Rumination - 30 Aug 2014

Written by Fr. Paul Gennett, Jr. on .



“Go stand at the crossroads and look around. Ask for directions to the old road, The tried-and-true road. Then take it. Discover the right route for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16, The Message

Fr. PaulI was thinking the other day that it has been a while since I shared any rumination from my journey of life with you. I checked our web page and saw that it was around the Day of Pentecost. Three months have passed by, one-quarter of a year -- where did this year go?These thoughts bubbled up while on the beach at Rehoboth, our last gasp of summer rest. I know I should not be thinking about these things, of church and work, while on vacation. But September breathes its hot breath of getting going, hitting the high gear of program pretty fast and very soon. I looked at my calendar for September. It is filled with six day work weeks the whole month, with a couple that bubble over to all seven days. How did that happen?

Thankfully I have learned at these times when I am moving to fast in the making-myself-crazy lane of life, I STOP! It is one of God’s added benefits to look at the ocean, to watch and listen to the rhythm of the waves going in and out, going in and out, without ceasing or seeming care about the making-myself-crazy ways that I can get into at any particular time or place. And this is God’s invitation to me to return to a rhythm of prayer, a prayer for the year to come, a prayer of us all.


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