CREW meeting on February 16, 2020

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St. Thomas’s youth group, CREW,  will meet February 16, 2020, after the 10:30 a.m. service.  We will be joined tomorrow by Father Howie and other members of the Worship Ministry. They will tell us all about the ministry and ways we can serve.

Upcoming Events:

  • On February 25, 2020, we will have our usual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Thomas’s. During the evening, we’ll also have other fun activities and lots of beads to add to the party atmosphere of Mardi Gras!
  • Our next meeting after tomorrow will be March 8, 2020. Please let me or Kelly know if you are able to provide lunch that day.

Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries news for February 16, 2020

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On Sunday, February 16, 2020, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Undercroft at 9:30 am. Don’t forget to sign up for your turn: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday. We still have openings on 3/01, 3/08, 3/15, and 3/22.


The education and worship part of our children’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft. If you can, please join us and/or have your children join us as we hear and wonder about the Parable of the Sower in the PreK-K classroom and as we listen to a story about two angry brothers and explore the angry feelings that we cope with as well as ways of making peace together in grades 1-6.  

Looking ahead, you should save the date of February 25, 2020. We will have our usual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Thomas.  During the evening, we’ll also have other fun activities and lots of beads to add to the party atmosphere of Mardi Gras!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Children’s Ministries

Spring Clean up is Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

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Please join us on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to clean up the grounds at St. Thomas’s. We will provide details about the work to do and equipment needed closer to the date.  We typically rake or blow leaves, move branches, trim bushes, and pull weeds.  Plan to join us!

Carpenter’s Helper Newsletter for February 16, 2020

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Happy Friday!  Today is do a Grouch a Favor Day. Maybe they are our neighbor, a coworker, part of our family, or a stranger we meet at the store or on the street. Some people are always grouchy, and some people only become grouchy after a lot of stress is placed on them. We probably have all been grouchy at some point. No matter where a grouch is found today, the day is for doing them a favor, with the hope that it will cheer them up, and help their grouchiness subside.  Here are ideas on how to celebrate Do a Grouch a Favor Day.

Here is the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for February 16, 2020. We have many exciting events taking place this month.  Here are just a few, but to see all the happenings, you can visit our website, check FaceBook, or check out the posted events on the board next to the name tag station.

There are a few calendar reminders:

  • This Saturday, February 15, 2020 Devon Miller-Duggan will be the featured poet at this month’s Poets’ Corner, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary.
  • On Sunday, February 16, 2020 the new 6-week series by Fr Howie, An Absurdly Short History of Christianity, begins at 9 a.m. in the parlor.
  • The Vestry will be meeting this Sunday, February 16, 2020 and will be hosting Coffee Hour. This is the perfect time to let them know your questions and concerns!
  • Monday, February 17, 2020 is Ladies’ Night Out at the Courtyard at the Marriott at 6 p.m.
  • Shrove Tuesday pancake feast will be on February 25, 2020 from 5:30-7 p.m.  ALL Are Welcome to this dinner- bring a friend or 5!  FREE for college students!
  • Ash Wednesday is February 26, 2020.  There will be services at 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m.
  • Our annual meeting will be on March 15, 2020 following the 10:30 a.m. service.  If you are interested in helping in any way (set-up, serving, clean-up, etc.), please, please reach out to Cana (does anyone want to craft and decorate with me?), Kelly, or Rejane (this lunch takes a LOT of cooperation in the kitchen).  This is such a special time when our whole faith family comes together to share a meal, reflect on the year, and elect a new Vestry class to carry us into the next year.

See recent Newsletters, Sermons, or Announcements. It’s fun to look back and see what was going on in years past.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator

Worship Bulletins for February 16, 2020

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I have not heard any feedback on the emailed leaflets and I’d love to hear your thoughts.  The leaflets are still available on Sunday, as usual.  

Here is the 10:30 a.m. leaflet and here is the 8:00 a.m. leaflet.

You can preview what will be upcoming this Sunday, and share the Good News with others.  Please feel free to forward this email!  Also, if you need a paper copy to share in advance of a Sunday service, please just let me know.  Typically they are printed no later than Wednesday afternoon.

Reminders for this weekend:

  • Poets Corner will begin the 2020 season on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 4 p.m., featuring Devon Miller-Duggan.  This event is open to the public; bring a friend!
  • a new 6-week series will begin this Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the parlor: An Absurdly Short History of Christianity

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Adrminustrator

Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

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St. Thomas’s Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is coming! On Shrove Tuesday, February 25, 2020, we start serving at 5:30 p.m. Come anytime until 7:00 p.m. to eat. Cost is $6 per adult, $3 per kid age 3-8, and $20 per family. UD students are FREE.

We need help!

  • At least one other pancake cooker
  • Table tenders – clearing and setting up tables, making sure there’s butter and syrup
  • Drink tenders – make sure there’s plenty to drink
  • Dish washers and put away-ers
  • Money takers
  • Pancake and sausage servers and runners
  • Set up and decorating
  • Clean up

Let me know how you can help make this FUN raiser successful We look forward to seeing you

Sally Price

Carpenter’s Helper news for the week of February 9, 2020

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Happy February!  Today is wear red day. Taking place during American Heart Month, National Wear Red Day® encourages people to wear red to raise awareness about women’s heart health and cardiovascular disease in general, and to help make people aware that heart disease is the number one killer of women. The ultimate goal of the day is to help save lives.

Please see this week’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter. We have many exciting events taking place this month.  Here are just a few, but to see all the happenings, you can visit our website, check FaceBook, or check out the posted events on the board next to the name tag station.

  • This Sunday Novel Theology will meet at 9:15 a.m. in the classroom to discuss A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans.  Reading this novel is a treat, but it is not a requirement to participate in the discussion; the book only kick-starts the conversation.
  • This Sunday following the 10:30 a.m. service, we will have a Fun Coffee Hour Event: Prayer Beads, touching holiness.  Stick around after the service to hear about different ways to use beads to aid in meaningful prayer, and then have some Fun creating your own prayer beads!  This is an ALL AGES event; invite your friends and neighbors!
  • Next Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 4 p.m., come and enjoy a poetry reading by the always engaging and enchanting Devon Miller-Duggan.  This is another event that would be perfect to invite a guest or three to.  It is co-hosted by the UD English department.  Let’s bring a good…no an awesome turn out for Devon!
  • Next Sunday kicks off another 6-week series at 9 a.m. in the parlor: An Absurdly Short History of Christianity.  Each week can be enjoyed as a stand alone, so no pressure to attend all 6; come when you are able to one or to all.
  • Monday, February 17, 2020 is the next Ladies’ Night Out at 6 p.m. at the Courtyard at the Marriott.
  • Looking ahead to Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020, there will be services at 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m.  More details to follow.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator

Children’s Ministries news for February 9, 2020

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Hello Everyone,

On February 9, 2020, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Undercroft at 9:30 a.m. Thanks to the Sausville family for hosting!  Don’t forget to sign up for your turn at   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday
We still have openings on 2/16, 3/01/3/15 and 3/22.)

The education and worship part of our children’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft. If you can, please join us and/or have your children join us as we hear and wonder about the Parable of the Good Samaritan in the PreK-K classroom and as we  wonder about how we can change the world by being salt and light to those around us in grades 1-6.  

Tomorrow after the 10:30 a.m. service, there will be a prayer bead workshop!  All ages are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

Looking ahead, you should save the date of February 25, 2020. We will have our usual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at St. Thomas’s.  During the evening, we’ll also have other fun activities and lots of beads to add to the party atmosphere of Mardi Gras!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Blessings,
Belinda, Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries news for February 2, 2020

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Tomorrow, February 2, 2020, Candlemas, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Undercroft at 9:30 a.m.  Don’t forget to sign up for your turn: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday.

The education and worship part of our children’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft. If you can, please join us and/or have your children join us as we hear and wonder about the parable of the mustard seed in the PreK-K classroom and as we  hear the story of the Presentation of Jesus at the temple, explore the idea of Jesus as the light of the world, and honor the Christ within ourselves and each other in grades 1-6.  

I encourage everyone to attend Candlemas service tomorrow!

Looking ahead, you should save the date of February 25, 2020. We will have our usual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at St. Thomas’s.  During the evening, we’ll also have other fun activities and lots of beads to add to the party atmosphere of Mardi Gras!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Blessings,
Belinda, Children’s Ministries