Posts from March 2015

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Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas Church—March 26, 2015

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THE PALMS ARE COMING! Each year on Palm Sunday (The Sunday before Easter and the beginning of Holy Week) we gather in the parish hall, hear a reading, say some prayers and then receive long pieces of palm, supple, fragrant, beautiful. We then process into the church, saying or singing, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas Church—March 19, 2015

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From the gospel for this coming Sunday: “Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip Watters, the priest in my home parish, had started his life as a Methodist and […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas Church—March 12, 2015

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“For seasonable weather, and an abundance of the fruits of the earth…” We have been praying this each week during Lent as part of our prayers. Seasonable weather: weather appropriate to the season, or time of year. Our part of New Jersey seems to finally have taken heed of that plea, and snow and ice are giving way […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas Church—March 5, 2015

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I am working from home today due to yet another snow storm. Schools are closed all over the state; road crews are working hard to keep the roads at least passable if not totally clear and even moderately safe. The governor has declared a state of emergency, and encouraged all of us to stay home if at all […]