Cana Hartman, Kelly Tompkins, and Kristin Sausville are planning “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. This is open to the public so all are welcome and we hope to see a lot of you there!
This event takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. Thomas’s Parish. Please RSVP to Kristin Sausville at email@example.com.
Sue Houghton is going to do some spring cleaning at the St. Thomas’s cemetery on Delaware Avenue tomorrow (Thursday, April 11, 2019) morning from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. If you are available and want to help out, bring some gardening tools and meet Sue there. She expects there are weeds to pull and bushes to trim.
Please join us for Holy Week services as we walk through Holy Week and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.
Palm Sunday, April 14th, with Holy Eucharist at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. services. The Liturgy of the Palms and distribution of palms will take place at both services.
Maundy Thursday, April 18th, for a Parish Supper & Holy Eucharist with foot washing, stripping of the altar, and watch beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Good Friday, April 19th, with Good Friday Liturgy at 12:00 Noon and the Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 20th, with Reconciliation (Confession) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and the Great Vigil of Easter at 7:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church at the corner of Old Newark and Chestnut Hill Roads.
Sunday of the Resurrection, April 21st, with Holy Eucharist 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. services with a special coffee hour & and Easter egg hunt!
Please see our Easter 2019 flyer about the egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 21. Feel free to print, copy and/or pass our flyer along to others in our community.
The Easter egg hunt and special goodies will be available after the 10:30 a.m. service on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. This event will be hosted by St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministry.
Everyone is welcome to attend!!
Student clients of Blue Hen Bounty food pantry have asked for more mac & cheese and canned chicken. Please consider including some in your next grocery trip.
Donations should be placed in the plastic bin in the Great Hall. Thanks for your support.
Fr. Howie is planning to squeeze a 5K race in between services on Sun., April 7, 2019 in an event to raise funds for a good cause, and to hopefully bring awareness that St. Thomas’s is on the map. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. and the route goes down Orchard Ave which runs along the west side of the Grove. If you want to join him, here is the link for the race sign-up as well as a link to donate directly to this cause. runsignup.com/Race/DE/Newark/CrushyourRun5K
If you are not up to running or walking the event, come join us along Orchard Ave at the west end of the Grove to cheer him on and to raise awareness to the community that we are here and are a lively church. Wear your St. Thomas’s shirts / sweatshirts if you have them or make a sign if you feel like it.
See below for a map of the race route and where the cheering section should meet.
Placers is proud to present the Orange Crush Your Run 5K! Come run through the streets of Newark with us.
Upon completion of your race, Orange Crushes will be waiting for our 21 plus runners back at the famous Deer Park Tavern!
This is a run/walk so come out regardless if this is your first 5K or if you’re a veteran!
Proceeds from this event will be going to Preston’s March for Energy.
Preston’s March for Energy was created with one goal in mind. With the overwhelming need for adaptive recreational equipment for children with disabilities and the concern for childhood obesity, Preston’s March For Energy’s mission is to provide adaptive bikes to children with special needs.
Our Goal is to have 20 bikes given away to 20 kids on a waiting list to receive a bike and have them join us in the race!
For more information about Preston’s March, see the website.
Join us! It warms our hearts every time a child is given a bike designed just for them! We want to share in spreading that joy with as many people as possible!
Post Race Party at Deer Park Tavern from 9:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.
Each participant will get two drink tickets for Orange Crushes.
*no shirts or chip time provided for 1 mile fun run/walk.
**Parking Notification: There is no parking in the Deer Park parking lot for the event.
We highly recommend using the paid parking garage across the street from the Deer Park or a paid City of Newark Municipal lot.
The Interactive Stations of the Cross are a way to meditate on Christ’s journey from Pilate to the Tomb: one literally washes one’s hands as Pilate did. You make a cross and carry it with you. You stop where he stumbled and think on things that make you stumble. Where Jesus met his mother,you remember things that are on your heart. You pray for folks who are ill at another stop. You make an image of the cross where Veronica legendarily wiped Jesus’ face and where he left his image on her cloth. You mourn with the women of Jerusalem and stop to mark hurting places in the world. You drink vinegar and drive nails. You experience the torn curtain of the Temple. You imagine how it would feel to have your dead son laid in your arms. You smell spices at the Tomb. And, there is a Fifteenth Station that shows the promise of the Resurrection.
Available daily during office hours (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and any time the building is open. Call 302-368-4644 for group visits or to arrange for a guided tour or merely to arrange to have someone else present while you experience the Stations.