Breakfast with Santa – An Event for All Ages

Come have a delicious pancake breakfast at the North Pole Cafe, enjoy good company and meet Santa. Save the date!

When: Saturday, December 3, 2016
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Where: St. Thomas’s Church
276 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19711

Cost: $4.00 per person or $20.00 per family of 5

**Pictures with Santa available for an additional fee.

RSVP Appreciated but Not Required to Belinda Young-Payne at 302-832-8834

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!”

Craft Fair Planning session

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The Craft Fair folks will have a planning session Wednesday, 2/3 at 6 p.m. – in the Classroom section of the Great Hall.
This year we will be taking the “committee” approach – more hands to take care of the suggestions we have received for a “new and improved” 2016 craft fair.
Please come with ideas/suggestions.  If you can not attend, but want to volunteer, please contact Jackie Fossler, Barbara Graham or Teresa Coons.
Jackie – 302-738-7496
Barbara Graham – email:  44graham@comcast.net
Teresa – 302-738-5574 – or email:  tlcoons411@comcast.net
Thanks – see you Wednesday!

Carpenter’s Helper for Dec. 27, 2015

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St. Thomas’s shares its weekly news via The Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, is available for this week.

 

The church office will be closed from Dec. 24 – Jan. 4

 

Christmas Eve         5:30 p.m.        Congregational Singing of Christmas Carols

Thursday, Dec. 24   6:00 p.m.         Family Service: Holy Eucharist II

                                 10:30 p.m.        Congregational Singing of Christmas Carols

                                 11:00 p.m.        Festal Service: Holy Eucharist II with Incense

 

Christmas Day         9:30 a.m.         Congregational Singing of Christmas Carols

  Friday, Dec. 25     10:00 a.m.         Holy Eucharist II

 

1 Christmas              9:30 a.m.         Christmas Lesson & Carols; NO Holy Eucharist      

Sunday Dec. 27        5:30 p.m.         Inclusive Language Liturgy & Holy Eucharist

 

2016

 

2 Christmas              8:00 a.m.         Holy Eucharist I      

Sunday January 3  10:30 a.m.         Holy Eucharist II      

5:30 p.m.         Inclusive Language Liturgy & Holy Eucharist

 

The Epiphany

Wednesday, Jan. 6   6:00 p.m.        Fellowship & Pot Luck Supper

                                                           followed by Burning of the Christmas Greens

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – December 24 & 25, 2015/Year C

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Merry Christmas! At least that is what we can say, along with Happy Holidays, for those whom Christmas is not their tradition but want to join the birthday party and to be related to one another through peace, hope, joy, and love. When we LIVE Christmas like this, it becomes a pattern for our daily living, and not simply an all-consuming moment in time we leave behind like the wrapping paper, the tree, the decorations, and so much else of our consumable life.

This night brings the hope of holding aside all the other stuff of preparations for this time which the commercial world thinks should begin somewhere around half-past September. We come to this night perhaps for this is what we always do at Christmas reasons, or simply to rest our weary hearts from the fear bashing and bantering surrounding us. To rest into OUR story of angels and shepherds, cattle lowing and sheep bleating, wise men from way out-of-town and not-so-wise human kings, Joseph and Mary, and this child Jesus.

See the entire Christmas Eve & Christmas Day sermon.

Greening the Church

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GREENING THE CHURCH

The Flower Guild would love your help in decorating the church for the Christmas season on Sunday, Dec. 20 following the 10:30 a.m. service. Sweepers, wrappers and other helpers are very much appreciated.
If you have questions contact Karen Krauss at krauss831@yahoo.com