This year we will be accepting flower dedications, but it will be a bit different. Your Memorial or Thank offering will go towards outdoor plantings. One reason for this change is due to the pandemic; with less people attending in-person worship, filling the building with flowers for only one day wouldn’t serve the majority. With plantings outside, everyone will have the opportunity to visit on their own time, and the beauty will grow throughout the season. A secondary reason is to be kinder to the environment.
You will still see lovely flowers around the altar on Easter 2021, either in person or on YouTube, but it will be less lavish than in past years. However, when you visit the church building throughout the season, please take time to admire the outdoor plantings, and know that they represent some of our Thanksgivings and Memorials: Matthew 6:21: For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
If you would like to make a dedication, you may do so directly using our online donation form. Or, you may use this printable dedication form. You may choose to mail it in or drop by the office (if I’m not in, please leave it in the box on the front of the office door). I will have extra forms available on the bulletin board in the lobby. Please let me know if you have any questions about this change.
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644