Parish Email for Friday, 6 May 2022

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Our livestream has a new location online!  You can view it Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 10:30am here!

All ladies are invited to attend a short ECW meeting on the lawn after the 10:30 service on May 15th.  Please bring a chair and any thoughts on what we’re ready to do after two years apart!

Check out this fantastic article, by Rowan University, about our own Kate A-W’s college journey here!

Curious about what the Episcopal Church says about abortion?

On 22 May 2022, the Sunday School will be holding a Community Clean Up Fund Raising Event with Gloucester County. Come out and not only help clean up our community, but also the Sunday School. We will be leaving the parish hall at 12:00 pm to head to our designated area to clean up.

Want to get involved in easy behind-the-scenes work for our worship services?  We are recruiting videographers to run our live streams each week.  It’s not as hard as it sounds and training is available.  Contact Father Todd or your service’s videographer for more information.

We want to hear from you! The Strengths and Interests Committee is conducting a survey so we can learn more about our parishioners – what are your strengths or talents?  What are your interests?  Your prompt participation is appreciated, however, please submit no later than June 5th.

  • The survey is streamlined and takes no more than 10 minutes to complete
  • Each family member should complete the survey individually
  • Easily completed on a computer, mobile phone, iPad
  • A summary of responses will be shared (anonymously) after survey completion
  • Survey Link:
  • You may scan the QR code below to access the survey
  • If you require a paper copy to complete the survey, please contact Jo-Ann T. at (856) 889-7855 or Devin D. at (856) 745-0291.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Rowan acapella groups Rowan Vocals and Profecy this past Sunday night.  We packed the house and look forward to doing it again!  Special thanks to Gretchen O. for organizing the reception afterwards!

The next feast day on which baptisms are especially appropriate is Pentecost, 5 June. Please talk to Father Todd right away if you are interested in baptism for yourself or your little one!

Pledge Report for April
March  pledge: $13,830.83
March given: $12,610.00                   91.17%
YTD pledge. $56,448.32
YTD given. $58,095.00                   102.92%

April Attendance
Saturdays:  13  17  47  17  13 (Total 107)
Sundays:  50  65  68  41  (Total 224)

Don’t miss out! Visit our Garden Expo and Plant Sale on May 7th at Scotland Run Park! Free Gardening Workshops. Get your gardening questions answered at the Q&A Booth. Free pH Tests-bring a soil sample-just a 1/4 cup will do! A large assortment of plants for sale including heirloom tomato varieties, native plants and pollinator friendly plants, both perennial and annual. Don’t forget Mom! Vendors on site with handcrafted items. Proceeds support Certified Gardener projects throughout Gloucester County-donation and demonstration gardens, Veterans Cemetery, Whitall House Gardens, Olde Stone House Gardens and more! For more information, call the Glo. Co. Certified Gardener Office at 856-224-8045.

Our COVID protocol is following the CDC guidelines for Gloucester County. Masks are not presently required, but always welcome. Please be sure to stay on top of your recommended vaccinations and masking 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:  
Acts 9:36-43, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30, Psalm 23

Lectionary readings for next week:  Acts 11:1-18, Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35, Psalm 148

Please continue in your daily prayers for:  Dennis, Marge, Joann, Jennifer, Lou, Mary Esther, Chuck, Andrea, Mike, Karen, Timmy, Katheryne, Marie, Joey, Ruth, Dot, Craig, Ethan, Erin, Jason, Michael, Catherine, Kimberly, Lois, Hope

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The Great 50 Days of Easter at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave and Streaming online: Sundays, 10:30am
  • Centering Prayer Online: Mondays, 4pm
  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave: Wednesdays, 5.30pm
  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave and Streaming online: Saturdays, 5:30pm



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