Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for this coming Sunday, Nov. 6

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REMINDER! Daylight Standard Time begins on Sunday, November 6th. Set your clocks BACK one hour Saturday night, November 5th or you will be really early for church!

CORRECTION:

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST – Please join St. Thomas’s 2nd Saturday Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. The next breakfast will be Nov. 12. If possible bring a breakfast dish to share. For further information contact George Wendelburg at 302-453-8669 or Gwendelb@Aol.com.

See the Carpenter’s Helper with the schedule and announcements for the week beginning Sunday, November 6.

Cami Seward
St. Thomas’s Parish
276 South College Ave.
Newark, Delaware 19711
302-368-4644

Annual Christmas Bazaar – Save the Date!

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Visit us at our Annual Christmas Bazaar!
Friday, December 2 from 10-5 p.m
Saturday, December 3 from 9-5 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 after the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. services

We will be selling crafts, fresh baked goods, cookie trays, quarts of homemade soups, St. Thomas’s t-shirts and hoodies, second-hand Christmas decorations, and exclusive new items! Oh, and Santa will visit on Saturday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. to join us for breakfast and pictures – all for a nominal fee! Won’t you bring the children of all ages for breakfast and to have pictures taken for $5 with Santa? On Friday and Saturday, join us for lunch, which may be purchased between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please share our printable Annual Christmas Bazaar announcement.

All proceeds from the Annual Christmas Bazaar go to St. Thomas’s Outreach Ministries. See you at “The Best Little Bazaar Around!”

Ladies Night Out

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We hope you will join us for Ladies Night on Mon., Nov. 14th at 6:00 p.m. at the Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grille, 250 S. Main St., Suite 101, Newark, DE 19711. For more information, see Sue Houghton.

ECM Profile and Food Pantry

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Since the founding in 1842 of St. Thomas’s Parish, Newark, one principal focus has been our ministering to the faculty and students of the University of Delaware. Moving to our current location on South College Avenue in 1957, we have partnered with the diocese in supporting a Chaplain to this day. The Episcopal Campus Ministry [ECM] has been concerned about fellow students who are food insecure and cannot provide ample nutrition for themselves while paying for tuition, books, and other needs. The ECM students unanimously decided to establish a Food Pantry in the Fall of 2015. Bishop Wright donated the first gift in support to purchase food. Additional food has been donated through efforts of the ECM with the parishioners of St. Thomas’s. The pantry is open and food distributed every Wednesday during the school year from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This summer the Episcopal Campus Ministry submitted a proposal to the Young Adult Campus Ministry in collaboration with the Lutherans and Presbyterians Campus Ministries to share worship, fellowship and service with a focus on issues of food insecurity. We were blessed to be a recipient, and our program “Together at the Table” begins in September 2016 with a culminating Oxfam American Hunger banquet in the Spring 2017. This is an interactive event between students, the parish, and university officials that brings hunger and poverty issues to life with the opportunity to serve these needs collaboratively and intentionally.
For several years the Episcopal (ECM), Lutheran, (LCM) and Presbyterian (PCM) Campus Ministries have shared a variety of experiences, including “Ashes to Go” on the main campus, Free Cookie Mondays in the Perkins Student Center, the Midnight Pancake program for students during exams, and making fleece blankets and distributing them to children in foster care.

The University of Delaware, through the Dean of Students office and faculty in Nutrition and Agriculture programs, are very interesting in collaborating with us to reach and support the many students who will benefit from the Campus Pantry. It is also possible, as the response grows in usage by students, that a partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware may become a supportive reality.

Grateful always, in peace,
Fr. Paul Gennett, Jr.+
Rector, St. Thomas’s Parish, Newark

Ann Urinowski wearing her new stole

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AnnUrinowskiStole-smallAs a follow up to our earlier story “Gift for Ann Urinowski“, we wanted to share a picture of Ann in her stole – St. Thomas’s gift to her to celebrate her ordination.

St. Thomas’s is still accepting contributions toward the stole so you can still be part of our celebration. St. Thomas’s online giving site has been updated with an account where you can give specifically to toward the stole. Or, you may give by cash or check.

Congratulations Ann!

Gift for Ann Urinowski

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We are still accepting contributions toward the stole that St. Thomas’s gave to Ann Urinowski to celebrate her ordination.  Our online giving site has been updated with an account where you can give directly to this cause online.  Or you still give by cash or check.  See the original announcement in the Summer Carpenter or below.
Here is the link for online giving:
Thank you,
Sue Houghton

ECM awarded a special program grant from the Episcopal Church

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We received fantastic news regarding our Episcopal Campus Ministry (ECM) at St. Thomas’s Parish. ECM has been awarded a special program grant from the Episcopal Church. See the July 6, 2016 announcement from the Episcopal Church. “These grants help the Episcopal Church live into an expanding understanding of what it means to be in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses,” said the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Episcopal Church Missioner of Young Adult and Campus Ministries.

The Rt. Rev. Wayne P. Wright, Episcopal Bishop of Delaware, Shared this good news in his July 20 weekly message saying “The grant will support an ecumenical feeding program on the University of Newark’s campus. Under the leadership of Deacon Cecily Sawyer Harmon members of our campus ministry identified the existing need. They developed a plan to address it in partnership with the Lutheran campus ministry. The grant will make this new outreach ministry possible. It is also an important recognition of the good work being done by our ECM.”

See more information, see Episcopal Campus Ministry (ECM) or contact the Reverend Deacon Cecily Sawyer-Harmon at St. Thomas’s via the Parish Office at (302) 368-4644 or use the Contact Us form on St. Thomas’s web site.

Ann Urinoski ordained as Deacon

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Deacon Cecily, Deacon Ann, Father Paul

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