Parish Email for Friday, 4 February 2022


Join us this Sunday as we kick off Black History Month with a special service of music and reflections.

This weekend we will commission our Vestry and Wardens, and celebrate Birthdays and Anniversaries for February! Join us Saturday at 5.30pm or Sunday at 10.30am, in-person or online.

Congratulations and thank you to our leaders elected by St. Thomas’ for 2022:
Elected to Vestry are Donna Freidel, Jim Gibbs, Carl Kinsley, and Sarah Ternay.
Elected Junior Warden is Wayne Rowbotham.
Elected as delegates to Diocesan Convention are Becky Foster, Donna Freidel, Bobby Kramer.
Elected as delegates to Woodbury Convocation are, Cole Banning, Eric Cephas, Becky Foster, Gretchen Owen, Rachael Owen, and Stephanie Wolfgang.


Our Sunday night Bible Study continues on 6 February with our series on Women in the Bible. Join us online at 7pm on Sunday nights through the season of Epiphany for a look at key women in the Bible, their stories, their challenges and their roles in leadership, faith, and evangelism. Topics will include, Mothers and Daughters, Mothers and Sons, Women Leaders in Challenging Times, Women of Faith, Women Rivals, and more.


Thank you to everyone who attended, in-person or online, our Annual Meeting last Sunday. You can see the Annual Report and see the minutes.


Join us on Saturday, February 12, for our diocesan Discipleship Conference! This one-day conference on Zoom will highlight a variety of topics that can help equip us and others for lifelong ministry as disciples of Jesus Christ. All are welcome—clergy, lay leaders, and all disciples! More info and registration:

Daily Covid Cases can be found for Gloucester County here.

Lectionary readings for this week:  Isaiah 6:1-8 [9-13], 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11, Psalm 138

Lectionary readings for next week:  Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26, Psalm 1

Please continue in your daily prayers for:  Dennis, Marge, Joann, Lou, Jennifer, Marilyn, Mary Esther, Ginny, Lenore, Lois, Erik, Anna, Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX, Chris, Noah, Lily, Laura, Stephanie, Deborah, John, Janis, Joe, Josh, Kate, Chuck

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Are you serving in liturgy? Check the rota!

Watch us live on Twitch Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 10:30am!

Full-text of the liturgy is available at


Winter 2022 at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist in the Parish Hall and Streaming online: Sundays, 10:30am
  • Bible Study on Women in the Bible Online:  Sundays, 7pm
  • Centering Prayer Online: Mondays, 4pm
  • Holy Eucharist at the Lychgate: Wednesdays, 5.30pm
  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave and Streaming online: Saturdays, 5:30pm


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