Annual Parish Pentecost Picnic

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Dear St. Thomas Community,

Our annual Pentecost Parish Picnic will take place on June 9 after the 10:30 service. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring friends. St. Thomas will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs a well as paper products and drinks. There will be games and activities for all ages, beginning with the largest prayer ring the Grove has ever seen to bless our meal. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help set up, clean up and help facilitate games. We also NEED YOU to bring a side dish or dessert to complete our celebration meal. (Donations will also be accepted toward the cost of the entrees and paper products.) Signup sheets to get an estimate of how many people are coming, who can help with setup and/or cleanup, and who is bringing what will be on the Great Hall door beginning on May 12 and will be available on SignUp Genius. You are welcome to use the sign up method that works best for you. You are also welcome to bring chairs or picnic blankets for your comfort and enjoyment. Thanks in advance for your help in creating another great fellowship opportunity for our St. Thomas family!! Please feel free to e-mail Belinda Young-Payne at  belmar43@aol.com or call me at 302-388-4017 with questions or to volunteer to help plan or facilitate the picnic.

If you choose to sign up electronically, please use this link: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-pentecost

Hope to see you soon!
Blessings,Belinda

Annual Pentecost Picnic on June 9, 2019

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Our annual Pentecost Parish Picnic will take place on June 9 after the 10:30 a.m. service. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring friends. St. Thomas’s will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs a well as paper products and drinks. There will be games and activities for all ages.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help set up, clean up and help facilitate games. We also NEED YOU to bring a side dish or dessert to complete our celebration meal. (Donations will also be accepted toward the cost of the entrees and paper products.) Signup sheets to get an estimate of how many people are coming, who can help with setup and/or cleanup, and who is bringing what will be on the Great Hall door beginning on May 12.

You are welcome to bring chairs or picnic blankets for your comfort and enjoyment. Thanks in advance for your help in creating another great fellowship opportunity for our St. Thomas’s family!! Please feel free to e-mail Belinda at  belmar43@aol.com or call me at 302-832-8834 with questions or to volunteer to help plan or facilitate the picnic.

Poets’ Corner Reading Series on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

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Poets’ Corner Reading Series presents Matthew Rinkevich with “Ashes in the Fire”: Brokenness in Anglo-American Poetry.

What happens when something breaks? Brokenness can be material, emotional, spiritual, and much more. During this reading, we consider this topic through the works of poets like John Donne, Theodore Roethke, and Claudia Rankine.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, 276 S. College Ave., Newark, DE

Matt Rinkevich is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on English Renaissance literature, material cultures studies, and medieval and Reformation-era theology.

Co-sponsored by St. Thomas’s Parish and the University of Delaware Department of English.

Join us for Are you smarter than a Sunday Schooler?

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Are you smarter than a Sunday school student? Join us for pizza, ice cream, and a chance to see what you remember from Sunday school alongside Father Howie. Adults can play, and kids can join our classroom panel to assist the adults with what they may have forgotten. Invite your friends of all ages to join us for this event which is sure to be filled with fun and laughter. This event takes place in the Great Hall at St. Thomas’s Parish. Please RSVP to Kristin Sausville at kristin.sausville@gmail.com. All are welcome.

St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries Breakfast on April 28, 2019

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Hello St. Thomas Community.

Just a reminder that this Sunday, April 28 is Family Church Sunday at St. Thomas’s and it is also the day we will have our annual St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries Family Breakfast hosted by St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries. Everyone in the parish is invited, but especially children, youth and their families. See below (or the flyer attached ) for details and please RSVP if you can with how many are attending and what food items you are bringing, if any. You can RSVP by calling me at 302-388-4017 or emailing belmar43@aol.com or by going to SignUpGenius by copying and pasting the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAAA62CAB9-20191.

Thanks!! See you all soon!

Blessings,
Belinda

Annual Children’s Ministries Family Brunch

April 28 is also the day of our annual Family Brunch. On this day, families of children and youth and whoever else would like to join us, will gather in the Great Hall at 9:30 a.m. for a potluck brunch. Each family/person is asked to bring something to share (eggs, breakfast casseroles, meats, bagels, muffins, fruit, etc.) if you are able. Beverages will be provided. The children will then attend the 10:30 a.m. service with their parents.

Family Church Sunday

April 28 is a Family Church Sunday. There is no separate children’s worship time that morning. However, the nursery will be open for children ages birth to 3 years. Children will attend services with their families.

Family Trivia/Pizza Night

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Cana Hartman, Kelly Tompkins, and Kristin Sausville are planning “Are you smarter than a Sunday school student?” Join us for pizza, ice cream, and a chance to see what you remember from Sunday school alongside Father Howie. Adults can play, and kids can join our classroom panel to assist the adults with what they may have forgotten. This is open to the public so all are welcome and we hope to see a lot of you there!

This event takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. Thomas’s Parish. Please RSVP to Kristin Sausville at kristin.sausville@gmail.com.

Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2019

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Please join us for Holy Week services as we walk through Holy Week and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

Palm Sunday, April 14th, with Holy Eucharist at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. services. The Liturgy of the Palms and distribution of palms will take place at both services.

Maundy Thursday, April 18th, for a Parish Supper & Holy Eucharist with foot washing, stripping of the altar, and watch beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Good Friday, April 19th, with Good Friday Liturgy at 12:00 Noon and the Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 20th, with Reconciliation (Confession) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and the Great Vigil of Easter at 7:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church at the corner of Old Newark and Chestnut Hill Roads.

Sunday of the Resurrection, April 21st, with Holy Eucharist 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. services with a special coffee hour & and Easter egg hunt!

Easter Egg Hunt 2019

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Please see our Easter 2019 flyer about the egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 21.  Feel free to print, copy and/or pass our flyer along to others in our community.

The Easter egg hunt and special goodies will be available after the 10:30 a.m. service on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.  This event will be hosted by St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministry. 

Everyone is welcome to attend!!


Blessings,Belinda

Fr. Howie hits the ground running for Preston’s March for Energy

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Fr. Howie is planning to squeeze a 5K race in between services on Sun., April 7, 2019 in an event to raise funds for a good cause, and to hopefully bring awareness that St. Thomas’s is on the map.  The race starts at 9:00 a.m. and the route goes down Orchard Ave which runs along the west side of the Grove.  If you want to join him, here is the link for the race sign-up as well as a link to donate directly to this cause. runsignup.com/Race/DE/Newark/CrushyourRun5K

If you are not up to running or walking the event, come join us along Orchard Ave at the west end of the Grove to cheer him on and to raise awareness to the community that we are here and are a lively church.  Wear your St. Thomas’s shirts / sweatshirts if you have them or make a sign if you feel like it.

See below for a map of the race route and where the cheering section should meet.

Sue Houghton

Race Description

Placers is proud to present the Orange Crush Your Run 5K! Come run through the streets of Newark with us.

Upon completion of your race, Orange Crushes will be waiting for our 21 plus runners back at the famous Deer Park Tavern!

This is a run/walk so come out regardless if this is your first 5K or if you’re a veteran!

Proceeds from this event will be going to Preston’s March for Energy.

Preston’s March for Energy was created with one goal in mind. With the overwhelming need for adaptive recreational equipment for children with disabilities and the concern for childhood obesity, Preston’s March For Energy’s mission is to provide adaptive bikes to children with special needs.

Our Goal is to have 20 bikes given away to 20 kids on a waiting list to receive a bike and have them join us in the race!

For more information about Preston’s March, see the website.

Join us! It warms our hearts every time a child is given a bike designed just for them! We want to share in spreading that joy with as many people as possible!

Post Race Party at Deer Park Tavern from 9:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.

Each participant will get two drink tickets for Orange Crushes.

*no shirts or chip time provided for 1 mile fun run/walk.

**Parking Notification: There is no parking in the Deer Park parking lot for the event.

We highly recommend using the paid parking garage across the street from the Deer Park or a paid City of Newark Municipal lot.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

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Come out and join in with your friends and enjoy DELICIOUS sweet fresh pancakes and YUMMY just-right-spicy sausages.

TUESDAY, March 5 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
St. Thomas’s Church Great Hall

This is a FUNraiser, but we need to cover costs:
$6.00 adults
$3.00 age 8 and under
$20 for a family