Weekly Update  ~ October 21 – 28, 2021

Updated COVID Operational Plan

Please take time to read our Updated COVID Operational Plan as related to the increase in COVID transmissions in our area.  The plan includes the actions to be taken in St. Thomas Nursery School and the Church as infections increase from one level to another.

Current COVID Operational Status

The Centers for Disease Control tracks data from health departments across the U.S. to monitor COVID-19 transmission rates. The data ranks counties as high, substantial, moderate, or low. The transmission rates in Hamilton County at this time have indicated the red with a high transmission rate.  As such, we will be following the health and safety protocols in Level 4 – Red.

In Person Worship Services

Sundays ~ 8:00am & 10:15am
Online Services will continue on our dedicated YouTube Channel

Pledge Celebration Sunday

Be sure to join us for our Pledge Celebration Sunday with a special coffee hour on October 24 between services.  CLICK HERE to view the 2022 Annual Stewardship letter from our Senior Warden, Jim Davis and learn ways to give. Questions contact Jim Davis

Weekly Youth Gathering 

Sunday at 11:30 in the Guild Room.  

 Contact Fr. Darren for more details

Bach Ensemble

Honoring our own faithful departed
 Receiving names through October 29

You are invited to contact the church office with the names of any family or friends that you would like to have remembered during Choral Evensong for All Souls’. Their names will be read as part of this special service. CLICK HERE to add your loved ones names or call the office at (513) 831-2052 by October 29.

Solemn Evensong for All Souls’
Sunday, November 7 ~ 5 p.m.

Following All Saints’ Day on November 2 is All Souls’ which is the feast day of the Church dedicated to all the faithful departed.  This has also been the traditional day in which the Church remembers those from our community who have died in the past year.  At St. Thomas, we commemorate All Souls’ with a special evening service of Solemn Evensong on the Sunday closest (November 7) at 5:00 p.m.

IPM Winter Coat Drive

St. Thomas Dinner Club

The next St. Thomas Dinner Club will meet Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the Terrace Park Country Club.  Social Time begins at 6:00p.m. with dinner served at 6:30p.m.  Entrée choices this month are Salmon or Traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  Cost $24.00. Please make reservations by Sunday, Nov. 7 by mailing a check, made out to St. Thomas, to Lou Scott, 696 Milford Hills Dr., Milford 45150. Questions contact Lou Scott at 831-4353.

Upcoming Date: December 8, 2021

Updated COVID Operational Plan

Updated Criteria Based on Current Guidance for 2021

Following the latest CDC and Department of Health guidance, we are updating the Operational Criteria.  St. Thomas uses as our Operating Guide a combination of key indicators, including:

• Safety provisions, supplies and adequate staffing available to maintain our COVID Health Policy and reliability of operation

• Number of known transmissions, both active and cumulative as well as the number quarantined due to an identified close contact

• Community Health Measures, including current Transmission Rate Levels by CDC

Following the state guidelines and best practices of our local school districts, St. Thomas will monitor and assess these indices on a weekly basis each Wednesday to determine any action needed for the following week to help ensure ongoing operations for both the school and parish.  Each level will call for specific protocols of capacity and protective measures.  We take these measures in an effort to better minimize the risk of infectious disease; we cannot eliminate all risks associated with COVID.  Our policies and procedures stand subject to change within the context of the pandemic.

Protocols are subject to change, based on updated data, guidance, recommendations and guidance received.  Following the state guidelines and best practices of our local school districts, St. Thomas Nursery School would assess the key indicators on a weekly basis (each Wednesday) to determine the operational level and any needed actions for the following week.