St. Thomas “Parish Fun” Camping Trip: Sep 14th – 16th

When September rolls around, guess what? Summer isn’t really over yet!

JOIN US @ MOUNT MADONNA

For one last blast of summer fun, try camping with your friends at St Thomas. Go for a hike, sing campfire songs, chat with friends, relax in the warmth of a California summer!

EARLY SEPTEMBER STATUS – ONLY DAY CAMPING NOW AVAILABLE

All overnight campsites are now reserved! But please come join us for the day on Saturday, or even on Sunday morning for the outdoor service with Pastor Salying. On Saturday evening, Sept 15th, the St. Thomas Family Ministry will host a BBQ dinner. If you plan to join for Saturday’s day camping, please bring a dish to share. We will be in the park’s Tan Oak Campground. Also, please let Bora Ju know if you will be participating on Saturday for daytime use only.

[su_service title=”Planned Activities” icon=”icon: binoculars” icon_color=”#333333″ size=”32″]* Hikes & Games
* Campfire with Songs ‘n’ S’mores
* BBQ Dinner (sponsored by St. Thomas Family Ministry)
* Pastor Salying’s Super Awesome Sunday service in the park[/su_service]

WHEN: Friday – Sunday, September 14th-16th
WHERE: Mount Madonna County Park – 7850 Pole Line Road, Watsonville, CA 95076

Because this is an overnight camping experience, please make sure you are prepared by bringing the following items:

[su_service title=”Mandatory Camping Gear” icon=”icon: check-square”]* Tent
* Cooking supplies
* Camping related equipment.[/su_service]

[su_service title=”Camping Options” icon=”icon: calendar”]* Camp for 1 night
* Camp for 2 nights
* Daytime Use – just come on Saturday and hang out for the day[/su_service]

[su_service title=”Barbecue Dinner on Saturday, Sept 15th” icon=”icon: cutlery”]* Hosted by St. Thomas Family Ministry
* Bring a tasty side dish to share [/su_service]

Each party is responsible for their meals during the remainder of their stay, so plan accordingly.

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION

Reserve your camp site as soon as possible. This can be done online at http://gooutsideandplay.org or by calling the Santa Clara county parks reservation desk: (408) 355-2201

When making a reservation, be sure to choose the correct camping dates (check in on 9/14 Friday and checkout on 9/16 Sunday) and the correct park (Mt Madonna).

We are going to camp in the park’s Tan Oak Campground. You may reserve any one of the available sites in the Tan Oak numbered 401 through 421. The cost of camping for 2 nights is $68 and you pay directly online (or over phone) when you make the reservation.

Finally, once you have booked your camping site, please let Bora Ju know – see church directory or Contact Us

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No Sunday School – Sept. 17th

This Sunday there will be no formal Sunday School Classes due to a special event – Family Camp that students and their families will be participating in off site over the Sept. 15-17th weekend.

Sunday School will resume the following week. Please check back again for specific details and instructions as the date gets closer.

nursery Care

The Nursery will be held in the back of the church with Tina during 10:30 am worship service.

If Children come into church, be sure to use the Sunday Paper printout in the Narthex and the Coloring Kits in the Ushers Chest. There are also books and animals located in the back corner of the Church.

READINGS – FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

This Sunday’s readings are: Psalms 114, The First Reading is Exodus 14:19-31, The Second Reading is Romans 14:1-2 and the Gospel is Matthew 18:21-35.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

The Memory verse for Sunday is: “Peter asked ‘How many times should I forgive someone?” ” – Matthew 18:21 (CEV or Contemporary English Version)

SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE – Mark Your Calendars!

SEPT 24: Sunday School begins plus mark your calendars for the Family Ministry Chili Feed celebrate with Michaelmas games on the Plaza.

NOV DATE TBD: All Saints presentation…stay tuned!

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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Family Camp

Family Camp is a much looked forward to annual parish event and this year is no different!

Please set aside the weekend of August 8th – 10th. We will be setting up camp at Mount Madonna State Park. If you would like to join us for the day only, please contact Bora directly as Family Camp is here! All overnight camp sites have been reserved.

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