Celebrate Michaelmas with Family Ministry – Sept. 24th

DRAGON that is…

I’m getting ready for the Saint Thomas Michaelmas Celebration and a Chili Feed hosted by Family Ministry, and myself, of course!

We will hold games of skill, dexterity and daring outside in the Courtyard following the Chili Feed.

While Saint Michael hunts the Devil in the guise of a dragon, this dragon will feast on Fiery Chili with all of the fixings. Not to worry, there will be some less potent concoctions for those who can’t take the heat!

Join me and Family Ministry for an afternoon of fun and fellowship!


Sunday, September 24th at Noon or whenever 10:30 Worship Service lets out


Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – 231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Chili will be served in Cowans Hall with fun and games in the Courtyard to follow. If you’re new to the parish, see Directions and Campus Map


If you’re interested in learning more about the history of the Feast Day of Michael and All Angels, and its traditions in the United Kingdom, see Michaelmas


If you have any questions, please Contact Sue Beckham

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Sunday School – Sept. 27th

The Sunday School year has just begun – we are in our beginiing sessions for children and youth.

For new students, please register your children for class. Arrive a few minutes early and speak with one of the teachers available for guidance. Registration will take place in designated classrooms located in the Education Building. Children Ages 4 to 7 will meet in the Heart Classroom while Children ages 8 to 11 will gather in the Treasure Classroom.

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


Children ages 4 to 7 will learn about Adam and Eve.

Children ages 8 through 11 will continue last week’s lesson exploring the new Curriculum that we are piloting this year. Remember to bring your Bibles!

For Education Building location, see Directions and Campus Map.


The Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost: The Psalm is 19:7-14, The First Reading is Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 22-29. The Second Reading is James 5:13-20 and the Gospel is Mark 9:38-50.


Sunday, October 4th – we’ll gather together to celebrate an Animal Blessing and Family Eucharist in honor of Saint Francis. Children will have wonderful opportunities to participate: children will help fill animal bowls and serve as greeters during the 10:30 Worship service. Some of the children will also offer Animal Prayers during the service. We will rehearse these prayers on Sunday September 27th, 2015.

Make sure to bring your treasured pet, photo of a beloved feathered-friend or even favorite plushy ones! We we gather as a community to bless and rejoice these special members of our community followed by a reception on the plaza after morning service to share some cake and kibble! – Come one, come all!

Remember to check the website calendar for upcoming events and class information. Don’t forget to check the weekly slider update the day before!


If you would like to teach during the regular school year or help out in the classrooms, please contact Sue Beckham (see below).


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

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Youth Ministry Meeting – August 9th

All youth affiliated with St. Thomas, and their family members are welcome!


Sunday August 9 at 9:00 AM. Please gather in the courtyard prior to meeting in the Disciples’ room.


We will consider our choices for an upcoming service project, set a timeline, and further reflect on our goals. The meeting will be over in time for the 10:30 service. Join us!

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Family Eucharist – Feb 15th

Family Eucharist

There are Sundays when we celebrate Family Eucharist, choosing to gather together as a full faith community to worship in the sanctuary. On those days, Sunday School is not in session; nursery care will continue to be offered.

On Sunday – February 15th we will gather together for Family Eucharist in the sanctuary, so no Sunday School classes will take place. This Sunday also ushers in the Lenten season with a feast day – we’ll be celebrating Shrove Sunday with an all-you-can-eat pancake buffet to follow each of the morning services. So, please come and join us!

Sunday School

Sunday School will continue the following Sunday on February 22nd.

All classes are held in the Education Building. Pre-registered children may be dropped off at 10:20 AM. If you are new or have not yet registered your children for Sunday School, please come a little early to complete the registration forms.

Nursery Care is open for children ages 0 to age 4, the Heart classroom is open for children ages 4-7 and the Treasure classroom is open to students ages 8-12 in the Education Building.

Class Schedule

During the month of February, Sunday School classes will be held on the 1st, 8th and 22nd in the Education Building with all classes starting at 10:30 AM.

Parish Calendar

Check the Parish Calendar for the monthly Sunday School schedule.


Family Eucharist – in the Sanctuary
Sunday School classes – in the Education Building
See Directions and Campus Map.

New Participants

For more information or if you have any questions, please Contact Sue Beckham.

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