Blessings for Birthdays & Anniversaries will be offered this weekend.
This weekend our new Vestry and Wardens will be commissioned during each liturgy.
Thank you to those who are bringing meals for our Family Promise guests this week!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to a successful Annual Meeting last weekend! You can watch the recording of the meeting if you missed it and be sure to check out the St. Thomas’ 2020 Retrospective slideshow!
Ash Wednesday is soon: 17 February. We will have an outdoor service at noon at the Lychgate and an indoor service at 7pm in the Parish Hall. The imposition of ashes will not take place; instead we will notice the masks we wear when meeting in person are powerful reminders of our mortality.
A Lenten calendar will be available next week. You can look forward to Stations of the Cross and a virtual Pilgrimmage to the Holy Land in addition to our regular weekly offerings of Centering Prayer and Holy Eucharist on Wednesday evenings.
We continue to offer two outdoor Eucharists per week: Sunday at 10.30am and Wednesday at 5.30pm. These meet in rain or shine: please consider your clothing, your health, and the weather before joining us outdoors for 30 or 60 minutes. If the weather makes an outdoor service impossible at 10.30am, we may choose to move it into the Parish Hall and broadcast it on Zoom. We also offer two indoor Eucharists per week with very limited seating. Please reserve your seat on the church website.
Kitchen of Hope is distributing food next weekend: speak to Vivian Hanson if you would like to take part!
The state of New Jersey has open a “pre-registration portal” for residents to sign up to receive vaccination against Covid-19. Sign up at https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/
Numbered pledge envelopes have arrived! Pick yours up at an in-person liturgy or from the table in the lower level of the Parish Hall. If you are unable to pick them up, your number will stay the same: please write that number in the memo line of your check and you will receive full credit for each gift.
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: 1 Samuel 3:1-20, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, John 1:43-51, Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Lectionary readings for next week: 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9, Psalm 50:1-6
Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Sandy, Andrea, Bob, Jimmie, John, Lois, Kathy, Cheryl, Kyle, Dean, Keith, Peter, Lou, Marie, Marla, Helen, Erika, Gina, James, Nicholas, Jessica, Jimmy, April
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, unless below freezing
Sundays, 6pm: Youth Group
online: for teens
Mondays, 4pm: Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, Noon: Coffee Hour
Tuesdays, 6.30pm: Small Group Bible Study
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.