Annual Parish Pentecost Picnic

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Dear St. Thomas Community,

Our annual Pentecost Parish Picnic will take place on June 9 after the 10:30 service. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring friends. St. Thomas will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs a well as paper products and drinks. There will be games and activities for all ages, beginning with the largest prayer ring the Grove has ever seen to bless our meal. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help set up, clean up and help facilitate games. We also NEED YOU to bring a side dish or dessert to complete our celebration meal. (Donations will also be accepted toward the cost of the entrees and paper products.) Signup sheets to get an estimate of how many people are coming, who can help with setup and/or cleanup, and who is bringing what will be on the Great Hall door beginning on May 12 and will be available on SignUp Genius. You are welcome to use the sign up method that works best for you. You are also welcome to bring chairs or picnic blankets for your comfort and enjoyment. Thanks in advance for your help in creating another great fellowship opportunity for our St. Thomas family!! Please feel free to e-mail Belinda Young-Payne at  belmar43@aol.com or call me at 302-388-4017 with questions or to volunteer to help plan or facilitate the picnic.

If you choose to sign up electronically, please use this link: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-pentecost

Hope to see you soon!
Blessings,Belinda

Summer Children’s Worship: God’s Big Backyard

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Summer Children’s Worship for children 3 years and older will begin on June 9 and run through August 18 during the 10:30 a.m. service.  Children will meet the children’s worship leader in the Great Hall before the service and then walk downstairs or outside together, depending on the activity planned, at 10:30 a.m. The children will then rejoin their families during the Peace. Our theme this year is “God’s Big Backyard”: Where Kids Have a Blast Serving Jesus. Each week, in our very own “Big Backyard”, the children will hear a story or do an activity (art, drama, music, games, etc.) based on one of the many bible stories that illustrate how we can serve our families, our friends, our neighbors, our communities, and God.  This year, we will be asking for parents or other parishioners to be guest leaders. Keep an eye out for your chance to lead!

Annual Pentecost Picnic on June 9, 2019

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Our annual Pentecost Parish Picnic will take place on June 9 after the 10:30 a.m. service. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring friends. St. Thomas’s will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs a well as paper products and drinks. There will be games and activities for all ages.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help set up, clean up and help facilitate games. We also NEED YOU to bring a side dish or dessert to complete our celebration meal. (Donations will also be accepted toward the cost of the entrees and paper products.) Signup sheets to get an estimate of how many people are coming, who can help with setup and/or cleanup, and who is bringing what will be on the Great Hall door beginning on May 12.

You are welcome to bring chairs or picnic blankets for your comfort and enjoyment. Thanks in advance for your help in creating another great fellowship opportunity for our St. Thomas’s family!! Please feel free to e-mail Belinda at  belmar43@aol.com or call me at 302-832-8834 with questions or to volunteer to help plan or facilitate the picnic.

Ladies’ Night Out for the Summer

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Come out and share some relaxing summertime conversations with the ladies of St. Thomas’s. We gather at 6:00 p.m for dinner and conversation.
Once University of Delaware has it’s graduation, we will do our part to help support the businesses on Main Street Newark. As I will be traveling off and on during the summer, please help to remind each other of these dates. Have a blessed summer.
Sue Houghton

6:00 p.m. Start Time

Friday May 17th: Skip Jack (The Shoppes at Louviers)
Monday June 17th: Iron Hill (Main Street)
Wednesday July 17th: Taverna (Main Street)
Monday August 19th: Home Grown Cafe’ (Main Street)

Poets’ Corner Reading Series on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

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Poets’ Corner Reading Series presents Matthew Rinkevich with “Ashes in the Fire”: Brokenness in Anglo-American Poetry.

What happens when something breaks? Brokenness can be material, emotional, spiritual, and much more. During this reading, we consider this topic through the works of poets like John Donne, Theodore Roethke, and Claudia Rankine.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, 276 S. College Ave., Newark, DE

Matt Rinkevich is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on English Renaissance literature, material cultures studies, and medieval and Reformation-era theology.

Co-sponsored by St. Thomas’s Parish and the University of Delaware Department of English.

Join us for Are you smarter than a Sunday Schooler?

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Are you smarter than a Sunday school student? Join us for pizza, ice cream, and a chance to see what you remember from Sunday school alongside Father Howie. Adults can play, and kids can join our classroom panel to assist the adults with what they may have forgotten. Invite your friends of all ages to join us for this event which is sure to be filled with fun and laughter. This event takes place in the Great Hall at St. Thomas’s Parish. Please RSVP to Kristin Sausville at kristin.sausville@gmail.com. All are welcome.

First Sunday plate offering

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Don’t forget Sunday is the first Sunday in May and the plate offering (bills and coins) will be given to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.  This Fund helps those in need in our parish and our community.

Please give generously of your dollars and coins.  If you wish to write a check, please note Rector’s Discretionary Fund in the memo line.

Thanks for helping.



St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries Breakfast on April 28, 2019

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Hello St. Thomas Community.

Just a reminder that this Sunday, April 28 is Family Church Sunday at St. Thomas’s and it is also the day we will have our annual St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries Family Breakfast hosted by St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries. Everyone in the parish is invited, but especially children, youth and their families. See below (or the flyer attached ) for details and please RSVP if you can with how many are attending and what food items you are bringing, if any. You can RSVP by calling me at 302-388-4017 or emailing belmar43@aol.com or by going to SignUpGenius by copying and pasting the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-20191.

Thanks!! See you all soon!

Blessings,
Belinda

Annual Children’s Ministries Family Brunch

April 28 is also the day of our annual Family Brunch. On this day, families of children and youth and whoever else would like to join us, will gather in the Great Hall at 9:30 a.m. for a potluck brunch. Each family/person is asked to bring something to share (eggs, breakfast casseroles, meats, bagels, muffins, fruit, etc.) if you are able. Beverages will be provided. The children will then attend the 10:30 a.m. service with their parents.

Family Church Sunday

April 28 is a Family Church Sunday. There is no separate children’s worship time that morning. However, the nursery will be open for children ages birth to 3 years. Children will attend services with their families.

4th Sunday Choir

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This coming Sunday, April 28, is the 4th Sunday so I invite all who are interested to join the Choir at 9:30 a.m. in the church. A well-known anthem to the choir is scheduled. I will be away, but Brian-Paul Thomas will be at the console. Cheers! Marc Cheban