Saturday, June 30, 2012

WE MADE IT - Thanks to You V.B.S 2012

V.B.S. 2012- Fast paced and full of FUN! Thank you to our volunteers,our families and of course our children for a wonderful three days. Here is a few photos with more to come.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Get ready for FUN - V.B.S. is on Wednesday!

The power is on!!!  The streets are clear! The children are ready and so are we!!

If you are volunteering:

  • Please arrive at 8:30. Coffee and treats will be waiting in the kitchen/snack area.
  • We will meet very briefly and pray then head off to assignments at 8:45.
  • We will begin with Day 1 - True Peace
  • There is the option of adding Saturday and ending on Sunday.  Please let me know your availability and we will make the decision by the end of the day tomorrow
To our families: Registration opens at 8:45.  See you then! 

No Supper Song & Prayer Wed 6-27-12

Now there are air conditioner issues at church, and as the only certainty with Tropical Storm Debby continues to be uncertainity, and as our speaker would prefer not to deal with the water issues that continue to plague Snell Isle, I've decided it's best to err on the side of safety and cancel SSP for tomorrow evening.  Blessings, Lisa
P.S. Stay tuned for VBS update...

No Men's Bible Study or Noon Eucharist Wed 6-27-12

Stay Home & Stay Safe!  Stay tuned for VBS and Supper, Song & Prayer announcements.  Power has been restored, but travel on and around Snell Isle remains trecherous.  Wind is preventing water from receding.  Thanks to Karolyn & Walt Jaap and Ted Steinwender for cleaning out fridge & freezer & generally checking on buildings and grounds during Tropical Storm Debby. Our new bridge is passing this test with flying colors.  I'm camping out at Barbara Suhar's and remain available at 203-820-6747. 

So quiet at St. Thomas

Greetings All
Looks like another quiet day at home.  The church is also quiet.  Not exactly what we were all hoping for today.  I have to send out many thanks to all who have been checking in and supporting the effort. I can certainly feel the St. Thomas love.  Prayer go out all those dealing with flood, damage and electricity outage. I know you're out there.  If you need something I am glad to post for you.  Just keep texting.  Remember we're a community and we want to help.

To those who have worked so hard to prepare for V.B.S - YOU ROCK!  Keep the faith, we'll get it done somehow.

Will check back in when there is more news.

No Electricity=No VBS & Office closed Tues 6/26

Sorry to bear bad news, but there's no power at the church as of this morning, Tuesday, June 26.  No Vacation Bible School today, and office will be closed.  In case of pastoral emergency, call Rev. Lisa at 203-820-6747.  We're fortunate that the only "gifts" Tropical Storm Debby has brought to St. Thomas are in the form of tree debris.  Many thanks to God and all God's helpers for our new roof.  Stay safe!

Monday, June 25, 2012

VBS/Office Opening News will post tomorrow @ 7 am; as of now, electricity is half-power, hopefully it will be fixed tonight. STAY SAFE!

St. Thomas Office Closed Monday June 25--call 203-820-6747 with pastoral emergencies

VBS cancelled for today

Morning all Hope you are safe Please DO NOT try to come this way! Snell Isle not passable. Water is higher then last night and we haven't hit high tide yet. Good nights sleep, I'm ready to go. Oh wait I have the day off! Rest, share time, laugh alot! God apparently thinks we're working too hard. Stay tuned for tomorrow.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Making history= VBS cancelled for Monday

Well this is a first, the weather has gotten the best of us .....for now.  Wind and storm surge will increase high tide tomorrow morning by 2 to 3ft.  It is likely that Snell Isle will still not be passable. There is currently still  no power at the church. Please stay home, stay dry and safe. We'll watch the storm for Tuesday and continue to post here and on Facebook.

Until then .....

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Weekly Events at St. Thomas

Hello Everyone,

Here’s your weekly reminder of all the programs, services and events at St. Thomas during the next several days.  Please take particular notice of all events in colored print.


June  25—29th

We especially need volunteers to help clean-up,

Friday, June 29th at 1 p.m.

Meet in the Parish Hall.


There is still an opportunity to sponsor a child for VBS.  We will have up to 15 children from Happy Workers Child Care Center visiting for the week.

The cost is $35.00 per child. 

Here’s what’s new this year:

  • We are also looking for a sponsor for the purchase of the VBS T-Shirts.
  • Sponsor volunteer breakfast for a day
  • Sponsor pizza party


St. Thomas will be sponsoring two mission trips to Haiti in 2013.  You must be an adult to participate.  We will have a service project trip March 16—23 and a medical mission trip April 13—20.   If you are interested in participating please place your name on the sign up sheets this Sunday or call the church office and sign-up.

Tuesday, June 19th

VBS Decorating is at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

VBS Training is at 6 p.m. in the Founders’ Room.

Vestry Meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Founders’ Room.

Wednesday, June 20th

Men’s Bible Study is at 7 a.m. in the Library.
VBS Decorating is at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
The Holy Eucharist is at 12 noon in the Chapel.

VBS Training for the youth is at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

VBS Committee Meeting is at 5 p.m. in the Founders’ Room.

Supper, Song & Prayer is in the Parish Hall beginning at 6 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!

Godly Play is at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.  Godly Play is for Pre-K thru 5th grade children. We will  explore “The Circle of the Church Year.”

Youth Group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Room.

Thursday, June 21st
Women of the Word is at 9 a.m. in the Library.
VBS Decorating is at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Friday, June 22nd
VBS Decorating is at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Holy Folders meet at 10 a.m. in the Founders’ Room.
AA Meeting is at 10 a.m. in the Chapel.

Saturday, June 23rd

VBS Decorating is at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

Harmony Rehearsal is at 3 p.m. in the Choir Room.

 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost,  June 24th

Sunday Services are at 8 a.m. Traditional in the Sanctuary, 10 a.m. Harmony in the Parish Hall, 10 a.m. Traditional in the Sanctuary and 6 p.m. in the Chapel.

 Youth Group will meet at  9—9:50 a.m.  in the Youth Room.  Come and be a part of this great group!

Nursery available from 9:45 a.m. in the Nursery.

Children’s Chapel begins at 9:45 a.m. in the Nursery coordinating with each service.  Children will return to the service a the Offertory time.

VBS Decorating is at 11:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.
Youth Band is at 12 noon in the Parish Hall.

Monday,  June 25th

VBS is at 9 a.m. until 12 noon beginning in the Sanctuary.

AA is at 12 noon in the Guild Room.

Yoga is at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

 See you at many—or all—of these events.

Pam Holley
Parish Secretary


Friday, June 15, 2012

VBS is Upon Us!

VBS is upon us!

 Training /Oreintation will be held at the following times throughout this week:

Saturday, June 16th
12:30 -2:00 p.m. following Safeguarding God's children Adult training

Tuesday, June 19th
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Adult/ Youth training

Wednesday, June 20th
2:00 p.m.
Youth training

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Safeguarding God's Children

Safeguarding God’s Children

Saturday, June 16th


9 a.m. in the Guild Room

If you are volunteering for Vacation Bible School, you are required to take this class.  Please call the church office at

896-9641 to register.