St. Thomas Episcopal Church
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 19, 2019
WELCOME to St. Thomas! We are glad you are here. Please join us for coffee after the 10:00 a.m. service. If you would like more information about St. Thomas, please fill out the “Welcome” card found in the pews and place it in the collection plate.
The Rev. Neal Collins is celebrating and preaching at both services today. Welcome back! Father Ken is at Lucy’s graduation in NC; he will return on Wednesday. Also, Mother Lea will preach and celebrate next Sunday while Ken is teaching Godly Play and saying goodbye to the children.
Following services today, St. Thomas Adult Forum will present a session on “Understanding Christian Zionism.” In this session we will examine the origins, history and beliefs of this theology and its impact on contemporary U.S. politics and foreign policy. All are welcome.
THE GREEN TEAM – Thanks to the following Road Warriors who cleaned up a very dirty portion of Highway 75, last Saturday….24 bags filled to the brim! Helen M., John C., Mike M., Heather B., Lynn C., Ellen S., Chris S., Karen R., Jennifer R., Lindy B., Mia M., Lisa S., and Mary M. WELL DONE!!!!
“The Lift” deadline is Tuesday, May 21. If you have an article to contribute, please do so by this date. Thank you.
St. Thomas Book Club will meet for the final time on June 10. Book club meetings will resume in the fall. All are welcome. June 10: The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee (meeting to be held at Laurie Ahern’s home 350 North Hulen Way, Ketchum)
Please see insert about the goodbye service for Father Ken and his family on June 9 and how to contribute to his farewell gift.
Grand Days of Summer! Volunteers Needed: June 16th-August 18th
We are looking for parishioners who would like to share their passions and gifts with our young people this summer during Sunday School at the 9:30 service. Past years ideas include: brainstorming, figure skating, adoption, pastoral care & card creations, hospitality (coffee hour), story time, crafts, Dutch oven cooking, baking, labyrinth walk and more. Contact Liz Hickey to volunteer.
Safeguarding God’s Children: Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
The training of Safeguarding God’s People serves to educate churches and ministries to keep children, youth, and adults safe from sexual abuse while at church or church related activities. It teaches how exploitation and harassment occur, the awareness we need to prevent such occurrences, and – should exploitation or harassment occur – how to respond.
When: Saturday, June 1st
Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church Parish Hall
Who: All clergy, vestry, paid lay staff, Eucharistic visitors, Sunday School teachers, Door persons, Youth Group Mentors, and all volunteers or chaperones who work with children and youth. Parents are welcome! Training is required every five years.
Trainers: The Rev. Ken Brannon & Sara Gorby
RSVP: Sara Gorby, firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 726-5349 ext. 16.
Children & Youth
Today, in SUNDAY SCHOOL, Helen Morgus will be telling the Pre-K through 5th graders the Parable of the Great Pearl. Come find out why someone would give up something so valuable in this important parable.
There are only 2 more Sunday School classes after this week before we begin the Grand Days of Summer. Next week, Father Ken Will be teaching Godly Play followed by a feast and some Q & A with the children. This you don’t want to miss!
On Sunday, June 9th, children and youth are invited to sit with their families in honor of Father Ken’s Last Sunday.
GRAND DAYS OF SUMMER – Remember you don’t have to be a Grand to come teach. Anyone may come to share their gifts with the children of St. Thomas! Do you know how to garden, fly, or are you bird aficionado? Come share these skills with the children and youth. Sundays during June 16-August 18th. Contact Liz Hickey (email@example.com).
St. Thomas Playhouse
Camp registration for St. Thomas Playhouse continues! Visit www.stthomasplayhouse.org to register! If you have questions, visit us in the office Monday-Thursday or give us a call at 208-726-5349.
JUNE 10-22 | Company B | Flat Stanley Jr. | Ages 4-13
JUNE 24-29| SPACC | Grades 5-12
AUGUST 5-16 | Company B 2 | Disney’s Mulan Jr. | Ages 4-13
PROPS & SET PIECES NEEDED – St. Thomas Playhouse ~ Addams Family
June 2-Jun 24
Chaise Lounge Jewelers Loupe
Pram Bear or other animal mounted head
Contact Sara Gorby, firstname.lastname@example.org
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