I am writing to you all as head of the liturgy guild, which provides all the altar servers (including Communion assistants), readers of the Lessons, and Eucharistic visitors who bring Communion to those who cannot come to church. As I write the annual report I am very mindful of the fact that lately we have been experiencing an unusual level of attrition of our ranks through accidents, illness, and departures. We need volunteers to step forward, and we need them now. Please think seriously and prayerfully about volunteering yourself or at least someone else for this crucial work which is in fact neither hard nor requires much training. I will be most happy to talk to anyone to allay her or his anxieties about serving. The Lord wants YOU!
Starting at 6 p.m. at Panera Bread.
Moving to Catherine Rooney’s by 8:00 p.m.
Call Sue Houghton (302) 650-3850 with questions or to see if we are still out.
Services for the Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist at St. Thomas’s will be held on February 10 at 7:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. in the Church. In between service times, Fr. Paul and Lay Eucharistic Visitors will make as many home visits as possible of those requested to our shut-in’s. If you desire a home visit for the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion on Ash Wednesday, please call or email Cami Seward at the church office [368-4644; firstname.lastname@example.org] between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. by Monday, February 8.
The Wardens and Vestry of St. Thomas’s Parish have set aside The Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 6, 2016 for the 174th Annual Meeting of St. Thomas’s Parish. This important gathering gives opportunity to gather as a community of faith, to hear reports of our ministry activities over the year past and plans for the year ahead, and to elect four  people to three year terms as servant leaders of our parish. We will gather at 12:00 p.m. in the Great Hall, beginning with time of fellowship and a light lunch with refreshments. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. We are offering activities for our children so that parents may participate fully in the life and ministry of our parish.
Father Paul and Deacon Cecily attended the ordination of Deacon Ann Urinoski. Ann was an active member of ECM while a student at the University of Delaware. She was the president of ECM her junior and senior year. Ann is in her last year of seminary at The General Theological Seminary, in New York
Ann spent a year in South Africa with the Episcopal Service Youth Corp. She was ordained at the Cathedral in Trenton, New Jersey on December 16, 2015