Parish Email for Friday, 18 August 2023

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If you would like to support relief efforts for those suffering from the fires in Hawai’i, Bishop Fitzpatrick of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai’i suggests donations to the Episcopal Ministry on Maui called A Cup of Cold Water .  You can send checks to: A Cup of Cold Water, 2140 Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793. Or you can donate online by giving to the Bishop of Hawai’i’s pastoral fund which will then be forwarded on to A Cup of Cold Water.

Thank you to everyone who came out for Kitchen of Hope!  Our next giveaway is Saturday, 9 September 2023.  Additional help is always needed on the Friday morning before the monthly giveaway.  To help out, contact Vivian H.!

Kitchen of Hope is still collecting for Tools for Schools.  Current needs include loose leaf paper and 1 inch binders in all colors!  Remaining supplies will be distributed during the September KoH giveaway.

Skip Rambo and his mother Esther DeEugenio are long time members of St. Thomas. Since Eshter’s recent passing, Skip is grieving as well as figuring out all kinds of details about living alone. We can help him with one of the most basic – having food to eat! Please ask a member of the vestry for Skip’s contact info or check the church bulletin board if you would like to provide a meal for Skip during this time of transition.

Thank you to the ECW for packing backpacks with supplies for the August and September KoH giveaways!  Thanks to all of YOU for your donations!

The annual Fall Flea Market will be on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Anyone interested in renting a table can contact Barbara C. 609-876-7245.

Fall and Fellowship go hand-in-hand!  As the new season begins and the holidays approach, we Episcopalians are always looking for a reason to gather!  Potlucks, Movie Nights, Concerts and more!  There is always something going on!  Have ideas or want to lend a hand?  Contact Sarah T.

Interested in joining a new ministry but don’t know where to start?  Every week, a different group will be highlighted at the end of the newsletter.  Information about meetings, what they do in the church or community, contact info and more!  If you have content you want to share about your ministry, send it to to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.

Lectionary readings for this week:  Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32. Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28, Psalm 133

Lectionary readings for next week:  Exodus 1:8-2:10, Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20, Psalm 124

Please continue in your daily prayers for: Joann, Lou, Jennifer, Cameron, Jane, Richard, Bob, Betty, Pam, Jess, Betty, Ginny, Tal, Dolly, Dianne, Dean, Richie, Christopher, Sandy, Robin, Valentina, Donna

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Summer at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist (Nave – now with music!): Saturdays, 5:30pm
  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave – Rite I (Nave):  Sundays, 8am
  • Coffee Hour (Parish Hall): Sundays, 10am
  • Holy Eucharist (Nave): Sundays, 10:30am



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