St. Thomas Episcopal Church
2nd Sunday of Easter
April 23, 2017
The Rev. Jesse Vaughan will serve as Visiting Priest through the end of April. He will cover for Father Ken who will be away April 20-May 2.
Bishop Brian is making his annual visitation to St. Thomas on Sunday, May 14. He would be delighted to confirm, receive, or reaffirm anyone who wishes to make a public affirmation of faith. Please inform Father Ken by Wednesday, May 3. A single preparation meeting will be held on May 4 or 8.
GREEN TEAM: Today, after coffee, come and be educated by the following interesting TED talks. 1. Come hear climate scientist James Hansen tell the story of his involvement in the science and debate over global climate change. 2. Christiana Figueres thought it would be impossible to bring the leaders of 195 countries into agreement at the Paris Climate Conference….come see what happened. 3. Louie Schwartzberg’s beautiful time-lapsed photography …a meditation on nature and gratitude.
After a wonderful celebration of Holy Week and Easter, the choir is taking a short break. They will return, after three Sundays off, on May 14. Say thanks to a chorister when you see them in the pews!
St. Thomas book club meets the second Monday of each month, 1:30 pm in the church basement. All are welcome. Any questions can be directed to Laurie Ahern, 206-850-3974, firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 8: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
June 12: Still Life by Louise Penny
Have a Greater Calling to Serve? Consider an opportunity to be an acolyte. Yes, anyone is welcomed young and young at heart. An acolyte assists in worship by carrying the cross, lighting candles, holding the Gospel book, holding candles or “torches”, assisting at the altar, handing the offering plates to ushers, and other tasks as needed. We are often asked to serve at special services such as memorial services and high holy days. We would love to have you join us as we continue to serve at God’s table. Generally speaking, serving requires participating once every month. To learn more, please contact Lead Acolyte, Mardi Shepard, at email@example.com or 720-7631. We will schedule a training in May so everyone will feel at ease with serving during worship services.
Children and Youth
This Sunday the children will celebrate Earth Day with a special lesson and a combined class on God’s creation.
Middle School youth are invited downstairs for donuts and Smashbook reflections on Earth Day! Lent is over and we are ready for spring!
St. Thomas Playhouse
Summer Camp Registration Opened Monday, April 3rd, 10:00 a.m.
Camps include: Co. B June 12-24, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Jr.
SPACC residential August 7-18, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS
SPACES FILL UP FAST! For more information check out our website: www.stthomasplayhouse.org or contact Brett or Sara in the church office.
2017 St. Thomas Playhouse Auditions
Into The Woods Monday, April 24th, 4:00-6:30 @ St. Thomas
Tuesday, April 25th, 4:00-6:30 @ St. Thomas
Ages: 10 years old & up. Prepare 16 measures/bars of a song from Into the Woods for auditions. Rehearsal: August 1st-September 20th.
Performance Dates: September 21st-24that the Community School Theater.
Godspell This show runs at the same time as Co. B June show
Saturday, April 29th, 12:00-2:00 in the Parish Hall
Sunday, April 30th, 12:00-2:00 in the Parish Hall
Ages: Rising 8th grade-young adult. Prepare: 16 bars/measures of a pop/rock song. Rehearsal: May 7th-June 20th. Performance Dates: June 21st-24th, 2017 at the Community School Theater.
The Wood River YMCA is thrilled to have your involvement in making the Y a center of service and development for all of the Wood River Valley. They are currently seeking volunteers to assist in Make-A-Splash, a free, volunteer-run program. Make-A-Splash allows 2nd graders to utilize the Y’s aquatic facilities as a leaning space, where they will be taught how to swim and how to use proper survival techniques in case of emergency. These skills are essential for kids, as drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death for children in Idaho. Their most pressing need is for volunteers to assist with sessions on April 5-7 and April 10-12 from 9:30-10:45 and 10:30-11:45. If you would like to serve, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Aaron Pittman, at 208-928-6770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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