Parish Email for Friday, 9 June 2023

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The Burial Eucharist for Barbara Jorden will take place at St. Thomas’ on Saturday, 10 June at 2:30pm.  A viewing will be held beforehand from 1:30-2:30 in the Nave.  Repass to follow in the Parish Hall.

The Burial Eucharist for Esther DeEugenio will take place at St. Thomas’ on Monday, 12 June at 1:30pm.  A viewing will be held beforehand from 10AM to 12:30PM at Mathis Funeral Home:  43 Delsea Drive N. in Glassboro.


Kitchen of Hope is tomorrow, Saturday, 10 June.  Contact Vivian H. (856-366-8461) if you’d like to help!

The last day of Sunday School/Children’s Chapel will be 11 June. Following the 10:30 service they will be attending  “Fun City” in Turnersville.  Contact Barb K for details.

Diocesan Pride Celebration Sunday is 11 June at 4pm at St. George’s Rumson, 7 Lincoln Ave, Rumson, NJ 07760.  Homily by The Rev. Micah Cronin.  This year’s theme will be “Celebrating ALL of God’s Beloved Children”. As you may know, there has been an increase in hostility and even legislation against the LGBTQIA+ communities, especially members of the trans communities. We must not fail to stand with and protect all of God’s children, those in the church and those not in the church, who face discrimination for who they are and who they love. We’d love to see you wear the colors of the rainbow to help us celebrate. Also, bring your parish banner if you’d like to carry them in procession.

Bishop Stokes Retirement Gala was livestreamed and you can watch it here.  When Bishop Chip was ordained as our Bishop, one of the promises he made was to “boldly proclaim and interpret the Gospel of Christ, enlightening the minds and stirring up the conscience” of the people of the Diocese of New Jersey. He certainly accomplished this goal in many ways throughout his episcopate, especially in the founding of Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of New Jersey (ECS-NJ).

ECS-NJ is an expression of Bishop Chip’s vision of a united diocese tackling immediate, community-identified human needs while relentlessly working against both social and racial injustice. Through education, advocacy, fundraising, grantmaking, and prayer, we strive for Gospel justice together as a Diocese.

In honor of the ministries of both Bishop and Susan Stokes, ECS-NJ will use the proceeds of the May 21 gala to establish The Stokes Endowment Fund to ensure the strength, viability, and sustainability of ECS-NJ.  If you would like to contribute to the work of ECS-NJ, you can do so here.

Lectionary readings for this week:   Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13,18-26, Psalm 33:1-12

Lectionary readings for next week:   Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7), Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35-10:23, Psalm 116:1, 10-17

Please continue in your daily prayers for:  Dennis, Marge, Joann, Lou, Jennifer, Cameron, Jane, Richard, Sue, Becky, Bob, Andrea, Heather, Antoinette, Tal, Barbara, Brenda, Neil, Tammy, Walter, Andy, Ruth, Cyril, Jim, Bob, Jimmy, Linda, César, Joan, Ronnie, Sandy, Pam, Jess


Father Todd will be on sabbatical June and July (returning in August). In case of a pastoral emergency, please contact Deacon John.


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Spring at St. Thomas’

  • Holy Eucharist (Nave – now with music!): 1st Saturdays of the month, 5:30pm
  • Evening Prayer: 2nd through 5th Saturdays of the month, 5:30pm
  • Holy Eucharist in the Nave – Rite I (Nave):  Sundays, 8am
  • Children’s Sunday School (Parish Hall):  Sundays, 9am
  • Coffee Hour (Parish Hall): Sundays, 10am
  • Holy Eucharist (Parish Hall): Sundays, 10:30am



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