Parish Email for Friday, 23 July 2021



Our guest pastor this week will be the Rev. Allen Wakabayashi while Father Todd is on vacation.

Our young members have been enjoying  a week of VBS, “Rainforest Explorers, Jesus Lead the Way.”  Thank you to everyone who helped make VBS a success this year!


Thank you to Jonathan Wilson for leading our special Adult Formation series, “Seeing Dead People: Historical Controversies of the Christian Faith.”

Kitchen of Hope is tomorrow!  Please let Vivian Hanson (856-366-8461) know if you can help!

21st Century Gleaning!  On Monday eleven St. Thomas’ members gleaned 151 bushels of vegetables for Bushels of Blessings of Carneys Point.  Kitchen of Hope, in return, receives fresh veggies throughout the summer from

Start to get ready for the Fall Flea Market to be held Saturday, September 18, 2021.  Rain Date September 25, 2021. Please contact Debbie Lubelski for information and table rentals at 856-694-2449.

All through the summer we will be collecting funds for Episcopal Community Services. Make your check payable to St. Thomas’ and mark “ECS” in the corner.

St. Thomas’ Church School Picnic will be on Saturday, 7 August, from noon to 6pm. Speak to Terry or Barbara Cadogan about what you would like to bring to share, and be sure to arrive by 2pm to join as we celebrate the Holy Eucharist. There will be no liturgy at the church building that day.



Lectionary readings for this week: 2 Samuel 11:1-15, Psalm 14, Ephesians 3:14-21, John 6:1-21

Lectionary readings for next week: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a, Psalm 51:1-13, Ephesians 4:1-16, John 6:24-35

During this season of coronavirus infections, we love others as Jesus loves us by following a simple guideline: Those not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must wear a mask and practice social distancing while on church grounds. Masks are optional for those who have been fully vaccinated.

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See the official St. Thomas’ calendar for a list of upcoming events.

Are you serving in liturgy? Check the rota!


Summer 2021 at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist on Lawn: Sundays, 10am
  • Centering Prayer Online: Mondays, 4pm
  • Evening Prayer in Nave: Saturdays, 6pm
  • Live-streaming of Evening Prayer: Saturdays, 6pm

Adult Formation (all online):

  • Bible Study: Tuesdays, 7pm
  • “Seeing Dead People”: Historical Controversies of the Christian Faith, led by Jonathan Wilson: Wednesdays, 7pm (7, 14, 21 July)

VBS: 18-22 July (registration deadline 1 July)

Church Picnic at Camp Sun N’ Fun: 7 August, Noon (Holy Eucharist at 2pm)

Family Movie Night on the Lawn: 27 August, 7.30pm

Rally Day & Picnic: 12 September, Picnic follows 10am service


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