Sunday School – Feb 23rd

STARTS AT 10:30 AM

This Sunday, class will be held in the Heart Classroom. We will be studying Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday as we prepare for Lent. We will enjoy a Mardi Gras Treat.

READINGS

These are the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Psalm 2, the First Reading is Exodus 24:12-18, the Second Reading is 2 Peter 1:16-21, and the Gospel is Matthew 17:1-9.

MEMORY VERSE

The memory verse if you choose to use it is: “This is my own dear son, and I am pleased with him. Listen to what he says!” ~ Matthew 17:5 (CEV, Contemporary English Version)

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

NEW STUDENTS – FIRST VISIT

Hello Parents and Guardians – if this is your student’s first time with us, please arrive a few minutes early to register your child.

We follow safe church practices, so its important that we know who’s in attendance, have parents(s) or guardian(s) check children in-and-out, and provide us us with any important details including contact info in the event of an emergency. Teachers are happy to help 🙂

Education building doors are locked 10 minutes after church service begins for added security…so give yourself a little extra time this first day. Teachers will be available to offer assistance to parents and children with registration, questions or any special needs – just introduce yourself and they’ll take it from there. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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Ash Wednesday Services – March 6th @ 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 March 6, 2019. It is a time of reflection, fasting, and repentance in preparation for Eastertide.

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

Please join us at one of the two services being offered on March 6. We will gather together and celebrate Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at 12:15 PM and 7:00 PM.

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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Ash Wednesday Services – Feb. 14th

As we leave the (pancake) Feast of Transfiguration Sunday behind, the season of Lent soon approaches with the onset of Ash Wednesday (this year) on February 14th. It is a time of reflection, of fasting, and repentance in anticipation and preparation for Eastertide.

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

We will be offering an afternoon and evening service to gather together and celebrate Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes.

Please join us at one of the two services times – 12:15 and 7:00 PM.

WHAT IS ASH WEDNESDAY

Ash Wednesday is traditionally marked as 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, 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, whom we place our faith.

QUESTIONS OR SPECIAL NEEDS

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

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Ash Wednesday Services – March 1st

Please Join Us

As we leave the feast of Shrove Tuesday behind, now is the time to begin a season of fasting and repentance with the observance of Ash Wednesday on March 1st.

Three Services

Ashes-to-go
at the Sunnyvale Caltrain Station, 7:30 AM

Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
at St. Thomas at 12:15 PM and 7:00 PM

What is Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is traditionally marked as 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, 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, whom we place our faith.

Questions?

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

Slide show image of Fort Point, San Francisco by Kristin Munday.

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Ash Wednesday Services – Feb 10th

PLEASE JOIN US

As the Epiphany season ends and we bid farewell to the feast of Shrove Tuesday, we approach the Lenten season of fasting, repentance and contemplation, starting with the observance of Ash Wednesday on February 10th.

SERVICE TIMES

Two service times are available at 12:15 PM and 7:00 PM

LOCATION

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – The Sanctuary, see Directions and Campus Map

There will either be signs or someone to direct you at the entrance to the sanctuary.

WHAT IS ASH WEDNESDAY?

Ash Wednesday is traditionally marked as the first day of Lent, a 40 day liturgical season (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 observances are designed to guide us on our spiritual journeys, drawing us closer as a faith community to Jesus Christ, in whom we place our faith.

QUESTIONS?

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

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