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