This Week at St. Thomas
Ladies' Bible Study, May 13
Game Night in the Pavilion, June 8
A WORD TO THE WISE
New ADA-Compliant Handicap Ramp
House Blessing, May 9 at 12 noon
Manny, Mary, and Andrew Schnepp recently moved into their new home in Middlesex Crossing. They are hosting a House Blessing on May 9th at 12 noon and they are inviting the entire church to join them for the celebration. We will gather at their home, 3056 Humbolt Place, and form a prayer circle outside their home. The Schnepps will be providing “to-go” snacks too!
Fellowship Photos Wanted!
Sunday Adult Education, 9:15 am Sundays, In-person and Virtually
Adult Christian Education takes place at 9:15 am every Sunday in-person and is streamed on YouTube
The link, handouts and recordings are available through the St. Thomas Website.
Join Fr. Ron for a seven-week study looking at how we use our time and the information we take in. As the food pyramid defines healthy eating for the body, the Wisdom Pyramid defines healthy information intake for the mind. All based on scripture, explore together how to be wise as we balance our lifestyle to optimally serve our Lord. We will meet today through May 23, 9:15-10:00 am.
Youth Sunday School
Youth Sunday School will be offered online each Sunday at 9:15 am. The format for class, at least for the first 9 weeks or so, will be to read a parable together, discuss the meaning in simple, straightforward terms and then discuss and plan ways for the kids to put the meaning into action. Read the May newsletter here.
WEEKLY VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES
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.
· 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.
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
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; Norm and Ruby Hayden; Pat Ruberto; Terry Rusnak; Marge Lytle; Marissa Sharkey; Jone Mader; Jennie Crawford; Lauren Saul;; Kara; Ann; Cindy; Richard; Heidi; Evan; Barb; Candace, Mark; Jennifer; Cathy.; Maddie Grace; and Bill.
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.
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.
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.
Please contact Melissa Schmitzer if you or somebody you know in the congregation is in need of Pastoral Services such as meals or rides.