Salisbury Cathedral Choir – Choral Workshop & Concert: Mar. 25th

UK CHOIR TO PERFORM AT ST. THOMAS

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Sunnyvale announces a treat for music fans: The Salisbury Cathedral Choir will travel from the UK to perform in the San Francisco Bay Area during the month of March.

We are thrilled to host this talented choral group at St. Thomas Sunnyvale and invite you to join us for a concert of beautiful music.

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, March 25th at 4:00 PM

LOCATION

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

The choral workshop and concert will be held in the sanctuary. Follow the link for Directions & Campus Map.

DONATIONS

All we ask of concertgoers is a free will donation in support of the choir.

MORNING CHORAL WORKSHOP: OPEN TO ALL PARISHES IN THE DIOCESE

There’s also a wonderful opportunity for choral singers throughout the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real to participate in a morning Choral Workshop with the Salisbury Cathedral Choir.

The workshop will be offered from 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM with lunch to follow. The cost is $10 per participant and lunch is included.

Added Bonus: Those attending the workshop will be able to sing with the visiting choir during their afternoon concert. Mark your calendars for a truly unforgettable experience!

INQUIRIES

For questions or to sign-up for the workshop, Contact Patricia Pietrzyk

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Family Worship – June 26th

FAMILY WORSHIP a.k.a. FAMILY EUCHARIST

There are NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES on June 26th. Children are invited to worship with their families in the church. Please join us for refreshments and fellowship to follow in Cowans Hall!

NURSERY CARE

Nursery care with Tina will be offered at the back of the church sanctuary for children ages 0 through 4.

LOCATIONS

Please gather in the Sanctuary. Need a little help finding us? See Directions and Campus Map.

READINGS – THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Psalm 16 or 77:1-2, 11-20, The First Reading is 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 or 2 Kings 1-2, 6-14, The Second Reading is Galatians 5:13-25 and the Gospel is Luke 9:51-62.

MEMORY VERSE

This week’s memory verse is “Foxes have dens, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man doesn’t have a place to call his own.” (Matthew 8:20)

UPCOMING EVENTS

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (July 24, 31 and August 7, 14) – Registration forms are available in the back of the Church and in the Office. Please turn your forms into the Office ASAP as spaces are going fast!

Please join us on these Sundays to share Games, Stories, Music, Snacks, Science, and Arts and Crafts. We will gather in the Education Building at 9:30 AM and the children will rejoin their families at Communion time.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please Contact Sue.

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Sunday School – Mar. 13th

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

Classes will gather in the Heart Classroom this Sunday. Students will be studying “Holy Week” and borrowing from a German tradition, creating eggs for an “Easter Egg Tree” that will become a welcoming display on Easter Sunday.

We are always happy to have new students join us. If this is your child’s first day, we ask that parents please arrive a few minutes early to register your new student. Speak with one of the teachers – they are available to assist you.

Nursery Care is available for children ages 0 to age 4 in the Education Building.

NEED SOME DIRECTIONS?

See Directions and Campus Map.

CHILDREN’S SERMON

It is a tradition in the Episcopal Church to invite the children forward during worship service for a children’s sermon. It stems from a passage in the Gospel of Luke.

But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. – Luke 18:16

This happens during mid-morning service. Children are encouraged to participate…what takes place is delightful! This Sunday Pastor Salying will be telling a story of Holy Week with the hopes of helping the children gain a deeper understanding of the week to come.

ADDED FUN!

After mid-morning worship service, children and their families will have lunch and create Easter Blessing Baskets that will be picked up or delivered on Saturday, March 26th. During this time, children will also rehearse their story for the Easter Vigil which will be held on Holy Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 pm on the Plaza and proceed into the church.

READINGS – FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

The readings for he Fifth Sunday in Lent: Psalm 126, The First Reading is Isaiah 43:16-21, The Second Reading is Philippians 3:4b-14 and the Gospel is John 12:1-8.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Palm Sunday (March 20 @ 10:30 am): Children will be participating in the Palm Sunday Procession & Passion Reading from the Gospel of Luke. We also have a Lenten Project and Social Family Gathering planned after mid-morning worship service. Please join us!

Reminder to Parents: We will gather in the park for a Palm Procession to the church to celebrate Family Eucharist. There will be a reading of the Passion with adult and children participation.

Children’s Service Project (Saturday, March 26th @ 10 AM – Noon): We will build Easter Blessing Baskets for distribution to parishioners.

Easter Vigil (Saturday Evening, March 26th @ 7 PM): The children will present the Story of Creation. Join us for a fun and enjoyable evening kicked off with the lighting of the Easter Fire, storytelling and smores!

Reminder to parents: Be sure to bring your bells to the Easter Vigil to welcome its arrival!

Easter Service (9 AM) & Easter Egg Hunt (Sunday, March 27th): Gather with friends and family for a special worship service at 9:00 am followed by the annual Easter Egg Hunt. PARENTS: have your children bring their Easter Baskets to hold everything gathered!

HISTORICAL FACTS

Did you know? On March 27, 1513, the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovered Florida as he searched for the Fountain of Youth. He named the land Florida because he made his discovery on Easter Sunday (the same date 3/27 as this year) and the Easter Season in Spain was called Pascua Florida (Flowery Easter).

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please Contact Sue.

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