Parish Email for Friday, 9 October 2020



We welcome our guest presider this weekend, the Rev. Justin Lanier!

Wednesday night Eucharist is on hiatus until 28 October.

Saturday night services will be Evening Prayer for 17, 24 October. There will be no Adult Formation this coming Saturday.

The Woodbury Convocation Meeting on Thursday, 15 October, at 7pm is limited to delegates and clergy only due to the limitations of Zoom. Each participant should receive an email with connection information this week.

On Sunday, 25 October, children and their families will gather (at a safe distance and outdoors) to carve pumpkins at 12.30pm! Contact Barbara Korcuba or Gretchen Owen if you need more information or would like to participate in this activity.

The Funeral for Mary Tyers will be in the St. Thomas’ Memorial Garden a week from Saturday, 17 October, at 11am. (Mary died on 11 May.) In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.


From Rowan University concerning St. Thomas’ member Heather Lanier: Join us on Thursday, 22 October, at 6.30pm on Facebook LIVE for a book launch reading for Raising a Rare Girl, award-winning writer Heather Lanier’s memoir about raising a child with a rare syndrome, defying the tyranny of normal, and embracing parenthood as a spiritual practice that breaks us open in the best of ways. Published this summer by Penguin Press, Heather’s memoir is a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, People Magazine, and more.

From the Samaritan Center of Glassboro: Dear Christian Friends, Thank you very much for your generous support of our mission. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have registered over 70 additional families who need our monthly assistance. Your $296 donation helps enable us to sustain and increase our outreach. Please be safe and let us know if we can assist you. May God Continue to Bless You, Ingres H. Simpson, President, Board of Trustees

Help support St. Thomas’ on Oct. 14th and 15th with the Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends Fundraiser”. This year, NO shopping pass to buy! Shop Boscov’s in the store, or online, on Oct. 14th & 15th & everything is 20% off their sale prices. At checkout designate St. Thomas’ as the recipient, and St. Thomas’ receives 5% of the cost of your purchase! Thanks!

The Bishop George E. Councell Memorial Golf Tournament will take place this year on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Mercer Oaks Golf Club in West Windsor, New Jersey. It includes 18 Holes of Golf; Continental Breakfast, Box Lunch and Plated Dinner; Fabulous Prizes, Raffle, Silent Auction and what promises to be a day of Great Fellowship and Fun! The cost is $175 per person, which includes meals, green fees and cart. Read more.

Registration for the Soles for the Harvest 5K and Fun Run/Walk is now open. This year it will be a virtual run, at a time and on a course of your choosing between 1-7 November. Sign up online and choose “St. Thomas’ Church – Glassboro” as the recipient for your donation or fund-raising efforts: that way, 100% of your gift will go to Kitchen of Hope!

Announcements for the bulletin or parish email are due into the office by noon on Wednesday of each week. You can email them to or call the office at 856-881-9144. Announcements are subject to editing due to limited space.

Lectionary readings for this week: Exodus 32:1-14, Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23, Philippians 4:1-9, Matthew 22:1-14

Lectionary readings for next week: Exodus 33:12-23, Psalm 99, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Matthew 22:15-22

Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Joan, Lemmerman family, Livingstone, Lois, Jonnell, Handell, Jimmie, Rich, Sandy, Christopher, Lou, Marie, Colleen, Nancy, Stormy, Sally, Oscar, Kelly, Lillian


This Weekend Online and at St. Thomas’

Weekdays Online

Online events hosted by St. Thomas’ are accessed via Zoom: instructions here.


During this season of coronavirus infections, when attending events on campus at St. Thomas’, please demonstrate your love for your friends and neighbors by:

  1. Wearing a mask (covering both mouth and nose)
  2. Remaining six feet apart from anyone you don’t live with
  3. Refraining from touching, hugging and shaking hands – even during the Peace
  4. There will be no singing
  5. Service bulletins you have touched must be taken home
  6. After the service everyone must disperse with no lingering
  7. No sharing of common objects such as pens, paper, etc.


See a calendar of Saints of the Episcopal Church.
Which Saint will you remember today?


See the official St. Thomas’ calendar or a list of upcoming events.
Are you serving in liturgy? Check the rota!


Saturdays, 6.00pm: Evening Prayer With Sermon
in the Nave: limited to 9 households or 17 people

Sundays, 8am: Online Morning Prayer with Sermon

Sundays, 9am: Sunday School
online: for children & teens

Sundays, 10.30am: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine

Mondays, 4pm: Centering Prayer

Tuesdays, Noon: Coffee Hour

Wednesdays, 7.00pm: Bible Study with the Bishop

Daily on Weekdays: Morning Prayer
online: recorded



Office telephone:

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.


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