The Episcopal Church
of Saint Thomas the Apostle
in Morgantown, Pennsylvania
The Third Sunday
after the Epiphany (A)
and the Annual Meeting of the Parish
January 22, 2023
Dear Friends,

Our Weekly Bible Study continues on Monday, January 23rd. We gather in the Fellowship Hall on Monday at 10:00 a.m. for a brief "Prayer at Noon" from the Book of Common Prayer. Then we read and discuss the readings for the coming Sunday. All are welcome. Please join us if you are able.

Tomorrow, (Sunday) we gather as a Community of Faith, and as a Parish Family, for our Annual Parish Meeting. We will gather in the church after the Eucharist concludes (it may take us 10 minutes or so to prepare for the meeting--a good time to stretch and to take a break before the meeting).

At the meeting, we will elect new members to serve on our Vestry, approve the budget for 2023, and hear reports from our Treasurer, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, and Priest-in-Charge. All are welcome!

Many thanks to our Nominating Committee for their hard work in helping the Vestry to select the candidates for the Vestry Class of 2023 (Liz Beebe, Pat Mast, Amy Smith). The candidates who have agreed to serve on the Vestry are:

Bill Bahn,
Evans Goodling,
and Donna McLay.

The Collect for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

To view today's bulletin, please click here.
To view the Prayer List for today, please click here.
To view the readings for today, please click here.

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY will take place this year, January 18-25. It begins with the Feast of the Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle and concludes with the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle. Let us pray, in the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ, that we "may all be one."

THE VESTRY RETREAT will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mariawald Retreat Center.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE for Jim Hathaway will be held on January 28, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Brethren Village Chapel located 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

BISHOP +KEVIN will join us on Sunday, February 19, 2023 for the Bishop's Visitation and the celebration of a new ministry.
Anniversaries and Birthdays for January, 2023

Barbara Goodling      January 2
Hank Zawada            January 11
Millard Cook             January 12
Kate Stalnaker           January 12
Liz Beebe                January 24
Margie Moore           January 26
Helen Harclerode      January 29
Amy Smith                January 31

The Collect for Saint Thomas the Apostle

Ever living God, who strengthened your Apostle, Thomas,
with firm and certain faith in your Son’s resurrection:
Grant us so perfectly, and without doubt, to believe
in Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God,
that our faith may never be found wanting in your sight;
through him who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Contact us and learn more about us

Telephone: (484) 943-9033 (To speak with the Priest-in-Charge)
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