This Week at St. Thomas

8am Outdoor Services

9:30 AM Indoor Worship


Weather permitting, our 8am Sunday service will be held outdoors in the pavilion. Feel free to bring your own chair.

Game Night in the Pavilion, August 24

This summer we will meet in the St. Thomas pavilion twice each month on Tuesdays for game nights! We will meet this Tuesday, August 24 at 6:30 pm. Bring your favorite board/card/lawn game or learn a new one and bring friends, ages 1-121! Please also bring a drink for yourself (alcohol is ok). We will socially distance to be sure everyone feels comfortable.

Ladies' Bible Study

This summer the Ladies’ Bible Study will meet once each month, in person. Weather permitting, we will meet in the pavilion. The next meeting is on Thursday, September 2 at 1:00pm. Karen DeSanto will once again lead the study. If you have questions or would like additional information, please give Karen a call at 724-687-0598.

Kickoff Sunday, September 12

We will kick off Fall with a 9:00 am Combined Worship Service immediately followed by brunch in the pavilion, weather permitting. There is a sheet on the bulletin board in the parish hall to sign up to bring an item to share. Please speak with Bonnie Colaianne if you have any questions.

Combined 9:00 Worship Service

Commissioning of Teachers, Choir, Musicians

Blessing for Backpacks, Students, Teachers

Blessing of the new Pavilion Cross

The Return of Coffee Hour!

Coffee Hour will return on September 19. We are trying something new—all you need to do is set up or clean up coffee, iced tea and lemonade. No snack needed! If somebody wants to bring a treat, great, but it is not expected or needed. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the parish hall. Please consider signing up once each quarter so the same people are not hosting every week.

Shepherd's Heart Fellowship, October 3

We are scheduled to visit Shepherd’s Heart on Sunday, October 3. We will be serving a fried chicken dinner with potato and macaroni salads and coleslaw. We will meet at church at 4:15 if you would like to carpool. You are welcome to attend their unique worship service that begins at 5:15. Dinner will be served immediately following. On the bulletin board in the parish hall you can sign up to help prepare and serve and/or donate food Please see Marti Pristas with questions.

2021 Altar Flowers and Sanctuary Lamp

The calendar to sign up for the Altar Flowers and the Sanctuary Lamp is posted on the bulletin board at the back entrance of the church. (right above the offertory envelopes). In order to be sure the flowers are ordered, please do all of the following at least 3 weeks before your scheduled week. If it is less than 3 weeks in advance, please call Carol because bulletins are often done 2-3 weeks early.

· Sign up for the 2021 Flowers and Lamps

· Complete the order form-found next to the calendar on the bulletin board or in the email and return it with your payment.

· Pay for the flowers using the envelope in your offertory envelopes or a blank envelope with “flowers” written on the outside or on your check

The cost of the flowers is $23 and the lamp is $5. If you donate both, the cost is $26. If you need assistance with signing up, please call Carol on her cell phone, 412-720-3129.

Prayer Requests

If you have a specific need or concern for which you would like to have someone pray, please email: PrayerRequests@SaintThomasAnglican.org We will be happy to share your confidential request with our Prayer Warrior Team .

There will be a new Prayer List starting on March 7. Please circle the names of those whom you wish to remain on our Prayer List. The current Prayer List is on the table at the back of the church.

In Our Prayers

PRAY FOR THE LEADERSHIP IN OUR DIOCESE

O God, by your grace you have called us in this Diocese to be a good and godly fellowship of faith. Bless those who have been called to exercise leadership during this season, especially the members of the Standing Committee and the Diocesan Council, as they begin the search process for our next Bishop. Grant to them, and to each member of the diocese, a fresh outpouring of your Spirit, a renewed determination to seek your will, and the assurance of your presence; safeguard our unity and ignite in us a great passion for the mission of your Kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

Pray for Church of the Ascension, Oakland, PA and The Rev. Cn. Jonathan & The Rev. Cn. Dr. Andrea Millard, The Rev. Cn. Karen Stevenson, and Interim Deacon Mark Stevenson. An urban, multi-generational worshiping community, committed to equipping God’s people and sharing Christ’s healing with a broken world. Please pray that we would continue living into our call to be welcoming to our neighbors and reaching the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jonah’s Call, Highland Park, PA and The Rev. Andrew DeFusco. A young, urban congregation seeking a Gospel movement that brings flourishing to our city. Please pray for our outreach to artists and a resulting gracious impact on culture.




THE ACNA CYCLE OF PRAYER

Pray for the Anglican Diocese of Fort Worth, Bishop Ryan Reed, his wife, Kathy, and Bishop William Wantland.



Names remain on the prayer list for 3 months. Names will be read during the Prayers of the People for 4 weeks. Please keep our prayer list current by removing names of those who no longer need intentional prayer.

PRAY FOR THOSE ON OUR PARISH PRAYER LIST

Judy Eves; Pat Ruberto; Joe Kosarik; Tom Murray; Marissa Sharkey; Jone Mader; Jennie Crawford; Lauren Saul; Rod and Mary; Kara; Ann; Cindy; Richard; Heidi; Jack Baillie; Barb Lintelman; Candace; Mark; Jennifer; Cathy; Bill; Jan Jay; Dean; Diana Yuhanjak; Richard Wells; Tom; Alex Hamilton; Adrianne; Megan; Richard Martin; Bonnie Colaianne; Dave Cochran; Norm and Ruby Hayden; Page; Linda Saunders; Dan DeRoner; Morgan Oliver Badali; Mike; Brandi; Billy and Mary Egger; The Ganster and Alchier Families; Bill Woods; Pat; Kathy K.; John Long; Alan Weis; Gale.

PRAY FOR THOSE SERVING IN THE MILITARY

Chad D.; Mike B.; Mat B,; Ty W.; Stephen M.; Scott M.; Jesse W.; Chris R.; Heidi Jean; Richard; Omar; Todd; Brian; Sonja; Corey A.; Bene K.; Clifford M.; Jordan B.; Tristan Z.; Logan; Jackson S.; and Matthew D.

Pastoral Needs

Home Visits or Communion

For those hospitalized or unable to attend church, home visits or Communion can be arranged easily by contacting the church office at: 724-443-1963 or emailing: Admin@SaintThomasAnglican.org. Communion typically is taken to nursing homes and the homebound on the first Sunday of each month.

Pastoral Counseling

Fr .Ron and Fr. Chris are available for spiritual direction or pastoral counsel upon request. You may email them directly, Fr. Ron at: Rector@SaintThomasAnglican.org and Fr. Chris at FatherChill@gmail.com or leave a message on the church voicemail at 724-443-1963.

Pastoral Services

Please contact Melissa Schmitzer if you or somebody you know in the congregation is in need of Pastoral Services such as meals or rides.