Hello faith family! I hope this finds you well. Sunday, September 20, 2020 is the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. On Sunday, connect to our worship service at St. Thomas’s YouTube channel – this is the same link each week. Please subscribe and ring the notification bell (twice) so you never miss a service. Here are Sunday’s service program and the service program in large print. There are paper copies available to be mailed. If you would like one, please let me know.
We will be streaming LIVE from St. Thomas’s at 9 a.m. Yesterday, I emailed an invitation to in-person worship, for this Sunday with a link to a sign-up genius. Here is the FAQ about the precautions and procedures for worshiping in-person safely. Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about this option. Each service will continue to be streamed and I suspect many of us will still be participating from home. Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit: Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.
This week we are recognizing Sea Sunday. Here is a link to a beautiful seafarers video, showing the sacrifice these seafarers make as they play a vital role in the fight against COVID-19. They’re not just keeping our supermarket shelves stocked through the crisis, but they’re also transporting PPE and vital medical equipment to keep the world safe. Please keep these brave men and women in your prayers this week.
Along those lines, beginning next week, you will see our prayer list in the Sunday leaflet.
In this strange time, the church is aware that some of its members are struggling to make ends meet. If you are in this situation, please let the clergy know of your needs, pray for the church, and feel no guilt about your giving. But if you are able to give, options for giving include mailing a check to your church or online giving. See our Giving page.
See past sermons or bulletins on our Recent Sermons page.
I look forward to worshiping together on Sunday!
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644