The (Partly) Anglican Origins of American Racism, Part 2/2: To understand where we are, we need to consider where we’ve been. In this challenging two-part formation series, Jonathan W., a professional history instructor and member of St. Thomas’, helps us examine how Anglican and Episcopal churches contributed to early American ideas about race. Sunday morning at 10am.
Sunday School for children at St. Thomas’ is taking the summer off, as is our normal rhythm. However, the Diocese of New Jersey is continuing to offer an online option: check it out!
Kitchen of Hope’s mission of combating food insecurity is more important than ever during this time of mass unemployment. Therefore we will be offering food distributions on two different Saturdays in June: the second and the fourth (13 June and 27 June). Volunteers are needed but you must sign up with Vivian H. and come only during your assigned shift so that we may continue to comply with state and Diocesan guidelines on social distancing!
Anna Marie W. is turning 90 on 1 July! Send her a Happy Birthday card at 11 N. Ambler Road; Somers Point NJ 08244.
Announcements for the bulletin or parish email are due into the office by noon on Wednesday of each week. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 856-881-9144. Announcements are subject to editing due to limited space.
Lectionary readings for this week: Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42
Lectionary readings for next week: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45: 11-18, or Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Brad, Joann, Ruth, Chuck, Medical Personnel threatened, sickened, and dying from their service to patients with Covid-19, Bryan, Dave, Debbie, Charles, Pat, Mike, Kim, Joan, Tommy, Riley, Steven, Kate, Tracy, Sofia, Bobby, Mary
Junior Warden Joe Rizzuto, along with the Tuesday night crew, have been at work on the Bell Tower Project. A new mechanism has been fabricated and installed for the bell, along with a new line down into the narthex. Further work in cleaning and lubricating the axel and refurbishing the “windows” around the bell is still in process. Soon St. Thomas’ bell will once again be announcing to the surrounding community, “We are praying for you!”
Saturdays, 5:30pm: Evening Prayer
Sundays, 8am: Morning Prayer (recorded)
Sundays, 9am: Sunday School (Diocese of NJ)
Sunday School for children
Sundays, 10am: Adult Formation
Sunday School for adults – some Sundays in summer
Sundays, 11.15am: Holy Eucharist at the National Cathedral
Mondays, 4pm: Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, Noon: Coffee Hour
Wednesday, 6.30pm: Prayer in the Evening
Wednesdays, 7.00pm: Bible Study with the Bishop
Emergency Pastoral Care: