YouTube channel (10:30 booklet).
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.
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.
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644