Grungy Sunday is planned for this Sunday, 6 December from 11.30-2pm (or when we’re done). Bring a sandwich and a rake (or leaf-blower!): water and snacks provided! Together we will rake up all the leaves at St. Thomas’ and prepare our beautiful campus for the winter months.
After working hard clearing leaves, relax at home with a cup of something warm and festive, participating in Lessons & Carols online Sunday, 6 December, at 7pm. Join by pointing your web browser to https://bit.ly/DNJCarols.
St. Thomas’ will not be offering Lessons & Carols in person this year (originally scheduled for 12 December). Instead we will enjoy the hospitality and gifts of our Diocese!)
St. Thomas’ hosted Family Promise this past week. Thank you to our organizers and all providers of meals!
Game Night for youth was held last week due to a wedding this weekend. Youth Group is taking the night off tonight!
Instead of youth group, everyone is invited to join Lessons & Carols online with the Diocese of New Jersey on Sunday night, 6 December, at 7pm. Click here to watch: https://bit.ly/DNJCarols
The Children’s Ministry will host our 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Decorating event on Sunday, December 13 at 12:30pm in the Parish Hall. All of the pandemic protocols will be followed and you will need to RSVP by contacting Barbara K. or Gretchen O. by December 6.
A children’s Christmas Pageant with carols will be recorded via Zoom and shared with the congregation on Christmas Eve. If your children would like to participate, please contact Dan O. right away to be included in the script!
The next day set aside for baptisms is 10 January: the Sunday after Epiphany and the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you or someone you know is interested in baptism at that date, please speak with Fr. Todd right away.
Whether indoors or out, St. Thomas’ is taking steps to express our love for one another with safety precautions to prevent the spread of Covid. But no precautions are perfect. If you are especially vulnerable, around someone who is vulnerable, or just feel worried, you will not be judged for staying home this week or any week. Listening to those concerns and acting prudently is exactly what you are called to do in this season. If gathering in person is not the right thing for you, join us for worship online instead!
Bishop Stokes is releasing weekly recorded versions of his sermons. New sermons are usually released Saturday evenings on Youtube. Tune in to hear a great preacher who is in touch with the pulse of our life together as the Diocese of New Jersey.
Every day you can join St. Thomas’ as we observe Morning Prayer together. You can listen in on the St. Thomas’ website Monday through Saturday, and join us live on Zoom on Sundays, with a sermon, at 8am.
St. Thomas’ offers weekly Sunday School for children online Sundays at 9am. Youth Group is offered for teens on Sunday evenings at 6pm (except this Sunday, 6 December): contact Daniel O. (or leave a message at the church office) for connection details for teens.
Join us online for Centering Prayer on Mondays at 4pm.
Coffee Hour will be online Tuesday at noon.
Join the Diocese of New Jersey and Episcopal Community Services at an online Summit on Building and Equipping the Beloved Community on Saturday, 12 December, from 10-11.30am. Register at bit.ly/ECSSumit.
Rowan University and some Glassboro businesses are teaming up to provide food assistance to residents of Glassboro this season! You can pick up meals or they will deliver to Glassboro street addresses. For more information, and to sign up each Monday, go to: https://www.glassboro.org/holiday-food-share
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: Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
Lectionary readings for next week: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, John 1:6-8,19-28, Psalm 126, or Canticle 15
Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Sandy, Kass, Dan, Kelly, Carlene, Andrea, Joan, Jimmy, Lou, Marie, Helen, Bob, Bryan, Dot, Tracey, Julie, Bob, Kathy, Bob, Kathryn, Christopher, Rachel, Jim, Jimmie, Scott, Stephanie, Asa, John, Rob
|December Birthdays||December Anniversaries|
|1 Zy’Aireis B.||1 Theresa & Peter V.|
|7 Harry L.||2 Jerry & Eric C.|
|7 Gretchen O.||19 Elaine & Harold L.|
|8 Esther D.||27 Kathy & Ken C.|
|8 Kane W.|
|11 Cora S.|
|13 Talby K.|
|14 Catherine C.|
|14 Glenn G.|
|14 Daniel H.|
|16 Joseph D.|
|17 Nancy M.|
|22 Ruth G.|
|25 Vivian H.|
|26 Terrence C.|
|29 Carl K.|
|30 Leslie M.|
|31 Esther L.|
Saturdays, 6pm: Holy Eucharist
in the Nave: limited to 12 pews of up to two people each
Sundays, 8am: Holy Eucharist
in the Parish Hall and online
Sundays, 9am: Sunday School
online: for children
Sundays, 10.30am: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine
Sundays, 6pm: Youth Group
online: for teens
not meeting 6 Dec
Mondays, 4pm: Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, Noon: Coffee Hour
Wednesday, 5.30pm: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine
Wednesdays, 7.00pm: Bible Study with the Bishop
Daily on Weekdays: Morning Prayer
Emergency Pastoral Care:
Call this number if you have a pastoral emergency, such as an alert about an ailing parishioner, a hospital stay, a death in the family, or to request last rites. Leave a message and with a phone number for your call to be returned.