Wednesday, March 20, 2019

COMING UP SUNDAY- MAR. 24

This is the 3rd Sunday in Lent.  Church school will meet. 
During coffee hour this Sunday, there will be a guest speaker who will speak about her son's struggle with opioid addiction. The Strong Arms Support Group (see above tab) meets at St. Thomas' twice a month works to help families who have children that are dealing with addiction or who have died as a result of drug use.  Our congregation is learning about opioid and marijuana use as Rhode Island deals with these issues.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

COMING UP SUNDAY- MAR. 17

This is the 2nd Sunday in Lent.  The church school class will meet and the Confirmation class will prepare the meal for the WARM Center.  The sermon this Sunday will focus on the Episcopal Church as part of the preparation for confirmation.  The series is called, Jesus was an Episcopalian and you can be one, too., that is based on a book by that name written by the Rev. Carl Yaw.
During coffee hour this week, there will be a short presentation about opioids and marijuana in our community.  And during coffee hour next Sunday, Mar. 24, there will be a special presentation by a member of the Strong Arms Support Group (see tab at top of page) who will tell the story of her son who struggled with addiction.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

COMING UP SUNDAY- MAR. 10

This is the 1st Sunday in Lent To learn more about the season of Lent, click on the tab at the top of the page.  Church school will meet this week and there will be a vestry meeting after worship.   The month of March is filled with many activities and projects at St. Thomas.  Look at the page titled, In the coming weeks for all of the details.
This Sunday marks the beginning of a project that at St. Thomas about the power of love.  We are going to use hearts to remind ourselves that we are loved by God and that we can share that love with everyone we meet.  Come to church and pick up a heart to remind you of that power.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

COMING UP SUNDAY- MAR. 3

This  is the Last Sunday after Epiphany.  Church school will meet. The Gospel reading for this Sunday always includes the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus.  It is the last Sunday that we will say the word Alleluia until Easter.
During coffee hour this week, we will show the short video that is part of a series titled, Traveling the Way of Love.  If you can't be there on Sunday, you can watch it here.
Ash Wednesday is March 6.  There will be a service at 12 noon at St. Thomas' and at 7 pm at St. Elizabeth's in Hope Valley.
For more information about upcoming events, visit the In Coming Weeks page.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

COMING UP SUNDAY- FEB. 24

This is the 7th Sunday after Epiphany.  Church School will meet. 
Ash Wednesday is March 6.  There will be a service at St.Thomas at 12 noon and at St. Elizabeth's in Hope Valley at 7pm.  Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent.  During Lent, St. Thomas will focus on the Way of Love.  We will focus on our own path of discipleship as we continue to go out into the world and share our blessings.  Stay tuned for more details! 
The Confirmation program has started!  If you are interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, speak to the priest for more information.    This year, the Confirmation program is titled, Jesus Was An Episcopalian (and you can be one, too).  It is based on the book by that title written by The Rev. Chris Yaw.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

COMING UP SUNDAY- FEB. 17

This is the 6th Sunday after Epiphany.  Church school will not meet because of the holiday weekend.  The WARM Center meal will be prepared after worship.
This Sunday will be the first of four sermons that are part of the Confirmation preparation program.  This year, the Confirmation program is titled, Jesus Was An Episcopalian (and you can be one, too).  It is based on the book by that title written by The Rev. Chris Yaw.
Confirmation will be held on Sunday, June 2 at the 9 am service when Bishop Knisely comes to St. Thomas' for his biennial visit.  If you wish to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal church on that date, contact the priest.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

COMING UP SUNDAY- FEB. 10

This is the 5th Sunday after Epiphany.  Church school will meet and there will be a Vestry meeting following the service. 
Last Sunday, for the Souper Bowl of Caring, we collected $105  and 10 cans of coffee to donate to Church Beyond the Walls. Thanks to everyone for their generosity!
At the Annual Meeting last month, St.Thomas' came up with 3 goals for 2019: Develop a Creation Care ministry at our church, Encourage parishioners in their ministries and in leadership roles at church, Continue to support the community and be the living presence of God's love.  The vestry will work on ideas and projects to help the church fulfill these goals.  All suggestions are welcome!