Parish Email for Friday, 28 October 2022

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A big thank you from the ECW to everyone who donated sanitary products for the women of Rowan!  This week we packaged over 1500 items and gave them to their food pantry, “The Shop” (The Students Helping Other Profs).

The next day appointed for baptisms by the BCP is All Saints, which we will celebrate on Sunday 6 November. If you or someone you know is interested in baptism, please speak to Father Todd immediately to make preparation!

You are invited to watch the children and youth carve pumpkins on Sunday, October 30 following the 10:30 service.

Deadline approaching! The My Way of Love Inventory is a series of confidential, challenging, and thought-provoking questions based on the most comprehensive and statistically valid data from RenewalWorks, which works with full congregations to help them refocus on spirituality and discipleship.  You can get more information on this process here.  The final day to submit is 30 October.

Deadline approaching! Who will be the next Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church? Your opinions will help shape the answer to that question as the Episcopal Church begins its work toward electing our next Presiding Bishop in the summer of 2024. Offer your input here by 31 October:

The 11th annual Soles for the Harvest 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run will be on 11, November 2022 and is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, Office of Jubilee Ministries.  Details about the event can be found here or by contacting Tal K.

We are looking for volunteers to host coffee hour at 10AM on Sunday mornings.  Elaborate spreads not needed – it’s easier than you think!  Contact Deacon John or Donna F. to volunteer.

As Episcopalians, we belong not just to a congregation but a Diocese. There are many ways to serve God’s community on the Diocesan level, and several of those opportunities (“offices”) will be filled at our 2023 convocation. Now is the time to make nominations! See the letter, list of offices to be filled, and nomination form on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or online.

Our COVID protocol is following the CDC guidelines for Gloucester County. The CDC COVID-19 Community Level is MEDIUM. This means masks are not required. But they are still simple and effective protection. Please be sure to stay on top of your recommended vaccinations to protect all those you love.

Episcopal Relief & Development are currently seeking contributions for several causes including refugees from Ukraine and hurricane relief.

Lectionary readings for this week:  Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4, Psalm 119:137-144, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12, Luke 19:1-10

Lectionary readings for next week:  Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Psalm 149, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31

Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Lou, Jennifer, Mary Esther, Don, Jim, Cameron, Ruth, Chris, Stacey, Joe, Diana, Jean, Barbara, Kathy, Jane

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Are you serving in liturgy? Check the rota!

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Fall at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave – Rite I (Nave):  Sundays, 8:00am
  • Adult Formation (Parish Hall):  Sundays, 9:00am
  • Holy Eucharist (Parish Hall and Streaming online): Sundays, 10:30am
  • Holy Eucharist at Lych Gate (most times):  Wednesdays, 5:30pm
  • Holy Eucharist (Nave and Streaming online – now with music!): Saturdays, 5:30pm



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