Parish Email for Friday, 16 October 2020



The Funeral for Mary Tyers will be in the St. Thomas’ Memorial Garden tomorrow, Saturday, 17 October, at 11am. (Mary died on 11 May.) In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.


We welcome our guest presider this Sunday, the Rev. Ryan Paetzold!

Next week, 25 October, children and their families will gather (at a safe distance and outdoors) to carve pumpkins at 12.30pm! Talk to Barbara Korcuba or Gretchen Owen right away if you need more information or would like to participate in this activity.

Wednesday night Eucharist is still on hiatus this coming week.

Saturday night service will be Evening Prayer this week and next.

From Rowan University concerning St. Thomas’ member Heather Lanier: Join us on Thursday, 22 October, at 6.30pm on Facebook LIVE for a book launch reading for Raising a Rare Girl, award-winning writer Heather Lanier’s memoir about raising a child with a rare syndrome, defying the tyranny of normal, and embracing parenthood as a spiritual practice that breaks us open in the best of ways. Published this summer by Penguin Press, Heather’s memoir is a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, People Magazine, and more.

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.

Lectionary readings for this week: Exodus 33:12-23, Psalm 99, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Matthew 22:15-22

Lectionary readings for next week: Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22:34-46

Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Joan, Lemmerman family, Livingstone, Lois, Jonnell, Handell, Jimmie, Rich, Sandy, Christopher, Lou, Marie, Colleen, Nancy, Stormy, Sally, Oscar, Kelly, Lillian, Kathy, Susan


This Weekend Online and at St. Thomas’

Weekdays Online

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


During this season of coronavirus infections, when attending events on campus at St. Thomas’, please demonstrate your love for your friends and neighbors by:

  1. Wearing a mask (covering both mouth and nose)
  2. Remaining six feet apart from anyone you don’t live with
  3. Refraining from touching, hugging and shaking hands – even during the Peace
  4. There will be no singing
  5. Service bulletins you have touched must be taken home
  6. After the service everyone must disperse with no lingering
  7. No sharing of common objects such as pens, paper, etc.


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, 6.00pm: Evening Prayer With Sermon
in the Nave: limited to 9 households or 17 people

Sundays, 8am: Online Morning Prayer with Sermon

Sundays, 9am: Sunday School
online: for children & teens

Sundays, 10.30am: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine

Mondays, 4pm: Centering Prayer

Tuesdays, Noon: Coffee Hour

Wednesdays, 7.00pm: Bible Study with the Bishop

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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