Errant Carrots Sing-a-Long ~ Aug 20th

Sing Along Come join us for a Sing Along after the 10:30am service!


The trio known as The Errant Carrots, comprised of Abby O’Connell, Amy Smith and Karen Mackey, will lead us in some old chestnuts such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “This Train is Bound for Glory“.

So grab your coffee and donut (and ice cream!) and come join us on the back patio for some fun!

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St. Nicholas Feast – Saturday, Dec 3rd

We are ringing in the Christmas Season with our annual St. Nicholas Feast celebration!


Saturday, December 3rd – starting at 5:30 PM in Cowans Hall, see Directions and Campus Map.


$5 per person, and free for children that are nine (9) years of age or under. Tickets will be sold in advance to allow for ample planning time and are available for sale after each Sunday’s service or directly from from the office.

A holiday style dinner will be prepared with all the trimmings. Consider spreading some goodwill and cheer by bringing a special appetizer or dessert to share! Appetizer and dessert tables will be open for your offerings.

We will throw in some fun and festive entertainment with skits from Anglican Radio Theatre and a special visit from our patron St. Nicholas.


In honor of the philanthropy of St. Nicholas, we’ll be taking up a collection of toys and/or cash to share the joys of Christmas with those less fortunate. Donated toys will be given to inner city youth served by Santa Maria Urban Ministry (SMUM) and any monetary donations will be offered in support its continuing work in these areas.

Special Instructions: please leave toys unwrapped so they can be given to an appropriate recipient. If you’re writing a check for a cash donation, make it out to St. Thomas Episcopal Church with the notation “To SMUM” on the memo line.

Come join us and bring your friends, too – for a fun-filled evening with a heart for giving!

Photo of “Sinterklaas arriving in the Dutch town of Schiedam in 2009” by russavia CC BY-SA 2.0
Image was remixed using two copies of photo remixed to provide final image.

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Night in Naples – Silent Auction Catalog

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Fundraising Kick-Off – May 1st


The Vestry’s Fundraising Committee cordially invites you to attend its 2016 inaugural Kickoff event to plan fundraising activities for the rest of the year.


Sunday, May 1st following 10:30 am worship service.


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

We’ll meet on the Alpha Omega patio, see Directions and Campus Map


Lunch will begin with a tapas-style potluck in Cowans Hall and the Alpha Omega Patio immediately following the 10:30 am service. PEP will be grilling a variety of shish kabobs for the buffet and drinks will also be provided. Please bring a tapas dish (suitable for eating on small plates) to share. There is no potluck format, so your dish can be anything from an appetizer to a dessert. If you can, please bring a favorite ethnic dish to reflect our rich cultural diversity. The choir will be on hand to provide some lively entertainment and engage you in some audience participation.


After lunch, members of the Fundraising Committee will describe why fundraising is needed, and the campaign goal. We need community involvement to make our fundraisers both enjoyable and successful. Please come hear about the many opportunities available for your creative input and participation!


If you have any questions or would like to help out at the event, please Contact Us.

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Quiet Morning Meditation & Potluck – Feb. 13th

Pastor Salying will conduct a meditative morning to prepare us for the season of Lent.

The Quiet Morning is available for all adult members of the parish.

Saturday, February 13th from 9 to noon

Our time together will be arranged as follows:

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  • 8:45 am Coffee and snacks in the narthex of the church
  • 9:00 am Lectio divina in the context of morning prayer in the Resurrection Chapel
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am Free time to journal, have meditative time with music in the chapel, walk the labyrinth, and/or meet with Pastor Salying for spiritual direction
  • 11:30 am Centering Prayer
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm Potluck lunch in Cowans Hall


Please bring a potluck dish to share!

Slide show image is derived from an original quilt design by Peg Prior.

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