Holy Week and Easter 2015

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Sunday, March 29: Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

    8:00 a.m.     Liturgy of the Palms, Reading of the Passion, Holy Eucharist I

  10:30 a.m.     Liturgy of the Palms, Reading of the Passion, Holy Eucharist II

    5:30 p.m.     Liturgy of the Palms, Reading of the Passion,
                        Holy Eucharist, Inclusive Language Liturgy


Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 2

Evening Prayer at 5:15 p.m.


Tuesday, March 31

11:00 a.m.       Renewal of Ordination Vows and Holy Eucharist at Christ Church, Dover


Wednesday in Holy Week, April 1

  12:10 p.m.     Holy Eucharist with Anointing & Prayers for Healing


Maundy Thursday, April 2

    6:00 p.m.     Soup and Bread Supper in the Great Hall

    7:30 p.m.     Maundy Thursday Liturgy, Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist II and Stripping of the Altar, followed by Nightwatch hours in prayer at the Garden of Repose until the Good Friday liturgy begins

  10:00 p.m.     Compline


Good Friday, April 3

    8:00 a.m.     Morning Prayer

  12:00 noon    Good Friday Liturgy with Sermon and Solemn Collects

    7:00 p.m.     Stations of the Cross led by the Liturgy Guild of St. Thomas’s Parish


Holy Saturday, April 4

    7:00 p.m.     The Great Vigil of Easter – Festal Celebration of Holy Eucharist with incense


Easter Day, April 5

    8:00 a.m.     Holy Eucharist 

  10:30 a.m.     Festal Holy Eucharist with Choir & Brass


    5:30 p.m.     NO SERVICE on Easter Day


Rumination - 17 Feb 2015

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frpaul175“Come, let us sing to the Lord; * let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving * and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.” Psalm 95, The “Venite”

Many of us do not readily jump for joy at the invitation to a Holy Lent. You know, the invitation we hear in our liturgy that we await with great anticipation and energy –“… by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word.” Isn’t really just easier to GIVE UP something in Lent than to take on more activities in an already way too busy life? How about if I just give up chocolate again for Lent … well, most of Lent. When we are stuck in this way of thinking about the gift of a Holy Lent to be actually lived out in our life, there is little hope of hearing the invitation to come as expressed in Psalm 95.


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We are thankful and delighted that you have visited our parish family of St. Thomas’!  We are a diverse congregation that shares in a faithful, committed, active parish life.  Being adjacent to the University of Delaware, we embody a special spiritual and intellectual energy that we hope will engage you in mind and spirit.  Our hope is that you freely explore the many ministry opportunities that express your gifts and interests – in worship, study, social action, hospitality, Christian education for young and adult, our musical and choir programs, publications, pastoral care, and other pathways you may chose or may bring to us.  There are many, many ways you can share your gifts and grow in faith with us.

I am honored to share in the mutual ministry of St. Thomas’ parish, as together we seek to grow more deeply in God and Christ in our living.  If I may be of help to you in becoming acclimated at St. Thomas’, I would be delighted to meet with you at our mutual convenience and share the sacred stories that make up our life and faith experience.

Again, our warmest welcome in Christ to you and hope you will find the presence of Christ among us as you seek your spiritual home.

Faithfully in Christ,

The Reverend Paul W. Gennett, Jr., Rector

The Rev. Deacon Cecily Sawyer Harmon, Episcopal Campus Minister

St. Thomas's Episcopal Church
276 S. College Avenue
Newark, Delaware 19711-5235

Parish Office:(302) 368-4644