Bach Vespers at St. Thomas – April 27

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.

St. Thomas Supper Club

DinnerClub-LogoJoin 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, March 20 with social time beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Entrée choice of fried chicken 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.

Stewardship Sunday Report!

The commitment and generosity of those who have pledged thus far is evident. Thank you. We have not yet heard from many, in terms of their pledge amounts for 2014.  If you need a pledge card, they are available at several spots within the Church.  You may return pledge cards in the collection plate, in the office, or by mail. For those for have not pledged before, please give prayerful consideration to how you can help St. Thomas in proportion to how it has helped you.  Achieving our monetary goal is within reach – if we all do what we can.  Thank you!

Jon Saxton


You can also use our online Pledge form by clicking here.

Mountain T.O.P. 2014

Are you ready to go to the Mountain?

Participant registration for Mt TOP’s  Youth Summer Ministry program for the  summer of 2014 is here. St Thomas has preregistered for week 3( June 21-28) and week  7(July 19-26) next summer. These weeks offer both Day Camp and Service Project options. The participant registration fee is $375 split over  4 payments. The first payment of $50 is due December 1.

If you are interested in going to Mt TOP next summer please complete the attached registration form selecting your preferred week(s) and service option and send it and a $50 check made out to St Thomas Episcopal Church to me by November 27. If you have a friend who would like to go to Mt TOP feel free to forward this information.

If you have any questions please contact me via email at or call me,  513.646.9655.