St. Thomas Updates - September 17th, 2020
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Join us this Sunday!

*Please do not drive on the Festival Field grass
*Please continue to avoid parking in Our Lady of the Snows' parking lot
*If you need assistance with chairs, pull up to the main entrance of the field, and you will receive help!
We have exciting news to share from the Wood River Jewish Community. After worshipping at St. Thomas for many years, the WRJC has purchased their own building in Elkhorn! When conditions permit, we hope to have a gathering with our Jewish sisters and brothers to celebrate the years we have shared sacred space with them and to offer our blessings on this new chapter.

In the meantime, please keep them in your prayers as they enter the season of High Holy Days beginning with Rosh Hashanah on September 18. Shalom and Shana Tova Umetukah! *

*Peace and Have a Good and Sweet Year

Jonah has begun his work at St. Thomas! He would very much like to meet as many of you as possible before the cold weather drives us all indoors.  In order to facilitate this, we are planning a series of coffees in the courtyard at St. Thomas. The coffees will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for the next 3 weeks at 10:00 am. Please check your calendars and call Judi Fuller at 208-726-5349 ( to reserve your spot. We can accommodate 12 people at a time. The dates available are:

September 22
September 23
September 29
September 30

Added Meet & Greet Dates:
September 22 - 5:30 p.m.

September 29 - 3:30 p.m. ( for parents during courtyard crafts)

September 29 - 5:30 p.m.
Join Liz & Sara on the courtyard for crafty fun on Tuesdays!

Sign up using the link below.
Make sure you pick the date you want to attend.

September 29 ~ 3:30-4:30
Blessing of the Animal Treat Baking

October 14 ~ 3:30-4:30
Wooden Pray Boxes
paint or decoupaged

October 27 ~ 3:30-4:30
Fall Door Wreaths & Gourd Painting
Art Dahl
tells the story of

Sunday, September 20
10:30 a.m. on Facebook
The Green Team

In this season of creation, next Sunday we are asked to consider WILDERNESS.

In the Bible, wilderness appears several times. Most famously, the Israelites are led in the wilderness for forty years. This might have been like the country of southern Idaho, without irrigation, as they had flocks and herds with them moving to provide grazing for their animals. 

John the Baptist lived in the desert (eating locusts and wild honey).  After His baptism, Jesus went to the wilderness and was tempted by Satan. Was He also there for an undisturbed chance to pray and consider His life plan?

Today wilderness is more than “leftover” places but mapped and defined by law.  We are fortunate to have “Wilderness” as well as less strictly defined forests in Idaho. In addition to appreciating God’s handiwork, many retreat to wilderness areas for contemplation and quiet.

Even if we do not spend time physically in wilderness, we want to know it is there. Plants and animals besieged by human development may survive only in these relatively small areas. They need our continued support and protection.