First Sunday in Lent – Zoom Service

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82690025101

Welcome to ZOOM worship at St. Thomas

This Sunday is February 21, 2021, the First Sunday in Lent you are invited to join Pastor Salying at 10:00am for open conversation before worship begins at 10:30am.

Now that most of us know how to use Zoom, the half hour before service usually dedicated to trouble-shooting will also be an open time to connect with one another and with the pastor.  

All are welcome.  Just sign in as usual. All others, at 10:20-10:25am Sunday, please connect to our worship meeting.

There are two ways to do this:

1.  by computer or smartphone (video and audio):

You may access our ZOOM meeting on the following link:   

2. by telephone (audio only):

Dial +1 669 900 9128        Meeting ID: 826 9002 5101

When prompted for a participant number, touch the pound key #

Notes for dial-in users: *6 (star 6) to mute/unmute the audio from your phone to the meeting. 

This doesn’t stop audio from the meeting to you.

*9 (star 9) raise your hand to (hopefully) let someone else at the meeting know you’d like to speak. You may use *9 again to lower your raised hand.

Actual connection time may take several minutes; please be patient.

Once you are connected, your face (or phone number) should appear in a square on your screen, as will the faces of others who have signed in, including Pastor Salying.

Note: For the sake of audio clarity, your mic will be muted on entry.

We will begin with introductory remarks, announcements, and then worship with Morning Prayer together as one large body.

After the liturgy, all are invited to stay for a special event:

Our Spring Fling Revue

You may print the order of service from the attached document, OR you may follow along when the order of service appears on the screen.

When all are ready, the officiant will begin.

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Zentangle Workshop with Abby on Saturday, February 20th from 2 – 4pm (on Zoom).

Zentangle for Lent from Abby O’Connell
This year we will be offering a new Lenten meditative practice called Zentangle.

What is Zentangle, you ask? It is an easy – to – learn, relaxing and fun way to make beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called tangles.

Abby O’Connell will lead the workshop on Saturday, February 20th from 2 – 4pm (on Zoom).

Attendance via Zoom:
Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84186755795
ID: 841 8675 5795, no password

You will need to collect FOUR items to prepare for the workshop:
1) White paper – cut into 4×4″ squares
2) A black pen – preferably a roller-ball style pen
3) An old-fashioned wooden pencil, sharpened
4) a Q-Tip

To sign-up or for inquiries, you may contact Abby O’Connell – see the Church Directory. If you are new to St. Thomas, please reach out to the parish administrator by email: office@stthomas-svale.org to make initial contact.

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Ash Wednesday Zoom Services – Feb. 17th @ 12:15 & 7:00 PM

As we leave the season of Epiphany marked by a celebration of Jesus’ Transfiguration, we embark now on the season of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday on February 17th, 2021. It is a time of reflection, fasting, and repentance in preparation for Eastertide.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES – 12:15 PM & 7:00 PM

Please join us on Zoom (see connection details and service bulletins below) at one of the two services being offered on February 17th.

Welcome to ZOOM worship at St. Thomas @ 12:15 PM

Service Bulletin for Ash Wednesday 12:15 PM

Please connect to our worship meeting at 12:15 pm using one of the following Zoom methods.

There are two ways to do this.

By computer or smartphone (video and audio):

You may access our ZOOM meeting on the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82837944592

  1. by telephone (audio only):

Dial +1 669 900 9128       Meeting ID:  828 3794 4592

When prompted for a participant number, touch the pound key #

One tap mobile      +16699009128,,82837944592#

Actual connection time may take several minutes; please be patient.

Once you are connected, your face (or phone number) should appear in a square on your screen, as will the faces of others who have signed in, including Pastor Salying.

Note: For the sake of audio clarity, your mic will be muted on entry.

Please follow along when the order of service appears on the screen. When all are ready, the officiant will begin.

Welcome to ZOOM worship at St. Thomas @ 7:00 PM

Service Bulletin for Ash Wednesday 7:00 PM

Please connect to our worship meeting at 7:00 PM using one of the following Zoom methods.

There are two ways to do this.

1.   by computer or smartphone (video and audio):

You may access our ZOOM meeting on the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86313271549

2.   by telephone (audio only):

Dial +1 669 900 9128       Meeting ID:  86313271549

When prompted for a participant number, touch the pound key #

Actual connection time may take several minutes; please be patient.

Once you are connected, your face (or phone number) should appear in a square on your screen, as will the faces of others who have signed in, including Pastor Salying.

Note: For the sake of audio clarity, your mic will be muted on entry.

Please follow along when the order of service appears on the screen. When all are ready, the officiant will begin.

WHAT IS ASH WEDNESDAY?

Ash Wednesday traditionally marks the first day of Lent, a 40-day period of time (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter. This is a time many Christians set aside to remember Christ’s life during His 40 days of fasting in the desert. The period from Ash Wednesday to Easter excluding Sundays mirrors these forty days that are segmented by six Sundays, considered celebration days where we gather as a faith community to commemorate Christ’s resurrection.

CHRISTIAN RITUAL

According to Wikipedia, the Ash Wednesday ritual is described this way:

“Ashes are ceremonially placed on the heads of Christians on Ash Wednesday, either by being sprinkled over their heads or, more often, by being marked on their foreheads as a visible cross.

The words used traditionally to accompany this gesture are:

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. – (Based on Genesis 3:19)

In the 1969 revision of the Roman Rite, an alternative formula was introduced and given first place:

Repent, and believe in the Gospel. – (Mark 1:15)”

These acts of observance are designed to guide us on our spiritual journeys to draw us closer as a faith community to Jesus Christ, in whom we place our faith.

QUESTIONS OR SPECIAL NEEDS

If you have questions or special needs, please Contact Us.

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Happy Chinese Lunar New Year

Officially starting on Friday, February 12th this year. In China and in communities around the world, it extends into a week-long celebration.

Lunar New Year is more broadly celebrated in Asia and areas of the Middle East with varying traditions and expressions.

The Chinese lettering on the slider is taken from both Mandarin and Cantonese dialects to convey “New Year Goodness!” and “Happiness and Prosperity!” greetings.

For more information about the cultural customs and celebrations of Chinese Lunar New Year, please follow the below link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year

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Zoom with Us – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Welcome to ZOOM worship at St. Thomas.

This Sunday is February 7, 2021, the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.

At 10:00am, you are invited to join Pastor Salying for open conversation before worship begins at 10:30am.

Now that most of us know how to use Zoom, the half hour before service usually dedicated to trouble-shooting will also be an open time to connect with one another and with the pastor.  All are welcome.  Just sign in as usual.

All others, at 10:20-10:25am Sunday, please connect to our worship meeting.

There are two ways to do this:

1.  by computer or smartphone (video and audio):

You may access our ZOOM meeting on the following link:   

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82690025101

2. by telephone (audio only):

Dial +1 669 900 9128        Meeting ID: 826 9002 5101

When prompted for a participant number, touch the pound key #

Notes for dial-in users: *6 (star 6) to mute/unmute the audio from your phone to the meeting. This doesn’t stop audio from the meeting to you.

*9 (star 9) raise your hand to (hopefully) let someone else at the meeting know you’d like to speak. You may use *9 again to lower your raised hand.

Actual connection time may take several minutes; please be patient.

Once you are connected, your face (or phone number) should appear in a square on your screen, as will the faces of others who have signed in, including Pastor Salying.

Note: For the sake of audio clarity, your mic will be muted on entry.

We will begin with introductory remarks, announcements, and then worship with Morning Prayer together as one large body.

We will begin with introductory remarks, announcements, and then worship with Morning Prayer together as one large body.

After the liturgy, all are invited to stay for a community gathering; depending on the day, it will either be at-large, in large groups, or as a special event.

You may print the order of service from this document, OR you may follow along when the order of service appears on the screen.

When all are ready, the officiant will begin.

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