St. Thomas Episcopal Church
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
July 16, 2017
After the 9:30 a.m. service today, we continue the four-part Bible Series led by Irwin Sentilles. Irwin is a part-time member of St. Thomas with a life-long interest in philosophy and theology. After retiring from legal practice, he pursued this interest with a year of theological study at Oxford. Since then he has continued his studies and developed a series of lectures designed to provide a greater understanding of biblical texts through examination of their context, literary elements and ability to engage us. Here are the remaining sessions:
July 16 “Gospels in Historical Order” – An exploration of the shaping of the traditions about Jesus to address the communities out of which the gospels arose
July 23 “Great Commandment” (Part 1) – Reflections on the deep unity of the commands to love God and neighbor
July 30 “Great Commandment” (Part 2)
Father Ken is currently receiving names for the Children and Family Ministry position. Interested persons should submit a resumé and employment application, which is available in the office.
The St. Thomas congregation’s Stephen Leaders are ready to launch the first training class for Stephen Ministers in the early Fall. If you want to find out more about this one-to-one caregiving ministry, please contact Helen Morgus or Father Ken. Deadline for applications is August 13.
Helen Morgus firstname.lastname@example.org 720-3598
Fr. Ken email@example.com 726-5349 ext. 11
Father Ken and Helen Morgus will attend a Commission on Ministry conference in Houston on July 24-26 at the request of the Bishop.
Don’t forget the Hole in the Wall Gang annual party scheduled for Wednesday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Beverly Boas. If you have been considering owning a nameplate or niche in the St. Thomas Columbarium, this would be an excellent time to purchase it.
ARE YOU GETTING READY?? Are you pumping up those tires, cleaning the goggles for “Bike to Church Sunday” on July 23?
SAVE THE DATE: The Parish Picnic is at Sheila Witmer’s home north of Ketchum on Saturday, August 19 at 5:00 p.m. All are invited! Details to follow.
Children & Youth
In Sunday School today, children are invited downstairs after the Gospel reading. The children will wash their hands, and help Sheila Witmer, Helen Morgus and Kathryn Thomasen prepare the tables for coffee hour, while discussing hospitality. You will be awed by their creativity. All are welcome!
Amanda, Jean, Hank, Janice, Dorothy, Ryan, Cyndi, Lois, Joan, Shirley, Loring, Jeff, Sierra, Dick, Cookie, John, Corethia, Jean Marie, Betty, Jenny, Charlie, Tara, Jim, Devon, Helen, Norma, Deb, Sara, Jacki, Marie Therese, Ann, Dave, Stephen, Lauren, Ed, Alexander, Jane, Sandie, Patrick, Tom, Alison, Stormi, Fred, Cathy, Sherry, Judy, Jesse, Eric, Austin, Will, Annie, Paige, Jesse, Ingrid, Traves, Chuck, Sharon, Myrle, Petra, Amelia, Sharon, Jay. and Delicia.