The family of Joan Prinz has asked to celebrate a brief, private, graveside burial for Joan this Tuesday. Please keep them, and especially our own Don Davis, in your prayers as they say goodbye.
Youth Group will meet Sunday night at 6pm online. Talk to Daniel O. for connection details.
On Monday night at 8pm, you can take part in the “Blue Christmas” service organized by the Diocesan School for Ministry including our own Deacon Intern, Jeannie Marcucci. Watch it online!
Coffee Hour is taking the holidays off! We’ll see you on Tuesdays at noon in the New Year!
Celebrate the Feast of the Nativity Friday, Christmas Day, with Holy Eucharist at 10am in the nave.
Start the New Year off right with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist honoring the Feast of the Holy Name. Friday, 1 January at 10am!
The Kitchen of Hope ministry has been working hard: and needs more workers! If you would like to help out, please contact Vivian Hanson.
Advent Vespers is a service of Evening Prayer. These services will feature homilies by young preachers from our congregation. Come hear them in person or watch for them to appear on our website within about 24 hours of the liturgy taking place. Join us for our last Vespers this year on Tuesday night at 7pm or see the recordings on the church website. RSVP suggested.
Christmas Eve will look different this year. The 4pm & 11pm services will be outdoors in front of the church building where we can have unlimited attendance and the singing of carols. The 7pm service will be indoors in the Parish Hall and live on Zoom and will feature the children’s pageant for its sermon. Attendance in the Parish Hall is limited to 23 “pews” (a “pew” holds up to two people from the same household). RSVP’s are suggested for the 7pm service.
Whether indoors or out, St. Thomas’ is taking steps to express our love for one another with safety precautions to prevent the spread of Covid. But no precautions are perfect. If you are especially vulnerable, around someone who is vulnerable, or just feel worried, you will not be judged for staying home this week or any week. Listening to those concerns and acting prudently is exactly what you are called to do in this season. If gathering in person is not the right thing for you, join us for worship online instead!
Every day, right through Christmas (12 days!) you can join St. Thomas’ as we observe Morning Prayer together. You can listen in on the St. Thomas’ website Monday through Saturday, and join us live on Zoom on Sundays, with a sermon, at 8am.
St. Thomas’ offers weekly Sunday School for children online Sundays at 9am. Youth Group is offered for teens on Sunday evenings at 6pm: contact Daniel O. (or leave a message at the church office) for connection details for teens.
Join us online for Centering Prayer on Mondays at 4pm.
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From the Red Cross: Thank you all so much for your help with the blood drive on November 24th. I wanted to share that we had a very successful blood drive and were able to exceed our goal. These units have been a tremendous help to our blood supply and a true blessing to patients in need.
|Total Units||29 = up to 87 hospital patients helped|
Lectionary readings for this week: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Romans 16:25-27, Luke 1:26-38, Canticle 3 or Canticle 15, or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Lectionary readings for next week: Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7, John 1:1-18, Psalm 147 or 147:13-21
Please continue in your daily prayers for: Dennis, Marge, Joann, Sandy, Kelly, Andrea, Bryan, Dot, Tracey, Julie, Bob, Kathy, Bob, Kathryn, Christopher, Rachel, Asa, Jim, Jimmie, Scott, Stephanie, John, Rob, Eileen, Deano, Nicole, Bob, Brooke, Lois, Kathy, Cheryl, Kyle, Dean, Keith, Peter, Lou, Marie, Marla, Helen
Saturdays, 6pm: Holy Eucharist
in the Nave: limited to 12 pews of up to two people each
Sundays, 8am: Holy Eucharist
in the Parish Hall and online
Sundays, 9am: Sunday School
online: for children
Sundays, 10.30am: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine
Sundays, 6pm: Youth Group
online: for teens
Mondays, 4pm: Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, Noon: Coffee Hour
online – on break for the holidays
Wednesday, 5.30pm: Holy Eucharist
outdoors, rain or shine
Wednesdays, 7.00pm: Bible Study with the Bishop
Daily on Weekdays: Morning Prayer
Emergency Pastoral Care:
Call this number if you have a pastoral emergency, such as an alert about an ailing parishioner, a hospital stay, a death in the family, or to request last rites. Leave a message and with a phone number for your call to be returned.