Weekly Highlights

Wednesday, December 18
  • The Thrift Shop is open between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.
  • If you would like the names of your loved ones included in the Christmas Flower donation insert, please send the office an email TODAY.
  • High school youth group meets at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
  • Holy Eucharist at 7:30 pm in the Chapel.

Thursday , December 19
Bible Study at 11:00 am in the boardroom. After that no bible study until January 9.

Saturday, December 20
The Thrift Shop is open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. After that the Thrift Shop closes and will reopen on January 11.

Sunday, December 22 - Fourth Advent
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am (said) and 10:00 am (with music). Sunday School is in session. Greening of the church after the 10:00 am service.

 Tuesday , December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • Festal Holy Eucharist with Choir at 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
  • Brown Bag Lunch is closed.

Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day
  • One Service at 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist (with music)
  • There is no service in the chapel in the evening.

Sunday, December 29 - First Sunday after Christmas
  • One Service at 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist (with music). Children worship in church.
  • Afterwards we will have a special coffee hour in Heathcote Hall to celebrate Eric Milnes' ministry at St. Thomas. Everyone is welcome! You can still sign up to bring some food or to help with setup and take down.
Angel Tree
Thank you for the incredible outpouring of generosity displayed in the participation in this year's Angel Tree. You donated over 100 gifts, worth nearly $3,000! This is a challenging time of year for so many families, and you have helped to make this a bit brighter for children and adults in our community. Your generosity is deeply appreciated. Thank you again.

On another note regarding the Angel Tree, if you are looking for a once a year commitment to a service project, please consider the Angel Tree. Aria Friedman has done an amazing job for three years, but is ready to hand it over to someone else. If you are interested, please let me or Aria know.
Pledge Cards
In preparation for the Annual Meeting (that will be held on Sunday, January 26 th ), the Vestry must approve a budget for the congregation to authorize at that time. The Vestry needs to consider, review, and pass the budget at their meeting next week. If you have not yet returned your card (or have lost it), please return it on Sunday. If it is more convenient, please send an email to Carol with your pledge amount in it; this is a suitable alternative for the card. Either way, please do send us your pledge.
The Thrift Shop is closed December 25 and 28, as well as January 1, 4, and 8.

The Brown Bag Lunch is closed on December 24 and 31.

The Office is closed December 23 to January 1. Bible study resumes Thursday, January 9th.
Baptism
Next baptismal date is Sunday, January 12th -- the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. If you are interested in being baptized or having a member of your household baptized, please contact Carol.
Book Club
St. Thomas Book Club will meet to celebrate 2020 with a discussion of our own Solange DeSantis’ work, Life on the Line . Get reading, and join us on January 12 at 11:30 am in the Library.