Thursday Notes:
June 15, 2017

NEW Order of Service Leaflets for Summer!!
Look for these summer Worship Leaflets in the pews, beginning this Sunday!

Are you new to St. Thomas? Would you like to learn more about our parish?

Starting THIS SUNDAY, June 18, we will be using a worship booklet that will be left in the pews.  Our desire is to be good stewards of our resources.  Each week you will be handed the Propers for the day so you may enjoy the readings.  You are free to use the Prayer Book if you prefer.  

Men's Meat Burning
Tonight at 6:30pm at Matt Newman's home.
Date: Thursday, June 15
Time: 6:30
Host: Matt Newman
216 Sagecrest Drive
San Antonio, TX
Bring your choice of meat --- steak,
chicken, hamburger, sausage, etc.
and we will enjoy grilling and telling
tall tales.
For questions call, Wayne Stoeber


Thank you St. Thomas! VBS 2017 was awesome! 
Our thanks to our St. Thomas Volunteers and Parishioners who donated their resources, time and talents to this year's VBS program!! We appreciate you so much!!

Thank you to all of those who volunteered, brought supplies, gave money and prayed for our Vacation Bible School this year. There was no question that God's hand was upon us and we were blessed by all the activity that went on last week. 
As well, I am so grateful for, and proud of our teen volunteers ... this work could NEVER be done without you! The adult volunteers, well there are no words to express my love for you and all you do. "Well done GOOD and FAITHFUL servants!"
Most precious of all were the children who had a fantastic week. They were happy and continued to grow in the knowledge and the love of our Savior. You all have helped to show God's love to them through your generous spirit.
- St. Thomas & Cathy Villani

St. Thomas Privacy Fence
An Eagle Scout project by Tanner Clemons

Hello, my name is Tanner Clemons and I am a Life scout from Troop 58 working on my Eagle service project for St. Thomas.  This is my final requirement for the rank of Eagle, which is the highest honor attainable in scouting. 

The church proposed that I build a 300 foot long privacy fence along the backside of the church between where the playground and back property meet. I plan on clearing the land on June 10th and digging the 39 post holes on the 24th, so this is a great opportunity for teens looking for service hours. 

If you would like more information or would want to be a part of the project, you can email me at or call me on my home phone at (210) 496 - 3834. 

If you would like to make a donation to help with the expenses, you can write a check payable to St. Thomas and include Boy Scouts in the memo section, or if it's more convenient, you can donate online at under the giving tab. 

Thank you to everyone who has donated to my project thus far; I really appreciate your generosity.

DWTX Habitat Open Offering
in honor of Father's Day 
Sunday, June 18: Father's Day

The Diocese of West Texas invites us to consider a special Father's Day offering for the Habitat for Humanity fund. The Habitat Builders for West Texas, with the help of the diocesan family, have completed two homes in 2017. Both will be dedicated on Saturday, June 10, one in San Antonio, and the other in Kerrville. You can find the details of the dedications at

Our hope is for the entire diocese to build the next Habitat home over the next two years. We need to start raising money right now to make that happen. Consider honoring fathers and the special men in your lives with a gift to the fund. Find the form for Father's Day offerings in our bulletin this week (Father's Day).

Vestry Meeting
Monday, June 19. 6:30pm

Vestry Members, please mark your calendars! Our next Vestry Meeting will be Monday, June 19 at 6:30pm.

Men's Traveling Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, June 20, at 11:30am

The MTLB meets on Tuesday, June 20, at: La Hacienda de Los Barrios, 18747 Redland Rd,   at 11:30am. Come join these wonderful gentlemen and enjoy food, fellowship and great conversation.

Contact John Keith for a ride to the lunch at: 710-5009.

Youth Overnighter for all 6th through 12th Graders!
June 28-29! For all 6-12th graders!

Youth Overnighter for All 6-12th graders!

June 28-29th

John Newcombe Ranch in
New Braunfels!!
Includes fun outdoor teambuilding games low/high rope opportunities and more!

Leaving St. Thomas at 12:30pm
Return by 12:00pm on the 29th.

Cost: $75 (scholarships available upon request)

Find the registration forms online at: or contact Spencer Stocker at 210-255-0006.

Church & School Closed for Independence Day!
Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4!
Our church and school offices will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, in honor of our nation's Independence Day! We hope everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July weekend! Our offices will resume normal summer business hours from 9am to 4pm on Wednesday, July 5! In case of an emergency during this time, please contact the priests by email.

Father Chuck: or Mother Beth:

St. Thomas Blood Drive
Sign-up online early to pick your donation time! Our next Blood Drive will be Sunday, July 9 with donations taken during all 3 services!

Our next Blood Drive is Sunday, July 9, from 8:30am to noon! Donations are down in the summertime and the Blood Bank has impressed upon us the dire need for donations so they won't have to ship in blood to cover the needs of medical emergencies.
Because of how they use blood here in San Antonio, they say just one blood donation can actually save the lives of four people!!
Do something amazing for a suffering family this summer! Youth can donate too with parental consent! 

Sign-up sheets will be available in Gosnell Hall and Parish Hall, or you can also sign-up online at your convenience using the link below.
Sign up now here at Donating for Life 

Save the Date! Our Parish Ice Cream Social in July!!
Sunday, July 23, following the services at 9:15 and 10:30.

Join us for a true taste of summer on Sunday, July 23!

We hope you'll stay to share delicious ice cream and fellowship together with us after the 9:15 and the 10:30 services. We'll provide all the ice cream and toppings needed to make your choice of an ice cream cone, ice cream sundae or banana split! This event is a great opportunity to meet and greet your Vestry members who will be serving this fun and 'cool' event! 

Bring a friend with you and come join us for fellowship and fun! We hope to see you there!

Summer Sunday School & Children's Chapel Helpers are still Needed!
We need helpers with our Sunday School & Children's Chapel Programs! Light summer commitment!
Summer helpers are needed for our Children's Chapel & Sunday School programs!! Light commitment over the summer months! Be a wonderful blessing to the children of our parish! 

Contact Cathy Villani at 494-3507 ex. 223 or for volunteer details.