Weekly Update ~ May 27 – June 3, 2022

Highlights for this weekend include:

In Person Worship Services

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

Message from Fr. Darren

Just a reminder for the weeks ahead.  My family and I embark on our journey June 6 and I will be back at church on August 2.  Just as with last year, there is a plan in place for handling each aspect of responsibilities while I’m away.  I am grateful to you all for the ministry, collegiality and shared-leadership that will enable me to step-away and experience the family part of my sabbatical in June & July.  As much as the time away is a gift, I already know and am excited to see just how the Holy Spirit will be at work as we look ahead together!

Women on the Journey Summer Covenant Group

Women on the Journey is a weekday opportunity for women to reflect on their lives as Christians in the world in a small group setting. The gatherings focus on the joys and challenges of living our faith in all facets of our lives.  This summer we will be reading Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor.  Copies of the book can be purchased through your favorite bookseller. 

Barbara Brown Taylor tackles the questions, worries and concerns that arise when we encounter difference and others.  This is not a primer on religion; instead she explores what is opened and what is revealed when we accept the invitation to investigate all the wonders before us. 

Women on the Journey will meet weekly on Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., beginning June 6th and ending August 29th with a break for the July 4th Holiday.  

Contact Heather Wiseman at Hwiseman@stthomasepiscopal.org to register for the group.

Prayer Ministry
The prayer ministry would will resume after Pentecost. We will pray for those interested during communion at both the 8am and 10:15am services. Anyone interested please contact the church office 831-2052, Elizabeth Reynolds 513-276-7659, or Joan Smith 513-732-6775.  

St. Thomas Dinner Club

When: Wednesday, June 8th ~ Social time 6:00 pm ~ Dinner 6:30 pm

Where: Terrace Park Country Club

Entrée Choices: Chicken Marsala ~ Cost $25.00

RSVP: Sunday, March 5th ~ Amy Hicks 513-304-1257 or
aghicks_20@yahoo.com

Photo Directory

If you have not had your photo taken for the directory, please contact
Kim Baumgartner in the church office at 513-831-2052 or
kbaumgartner@stthomasepiscopalchurch.org

New & Improved Photo Directory

St. Thomas is excited to announce we will be producing a new and improved photo directory.  We are partnering with a professional Cincinnati photographer, 12.9 Photography, to create a beautiful and helpful directory for your use.  Photos will be released directly to St. Thomas. Images will be available to purchase directly from the photographer with no pressure to do so.  We will be working on this project over the summer and plan to release the completed directory August 2022.

Please note, you must opt in to legally allow St. Thomas to publish your contact information in our directories.  If you do not opt in you will not be included in the directory. We will only be including photos from these photo sessions. 

Follow this link for to schedule your photo session time slot: https://book.usesession.com/s/FuUK9TvZ8

We will be hosting photo sessions on the following dates:

May 19 ~ 5PM-8PM
May 22 ~ 9AM-10AM
May 24 ~ 10AM-12PM
June 1 ~ 6:30PM-8PM
June 5 ~ 9AM-12:30PM

Please contact Church Administrator, Kim Baumgartner at kbaumgartner@stthomasepiscopal.org with any questions.