Sunday, June 25, 2017

More Hardtner?

ECW Summer Celebration

Church Dedication and Thanksgiving!

Church dedication services were held for New Greater Hope Church, on Sunday, June 25, at 3:00 p.m. at their new home on Nutland Road. You all will remember that New Great Hope Church worshiped at St. Thomas' as their interim home for a while.

I attended the dedication and The Reverend Calvin Cyrus and The Reverend Sheila Cyrus expressed their appreciation to all at St. Thomas for our hospitality as they celebrated their beginning at the new church building.

What a wonderful and joyous celebration it was!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bouncing Bette!

The Archdeacon Bette Jo Kauffman bounces around from church to church - that is her job!

That is because the Archdeacon works first and foremost for the Bishop and serves the whole church. We learned yesterday from the Bishop (both St. Thomas' and St. Alban's), that the Archdeacon will soon be bouncing on to her next assignment. 

That is her story to tell, but the Episcopal church is small and we all talk - so you may hear it somewhere else first. 

Thanks for all you've given us Bette Jo and prayers for your continued ministry to the Church!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day Eucharist

This Sunday, June 18, is Father's Day. 

God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless and strengthen our fathers and those who have been fathers to us. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons, daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

We will celebrate Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.  A short coffee time will follow so we can get home to spend time with family! Join us!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Pot Luck and Baby Showers!

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Please join us this Sunday for Food and Fellowship.  This is our first of the month Pot Luck following the Holy Eucharist.  We will also be having a double baby shower for Alyssa Orten and SaraBeth OrtenThe theme is "Books and Diapers." Please share your favorite children's book and any size diaper.