Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pecans are here! Bakers for Garden Reception this Sunday

Hello to all -

Pecans are here

Thank you for your patience in waiting for the pecans to arrive.  They are here and sorted. All orders are ready to go and can be picked up in the church office.  If you are unsure of your balance due, please call ahead for that information. Payment will be due upon pick up.

There are a limited number of extra items for sale. We have butter roasted, honey roasted, milk chocolate still available.

Bakers for Garden Reception this Sunday following Lessons and Carols

With weather permitting, we would like to add a bit of the holiday season to coffee hour this Sunday.

Following Lessons and Carols there will be a Garden Reception of cookies, punch and coffee. If you would like to bake or contribute cookies please let us know in the church office by this Friday, December 5th at 10 a.m.  We will be shopping for supplies in the afternoon. Thank you!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Advent has begun...(all links now work!)

It is the first Monday of Advent following the first Sunday of Advent...

So how are you feeling?

We have enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving. No matter how you chose to celebrate, we hope you celebrated 'all in' - that is to say, with everything you have to give to those around you and possibly even a bit of time to focus on yourself.

It then follows that we do the same for Advent. Whether you are solo, with family, with mate or with friends, remember your church community.  We all go into Advent from different places. This gives us plenty of opportunity to grow, to learn and to be there for one another. Together as a community, one body in Christ, we will soon arrive at Christmas Day.

Here is a 'most current' listing of happenings at and around St. Thomas for this Advent Season. If anything pops up or changes, you'll be the first to know!
Praying for you this Advent Season - two words... ALL IN

The Festival of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 7, 2014  10:00 a.m. 

Adult Education Offerings

Not A Silent Night 
Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem
Author: Adam Hamilton

Two chances each week to join the discussion - 
Monday evenings from 7 - 8 p.m.
Sunday mornings at the 9 a.m. hour

Some cyber ideas that are accessible by computer, tablet or smart phone:

SSJE - Brother Give Us A Word
Daily Meditation
All of our prayer is about God. It’s not about us. In our prayer, we are being re-membered by God, we are being re-attached, we are being “put in our place” in the heart of God.
Also available from this site  - A link to take part in creating a Global Advent calendar @ Anglican Communion. Images and thoughts can be added by Twitter and Instagram. This is an amazing sight, check it out.