Pastoral Care


In the event of an emergency or for urgent and important matters, please keep our pastoral care team in the communications loop! WE CARE about the needs of our community.


During difficult and tenuous times, it’s good to know there is a place we can turn for help. Please share your concerns with us so that we can administer the love and care of Christ.


Step One: DIAL 911
Step Two: Call the Parish Office at (408) 736-4155

If there is no answer, please leave us a message so that someone can follow-up with you.


Please call our office at (408) 736-4155 and speak to our administrator Anne who will direct your request to the appropriate person or reach out to her at Contact Anne.

Parish Administrator Anne is available during office hours Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to respond to your non-emergency inquiries.

Pastoral Care appears in many forms at Saint Thomas and is offered by both lay members and by ordained ministers who will make hospital and home visits, can share healing prayer, administer communion, and arrange for rides upon request.


Healing services are available during most services while communion is being administered. There is also a Wednesday healing service at 12:10 P.M. in our chapel. Prayers can also be offered during each service at Saint Thomas. Prior to the service, just write your prayer request in the prayer book. An usher or greeter can direct you to this book.


Members of Saint Thomas, diners and volunteers of Our Daily Bread also have access to our Social Worker, Cynthia Elliot. She holds her office hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. You may also send her a message at Contact Cynthia.

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Holy Baptism – Jan. 10th

The next regularly scheduled baptism is the Baptism of our Lord (January 10). Special exceptions to this date can be made for pastoral concerns.


If you are seeking this rite of initiation into the communion of the church, please Contact Pastor Salying.

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Sunday School – April 26

Early Start Today

Please make sure that children arrive at 10:20 am in the Heart classroom. Note this is 10 minutes early. We need some extra time for this lesson.

This Morning’s Lesson

This lesson is on the Sacrament of Communion. We will study the Eucharist and Baptism Homework Packets will be handed to those students who missed the Baptism lesson last week.

Children will have a session in baking Communion Bread in the first part of the lesson.

The second part will be focused on the construction of a Communion Chalice. We will learn about:
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  • Why we take communion and what it means
  • Why we hold our hands the way we do
  • What is the symbolism of our actions


Note to Parents

If your child has completed his/her homework from last week, please bring it to class. Be sure to include his/her “Decorated Dove” part of the homework assignment and that his/her name is written on the back. It will be returned by next week, so it can be used to decorate the Church on Holy Communion Sunday (May 10th) when we celebrate Family Eucharist together.


All children will be invited to take communion together this Sunday in the sanctuary. Parents will be asked to stand behind them in support.

Children’s Sermon

The Rev. Michael Ridgway will share a Children’s Sermon.


If you have questions or need assistance, please Contact Sue Beckham

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