Weekly Rumination - 10 April 2014

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frpaul175NOTE to the reader: This rumination was first offered in 2012 as we entered Holy Week. The story speaks to the same journey then, yet different by two years for us as we enter this Holy Week. I pray you may find the attached The Journey of Holy Week a guide and invitation to share in the mystery and majesty that is OUR Holy Week! Fr. Paul+


“We must make our homes the center of compassion and to forgive endlessly.” Mother Teresa

As I enter the Passion of Christ this Palm Sunday, THE most holy week of our Christian tradition and what makes us “Christian”, I am always struck by the tension of those events that make up this week and how they connect to my life and journey in real time. How easily I PROCLAIM Jesus as my Lord and Savior until challenged, and then often fleeing in ABANDONMENT like those disciples from the Garden of Gethsemane in the face of “popular opinion.” The way I seek to be loving as Jesus calls us to “love one another” until my RESENTMENT AND JUDGMENT of others takes over my lovingness.


Welcome to Saint Thomas's

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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