Remember to bring your Book of Common Prayer back to church this week, if you have one. We’ll have plenty on hand to lend out as well, and the full-text of the liturgy will continue to be available at https://www.sharedprayers.net
All through the summer we are collecting funds for Episcopal Community Services. Make your check payable to St. Thomas’ and mark “ECS” in the corner.
Congratulations to Jeannie Marcucci on her ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons! Watch the ceremony live on YouTube Saturday, 21 August at 10am here.
Grab your favorite blanket or lawn chair and come to Family Movie Night on the Lawn. We will be viewing “Abominable” at 7:30pm on Friday, 27 August. Popcorn and drinks to be provided.
On Saturday, August 14, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the southwest portion of Haiti. This devastating earthquake was followed by Tropical Storm Grace on Monday night and much of Tuesday. More than 1 million people, including more than half a million children, have been impacted by the back-to-back disasters, and the death toll is close to 2000. Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners are responding immediately with direct assistance to vulnerable households in the region, as partners plan long-term recovery. Your generous gift can provide assistance to help people in the wake of these disasters. To assist in these efforts, visit episcopalrelief.org/haiti-relief.
Rowan is starting a new year and The Episcopal Church at Rowan University (TEC@RU) needs your help! During Move-In Weekend, TEC@RU is hosting a snack table for all students, parent/family members, and move-in volunteers. We are seeking donations for the snack table and we would appreciate any and all help we can get! For snack donations, please make sure each snack item is individually wrapped/packaged and please let us know if there’s any food allergens in them. If you have any questions, please speak to Rachael Owen (for physical snack/beverage donations) or Father Todd (if you would like to financially contribute to the table).
Start to get ready for the Fall Flea Market to be held Saturday, 18 September from 8am to 2pm. Rain Date September 25, 2021. Please contact Debbie Lubelski for information and table rentals at 856-694-2449.
Safe Church training is once again being offered live. While you can renew your training online, the first time you take it must be done in person. All Vestry members, staff, and anyone who works with children at St. Thomas’ is required to have this training. For more information and for training schedules, see https://dioceseofnj.org/safe-church-training/.
Lectionary readings for this week: 1 Kings 8: [1, 6, 10-11], 22-30, 41-43, Psalm 84, Ephesians 6:10-20, John 6:56-69
Lectionary readings for next week: Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Episcopal Relief and Development sent a thank you letter for our gift of $802. The letter has been posted in the Parish Hall.
If you are scheduling events at St. Thomas’ – or re-scheduling or canceling – please be sure to email the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with all calendar updates. The canonical church calendar can be seen at https://www.stthomasglassboro.org/calendar/ . An up-to-date calendar avoids conflicting events and hurt feelings: it’s part of how we love one another. If your event is not on the calendar, your space isn’t reserved!
Announcements for the parish email are due via email by noon on Wednesday of each week. You can email them to email@example.com
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