Sunday School – Feb. 10th

STARTS @ 10:30 AM

This week in Sunday School, classes will be held in the Heart and Treasure classrooms with teachers Pam and Kristen. Activities will include continuing work on Lenten Meditation books that will be shared with the congregation starting Wednesday, March 6th, the beginning of Lent.

The children will also be preparing for the Lunar New Year’s festivities, including rehearsing readings for a presentation on the Korean New Year celebration which they will present during the Worship Service announcement period following Communion.

Just a Note* Please remind your children that they are not to leave the Education Building at the end of Sunday School without a teacher to escort them to the main church building.

After church, children and their families are invited to Cowans Hall to enjoy Lunar New Year cultural festivities celebrating the Year of the Pig/Boar with some wonderful exhibits and treats!

NURSERY CARE*

Nursery care will be available with Tina in the Education Building. This service is offered for infants and children (up to 4 years*) during the 10:30 AM worship service.

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

READINGS

These are the readings for this Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany: Psalm 138, the First Reading is Isaiah 6:1-8, the Second Reading is 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 and the Gospel is Luke 4:21-30.

MEMORY VERSE

“With all my heart I praise you, Lord.” – Psalm 138:1 (CEV – Contemporary English Version).

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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Chinese New “Year of the Dog” Observance – March 4th

In 2018, the Lunar New Year occurs on February 16th; however, we’re extending the festivities by observing it this Sunday, March 4th.

CULTURAL SNAPSHOT

Traditional customs focus on special preparations like a thorough cleaning of the house and settling one’s debts. Each family’s entire household will in turn gather for dinner to observe the closing of the old year.

The new year begins with small visitations to exchange greetings and small gifts between friends and colleagues to renew relationships over the many days this holiday is celebrated. Finally, the full family gathers together again for dinner to welcome in “The New Lunar Year”.

CELEBRATE WITH ST. THOMAS

As 2018 ushers in the year of the Dog, we will observe this important cultural event with a special presentation on the Lunar New Year by the Sunday School classes during the mid morning (10:30 AM) worship service.

CULTURAL DISPLAYS

Join us in Cowans Hall following morning services for special Chinese treats and refreshments during coffee hour.

Enjoy sampling as you explore captivating displays showcasing the “Year of the Dog” Chinese Lunar New Year. Have fun while learning more about how this ancient Chinese tradition is celebrated.

Gung Hay Fat Choy and See You Sunday!
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Lunar New Year & Pancake Brunch – Feb. 26th

LUNAR NEW YEAR

This 2017 ushers in the year of the Rooster. Join the parish in celebrating this important cultural event with a special presentation on the Lunar New Year by the Sunday School classes at mid morning (10:30 AM) worship service on Sunday, February 26th.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Following the mid morning service, East meets West with a tasty pancake brunch, so come hungry as we even serve up seconds!

LEARN MORE

To learn more about Chinese New Year and culture, read on…

Chinese Lunar New Year

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Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Gung Hay Fat Choy! The Chinese/Lunar Year of the Monkey has arrived!

WHAT TO EXPECT

We’ll be observing the start of this festivity with a display of some typical ways in which the New Year is celebrated. Along with that, we will have a table of traditional celebration goodies for you to sample. If anyone wants to participate by providing something to add to our display or by contributing something to the “goodies” table, please contact the Parish Event Planners (PEP) so that they can plan to accommodate your items.

WHERE & WHEN

In Cowans Hall on Sunday, February 21st, after morning services

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