St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
November 18, 2018
THE ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN, “Transforming Generosity,” concludes today. Pledge cards and a box to receive completed pledge cards are on the credenza in the narthex. All pledge cards that have been completed to date will be brought forward at the offertory for blessing and thanksgiving. The Stewardship Committee has provided a special coffee hour following the service. Thank you for your support!
St. Thomas will be hosting the Interfaith Thanksgiving service tonight at 5:30 p.m. Mother Lea from Emmanuel Episcopal Church will be officiating. A collection will be made to support the Interfaith Relief Fund which gives one-time donations to residents of the Wood River Valley who are in acute need. There will also be a collection of personal hygiene and household cleaning items for those in need in our valley.
A NOMINATING COMMITTEE has been assembled to commence the process of seeking new Vestry members (2019-2021) and delegates to the Diocesan Convention (fall 2019). If you have ever felt like getting to know the business side of your church a little better while at the same time deepening your faith through this work, then perhaps one of these positions is for you! Please take a moment to think about whether you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering in this way. If so, please fill out a suggestion form by December 7 for the Nominating Committee’s consideration. Forms can be found in the narthex or in the St. Thomas office. Please return forms to the receptacle marked for this purpose. You may also speak in person with any member of the nominating committee: Heather Black (chair), Vickrie Cutler, Carter Hedberg, Garry Pearson and Georgia Stewart.
Christmas Eve services sign-up sheet is available downstairs. Please consider participating in one of the many service roles for the holiday services.
Father Ken and Joel Bejot will be on vacation next week. Mother Lea will preach and officiate on 11/25 and Dave Tacher will play the organ.
GREEN TEAM: When snowmaking began in Sun Valley the cost was $777 for an acre foot using, 319 horsepower…..since 2010 , the cost is $18 for an acre foot, using 3 horsepower. Thank you, Sun Valley Company!
At the December 10th meeting, the Book Club will have our traditional cookie exchange. Bring 3 dozen cookies and leave with 3 dozen cookies chosen from the offerings. We also are invited to bring up to ten books we no longer want on our book shelves. We will take turns selecting books and will donate $1 per book to a kitty which will go towards a donation for St. Thomas. Any left over books will be donated. In addition, we will discuss Truman Capote’s book, “A Christmas Memory.” A short touching tale of his aunt and a Christmas tradition. All are welcome.
2019 schedule to date:
January 14: “Little Fires Everywhere “
February 11: “Little Soldiers”
Questions contact Laurie Ahern, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-850-3974.
THE LIFT : Work will soon begin on the winter issue of “The Lift.” If you have a contribution, either an article or photo, please submit it to Judi in the office by tomorrow, Monday, November 19.
SAVE THE DATE: the Advent Lessons, Carols, and Poetry service will be held on Sunday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Children & Youth
Today in SUNDAY SCHOOL, the children Pre-K through 5th grade will be in class together. Courtney Loving will tell the story of Jonah, the Backward Prophet, with Lisa Leach assisting. Jonah does everything wrong but somehow it comes out right. Come share in this story and find out what happens to Jonah.
Today in YOUTH GROUP we will assemble Thanksgiving Baskets to deliver to seven families! We need a few people to help deliver Thanksgiving Baskets to families November 19 & 20. Let Sara know at coffee hour if you can help.
Thank you to all who donated food and money to the Thanksgiving Baskets!
The Giving Tree with ornament tags will be up on December 2nd.
Christmas Eve Nativity Pageant Sign Ups Open!
Children and Youth are invited to help tell the story of Jesus Christ’s birth. Children serve as characters and young people serve as narrators. Sign up with Sara or Liz. You can also sign up via email, email@example.com or on the bulletin boards at St. Thomas. Questions, contact Sara Gorby, (208) 726-5349 ext. 16.
2:00 Service Characters & Narrators:
Costume Fitting & Rehearsal: Thursday, December 20th, 4:00-5:30 (meet in the Parish Hall) Pizza and veggie tray provided.
Christmas Eve: Arrive at 1:00 to prepare for the service. Snacks provided.
4:00 Service Characters & Narrators
Costume Fitting & Rehearsal: Thursday, December 20th, 6:00-7:30 (meet in the Parish Hall) Pizza and veggie tray provided.
Christmas Eve: Arrive at 3:00 to prepare for the service. Snacks provided.
NEEDED Volunteers to deliver Thanksgiving Baskets to Families! Sunday, Nov. 18-Tuesday, November 20. If you are available, let Sara Gorby know, firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Thomas Playhouse
- B WINTERIZED Registration Opens Monday, October 29th – “Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest!” Children will learn popular songs and create interview scenes for this fun-filled variety show!
When: Wednesday, December 26 – Saturday, December 29, 2018
Where: St. Thomas Church
Ages: Pre-K-2nd Grade half-day (9:00-12:30); 3rd grade-8th grade full-day (9:00-3:00)
Free Performance: Saturday, December 29 @ 4:15 P.M. in the Sanctuary
Early Bird Special: 20% off from October 29-November 6 MAKES A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY GIFT! Reserve your spot online @ www.stthomasplayhouse.org.
Amanda, Jean, Hank, Ryan, Loring, Jeff, Sierra, Dick, John, Jean Marie, Betty, Tara, Jim, Devon, Norma, Deb, Ann, Sara, Ed, Alexander, Jane, Tom, Alison, Sherry, Annie, Chuck, Petra, Amelia, Delicia, Barbara, Bob, Lee, Julie, Cece, Ellen, Robert, Mary Anne, Peggy, Isabelle, Susie, Jenny, Christian, Elise, Bleeker, Inge-Lisa, Leighton, Nancy, Carol, Barbara, Bob, Ben, Trisha, Sam, Bailey, Red, Mike, Joanne, Tyler, Kirby, Jenn, Craig, Sydney, Louis, Dawn, Tom, Char, Lynn, Mitch, Skip, Paul, Georgia, Patrick, Gustave, Marline, and Pat.