Thursday, May 22, 2014

Welcome II Psalms in Harmony Service this Sunday

II Psalms shares original contemporary music this Sunday 

This week Harmony music director, Jay Shull is joined by Harley Smith and Sergio Rivera to share their  original  music in our 10:00 a.m. Harmony Service.These are faces very familar to us sharing the beginnings of a new journey; their band named II Psalms.

They have formed the band II Psalms to share 'a different kind of praise music'. Their hope is to write music that deals more with the things we do in real life: struggles of faith - issues of social justice. 

Possibly these are themes that speak to people about what's real for them day to day as Christians.

 Their sound and style can be described as new grass, folk or even acoustic rock or alternative country.
  "Our sound comes from mostly secular music like Dave Matthews, Mumford and Sons, Civil Wars. John Butler and others"
This Sunday affords the opportunity to come out and worship in a new way. Supporting the efforts of Jay and his fellow band members you are able to  share in contemporary worship and a new energy within the parish of St. Thomas. Welcome II Psalms!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

BIG day for Sunday School, trip to Shore Acres Nursing Facility

We invite you to take part in our last trip to Shore Acres Nursing Facility for this year.  Tomorrow, Sunday, May 18th we will meet in the Parish Hall/ Guild room area at 9:45. Russ and Judi Sayles will be escorting the group over to the Nursing Home for a visit and we'll deliver our cookies to our friends there. The group will return before the end of the 10:00 a.m. Service. Nursery and Children's Chapel will be open and running as usually. Families with children of that age may also join us at the Nursing home if they wish.

This will be our final day of Sunday School as we break for summer.We sincerely thank all of our teachers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.  We have a great summer season in store and we invite you to join us for all the fellowship and fun =

Celebrate the Family of St Thomas 
Penecost Sunday, June 8th
10:00 a.m. Service
Pancake Brunch to follow in the Parish Hall

Children's singing practice each Wednesday, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

VBS 2014 Splash Into God's Word
June 16-20, 2014
5:15 - 8:00 p.m.
with Early Bedtime option for 3's &4's
Ages 3 - 5th grade
Finalizing registrations now

Stand by for the announcement of new summertime programming on Wednesday nights beginning with a planning meeting June 11th and program to follow VBS begining June 24th.  Look forward to messy,fun activities in praise and worship.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pass It On

Redemption is reclaiming a memory. It is remembering what clearly was not good, not right, and yet acknowledging, where we can, that what was our breaking may actually have become our making.

Monday, May 12, 2014

VBS Registrations Due May 15th

VBS is moving right along...

We are approaching one month out from our VBS program for 2014 
SPLASH INTO GOD'S WORD which will be held JUNE 16-20, 2014 from 5:15 to 8:00 p.m.

Our dinner menus are coming together nicely with delicious kid friendly menus and plenty of great adult options.  Thank you to Dorine Houston for all of her hard work.  If you'd like to take part in preparing and/or serving any of the nights, please look for the sign up sheets in the Portico and Parish Hall.

The time is here to begin ordering supplies, t -shirts and gather donations for our workshops. We want to be sure we are fully ready for all of our families to arrive. For this reason we have set the DEADLINE of MAY 15th for registrations to be in the office. You may drop them by the office, mail them in or attach them to email. Please use if you choose the email option.The registration form can be found on our website. 

Calling all youth volunteers. Now is the time to sign on to work during decorating week and the week of VBS. This is a great way to start on community service hours for scholarship opportunities.

 If you have any questions at all, please contact Elaine Patrick at 896-9641 or

Saturday, May 10, 2014

He is on the cross. He is in the manger. He is in the tomb, and risen and glorified. He will soon meet us again at the altar. And even now he waits in the wedding chambers of our hearts—reclining courteously.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Celebrate the Family of St. Thomas, Children's singing rehearsal begins this Wednesday

A day to share our love and gratitude for all of the families who make up the family of St. Thomas!

As we welcome our newest members in Baptism, we give thanks for all of our families of St. Thomas who make our place of worship a warm and loving place to be.

When: Pentecost Sunday, June 8th
Where: Main church Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m.

Children singing, families greeting and serving, joy and thanksgiving all around....

Ms. Y will begin singing rehearsals this Wednesday, May 7th, 5-6 p.m.  Please plan to join us as we prepare for a grand celebration!

The service will be followed by a Parish-wide Pancake Brunch.  In addition to the fun, fellowship, and awesome food this provides, we will be raising funds for our St. Thomas  Family Retreat this Fall, September 27,28 at Day Spring Episcopal Conference Center.

 If you are interested in helping out with the Pancake Brunch please contact Elaine Patrick in the church office.