Parish Email for Friday, 16 September 2022

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The CDC COVID-19 Community Level is MEDIUM. This means masks are not required but still not a bad idea! COVID exposures (being around someone who has COVID but doesn’t realize it yet) are still happening, including at church.

Please note: COVID cases are going around our (St. Thomas’, South Jersey) community. Please take the precautions you need and test if you feel cause for concern. We’re all tired of COVID, but apparently it is not yet tired of us!

Thank you to everyone who made last weekend’s Kick-Off picnic a success, especially the Owen family!


Beginning this weekend:  Are you feeling drawn toward something new in service to God’s people? The Episcopal Servant Ministries seminar will allow you to explore how the Spirit may be moving you! The Spirit is always inviting you to participate in God’s work. For more information about this free, three-session Zoom seminar, go to

Dear Friends: Thank you for your gift of $712 to Episcopal Relief and Development. I am so grateful to have you as our partner and to be standing with you now looking into the future. There is so much more to do. You can keep abreast of our progress on our website. I know that working together for lasting change with you will get us closer to the transformed world and abundant life that God imagines for all of us.

Faithfully, Robert W. Radtke, President & CEO

Saturday, 24 September at 10 am the Diocese ECW is having its Annual Meeting at St. David’s in Cranbury, NJ.  You can register to attend in-person, or virtually here.  All women of the church are members of the ECW!

BAYADA at Inspira Hospice seeks Volunteer Client Companions in Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties. Volunteers can provide in-person visits as well as errands, yard work, office support, crafts, phone calls and many more helpful tasks. Tools of success training will be provided. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Yvette Young at 856.845.8220.

The 11th annual Soles for the Harvest 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run will be on 11, November 2022 and is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, Office of Jubilee Ministries.  Details about the event can be found here or by contacting Tal K.

Our COVID protocol is following the CDC guidelines for Gloucester County. Masks are not presently required. But they are still simple and effective protection. Please be sure to stay on top of your recommended vaccinations to protect all those you love.

If you would like to contribute to the work of Episcopal Relief & Development serving refugees from Ukraine, you can donate here.

Lectionary readings for this week:  Ecclesiasticus 39:6-11, Psalm 19:7-11, Mark 4:21-25

Lectionary readings for next week:  Proverbs 3:1-6, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, Matthew 9:9-13, Psalm 119:33-40

Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Lou, Jennifer, Mary Esther, Katie, Don, Jim, Tracy, Ronald, Lee, Ken, Joan, Wayne, Lenore, Connor, Cooper, Cameron, Ginny, Jeff, Barbara, Bill, Ashley, Ruth, Donnie, Chris, Stacey

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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!

Prayer requests can be sent to

Watch our livestream here Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 10:30am!

Full-text of the liturgy is available at


Fall at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave – Rite I:  Sundays, 8:00am
  • Adult Formation (location tbd):  Sundays, 9:00am
  • Holy Eucharist Parish Hall and Streaming online: Sundays, 10:30am
  • Holy Eucharist at Lych Gate (most times):  Wednesdays, 5:30pm
  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave and Streaming online: Saturdays, 5:30pm



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