Parish Email for Friday, 12 November 2021



Thank you to everyone who took time to contemplate what God has called you to pledge for the 2022 stewardship year.  It is because of you that St. Thomas’ continues to flourish and share Christ’s message inside and outside our doors.  It is still not too late to pledge!  Contact anyone from the Stewardship Committee for a pledge card.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Soles for the Harvest 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run!

Kitchen of Hope has moved this month’s food distribution to the third Sunday (20 November) in order to better provide food for Thanksgiving.

TEC@RU (The Episcopal Church at Rowan University) is participating in a Campus Ministry Retreat in a couple weeks. Students from as far north at Cornell will be joining us at Camp Crossroads. Would you be willing to help provide snacks for hungry college students from across NJ and NY?  Homemade or pre-packaged items are all welcome and need to be clearly labeled and dropped off at the Parish Hall by noon on Friday, 19 Nov.

You are invited to attend a Festival of Advent Music. Organized by the Southwest Jersey chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and hosted by St. Stephen Lutheran Church (240 N Evergreen Ave., Woodbury NJ), the program will feature a variety of works from artists representing many local congregations, including our own Dr. Bryan A-W. The concert will be on Sunday, 21 November, from 4–5.15pm. Donations will be accepted to benefit Hurricane Ida disaster response. Masks required.

On Thanksgiving Day (25 November) we will celebrate a brief Eucharist at noon in the Nave. Masks covering nose and mouth are required.

Isaiah readings for Bible Study Sunday night: Isaiah 43–48 (next week: 49–55)

Daily Covid Cases can be found for Gloucester County here.

Lectionary readings for this week: 1 Samuel 1:4-20, 1 Samuel 2:1-10 (Canticle), Hebrews 10:11-25, Mark 13:1-8

Lectionary readings for next week:  2 Samuel 23:1-7, Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19), Revelation 1:4b-8, John 18:33-37

Please continue in your daily prayers for:Dennis, Marge, Joann, Lou, Jennifer, Jackie, Gary, Dorothy, Sandy, Cephas family, Paul, Rita, Marie, Carl, Gerry, Joe, Jennifer, Gage, James, Walter, Robert

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Fall 2021 at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist on Lawn: Sundays, 10:30am
  • Bible Study on the prophet Isaiah Online:  Sundays, 6pm
  • Compline Online:  Sundays, 7pm
  • Centering Prayer Online: Mondays, 4pm
  • Holy Eucharist at the Lychgate: Wednesdays, 5.30pm
  • Compline & Pizza (especially for Rowan students) at the Lychgate: Wednesdays, 8pm
  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave and Streaming online, 5:30pm


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