Thursday, September 29, 2011


This is Preschool Sunday. All toddlers are welcome to stay in the parish hall for a story and activity. The Sunday school class will watch a movie this week.
We have started a Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. Thomas'. For more information about this, go to the Ministries tab on our web page.
Looking ahead- we will celebrate All Saints' Sunday on Nov. 6. Come dressed as your favorite saint!
And our annual Veteran's Day celebration will be on Nov. 13. Stay tuned for more details.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This Sunday, church school will meet at 9am. There is a liturgy committee meeting following the service.
During the liturgy this week, a married couple who is visiting the US from Germany will renew their wedding vows and there will be a special coffee hour reception to honor them

A special date in history- September 16, 2011 marked the 35th anniversary of the day that the General Convention of the Episcopal Church voted to approve the ordination of women. Today about 20% of the clergy in our denomination are women and there are 12 female bishops- including our Presiding Bishop. (Actually there were 11 women who were irregularly ordained in the Episcopal Church in July 1974. Their ordination was "regularized in 1977)

Thursday, September 15, 2011


There will be a Bishop's Committee meeting after church this week. Church School has been postponed for a week and will begin on Sept. 25.
The WARM meal will be prepared after church this Sunday.
The After-School group continues to meet on Thursday afternoons.
Cub Scout Pack 91 will start up again next month. The first meeting will be on Thur. Oct. 6 at 6pm. All boys in grades 1-5 are invited to come with a parent.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


This week we welcome The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf to St. Thomas'. She is the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of RI. She will preach and preside at the Eucharist beginning at 9am. There will be a special reception following the service. All are welcome!
Last Sunday we distributed 54 filled backpacks to students in our region. This number was down quite a bit from last year, but we those 54 recipients were very grateful.
The After-School Program begins Thurs., Sept 8 at 2:30. All middle and high school students are invited to the church for a couple of hours after school for a snack, socializing and homework help.
Church school will begin on Sept. 18. There will be 1 class combining students in elementary and middle school. Older students are invited to join our confirmation class. Contact the vicar for more information.

Friday, September 2, 2011


The church survived the hurricane with no damage and no loss of power-just a few branches down.
This week we will distribute school supplies after church beginning at 10 am.
This is Preschool Sunday. All toddlers are welcome to share in a story and activities for the first part of the liturgy.
Bishop Wolf will be with us next Sunday, Sept. 11
Church school will start on Sept. 18 for children in grades K-8. Older students are invited to join the Confirmation class.