This weekend was the Feast of St. Francis, when many like to offer a blessing of the animals. St. Francis saw God’s handiwork everywhere he looked, which meant that even the animals were deserving of care and honor as they, too, are God’s gracious gift. We blessed the pets on Saturday and the children’s stuffed animals on Sunday!
I would like to thank everyone who helped make our Kick-Off Sunday a huge success. It is true what they say “many hands make light work”. From the setup, food donations, serving help, and finally clean up so many of you pitched in and lent your hands. I am so very grateful to all of you. The day was filled with sunshine, fun, and fellowship. Looking forward to doing it again next September. Faithfully, Gretchen
TEC@RU (The Episcopal Church at Rowan University) is the phrase we’re using to refer to a band of parishes who are working together to share the good news of God’s love with the students, faculty, and staff of Rowan University. Participating churches include St. Thomas’ (Glassboro), Good Shepherd (Pitman), Holy Trinity (Wenonah), St. Stephen’s (Mullica Hill), and St. John’s (Salem).
St. Thomas’ Youth traveled to New York City this past week to have a fun day of community building! They are pictured here on the steps of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church right by Central Park!
St. Thomas’ is the campus that never sleeps! Thank you to those involved in improvement projects all around our campus this summer. You are empowering ministry all through the year!