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THE EPISTLE: September 7th, 2022

Wednesday Evening Holy Eucharist, Rite II Service

Beginning this week - Wednesday, September 7, and throughout the month, we will resume the Wednesday Evening Holy Eucharist, Rite II Service at 6:00 P.M. Due to scheduling issues, this service will have no music. We will have the Taizé Service with music on September 14.

Ministry Fair 2022

Next Sunday, September 11, come find ways to get connected to ministries that serve folks at St. Thomas, and others that reach out to our neighbors. Join us between services and after the 10:30 service in the Parish Hall. Breakfast goodies will be served. Come find your niche and get plugged in! We look forward to sharing with you information about these ministries.

Children & Youth Christian Formation Starting

Children's Ministry

Join us as we kickoff our Sunday School year on September 11 at 9:30am in Hiers Hall! We'll have our Godly Play class for Pre-K through 1st graders, Love First for 2nd through 4th graders, and a new class for our 5th/6th/7th graders.  Come meet your classmates and teachers!  


Children's Chapel will also restart on September 11. We need adult volunteers to help shepherd the children to and from Nave, and if you want to, lead the discussion. Contact our Children's Ministry Coordinator Laura Beth Bestor (children@stthomashuntsville.org) if you are interested in helping with this ministry.  

Attention: Upper Grades 8 - 12

Christian Formation begins Sept. 11

Join us after breakfast each Sunday 9:30 – 10:15

St. Thomas member, Noah Bowen, will lead the class as you explore your faith through, learning to play pool, cooking, conversation.

Attention: Middlers Grades 5, 6, & 7

Christian Formation begins Sept. 11

Join us after breakfast each Sunday 9:30 – 10:15 

St. Thomas member, Sonia Carrier, will lead the class as you explore your faith through, games, cooking, crafts, conversation.



Regeneration Returns

ReGeneration is gearing up for another great opportunity for fellowship for our young/young-ish adults and families on Sunday, September 18. We are going to the afternoon Trash Pandas game.  First pitch is at 2:35pm, but the Trash Pandas have asked our group to hold the gigantic flag for the national anthem (gather at 1:45pm for this)!! We need at least 20 people to hold the flag, so email Laura Beth (children@stthomashuntsville.org) to reserve your spot(s). 

Tickets, which are $17.44 each with a $2 credit on game day, must be reserved by September 4. You can pay via check made out to the church, cash, or contact Laura Beth for Venmo info. For financial aid to attend the game, contact Laura Beth or The Rev. Dr. Virginia Monroe (vmonroe@stthomashuntsville.org). Let's have a great afternoon out on the town and show the Rocket City some St. Thomas spirit!

Blood Drive

Did you know one blood donation can save 3 lives? Please mark your calendar to give a little time and help someone in need with the LifeSouth blood drive! Local hospitals rely on these donations, so please come out!

Sign up for a time here: https://donors.lifesouth.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/749418

Young Adult Pub Theology

Calling anyone ages 22-39! Gather with us at this event sponsored by the Diocese of Alabama for all young adults in our area at 6PM, Monday September 12th on the patio of Mellow Mushroom (2230 Cecil Ashburn Dr SE). We will continue to discuss discipleship through the lens of current issues-- specifically our balance between work and rest-- how do we engage in rest in our culture or struggle to maintain a balance? We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please contact Ranie at associate@stthomashuntsville.org

Luncheon for Pastoral Care Shepherding Ministry - RSVP BY THURSDAY SEPT. 15

Our Pastoral Care Committee is looking for individuals interested in shepherding St. Thomas parishioners during major life changes by a ministry of communication. We are looking for people who are able to stay in touch by phone calls and possibly short visits and keep our clergy updated. If you would like to learn more or are interested in being part of this ministry please join us for a luncheon on Sunday, September 18, immediately following the 10:30AM service to learn more! Please RSVP by emailing Ranie at associate@stthomashuntsville.org.

5:00 PM Sunday Evening Service in the Nave 

Join us for the all-ages-welcome come-as-you-are service. This informal service will continue through November. Join us afterwards for a quick supper.

BBQ Bandits Offerings

For pick up September 17. Orders need to be in by noon on Tuesday, September 13. The BBQ Bandits webstore is now live in the Featured Event section on the St. Thomas website (www.stthomashuntsvllle.org). Proceeds go to St. Jude.


Bulk BBQ offerings include:

Whole Pork Butts $40.00 each                                 Pulled Pork $10X0 per Ib

Whole Beef Brisket $I2.00 per lb.                             Sliced Beef Brisket $15.00 per lb.

Beef Brisket Burnt Ends $15.00 per lb.                     Whole Pork Ribs $22.00 per rack

Smoked Salmon $20.00 per lb.                                Smoked Naked Wings $14.00 per doz.

 Ordering from the Webstore is the easiest!

Meals on Wheels Delivery Volunteers Needed

Meals on Wheels provides a nutritious lunch Monday-Friday, year-round to Huntsville seniors age 60 or over, who are unable to cook for themselves, have no one available to cook for them, and are primarily homebound. The St Thomas MOW delivery team needs volunteers who can deliver one day each month. If you want to join this ministry or need more information, contact Mark Dixon at (256) 426-0381 or mddixon@aol.com.

The Season of Lobsterfest 2022 – Lobsterfest 101

Lobsterfest 2022 the 29th event is upon us. This year’s event will be led by “Tom and the Mark’s” (Tom Perry, Mark Dixon and Mark Mohler). The Lobsterfest Steering Committee has decided that with the COVID pandemic still around, that this year’s event will be a “Drive-Thru” event again. Lobsterfest will officially start with the Lobsterfest 101 event on September 18, between services. 

Lobsterfest 5k Run/Walk

Calling ALL parishioners and friends: The St. Thomas Lobsterfest 5k run/walk is OPEN and ready for YOU! Get the early bird price of only $20 if you sign up before September 10 at https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Huntsville/Lobsterfest5K We want to see EVERYONE on Saturday, November 5 as we kick off Lobsterfest week!


Another GREAT way you can support Lobsterfest outreach efforts: become a 5k official sponsor!  You or your business name will be displayed on the race t-shirt and seen all over town! Please contact Lloyd Cook at wlcgo65@gmail.com or 256-679-5150 for details.

Grief Group at St. Thomas

The Grief Support Group continues to meet each Wednesday at 2:00 in the parlor. The Rev. Carl Malm guides the discussion. Anyone grieving any loss or life transition is encouraged to come. For more information contact Virginia at vmonroe@stthomashuntsville.org  

Caregivers Support Group

If you or someone you know is a caregiver for a loved one, we have a support group at St. Thomas that meets every other week. Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 7 at 1 P.M. in the Crossroads Room.

If you would like to be added to our meetings notification list or simply want more information about the Caregivers Support Program, text or email Mona Parker: 256-599-9942 or mona.s.parker@gmail.com

Treble Choir is open to all kids 4K and older.

Rehearsals are every Sunday at 3:30. We’re always welcoming new members. Contact Miss Kathy at 614-329-5991 or music@stthomashuntsville.org if you are interested.

Interfaith Mission Service

Interfaith Mission Service presents the 2022 Annual Celebration and Awards Conference, “The Hope & Spirit of Beloved Community” on September 20 at 6:00 PM. The keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. Joan Harrell, Director of Inclusive Excellence, Auburn University.  The event will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church. To register go to http://www.interfaithmissionservice.org/2022-ACAC.

Scam Notice

Please be cautious about any emails or text messages asking for help from clergy. The kinds of help requested may include purchasing Walmart or Visa gift cards. This is a scam! Clergy in the diocese will not seek assistance from you in this way. Do not respond to a text or email asking for assistance, and do not click on any links or attachments. If you are ever uncertain about a message, please call our church office.


If you need to borrow or use anything in the church, please check it out in the church office. This includes wheelchairs, kitchen items, tents, tables/chairs, etc. Please help us be good stewards of our church.

Habitat Landscaping

The final act for our house is sodding and landscaping the house at 6221 Maywick Street on Saturday, September 10. We will work from 8 to noon and we need some hands to help. Call Elouisa Stokes for more information at 256-604-8669.

Our deadline for the EPISTLE and Week At A Glance is Tuesday at noon.

Choir Retreat 2022

5pm Sunday Service - 9/4

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