This week we will begin a new Bible Study on the book of Ruth. For 4-5 weeks we will explore this beautiful story together. We will meet on Wednesday nights at 7pm on Zoom. Please join us!
Graduating High School Seniors will be recognized by St. Thomas’ on 16 May at the 10.30am service. Please plan to attend! Additionally, the Diocese of NJ is recognizing seniors with a Diocesan Baccalaureate at 3pm on 23 May. Join us online!
Looking for a way to help the community and the Sunday School? Join us on May 16 (rain date May 23) , to help clean up Gloucester County and raise money for the Sunday School. Clean up includes picking up trash, trimming weeds, etc. Exact location unknown at this time. If interested in helping, we will leave the church at 12:00 pm. Any question see Barbara K.
The Burial Eucharist for Tina Lawton will be held on the Rectory lawn at St. Thomas’ on the Day of Pentecost, 23 May, at 6pm. Just like Sunday mornings, please wear a mask and bring a chair.
Kitchen of Hope distributed food this weekend, the St. Thomas’ chapter of Family Promise / IHN is feeding homeless families this week, and the American Red Cross collected blood at St. Thomas’ this week (18 units collected will help up to 54 patients!). Thank you to everyone who gives of themselves, their resources, even blood, sweat, and tears, to serve our communities in these important ministries!
Congratulations to Connor Crafton-Tempel, a graduating Rowan senior, who is one of four people being awarded their major’s highest service award, the Distinguished Service Award! We too appreciate and honor Connor for all they do to serve others!
The Diocese of New Jersey has a crack team available to help you get an immediate appointment for vaccination against Covid-19. Use this form to get signed up for an appointment right away. The sooner our community reaches a critical mass of vaccinations, the sooner our state and our Diocese will relax the pandemic protocols. We can do our part by each getting vaccinated as soon as possible!
The CDC has provided guidance for those who have received the Covid-19 vaccine. Some protocols are relaxed among “fully-vaccinated” persons in private settings. For as long as not everyone has access to the vaccine, we will as a parish observe the protocols that keep everyone – including the unvaccinated – safe. This is a matter of justice: we do this in order to be in solidarity with all God’s children.
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Lectionary readings for this week: Acts 10:44-48, 1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17, Psalm 98
Lectionary readings for next week: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19, Psalm 1
Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Andrea, Bob, Jimmie, Bill, Kass, Sandy, Floss, Butch, Mary-Esther, Patty, Dean, David, Lois, Michael, Bianca, Kayla, Evelyn, Jackie
Saturdays, 6pm: Holy Eucharist
in the Nave: limited to 12 pews of up to two people each
Sundays, 9am: Sunday School
online: for children
Sundays, 10.30am: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine
Sundays, 6pm: Youth Group
online: for teens
Mondays, 4pm: Centering Prayer online
Tuesdays, 6.30pm: Small Group Bible Study online
Wednesday, 5.30pm: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine
Wednesdays, 7.00pm: Bible Study: Ruth online
Daily on Weekdays: Morning Prayer
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