Sunday School – Mar. 1st

STARTS AT 10:30 AM

This Sunday Students will meet in the “Heart” classroom where they will continue to explore the Bible. For those who did not receive a Lenten Calendar, please be sure to pick one up. 🙂

READINGS

These are the readings for the First Sunday in Lent: Psalm 32, The First Reading is Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7, The Second Reading is Romans 5:12-19, and the Gospel is Matthew 4:1-11.

MEMORY VERSE

The memory verse if you choose to use it is: “The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert so that the devil could test him.” ~ Matthew 4:1 (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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Vacation Bible School – Aug 20th

VBS @ 9:30 AM in EDUCATION BUILDING

This Sunday is the last session of VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL CAMP. We will meet at 9:30 in the Education Building where we will learn the Bible Story of Jesus Walking on Water through Games, Stories, Arts and Crafts, Music and Creation of Snacks and the fun of eating them.

Please wear clothes that can get wet and shoes that you can run in. Hope to see you there.

Childcare is available with Tina in the Education Building – Nursery for children up to four (4) years of age.

NEW STUDENTS – FIRST VISIT

Hello Parents and Guardians – if this is your student’s first time with us, please show up 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. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

READINGS – ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Sunday’s readings are: Psalm 133, The First Reading is Genesis 45:1-15, The Second Reading is Romans 11:1-2a,29-31 and the Gospel is Matthew 15:(10-20)21-28.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

The Memory verse is from Psalm 133:1: “It is truly wonderful when relatives live together in peace.” – (CEV) Contemporary English Version.

CAMPUS MAP & DIRECTIONS

Need a little help finding us? See Directions and Campus Map.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 24th: Mark your calendars for the Family Ministry Chili Feed celebrate with Michaelmas games on the Plaza.

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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No Sunday School – July 30th

This Sunday there will be NO Sunday School Classes as we’ve declared it a Teacher & Student Holiday! Children will instead join their families in worship during the 10:30 am Worship Service.

CHILDCARE

Childcare for infants and children up to 4 years old is available with Tina in the back of the church during 10:30 am worship service.

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

READINGS – THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

This Sunday’s readings are: Psalm 105:1-11, 45b, The First Reading is Genesis 29:15-28, The Second Reading is Romans 8:26-39 and the Gospel is Matthew 13:31-33,44-52.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

“The Lord is our God bringing Justice everywhere on earth”. – Psalm 105:7 (CEV – Common English Version).

REMINDERS

Next Sunday – August 6th: We will be hosting children’s chapel at 9:30 AM in Cowans Hall located across the courtyard from the sanctuary. Look forward to seeing you then!

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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Vacation Bible School Resumes July 23rd

This Sunday we’re offering a little break. Sunday School will not be meeting. Families will instead gather together for fellowship and worship in Washington Park across the street from the church beginning at 10:30 AM. This is the second in a three-part series, the next Mass on the Grass will be held August 13, 2017.

Directions & Campus Map

If this is your first time visiting us, please follow the link to Directions and Campus Map. Washington Park is located directly across the street from St. Thomas. We will be gathering on the southwest side under a large oak.

What’s Happening Next Week

Vacation Bible School Camp resumes on July 23rd at 9:30 AM in the Education Building.

Children ages 4-12 are invited to participate in Stories, Games, Arts and Crafts, Creating and Consuming Snacks. Plan on having a good time.

Reminder: Please wear clothes that can get wet and shoes you can run in. Our lesson will be Jesus and the Great Catch of Fish.

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Sunday School – Mar. 19th

SUNDAY SCHOOL – 10:30 am

Sunday School is held in the Smith Education Building at 10:30 am.

This week classes will be held in the Heart Classroom for our younger students (ages 4 to 7) with Kristen and for older students (ages 8 to 12) will meet in the Treasure Classroom with Pam. They will be teaching the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well.

We will be working on the “Family Prayer Sticks” in Class. Each family will receive a set of prayer sticks to take home and use during Lent and decide what they need to pray for using the sticks to facilitate Family Worship.

The following is the Prayer Stick Code: Red is for Adoration of the Lord ( praising God), Blue is for Petition (asking god for our own needs), Green is for Intercession (asking God for the needs of others) and Purple is for Thanksgiving (thanking God for our Blessings).

A family could choose to use two or three sticks each evening when gathered together. As each family has its own dynamic so there are many ways to use these sticks to create intentional time for prayer.

CHILDCARE

Childcare for infants and children up to 4 years old are available during mid morning service with Tina in the Nursery, also located in the Smith Educational Building.

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!

READINGS – THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

This Sunday’s readings are: Psalm 95, The First Reading is Exodus 17:1-7, The Second Reading is Romans 5:1-11 and the Gospel is John 4:5-42.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

“Bow down and worship the Lord our Creator! The Lord is our God, and we are his people, the sheep he takes care of in his own pasture.” – Psalm 95:7 CEV (Contemporary English Version)

LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT WEEK

We will be voting for which charity will receive our “Mite Box” Money to help them with their good works. We recommend discussing various Charities with your children this week in preparation.

Saturday, March 25th: We will gather in the Kitchen in Cowans Hall at 2:00 p.m. to bake cookies for the reception following the performance of the Salisbury Choir visiting from England and for the Easter Blessing Baskets which is a stewardship project for the Saint Thomas Sunday School. Come join in the fun!

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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