This week is the Feast of Pentecost! Our schedule is changing accordingly. We will have live liturgies online both Saturday night at 5.30 and Sunday morning at 10am. Come dressed in red and, if you speak a language besides English, consider reading aloud from Acts 2.1-4 at the appointed moment in the service! Sunday School for children will meet as usual online at 9am Sunday.
Kitchen of Hope’s mission of combating food insecurity is more important than ever during this time of mass unemployment. We have increased our operations to two distributions per month. If you wish to volunteer, it is imperative that you sign up for a shift instead of just showing up as we did in the past. Please contact Vivian H. to do so (or leave a message with your contact info at the church office).
Anna Marie Wilson is turning 90! Send her a Happy Birthday card at 11 N. Ambler Road; Somers Point NJ 08244.
Long-time members of St. Thomas’, Annette Baker, Alice & Daniel Kapr, little Tyler Nguyan (who hasn’t been a member quite as long, only having been born in 2018!) and the newest baby, Grace, are moving to Pennsylvania this weekend for Quan’s (Alice’s husband’s) new job at the end of this month. Please send them a housewarming note at their new address: 132 Iron Bark Court; Collegeville PA 19426.
If you’re wondering whether the Parish Cookbook is still happening, it is! Keep sending in your recipes! We want to see them! Send in as many as you like, there is no limit. Email them to Sarah T. or mail them to the church office and we will get them!
The St. Thomas’ summer picnic has been canceled (as well as most on-campus events this summer). Thank you to Barbara and Terry for their faithful organization of this annual family favorite!
I want to thank everyone at church for all of their prayers over the past 6 months for my Granddaughter Rylie. She had a telemedicine visit with her concussions specialist on Thursday and he is very pleased with her progress over the past 2 weeks. When she first started seeing him in November she was a 4 on the scale that he uses to judge how severe the concussions is she now is at 39. The top of the scale is 40 so you can see how well she is doing . God bless everyone I can’t thank you enough for your prayers. From June E.
The Diocese of NJ is offering a Diocesan Baccalaureate for graduates from 8th grade, high schools, and colleges. If you know any graduates who should be honored in this way, please direct them to http://bit.ly/DNJGraduates
The Diocese of NJ First Responders/Healthcare Affinity group is starting a fellowship for frontline responders (police officers, ambulance/fire squad, and hospital workers). It begins on June 2 (8-9:15PM). Check out their facebook group.
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: Numbers 11:24-30, Acts 2:1-21, John 20:19-23, Psalm 104:25-35, 37
Lectionary readings for next week: Genesis 1:1-2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20, Psalm 8
Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Dot, Tina, Don, Brad, Joann, Chester, Ruth, Chuck, Sarah, Jim, Medical Personnel threatened, sickened, and dying from their service to patients with Covid-19, Carol, Bob, Armand, Roy, Joe, Dee, Mike, KOH volunteers and those they serve, Bryan, Bill, Tracy, Sandy, Catherine, Michelle, Kris, Owen Family, Tom, Gwendolyn, Simkins Family, Family of Dorothy Johnson, Tracy, Karen, Dave, Darrell, Janet, Jade, Jimmy, Andrea, Chris
St. Thomas’ celebrated graduations! Scott C. graduated from seminary last week; a family friend organized a socially-distant drive-by celebratory parade. Congratulations, Scott!
Saturdays, 4:30pm: Adult Formation
Saturdays, 5:30pm: Evening Prayer
Sundays, 8am: Morning Prayer (recorded)
Sundays, 9am: Sunday School
Sunday School for children
Sundays, 10am: Adult Formation
Sunday School for adults
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: