In this time of nation crisis leading to the presidential inauguration, Bishop Stokes has called the Diocese to a season of prayer and repentance, seeking God’s blessing, renewal, and healing for our nation. Bishop Stokes will be leading prayers all day Friday (today) as well as Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. See the announcement or sign up to join on Zoom at bit.ly/InaugurationPrayers.
Dubbed “A Day On, Not Off,” the diocese honors the legacy of Dr. King through worship, learning, and service. The diocese is making a special liturgy available to be used in churches and at home honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us on Monday, 18 January at 10am on Zoom: bit.ly/MLKService2021 or YouTube: bit.ly/MLKYouTubeService.
The Youth Group and Kitchen of Hope will be assembling KidzPacks in honor of MLK Day on Monday, 18 January, from 10am-noon. Attendance is limited in order to facilitate safe social distancing. Please to talk to Vivian H. or Daniel O. for more information.
The Kitchen of Hope Board congratulates its newest class of board members: Jim Gibbs, Bobby Kramer, Stacey Noll, and Sarah Ternay. Please give them your thanks for supporting this important ministry of St. Thomas’!
The Tuesday Night Bible Study began a study of Hebrews this week. It’s not too late for you to join! For more information, talk to Cole B. or anyone presently taking part in the study. Tuesday nights, 6.30pm, on Zoom.
The St. Thomas’ Annual Report is being prepared. One of the best parts of the report is hearing from all the different ministries at St. Thomas’, great and small. Please make sure the ministries you are involved in submit a report – just one or two sentences is all that is needed. Tell us what you do and how others can get involved! Submissions may be made by email to the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Thomas’ Annual Meeting is planned for Sunday, 31 January 2021 at 2pm. Join us via Zoom! “Members in Good Standing” according to the canons of the Episcopal Church (those who regularly contribute to support the ministry of St. Thomas’) are invited to utilize mail-in voting. Voter Guides with ballots attached were mailed out this week!
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.
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. However, on Sunday mornings, if the temperature is below freezing as 10.30am approaches, we may choose to move the service into the Parish Hall (and broadcast it on Zoom).
Announcements for the bulletin or parish email are due into the office by noon on Wednesday of each week. You can email them to email@example.com or call the office at 856-881-9144. Announcements are subject to editing due to limited space.
Lectionary readings for this week: 1 Samuel 3:1-20, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, John 1:43-51, Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Lectionary readings for next week: Jonah 3:1-5, 10, 1 Corinthians 7:29-31, Mark 1:14-20, Psalm 62:6-14
Please continue in your daily prayers for: Andrea, Bob, Jimmie, John, Lou, Marie, Marla, Helen, Erika, Gina, James, Nicholas, Jessica, Jimmy, April, Sarah, Kathryn, Dean, Chris, Jack, Nancy
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.