Posts by St Thomas Episcopal

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Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—June 22nd, 2017

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Happy Summer! As I write, it is the longest day that has the longest span of daylight of the year. Starting tomorrow, each day will get a bit shorter – and it’s all downhill from there until December, when we start all over again. But for today, Summer is a comin’ in! Check out this […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—June 15th, 2017

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The peonies in the garden are fading fast, the rhododendron and azaleas are long gone, as are the iris. We have entered what in the Church is the long season following Pentecost, often called the “green’ season because the vestments worn by the clergy are green. In the Roman Catholic Church this is called ‘Ordinary […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—June 8th, 2017

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This is a busy week in the life of the church, from the local to the global. On Saturday we will gather with other people from the Watchung Convocation and with our bishop for the annual Confirmation service. Five young women from St Thomas will be confirmed: Trinity Mikuta, Jordan Oldenberg, Sophia Walker, Mackenzie Kapples […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—June 1st, 2017

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This Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost, when the Church marks the coming of the Holy Spirit on the disciples. The Spirit descended upon them like flames of fire, and there was great wind. All around them were amazed, because they suddenly heard these disciples speaking in languages not their own – through gifts that […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—May 25th, 2017

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Tomorrow is Ascension Day!           Ascension Day falls forty days after Easter, and marks the last of Jesus’ post-Resurrection appearances. The lessons focus on the final instructions of Jesus to the disciples, and the beginnings of their ministry and mission. One of my favorite set of verses is from the Acts […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—May 18th, 2017

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In the Gospel for this coming Sunday we read these words: “Jesus said, ”If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—April 20, 2017

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Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain, wheat that in dark earth many days has lain; love lives again, that with the dead has been: Love is come again like wheat that springeth green John Macleod Campbell Crum Hymn 204, Hymnal 1982 ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN! THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED! ALLELUIA!   […]