Parish Email for Friday, 30 September 2022

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Bring your pet(s) Saturday, 1 October at 4PM, and join us for a brief liturgy at the Lych Gate as we honor the Feast of St. Francis by asking God’s blessing on those animals that are dear to us.

The younger set is invited to bring their “stuffies” (stuffed toys animals) to any of our services this weekend for a “Stuffy Sunday” blessing.

Join us for Adult Formation (9am Sunday) this week as we begin a three week series about Angels led by Bobby Kramer and Donna Freidel. Then stay for Coffee Hour at 10am!

The St. Thomas’ ECW is once again participating in Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” fundraiser.  For a $5.00 donation to St. Thomas’, you will receive a 25% off shopping pass to be used in most departments in-store only (not online), Wednesday, October 19th from 8 am til 11 pm.  Any funds raised by St. Thomas’ will be used to support our ECW’s mission projects for women and children.  Please see Linda K. or any ECW member to purchase your shopping pass.

The annual Pitman Glassboro CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, October 16th at 1PM at New St Park in Glassboro.  Money or non-perishable food (i.e. peanut butter or jelly) are accepted. Make checks payable to “CWS/CROP”.  Part of every donation will help Kitchen of Hope, Samaritan Center, Pitman Pantry, and the Shop at Rowan.  Stride along with Saint Thomas’ in Glassboro to raise money and awareness to help feed the hungry near and far!  Will you consider joining our team?  You can get more info here or by contacting Eric C.

Welcome Fall!  The St. Thomas’ ECW is most grateful for the generous support we had in the spring in the collection of toiletries given to Mothers Matter for moms in need.  This fall we are collecting women’s sanitary products (pads, tampons, etc.) to be given to the food pantry at Rowan University.  Costs of these items has skyrocketed, and we feel we can be of help to the young women of Rowan.  Please consider donating sanitary products or a monetary donation for this mission.  There are baskets in the church and the first floor of the Parish Hall for your donation or you can put a monetary donation in the collection plate in an envelope marked ECW-Sanitary Products.  Thank you!!

Our COVID protocol is following the CDC guidelines for Gloucester County. Masks are not presently 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.

If you would like to contribute to the work of Episcopal Relief & Development serving refugees from Ukraine, you can donate here.

Lectionary readings for this week:  Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10

Lectionary readings for next week:  Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, Psalm 66:1-11, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19

Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Lou, Jennifer, Mary Esther, Don, Jim, Tracy, Ronald, Lee, Ken, Cooper, Cameron, Ginny, Jeff, Barbara, Bill, Ashley, Ruth, Donnie, Chris, Stacey, Joe

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Fall at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave – Rite I:  Sundays, 8:00am
  • Special Adult Formation on Angels (location tbd):  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 in the Nave and Streaming online: Saturdays, 5:30pm



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