Bea Murray is moving! You are invited to email the church office to get her new address and send her a card, welcoming her to her new cottage near her son’s home in Quakertown.
Dear St. Thomas’ Family! I write in deep gratitude for the lovely gifts of the stole and the St. Thomas’ blanket. I have it across my lap now as I enjoy a fire in these last days of winter. And – I thank you so much for a wonderful year among you. Love, Jeannie (Jeannie Marcucci was our Deacon Intern for an entire year, serving our parish faithfully right through the disruptions of the pandemic. She is now serving a second internship in Swedesboro and anticipating ordination to the Diaconate later this year.)
Remember back in October when Boscov’s had a “Friends Helping Friends” fundraiser? Thanks to all who did their shopping, Boscov’s sent the St. Thomas’ ECW a check for $80.75!
Each year the Diocese ECW grants Student Service Awards to graduating seniors and students continuing their college education. We encourage all our qualifying church members to apply for this award. Find instructions and the application here. The deadline to apply is May 1st.
The state of New Jersey has open a “pre-registration portal” for residents to sign up to receive vaccination against Covid-19. Sign up at https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/. You might also call around to local hospitals or pharmacies to see if they have openings in their own distributions of the vaccine. One resource suggested by others in our Diocese is the Vaccine Spotter website. It can help you find pharmacies with available appointments. Finally, the Diocese of New Jersey is offering assistance for anyone having difficulty making an appointment.
The CDC has provided guidance for those who have received the Covid-19 vaccine. Some protocols are relaxed among “fully-vaccinated” persons in private settings. For as long as not everyone has access to the vaccine, we will as a parish observe the protocols that keep everyone – including the unvaccinated – safe. This is a matter of justice: we do this in order to be in solidarity with all God’s children.
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Lectionary readings for this week: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33; Psalm 51:1-13
Lectionary readings for next week: Mark 11:1-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Mark 14:1-15:47, Psalm 31:9-16
Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Sandy, Andrea, Bob, Jimmie, John, Chuck, Linda, Russel, April, Jim, Gail, Jimmie, Jerry, Bill, Jennifer, Ben, Joan, Kendon, Gary, Carl
Saturdays, 6pm: Holy Eucharist
in the Nave: limited to 12 pews of up to two people each
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 online
Tuesdays, 6.30pm: Small Group Bible Study online
Wednesday, 5.30pm: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine
Wednesdays, 7.00pm: Lenten Pilgrimage online
Fridays, 7.00pm: Stations of the Cross online
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.