Parish Email for Friday, 15 October 2021



Due to a high local “daily new cases” rate, we are having no indoor gatherings.  Masks are strongly suggested even outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.  Covering our noses and mouths is how we love one another right now.


Nominations are open for numerous offices within the Diocese of New Jersey! See the letter posted on the Parish Hall bulletin board, or online here: . Some of our own members & neighbors have already been nominated: would you be willing to serve in one of these ways?

Register Here:

Our thanks and congratulations to a most deserving Donna Freidel, our St. Thomas’ ECW 2020-2021 Woman of Honor! Every three years, The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of New Jersey honor women who exemplify the ministry of ECW and serve as dedicated volunteers in their congregation and community.  Join us on online on Saturday, October 16th at 10am by registering at

The annual Pitman Glassboro CROP Hunger Walk is this Sunday, 17 October, 1PM at New St Park in Glassboro. Money, non-perishable food accepted. Make checks payable to “CWS/CROP”.

The ECW is selling Shopping Passes for the Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” fundraiser on Wednesday, October 20th.  Don’t forget to use your 25% off shopping passes on the 20th! Passes are available at outdoor church.  The entire $5.00 donation goes to St. Thomas’.  Thanks to Cathy Crotty and Freda Pape who will be selling passes in Boscov’s on the 20th from noon until 2:00.  Look for them if you are in the store at that time!

Isaiah readings for Bible Study tonight: Isaiah 24–27

Our diocesan youth and members of the Anti Racism Committee will gather online on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for a youth-focused anti-racism training. This will be an interactive event catered toward the specific needs of young people, designed to teach about racism and how it operates in all our lives, how it affects us every day, and how to challenge it and eradicate it. The goal is to foster skills and attitudes that empower young people with the ability to become active anti-racists so they can help lead us toward a brighter tomorrow. Register today at

A note of thanks:
I am writing to formally and officially acknowledge your incredibly generous gift of $11,841 in support of the mission of ECS-NJ. Please be assured this gift will not only help to establish a solid financial foundation for Episcopal Community Services-NJ during this first full year of operations, but it will be a source of inspiration and encouragement for other prospective donors!
Faithfully, Fr. David Snyder, Development Officer, Episcopal Community Services-NJ

Help support new ministries in New Jersey by donating to Episcopal Community Services here.  Learn more about their work at 

Daily Covid Cases can be found for Gloucester County here.

Lectionary readings for this week: Job 38:1-7, (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37b, Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45

Lectionary readings for next week: Job 42:1-6, 10-17, Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22), Hebrews 7:23-28, Mark 10:46-52

Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Lou,
Jennifer, Jackie, Nancy, Susan, Cass, Vicki, Irene, Katelyn, Billy, Joey, Adam, Joe, Andrea, Connie, Nick, Dillon, Sean, Bill, Stephanie, Patti, Gary, Sandy, Vega family, Mary

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The church calendar can be seen at for a list of upcoming events. Please help us keep it current (and avoid hurt feelings) by sending updates to the church office (

Are you serving in liturgy? Check the rota!

Full-text of the liturgy is available at


Fall 2021 at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist on Lawn: Sundays, 10:30am
  • Bible Study on the prophet Isaiah Online:  Sundays, 6pm (15 October: Isaiah 24–27 )
  • Centering Prayer Online: Mondays, 4pm
  • Holy Eucharist at the Lychgate: Wednesdays, 5.30pm
  • Compline & Pizza (especially fors Rowan students) at the Lychgate: Wednesdays, 8pm
  • Evening Prayer Online Only: Saturdays, 5:30pm


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