Advent and Christmas 2020 Schedule

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We are worshiping via live streaming on YouTube at St. Thomas’s YouTube channel. Why not subscribe and ring the notification bell (twice) so you are reminded to join us for our Advent and Christmas services? The full-text bulletins for our services may be found on our website and by email request.

See our Advent and Christmas 2020 schedule.

The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century and has long been a St. Thomas’s tradition. In this service, we listen to nine Scripture lessons and each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson’s message and a brief prayer.

Family Fun Night & Cookie Exchange 2020

Good Morning Everyone, 

November’s Trunk or Treat was so much fun and it was great to see everyone who came. Our next family gathering will be Family Fun Night & Cookie Exchange on December 18, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. in The Great Hall at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church This indoor event, like the last one, will have a plan and guidelines to keep everyone safe. One of the things we will need to do is wear masks inside so please try to eat your dinner before you get there!!  The cookie exchange means you’ll be taking your dessert home!! See the flyer.

Also, if space allows. I would be happy to include adults without children for the Cookie Exchange toward the end of the evening (around 7:30 p.m.?),  if there is interested.

Please see the flyer for the event, which includes information about activities, the link to sign up and my contact info if you have questions or want to volunteer to help with set up or clean up.

I can’t wait to see everyone!!

Blessings,
Ms Belinda <belmar43@aol.com>

Letting our Light SHINE

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This is a call for Christmas Lights! And, it will be followed by a call to help decorate. If you have any extra working Christmas lights or see a deal too good to pass up, please share. You can drop them at the church office Mon.-Thur. from 9 a.m.-noon or email Cana, Parish Administrator, at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com and she will do a contactless porch pick-up.

Thanks in advance for your help! It is more important than ever, during this unusual season, that we remind our community that we are still here, that God’s love is constant, and we are filled with JOY remembering the birth of our Savior. Our parish will be participating in the2020 Newark Christmas light tour.

Christmas Week services schedule

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We return again to our yearly remembrance of the birth of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. “O Come, let us adore him,” in our words and song, and in our action and deeds, beginning with our worship together on Christmas Eve, Christmas Morning, and the First Sunday after Christmas. A Service Schedule follows.

CHRISTMAS EVE – December 24, 2018
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Christmas Pageant
10:30 p.m. Carol singing followed by
11:00 p.m. Midnight Mass of Christmas Eve

CHRISTMAS DAY – December 25, 2018
9:30 a.m. Carol singing followed by
10:00 a.m. Christmas Morning Eucharist

FIRST SUNDAY after CHRISTMAS DAY – December 30, 2018
9:30 a.m. Christmas Lessons and Carols with Holy Communion
(One Service this Sunday)

Greening of the Church

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The Greening of the Church for Christmas will take place immediately after the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist on December 23rd.  All parish members are invited to help the Flower Guild place potted plants and hang evergreen roping and wreaths.  Stay after the service and have some floral fun!

Many thanks,
Rue Manning for the Flower Guild

Christmas Flower Memorials

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During the season of Advent the altar is decorated with greens and no flower memorials are accepted. This presents a grand opportunity to remember your loved ones, celebrate special occasions, or express your thanksgivings by sharing in the floral display for Christmas. Pink forms for this purpose will be available starting Sunday, December 9. The completed forms and accompanying donation should be placed in the alms basin or returned to the church office by Monday, December 17 for inclusion in the Christmas season bulletins.

Cookie Baking FUN!

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We wisk you a Merry Christmas

 

So let’s bake, for goodness sake!

Saturday, Dec 8th    10 a.m.

In Saint Thomas’s joyful kitchen

Let’s stock the kitchen for Coffee Hour

By coming together to bake some treats!

 

There will be plenty of batter ready,

Just bring your holiday spirit!

 

Donations of other freezable or non-perishable

Coffee hour treats are always appreciated.

 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

See our Cookie Baking FUN. Questions?  Ask Cana:

(302) 354-3277        cana.hartman@gmail.com