Thursday Notes:
May 11, 2017

Confirmation Sunday with Bishop Lillibridge
This Sunday, May 14. Reception following the 10:30 service to honor the Bishop and the new confirmands.

Diocesan Mother's Day Ingathering
This Sunday, May 14

We'll offer postcards in our bulletin this Sunday, in honor of Mother's Day 2017, to send to the woman who has influenced your life in a special way. 

Open offering goes to the Diocesan World Missions in honor of Mother's Day! Find the special envelope inside this Sunday's bulletin!

A BIG THANK YOU from our Youth!!

A HUGE thank you to the whole congregation for supporting our Youth Ministry's Summer Mission & Outreach Program with gracious donations for our Rummage Sale last Saturday. We were blessed to raise over $2000 to put towards our upcoming mission trip to Houston!!  Thank you also to all our parent and student volunteers for helping make it such a success.

Vacation Bible School Registrations Open
Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9 from 9am to Noon. Registration is open for children ages 4 years to 5th Grade! 

Registrations are now open for our summer VBS program, "Abundant Harvest,   Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9, from 9am to Noon!! Registration forms available in Gosnell Hall, Parish Hall, the office or they can be found online: There is no registration fee for our VBS program, however each child needs to bring a canned food or non-perishable item every day to donate to the Food Bank!! 

For more information about St. Thomas Vacation Bible School, please contact Cathy Villani at 210-494-3507 ex. 223 or email her at

St. Thomas Acolyte Training
Saturday, May 20. Our next Acolyte Training session will begin at 9am. 
Remember: all returning Acolytes are required to attend the training session.


All Rising 4th through 12th Graders are inviting to join the Acolyte Ministry. Join other youth and help to make our Sunday Services SPECIAL!

Come to our upcoming Training Session! Saturday, May 20th @ 9am (Donuts and Juice will be served)

Reminder: All returning Acolytes are required to attend the training session.

For questions or if you have a conflict, please contact Leigh Ann Owens @ 602-9698 or email @

Golf Group
Saturday, May 13, at 9:03 am. 
The next outing for the St. Thomas Golfers is scheduled for Saturday, May 13 at
Northern Hills Golf Course.  The first tee time is scheduled at 9:03 AM and the cost is $40.00 (includes green fee, and cart). Range balls will cost extra. Alamo City Golf Trail members may receive discount.
If you'd like to play, contact David Bodnar at 210-494-3094 or .

Vestry Meeting
Monday, May 15, at 6:30pm

Mark your calendars, Vestry members! Your next meeting is Monday, May 15, at 6:30pm.

Men's Traveling Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, May 16, at 11:30am

The MTLB meets on Tuesday, May 16, at:  Little Italy, 824 Afterglow,  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.

Men's Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesday Mornings at 6am!

NEW CLASS begins for Men at 6am on Tuesday morning. It is held in the conference room of the Administration Building. Father Chuck leads us through the letters of James; 1 and 2 Peter: 1, 2 and 3 John and Judah (commonly known as Jude). In this volume of Epistles N.T. Wright has undertaken a tremendous task to provide guides to all books of the New Testament and to include in them his own Bible translation. The result is a superb series for those desiring deep engagement with the Bible and its enduring message for Christian life today. Come and join us for great discussion and insight into the word of God. 

Men's Meat Burning
Thursday, May 18, at 6:30pm 

The May Men's Meat Burning will be Thursday, May 18, hosted by Steve Denney: 6378 Circle Oak, 210-241-6724. at 6:30pm. Bring your choice of meat to grill; beverages, sides and desserts are provided. All the parish gentlemen are welcome! 

Questions, please contact Wayne Stoeber: 210-859-2172.

Save the Date!! St. Thomas Parish Picnic!
Our annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, May 21!
Only TWO services at 8:00am & 10:00am, with picnic immediately to follow!!!

We will have a special worship, combining our 9:15 & 10:30 services, for one combined service at 10:00am. 
The 8 o'clock Rite I service will be held on St. Thomas Campus at its usual time. 

The picnic fellowship will follow, and be held in the town of Hollywood Park at the Voigt Center: 700 El Portal, Hollywood Park. There will be food, fun, games, fellowship... and a few surprises!! 

The hamburgers,hot dogs and all the fixins, the water, tea and lemonade will be provided. 

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and BYOSodas, your ball gloves, soccer balls, volleyballs and lets have some parish fun and fellowship together before summer vacation ... more details to follow.

Questions, contact the church office.

Youth End of Year Pool Party
Wednesday, May 24, 6-8pm

Our End of Year Youth Pool Party for 6-12th Graders is May 24th for 6-8PM at the Bellos Home: 3536 Bent Hollow, 78259.  

RSVP today by texting Spencer at 210-255-0006.

Offices Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 29

Our church and school offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day weekend! We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th!

Baptism Preparation Class
Saturday, June 3, 9am to Noon

New addition to your family who needs to be baptized? Our next Baptismal Preparation Class is Saturday, June 3, from 9am to 12-noon, to discuss the sacrament of baptism. Childcare available upon request. 

Contact the church office at 494-3507.

Day of Pentecost
Pentecost Sunday is Sunday, June 4!

Sunday, June 4, is Pentecost Sunday! Please wear red to our worship services and let the clergy know if you can read in a foreign language!

John 20:19-23

Ladies Thursday Afternoons "Vacation Buble Study"
Thursday, June 8, at 1pm, in the conference room.
Had a busy year? 
Relax and Refresh for Six Weeks this Summer with Vacation Bible Study
Love Letters from John, I, II, III begins Thursday June 8th 1:00 pm in the Conference Room.

Contact Martha Hubby at 210-490-0609 for details.


Young Families Pool Party
Saturday, June 10

What: Families End of School Swim Party
Where:  The home of Robin and Mike Karstens
When:  Saturday, June 10th (late afternoon / evening)
RSVP:  Matt Newman 210-246-3289 or
Details: More to follow, stay tuned...

Youth Mission Trip
Only a few spots left for our mission trip!! Register online ASAP to CLAIM YOURS at:

Calling All 6th through 12th Graders!!
Houston, TX  -   June 11-14, 2017
St. Thomas & The Diocese of Texas
View the Flyer here for more info
Deposit of $65 is due by April 14 Estimated $200pp    

Online registration is open now at: or contact Spencer Stocker at 210-255-0006.