St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble Performs @ St. Thomas – Friday, April 12th @ 7pm

Join us for an enchanting evening of music and come away mesmerized by the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble under the direction of Kirill Sokolov. Hailing all the way from Russia, the ensemble is returning for one night only to perform sacred music, classics, national and modern compositions in Russian and more. This is an event that is not to be missed!

Save the Date

The performance is scheduled for Friday, April 12th at 7:00 PM.

Venue

St. Thomas Episcopal Church – see Directions & Campus Map
231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Donation

The performance is open to all music lovers and is shared as a gift of the ensemble’s fellowship and unity with us across the miles. All we ask is that you consider a free will donation of $20 to support our efforts and the ensemble’s journey to the SF Bay Area.

Need Assistance

If you have questions or are in need of additional accommodations, please Contact Us.

The office is open Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with staff available to assist you. Any internet inquiries will be responded to during regular business hours.

As we wait in great anticipation of their upcoming performance, here’s a little taste of what’s in store:

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Happy Thanksgiving

Be Thankful

As we celebrate a season of thanksgiving and our humble beginnings, let us be thankful for the blessings we share in community with each other and for the love of our friends and families during this special season.

Remember Those Less Fortunate

Take time to remember those less fortunate and share an act of kindness – share some time, give a donation of funds or canned goods…whatever you can to make somebody else’s season special!

Consider These Wonderful Organizations

Our Daily Bread

Sunnyvale Community Services

Santa Maria Urban Ministry

Happy Thanksgiving and Give Thanks!

Artwork is a derivative of The First Thanksgiving, Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930), circa 1912 and circa 1915, oil on canvas, private collection.

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Disaster Relief – Episcopal Relief & Development & more

EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT U.S. DISASTER FUND

Please support Episcopal Relief & Development’s response to the fires in Northern California, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria, tornadoes, earthquakes and more by making a donation to the U.S. Disaster Fund.

PUERTO RICO RELIEF UPDATE

In the wake of Hurricane Maria which caused unprecedented devastation in Puerto Rico when it swept through on September 20, the Episcopal News Service reports that the crisis is still ongoing. Coordinating donations with local agencies to get basic supplies to those who most need it is a logistics challenge that Episcopal Relief & Development is working on daily, along with many others. Read the full story here and consider supporting ER&D’s Hurricane Relief Fund to have a donation targeted specifically to hurricane-damaged areas.

FOCUS ON NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRES

In addition to donations through Episcopal Relief and Development mentioned above, here are other ways to respond:

DIOCESE OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BISHOP’S DISCRETIONARY FUND

Bishop Barry, Canon Andrea, Margaret Dunning, and other clergy and staff of the Diocese of Northern California continue to work closely with Episcopal Relief & Development. The organization has approved a grant for the diocese’s fire relief effort and disbursement of that money will begin this week. Donations can be made to the bishop’s discretionary fund.

PRAYERS

Pray for all those impacted, including those affected by the Bear Fire, and for all firefighters and personnel battling the fire.

ECR DIOCESAN CONVENTION OFFERING

Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves has announced that the offering at our 2017 Diocesan Convention in Salinas will be directed to the Diocese of Northern California to support relief work and rebuilding.

WEBSITE FOR UP-TO-DATE FIRE INFO

For accurate and current information on the 2017 fires, please visit the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services website. The site features an updated overview, traffic conditions and road closures, wildfire maps, and more.

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SCVD 4th Annual Choir Concert – Oct. 16th

SANTA CLARA VALLEY DEANERY – 4TH ANNUAL CHOIR CONCERT

The Santa Clara Valley Deanery proudly presents its FOURTH annual Choir Concert on Sunday, October 16th at 4 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church!

LOCATION

St. Thomas Episcopal Church – 231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94086

The choir concert will be held in the main sanctuary – see Directions & Campus Map

THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP

This year’s line-up features voices and talents from seven participating churches sharing selections rooted in traditional, contemporary and praise music genres.

OFFERING OF SUPPORT TO SANTA MARIA URBAN MINISTRY

Enjoy a fabulous free concert and kindly consider a free will offering to Santa Maria Urban Ministry of San Jose, a diocesan agency that serves over 1500 people a month with food, clothing and educational programs.

A collection will be taken in support of their life-giving work in the South Bay.

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

Join us for a festive reception in Cowans Hall following the concert.

NEED CHILDCARE OR SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS?

To request childcare or special accommodations, please contact the parish office at (408) 736-4155 or online at Contact Us prior to the date of the event to make needed arrangements.

Look forward to seeing you there!
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