Weekly News — 6/14/2017


St. Thomas Announcements… June 14th – 21st    


This Week’s Highlights ….

Pastor Jeremiah and his family are still on vacation this week.  If you have a need for pastoral care, please contact the church office so we can put you in touch with the assistance you might require.  Because of the extreme heat in the St. Thomas office, the office may be closed during normal business hours Tuesday – Thursday.  Feel free to call the church secretary at home if you have needs or concerns for which she might be helpful.

Sunday Worship:  All St. Thomas friends and families are invited to join us for worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday as we look at Father’s Day Sunday using Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7 as this week’s scripture lessons.  As is our custom, this Sunday is Tool Sunday, in recognition of Father’s Day.  A special offering envelope for donations to Church World Services will be available in Sunday’s bulletin.  Simply said, “the right tool at the right time can make a world of difference in the lives of a family or a community” in need in the more than 80 countries served by CWS, and you can help to make that happen.

Shekels for Shingles:  We continue to seek project specific donations to fund the replacement of the parsonage roof.  This project will cost approximately $15,000 and we still are in need of donations to meet that financial need. Be sure to memo your check for this project as you make these donations.

Vacation Bible SchoolYes, it’s almost that time of year again when we get to open our hearts and doors to the children of our Area, for Vacation Bible School (aka VBS), July 24-27.  Toward this end, VBS Coordinator will hold an orientation meeting on Sunday June 25 in the fellowship hall, following worship.  If you are thinking you might be able to help VBS in some way, this meeting is a good opportunity to see where YOU fit into the picture.  It truly “takes a village” for this event, and there is a place and a need for EVERYONE to get involved.  Please join us at the meeting on the 25th to learn more about “Group’s Rome:  Paul and the Underground Church”, this year’s themed fun annual event.

Coming Events:

A Note from the Village Vocal Chords2:On September 30 we will be holding a Craft and Vendor Fair at St. Thomas as a fund raiser for the chorus.  Although we are still early in the planning process, we invite anyone in your congregation who would like to participate to let us know of their interest.  We plan on having numerous types of sellers such as Mary Kay, Tupperware, etc. but only one of each kind.  Although we will give first priority to our members, there are not many and we would be glad to offer priority status to anyone in your congregation who might be interested.  More information will be following, regarding deadlines, costs, etc. but we are hoping the space will fill quickly.  In addition, any crafters who would like to participate are also more than welcome.  To reserve your spot in this fair, please contact the church office.

Community News:  Glen Ellyn Historical Society Presents The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 on Friday, June 23:  Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM, come to the Glen Ellyn History Center at 800 N. Main Street and join musicians Amy Lowe and Megan Wells for a fast-paced, fact-based, re-enactment of The Great Chicago Fire of 1871. This multi-award winning show is brought to life through original story and song. Refreshments served. Adults: $12, $10 GEHS members. Youth under 18: $7   Tickets available now at Stacy’s Corners Store, or at the door the night of the performance.

Prayer Requests:  If you would like to add someone or be added yourself to our weekly prayer list, just call the St. Thomas office 630-469-1214.  This week we pray …

  • For healing and successful treatments for those dealing with health concerns and specifically for those dealing with cancer.
  • For the caregivers, who help and support those needing their assistance.
  • For families who recently lost loved ones, that they may find comfort during this time of grieving.
  • For the St. Thomas congregation, praying that it will grow and thrive so that we may carry on our mission.
  • For racial healing and political reconciliation throughout our country.
  • For those dealing with the heartache of addictions, dementia and Alzheimer’s.



Thursday, June 15

8:45 a.m.          Mission Opportunity:  Car pool to Phil’s Friends

Saturday, June 17

8:00 a.m.          Horeb Dust Busters

Sunday, June 18

10:00 a.m.        Worship Service (no children’s Sunday School until fall)

Tuesday, June 20

7:00 p.m.          Trustees Meeting (Pastor’s Conference Room)

Thursday, June 22

7:30 p.m.          Finance Team meeting (Pastor’s Conference Room)

Saturday, June 24

8:00 a.m.          Leadership Team Meeting (Pastor’s Conference Room)

Sunday, June 25

10:00 a.m.        Worship Service (no children’s Sunday School)

11:15 a.m.        VBS Orientation Meeting (Fellowship Hall)


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