We tried something new for the MLK Day of Service this year, inviting friends and convocation to join us for worship and the assembly of KidzPacks. With 50 at worship, more than 70 at work in the Parish Hall (it was crowded!) and a delicious meal and fellowship to follow, it as a great day! Thank you to the many who helped make this happen and especially to Vivian Hanson who conceived of the idea and made it happen.
On January 4th we celebrated our 12th Epiphany potluck meal. Thank you to all who came out for a night of fun. That night we also announced the winners of our gingerbread competition. Above are pictured those who found treasures in their cupcakes and thus will be the honored guests at next year’s Epiphany potluck!
The Great Cookie Festival of 2019 was a huge success! Much sugar was consumed, many smiles were smiled, some naps may have been taken. Thank you to everyone who participated in the cookie swap and tasting (yum!) and in the building of gingerbread houses. And to our fearless organizers: Gretchen and Sarah, purveyors of bacon-chocolate-chip cookies and of endless supplies of frosting, er, mortar.
This week St. Thomas’ is hosting four families through IHN / Family Promise. These are children and adults, women and men, who have a warm, safe place to sleep and a hearty meal at the end of each day thanks to the hard work and generosity of St. Thomas’. Cleaning, preparing meals, sleeping over, driving the van: disciples of Jesus Christ love their neighbors in practical ways even when it means sacrificing their own comfort and desires.