Parish Email for Friday, 12 March 2021




Dear St. Thomas’,

Our Bishop is coming to visit this weekend!

On Saturday night we will meet on-line only for Evening Prayer. On Sunday there will be no 8am service. Sunday School will meet as usual. Then at 10.30am, we will meet outdoors with our Bishop, celebrating the confirmations of Scott C., Don D., and Jonathan W.

Bring a chair, wear a mask, dress for the weather, and come join us for this exciting day!





This weekend it is time to “Spring Forward.” Your cell phone and computers will likely take care of themselves. Other clocks should be set forward by an hour before you go to bed Saturday night. What could be more embarrassing than showing up for church an hour late for your own confirmation?!?


Lenten Worship and Formation Opportunities:

  • 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)


Only two weeks until Holy Week!

Holy Week and Easter Schedule:

  • Palm Sunday (28 March)
    • Saturday, 6pm: Holy Eucharist (Nave)
    • Sunday, 8am: Holy Eucharist (Parish Hall & Zoom)
    • Sunday, 10.30am: Holy Eucharist (Rectory Lawn)
  • Holy Monday
    • 4pm: Centering Prayer (Zoom)
    • 7pm: Evening Prayer (Zoom)
  • Holy Tuesday
    • 7pm: Evening Prayer (Zoom)
  • Holy Wednesday
    • 5.30pm: Holy Eucharist (Lychgate)
    • 7pm: Lenten Pilgrimage (Zoom)
  • Maundy Thursday
    • 7pm (Parish Hall & Zoom)
  • Good Friday
    • 7pm (Parish Hall & Zoom)
  • Holy Saturday
    • 10am: Prayer Office (Lychgate)
    • 6pm: The Great Vigil of Easter (Rectory Lawn)
  • Easter Sunday
    • 8am (Parish Hall & Zoom)
    • 10.30am (Rectory Lawn)


Kitchen of Hope is back in action this weekend! Contact Vivian H. to find out how you can help out!

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 You might also call around to local hospitals or pharmacies to see if they have openings in their own distributions of the vaccine.

One resource suggested by others in our Diocese is the Vaccine Spotter website. It can help you find pharmacies with available appointments.

Announcements for the bulletin or parish email are due into the office by noon on Wednesday of each week. You can email them to or call the office at 856-881-9144. Announcements are subject to editing due to limited space.

Download this week’s bulletin or see the online version.

Lectionary readings for this week: Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

Lectionary readings for next week: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33; Psalm 51:1-13

Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Sandy, Andrea, Bob, Jimmie, John, Chuck, Linda, Russel, April, Jim, Gail, Jimmie, Jerry, Bill, Jennifer, Ben, Joan, Kendon


This Weekend at St. Thomas’

Weekdays at St. Thomas’

Online events hosted by St. Thomas’ are accessed via Zoom: instructions here.


Every week during Lent we will have a brief video from the Holy Land followed by a discussion.


Join us online, Wednesdays at 7pm sharp, in a virtual pilgrimage to the land of the Bible!
Come early to visit!



Do you have questions about Lent? The Diocese of New Jersey has produced a whole playlist of explainer videos that might be helpful or interesting to you! Check them out here.


See a calendar of Saints of the Episcopal Church.
Which Saint will you remember today?


See the official St. Thomas’ calendar or a list of upcoming events.
Are you serving in liturgy? Check the rota!


Saturdays, 6pm: Holy Eucharist
in the Nave: limited to 12 pews of up to two people each
online-only this week, 13 March

Sundays, 8am: Holy Eucharist
in the Parish Hall and online
not meeting this week, 14 March

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 online

Tuesdays, Noon: Coffee Hour online

Tuesdays, 6.30pm: Small Group Bible Study online

Wednesday, 5.30pm: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine

Wednesdays, 7.00pm: Lenten Pilgrimage online

Fridays, 7.00pm: Stations of the Cross online

Daily on Weekdays: Morning Prayer
online: recorded



Office telephone:

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.


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