Hello faith family! I hope this finds you all well. See the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter for the week of October 11, 2020. In it you will find a heartfelt Thank You from Frs. Howie and Jim for the warm showing of hospitality, and the Bishop’s most recent message regarding Covid-19. The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place this Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Grove. Please send me your animal pics!
Also, see the most recent edition of our Diocese weekly newsletter titled The Net, as well as the quarterly magazine, the Communion. St. Thomas’s ECM is mentioned! There is also news of the reopening of the Memorial House.
This week, we will have our 3 regular services, as well as continuing the Christian Education series and the animal blessing:
- Sun., Oct. 11, 2020 at 9 a.m. – Worship Service, Rite II with music LIVE on YouTube and in-person.
- Sun., Oct. 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. – Christian Education via ZOOM and in-person
- Sun., Oct. 11, 2020 at 2 p.m. – Blessing of the Animals in the Grove
- Wed. noon – intercessory prayer LIVE on YouTube a leaflet for Pentecost.
- Thurs. at 7 p.m. – Compline evening prayers with Deacon Cecily via Zoom. ALL are Welcome. Let me know if you need a Zoom link for this calming and prayerful end to the day.
- Sun., Oct. 18, 2020 at 9 a.m. – Worship Service, Rite II with music LIVE on YouTube and in-person.
- Sun., Oct. 18, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. – Christian Education via ZOOM and in-person
ALL are Welcome! Please let me know if you’d like a paper copy of any of the leaflets mailed to you. Here is a link to sign-up for in-person attendance for this week, 10/11/20. Please do not feel pressure to return to the church building until you are comfortable. We may be in different locations, but we are celebrating TOGETHER.
In this strange time, the church is aware that some of its members are struggling to make ends meet. If you are in this situation, please let the clergy know of your needs, pray for the church, and feel no guilt about your giving. But if you are able to give, options for giving include mailing a check to your church or online giving. See our Giving page.
Please let me know if you have any meetings – virtual or otherwise – that you would like to have included on the Parish calendar.
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.
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644