Pentecost Parish Picnic – May 15

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The Pentecost Parish Picnic will take place on May 15 after the 10:30 service. St. Thomas will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs a well as paper products and drinks. There will also 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 1. One more thing, 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 me at or call me at 302-832-8834 with questions or to volunteer to help plan or facilitate the picnic.



Belinda Young-Payne

The Rev. Ann Kathryne Urinoski’s Sermon For Easter 5

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“Everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Christ calls us to love and honor all people. It’s one of the foundational promises of our baptismal covenant and the subject of many a passage of scripture. 1 Corinthians 13 tells us that love is patient and kind and bears and believes all things. It’s a lovely passage. But you don’t have to worry about my preaching on it today.

See the Rev. Ann’s Easter 5 sermon in its entirety or view the video.

Pentecost – need readers

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Dear Members of the St Thomas family,

Pentecost is nigh (May 15), so we must plan for the annual reading at both services of Acts 2 (the second reading) in many languages, as many as possible in fact. (In the past, we have had Latin, Spanish, Russian, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, and Tagalog.) If you can read aloud and pronounce fairly correctly any foreign language, living or dead or even fictive (e.g., Klingon), I invite you to participate or to suggest or ask someone who might be able to add her or his voice to the throng. Please just let me know at this email address ( or call me at 302- 453-0564.

Larry Duggan

P.S. Many different translations of the Bible are readily available online at

Carpenter Helper – see this week’s news

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POT LUCK DINNER & SING-A-LONG – Join us for an evening of supper and songs. Jerry Schultz and friends will be leading us in Civil War era favorites, mostly by Stephen Foster (1826 – 1864). Lyrics will be provided. Bring your favorite dish to share and be ready to sing-a-long or just enjoy the music and the good company. Saturday, April 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. For more information contact Jerry Schultz at

Cami Seward
St. Thomas’s Parish
276 South College Ave.
Newark, Delaware 19711

Open hearts and homes needed!

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Dear Parish Family,

I invite you to join me this Sunday, May 1 after the 10:30 service to learn more about hosting an international high school student for the coming school year. It’s a wonderful way to build bridges and learn about a new culture. No obligation, simply conversation. In the parlor. 30 minutes- maybe less?

Karen Krauss
Outreach Committee

Carpenter’s Helper for this week & Sat. work day

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WELCOME HOME AGAIN TODAY, April 24, we are delighted to welcome back home to our parish family the Reverend Deacon Ann Urinoski. Ann was a rising senior at St. Thomas’s in 2008 at the University of Delaware and president of ECM. After graduation, her journey of God has led her to serve a one year missionary term for Young Adult Service Corp in South Africa,and on return she entered the process for postulancy for Holy Orders in the Diocese of New Jersey. On affirmation of this call, she entered.The General Theological Seminary in New York City, where she will graduate in May. Ann was ordained deacon in December, 2015, and will be ordained priest in the Church in June. Ann will preach at our 8:00 a.m.& 10:30 a.m. worship. Please welcome Ann again this day, and pray for her ministry and calling to serve the Church in her life ahead.

ST. THOMAS’S WORK PARTY on Sat., April 23 the Property Ministry will be hosting a work party beginning at 9:00 a.m. Signup on the Great Hall door or just show up. Contact Barry Gregg at 302-521-4209 or with questions.

Grocery & Gas Gift Cards Desperately Needed!!!!

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Holy Hearts and Helping Hands

I am grateful for the continued outpouring of gift cards given to serve the needs of many in our area that come into our sacred space for sanctuary and care during the weekdays. That said, I continue to receive requests for help in numerous ways that my discretionary funds often cannot cover, and the gift cards many have given over the past months are again depleted! I ask your prayers and help to purchase a gift card that could help provide a tank of gas or to buy some needed grocery staples at a local store. Over the past 10 days, we have provided over $250 in grocery & gas cards to assist those regular working poor who cannot access the Empowerment Center due to conflict in work schedule & NEC hours of operation.

This is a wonderful way to meet the needs of so many. Thank you for your prayerfulness in considering a way to help those whose needs are greater than ours. Please give them directly to Cami Seward if you can, or put in an envelope marked to Cami’s attention and place in the offering plate. Fr. Paul+