St. Thomas Episcopal Church
The 9th Sunday after Pentecost
August 11, 2019
WELCOME to St. Thomas! We are glad you are here. Please join us for coffee after 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.
Following services today, St Thomas Adult Forum will continue the four part series on the Old Testament led by Irwin Sentilles who has, in the past two years presented well received lectures on biblical topics . The topic for this week’s session is “Understanding the Psalms”. All are welcome.
THE GREEN TEAM – Here is another chance to come to church without a car!!! How about trying to share a ride with a neighbor, walk, bus, or bicycle to St. Thomas next Sunday.
PARISH PICNIC – Mark Saturday, August 24, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. as the date for our annual potluck get-together. Sheila Witmer will again host the event at her magnificent home north of Ketchum, on the Big Wood River. St. Thomas will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs; just bring your own lawn chair or blanket, a beverage of your choice, and something to share (12 servings) as follows:
Names ending in A-M bring a dessert
Names ending in N-Z bring an appetizer or side dish
(Remember to label your serving dishes and utensils with your name!)
INTERIM PRIEST – The Rev. Robert Gieselmann will arrive in time to attend the Parish Picnic. Come get acquainted before his first service on August 25!
Choral Evensong will be held on Sunday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. Come pray and listen to beautiful music with us.
The VESTRY MEETING will be held on Tuesday, August 27 at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Altar Flower Donations: The Flower Guild is providing envelopes in the vestibule for Altar flower donations in memory of or in thanksgiving for friends or relatives. We will mention the dedications in the Sunday church bulletin. Please fill out an envelope for an upcoming date or any date in the future and put it in the offertory plate or give it to Judi in the office. The Flower Guild will make a note of the date and a member will contact you for flower selection and/or color choice. We appreciate all donations to our Flower Fund. Questions? Please contact Betsy Ashton 208.726.7611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wagons Days seat – Reservations for parade-side seats are available for a $10 donation. Chili, hot dogs, iced tea, lemonade, and water will be available for purchase! Help support Youth Ministries at St. Thomas by reserving your seat with Sara Gorby in the church office.
Children & Youth
Today in Grand Days of Summer Helen Morgus will be talking with the children about hospitality and creating treats for coffee hour with them.
St. Thomas Playhouse
STP’s Company B 2 production of Mulan Jr. will run Thursday, 8/15 @ 2 p.m. and Friday, 8/16 @ 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Sun Valley Community School Theater. Featuring a cast of nearly one hundred 4-13 year olds, the performances are sure to sell out. Select your seats at www.stthomasplayhouse.org starting Monday, 8/5 at 6 p.m.
And, tickets are also available online for “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Amanda, Jean, Ryan, Loring, Sierra, Dick, John, Jean Marie, Betty, Tara, Jim, Norma, Deb, Ann, Sara, Ed, Alexander, Jane, Tom, Alison, Chuck, Petra, Bob, Robert, Peggy, Jenny, Christian, Elise, Inge-Lisa, Leighton, Nancy, Carol, Barbara, Bob, Trisha, Sam, Bailey, Red, Tyler, Kirby, Skip, Paul, Patrick, Laurie, Liz, Heather, Ileana, Fred, Jack, Mary Ann, Tayt, Jim, Gail, Tom, Julia, Stephanie, Kelly, David, Judy, Brett, Alison, Jimmy, Cora, Susen, Vicki, Natalie, Gretchen, Jayne, Cathy, Chris, Pat, Sally, Bobbie, Nick, Ed, Dick, Patty, Lindy, Wayne, Mitch, Robert, Ashraf, and Chloe.