Hello faith family! Sunday, October 17, 2021 is the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost. 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 during this pandemic.
You might want to read through The Worship Booklets this week as there are some subtle differences this week that incorporate Adult Education’s recent study of Celtic Spirituality. This should be a lovely service. But don’t worry; it’s back to the familiar traditions next week. Worship Booklets: 8:00 a.m. booklet (8:00 a.m. booklet in large print) and 10:30 a.m. booklet (10:30 a.m. booklet in large print)
Worship this week:
- Sundays at 8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite I spoken, in-person with precautions and online on our YouTube channel (8:00 booklet)
- Sundays at 9 a.m. – Youth Confirmation in the Undercroft.
- Sundays at 10:15 a.m. – Children’s Ministries under the tent in the courtyard.
- Sundays at 10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II with music, in-person with precautions and online on our YouTube channel (10:30 booklet)Sundays from 10:30-11 a.m., Communion at the Curb is offered for those who have not received the Sacrament in-person during the service. You do not need to sign up for this. ALL are WELCOME!
- Wednesday at noon – Intercessory Prayer with Holy Communion, live on our YouTube channel and in-person with precautions. Here is the accompanying booklet.
- Thursday at 7 p.m. – Compline Evening Prayer with Deacon Cecily, live via Zoom. Here is the accompanying booklet.
Have you caught any of Fr. Howie and Fr. Jim’s phenomenal “Beatitudes- Conversations of Blessings” podcast?. If not, what are you waiting for? Every Friday, they bring a new episode full of thought provoking insight and each week they bring in a new special guest to provide even more angles. Visit the website for more info, and to catch up on any episodes you may have missed! https://beatitudes.online/podcast-series
The new Forward Day by Day booklets are available. Please feel free to stop into the lobby for a copy, or let me know if you’d like one mailed out to you! There are plenty in both large and small print.
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. See our Giving information.
To see all events or news, visit our website, check FaceBook, or check out 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.
I look forward to worshiping together on Sunday!
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644