February 21, 2021
Snow Angels: Please consider being a “Snow Angel” and make a donation to the Snow Removal Fund at St. Thomas of Canterbury. Any dollar amount given will be helpful. Checks can be made payable to St. Thomas of Canterbury and write Snow Angel in the memo section. You can also go on-line through our website and contribute under the GIVE ONLINE option. Then under the VENDOR PAYMENTS option choose “SNOW ANGELS”.
Winter Adult Christian Formation Offerings:
All Bible Studies, Forums and Discussions on Zoom
Zoom ID: 873 7410 8112 + Passcode: STOC1958
Tuesday Bible Study: Gospel of St. Mark
Join us on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. as we study and discuss this Gospel.
Compline will follow our Bible Study at 8:30 p.m. on Zoom and Facebook Live
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom beginning March 3, 2021.
The Uncomfortable Christian Book Club
We Preach Christ Crucified by Rev. Kenneth Leech
Monday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Witnessing to the Cross of Christ stands at the very heart of Christian spirituality and without it our faith makes no sense. In Father Kenneth Leech’s classic Lenten book, he draws from his own prayer, study of the Bible, and encounters with others to offer a rich account of the resurrection for today. The themes of suffering and healing, justice and compassion, and Christ’s dying and rising all come together in a compelling theology of discipleship and ministry.
Lenten Book Discussion with Deacon Judy - The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene by Liz Curtis Higgs
Saturday, March 13 at 9:00 a.m.
The ECW will provide limited copies of the book. Please contact Deacon Judy or the Parish Office to reserve your copy. The book is also available through Amazon and Cokesbury.
Prayer Circle on Zoom – Tuesdays at 1 p.m. on Zoom. If you have any prayer requests or would like to add someone to our prayer list, please contact Deacon Judy or Jill by noon on Tuesday. For more information on the Prayer Circle or to join in, contact Deacon Judy 631-656-8871.
This Week at STOC
Sunday – Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. will be Livestreamed on Facebook & Zoom)
Tuesday – Morning Prayer for Lent 8:30 a.m. Livestreamed on Facebook
Prayer Circle 1 p.m. on Zoom
Bible Study 7:30 p.m., Compline 8:30 p.m. on Zoom and Facebook Live.
Wednesday – Morning Prayer for Lent 8:30 a.m. Livestreamed on Facebook
Midday Prayer 11:30 a.m.
Thursday - Morning Prayer for Lent 8:30 a.m. Livestreamed on Facebook
Sunday Worship This Week:
Preacher: The Rev. John Jeffrey Purchal, Rector
Lesson: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Psalter: Psalm 25:1-9
Gospel: Mark 1:9-15
“A Lenten Meditation” by Robert Powell
“Now, Let us all With One Accord” H147
“There is a Balm in Gilead” H676
“There is a Balm in Gilead” by Gilbert Martin
“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” H690
“Jesus Walked This Lonely Valley” by Marianne Kim
Soloist: Nancy Darman
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship will be Livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
Zoom ID: 854 7362 2498 Passcode: STOC1958
February Birthday Wishes Go To:
1 – Marge Fey 12 – Joe Moleti
8 – Erin Jordan 13 – Billy Weller
Jonathan Tong 17 – Jennifer Tong
Kim Ruggiero 18 – Laura Nochisaki
Jane Caluori 22 – Cooper Aull
9 – Josephine Raleigh Wendy Bowman
February Anniversary Wishes Go To:
14 - Kathy & Paul Willig 23 - Laura & John Nochisaki
Parish Prayer List
Ann, Don, Jim, Jeffrey, Tina, Edna, Pam, Tim, Clayton, Dorothy, Kenneth, Denise, Gerri, Paul, Judy, William, Frank, Mary, Alice, Nancy, Janet
Received into God’s loving arms of mercy and the glorious company of the saints in light,
Fran Thomas, wife of Bob Thomas, Charlotte Janosick, aunt of Tony Kozyrski, and Phyllis Giannizzero, wife of Frank and friend of Margaret Martorano.
(Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to add or remove a name on the Prayer List)
For more information about St. Thomas of Canterbury, updates, schedules and worship materials, check out our Parish Website:www.StThomasofCanterbury.net
“Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling.” – Dorothy Day