Interactive Stations of the Cross throughout Lent

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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.

Flower Donations

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There will be no flowers on the altar between March 10 and April 21 as it will be Lent.  However, there are still plenty of opportunities to donate altar flowers available after Easter.  Please refer to the listing on the left side Great Hall Door in the Narthex for available dates.  Also, there will be an opportunity to donate flowers for Easter Sunday.  Flowers may be donated to remember a loved one, or celebrate an occasion or person in your life.  Flower Donation forms are available at the bottom of the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.  Easter Memorial forms will be available in the bulletins during Lent.

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 kkburchess@gmail.com 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 bluebirdwords.com 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 adelemeredithstthomas@gmail.com.