Family Eucharist – February 7th

FAMILY EUCHARIST

There are Sundays set aside for gathering together as a full faith community to worship and celebrate Family Eucharist. On those days, Sunday School is not in session and nursery care will continue to be offered.

This Sunday, the Last Sunday after Epiphany – February 7th – we will (ALL) gather together for Family Eucharist in the Sanctuary. Since there will be no Sunday School offered this day, please come and join us!

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School will resume again on February 14th in time for Valentine’s Day. Check the Parish Calendar for the monthly Sunday School schedule.

NURSERY CARE

Nursery Care is offered for children ages 0 to age 4 in the Education Building from 10:30 am through end of the “Family Eucharist” mid-morning worship service.

Please collect your children afterwards and come join us for a pancake brunch!

LOCATIONS

For the Family Eucharist service – please gather in the Sanctuary. For your convenience, Nursery Care is available in the Education Building. Cowans Hall is located across the courtyard from the sanctuary. For these or other locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

SUNDAY’S READINGS

Here are the readings for the Last Sunday of the Epiphany: Psalm 99, The First Lesson is Exodus 34:29-35, the Second Lesson is 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 and the Gospel is Luke:9:28-36.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SHROVE SUNDAY: Following both worship services this Sunday (Feb. 7th), Boy Scouts Troop 404 will be serving pancakes-yum! to celebrate Shrove Sunday, traditionally held on Fat Tuesday and called Shrove Tuesday. We are departing from tradition just a little so more can participate in the fun festivities.

ASH WEDNESDAY: This Wednesday (Feb. 10th) there will be two services for the Imposition of Ashes. The first will be held at 12:15 and the second service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Through these worship services, we begin our Lenten Journey that leads us from Ashes to Easter Fire. Be sure to bring your children so that they can experience in community the varied services of Lent. It’s a wonderful spiritual experience, too, for those exploring the Christian faith.

LENT: We will be putting together a special Lenten Project and Social Family Gathering (March 20th) after worship service. Be sure to put that date on your calendar and set it aside for Saint Thomas.

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY & EASTER VIGIL: Our children will be taking part in some of those services this year, Palm/Passion Sunday and The Easter Vigil. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer!

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please Contact Sue.

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Shrove Sunday Pancake Brunch – Feb 7th

The season of Lent comes early this year. Before we enter into this time of moderation and reflection leading up to Holy Week and Easter, let’s enjoy an abundance of treats at our annual Shrove Sunday community pancake feast!

WHEN

Sunday, February 7th with seatings at 9:00 a.m. and noon after each of the morning services.

WHERE

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – in Cowans Hall, see Directions & Campus Map

SUPPORT THE BOY SCOUTS

Our Boy Scout Troop 404 will again be assisting us in serving hot off-the-griddle pancakes with a side of ham and all the fixings plus juice, coffee, and tea. We will definitely have enough food on hand for second portions and possibly thirds.

Suggested donations for the pancake brunch are $2 per person, $1 per child (age 6-12), or $5 per family.

Proceeds after expenses will go to the Boy Scouts’ Activities Fund.

So come one and all to enjoy warm fellowship and hot cakes, and to show your support for the scouts at Saint Thomas!

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Calling All Scouts!

There is always room for more good scouts!

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts Troop 404 for boys ages 12 to 18 (six through twelfth grades) meets every Sunday at 6:30 PM in Cowans Hall.

Cub Scout Pack

Cub Scouts Pack 404 is open to boys ages 6-11 (1st – 5th grades) and meets the second Friday of the month at 6:00 PM in Cowans Hall.

Girl Scouts

The girl scouts bring a ray of sunshine and tasty cookies to the community as they gather for fun, exploring, making new friends and community service with their can-do spirit!

The “Daisy” Troop has grown into a Girl Scout “Brownies” Troop (elementary school grades 2-3). The Brownies meet the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 5:00 PM.

Where do all the Scouts meet?

Meetings take place in Cowans Hall, see Directions & Campus Map

Check the Parish Calendar for our next scheduled meetings.

Learn More about the Cub Scouts

Questions?

If you have questions about Boy Scouts Troop 404, Cub Scouts Pack 404, and Girl Scouts “Brownies” Troop – Contact Us.

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Honoring New Eagle Scouts – Jan. 24th

Troop 404 is very excited to honor our very first Eagle Scouts: Ezra, Max, and
Isaac. Together they’ve earned 109 merit badges, hiked thousands of miles, and camped more than 360 nights!

A MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT!

Reaching the rank of Eagle is the culmination of years of hard work and persistence. Scouts must consistently demonstrate mastery of outdoor skills, a deep knowledge of civics, a strong desire to serve the community, and superior leadership skills even in the face of difficult challenges.

It’s estimated that only about 4% of scouts ever reach this goal. We hope you will join us in congratulating Ezra, Max, and Isaac on this monumental achievement!

LET’S CELEBRATE

Now that the hard work is done – the entire St. Thomas community is invited to attend our very first Eagle Court of Honor.

THE DETAILS

WHEN: January 24th at 2:00 pm

WHERE: Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, see Directions and Campus Map.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in Cowans Hall.

PLEASE RSVP

To help us with planning for the reception, we kindly ask that anyone interested in coming – please RSVP. If you have any questions or to RSVP, please Contact Us.

RSVP Deadline: January 21st.

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Relay For Life – June 13

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE

Our very own Scout Troop 404 is taking part in the worthy cause of raising money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society in the world’s largest movement to end cancer.

WHEN & WHERE

Members of the Troop 404 relay team will take turns walking around the track at:

Sunnyvale Middle School, 1080 Mango Ave, Sunnyvale, CA from
Saturday, June 13th, 2015 to Sunday, June 14th, 2015, 10 AM to 10 AM

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Everyone is invited to the venue to cheer on the intrepid walkers. There are also several ways you can show your support online. Visit the Troop 404’s Relay for Life webpage, and you will have the option to Donate, Dedicate a Luminaria, or sign up to Join The Team.

Go Troop 404 – you’re doing great work!!!

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