Weekly Highlights
HANDEL'S MESSIAH


To get tickets for Friday, December 13 at 7:30 pm at St. Thomas Church, click HERE .

To get tickets for Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 pm at St. Thomas Church, click HERE .

To get tickets for Sunday, December 15 at 7:30 pm at Christ's Church Rye, click HERE .

You can also purchase tickets in the St. Thomas Church Office -
please call in advance for an appointment: (914) 698-0300.
Wednesday, October 16
Holy Eucharist tonight at 7:30 pm in the chapel. 

Thursday , October 17
Bible Study meets from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon to discuss the book of Job. 

October 18, 19 & 20
Men's Retreat at Holy Cross Monastery.

Saturday, October 19
Memorial Service for Gerald Hyler at 11:00 am.
Long-time members of St. Thomas might remember Gerald Hyler, who served as sexton here in the 1970s into the mid-eighties; he died this summer after a long bout with lung cancer. His friends will be celebrating his life this Saturday, October 19 here at St. Thomas. The memorial service is at 11 am. We were told that Mr. Hyler held a deep and abiding love for St. Thomas throughout the remainder of his life, holding only fond memories and speaking with great affection about his employment here. As the result, his friends thought it only fitting to bring him here for a final farewell. If you knew Gerry and feel so moved, please join us Saturday morning.

Sunday, October 20
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am (said) and 10:00 am (with music). Sunday School is in session. 

Tuesday , October 22
Brown Bag Lunch from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

The Thrift Shop is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
BAKED GOODS?

Next Saturday, October 26 , we will hold our first Makers on the Sound artisan fair in the parish hall from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We have fifteen artists who will be displaying their works, ranging from quilters to jewelry makers to bath products to painters. We are very excited about this show and hope many of you will get a jump on your Christmas shopping here!

We will also use this time as a fund raiser for the June ASP trip to Kentucky. ASP participants will be selling coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and baked goods to those who are shopping. If you are a baker and would like to help raise money, we would love to sell your baked goods. If you are interested in baking, please let Lisa Dalsimer or Mother Carol know what you will bake.
ST. THOMAS COFFEE HOUR
Building community one Sunday at a time
Make the Coffee Hour your Ministry

We have 3 Volunteer Assignments that need doing every Sunday:

1.)              Bring food & 1 pint ½ and ½ (or milk)
2.)              Set Up
3.)              Clean Up

You can volunteer for one, two or all three assignments on as many Sundays as you like each year. 

To sign up online click HERE

Or write your name on the ‘Volunteer Sign Up’ sheet
(which you will find on the Church Hall bulletin board)


Contact Barbara Gessler for details:
914-698-03300 or   office@saintthomasmmrk.org
BOOK CLUB
The Book Club has selected its next two books. We invite St. Thomas' readers, and friends, to join us for lively discussion and fellowship:
 
On Sunday, October 27 at 11:30 am, we will meet for tea in the library to consider Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs. Click HERE for more information.

After that, we will read our very own Solange De Santis' book, Life on the Line: One Woman's Tale of Work, Sweat and Survival. More information can be found HERE . This book is tentatively scheduled for discussion on Sunday, December 8 .


COMMUNION CLASS
On Sunday November 10 after the 10:00 am service, children of all ages are invited to join Tami for a hands-on, age-appropriate session on the Holy Eucharist. It is the teaching of the Episcopal church that all baptized Christians, no matter what their ages, may receive communion. First communion is not a sacrament in our tradition; infants will often receive communion for the first time on their baptismal day. However, some parent still wish their children to wait for a period of time before receiving the sacrament. Whether your children have been receiving for years or if they have not yet received but are interested in doing so, this will be an opportunity for them to learn what it's all about, ask questions, get up close to the altar and handle everything, and learn great words like ciborium, sacristy, chasuble and more! We will have a light lunch together and plan on the class running from 11:30 to 1:00. Please RSVP to Tami at associatestthomas@gmail.com so she knows how many kids to plan on. If you have questions, please reach out to her as well.   
Sunday,
November 3 -
Baptism
If someone in your family intends to be baptized on that day , you must notify Carol by email no later than October 25. Please click on this link for the baptismal forms.
Sunday, November 3 -
All Saints
Send the names of your family and friends who have died since last November 1st to be listed and named on All Saints to the office  by October 28.
Sunday, November 3 -
End of Daylight Savings Time
Daylight saving time ends on the first Sunday in November, when clocks are moved back an hour at 2:00am local time (so they will then read 1:00 am local standard time).
APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT (ASP), SUMMER 2020

ASP was such a rewarding experience, we will go again in 2020! This time, we head to Chavies, Kentucky, not far from our last location in Jonesville, Virginia. We have selected Chavies as it will enable us to take more adults to this location than Jonesville. For those of you who were unable to go last year because of the limit on adult participants, this is for you! 

The particulars are these: 

  • This is for ages 14 through adult. 
  • We will leave St. Thomas on Saturday, June 27th and return Sunday, July 5th. We will spread the drive over two days, as we did this year. 
  • You do not need to own any tools. The only items you will need are earplugs, safety glasses, and work gloves. All of these items can be purchased at Home Depot for a total cost of around $25.
  • We will provide a skills workshop this winter and again in the spring (if necessary) to teach you basic tool use and painting skills.
  • You will need a sleeping bag and pillow for the bunk rooms (that are air conditioned). There are standard bathrooms, and cafeteria-like food service. In addition to working on house repair, we will be assigned chores at the Chavies headquarters where we will be staying.
  • The cost all-inclusive is $525. This covers the registration fee, the ASP charge, meals on the road (last year we had 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, and 1 lunch on the road), incidentals (ice cream, treats, and a movie), gas for the cars. We do this as to ensure no one has to carry money or cards with them. We can offer a few scholarships or partial assistance.

Interested, but want more information about the experience? Speak with Tom and Allana Condon, Lisa and Sam Dalsimer, or Paul and Isaiah Shikany. If you are ready to sign up, see Mother Carol for registration materials.