Sunday School – Nov. 17th

STARTS @ 10:30 AM

This week’s Sunday School class will meet in the Education Building. Look forward to seeing you there!

READINGS

These are the readings for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost: Psalm 98, The First Reading is Malachi 4:1-2a, The Second Reading is 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 and the Gospel is Luke 21:5-19.

MEMORY VERSE

“The Lord has shown the nations that he has the power to save and bring justice.” ~ Psalm 98:2 (Contemporary English Version)

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

NEW STUDENTS – FIRST VISIT

Hello Parents and Guardians – if this is your student’s first time with us, please arrive a few minutes early to register your child.

We follow safe church practices, so its important that we know who’s in attendance, have parents(s) or guardian(s) check children in-and-out, and provide us us with any important details including contact info in the event of an emergency. Teachers are happy to help 🙂

Education building doors are locked 10 minutes after church service begins for added security…so give yourself a little extra time this first day. Teachers will be available to offer assistance to parents and children with registration, questions or any special needs – just introduce yourself and they’ll take it from there. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming Events

Next Sunday (November 24th) is the Advent Festival. Join us for family fun and activities in Cowans Hall following the mid-morning (10:30 AM) service.

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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Veterans Day – Monday, Nov. 11th – SF Bay Area Events

Please take the time to honor and celebrate Veterans Day in honor of those who’ve served our nation both domestically and internationally. There are a number of events that invite our participation – check them out below:

List of Veterans Day Events Around the Bay Area – courtesy of KPIX5 – CBS SF Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Communities around the San Francisco Bay Area will be holding events on Sunday and Monday to commemorate Veterans Day.

In San Francisco, the city will host the annual Veterans Day Parade a day early on Sunday. The parade starts on the Embarcadero at North Point Street, traveling north-west on The Embarcadero to Jefferson Street, then west on Jefferson Street past a review stand set up near the intersection of Jefferson Street and Leavenworth Street.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. Parade units will disband at the last block of Jefferson Street at approximately 1 p.m.

On Monday, most federal, state, county and city offices will be closed for veterans day. However, parking meters in San Francisco will be enforced.

Monday will also be a free entrance day to the national parks in Northern California.

8:00 A.M.

Annual El Cerrito Lions Club Veterans Day Flag Placing
Youth groups place American flags on veterans’ graves
Sunset View Cemetery, 101 Colusa Ave., El Cerrito
Contact: (510) 237-0374

Moraga Veterans Day Ceremony
Hour long ceremony
Moraga Commons Park, 1425 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga
Information: www.moraga.ca.us

9:30 A.M.

Marin County’s Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
Includes Retired U.S. Navy Captain Richard Sisk and a music program that starts at 9:30 a.m.
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
Contact: Sean Stephen (415) 473-6193 or Brent Ainsworth (415) 473-3084

10:00 A.M.

Fairfield Main Street Association Veterans Day Ceremony Of Remembrance And Concert
Parade starts at 12:30 P.M.
Downtown Theatre, 1035 Texas St., Fairfield
Contact: (707) 422-0103

10:30 A.M.

Avenue of the Flags Committee Annual Golden Gate National Cemetery Veterans Day Program
Musical prelude starts at 10:30 A.M.
1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno
Contact: avenueofflags.ggnc@gmail.com

USS Hornet Veterans Day Celebration
USS Hornet Big Band performs at 10:30 a.m. Includes Pearl Harbor survivor and former USS Pennsylvania Crewman Mickey Ganitch. Mr. Ganitch will turn 100 on Nov. 16. There are also exhibits and Q&A opportunities with veterans in attendance.
707 W. Hornet Ave., Alameda
Contact: Michael Mccarron (510) 521-8448, Ext. 238 or michael.mccarron@uss-hornet.org

11:00 A.M.

Belmont Veterans Day Ceremony
Twin Pines Park, Veterans Memorial, 1 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont
Contact: (650) 595-7413 or cclerk@belmont.gov

County Veterans Services Office Annual Veterans Day Invitational Softball Tournament
Willow Pass Park, 2748 E. Olivera Road, Concord
Contact: Jennifer Ortega (925) 671-3272 or jennifer.ortega@cityofconcord.org

Pinole Historical Society and City of Pinole Veterans Day Memorial Event
Fernandez Park, 595 Tennent Ave., Pinole
Contact: (510) 784-9802

San Jose Annual Veterans Day Parade
Parade starts at West Santa Clara Street By Highway 87 in San Jose and ends at South Market and San Carlos Streets
Contact: Gene Fanucchi Gbf22sj@aol.com

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Fall Back – Time Change this Weekend!

Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00 a.m. marks the end of Daylight Saving Time.

REMINDER

Don’t forget to set your clocks back by one (1) hour on “Saturday” evening – the night before and catch an extra hour of shut-eye before service!

Slide show image is derived from original photo of the Prague Astronomical Clock (in Old Town Square (Prague) by “Godot13 – Own work“. The clock was installed in 1410 by clockmakers Mikuláš of Kadaň and Jan Šindel, and is the oldest functioning Astronomical clock in the world – Wikipedia.

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Family Service (No Sunday School) – Nov. 3rd

FAMILY SERVICE

This Sunday, we are celebrating with a family service in the church at 10:30 AM in honor of All Saints Day in addition to our regularly scheduled early morning 8:00 am worship service.

Please mark your calendars, as there will be No Sunday School on November 3rd; classes will resume again the following Sunday, November 10th.

This is a time of sharing – considering what talents and gifts we may offer up to the Lord this coming year. At St. Thomas, we consider our gifts as a pledge of support for the spiritual and financial health, and well-being of the faith community.

STEWARDSHIP

In our mutual commitment as stewards, it is our prayer that we may welcome and extend grace, mercy and loving compassion to our neighbors mid-day Wednesdays and Sunday mornings, and provide hope beyond the church’s big red doors.

For more on Stewardship 2019, click on Shining Our Light image at the lower right-hand side of the home page.

You will be directed to a corresponding post – a letter from our Warden that shares more about this year’s theme.

FIRST-TIME VISITING

If you are visiting us for the first time, take your time to explore who we are as a faith community – we’re pleased to offer you our heartfelt welcome 🙂

If not sure where to go, please refer to the following link as a guide – Directions & Campus Map

See you this Sunday.

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Sunday School – October 27th

STARTS @ 10:30 AM

This Sunday’s class will meet in the Education building for an All Hallows Eve Festival, including playing games, doing a craft and eating snacks to honor our Saints. After Church, we will also meet in Cowans Hall for the parish’s annual Stewardship Luncheon. Next Sunday we will worship with our families for All Saints Sunday in Church.

READINGS

These are the readings for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Psalm 84:1-6, the First Reading is Jeremiah 14:7-10. 19-22, the Second Reading is 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18, and the Gospel is Luke 18:9-14.

MEMORY VERSE

”You bless everyone who lives in your house, and they sing your praises.” ~ Psalm 84:4 (Contemporary English Version)

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

NEW STUDENTS – FIRST VISIT

Hello Parents and Guardians – if this is your student’s first time with us, please arrive a few minutes early to register your child.

We follow safe church practices, so its important that we know who’s in attendance, have parents(s) or guardian(s) check children in-and-out, and provide us us with any important details including contact info in the event of an emergency. Teachers are happy to help 🙂

Education building doors are locked 10 minutes after church service begins for added security…so give yourself a little extra time this first day. Teachers will be available to offer assistance to parents and children with registration, questions or any special needs – just introduce yourself and they’ll take it from there. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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