Weekly News — 9/13/2017

 St. Thomas Announcements… Sept. 13th – 20th


This Week’s Highlights ….

Meetings Cancelled:  Both the Finance Team and Leadership Team meetings scheduled for this week have been cancelled.  Both groups will meet again October 12 & 14 respectively.

Sunday Worship Service:  All St. Thomas friends and families are invited to join us for worship, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, to share in Pastor Jeremiah’s message, “Moments that Changed Your Life” using Exodus 3:1-15 as the scripture lesson.

And speaking of worship, if you would occasionally like to serve as liturgist for worship, we are setting up a calendar to assign liturgists to serve just one Sunday every 3 or 4 months.  Those who are interested are encouraged to attend the Worship Team meeting next Sunday immediately following worship.  If you are unable to attend that meeting but would like to be included in this schedule, please let the church office know this week so we can include you in the schedule that begins October 1.

Fall Bible Study: “Moses” A new Bible Study begins this week, tonight, September 13, Soup & Study at 6:00 p.m. and tomorrow, September 14 at 1:30 p.m.  This study uses Adam Hamilton’s book, Moses in which he retraces the life of Moses – from his rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, his Exodus out of Egypt, to his gazing on the Promised Land. Combining historical insights, archaeological data, and the biblical text, Hamilton explores how this reluctant prophet grew in his relationship with God, and how you can overcome your own hesitancy to act boldly for the Lord.  The book that will be used for this study is now available in the church office for $13.

REMINDER:  BLOOD DRIVE SEPTEMBER 18TH, this coming Monday!  If you can, sign up online.  Or you can call the church office for assistance.  (Of course, walk-ins are always welcome if you don’t remember to schedule an appointment—but you just may have to wait a while if they’re busy when you show up.)  Remember, too, to load up on those iron rich foods whenever you can before donating! Please give the gift of life!

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

  • For healing and successful treatments for those dealing with health concerns and 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.
  • For those dealing with natural disasters in their home states.



Wednesday, September 13

6:00 p.m.          Soup & Study:  Bible study of Moses (kitchen) begins this week.

7:30 p.m.          Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Thursday, September 14

1:30 p.m.          Bible Study of Moses, begins this week (Pastor’s Conf. Room)

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

Saturday, September 16

8:00 a.m.          Leadership Team Meeting (Pastor’s Conf. Room) – cancelled

Sunday, September 17

10:00 a.m.        Worship Service (Children’s Sunday School begins)

11:30 a.m.        Worship Team Meeting including anyone who would like to serve as a liturgist

                           (see notes above).

1:00 p.m.          Introduction to the upcoming Confirmation Class, including prospective confirmands, their parents and St. Thomas mentors.

Monday, September 18

3:30 –7:00pm Quarterly Blood Drive (at St. Thomas)

Tuesday, September 19

7:00 p.m.          SPRC Meeting (Pastor’s Conf. Rm)

Wednesday, September 20

6:00 p.m.          Soup & Study:  Bible study of Moses continues (kitchen)

7:30 p.m.          Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Thursday, September 21

8:45 a.m.          Mission Opportunity:  car pool from STUMC to Phil’s Friends

1:30 p.m.          Bible Study of Moses continues (Pastor’s Conf. Room)

Saturday, September 23

9:00 a.m.          Horeb Dust Busters

Sunday, September 24

10:00 a.m.        Worship Service (w/children’s Sunday School)

11:30 a.m.        Confirmation Class begins





Friday – Sunday, October 20-22:  Women’s Wellness Weekend

Thursday, October 26:  All Church Conference with the District Superintendent

Sunday, October 29, 2:00 p.m.:  Fall Auction



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