Weekly Highlights

Wednesday, January 15
  • Holy Eucharist at 7:30 pm in the chapel.
  • Bible Study from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the boardroom.

Thursday , January 16
Bible Study at 11:00 am in the boardroom or library.

Saturday, January 18
The Thrift Shop is open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Sunday, January 19
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am (said) and 10:00 am (with music). Children worship in church. If you requested donation envelopes - they can be picked up at the back of the church.

Coffee Hour Update
We are grateful to all who volunteer for this important ministry. Below a clarification about the set-up and clean-up of seating area tables and chairs:

SET-UP
  • There should already be 2 big tables and 12 chairs set up against the wall closest to the kitchen. In addition there is a smaller table along this wall.
  • Leave the smaller table there for food, and move the 2 big tables and 12 chairs away from the wall to create a seating area.

CLEAN-UP
  • Move the 2 big tables and 12 chairs from seating area back against the wall next to kitchen. Keep the smaller table against the wall, too.
  • Any additional tables or chairs that are out should be returned to closets.

To sign up online please click on this link , or add your name to the sign-up in Heathcote hall.

Tuesday, January 21
11:00 AM Brown Bag Lunch.
Sunday, January 26
One service only at 9:00 AM
ANNUAL MEETING
after the service
Women's Retreat: Saturday April 25th- Sunday April 26th

The 2020 Retreat will be held at Stony Point Center, 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, NY. 

Click here for more info: Stonypoint

It will be a simple overnight, beginning at 9:00 am Saturday April 25th and ending Sunday April 26th just before lunch. We will leave from St. Thomas early on Saturday (about 7:00 am) and return around 1:00 pm on Sunday. As in past years we will carpool, something made easier by beginning on Saturday.

The cost of the retreat is 180.00 for a double occupancy room and 240.00 dollars for a single occupancy room. This includes the cost of two breakfasts, lunch, and dinner as well as helping to defray the cost of a retreat facilitator. Please RSVP to Tami or Carol.  
Lifting Up Westchester’s 3 rd Annual Student Essay Contest

This year’ theme is Why Hope Is Important , particularly at times of personal hardship and diversity. The deadline to enter is January 31 st . Did you know that the American Psychology Association conducted a study and found that children who grew up in poverty but had success later in life had one thing in common – hope. Students are asked to submit essays and reflect on a number of questions:
 
  • What is hope?
  • Beyond basic necessities of food and shelter, do we need hope to thrive?
  • How do you restore hope in someone who has lost it?
 
The essay contest is open to all Westchester students in grades 7 through 12.  Prizes are awarded in each of three grade categories: 7 th and 8 th ; 9 th and 10 th , 11 th and 12 th . Students can enter the contest by submitting essays in PDF format via email to luwessaycontest@gmail.com  until January 31st, 2020.  Click here for more information on the contest, the guidelines, support materials, entry dates and the prizes. An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 26 th at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Tarrytown.