Thursday, February 27, 2020

COMING UP SUNDAY- MARCH 1

This is the 1st Sunday in Lent.  Church school will meet.  Lent is the season that precedes Easter.  It lasts for 40 days.  To learn more about Lent, click on the tab at the top of the page.
There will be a community hike this Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Ninigret Wildlife Refuge.  This is sponsored by the Chariho Youth Task Force .  Visit their website for all of the details.
Join us in reading a book during Lent!  We will read  A Resurrection Shaped Life by the Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby.  You can order the book yourself or sign up on the sheet in the parish hall.  We will meet after church on March 29 to discuss it..  Also during Lent, we will have Prayer Pals.  We will commit to praying for a particular member of the parish.  Everyone is welcome to take part.  Contact the priest for the details.

Monday, February 24, 2020

ASH WEDNESDAY IS FEB. 26

Come to St. Thomas at 12 noon for the imposition of ashes and Eucharist.  There will be a 7pm service at St. Elizabeth's in Hope Valley.  To learn more about Ash Wednesday and Lent, click on the tab at the top of the page,

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

COMING UP SUNDAY- FEB. 23

This is the Last Sunday after Epiphany.  Church school will meet this week.
There was a wonderful parish luncheon held last Monday-with 21 people present!  The theme was chocolate and love!  Check out the photos in the lower right side of this page.
Ash Wednesday is Feb. 26.  There will be a 12 noon service at St. Thomas' and a 7pm service at St. Elizabeth's in Hope Valley.
Our Lenten book selection is A Resurrection Shaped Life by the Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby.  You can order the book yourself or sign up on the sheet in the parish hall.  We will pick a Sunday to discuss it after church.  Also during Lent, we will have Prayer Pals.  We will commit to praying for a particular member of the parish.  Everyone is welcome to take part.  Contact the priest for the details.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

COMING UP SUNDAY- FEB. 16

This is the 6th Sunday after Epiphany.  Church school will not meet because of the holiday weekend. The WARM meal will be prepared after the worship service.
This coming Friday is Valentine's Day- learn more about this holiday by reading the tab at the top of this page.
On Saturday, Feb. 15, the Chariho Youth Task Force is organizing a Community Hike to be held at Grills Preserve in Bradford. Read more about it on the right column.
Ash Wednesday is Feb. 26.  There will be a service at St. Thomas' at 12 noon and a service at St. Elizabeth's in Hope Valley at 7pm.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

COMING UP SUNDAY- FEB. 9

This is the 5th Sunday after Epiphany.  Church school will meet.  There will be a vestry meeting after the service.
Last Sunday was the Souper Bowl of Caring and St. Thomas' collected $80 in our soup pot.  Thanks to all who donated!  This money will be sent to Church Beyond the Walls- this congregation holds services in Burnside Park in Providence at 2pm every Saturday- rain or shine.
February is a busy month!  Join our congregation for hikes, luncheon and worship!  Details can be found by clicking the tab at the top of the page titled, "In the coming weeks."  Or contact the pastor for more information. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

COMING UP SUNDAY- FEB. 2

Sunday, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation- also known as Candlemas  or Groundhog Day (you can read about it in the tab at the top of this page.)  When this day falls on a Sunday, it takes precedent over the regular Sunday readings.    Historically this has been a day to bless candles.  If you have candles you would like blessed, bring them to church with you this week.
Church School will meet this week.
This day is also the Souper Bowl of Caring (see post on right).  Bring a dollar to put in the soup pot to help us support Church Beyond the Walls

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

COMING UP SUNDAY- JAN. 26

This is the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany.  Church school will meet .  This is the week of our annual parish meeting. It will take place after worship and it will be accompanied by a potluck brunch.  Bring a dish to share.  The children who do not want to take part in the worship service will make Blessing Bags for parishioners to take home. 
St. Thomas' partners with the Chariho Youth Task Force and they have an exciting initiative for 2020 called All Year Evolution. As part of this program, they will be taking twice monthly  hikes to locations in our region. Join them for fellowship and use the time to connect with God's creation.  Click here for more details.
The Souper Bowl of Caring is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 2.  See the post on the right top side of this page.