Worship service for April 25, 2021

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Hello faith family!  Sunday, April 25, 2021 is the Fourth Sunday of Easter. We will be streaming LIVE from St. Thomas’s at 9 a.m. via our YouTube channel and here is the service program and the service program in large print. There are paper copies available to be mailed.  If you would like one, please let me know.

Services will also be open to in-person worship with all precautions in place and with sign-ups.  However, please do not feel pressure to return until you are ready; all services will still be available on our YouTube channel.  Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about these options.

Here are other items of interest:

  • This Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 10-11 a.m., Communion at the curb will be offered for those who have not received the Sacrament in-person during the service.  You do not need to sign up for this.  ALL are WELCOME!
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10 a.m., 2 Saints Readers will continue to discuss “Holy Envy: Finding God in the faith of others” by Barbara Brown Taylor, via Zoom.  You can jump into the conversation, even if you missed a week.
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2021 St. Thomas’s will host another blood drive.  Your efforts have been making a tremendous difference.  Thank you for your help sharing these dates (and for donating blood if you have been able).

If you missed any of the stellar offerings over Holy Week, please know that they are all available on our YouTube channel!

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

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.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

I look forward to worshiping together on Sunday! 

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Worship service for April 18, 2021

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Third Sunday of EasterHello faith family!  Sunday, April 18, 2021 is the Third Sunday of Easter. We will be streaming LIVE from St. Thomas’s at 9 a.m. via our YouTube channel and here is the service program and the service program in large print. There are paper copies available to be mailed.  If you would like one, please let me know.

Here are other items of interest:

Continuing this Sunday, services will be open to in-person worship with all precautions in place, and with sign-ups.  However, please do not feel pressure to return until you are ready; all services will still be available on YouTube.  Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about these options.

  • Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 10-11 a.m., Communion at the curb will be offered for those who have not received the Sacrament in-person during the service.  You do not need to sign up for this.  ALL are WELCOME!
  • Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., Novel Theology will meet to discuss “Dimity and the Heart of Gold” by Nancy Atherton
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10 a.m., 2 Saints Readers will meet to discuss “Holy Envy: Finding God in the faith of others” by Barbara Brown Taylor, via Zoom.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

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.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart. I look forward to worshiping together on Sunday! 

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Worship service for April 11, 2021

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Second Sunday in EasterHello faith family!  Sunday, April 11, 2021 is the Second Sunday of Easter. We will be streaming LIVE from St. Thomas’s at 9 a.m. via our YouTube channel and here is the service program and the service program in large print. There are paper copies available to be mailed.  If you would like one, please let me know.  

If you missed any of the stellar offerings over Holy Week, please know that they are all available on our YouTube channel!

Continuing this Sunday, services will be open to in-person worship with all precautions in place, and with sign-ups.  However, please do not feel pressure to return until you are ready; all services will still be available on YouTube.  Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about these options.

  • This Sunday, 10-11 a.m., Communion at the curb will be offered for those who have not received the Sacrament in-person during the service.  You do not need to sign up for this.  ALL are WELCOME!
  • Wednesday Intercessory noon prayer will resume next week, April 14, 2021.
  • Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., Novel Theology will meet to discuss “Dimity and the Heart of Gold” by Nancy Atherton

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

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.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart. I look forward to worshiping together on Sunday! 

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Worship service for March 28, 2021

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Palm Sunday 2021Hello faith family!  Sunday, March 28, 2021 is Palm Sunday. We will be streaming LIVE from St. Thomas’s at 9 a.m. via our YouTube channel and here is the service program that accompanies the worship service. There are paper copies available to be mailed.  If you would like one, please let me know.  

Continuing this Sunday, services will be open to in-person worship with all precautions in place and with sign-ups.  However, please do not feel pressure to return until you are ready; all services will still be available on YouTube.  Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about these options.

  • Communion at the curb will continue this Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 10 a.m., no sign up necessary.  Please wear a mask.
  • Also available at the curb this Sunday will be palms!  There will be a number of palm crosses available to pick up or be mailed out as well.  Please contact the office if you’d like one mailed to you.
  • Also, this Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 10:45 a.m., Fr Howie will conclude the 3-week adult education “Sacramental Life” via Zoom.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

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.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

I look forward to worshiping together on Sunday! 

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Invitation to in-person worship for Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021

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Good morning faith family.  If you wish to attend in-person worship, please sign up for in-person worship for Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 9 a.m.  As always, we will continue to stream each service on our YouTube channel.  All are welcome; please worship in whatever way is comfortable for you.

I will be sending invitations to each day in Holy Week. You will receive the invitation along with a preview of the leaflet the day before the service.  See the full schedule for Holy Week.  If you have any questions, please let me know; others probably have the same question!

  • This Sunday, March 28, 2021 from 10-10:45 a.m., Communion at the Curb will be offered for those who have not received the Sacrament in-person during the service, ALONG WITH PALMS TO-GO.  You do not need to sign up for this.  ALL are WELCOME!
  • Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 10:45 a.m., Fr. Howie will conclude the adult education 3-week series titled “Sacramental Life
  • Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 5 p.m., there will be Lenten Evening Prayer only on YouTube; not in person.

Please continue to share your impressions and ideas for both in-person and online worship.  Your thoughts are appreciated!

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.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Worship service for March 21, 2021

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5th Sunday in LentHello faith family!  March 21, 2021 is the fifth Sunday in Lent. We will be streaming LIVE on our YouTube channel from St. Thomas’s at 9 a.m. (streaming and in-person) and will worship again at 5 p.m. (only streaming, no in-person)  Here is the service program and the service program in large print for Sunday morning worship and here is the leaflet for Sunday evening. There are paper copies available to be mailed.  If you would like one, please let me know.  

Continuing this Sunday, services will be open to in-person worship with all precautions in place and with sign-ups.  However, please do not feel pressure to return until you are ready; all services will still be available on our YouTube channel.  Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about these options.

Communion at the curb will continue this Sunday from 10:00-10:45 a.m., no sign up necessary.  Please wear a mask.

Sunday is the ANNUAL MEETING from 11-12 noon live via Zoom.  On Sunday morning, you will receive an email invitation just after 10 a.m.  You can log in early to catch up.  At 11 a.m., Fr. Howie will begin the meeting.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

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.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

I look forward to worshiping together on Sunday! 

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Worship service for March 14, 2021

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Hello faith family!  March 14, 2021 is the fourth Sunday in Lent. We will be streaming LIVE from St. Thomas’s at 9 a.m. (streaming and in-person) and again at 5 p.m. (only streaming, no in-person)  Here is the service program and the service program in large print for Sunday morning worship and here is the leaflet for Sunday evening. There are paper copies available to be mailed.  If you would like one, please let me know.  

Continuing this Sunday, services will be open to in-person worship with all precautions in place and with sign-ups.  However, please do not feel pressure to return until you are ready; all services will still be available on our YouTube channel.  Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr, Howie with any questions or concerns about these options.

  • Communion at the curb will continue this Sunday at 10 a.m., no sign up necessary.  Please wear a mask.
  • Novel Theology will discuss “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.
  • Adult education “Sacramental Life” will continue with week 2 of the 3 week series “Sacramental Life” this Sunday at 10:45 a.m. via Zoom.  You will receive an email invitation. This is a 3 week series on March 7, 14, and 28.
  • Next Sunday is the ANNUAL MEETING from 11-12 noon live via Zoom.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

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.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

I look forward to worshiping together on Sunday! 

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Worship service for March 7, 2021

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Hello faith family!  March 7, 2021 is the third Sunday in Lent. We will be streaming LIVE from St. Thomas’s at 9 a.m. (streaming and in-person) and again at 5 p.m. (only streaming, no in-person)  Here is the service program and the service program in large print for Sunday morning worship.

Continuing this Sunday, morning services will be open to in-person worship with all precautions in place, and with sign-ups.  However, please do not feel pressure to return until you are ready; all services will still be available on our YouTube channel.  Please do not hesitate to contact the office or Fr. Howie with any questions or concerns about these options.

At 5 p.m. on every Sunday in Lent, there will be evening prayers on our YouTube channel and here is the leaflet for this Sunday evening.  There are paper copies available to be mailed.  If you would like one, please let me know.  

  • Communion at the curb will continue this Sunday at 10 a.m., no sign up necessary.  Please wear a mask.
  • Adult Education will begin “Sacramental Life” this Sunday at 10:45 a.m. via Zoom.  You will receive an email invitation. This is a 3 week series available via ZOOM on March 7, 14, and 28 at 10:45 a.m.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com.

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.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

I look forward to worshiping together on Sunday! 

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644

Compline evening prayers on Thursday evenings

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Compline Prayer on ThursdaysAt 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings, please join Deacon Cecily for evening Compline via Zoom.⁠ Please email Cana, Parish Administration at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com for an invitation to this prayerful end to the day. ALL are Welcome!
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Compline is a simple office including a confession of sins, one or more psalms, a short reading from scripture, versicles and responses, the Lord’s Prayer, collects which ask for God’s protection during the night to come, and the canticle Nunc dimittis. A hymn for the evening may follow the short reading from scripture. The collects may be followed by a time of silence, along with free intercessions and thanksgivings.⁠

Communion at the Curb

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Dear friends,

As Anglicans, we have a deep attachment to the sacraments.  It has been a source of great sadness that so many in our parish community have not been able to receive the Eucharist since the COVID pandemic began.  It has not been possible for all of us to gather in the church, and it was and is impractical (and not advisable for public health reasons) to bring the sacrament to everyone individually at his or her home.  But after conferring with parishioners with liturgical and medical expertise, I am pleased to have another option to offer.

On Sundays, the Eucharist will be available in front of the church portico from 10:00 a.m. (or the end of the 9:00 service) until 11:00 a.m. The formalities will be simple – we will read the confession, I will offer absolution, and we will read the Lord’s Prayer (from a card to be provided), and then the Host will be offered as we do presently in church – in small plastic cups.  Masks and hand sanitizer will be in use.  The normal assumption will be that those coming to receive the Eucharist will have attended the 9:00 a.m. service virtually, but there won’t be a quiz about the sermon!

I look forward to seeing many more of you in person!

Peace and be well
Howie+
The Reverend Dr. Howell C. Sasser, Jr., Rector