Weekly News


21
Mar 2018

 St. Thomas Announcements… March 21st –28th  This Week’s Highlights …. Need some helpers…on Saturday, at 10 a.m. (at the Route 53 campus) to help fill the Easter eggs for the children’s Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday. Worship Opportunities:  This Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Jeremiah will deliver his Palm Sunday message entitled, “The Lord Needs It & Pressing Toward the Goal”. His scripture references are Mark 11:1-11 and Philippians 3:12-21.  As we gather for this final worship service at the Route 53 campus the service will include confirming our three youth. ......

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14
Mar 2018

 St. Thomas Announcements… March 14th – 21st   This Week’s Highlights …. Tonight we continue to share in the Lenten Study, beginning with a simple meal at 6 p.m. in the dining room of the downtown (First Church) location. St. Thomas will provide the meal for this week (aka tonight).  Some food is being purchased but we would welcome contributions from anyone.  Because it is Pi Day (3.14), we are featuring all pies: pizza pie, chicken pot pie, quiche pie, shepherd’s pie, dessert pies (and salad…no pie options there!!).  If you are......

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28
Feb 2018

St. Thomas Announcements… Feb. 28th – Mar. 7th  This Week’s Highlights …. Worship Opportunities:  On Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Jeremiah will deliver his 3rd Sunday of Lent Sunday message entitled, “Rehab:  The Program”. His scripture reference is Exodus 20:1-17.  This is also the first Sunday of the month so we will also celebrate communion, as is our custom. Each Wednesday we continue to share in a Lenten Study entitled, Three Simple Rules. Our Lenten Study evenings begin with a simple meal at 6 p.m. in the dining room of the downtown......

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31
Jan 2018

St. Thomas Announcements… Jan. 31st – Feb. 7th   This Week’s Highlights …. Worship Opportunities:  On Sunday, February 4 at the 10:00 a.m. worship service we will have communion, as is our custom the first Sunday of the month.  Pastor Jeremiah’s sermon from the Rise Up! series is entitled, “Focus”. The scripture reading for this is from Isaiah 40:21-31.  St. Thomas Future:  Just prior to worship on March 11th the congregation will meet to vote on proceeding with the merger of St. Thomas UMC and 1st UMC.  We also have an informational......

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17
Jan 2018

  St. Thomas Announcements… Jan. 17th – 24th   This Week’s Highlights …. Worship Opportunities:  On Sunday, January 21 at the 10:00 a.m. worship service Pastor Jeremiah’s sermon from the Rise Up! series is entitled, “Move”. The scripture reading for this is from Jonah 3:1-3a, 10 and Mark 1:14-20 Pecan, Pecans….get your fresh pecans here!  Yes, UMW still has pecans to sell!  You will want to stash some in the freezer for future use, so see Sallynow. Closing Date for St. Thomas:  The Leadership Team met on Saturday with our D.S. and......

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09
Jan 2018

 St. Thomas Announcements… Jan. 9th – 17th   This Week’s Highlights …. Worship Service:  On Sunday, January 14 at the 10:00 a.m. Worship & Communion service Pastor Jeremiah’s sermon is entitled, “Listen”. The scripture reading for this is from I Samuel 3:1-20.  This service will also include our monthly communion service. Leadership Team:  Will be meeting on Saturday, January 13.  Team members, please plan to attend this important meeting for future and transitional planning, a portion of which will be meeting with District Superintendent Wisdom and 1st UMC Pastor, Rev. Diss. Memorial......

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03
Jan 2018

St. Thomas Announcements… Jan. 3rd – 10th   This Week’s Highlights …. Worship Opportunities:  On Sunday, January 7 at the 10:00 a.m. worship service Pastor Jeremiah’s sermon is entitled, “God is Speaking”. The scripture readings for this are from Isaiah 60:1, 2, 4; Mark 1:4-5, 9-11.  This service will also include a Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant. United Methodist Women:  With the holidays now gone, UMW returns to their regular schedule of meetings, the next to be held at Sally’s home, Monday, January 8 at 1:30 p.m.  The topic this month is......

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19
Dec 2017

St. Thomas Announcements…Dec. 20th – Jan. 3rd This Week’s Highlights ….   Worship Opportunities: On Sunday, December 24, at the 10:00 a.m. service Pastor Jeremiah’s sermon is entitled, “The Light of the World”. The scripture readings for this are lessons related to the season from Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96, Luke 2:1-20 and John 1:1-14. That evening, at 6:00 p.m., we will hold our annual Candlelight Service including lots of carol singing intertwined among scripture lessons. You’ll even get a chance to select your favorite hymn to add to that service. And on......

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14
Dec 2017

 St. Thomas Announcements…Dec. 13th –20th   This Week’s Highlights …. December 15 & 16, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.:  Pharmer Phil and his trusty helper, Sally, will be hosting an Estate Sale at the previous Zwierlein home, 3 S 224 Shagbark, Glen Ellyn.  Stop in to see what treasures you can buy that will help Bud and Margot to continue to move forward in their new residence at Brookdale. December 17, Third Sunday of Advent:  On Sunday, December 17, Pastor Jeremiah continues his sermon series based on the book being read by......

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29
Nov 2017

 St. Thomas Announcements… Nov. 29th – Dec. 6th   This Week’s Highlights …. December 3, First Sunday of Advent:  On Sunday, December 3, Pastor Jeremiah begins his sermon series based on the book being read by the two Bible Study classes, Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter.  The scripture reading for this week is Philippians 2:1-4, for the sermon entitled, “Down to Earth Love”. What is Christmas without Christmas Music?  And what is Christmas Music without the VVCs annual concert, supporting the UMW mission projects.  This year’s concert is Monday, Dec. 4,......

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