Friday, November 27, 2015


This is the 1st Sunday of Advent.  It is the beginning of the new church year and it marks the beginning of the new lectionary cycle.  This is Year C.  Most of the Gospel readings during this year will come from Luke's Gospel.  To learn more about Advent, click on the page "What is Advent?"
Church school will meet this week.
St. Thomas' recently acquired new blue hangings and a blue chasuble.  They are beautiful!
Our collection for new socks for the WARM residents has begun.  This year we are also collecting gifts for a local family in need.
Lots of events happening in December.  Check the page, "In the coming weeks" for more information.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


This is the Last Sunday after Pentecost (year B).  It is the last Sunday in the church year and Advent will begin on November 29.  Church school will meet this week.  We will celebrate the birthday of another parishioner who is turning 90!!!
On Wednesday, Nov. 25, there will be a Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service at 1st Baptist Church in Hope Valley beginning at 7pm.  Refreshments will follow.  All are welcome.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


This is the 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28).  Church school will meet and there will be a Bishop's Committee meeting after church.  The WARM meal will be prepared this Sunday and served on Monday.
We enjoyed a wonderful Veterans' Day celebration last Sunday.  There are picture on the Facebook page- look on the right side of this page for the link.
The Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service will be held this year at the 1st Baptist Church in Hope Valley on Wed., Nov. 25 at 7pm.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


This is the 24th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27).   Church school will meet.  This is the Sunday of the annual Veterans' Day celebration.  Worship is at 9am and there will be a special coffee hour reception to honor our veterans.  St. Thomas' is a small congregation, but our extended parish family includes 16 veterans- 3 of whom are WW2 vets.   It is always a wonderful celebration.
The Diocesan Convention will take place this Saturday, Nov. 7 at St.Paul's Church in Pawtucket. At this annual convention, all of the Episcopal congregations will be represented by clergy and lay leaders.  This body will vote on resolutions and on the budget of the diocese.