Support the Red Cross – Make a Difference

The Campfire, Woolsey and Hill fires continue to bring devastation to so many people and communities in Northern and Southern California. The news updates us on changes in conditions, the work being done to battle these blazes and so much more.

It is a time for prayer and a time for action, as there is a monumental amount of work to do and so much that is needed going forward. As we offer our prayers and wonder how to lend a helping hand or make a difference, consider partnering with the Red Cross:

The American Red Cross

Your time and efforts are deeply appreciated by so many – thank you to all who can give towards these efforts.

From all of us at St. Thomas, we extend our heartfelt prayers to all who deeply suffer from this and other disasters and tragedies and to those who serve to bring healing and restoration in their midst. God be with us all.

A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. – Sacramento Bee (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Back to top

Sunday School – Pentecost, May 20th. Be Sure to Wear RED!!

WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 AM FOLLOWED BY SUNDAY SCHOOL

This Sunday we will begin at 9:30 in the Church and after the worship service the children will proceed to the Education Building where we will have a VBS style session celebrating Pentecost.

We will have stories, arts and crafts, games and snacks that we make and consume. The children will also help to set up the tables for the ice cream social which will be held following the Town Hall meeting the adults will attend. We hope you can join in the fun of the day.

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

READINGS – PENTECOST SUNDAY

The readings for this Sunday are: Psalm 104:25-35.37, the First Reading is Acts 2:1-21, the Second Reading is Romans 8:22-27, and the Gospel is John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15.

THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE

”Suddenly there was a noise from heaven like the sound of a mighty wind!”. (From the Gospel).

AN “IF” QUESTION FOR PARENTS

If you were to finish the following phrase “ My child or children respect me because…,” what would it say?

NURSERY CARE*

Nursery Care is available for infants and children (up to 4 years*) during the 9:30 AM morning service with Tina in the Nursery, located in the Smith Educational Building.

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 to express your interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

Back to top

Sunday School – May 6th

WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 AM FOLLOWED BY SUNDAY SCHOOL

This Sunday, we will all meet in the Church for the Worship Service at 9:30 AM. Following Communion, the children will go with Sue and Bora to the Heart Classroom where Pastor Salying will meet us to lead the children in their dream discussion.

The Lesson for the day will be Noah and the Big Fish. We will have a Vacation Bible School response to the lesson with stories, games, arts and crafts and snacks.

Plan on the children getting wet so dress with that in mind. Please wear closed toe shoes.

Lunch will be served in Cowans Hall at the conclusion of the morning activities.

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

NURSERY CARE*

Nursery Care is available for infants and children (up to 4 years*) during the 9:30 AM morning service with Tina in the Nursery, located in the Smith Educational Building.

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 SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

The readings for this Sunday are: Psalm 98, The First Reading is Acts 10:44-48, The Second Reading is 1 John 5:1-6 and the Gospel is John 15:9-17.

MEMORY VERSE

“Sing a new song to the Lord!” (From Psalm 98)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please check the Parish calendar for upcoming events. Family Ministry will host our annual ice cream social following the 9:30 AM Pentecost Worship Service on May 20th.

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

Back to top

Sunday School – April 29th

SUNDAY SCHOOL – 9:30 AM

This Sunday, children ages (*4-12) will meet in the Heart classroom located in the Smith Educational Building.

We will be studying the Parable of the Sower and will spend time with Stories, Arts and Crafts, Games. Wear clothes to get messy – as we’ll also be Baking and Breaking Bread together plus tending the Pizza Garden we planted last week.

Class will be taught by Sue and Kristen. We will rejoin family and friends when service is finished for a catered luncheon in Cowans Hall – so bring your appetite, too and see you there!

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

NURSERY CARE*

Nursery Care is available for infants and children (up to 4 years*) during the 9:30 AM morning service with Tina in the Nursery, also located in the Smith Educational Building.

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 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

The readings for this Sunday are: Psalm 22:24-30, The First Reading is Acts 8:6-40, The Second Reading is 1 John 4:7-21 and the Gospel is John 15:1-8.

MEMORY VERSE

“In the future everyone will worship and learn about you, our Lord.” – Psalms 22:30 (CEV – Contemporary English Version)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Check the Parish calendar for upcoming events. Mark your calendars – What’s God’s Dream For Us – combined services on April 22 (done), 29, May 6 and 20th @ 9:30 am.

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

Back to top

Greening of the Church – Sunday, Dec. 17th

Calling all soup lovers, decorators, and carolers!

Join us on Sunday, December 17th following the annual Christmas pageant for a community soup and salad potluck in Cowans Hall. For guidance, see Directions & Campus Map.

CALLING ALL CREATIVE COOKS!

Would you like to share a crockpot/slow cooker full of your favorite HOT soup (that serves eight people if possible)? Be it chicken noodle, vegan butternut squash or zesty Italian meatball, bring something tasty to share!

If salad’s more your thing, consider bringing a bowl of your latest leafy creations or even salad toppings, such as shredded carrots, corn, cherry tomatoes, chopped peppers, garbanzo beans, croutons, etc. to add variety to our buffet.

We will keep everyone’s crockpots and slow cookers plugged in during the service to keep the soups warm.

SIGN-UPS IN THE CHURCH

For those planning to share their culinary talents, please add your soup or salad contribution to the list at the back of church.

GREENING OF THE CHURCH

Following our meal, we’ll regroup at the church to participate in the third-annual community “greening,” of the church – hanging wreaths and decorating the tree.

The choir will lead a carol sing-along. This group experience following our Christmas pageant is sure to start the holiday week in a spirited way.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Back to top