St. Thomas Updates

February 8, 2024

This Week...

Shrove Tuesday/Ash Wednesday

8:00 a.m. Eucharistic Prayer

Girlfriend Lunch Photos

Lent Madness

Youth Bowling

Judi Fuller Celebration

Planned Giving News

Rector's Discussion Group

Spanish Classes Resume

Prayer List

Click Here to Sign Up for Talent Show

8:00 a.m. Eucharistic Prayer

Dear Friends,

As of this Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, we will be using Eucharistic Prayer A from Rite II. This change from Rite I incorporates contemporary language that is more accessible to a broader number of people. This will continue to be a said service as is our long-standing tradition.


Another wonderful season of Taize has ended. Thank you to everybody who made it possible, and we look forward to next year!

Girlfriend Lunch Photos

Lent Madness comes to Adult Ed at St. Thomas!


Lent Madness is a journey through Lent unlike any other -- 32 Christian saints from every era are chosen to be part of a weekly elimination until only one is left at the end of Lent and crowned with the Golden Halo. It’s March Madness meets martyrs and miracle workers. Join us at Adult Ed as we are inspired and challenged by saints chosen from this year’s bracket:


February 18: Cyprian of Carthage and Polycarp

March 3: Clare of Assisi and Brigid of Kildare

March 10: Julian of Norwich and Thomas Cranmer

March 17: Albert Schweitzer and Rose of Lima


Who will claim the Golden Halo?


You can also play the full brackets online at

Youth Group Bowling Photos

Youth Group went bowling this week and played games at the Sun Valley Bowling Alley!

Adult Confirmations in April

On Sunday, April 14th Bishop Jos Tharakan will visit St. Thomas to preach and lead us in worship. As always, the Bishop’s visit is an opportunity for confirmations and  formal reception into The Episcopal Church from another denomination. If you are interested, please contact Jonah or Kathleen. We will offer an adult confirmation class during Lent for all those interested.

Retirement Reception for Judi Fuller

As you may know, our longtime Parish Administrator Judi Fuller will be retiring on Thursday, February 29th. Please join us for a special celebration on Sunday, February 25th to honor Judi and the countless ways she has enriched our life at St. Thomas. The party will take place in the Parish Hall following the 9:30 a.m. service.

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Rector's Discussion Group

The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding

By Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner

Written in the wake of September 11th, The Faith Club, recounts the story of three women, of each of different faiths, coming together to discuss their concerns, stereotypes and misunderstandings, as well as to discover and celebrate what united them.

While somewhat outdated, this memoir of spiritual reflections in three voices, The Faith Club has renewed relevance at a time when the world is once again facing conflicts that illicit questions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and their relationship to one another.

This winter please join the Rector’s Discussion Group for a study of this book.  Gatherings occur via zoom at 12pm on Wednesdays.  Please contact Judi Fuller in the office if you need assistance obtaining the book.  The schedule is as follows:

February 21st, Session 1

Read Chapters 1 -4

February 28th, Session 2

Read Chapters 5-8

March 6th, Session 3

Read Chapters 9-12

March 13th, Session 4

Read Chapters 13-16

March 20th, Session 5

Read Chapters 17-19

Come play, learn, practice, converse, and improve your Spanish conversational skills! This is a beginner class, but as always, all are welcome to come join the fun and conversational class. 


Tuesdays thru Feb 27

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Email Sarita Pettit with questions at [email protected]

Prayer List

Amanda, Loring, Tara, Bob, Tyler, Patrick, Laurie, Terry, Lisa, Evelyn, Mike, Tayt, Midge, Cindy, Anita, Judy, Sam, Luella, Kris, Lois, Molly, Blake, Myrna, Mary, Sally, Reuben, Brendan, Rachel, Sarah, Jane, Alexandra, Aimee, Amy, Gunner, Anne, Jane, Anne, Barbara, Alyson, Marilyn, Marsha, Susan, Sarah, Lynda, River Thomas, Jim, Jasmine, Hollie, Calder, Hewitt, Margaret, Philip, Mike, Brian, Laine, Barry, Lindy, John, Genevieve Mae, Arthur, Annie, the Price family, Page, Bill, Jane, Alexis, Kathryn, Dydy, Michael, Andrew, Jennifer, Fiona, Wyatt, Karen, Ciara, and Horace.