Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas Church—September 25, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-01-21 at 2.51.46 PMTHIS WEEK AT ST.THOMAS

Sunday, September 28, 2014 –The 16th Sunday after Pentecost The rector will be away from September 22 through October 1. For pastoral emergencies, please call the parish office (908)996-4091.

Monday, September 29 – The Feast of St Michael and All Angels

Wednesday, October 1 - No Midweek Service, Choir rehearsal at 7:15pm – all are welcome!

Saturday, October 4 – St Francis of Assisi

NEXT SUNDAY: October 5 - 17th Sunday after Pentecost, Blessing of animals following each service. All animals are welcome. We ask that, for the safety and comfort of all, animals be appropriately restrained.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Thursday, October 16 – Vestry Meeting at 7:00pm

Saturday, October 18 – St. John’s Fair in Somerville, NJ – vendors are welcome! For more info contact Valerie at qqvasm@yahoo.com or 908-727-0533

Monday, October 20 – November Newsletter submissions due

Sunday, October 26 – Halloween Parade immediately after the 10:00am service

Friday, October 31 – All Hallows E’en (Halloween)

Monday, November 1 – All Saints Day (observed on Noember 2)

Thursday, November 13 – A Taste of Hunterdon 2014 will be held at the Grand Colonial in Hampton, NJ.  Youth Group: Pumpkin Picking and Smashing

Saturday, November 15 – St. Thomas’ 5th Annual Tricky Tray! 1:00-5:00pm at North Hunterdon High School

Diocesan Offices Opening Up at 2015 Convention

Forms are out for nominations at the next 2105 Diocesan Convention. If you are interested in filling one of these offices that are opening up, please see Carol. Please submit your recommendations no later than October 29, 2014. There is a statement of qualification that is requested to be 75 words or less and that form can be found at www.dioceseofnj.org. A sample packet is in the Gallery starting this week.

Flemington Area Food Pantry clients are facing bare shelves.

Reported in the Hunterdon Democrat in September – for more information, visit www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssl/2014/09/flemington area food pantry sh.html or http://flemingtonfoodpantry.org/what-we-need/

Food needs include: low sugar cereals, soup, canned fruit packed in water, coffee, oatmeal, boxed baking goods (cakes, muffins), pancake mix &syrup, canned meat (chicken, tuna, etc.), frozen meats & vegetables (must be delivered directly to pantry during open hours).  Also needed are personal care items: laundry detergent, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo & conditioner, men’s razors & shaving cream, diapers (infant thru adult sizes), and feminine care items. Your donations make a difference!

Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:30am

Wednesdays, October 1 & 15 – 5:30pm-8:00pm

Saturdays, October 4 & 18 – 9:30am-11:30am

Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon, Inc.

Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers in the area to serve homebound neighbors a hot noontime meal. The commitment to drive is only once per month during a weekday. It only takes an hour or two to get that good feeling of giving. All new drivers are given an orientation and are provided with printed directions and maps. For more information, call the Meals on Wheels office at (908) 284-0735 or visit their website at www.mowih.org.  Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon, Inc. is a small, private, non-profit, charitable agency serving approximately 220 homebound seniors every day on twenty-two routes throughout Hunterdon County. In 2013, Meals on Wheels served about 58,000 meals to over 400 homebound people.

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