This Week at St. Thomas

Weekly Worship Services at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

(June 9, 2024 9:30 am Combined Worship Service and Church Picnic)

Adult Education at 9:15 am

Start With Why:   Finding Deeper Meaning in Our Everyday Lives

Join us for our final Sunday Adult Education hours as we head into summer! We will be doing a two-week workshop-style learning time based on Simon Sinek’s influential book, Start With Why, to help us to discover ways we can live with greater purpose as followers of Jesus in our work, rest and play.

May 26, Moving from What to Why

June 2, Moving from Why, to How, To What         

Mark Your Calendar

May 29 3:00 pm Worship Meeting

May 31 Multigenerational Mingle

June 2 Columbarium Memorial Plan Meeting

June 3 6 pm Richland Community Day Planning Meeting (Puhlman’s house)

June 7 Lernerville Speedway Outing

June 9 Combined Worship Service and Church Picnic 

Multigenerational Mingle, May 31, 6:30-10:00 pm

Come hang out with all ages of our congregation in our multigenerational gathering! This event is a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other in a more intentional and meaningful way. Join us for a fun-filled evening of games, a cozy bonfire (weather permitting!), and delicious pizza and other treats. Whether you're a kid, a teen, a young adult, a parent, or a grandparent, everyone is welcome to join in the festivities. It's a great chance to connect with fellow members, share stories, and create lasting memories together. Don't miss out on this special gathering that celebrates the diversity and unity within our congregation! If you have questions, please see Richard Martin, Stephanie Poorman or Kristen Puhlman. 

St. Thomas Day Combined Worship and Picnic, June 9

On June 9, there will be one Combined Worship Service at 9:30 am in the St. Thomas pavilion, weather permitting. Following the service, we will have our church picnic with a picnic brunch. If you would like to contribute, please sign up on the bulletin board in the parish hall to bring a brunch item. There will be games and fun activities for the kids. Don't forget to bring your own lawn chair and invite some friends to join us for a day of fellowship and joy. Any guesses who will win the St. Thomas Day Award? Find out during the Combined Worship Service!  

Lernerville Speedway Outing, June 7

John Colaianne has a limited number of tickets for Lernerville Speedway on Friday, June 7. Tickets cost $12 and can be purchased directly from John. Please see him with questions. 

Altar Flowers and Sanctuary Lamp

2024 Price for flowers: $25.00

The calendar to sign up for the Altar Flowers and the Sanctuary Lamp is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall. 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 on the 2024 Flower and Lamp calendar found on the bulletin board or online through the weekly email

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 $25.00 and the lamp is $5. If you donate both, the cost is $28.00. 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: We will be happy to  share your confidential request with our Prayer Warrior Team .   PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS EMAIL FOR ANYTHING BUT PRAYER REQUESTS.

In Our Prayers we pray for...


May 19,  Christ's Church, Greensburg and The Rev. Jeffrey Wylie (Jessica), The Rev. Dn. Gretchen Peske (Derek), and The Rev. Dn. Ruth Manson

May 26, Grace Anglican Church, Grove City and The Rev. Ethan Magness (Monique), The Rev. Canon Dr. Don Shepson (Sara), The Rev. Chadwick Lawrence (Wendy)

and The Rev. David Beck (Malinda)


May 19, The Diocese of Mid-America (REC), Bishop Ray Sutton and his wife, Susan; Bishop Walter Banek and his wife, Nelda; and Bishop Charles Dorrington and his wife, Claudia Jean.

May 26, The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina, Bishop Chip Edgar and his wife, Beth; and Bishop Emeritus Mark Lawrence and his wife, Allison.

June 2, The Anglican Province of West Africa and The Most Rev. Dr. Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith, Archbishop.

Call to Prayer from Archbishop Foley Beach

Now through June 20th, The Archbishop is calling on the members of the ACNA to set aside each Wednesday or Friday (or both) to spend time in prayer (and fasting for those who are able), while also adding a petition in each Sunday’s Prayers of the People, for the bishops as we seek the Lord for his successor.  He is asking each member, rector, pastor, bishop, priest, deacon, prayer group, Bible Study, and intercessor in the Province to make this a priority starting Easter Sunday. Join us in seeking the guidance and wisdom of the Lord during this important time of transition.

For the Spirit of Prayer                                        BCP 647

O Almighty God, you pour out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and of supplication: Deliver us, when we draw near to you, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and kindled affections we may worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For The Peace of the World BCP 654

Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed: Kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all people the true love of peace, and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that in tranquility your kingdom may go forward, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Norm and Ruby Hayden; Norma Snyder; Nancy Davidson; Bill and Polly Johnson; Joe Kosarik; Paul and Jan Jay; Eileen Meyer; Marissa Sharkey; Les and Gladys Carlyle; Ginny; Randy; Janice; Larry; Genelle; Johnny, Sammi, Kingston and Blakely; Keirah; Brittany Slicker; Linda Kuhn; Rebecca Roberts; Jerry Jankowski; Linda DeRoner; Joanna Cox; Cindy and Dave; Frank, Courtney and Natalie Murcko; Fr. Jay; Anna Marie; Maggie; Roger and Stephanie Poorman; Patti Flagg; Karen; Didi; Kathy Burke; Josie; Jill; Phil; Mary Garrison.


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.;  Tristin;   Dakota; Caleb M.; Colton V.; Harley.

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: Communion typically is taken to nursing homes and the homebound on the first Sunday of each month.

Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral/Spiritual counseling is available upon request. You may leave a message on the church voicemail, 724-443-1963 or call Fr. Jay, 412-977-7751, and arrangements will be made.

Pastoral Services

Please contact Manny Schnepp, 724-903-0049, if you or somebody you know in the congregation is in need of Pastoral Services such as meals or rides.

Fr. Jay’s Office Hours

Fr. Jay will be in the office on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 5 pm. You may pop in to see him, but giving him a little notice would be helpful for his planning purposes.