This Week at St. Thomas
9:30 AM Indoor Worship
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
Kickoff Sunday, September 12
• 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.
· 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
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.