Worship Bulletins for February 16, 2020

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I have not heard any feedback on the emailed leaflets and I’d love to hear your thoughts.  The leaflets are still available on Sunday, as usual.  

Here is the 10:30 a.m. leaflet and here is the 8:00 a.m. leaflet.

You can preview what will be upcoming this Sunday, and share the Good News with others.  Please feel free to forward this email!  Also, if you need a paper copy to share in advance of a Sunday service, please just let me know.  Typically they are printed no later than Wednesday afternoon.

Reminders for this weekend:

  • Poets Corner will begin the 2020 season on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 4 p.m., featuring Devon Miller-Duggan.  This event is open to the public; bring a friend!
  • a new 6-week series will begin this Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the parlor: An Absurdly Short History of Christianity

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Adrminustrator

Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

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St. Thomas’s Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is coming! On Shrove Tuesday, February 25, 2020, we start serving at 5:30 p.m. Come anytime until 7:00 p.m. to eat. Cost is $6 per adult, $3 per kid age 3-8, and $20 per family. UD students are FREE.

We need help!

  • At least one other pancake cooker
  • Table tenders – clearing and setting up tables, making sure there’s butter and syrup
  • Drink tenders – make sure there’s plenty to drink
  • Dish washers and put away-ers
  • Money takers
  • Pancake and sausage servers and runners
  • Set up and decorating
  • Clean up

Let me know how you can help make this FUN raiser successful We look forward to seeing you

Sally Price

Carpenter’s Helper news for the week of February 9, 2020

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Happy February!  Today is wear red day. Taking place during American Heart Month, National Wear Red Day® encourages people to wear red to raise awareness about women’s heart health and cardiovascular disease in general, and to help make people aware that heart disease is the number one killer of women. The ultimate goal of the day is to help save lives.

Please see this week’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter. We have many exciting events taking place this month.  Here are just a few, but to see all the happenings, you can visit our website, check FaceBook, or check out the posted events on the board next to the name tag station.

  • This Sunday Novel Theology will meet at 9:15 a.m. in the classroom to discuss A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans.  Reading this novel is a treat, but it is not a requirement to participate in the discussion; the book only kick-starts the conversation.
  • This Sunday following the 10:30 a.m. service, we will have a Fun Coffee Hour Event: Prayer Beads, touching holiness.  Stick around after the service to hear about different ways to use beads to aid in meaningful prayer, and then have some Fun creating your own prayer beads!  This is an ALL AGES event; invite your friends and neighbors!
  • Next Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 4 p.m., come and enjoy a poetry reading by the always engaging and enchanting Devon Miller-Duggan.  This is another event that would be perfect to invite a guest or three to.  It is co-hosted by the UD English department.  Let’s bring a good…no an awesome turn out for Devon!
  • Next Sunday kicks off another 6-week series at 9 a.m. in the parlor: An Absurdly Short History of Christianity.  Each week can be enjoyed as a stand alone, so no pressure to attend all 6; come when you are able to one or to all.
  • Monday, February 17, 2020 is the next Ladies’ Night Out at 6 p.m. at the Courtyard at the Marriott.
  • Looking ahead to Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020, there will be services at 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m.  More details to follow.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator

Children’s Ministries news for February 9, 2020

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Hello Everyone,

On February 9, 2020, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Undercroft at 9:30 a.m. Thanks to the Sausville family for hosting!  Don’t forget to sign up for your turn at   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday
We still have openings on 2/16, 3/01/3/15 and 3/22.)

The education and worship part of our children’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft. If you can, please join us and/or have your children join us as we hear and wonder about the Parable of the Good Samaritan in the PreK-K classroom and as we  wonder about how we can change the world by being salt and light to those around us in grades 1-6.  

Tomorrow after the 10:30 a.m. service, there will be a prayer bead workshop!  All ages are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

Looking ahead, you should save the date of February 25, 2020. We will have our usual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at St. Thomas’s.  During the evening, we’ll also have other fun activities and lots of beads to add to the party atmosphere of Mardi Gras!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Blessings,
Belinda, Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries news for February 2, 2020

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Tomorrow, February 2, 2020, Candlemas, Sunday School will begin with Sunday Breakfast Club in the Undercroft at 9:30 a.m.  Don’t forget to sign up for your turn: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-sunday.

The education and worship part of our children’s program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Undercroft. If you can, please join us and/or have your children join us as we hear and wonder about the parable of the mustard seed in the PreK-K classroom and as we  hear the story of the Presentation of Jesus at the temple, explore the idea of Jesus as the light of the world, and honor the Christ within ourselves and each other in grades 1-6.  

I encourage everyone to attend Candlemas service tomorrow!

Looking ahead, you should save the date of February 25, 2020. We will have our usual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at St. Thomas’s.  During the evening, we’ll also have other fun activities and lots of beads to add to the party atmosphere of Mardi Gras!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Blessings,
Belinda, Children’s Ministries

CREW Meeting on Sunday, February 2, 2020

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Hello Everyone. I pray this note finds you well!  I have a few bits of information I would like to share with you so please keep reading.

1) Our CREW (“Christians Ready, Equipped, and Willing” – youth in grades 7 through 12) met yesterday, February 2, 2020 and walked to Main Street for lunch and a discussion of how we can “let our light shine in the world.” 

2) Sunday, February 2, 2020, was Candlemas and the service was special.

3) Our next meeting will be February 16, 2020. Please let me or Kelly know if you are able to provide lunch.

Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Director of Children’s Ministries

Carpenter’s Helper news for the week of February 2, 2020

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Are you ready for more of this winter ride, full of chills and thrills?! According to the 2020 Farmers’ Almanac, this winter will be filled with so many ups and downs on the thermometer, it may remind you of a “Polar Coaster.” Occasional wet snow and unseasonably chilly conditions will hang on for a ride you may not be able to get off until April!  I’m curious to see what the groundhog says on Sunday!

Please see this week’s Carpenter’s Helper newsletter. Also, here is The Angle, a monthly newsletter by Fr. Howie. This month is about blessings!

A few notes:

  • This Saturday will be the funeral service for Brook Kortvelesy at 1 p.m., with a light reception in the great hall following.
  • Sunday, we will be celebrating Candlemas.  This will be a special service incorporating the blessing of candles.
  • Novel Theology will be meeting on February 9, 2020, to discuss A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans. “We must all walk in faith, for to live without is to live frozen in circumstance.”  This is a thought provoking read, however, as always, reading is not required to participate in this lively discussion.
  • Coffee Hour FUN next Sunday: Prayer Beads, touching holiness.  An all ages event where we will learn about different methods of using beads for prayer, and have the opportunity to string some for yourself.
  • The Spring 2020 Poets’ Corner schedule has been released- mark your calendars!  Invite your friends and neighbors!  The first featured poet is the ever enchanting and engaging Devon Miller-Duggan on February 15, 2020, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator

Poet’s Corner Reading Series presents Devon Miller-Duggan on February 15, 2020

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Devon Miller-Duggan

Poets’ Corner Reading Series for Spring 2020 presents Devon Miller-Duggan on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The reading will be held from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, 276 S. College Ave., Newark, DE. A free will offering is appreciated. All are welcome – open to the public.

Devon has published poems in Rattle, Shenandoah, Margie, Christianity and Literature,Gargoyle. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall (2008), Neither Prayer, Nor Bird (2013), and Alphabet Year (2017).

The Poets’ Corner Reading Series is co-sponsored by St. Thomas’s Parish and the University of Delaware Department of English. See the Poets’ Corner Spring Series of readings.

For questions, please email StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or call the Parish Office at (302) 368-4644.

Altar Flower Dedications for 2020

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The flower guild is now accepting altar flower requests for 2020. ⁠

The sign up sheet is in the lobby. However, if you are not local, or don’t feel like stopping in, simply email StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com

This is a beautiful way to mark an event, and to give thanks to God. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of the flower guild, or to Cana in the office.⁠