Sunday School – Sept. 29th

STARTS @ 10:30 AM

This week’s Sunday School class will gather in the Treasure classroom and then proceed over to Cowans Hall to help with Family Ministry’s much looked forward to Annual Chili Feed.

The children will assist with setting up and decorating the tables plus helping to create some yummy desserts for this special event.

An extra thanks to Breno and Naveen for helping with “Games on the Plaza” to follow after lunch. Please come out and join us for a fun-filled Sunday!

READINGS

These are the readings for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Psalm 146, The First Reading is Amos 6:1a, 4-7, The Second Reading is 1 Timothy 6:6-19 and the Gospel is Luke 16:19-31.

MEMORY VERSE

“I will sing and praise the Lord God for as long as I live.” ~ Psalm 146:2. (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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Celebrate Michaelmas with Chili Feed & Games – Sunday, Sept. 29th

In honor of our annual Michaelmas celebration, we cordially invite you to join us on Sunday, September 29th for some family fun and tasty chili feed.

WHAT IS MICHAELMAS?

It is the celebration named for Saint Michael, the Archangel, who is usually represented in armor trampling Lucifer, symbolized as a dragon. Also known as the Feast of Saint Michael, Feast of the Archangels and the Feast of Saint Michael And All Angels. It was a holy day of obligation in the Western or Roman Catholic church up until the 18th century.

The roots of Michaelmas can be traced all the way back to the third century and is oftentimes associated with the season of gathering in the final harvest. It has undergone a variety of expressions over time. Today, we continue this tradition in our own unique way as we celebrate harvest time and the slaying of our personal demons.

CHILI FEED & GAMES

Family Ministry will host the annual Chili Feed in Cowans Hall with games of skill & daring to follow in the courtyard after lunch.

SAVE THE DATE & TIME

Sunday, September 29th at (approx. Noon) immediately after 10:30 Worship Service.

LOCATION

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – 231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

If you’re new to the parish, see Directions and Campus Map

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please Contact Sue Beckham

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Sunday School – Sept. 30th

STARTS @ 10:30 AM

This Sunday we will be celebrating Michaelmas by presenting the Family Ministry Chili Feed. We will gather in Cowans Hall at 10:30 AM to have the Children, under the direction of the Teachers, set up the tables and create the Desserts for the Event. After Lunch on this day we will have a series of Games on the Plaza which we ask the parents supervise.

READINGS

These are the readings for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Psalm 124, The First Reading is Esther 7:1-6, 9-10 ;9:20-22, The Second Reading is James 5:13-20 and the Gospel Mark 9:38-50.

MEMORY VERSE

“The LORD made heaven and earth, and he is the one who sends us help.” – Psalm 124:8 (CEV – Contemporary English Version).

NURSERY CARE*

Nursery care with Tina is available for infants and children (up to 4 years*) during the 10:30 AM morning service. The Nursery is located in the Education Building.

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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Family Ministry Chili Feed & Ask Bertram! – Sunday, September 30th

In honor of our annual Michaelmas celebration, we invite you to join us in gathering together on Sunday, September 30th for some family fun, a chili feed and some quality Q & A time with Deacon Bertram.

WHAT IS MICHAELMAS?

It is the celebration named for Saint Michael, the Archangel, who is usually represented in armor trampling Lucifer, symbolized as a dragon. Also known as the Feast of Saint Michael, Feast of the Archangels and the Feast of Saint Michael And All Angels. It was a holy day of obligation in the Western or Roman Catholic church up until the 18th century.

The roots of Michaelmas can be traced all the way back to the third century and is oftentimes associated with the season of gathering in the final harvest. It has undergone a variety of expressions over time. Today, we continue this tradition in our own unique way as we celebrate harvest time and the slaying of our personal demons.

CHILI FEED & GAMES

Family Ministry will host the annual Chili Feed in Cowans Hall directly after mid morning (10:30 am) service.

Games of skill and daring will take place on the labyrinth in the outer Courtyard following lunch.

Q&A WITH DEACON BERTRAM

As a special treat, we have arranged for a special Q&A session with Bertram Nagarajah, who joined St. Thomas in June serving as our newest deacon. If you’ve not had an opportunity to become acquainted with him, he will be on hand in Cowans Hall to satisfy your curiosity–get to know him better.

SAVE THE DATE & TIME

Sunday, September 24th at (approx. Noon) after 10:30 Worship Service lets out.

LOCATION

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – 231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

If you’re new to the parish, see Directions and Campus Map

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please Contact Sue Beckham

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Celebrate Michaelmas with Family Ministry – Sept. 24th

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DRAGON that is…

I’m getting ready for the Saint Thomas Michaelmas Celebration and a Chili Feed hosted by Family Ministry, and myself, of course!

We will hold games of skill, dexterity and daring outside in the Courtyard following the Chili Feed.

While Saint Michael hunts the Devil in the guise of a dragon, this dragon will feast on Fiery Chili with all of the fixings. Not to worry, there will be some less potent concoctions for those who can’t take the heat!

Join me and Family Ministry for an afternoon of fun and fellowship!

WHEN

Sunday, September 24th at Noon or whenever 10:30 Worship Service lets out

WHERE

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – 231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Chili will be served in Cowans Hall with fun and games in the Courtyard to follow. If you’re new to the parish, see Directions and Campus Map

TRADITION OF MICHAELMAS

If you’re interested in learning more about the history of the Feast Day of Michael and All Angels, and its traditions in the United Kingdom, see Michaelmas

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please Contact Sue Beckham

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