Back to School Sunday – Sept. 10th

Back to School Sunday signals the end of summer and the beginning of the new year. Registration is just a week away for the 2017-2018 Sunday School year – see details below.

Sunday Classes will be meeting on Sept 10th – a correction to previous information posted. Younger students (ages 4 – 7) will meet in the Heart classroom and older students (ages 8 –
12) will meet in the Treasure classroom – both located in the Smith Education Building – see Directions & Campus Maps.

In addition to their studies, children will assemble with the choir during mid-morning service to sing music they have prepared.

Teachers Pam and Kristen will be coordinating Sunday School classes and children this week. Nursery care (ages 0 – 4) will be provided by Tina during 10:30 am worship service.

This Sunday, we will be welcoming Dr. Rebecca Lynn as the new Adjunct Priest to the parish. She will provide support to Pastor Salying. This Sunday, we are in for a treat, as Rev. Rebecca will be preaching at the 8:00 and 10:30 am morning services. The children will welcome her in song.

SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Sunday, Sept. 10 is Registration Day for the 2017-2018 academic year. Registration will take place before mid morning Worship Service. A registration table will be located just outside the church entrance.

Please show up early to allow time to register before service begins.

REMINDER: Don’t forget to join us in Cowans Hall after service for a luncheon to welcome Rev. Rebecca and to explore our dreams for the future of the parish.

READINGS – FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

This Sunday’s readings are: Psalm 149, The First Reading is Exodus 12:1-14, The Second Reading is Romans 13:8-14 and the Gospel is Matthew 18:15-20.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

The Memory verse for Sunday is: “I am the Lord and I will punish the gods of Egypt.” – Exodus 12:12 (CEV or Contemporary English Version)

SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE – Mark Your Calendars!

SEPT 17: Fall Classes will begin on September 17th.

SEPT 24: 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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Sunday School – Mar. 19th

SUNDAY SCHOOL – 10:30 am

Sunday School is held in the Smith Education Building at 10:30 am.

This week classes will be held in the Heart Classroom for our younger students (ages 4 to 7) with Kristen and for older students (ages 8 to 12) will meet in the Treasure Classroom with Pam. They will be teaching the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well.

We will be working on the “Family Prayer Sticks” in Class. Each family will receive a set of prayer sticks to take home and use during Lent and decide what they need to pray for using the sticks to facilitate Family Worship.

The following is the Prayer Stick Code: Red is for Adoration of the Lord ( praising God), Blue is for Petition (asking god for our own needs), Green is for Intercession (asking God for the needs of others) and Purple is for Thanksgiving (thanking God for our Blessings).

A family could choose to use two or three sticks each evening when gathered together. As each family has its own dynamic so there are many ways to use these sticks to create intentional time for prayer.

CHILDCARE

Childcare for infants and children up to 4 years old are available during mid morning service with Tina in the Nursery, also located in the Smith Educational Building.

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!

READINGS – THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

This Sunday’s readings are: Psalm 95, The First Reading is Exodus 17:1-7, The Second Reading is Romans 5:1-11 and the Gospel is John 4:5-42.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

“Bow down and worship the Lord our Creator! The Lord is our God, and we are his people, the sheep he takes care of in his own pasture.” – Psalm 95:7 CEV (Contemporary English Version)

LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT WEEK

We will be voting for which charity will receive our “Mite Box” Money to help them with their good works. We recommend discussing various Charities with your children this week in preparation.

Saturday, March 25th: We will gather in the Kitchen in Cowans Hall at 2:00 p.m. to bake cookies for the reception following the performance of the Salisbury Choir visiting from England and for the Easter Blessing Baskets which is a stewardship project for the Saint Thomas Sunday School. Come join in the fun!

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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Sunday School Registration & Family Eucharist – Sept 11

SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Sunday, Sept. 11 is Registration Day for the 2016-2017 Sunday School Year. Registration will take place before mid morning Worship Service. A registration table will be located just outside the church entrance.

Please show up early to allow time to register before service begins.

FAMILY EUCHARIST (WORSHIP) TO FOLLOW AT 10:30 AM

Please join us in the main sanctuary to celebrate Family Eucharist at 10:30 am.

Childcare for infants and children (0 to 4 years of age) will be available with Tina in the back of the church during worship time.

FIRST VISIT

Joining us for the first time and need a little guidance? Follow the link for Directions and Campus Map.

READINGS – SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

This Sunday’s readings are: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: Psalm 51:1-11 or 14, The First Reading will be Exodus 32:7-14 or Jeremiah 4:11-12 ,22-28, The Second Reading will be 1 Timothy 1:12-17a and the Gospel is Luke 15:1-10.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

The Memory verse for Sunday is: “From heaven the Lord looks down to see if anyone is wise enough to search for him.” – Psalms 14:2 (CEV)

SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE – Mark Your Calendars!

REGISTRATION DAY: Sunday, Sept. 11 is Registration Day for the 2016-2017 Sunday School Year. Registration will take place before the mid morning Worship Service. There will be a registration table located just outside the church entrance – show up early!

Fall Classes will begin on September 18th.

WHAT’S COMING UP

Don’t forget – it’s Grandparents Day on Sept. 11 – lots happening this Sunday!

It’s “Sign up Time” for the annual Christmas Pageant. Sign-up sheets are available on a table in the back of the church for anyone interesting in participating.

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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VBS & Sunday School – July 24th

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) – 9:30 AM

Vacation Bible School begins this Sunday at 9:30 AM in the Educational Building for children ages 4-10, see Directions and Campus Map.

We’ll be enjoying stories, music, games, arts and crafts, science and creating special snacks.

If you have not yet filled out a Registration Form – they will be available at check-in – it’s not too late to join-in the fun!

These special VBS classes will be held on: July 24th, 31st; August 7th and 14th from 9:30 AM to Noon.

SUNDAY SCHOOL – 10:30 am

If you cannot make it to VBS, then please join us for Sunday School at 10:30 AM in the Education Building for a continuation of the morning’s activities.

We will be learning about Abraham and Sarah, their journey and how they became Special Grandparents to us all. Hope to see you there!

Childcare is available with Tina in the Education Building – Nursery at 10:30 AM for children up to four (4) years of age.

NEW STUDENTS – FIRST VISIT

Hello Parents and Guardians – if this is your student’s first time with us, please show up 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. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

READINGS – TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Sunday’s readings are: Psalm 138 or 85; The First Lesson is Genesis 18:20-32 or Hosea 1:2-10, The Second Reading is Colossians 2:6-15, and the Gospel is Luke 11:1-13.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

The Memory verse is: “With all my heart I praise you, Lord. In the presence of angels I sing your praises.” – Psalms 138:1

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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