This week is the first Sunday of the month: join us live on Saturday night as we celebrate Birthdays and Anniversaries!
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 onlinen option: check it out!
There will be no adult formation offering this Sunday. But fear not! Jonathan Wilson will be back on Sunday, 12 July, at 10am to begin a four-week series on Light in the East: Exploring the Wide World of the First Christians. The Jesus movement has always called believers from diverse nations and cultures. Yet sometimes Americans imagine that the church’s diversity is the work of modern missionaries. Join us in a four-part historical series as we uncover the original “bigness” of our faith by exploring the surprisingly vast world of Jesus and his early followers.
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 July: the second and the fourth (11 July and 25 July). 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!
Rich D. reports that his mother-in-law, Lillian S., would appreciate a phone call from you! Everyone in her Methodist Homes community in Pitman is remaining in their own rooms to avoid spreading the virus around – such communities have been among the hardest hit. Lillian would love to hear from you during her confinement! Contact Rich or the church office for her phone number.
Barb J. is looking for her black quilt display rack. The last time it was used was in the Parish Hall for our Black History Month celebration on 23 February. Please let her know if you have seen it.
My name is Mitchell M. and I am a recent graduate of Rowan University. I wanted to reach out to thank you for the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with the Kitchen of Hope. Over the past three years, I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to work with your church community and the Glassboro community, to provide food for others. Thank you so very much for this experience, and for treating us students like family at your church.
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 Ternay at email@example.com or mail them to the church and we will get them!
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 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
Lectionary readings for next week: Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9,18-23
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, Andrea, Nancy, Tamara
|July Birthdays||July Anniversaries|
|1 Amy C.||12 James and Maiiya O.|
|1 Rachel H.||13 Richard V. and Colette D.|
|1 Florence H.|
|1 Anna Marie W.|
|3 Joan D.|
|6 June S.|
|8 Nathan S.|
|9 Devin D.|
|10 Handell H.|
|10 Daniel O.|
|13 Kristin W.|
|14 Tracy D.|
|14 Scott W.|
|14 Stephanie W.|
|15 Sadie E.|
|16 Nancy R.|
|16 Megan S.|
|19 John H.|
|20 James O.|
|22 Lily G.|
|23 Ethel D.|
|24 Debbie L.|
|24 Kass T.|
|25 Butch T.|
|30 Helene E.|
|30 Kimberly V.|
Jazz: Songs of Resilience and Strength
“Much of the power of our Freedom Movement in the United States has come from [jazz]. It has strengthened us with its sweet rhythms when courage began to fail. It has calmed us with its rich harmonies when spirits were down.” The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Watch this concert series from a parish in Seattle live on Youtube every Friday in July at 9:30pm (or view the recording the next day at your convenience!):
- 7/3: Marina Christopher Trio
- 7/10: LaVon Hardison Quartet
- 7/17: Nichole Walters Quartet
- 7/24: Stephanie Porter Quartet
- 7/31: Jeremy Bacon Quartet
July 3: MARINA CHRISTOPHER is a rising star in the Seattle jazz scene. Named as Earshot Jazz Magazine’s Emerging Artist of 2017, her style of jazz enthusiastically embraces the genre while blending in the music of R&B and pop. A native Seattleite, Marina grew up listening to her father playing jazz and boogie woogie on the piano. She began playing the electric bass at 11 and took up the upright bass at 12. Marina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Double Bass Performance from Central Washington University, where she studied with Jon Hamar. Marina is a founding member of the Mo Jam Mondays at the Nectar Lounge, has worked in the orchestra of Royal Caribbean cruise ships, is an established artist at SeaTac Airport, is a staple in the Seattle music scene headlining in many regional venues and has toured extensively. Do not miss the artist The Seattle Times declared one “you should get to know.”
Our thoughts and prayers inform our actions. “Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor” on Thu, July 9 from 12:30-2 p.m. is an online training event jointly hosted by The Episcopal Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to equip you. Both Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, plus advocacy leaders from both denominations, will be part of this time of exploring the nature of faith-based advocacy, the issues to which we can speak, and the ways we can make our voices heard. Ordained ministers, Lutherans, Episcopalians, and friends are welcome to the free webinar and will leave with tools and inspiration to make a difference.
Register here and receive instructions for joining this event put on by the Episcopal Public Policy Network on Thursday, July 9.
Spots are filling up fast! If the webinar is full, please watch with us live on the EPPN’s Facebook Page.
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 – not on 5 July
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: