Weekly News


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Nov 2017

 St. Thomas Announcements… Nov.21st  – 29th  This Week’s Highlights ….   Nov. 26:  Hanging of the Greens worship service:  On Sunday, November 26, Pastor Jeremiah has planned a special “Hanging of the Greens worship service” during which we will decorate the sanctuary for Advent, celebrating the meaning of each decoration as it is put in place.  As part of that service we are asking each family (or individuals in the family if you would prefer) to “loan” the church an ornament that has a special meaning to you.  As you hang it......

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15
Nov 2017

 St. Thomas Announcements… Nov. 15th – 29th  This Week’s Highlights …. From the Leadership Team:  Thanks to those who attended the meeting after Worship on November 12.  Rev Dick Wisdom, our Northern IL Conference District Superintendent, answered questions and helped us understand our tenuous situation.  Because we have a 1.2 million dollar debt (combination of the new addition and the parsonage) to pay and because we have lost members—not increased membership—we are having great difficulty paying our mortgage, repairs for the parsonage and bills for keeping our building in good shape.  The......

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08
Nov 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......

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31
Oct 2017

St. Thomas Announcements… Oct. 30th –Nov.8TH This Week’s Highlights …. 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.  The VVCs will be competing this year, hoping to come home with a medal…and gold on a blue ribbon would be especially celebrated.  As a result, the church office will be open only on Monday (9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) and Tuesday (2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) and then will be closed until Jacquie’s......

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25
Oct 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......

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18
Oct 2017

 St. Thomas Announcements… Oct. 18th – 25th     This Week’s Highlights …. We celebrate the life of Lois Klein, while we mourn her passing last Friday.  If you would like to donate to St. Thomas in Lois’ memory, just indicate your donation on the memo line of your check, or on your donation envelope and put it in the collection plate or send it to the St. Thomas office, and we will notify her daughters of your donation. October 18:  Singing Men of St. Thomas:  With the women away at retreat,......

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10
Oct 2017

 St. Thomas Announcements… Oct. 10th – 18th     This Week’s Highlights …. A HUGE thank you to Pastor Jeremiah and his family for the wonderful Open House Luncheon at the parsonage last Sunday.  The lunch you provided was FABULOUS and a good time was had by all. October 11:  Singing Men of St. Thomas:  With the women away at retreat, The Singing Men of St. Thomas will provide music at the October 22 Worship Service.  Rehearsals include wo one-half hour Wednesdays (October 11 & 18, from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.) plus......

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04
Oct 2017

 St. Thomas Announcements… Oct. 4th – 11th    This Week’s Highlights …. Blessing of the Animals:  A special service for Blessing of the Animals will be held this Saturday, Oct. 7th at 4pm.  This comes out of a tradition from St. Francis of Assisi.  As long as the weather cooperates it will be outside.  Everyone is invited to come.  All animals will be blessed including pets, general animal population of the world, endangered species and stuffed animals.  You are invited to bring your pet, a picture of your companion or an animal that......

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27
Sep 2017

 St. Thomas Announcements… Sept. 27th – Oct. 4th    This Week’s Highlights …. Pastor Jeremiah will be out of town Wednesday, September 27 – Friday, the 29th.  If you have pastoral needs during that time please contact the church office. Friday Dining Out Group will be meeting Friday, September 29th at 6pm at Famous Dave’s (704 Janes Avenue in Bolingbrook – by Meijer and IHOP and across Janes from Bolingbrook Promenade).  They don’t take reservations, so we will need to know a count before we get there.  Let the church office know......

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20
Sep 2017

  St. Thomas Announcements… Sept. 20th – 27th   This Week’s Highlights …. 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, “What is Your Story of Passover?” using Exodus 12”1-14 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......

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