St. Thomas Episcopal Church
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
January 19, 2020
WELCOME to St. Thomas! We are glad you are here. Please join us for coffee downstairs following the 9:30 a.m. service. If you would like more information about St. Thomas, please fill out the “Welcome” card found in the pews and place it in the collection plate and pick-up a welcome bag on the table near the front door.
A Reminder from the SV Police. Parking on Sun Valley Road across the street from the church is not allowed in the winter months due to the narrowing of the street because of snow. Cars parked on this section of the road will be ticketed.
The children’s choir from Trinity, Pocatello, is visiting , and joining us for worship today. They are directed by Dr. Geoffrey Friedley, Instructor of Voice and Music History at Idaho State Univ., Pocatello.
This morning we will be blessing our handmade shawls from our shawl ministry. They will now be ready to deliver to those who need to be surrounded by prayer. For further information about the shawl ministry or to join, please contact Pat Jorgensen at 208-726-8302.
Adult Education – Following services today, Kathleen Bean will wrap up the three-part series on “Rescuing Scripture” by leading a discussion on how we can incorporate the teachings of scripture into our lives in a meaningful way. Please join us in Classroom 1.
GREEN TEAM TIPS: Cut plastic and single-use items out of your daily routine.
Sacred Space service continues this evening at 5:30 p.m. The Rev. Bill Harper is the Officiant tonight.
Sister Joyst continues on Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room. Moms, start the new year with this oasis of peace, prayer, the warmth of candlelight and our care for each other. And coffee!
Taize continues on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. through February 19.
The Wednesday HEALING SERVICE will not be held during Epiphany.
All are encouraged to attend the annual meeting of St. Thomas on Sunday, January 26, following the 9:30 a.m. service. Elections will be held for the Vestry members as well as delegates to the 2020 Diocesan Convention. All parishioners aged sixteen and up are entitled to vote. The 2020 budget will be presented to the congregation. The meeting will be followed by a beautiful brunch. Please plan on attending.
The Great Souper Bowl challenge is on! Lists are available in the Narthex for purchases at Atkinsons to benefit the Hunger Coalition. Go St. Thomas!
St. Thomas Book Club has a great start planned for 2020. We meet the second Monday of the month at 1:30, taking turns leading the discussions and providing small treats. Any questions: Laurie Ahern, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-850-3974
February 10 – Diane Peavey will join the book club to discuss her book: “Bitterbrush Country.” It is out of print and can only be ordered on Amazon. Community Library has at least one copy.
March 9 – “One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow” by Olivia Hawker. Cheryl is getting copies and thanks to Joan Clark the Community Library will have at least one copy.
Children & Youth
Today in SUNDAY SCHOOL we are studying the Story of Moses with Rachel Webster and Margot Shuford. Come learn about Moses and his long journey to save the people of Egypt!
Don’t forget that Friday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m. is TGIF2 (Thank Goodness it’s Friday Family Service) . This 45-minute service is geared towards families on-the-go who want to start their busy weekend with worship instead of ending it with one.
Today in YOUTH GROUP, we will continue meditation/prayer on the theme of LIGHT! Mike Menser will share special readings from Jesus’ Gospels about light. We will also be creating Super Bowl of Chili labels!
You know you love Wagon Days Chili…now you can order it for the Super Bowl! Sunday, January 19 & 26, the children and youth will be available after the service to take orders. $10/16 oz. (2 servings) Available for pick up on Sunday, February 2 at Coffee Hour. Proceeds benefit the Children, Youth & Family Ministry for their Rectory Renovation Goal of $500!
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