Parish Email for Friday, 5 August 2022

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The CDC COVID-19 Community Level is HIGH. This means masks are required at any indoor gatherings at St. Thomas’, including gatherings for worship.


Come to church for a sermon series on the Holy Spirit every Sunday (except one!) from 31 July through 4 August.

“In the Garden….”

The St. Thomas’ Garden Ministry will be meeting on Wednesday evenings, at 7:00pm, by the Meditation Garden, to enjoy fellowship and prayer as we work to maintain our beautiful campus!  Everyone of all abilities, ages, experience levels, are welcome!  Water will be provided for drinking and for the plants!  Contact Donna F, or 856-725-6869 if you have questions.

“And He walks with me and He talks with me, and he tells me I am his own, and the joy we share as we tarry there, none other, has ever, known.”

This week, the Garden Ministry brightened up the benches in the Meditation Garden!

The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church took place in Baltimore this month. You can read the summary of actions taken here.  Resolutions may be examined in greater detail by going through the General Convention website.

Our annual Church Picnic is scheduled for 20 August from 12 noon to 6pm at Camp Sun-n-Fun!  Eucharist is scheduled for 3pm at the picnic.

Provide relief and help communities recover from flooding and fires

Deadly flooding and fires in southern and western parts of the US are displacing thousands and creating a financial burden on the most vulnerable. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with church and local partners to provide help where it’s needed the most. Your swift response and compassionate gift to the Episcopal Relief & Development Disaster Fund will provide supplies to help communities in Kentucky, Virginia, Missouri, California and other places make a full and sustained recovery. Visit to make a contribution today.

June pledge: $15,020.33
June given:   $13,391.00                  89.15%
YTD pledge.$100,384.31
YTD given.    $98,463.00                  98.09%

Blessings for Birthdays & Anniversaries are offered the first Sunday of each month. Come to church this Sunday to receive a birthday blessing!

August Birthdays

2       Barbara C.
3       Harold L.
9       Bill W.
9       Brenda M.
14      Carol R.
17      Glenn D.
23      Barbara K.
23      Baylor L.
24      Wanda R.
25      Noah G.
28      Kristin D.
29      Mike K.

August Anniversaries

1       Wayne R. & Lenore L.
4       Jonathan W. & Dani A.
15      Robert C. & Barbara E.-C.
25      Tal K. & Donna F.

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: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20, Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, Luke 12:32-40

Lectionary readings for next week:  Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18, Hebrews 11:29-12:2, Luke 12:49-56

Please continue in your daily prayers for:  Dennis, Marge, Joann, Jennifer, Lou, Mary Esther, Kass, Katie, Shannon, Brandon, Vivian, Suzy, Kelsey, Margaret, Kim, Jacqueline, the Schofield family, Logan, Chris, Cheryll, John, Sandy, Don, Aldin, Jackie, Carl, Butch, Sarah, Linda, Jim, Jim, Carin, Judy, Stacey, Ginger, Stephen, Tracy, Ronald, Lee, Ruth

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The church calendar can be seen at for a list of upcoming events. Please help us keep it current (and avoid hurt feelings) by sending updates to the church office (

Are you serving in liturgy? Check the rota!

Prayer requests can be sent to

Watch our livestream here Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 10:30am!

Full-text of the liturgy is available at


Summer at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist Outdoors and Streaming online: Sundays, 10:30am
  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave and Streaming online: Saturdays, 5:30pm



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