Weekly News and Notes

February 26 – March 5, 2021

Weekly COVID Updates & Operational Status:

We ask that you help us all to observe our guidelines and rules for health and safety.

Reserve Your Seat – Click Here to reserve your seat or call the parish office at 513-831-2052 by Friday at 5pm.

Wear your mask – Please practice good hygiene at home and wear a mask to church.  Masks are mandatory and must be worn over mouth and nose.

Enter through the correct door – When you arrive for church, please use the Parish Hall entrance on Miami Avenue.  This will be our main entrance for the building this year while there are COVID restrictions.  Entering through these doors allows a clear access to hand sanitizers, the self-health check station.

Self-Health Check – A health assessment with a temperature check will be required as well as the use of a face mask and maintaining physical distancing of 6′ apart (we have mandated capacity control and we can reserve seats for up to 50 people for each service).

Find your seat – Seating will be marked to ensure physical distancing.  At the end of the service, we will dismiss people from the back of the nave to the front, exiting via the narthex and the red doors.

We cannot and do not guarantee the absence of risk from your presence with us.

Online Worship will continue.

Individual Prayer Hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Children’s Formation Survey & 
G.I.F.T. Boxes

As we are looking ahead to the future we are trying to build upon experience we have gained through this time. We are aware so much has changed in our world and in our lives. We want to create a children’s formation program to best suit our St. Thomas children and your family’s current needs.  Please take a moment to complete this short survey below. 

CHILDREN’S FORMATION SURVEY

It’s that time again…March G.I.F.T. Boxes will be delivered March 1st!

The “Little Black Books” are back! 

Bishop Ken Untener, who was the RC Bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw and whose ministry probably helped to shape what I could offer the most while serving in that area myself from 2004—2010.  Bishop Ken died in office shortly before I arrived in Saginaw, but his witness and ministry has been like a mentor to me with everything from preaching, to leadership and moist of all ecumenism – Ken believed in a Unified Church and he practiced that belief in his relations with everyone.  Bishop Ken’s writings and example have left such an imprint and witness for me and so many others.  His prayers, sermons and other writings first touched me as it reminds us of what it means to be called into sharing Christ’s ministry – it’s about whose we are, that to which we cling and are formed by even more than the accomplishments and even disappointments we experience alone –we are the messengers and heralds of news, Good News that is not our own, but what God is bringing about.

There are other materials available for this lent for different ages and interests as well as special activity boxes for families.

2021 Lenten Series:


The Way of Love: A Practical Guide to Following Jesus An Eight-Session Conversation – From Lent into Easter Utilizing The Way of Love: A Practical Guide to Following Jesus ® Forward Movement Publication.

This book and our conversation in Lent and Easter will be an exploration of what 7 Key practices can mean in the context of our life of faith. Join us Wednesday evenings online at 7:30pm for this extraordinary conversation. We will pause the first Wednesday of the month as our own “rest” and also include a special session in Holy Week. Each week our panel will be joined by a special guest from our parish – to hear their own perspective on The Way, as well as their experience on what they have found helpful in these months of the pandemic. 
Each week our panel will be joined by a special guest from our parish – to hear their own perspective on The Way, as well as their experience on what they have found helpful in these months of the pandemic.  Our next guest speaker will be Linda Maupin on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30pm

CLICK HERE for a Series Schedule

All attendees will need to use the link below to attend (same link for each week): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81881742688

Prayers, Readings & Prayer List
for Upcoming Online Services

Prayers, Readings and Prayer List for the Second Sunday in Lent

All services will be premiered on our YouTube channel

Need to contact us? Email at office@stthomasepiscopal.org or call (513) 831-2052, and we’ll get in touch!