Parish Email for Friday, 2 February 2024


St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church joyfully celebrates Black History Month! Stay tuned for exciting opportunities to join us, all month long, in commemorating and honoring this important time.


Black History Month Observance at St. Thomas begins Sunday, 4 February, 2024 at 9 a.m. with Formation Hour in the Parish Hall.

The focus will be a discussion of the contributions of Mahalia Jackson, renown Gospel and Jazz singer, led by Dr. Barbara C.

It will be followed by a coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Each Sunday, the parish worship bulletin will feature a profile of an outstanding living African American.

Please offer your congratulations and thanks to our parish leaders who were elected at our Annual Meeting Sunday:

Junior Warden: Wayne Rowbotham
Vestry: Dr. Barbara Cadogan, Stacey Noll
Delegates to Diocesan Convention: Donna Freidel, Linda Kinsley, Maiiya O’Neal, Bobby Kramer (alt.), Tal Kramer (alt.)
Delegates to Convocation: Cole Banning, Eric Cephas, Gretchen Owen, Rachael Owen, Sarah Ternay, Jo-Ann Toldt

St. Thomas’ is blessed to be full of able, willing leaders.

A car- or van-pool will be leaving the St. Thomas’ parking lot at 2pm sharp!

Come to church this weekend for birthday and anniversary blessings!

February Birthdays

3 Phyllis D
4 Debra W
4 Wayne Ro
6 Eric C
9 Gwen P
10 Lillian S
11 Bryan A-W
11 Maiiya O
13 Diane S
14 Bea M
17 Sarah T
19 Father Todd F
19 Kathleen I
20 Justin L
25 Alan A
26 Jo-Ann T

February Anniversaries

21 Bob & Maryann S














Interested in joining a new ministry but don’t know where to start?  Every week, a different group will be highlighted at the end of the newsletter.  Information about meetings, what they do in the church or community, contact info and more!  If you have content you want to share about your ministry, send it to to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.

Lectionary readings for this week:  Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39, Psalm 147:1-12, 21c

Lectionary readings for next week:  2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9, Psalm 50:1-6

Please continue in your daily prayers for:  Lou, Bob, Tina, Frances, Ed, Anna Marie, Sandy, Linda, Dan, Nicandro, Michael, Nancy, Linda, Katrina, Mary Esther, Kevin, Barry, Shea, Jimmy, Don, Jeff, Ginny, Jeffy, Jessica, Gage

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