Sunday School – Feb 23rd

STARTS AT 10:30 AM

This Sunday, class will be held in the Heart Classroom. We will be studying Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday as we prepare for Lent. We will enjoy a Mardi Gras Treat.

READINGS

These are the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Psalm 2, the First Reading is Exodus 24:12-18, the Second Reading is 2 Peter 1:16-21, and the Gospel is Matthew 17:1-9.

MEMORY VERSE

The memory verse if you choose to use it is: “This is my own dear son, and I am pleased with him. Listen to what he says!” ~ Matthew 17:5 (CEV, 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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Sunday School – Feb 16th

STARTS AT 10:30 AM

On February 16th, Sunday School class will be held in the Heart Classroom where we’ll continue to learn how to find material within the pages of our Bibles.

READINGS

These are the readings for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany: Psalm 119:1-8, the First Reading is Deuteronomy 30:15-20, ehe Second Reading is 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, and the Gospel is Matthew 5:21-37.

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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Sunday School – Feb 9th

STARTS AT 10:30 AM

On February 9th, Sunday School class will be held in the Heart Classroom where we will continue our study of the Bible with the Book of Genesis.

READINGS

These are the readings for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany: Psalm 112:1-9, the First Reading is Isaiah 58:1-9a, the Second Reading is 1 Corinthians 2:1-12, and the Gospel is Matthew 5:13-20.

MEMORY VERSE

The memory verse if you choose to use it is: “ Shout praises to the Lord! “ ~ Psalm 112:1 (CEV, 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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Inaugural Senior’s Luncheon – Feb 20th

 
AN INVITATION TO ALL SAINT THOMAS SENIORS

You are cordially invited to our inaugural Senior Luncheon
on February 20, 2020 in Cowans Hall at 11:00 AM
to begin our journey to find out what the Seniors at Saint Thomas
want, need and would enjoy participating in.

Lend us your voices and your vision
to create a welcoming, warm, nurturing community of
Seniors at Saint Thomas
in which to thrive and grow as we share our faith, fellowship, and fun.

RSVPs REQUESTED

Please respond to indicate your participation on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex, or by calling 408-272-2620, or sending a message to Sue Beckham.

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Ash Wednesday Services – Feb. 26th @ 12:15 & 7:00 PM

As we leave the season of Epiphany marked by a celebration of Jesus’ Transfiguration, we embark now on the season of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday on February 26th, 2020. It is a time of reflection, fasting, and repentance in preparation for Eastertide.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES – 12:15 PM & 7:00 PM

Please join us at one of the two services being offered on February 26th. We will gather together and celebrate Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at 12:15 PM and 7:00 PM.

WHAT IS ASH WEDNESDAY?

Ash Wednesday traditionally marks the first day of Lent, a 40-day period of time (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter. This is a time many Christians set aside to remember Christ’s life during His 40 days of fasting in the desert. The period from Ash Wednesday to Easter excluding Sundays mirrors these forty days that are segmented by six Sundays, considered celebration days where we gather as a faith community to commemorate Christ’s resurrection.

CHRISTIAN RITUAL

According to Wikipedia, the Ash Wednesday ritual is described this way:

“Ashes are ceremonially placed on the heads of Christians on Ash Wednesday, either by being sprinkled over their heads or, more often, by being marked on their foreheads as a visible cross.

The words used traditionally to accompany this gesture are:

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. – (Based on Genesis 3:19)

In the 1969 revision of the Roman Rite, an alternative formula was introduced and given first place:

Repent, and believe in the Gospel. – (Mark 1:15)”

These acts of observance are designed to guide us on our spiritual journeys to draw us closer as a faith community to Jesus Christ, in whom we place our faith.

QUESTIONS OR SPECIAL NEEDS

If you have questions or special needs, please Contact Us.

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