St. Thomas Episcopal Church
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 15, 2017
Annual Giving Campaign begins today and continues until November 19. John Ashton, Chair of the Stewardship Committee, will speak briefly at the announcements. Pledge cards have been mailed and are also available in the narthex.
Jima Rice will be leading a two-part series on “Science & Religion” on October 22 and 29 at 11:00 a.m.
A training for Eucharistic Ministers (formerly called Chalice Bearers) will be held in the Sanctuary today at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The clergy and staff will be at an offsite retreat on Thursday, October 19. The office will be closed that day.
Carter Hedberg, licensed lay preacher, will preach on October 22.
St. Thomas Book Club continues through December. All are welcome! Any questions: Laurie Ahern at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-622-3939.
November 13: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
December 11: Cookie Exchange
Choral Evensong is Sunday, October 22, at 5:30 p.m. The choir is singing a few beautiful unaccompanied pieces. Come check it out! It’s a beautiful service. Mother Lea Colvill will officiate.
On October 22, the St. Thomas choir will be visiting Emmanuel Church in Hailey. Please wish them luck with their service to a local church. Dave Tacher and Meredith Skillman will lead music at St. Thomas in the choir’s absence.
Baptism is available on Sunday, November 5, at 9:30 a.m. If you are interested, please contact Father Ken today.
On November 5 we will celebrate All Saints’ Day. It is our custom during the services on that day to read the names of people who are dear to us who have passed away. If you would like to include some names to be read, please fill out one of the cards found on the entry credenza. Place it in the offering plate or bring it to Joel in the office. Cards are due by Wednesday, November 1.
Save the Dates
St. Thomas Choir visits Emmanuel Church in Hailey, October 22 Diocesan Convention in Boise, October 27-29
All Saints’ Day (observed), November 5
Lector training, November 5, 11:00-12:30
Did you know that we have a Suggestion Box located in the entry? If you have something you might like to share with the staff or vestry, please fill out a card and drop it in the box! Blank forms can be found on the box itself.
Children & Youth
Sara Gorby will be out of town October 3-October 16. If you have a pressing Playhouse matter, please contact Brett Moellenberg in the office. If you have a pressing Children, Youth & Family matter please contact Judi Fuller.
Godly Play (Pre-K-1st Grade): We will hear the story of the EXODUS with Art Dahl as our storyteller and Katrina Cord as our door person.
Building Faith Brick by Brick (2nd & 3rd Grade): Today we will hear the story of The Burning Bush with Kathleen Schwatzenberger as our teacher .
Weaving God’s Promises (4th & 5th Grade): We will explore the story of The Passover and The Exodus with Dydy Cleven as our teacher.
Middle School Youth Group Last week we began a 4 week series of lessons that will guide our SmashBook Journal reflections. Page Klune will be our mentor today! Lesson 1: Love God. Bible: Matthew 6:33, 7:21-23
Bottom Line: The life of a Christian must be lived IN Christ, putting God first in every area
Youth Volunteer needed for Ketchum Community Dinner! Wednesday, October 11th, 5:30-7:30 at Church of the Big Wood. Help set up, serve and clean up dinner. Contact Helen Morgus to volunteer, 208-720-3598.
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