March 8, 2018
" And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me. "
~ Matthew 25:40
Welcome Rev. Suzanne Poulin
Our new Rector’s first Sunday is THIS Sunday, March 11!

The Reverend Suzanne Poulin will celebrate Eucharist with us at 8 am and 10 am.

This is a new beginning for all of us! The start of a fresh and exciting chapter in the life of our St. Thomas’ faith community. After almost four years of interim status, we leave the past behind and embark on new possibilities for St Thomas’. 

YOU need to be part of this new beginning filled with hope and joy. PLEASE join us Sunday at either 8 am or 10 am. 

After the 8 am service, we will have a complimentary breakfast buffet, giving you a chance to chat with Rev. Sue.  After the
10 am service, we will have a coffee hour reception, also giving you a chance to meet and chat with Rev. Sue.  Please help with this transition by using the name tags we will have available. This will not only help each of us, but will be especially helpful to Rev. Sue.
 
Peace, 
Kevin Gorham
Senior Warden

Don’t be late on Sunday! Set those clocks ahead the night before!  It's time to spring forward with Daylight Saving Time.
The Easter Bunny Is Coming For Breakfast
Hop on over to St. Thomas' Ervin Hall on Saturday, March 31, from 8:30 to 11:00 am for egg decorating, crafts, photos, and fun.

Chef Tim will be featuring breakfast sandwiches and tater tots. This event is open to all, children and adults. Please note that we are handicap accessible. The cost is $5 per person.

If you would like to help with the event, please contact Judi Turner. Helpers are needed for set up, clean up, and egg dying - looking for a special high or middle schooler to be this year's Easter Bunny.


March 25 - PALM SUNDAY

March 26, 27, 28 - Holy Week prayer services

March 29 - Maundy Thursday Eucharist Service -
conclusion of service, the altar will be stripped and our
overnight watch will begin

March 31 -
EASTER VIGIL SERVICE

April 1 - EASTER SUNDAY
Lenten Readings & Reflections
Explore the forgotten stories of African-Americans in New Hampshire told in a daily series of readings and reflections.

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire invites you to read and contemplate these stories over the forty days of Lent.

As we learn about and understand the past, may we deepen the conversation about race in our state and country with the goal of creating the "beloved community".

Loving With All Your Heart, Soul,
Strength, and Mind
Lent is a time for introspection and self-reflection, a time to reflect on the core of what it means to live a Christian life.
  
Join us for small group discussion and a shared simple meal for the 6 weeks during Lent on Sunday evenings 5-7 pm, February 18 to March 25. Come for one or all of the evenings as your schedule allows.

Free books are available for self-reflection during Lent. They are designed for use as an individual reflection or for group study, this guide provides a foundation for seeking a deeper experience of love and Lent, an experience that will help prepare us for the true meaning of Easter.

Please contact the church office to let us know you are coming, if you need transportation, or if you need child care. Preparations for assistance can be made by request. ALL ARE WELCOME, bring a friend 
Annual Tea

Our Annual High Tea At The Castle is being held on Saturday, April 14 from 2-4 pm.

Bring your friends for good food, good times, and a relaxing afternoon. Tickets available from Nancy Stafford Parsons in the cafe between church services or by contacting the church office. Tickets are $18 pre-sales, $20 at the door. 
Kids 3 Years Old T0 6th Grade Are Welcome - 
Session starts at
9:30 am each Sunday!

If you have questions about
Kids Rock, please contact 
Sunday Services are at
8 am and 10 am
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March 4 - 5 - 7 pm "Living Well Through Lent" discussion series

March 11 - Welcome our new rector Rev. Suzanne Poulin

March 18 - 5 - 7 pm "Living Well Through Lent" discussion series

March 25 - PALM SUNDAY
5 - 7 pm "Living Well Through Lent" discussion series

March 26, 27, 28 - Holy Week prayer services

March 29 - Maundy Thursday Eucharist Service
conclusion of service, the altar will be stripped and our
overnight watch will begin

March 31 - 8:30 - 11 am Easter Bunny Breakfast
EASTER VIGIL SERVICE

April 1 - EASTER SUNDAY

April 14 - Annual Spring Tea
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Do You Have News?
If you have news to share about the St. Thomas community, please contact Larissa in the church office at 603-742-3155 or reach her by  email.

5 Hale Street
Dover, New Hampshire 03820

Phone: 603-742-3155
Web: stdover.org
Email: sttomas@stdover.org