Poet’s Corner Reading Series presents Devon Miller-Duggan on February 15, 2020

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Devon Miller-Duggan

Poets’ Corner Reading Series for Spring 2020 presents Devon Miller-Duggan on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The reading will be held from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, 276 S. College Ave., Newark, DE. A free will offering is appreciated. All are welcome – open to the public.

Devon has published poems in Rattle, Shenandoah, Margie, Christianity and Literature,Gargoyle. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall (2008), Neither Prayer, Nor Bird (2013), and Alphabet Year (2017).

The Poets’ Corner Reading Series is co-sponsored by St. Thomas’s Parish and the University of Delaware Department of English. See the Poets’ Corner Spring Series of readings.

For questions, please email StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or call the Parish Office at (302) 368-4644.

Meet the Rector Dinner and Sing-along

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Please join us on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a picnic and sing-along in the Grove with our new Rector, The Rev. Dr. Howell C. Sasser. This evening provides an opportunity to get to know Father Howie and spend time as a parish. Signup sheets will be posted in the Great Hall shortly. Food and drinks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

The Finance Committee

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