Parish Email for Friday, 4 November 2022

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See our own Bryan A-W this Sunday, 6 November at 3PM perform alongside other Rowan teachers for a Freewill Offering Benefit Concert.

Reminder:  Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday!  Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour!

Join us for Adult Formation this Sunday at 9AM as we continue our series on “The Book of Common Prayer – Beyond the Dirty Pages”. Then stay for Coffee Hour at 10am!

The 11th annual Soles for the Harvest 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run will be on 12, November 2022 and is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, Office of Jubilee Ministries.  Details about the event can be found here or by contacting Tal K.


November is a month to give thanks and throughout November, United Thank Offering (UTO) boxes and envelopes will be in the church and Parish Hall.  Each year, this collection from the congregation is presented to the Diocese of New Jersey through the ECW.

“UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for these blessings and make an offering.”

In 2022 the Diocese Executive Council awarded over a million dollars in grants with funds collected in 2021. Coins, cash, or checks written to St. Thomas’ with UTO on the memo line all will be gratefully received!  Thank you!

As Episcopalians, we belong not just to a congregation but a Diocese. There are many ways to serve God’s community on the Diocesan level, and several of those opportunities (“offices”) will be filled at our 2023 convocation. Now is the time to make nominations! See the letter, list of offices to be filled, and nomination form on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or online.

November Birthdays

2       Ethan D.
3       Barbara E.
7       Tirza V.
8       Linda K.
11      Stacey N.
15      Mary Jo H.
21      Bill D.
22      Carlene M.
23      Kenneth C.
30      Rich R.

November Anniversaries

11      Terrence & Barbara C.
14      Jeffrey & Ginny G.
27      Harry & Esther L.

October pledge: $15,020.33
October given:   $16,486.00                109.76%
YTD pledge. $142,937.30
YTD given.   $138,921.00                 97.19%

Help Wanted:  Andrea R. is looking for a volunteer(s) to assist in taking some of her leftover Churchtown inventory to Cowtown Flea Market in Woodstown.  She will cover all expenses and provide transportation.  You can also bring your own items to sell.  Cowtown is open Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Please contact Andrea at 856-904-2562 if interested.

Our COVID protocol is following the CDC guidelines for Gloucester County. The CDC COVID-19 Community Level is MEDIUM. This means masks are not 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.

Episcopal Relief & Development are currently seeking contributions for several causes including refugees from Ukraine and hurricane relief.

Lectionary readings for this week:  Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Psalm 149, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31

Lectionary readings for next week:  Isaiah 65:17-25, Canticle 9, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19

Please continue in your daily prayers for:  Dennis, Marge, Joann, Lou, Jennifer, Mary Esther, Don, Cameron, Ruth, Joe, Diana, Jean, Barbara, Kathy, Jane, Rose

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Full-text of the liturgy is available at


Fall at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave – Rite I (Nave):  Sundays, 8:00am
  • Adult Formation (Parish Hall):  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 (Nave and Streaming online – now with music!): Saturdays, 5:30pm



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