Parish Email for Friday, 27 October 2023

View this email in your browser.


Dear St. Thomas’,

This week is our ingathering of pledges for 2024!

Thank you to those who have turned in their pledge cards already! Thank
you for your commitment to St. Thomas’ and your faith in what God is
doing here!

If you have not yet turned in your pledge card, please bring it this
weekend and place it in the offering basin so that it may be blessed on
the altar.

It is the pledges received by this weekend that will enable our Vestry
to formulate a faithful, expectant, and responsible budget plan for St.
Thomas’ in 2024.

Our God provides for us in abundance, and it is from our abundance that
we joyfully return a portion of what we have received to the work of
God’s Church.




A group from St. Thomas’ went to the premier of a documentary about the “Philadelphia 11”: the first eleven women ordained as priests in the Episcopal Church. You can read a report about that day from the Episcopal News Service.

Did you know the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, so much in the news recently, is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem? You can read more about it, or make donations through a reliable partner, the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.

Read Presiding Bishop Curry’s comments on these events here.

See a news report on the hospital’s most recent trauma here.

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:  Deuteronomy 34:1-12, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22:34-46, Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

Lectionary readings for next week:  Revelation 7:9-17, 1 John 3:1-3, Matthew 5:1-12, Psalm 34:1-10, 22

Please continue in your daily prayers for: Lou, Jennifer, Cameron, Jane, Bob, Nicandro, Sally, Gerry, Diane, Gloria, Karen, Lloyd, Marlene, Christina, Robin, Valentina, Theresa, Jackie, Albert, Sheila, Minerva, Ed, Yomaira

Announcements for the parish email are due via email by noon on Wednesday of each week. You can email them to

The church calendar can be seen at for a list of upcoming events. Please help us keep it current (and avoid hurt feelings) by sending updates to the church office (

Are you serving in liturgy? Check the rota!

Prayer requests can be sent to

Watch our livestream here Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 8am & 10:30am!

Full-text of the liturgy is available at


This entry was posted in Newsletter. Bookmark the permalink.