Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop

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Do you yearn for the still, quiet voice of God?  Do you want to explore how to open to the divine indwelling?  Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative Prayer by preparing our body, mind, and spirit to receive this gift. The Centering Prayer Introductory Program provides a basic definition of contemplative prayer in comparison to other kinds of prayer and expresses the intention of Contemplative Outreach to retrieve reclaim and re-appropriate the contemplative dimension of the gospel and share the gift of Centering Prayer with people of all faiths.

The Centering Prayer Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:00 to 12:30 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Location: St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, 276 S. College Ave, Newark, DE 19711. To register, contact Kate Burchess at or 443-406-7072.  Please leave message with name and phone number. Suggested Offering is $20.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

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Come out and join in with your friends and enjoy DELICIOUS sweet fresh pancakes and YUMMY just-right-spicy sausages.

TUESDAY, March 5 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
St. Thomas’s Church Great Hall

This is a FUNraiser, but we need to cover costs:
$6.00 adults
$3.00 age 8 and under
$20 for a family

Poets’ Corner Reading Series

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Sarah Ann Winn’s first book, Alma Almanac, was selected by Elaine Equi as winner of the Barrow Street Book Prize. She is the author of five chapbooks, the most recent of which, Ever After the End Matter, is forthcoming from Porkbelly Press in 2019. She teaches poetry workshops in Northern Virginia and the DC Metro area, and online at the Loft Literary Center. Visit her at or follow her @blueaisling. Sarah will perform the poetry of her favorite poets. See flyer on Facebook.

Co-sponsored by the University of Delaware Department of English and St. Thomas’s Parish.

Shut-In Mailing Volunteer needed

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Every week a mailing goes out to those members of our parish family who are unable to join us for worship on Sunday. The mailing comprises a current copy of the Carpenter’s Helper along with a copy of the 10:30 a.m. Sunday bulletin. Barbara Eldred had been performing this ministry for quite some time but, has decided to step away from it in order to allow someone else the opportunity to take on this ministry. It takes very little time and the office can supply the volunteer with envelopes, mailing labels, and postage. If you believe you are called to this ministry, please contact Adele Meredith at the church office at 302-368-4644 or

Choir School of Delaware Performance at St. Thomas’s – February 3, 2019

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Please note that the Choir School of Delaware will be joining us and performing at the 10:30 a.m. service at St. Thomas’s Church on Sunday, February 3, 2019.  This is a wonderful opportunity to come out and support the students and adult mentors of the Choir School of Delaware.  The Choir School serves Wilmington’s youth and families through after-school mentoring, musical training, and performances throughout Delaware and the region.  I know that you will be inspired by the Choir School at this special choral event.  Thanks and we hope to see you on February 3rd at the 10:30 a.m. service.
–Rich and Jean Wadman

4th Sunday Choir this Sunday

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I invite you to join the 4th Sunday Choir this Sunday, January 27!  The anthem is a simple 2-part piece that will be easy to pick up; so it won’t be necessary for anyone to come to rehearsal tomorrow night (Thursday, Jan 24).  Of course, if you wish to come to rehearsal YOU ARE WELCOME!

Please, please, please arrive for the Sunday morning rehearsal promptly at 9:30 a.m.  Please.

Marc Cheban
Organist and Choir Director