Family Service (No Sunday School) – Nov. 3rd

FAMILY SERVICE

This Sunday, we are celebrating with a family service in the church at 10:30 AM in honor of All Saints Day in addition to our regularly scheduled early morning 8:00 am worship service.

Please mark your calendars, as there will be No Sunday School on November 3rd; classes will resume again the following Sunday, November 10th.

This is a time of sharing – considering what talents and gifts we may offer up to the Lord this coming year. At St. Thomas, we consider our gifts as a pledge of support for the spiritual and financial health, and well-being of the faith community.

STEWARDSHIP

In our mutual commitment as stewards, it is our prayer that we may welcome and extend grace, mercy and loving compassion to our neighbors mid-day Wednesdays and Sunday mornings, and provide hope beyond the church’s big red doors.

For more on Stewardship 2019, click on Shining Our Light image at the lower right-hand side of the home page.

You will be directed to a corresponding post – a letter from our Warden that shares more about this year’s theme.

FIRST-TIME VISITING

If you are visiting us for the first time, take your time to explore who we are as a faith community – we’re pleased to offer you our heartfelt welcome 🙂

If not sure where to go, please refer to the following link as a guide – Directions & Campus Map

See you this Sunday.

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Stewardship 2016

Pause and Ponder a Little…

As we move forward with the new year, consider how we can demonstrate love in action – caring for one another, the work of the parish, as well as the local and global community? The Lord blesses each of us with a new day, a clean slate, a new beginning, and much more. How can we pay it forward in a very real and practical way – isn’t that what stewardship is about? Caring and Sharing – healing, restoration, and renewal from a place of gratitude and thanksgiving. Spread the joy!

Big Thanks!

On behalf of the 2015 Stewardship Committee – big thanks to everyone for the 2016 pledges received on All Saints Pledge Sunday! We are grateful for your response and support!

Please Pledge

We are still in need of additional pledges to ensure that we meet next year’s budget goals, and to continue the rich work of our community. If you have not yet pledged, please prayerfully consider what you are able contribute. Your support is so important!

How Can I Pledge?

Pledge cards are available for pick-up on a pedestal in the Narthex near the entrance to the Sanctuary, see Directions & Campus Map.

Once you have determined your pledge amount, fill out the pledge card and drop it into the offering plate at any Sunday service, mail it to the church office or hand it to any clergy member.

Questions?

If you have questions about pledging, please Contact Us*

*Under the AREA OF INTEREST drop-down menu, please select “Stewardship” and include your message.

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Sign-up Now for Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday is just around the corner. Please consider sharing your talents and helping out with services during Holy Week.

Schedule of Services

Review the service schedule below for dates and times. To participate, check-out the sign-up sheets located on clipboards at the back table of the narthex in the church sanctuary, see Directions & Campus Map.

Your Participation is Welcomed and Requested

Leaders and readers are needed for Morning and Evening Prayer, and Eucharistic Ministers for Maundy Thursday and Easter Vigil.

Calling All Story-Tellers

Easter Vigil story-tellers are being organized by the Performing Arts Guild, who will meet this Sunday after the 10:30 am service. Your are cordially invited to attend the meeting if you would like to participate.

Questions?

If you have questions or have an interest in plugging into one of the services or activities planned, please Contact Us.

Palm Sunday – March 29

8:00 and 10:30 am Palm Processional and Holy Eucharist
5:30 pm Contemplative service with Holy Eucharist

Monday – March 30

7:30 am Morning Prayer in the Chapel
7:30 pm Evening Prayer in the Church

Tuesday – March 31

7:30 am Morning Prayer in the Chapel
7:30 pm Evening Prayer in the Church

Wednesday – April 1

7:30 am Morning Prayer in the Chapel
7:30 pm Evening Prayer in the Church

Maundy Thursday – April 2

7:30 am Morning Prayer in the Chapel
7:30 pm Holy Eucharist and Foot-washing in the Church

Good Friday – April 3

7:30 am Morning Prayer in the Chapel
12:10 pm Traditional Stations of the Cross
7:30 pm Contemporary Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday – April 4

7:30 pm The Great Easter Vigil in the Courtyard and Church

Easter Sunday – April 5

8:00 and 10:30 am Festive Holy Eucharist
5:30 pm Contemplative service with Holy Eucharist

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Stewardship Campaign 2014

Gratitude for the Beloved Community at St. Thomas

What are you grateful for at St. Thomas? The 2014 Stewardship Campaign focuses on gratitude for the community of St. Thomas Church.

Throughout this past stewardship year we have celebrated the ‘beloved community’ at St. Thomas. A beloved community is a gathering of people who have voluntarily sacrificed some portion of their individualism in order to support the hope for a more compassionate world that follows the teaching of Jesus Christ. We strive for a world of justice and peace, a world where the lowly are lifted up, the hungry are filled and all people are guided by a spirit of love. As a beloved community we at St. Thomas have voluntarily come together to work for these things.

Call to Action

We are entering into the time of year to reflect upon our own gifts and what we can pledge of ourselves. The call to action of this year’s stewardship campaign is for us to pledge our energies, skills and financial resources to sustaining and growing the ministries of St. Thomas.

Share your Gratitude

Let us take time to reflect on our gratitude for the individuals who have come together to give of their time, talents and resources to create and sustain the vibrant ministries that are such a vital part of our beloved community at St. Thomas.

As we begin this year’s pledge campaign, the Stewardship Committee would like to know who and what you are grateful for here at St. Thomas. Over the course of the next few weeks leading up to pledge Sunday, you will find cards throughout the church and are invited to share your thoughts.

Learn More about Our Ministries

In the weeks leading up to pledge Sunday, we will be highlighting some of the many ministries at St. Thomas.

Stewardship Events

The Stewardship Luncheon will be Sunday, October 26th and a week later Pledge Sunday will follow on November 2nd when we will gather our pledges at the altar. Stay tuned for more information and announcements of upcoming stewardship campaign events.

Pray and Reflect

We ask that you please reflect gratefully and prayerfully on what you and your family can contribute to St. Thomas church in the coming year.

With Gratitude, Paul Barics, Jon Aderhold, Elizabeth Fitting and Ann Kopischke, 2014 Stewardship Committee

Questions?

For questions or more information, please Contact Us*

*From the drop-down menu under AREA OF INTEREST, select “Stewardship”

Excerpts above taken from “Stewardship Campaign 2014 – Gratitude for the Beloved Community at St. Thomas” reprinted by permission from October edition of Beyond a Doubt parish newsletter. For the full message, go to: Gratitude for the Beloved Community at St. Thomas

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