St. Thomas Updates

August 4, 2022

In This Issue...

Meadows Service

Kathleen Thank You

Cello Concert

Matilda Jr. Tickets

Green Team Survey

Wagon Days

Inquirer's Class

Upcoming Events + Parish Picnic

KCDC Volunteers

Nature Altar Retreat

Staff Vacations

Prayer List

Prayer Requests

Put Your Lamp on a Stand!

Dear People of St. Thomas,

The past week has seen my inbox filling up each day with notes of congratulations on being named Woman of the Year – from St. Thomas folks and people from all parts of my life. It’s been lovely, and I’m deeply honored and humbled by all the attention. It’s not aways comfortable to be center-stage, but I am grateful for the opportunity to shine a light on the community of St. Thomas. Within days of the announcement in the newspaper I was contacted by a local chef who wants to get involved in KCDC, and by other people from outside our church community who read something in the article that resonated for them and want to learn more about faith in the context of our modern life. 

Jesus said, “People do not light a lamp and put it under the bushel basket; rather, they put it on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.” (Matthew 5:15) Part of being a Village Church is letting our lights shine, whether we are welcoming people to worship or going out into the community as the heart and hands of Christ. 

Together, we are shining a light of love and welcome, each in our own ways. Thank you for honoring me and helping me shine.

Love and blessings, Kathleen+

Cello Concert - August 7

On Sunday, August 7, 5:30 p.m., at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Kyla Davidson will present a recital of cello works, accompanied by Joel Bejot on the piano. It will be a varied program, including "Memorial to Martin Luther King" by Oskar Morawetz, "Postludium" by Valentin Silvestrov, and excerpts of "Sonata for Cello and Piano" by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Pieces will be preceded by short explanations by the performer.

Kyla has competed and performed nationally and internationally during her career, both as a soloist and with various chamber ensembles and orchestras. Ms. Davidson represented the College of Idaho at the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar in 2008 and 2009, and returned to her alma mater as adjunct cello faculty for the 2020-2021 term. Kyla maintains a vibrant private studio, and has also mentored many young artists at the Sun Valley Summer Symphony Festival, the Tahoe Music Institute, and the College of Idaho Cello Festival. Currently, Kyla is enrolled at the graduate school at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

MATILDA JR. Tickets Now On Sale!

Company B Performing Arts Camp for 4-13 year olds.

All shows at Sun Valley Community School Theater.

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.


August 11 @ 2:00 pm

August 12 @ 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Sun Valley Community School Theatre

visit for tickets!

or contact Joanna Sattler at 208-726-5349 ext. 21


Green Team Survey

The Green Team invites you to take a short, important survey that will help determine future decisions at St. Thomas!

Click Here for Survey

Wagon Days Reservations Now Available

Reserve your seat(s) for Wagon Days on the sidewalk next to St. Thomas. 

Each chair costs $10. Proceeds support our Children, Youth & Family Ministries.

Sign up with Sara Gorby ( or call the office 208-726-5349

Inquirer’s Class with Jonah and Kathleen

Final Session!

Sunday afternoon from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

August 7

Have you ever wondered…What’s an Anglican? How did the Episcopal Church come about, and how is it different from other denominations? What is going on up at the altar during the service? What’s the right way to pray? How are the scriptures relevant to our lives today? How does St. Thomas make a difference in our community?

Join Jonah and Kathleen for a thought-provoking conversation addressing these questions and more. This class is for everyone who would like to learn more about Christian faith and practice, the Episcopal Church, or would like to be confirmed or

received at our Bishop’s next visit.

August 7: Spiritual Practices, and Ministry Today at St. Thomas

Questions: Contact Jonah or Kathleen!;


All events at St. Thomas unless specifically noted

Cello Concert August 7


“Matilda, Jr.” August 11-12     

Sun Valley Community School


Hole in the Wall Gang Evening Thursday, August 25    

At the home of Bev Boas

Contact Judi Fuller ( or call the office at 208-726-5349 for more information.


Parish Picnic Sunday, August 28 

Join us at the Parish Picnic from 5:00-8:00 at St. Thomas! Bring a side or dessert, everything else is provided.


Wagon Days Parade Saturday, September 3

KCDC Volunteers

Would you like to be involved in community outreach? Looking for a fun activity to get involved? 

Look no further, please join us as part of the KCDC (Ketchum Community Dinners Curbside) team. We are seeking Liaisons to work with the servers on Wednesdays (once/month).

We are also looking for more cooks, again, once/month. 

Please contact anyone on the Steering Committee:

Liz Hickey at, 804-564-6127

Helen Morgus at, 208-720-3598

Janet Schaumburg at, 713-516-3932 


Dell-Ann Benson at, 516-238-9138

Nature Altars:

A Contemplative Practice

A St. Thomas Retreat led by Vicki Rosenberg

Spend the day in the peaceful woods along the Big Wood River as we learn about the ritual of gathering elements from the natural world and using them to create sacred expressions of gratitude, joy, grief, and reverence.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration required; space is limited.

Contact: The Rev. Kathleen Bean and Vicki Rosenberg


Staff Vacations

July 22-August 8

Judi Fuller

August 14-27

Sara Gorby

August 15-21 

Jonah Kendall

August 22-25

Joanna Sattler


You can now submit prayer list requests online!

Online Prayer Request