Weekly News — 11/08/2017

 St. Thomas Announcements… Nov.8TH – 15th

 This Week’s Highlights ….

Sunday Worship Service:  Plan now to join us at 10:00 a.m. this Sunday for worship. Pastor Jeremiah’s message this week is, “Why Christians Should Give!” with scripture readings from Psalm 78:1-7 and 2 Corinthians 9:6-.  No confirmation class this Sunday, Nov. 12 to make time for the …

…Congregational meeting:  A very important meeting of the St. Thomas congregation will take place on Sunday, November 12, immediately following worship.  The purpose of this meeting is to determine the future of St. Thomas based on our current financial challenges.  Please plan to attend.

The VVCs returned from Halifax, Nova Scotia, as International Second Place medalists.  They are thrilled with this placement, beating 21 other choruses, including two past International Championship Choruses, to earn this rank.  Plan now to come to the UMW Christmas Concert on Monday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m., to support them and the UMW mission projects.

Got Leftover Halloween Candy?  The candy dish in the St. Thomas office will happily take those leftovers off your hands!

Dining Out Group:  Everyone is welcome to join us as we will be meeting next Friday, November 17th at 6 pm at Colonial Cafe, 8 W. Gartner Road in Naperville.  Please let Tricia know by 3 pm that day if you are planning to join us. Hope to see you there.

St. Thomas Annual Thanksgiving Dinner:  As is our custom, we will join with the Horeb Congregation on Sunday, November 19 at 4:00 for our Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner.  Please bring friends and neighbors, a dish to share and join in this fellowship opportunity.  The Hanging of the Greens will NOT take place following this dinner as Pastor Jeremiah will be including that in our November 26 beginning of advent worship service.  More on that next week.

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.

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.

Nov. 29/30 – Dec. 20/21:  Advent Bible Study:  The next Bible Study will be our Advent Study, using the book Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter.  As is our custom, there will be two sessions of this study, one on Wednesday evenings beginning Nov. 29, from 6:00 – 7:30 as the Soup and Study class, and one on Thursday afternoons, starting Nov. 30, from 1:30 – 3:00.  The study books have arrived and are in the office, ready for pickup, for a cost of $12.00.

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 specifically for those 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, November 8

7:30 p.m.            Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

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

Sunday, November 12

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

11:15 a.m.          Confirmation Class lunch & study  cancelled this week for the

                           Congregational Meeting immediately following worship

Monday, November 13

1:30 p.m.            UMW Meeting with “Repeat Boutique” at a member’s home

Tuesday, November 14

3:30 p.m.            Covenant Group (parlor)

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

Wednesday, November 15

7:30 p.m.            Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Thursday, November 16

8:45 a.m.            Local Mission Opportunity:  Phil’s Friends (carpool from STUMC parking lot)

Saturday, November 18

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

9:00 a.m.            Horeb Dust Busters

Sunday, November 19

10:00 a.m.          Worship Service

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

4:00 p.m.            Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner w/the Horeb congregation




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