Weekly News — 10/25/2017

 St. Thomas Announcements… Oct. 25th –Nov. 1st


This Week’s Highlights ….

Sunday Worship Service:  As we celebrate Reformation Sunday this week, all St. Thomas friends and families are invited to join us for worship, at 10 a.m., to share in Pastor Jeremiah’s message, “What Do You Believe?” with scripture readings:  Romans 1:16-17; 3:22-26; 5:1-2.

Next Sunday, November 5, is All Saints Day.  If you have someone in your family that has passed since November 1, 2016, please be sure the St. Thomas office knows that person’s name and their relationship to you and the church that no later than Monday, October 30, so they can be included in our All Saints Day worship & communion service.

Leadership Team Members:  As you complete your reports on-line for the upcoming All Church Conference, please either list St. Thomas as the email address (stumc@sbcglobal.net) or if you have already listed your personal email address when you submitted your report, please forward a copy to the St. Thomas office for our records.

Fall Auction:  Hope you are planning to attend our Fall Auction on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Please plan to bring family and friends to the auction for a fun afternoon of food, fellowship and, of course, fund-raising.

The Annual Pecan Fundraiser for UMW is taking place now.  Price of a 16 oz pkg is $10.50; pecans should arrive the first week of Nov.  Use the signup sheet on the ledge to reserve your pecans.

Nov. 4:  Pumpkin Recycling:    On Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. – noon, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (393 N. Main Street, Hillside Parking Lot, in Glen Ellyn) will host a pumpkin recycling event.

Why Keep Pumpkins Out of the Landfill?

  • They are full of nutrients that are good for the soil
  • They are 90% water – good for our soil, bad for our landfills
  • Most of the pumpkins processed in the US are grown in Illinois – keep the water and nutrients here!
  • Decomposing organics make landfills the 3rd largest producers of methane
  • Composting returns nutrients and water back to our earth

​ To date, the Pumpkin Smash has diverted over 93 tons of pumpkins from landfills.

STUMC Office Hours next week:  Jacquie will be joining the VVCs on Wednesday, Nov. 1, as they travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for their annual convention and contests.  As a result, the church office will be open on Monday and Tuesday next week and then will be closed until Jacquie’s return to the office on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Flu Shots Nov. 5:   Walgreens will have staff at St. Thomas on November 5 to administer flu shots following worship.  Bring your insurance and/or Medicare card and the shot is free. If you plan to participate, please sign-up on the sheet provided on the bulletin board.  If you are planning to get a flu shot this fall, perhaps you could wait and get it here at St. Thomas that Sunday morning.

Attention all Cooks:  We are still in need of volunteers to provide lunch for eight people immediately following worship for the confirmation class and their teachers on the Sundays in November & December. This is one way we can help to support our confirmands as they take this next step in their Christian journey.  And if cooking is not your thing, you can provide financial support for them to go to McDonald’s or to order pizza.  Please sign-up on the ledge.

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 especially dealing with cancer.
  • For the caregivers, who help and support those needing their assistance.
  • For these dealing with the loss of a loved-one.
  • 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, October 25

5:00 p.m.>>>     PADS hosting

7:30 p.m.            Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Thursday, October 26  — Church Office will be open from 2:00 – 6:-00 p.m. Today

<<<<<8:00 a.m. Complete hosting responsibility for PADS

6:00 p.m.            Baked Potato Bar dinner – all invited

6:30 p.m.            SPRC – meet with D.S. (Pastor’s Conference Room)

7:00 p.m.            All Church Conference (sanctuary)

Sunday, October 29 – Reformation Sunday

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

11:30 a.m.          Confirmation Class lunch & study

2:00 p.m.            Fall Auction

Monday & Tuesday, October 30 & 31

The Church Office will be open this week ONLY on Monday & Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 1

7:30 p.m.            Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Saturday, November 4

9:00 a.m.            STUMC Dust Busters

Sunday, November 5 – All Saints Day  — DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS

10:00 a.m.          Worship & Communion Service

11:15 a.m.          Flu Shots available – bring your insurance/medicare card

11:30 a.m.          Confirmation Class lunch & study






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