St. Thomas Episcopal Church
The Third Sunday in Lent
March 24, 2019
WELCOME to St. Thomas. 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.
ADULT EDUCATION in Lent: On March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, and 14, at 11:00 a.m. Today’s session is “Letting Go” and will be led by Deacon Kathleen. The series is based on the book, “A Practical Christianity: Meditations for the Season of Lent.” The book is available in the office for $15.00.
The VESTRY meets on Tuesday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome.
EASTER CANDY DONATIONS NEEDED! Drop off candy donation to the St. Thomas office in the green bin. The Easter Bunny is grateful!
Over the next few weeks, the BARRY KELLER FUND is sponsoring a few special musicians:
March 24 – Alyssa Claffey will join us and play violin.
April 7 and 18 – Ellen Sanders will offer some music on the cello.
To support the Barry Keller Fund, please speak with Joel Bejot.
Inspiration from the GREEN TEAM: Bringing your own reusable bags to the grocery store can help keep plastic out of landfills and oceans and reduce deforestation. Not in the habit yet? Keep a supply of bags in your cars – more than you think you need – that way you won’t have to remember every time!
ST. THOMAS BOOK CLUB has a great lineup of fiction and nonfiction for the start of 2019. Gatherings are in the Parish Hall beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month. All are welcome.
April 8: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
May 13: Educated by Tara Westover
June 10: The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee (meeting to be held at Laurie Ahern’s home 350 North Hulen Way, Ketchum)
STEPHEN MINISTRIES: A new team of Stephen Ministers is being commissioned during the 9:30 service on Sunday April 7th. We ask for prayerful support for all of the Stephen Ministers as they meet with their care receivers each week. Our Stephen Leaders also ask for your help in identifying those who might be in need of care. To do so, tell that person about our Stephen Ministry, and ask permission to refer him or her to a Stephen Leader or Father Ken.
JOEL BEJOT will be out of the office March 22-28 and SARA GORBY will be out of the office March 25-31.
Children & Youth
There is no YOUTH GROUP or SUNDAY SCHOOL today due to Spring break.
Sara Gorby will be out of the office March 25-31. For pressing Playhouse matters, contact Brett Moellenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org. For matters regarding Children, Youth, and Family Ministries contact Liz Hickey, email@example.com. Thank you!
THE CROSS: Art Installation by St. Thomas Sunday School & Youth Group – Many of you see the large cross in Narthex every time you come into the church. Throughout Lent the children, youth, and friends will work on a special art installation to be revealed on April 14th, Palm Sunday. (see picture of the cross) This cross will serve as our Lenten practice during our Sunday classes. Each class will be exploring stories of Jesus and the disciples and how they connect to us today.
Way of the Cross (Stations) ~ April 14-19, 2019
St. Thomas will offer a self-guided interactive Way of the Cross (Stations of the Cross) for our intergenerational parish during Holy Week. It begins in the Narthex, takes you into the Sanctuary, and then back out to the Narthex.
We blend the Way of the Cross from the Book of Occasional Services with ideas to make each station experiential for children and youth. We have gleaned from many different areas, using Book of Occasional Services, suggestions from to the churches, Pinterest, and other prayer sources.
Good Friday Service for Families! Please attend the special family focused Good Friday service at 5:30 p.m. on April 19th. More details to come. The Way of the Cross Stations will be open prior to and after the service for you to walk as a family.
St. Thomas Playhouse
Camp registration for St. Thomas Playhouse opens April 1 at 10:00 a.m. Visit www.stthomasplayhouse.org to register! If you have questions, visit us in the office Monday-Thursday or give us a call at 208-726-5349.
JUNE 10-22 | Company B | Flat Stanley Jr. | Ages 4-13
JUNE 24-29| SPACC | Grades 5-12
AUGUST 5-16 | Company B 2 | Disney’s Mulan Jr. | Ages 4-13
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