Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for April 5, 2020

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Good morning dear friends!  In the this week’s April 5, 2020 newsletter, you will see a list of online worship opportunities, similar to last week, as well as information about contemplative prayer and a special prayer from our parishioner Kate Burchess.  Also, did you receive the email with information about feeding the hungry in Newark?  Today, our first round of meals will be distributed: see more info in the Helper newsletter.

I’m thrilled that we are joining with our brothers and sisters at St. Nicholas for this whole Holy Week!  Palm Sunday will be LIVE from St Nicholas, and “drive-through” palm distribution will take place at both parishes.  Please look for a separate email with more details about palm distribution.

Also, big shout out to Belinda for making sure that Children’s worship continues…and for helping to set up a fellowship ZOOM meeting for our youth.  Please let me know if you have missed any of her communications and I’ll be happy to help you connect.

And finally, the Blue Hen Bounty is OPEN.  If you have a chance to spread the word, please do.  Our pantry is open to ALL college students with an ID – not just UD students.  So, if a student is unexpectedly “home” from their school elsewhere, we welcome them.  There is no paperwork to fill out or explanation necessary.  It is by appointment only by emailing, by calling 302.368.4644, or by contacting Cana directly 302.354.3277.  Curb-side pick up is available for those practicing self-quarantine.

While Delaware remains under a “shelter in place” order through at least May 15, 2020 and services are broadcast on YouTube, please consider continuing your giving to St. Thomas’s Giving page.  Contributions can also be mailed to the church at 276 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE  19711.  The mail is collected daily so checks do not remain in the mailbox for long.

To see all events or news, visit our website, check FaceBook, or check out the posted events on the board next to the name tag station. Recent Newsletters, Sermons, or Announcements are also available.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator