Join other parishioners and friends at our St. Thomas Dinner Club and enjoy fellowship and lovely dining in the quiet atmosphere of the Terrace Park Country Club. Dinner this month is Thursday, August 21 with social time beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Entrée choice of Chicken Marsala or baked salmon. Cost $23.50. Please mail check, made out to St. Thomas Church, to Lou Scott, 696 Milford Hills Dr., Milford 45150 to make reservation.
Begins May 25!
8am – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10am – Holy Eucharist, Rite II
The Cincinnati Bach Ensemble will premiere a new Easter Cantata, The Firstfruits of Them That Slept, by composer Douglas Pew at the Bach Vespers, Sunday, April 27, 6pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Joining the CBE will be soloists Kate Tombaugh, James Onstad, and Michael Young, along with the St. Thomas Parish Choir, all under the direction of Carlton Monroe.
Also featured is Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Doug Lindsay, who will perform the Concerto for Trumpet in Eb Major by Jan Krtitel Jiri Neruda as part a prelude recital.
Dr. Pew is Adjunct Professor of Composition and Theory at Northern Kentucky University and Composer-in-Residence at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, OH. His accolades include commissions and performances from the Washington National Opera at the John F. Kennedy Center, Atlanta Opera 24-hour Project, NANOWorks Opera Company, Polish Chamber Choir, Cincinnati Bach Ensemble, Ascend Voices, Miami University Men’s Glee Club, Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, and various church choirs. He received a Fulbright Grant to study sacred choral composition at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland. Other prizes include a commission from the Barlow Endowment for New Music at BYU, 1st prize in the 2009 SCI/ASCAP Student Composers Commission Competition, multiple awards from the Musica Sacra International Choral Composition Competition in Poland, an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, the Susan and Ford Schumann Fellowship from the Aspen Music Festival and School. He also received multiple grants from the Tangeman Sacred Music Center at the University of Cincinnati, and honorable mentions in the Finale/Eighth Blackbird competition and ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennel Prize. His choral music is published by Boosey & Hawkes, Jackman Music, and his own publishing house, Blue Shore Music.
The Prayer Vigil runs from 8pm Thursday, April 17 (following the Maundy Thursday service) until 12pm Friday, April 18 (the noon Good Friday service). Please sign up and join with the church in prayer.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
8am – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9am – Church Breakfast
10am – Festive Eucharist, Rite II
A new Adult Forum 5-week series begins Sunday, March 30, 9:15-10 a.m. Marcus Borg will present Embracing an Adult Faith: What It Means to Be Christian. A brief DVD presentation will be followed by comments from the formation team led by Fr. Daniel Grossoehme. Table discussions will offer opportunity to listen, ponder and share views of the presentation. All views welcome! Come grow in faith with us. Bring your friends, too. A continental breakfast will be offered by the hospitality team in the Parish Hall.
Sunday, April 6, 5pm
The St. Thomas Choristers and Parish Choir will combine with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir to sing a Lenten Evensong on Sunday, April 6 at 5pm. The choirs will sing the Evening Service in C by C. V. Stanford and the powerful, dramatic work Crucifixus Pro Nobis by English composer Kenneth Leighton.