Weekly Highlights
Wednesday, October 2
Holy Eucharist tonight at 7:30 pm in the chapel. 

Thursday , October 3
Bible Study meets from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon to discuss the book of Job. 

Sunday, October 6
  • Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am (said) and 10:00 am (with music). Sunday School is in session.
  • Blessing of the Animals at 2:00 pm in the church.

Tuesday , October 8
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.

The next scheduled date for baptism is Sunday, November 3 rd – All Saints’ Day (transferred). If you have someone in your family who intends to be baptized , you must notify Carol by email no later than October 25 th .    The paperwork for baptism must be submitted no later than Monday the 28 th .

Each female may have two godmothers and one godfather; each male may have two godfathers and a godmother. Of course, if you have only one of each it is fine, as it is if you have two of each, particularly when it keeps the peace!

Please click on this link for the baptismal forms you must complete. As mentioned, they are due no later than October 28 th .

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.
A Message from our Neighbors,
the Washingtonville Housing Allicance:
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, is right around the corner!

Join us to celebrate and to help raise the funds necessary for our work improving housing conditions and providing needed services to low- and moderate-income residents in the Mamaroneck area.

We are fortunate to have two tremendous and deserving honorees for this event.

The Marzella Garland Award will be presented to Malcolm Frouman, the president of the Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force , for his longstanding service to the community.

The Good Neighbor Award will be presented to the  St. Thomas Episcopal Church  in Mamaroneck. The Reverend Carol Gadsden will be accepting the award on behalf of the congregation.

The Ken Dircks Trio will be on hand to perform jazz standards with modern style and energy. 

If you have already registered, please forward this message to a friend who you think might be interested in Washingtonville Housing Alliance’s work in the community!
The Men's Retreat is on  October 18, 19 & 20 . Please contact Steve Bonaparte ( steve.bonaparte@gmail.com ) if you are interested in joining.

On  Friday, October 25 , our congregation has been invited (up to 50 of us) to join the temple’s congregation for a Shabbat family-style dinner and conversation at 6:30pm, followed by Shabbat worship at 8:00pm. During worship, Carol will be given 15 minutes to highlight and share key aspects of our worship tradition and spiritual practice that will engender dialogue and shared discovery. Sign up on the sheet in the back of the church or speak with Carol or Tami if you would like to come.

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 .
Sunday, November 3 -
All Saints
Please 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 2:00 am local daylight time (so they will then read 1:00 am local standard time).