St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
July 15, 2018
Welcome to St. Thomas! We are glad you are here – please wear a nametag so we can more easily greet one another. If you would like to learn more about St. Thomas Church, please fill out a visitor information card and place it in the offering plate. If you would like to speak with a priest, please call Father Ken at 2018-726-5349 ext. 11.
Father Jonah will cover for Fr. Ken while he is at General Convention and another conference (July 2-21). If you need to reach Father Jonah during that time, please call the church office at 208-726-5349. If you have an emergency, you may reach him on his cell phone at 919-608-8915. His wife’s name is Caty and his daughters’ names are Scout (10) and Beau (4).
The Green Team: TODAY is Bike to Church Day! And don’t forget, if you missed getting a new, sturdy St. Thomas shopping bag last Sunday, they will be available today after the 9:30 service or in the office – while they last!
St Thomas Forum: Following services on today, St Thomas Forum will begin the four-part series on “First Century Views of Jesus” led by Irwin Sentilles. This first session is entitled “The Early Community.” The remaining three sessions are scheduled for August 12, 19 and 26. All are welcome.
THE GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH will be held in Austin on July 5-13. Father Ken is Chair of the Idaho Deputation. To learn more about General Convention and read the legislation being considered, visit http://www.generalconvention.org/. Father Ken will offer a summary of the convention during adult education on July 22.
COMMUNITY LABYRINTH REPAIR AND REPAINT is now underway and is due to be completed by the first of August! We are looking forward to reintroducing the renewed labyrinth during monthly interfaith-hosted labyrinth walks beginning in early fall. Anyone interested in learning more or becoming involved please email Georgia Stewart at email@example.com or Maryanne Whitcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE: The annual “Hole-in-the-wall Gang” party will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Beverly Boas. If you are an owner of either a niche or nameplate you are invited to attend this wonderful evening get-together.
The ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC will be held on August 18 at 5:00 p.m. Details will appear in future announcements. There is, however, a volunteer sign-up sheet posted on the office window. This event needs YOUR help to make it run smoothly!
On July 22, David Tacher will be the supply organist while Joel has a little time off with Jessica.
On Sunday, July 29, Evensong will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Come pray the words of Psalm 103 with the choir: “Praise the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me praise his holy Name.”
Children & Youth
Summer Sunday School Grand Days of Summer will be offered during the 9:30 service June 10-August 19. Children will meet Rachel or Sara by the side door of the Sanctuary after the Gospel reading. We invite children and youth downstairs to enjoy this time together! We will return for communion.
TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL the “Grand Days of Summer” continues with the theme of Adoption. JoEllen Collins will tell her own story of being adopted, and lead a discussion about family, love, and belonging.
Don’t miss these fun Sundays exploring the passions and gifts of our awesome parishioners.
¨ We will also walk the Labyrinth together.
¨ Parish Picnic is August 18.
¨ Wagon Days on September 1 (Saturday of Labor Day Weekend).
So, watch for the Lift Newsletter and the bulletin to learn more.
St. Thomas Playhouse Summer Camp Registration is open!
online registration at www.stthomasplayhouse.org
Company B (August) Disney’s Little Mermaid, Jr. Date: August 6-17 Ages: 4 years old – 8th grade
Financial Assistance Available! Please contact Sara Gorby to register for camp and apply at email@example.com or call the church office (208) 726-5349 ext. 16.
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