This Week at St. Thomas
Adult Education at 9:15 am
Adult Christian Education returns every Sunday at 9:15 am. This Sunday, Fr. Terry resumes his teaching on the Nicene Creed. Fr. Terry will give an overview of what we learned in March. We will maintain our current policies of social distancing and the wearing of masks in the parish hall. If our gathering grows a little too large we may move into the Sanctuary.
Youth Christian Education will return in October through Zoom meetings! Watch your bulletin and weekly emails for more information coming soon.
Wednesday Bible Study, 12 Noon
Join Fr. Ron on Wednesday afternoons for a new Bible Study, Worldview for Christians. The first Bible Study will take place on September 30. Visit the St. Thomas Website to join the meeting. (The link will be posted before September 28 so don’t look for it today!)
Monday Early Morning Bible Study, 6 am
Fr. Chris will focus on the book of Ephesians. Every week we'll study and reflect on a short passage in Ephesians and spend the last few minutes in prayer.
40 Days for Life Kickoff
Kick off 40 Days with two events! There will be a 6:00 AM: Sunrise Mass at Epiphany Church, followed by a Eucharistic Procession to Planned Parenthood. Then at 6:00 PM there will be an Evening of praise and testimony at the Ark & Dove Retreat Center in Gibsonia. Sue Thayer, former abortion worker, will share her testimony of conversion. Praise and worship music with Deacon William Strathmann!
40 Days for Life Fall Campaign, September 23 - November 1
Pittsburgh’s 40 Days for Life annual Fall Campaign will begin on Wednesday, September 23rd and continue through Sunday, November 1st. Since 2010, 40 Days has held a prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood, 933 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh. This witness has resulted in over 17,000 babies saved from abortion. You as the Body of Christ are invited to participate! For more information visit 40daysforlifepittsburgh.com. Thank you for bearing witness to the sanctity of life and helping us get the word out to save God’s children. If you have questions or if you would like to participate, please see Donna Goss.
The Lighthouse Christmas Toy Drive
Christmas in September! Instead of collecting toys for the Lighthouse in December, we are collecting them from September 13 through October 11. We will collect new, unwrapped toys for ages newborn to 16 and gift cards for teenagers. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, and American Eagle are always popular. Please place gift cards in the offertory plate (or mail them to church) and toys can be placed in the bin at the back of the church. All toys will be delivered to the Lighthouse and stored for their big event in December. Check this off your Christmas list now! Purchase your toys early this year and in December we will be able to donate a little more time to the reason for the season! Please see Marti Pristas with questions.
Online Giving Reminder
Due to all the scams making the rounds, please know that there will never be a time that I, or anyone else, will call you and request your private social security number or bank or credit card information. Your payment information is private, we do not have access to it, and we would never, ever need or request it.
Altar Flowers and Sanctuary Lamp
If you signed up and paid for Altar Flowers or the Sanctuary Lamp for a time when we were not meeting, please sign up for another day. July is completely available! Please call Carol if you have any questions about flower or lamp donations. Thank you!
Altar flowers and the sanctuary lamp may be given in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for blessings received. The altar flower donation is $21 and the sanctuary lamp donation is $5. Donate both for $25. There is an order form on the table at the back of the church. Please place your payment and completed form in the offertory and sign up on the bulletin board in the parish hall.
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 .
In Our Prayers
THE ACNA CYCLE OF PRAYER
Pray for the Global Anglican Future Conference and its General Secretary, Archbishop Ben Kwashi.
DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER
Pray for Young Anglicans, The Rev. Steven Tighe (Tricia), Julie Moser (Ken), The Rev. Canon Dr. Don Shepson, III (Sara), Dave Wright (Jane), The Rev. Andrew Unger (Joy), The Rev. Whis Hays (Mary), The Rev. Jamey & The Rev. Canon Tracey Russell, Alex Banfield Hicks (Jane); and Anglicans for Life, Deacon Georgette Forney (Jim).
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; Norm and Ruby; Pat; Marissa; Jone; Jean; Billy; Jennie; Lauren; Rhonda; Clayton and Liam; Margaret; Tammy; Howard, April and baby; Lani; BreAnn; Barb; Joe; Marky; Joey; Jett; Tesla; Mark and Mary; Bob; Dolly; Eliza; Joe; Fr. Chris; Teresa; Sarah and family; Rob; Rod and Mary; Vince; Art and Judy; Terry ; The DeSanto family; Kendra; Susie and Bobby; Lillian; Billy; Jim; Richard.
PRAY FOR THOSE SERVING IN THE MILITARY
Dan S.; Pat Sharkey; 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 Patti Flagg at 724-443-1663 if you or somebody you know in the congregation is in need of Pastoral Services such as meals or rides.