Ash Wednesday is next week: 17 February. We will have an outdoor service at noon at the Lychgate and an indoor service at 7pm in the Parish Hall and on Zoom. There will be no Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, and the imposition of ashes will not take place either; instead we will notice the masks we wear when meeting in person are powerful reminders of our mortality.
One month from today, on Laetare Sunday, 14 March, at 10.30am, Bishop Stokes will make a visitation to St. Thomas’ for our outdoor service. This is a time for Confirmations, Receptions, Reaffirmation, or even Baptisms. Please contact Fr. Todd right away if you are interested in taking part in any of these rites.
Lenten Worship and Formation Opportunities:
- Wednesday, 17 February: Fast for Ash Wednesday
- Wednesday, 17 February, Noon: Ash Wednesday (outdoors)
- Wednesday, 17 February, 7pm : Ash Wednesday (Parish Hall, Zoom)
- Mondays, 4pm: Centering Prayer (Zoom)
- Wednesdays, 5.30pm: Holy Eucharist (Lychgate)
- Wednesdays, 7pm: Lenten Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Zoom)
- Fridays, 7pm: Stations of the Cross (Zoom)
- By Appointment: Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) (Zoom/Telephone)
We continue to offer two outdoor Eucharists per week: Sunday at 10.30am and Wednesday at 5.30pm. These meet in rain or shine: please consider your clothing, your health, and the weather before joining us outdoors for 30 or 60 minutes. If the weather makes an outdoor service impossible at 10.30am, we may choose to move it into the Parish Hall and broadcast it on Zoom. We also offer two indoor Eucharists per week with very limited seating. Please reserve your seat on the church website.
Kitchen of Hope is distributing food this weekend under a foul weather protocol: speak to Vivian Hanson if you would like to support their work!
The state of New Jersey has open a “pre-registration portal” for residents to sign up to receive vaccination against Covid-19. Sign up at https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/
Numbered pledge envelopes have arrived! Pick yours up at an in-person liturgy or from the table in the lower level of the Parish Hall. If you are unable to pick them up, your number will stay the same: please write that number in the memo line of your check and you will receive full credit for each gift.
Announcements for the bulletin or parish email are due into the office by noon on Wednesday of each week. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 856-881-9144. Announcements are subject to editing due to limited space.
Lectionary readings for this week: 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9, Psalm 50:1-6
Lectionary readings for next week: Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-9
Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Sandy, Andrea, Bob, Jimmie, John, Lou, Marie, Marla, Helen, April, Sarah, Dean, Chris, Jack, Nancy, Bruce, Sheila, Les, Patty, Chuck, Valerie
The Earl B. Scott Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians of the Diocese of New Jersey invites you to attend A Virtual Commemoration Service for The Rev. Absalom Jones
Absalom Jones service
The Rev. Absalom Jones Virtual Commemoration Service
Feb. 14, 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 6pm: Holy Eucharist
in the Nave: limited to 12 pews of up to two people each
Sundays, 8am: Holy Eucharist
in the Parish Hall and online
Sundays, 9am: Sunday School
online: for children
Sundays, 10.30am: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine, unless below freezing
Sundays, 6pm: Youth Group
online: for teens
Mondays, 4pm: Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, Noon: Coffee Hour
Tuesdays, 6.30pm: Small Group Bible Study
Wednesday, 5.30pm: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine
Wednesdays, 7.00pm: Bible Study with the Bishop
Daily on Weekdays: Morning Prayer
Emergency Pastoral Care:
Call this number if you have a pastoral emergency, such as an alert about an ailing parishioner, a hospital stay, a death in the family, or to request last rites. Leave a message and with a phone number for your call to be returned.