Stewardship Luncheon – Sunday, Oct. 27th @ Noon

Please join us for St. Thomas’ annual Stewardship Luncheon that will feature a piping hot Baked Potato (& Salad) Bar with presentation of the church’s finances to help guide our pledging plans for the upcoming year.

Date & Time

Sunday, October 27th – immediately following the 10:30 am service.

Location

The Luncheon will be offered in Cowans Hall across from the church sanctuary.

See Directions & Campus Map

Luncheon Menu

Parish Event Planners will set up a Baked Potato (& Salad) Bar where you can load a hot baked potato with your choice of condiments. The same yummy ingredients may also be added to salad greens for a salad instead of (or in addition to) a baked potato.

Cookies for dessert, and coffee, tea, and punch will complete the menu.

Presentation

During the luncheon, there will be a brief presentation of the status of our church finances and the projected budget for the coming year, to help each of us in our contemplation of our pledges for 2020.

Pledge Sunday

Pledges will be presented on Sunday, November 3rd.

Pledge Cards

If you would like to consider offering a pledge of support for St. Thomas, you are welcome to pick-up a pledge card. These will be in-gathered on Pledge Sunday noted above on November 3rd.

Pledge Cards are available on the back table in the Narthex (in plain speak: just inside the church’s big red doors to the right). Thank you in advance for your care and prayerful consideration.

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Sunday School – Sept. 29th

STARTS @ 10:30 AM

This week’s Sunday School class will gather in the Treasure classroom and then proceed over to Cowans Hall to help with Family Ministry’s much looked forward to Annual Chili Feed.

The children will assist with setting up and decorating the tables plus helping to create some yummy desserts for this special event.

An extra thanks to Breno and Naveen for helping with “Games on the Plaza” to follow after lunch. Please come out and join us for a fun-filled Sunday!

READINGS

These are the readings for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Psalm 146, The First Reading is Amos 6:1a, 4-7, The Second Reading is 1 Timothy 6:6-19 and the Gospel is Luke 16:19-31.

MEMORY VERSE

“I will sing and praise the Lord God for as long as I live.” ~ Psalm 146:2. (Contemporary English Version)

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

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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Spring Work Day – Saturday, May 18th

St. Thomas is blessed with so much that grows – and that is both a boon and a challenge. Sometimes a bit of extra work is necessary in order to meet that challenge, which is why we are planning a work day on May 18.

SHARE IN A TRADITION

Work days are traditionally an opportunity to work cross-generationally on such fun projects as weeding, painting, and general clean-up. Once the work is done, we enjoy a satisfying lunch together in fellowship and celebration of work well done.

SIGN UP

Check out the sign-up board on the table at the back of the church to stake out the area of St. Thomas that you want to make shine!

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Simplicity of Life: Burden of THINGS – Saturday, May 11th @ 11 am – 3 pm

Join us this weekend, on Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM for a meaningful event and program offered by Diane Simoni, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and fellow St. Thomas parishioner as she invites us to take a little timeout to learn about freeing yourself from the burden of material things and things on your to-do list to enhance your relationship with God, care for your neighbor, and live with abundant joy as the Creator intended.

Complimentary lunch will be provided. Please RSVP prior to the event – the necessary information is provided below.

EVENT LOCATION

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (across from Washington Park)

QUESTIONS / RSVP

If you have further questions or would like to RSVP, please download the attached flyer that includes Diane’s contact details.

Thank You to Our Sponsor

This free event is open to the public and sponsored by the Northern California chapter of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. All are welcome.

The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross (SCHC) is a worldwide community of women within the Anglican communion founded over 100 years ago.

Are you drawn to developing your spiritual life in prayer, thanksgiving, and simplicity? Membership information will be provided. Learn more about the SCHC and see the program schedule for the SCHC’s retreat center at www.adelynrood.org and www.facebook.com/Adelynrood/.

DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER

Click on the link below to download the event flyer.
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Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Bishop Mary – Sunday, May 5th

Please mark your calendars and join us in welcoming Bishop Mary during her last scheduled visit with St. Thomas on Sunday, May 5th. She will be presiding over both 8:00 and 10:30 am worship services.

Fiesta to Follow

Following the mid-morning service, we will gather in Cowans Hall as a full faith community to host a Cinco de Mayo Celebration in recognition of the rich cultural heritage of our Latin neighbors and to honor Bishop Mary’s last visit with us.

What’s on the Menu?

For lunch, PEP a.k.a. Parish Event Planners will host a Taco Bar with some basic fixings (i.e. corn and flour tortillas, black beans, refried beans, rice, Mexican cheeses, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, chips and fresh salsas).

Bring Something Good to Share

We invite you to contribute to the festivities by bringing something tasty to share…here are some ideas:

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  • Additional Condiments for the Taco Bar (guacamole, pico de gallo) or fillings (chicken, beef, fish, grilled veggies, etc.)
  • A Favorite Mexican Dish (chicken molé, arroz con polo, carne asada, fiesta casseroles, etc.)
  • Desserts (flan, sopapillas, tres leches cake, churros, etc.)

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Bebidos or Drinks

There will also be an “Agua Fresca” bar where you can enjoy sampling a variety of Mexican non-alcoholic beverages.

Special Note: No worries if you are unable to bring something, come for lunch anyway. There’s always plenty to share!

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