St. Thomas Updates

September 15, 2022

In This Issue...

Jonah Appointed to Diocesan Council

Sanctus Video

Adult Education


New Ministry - Breaking Bread Together Groups (Sign-Up Link)

Rector's Discussion Group

STP Schedule


Green Team

Staff Vacations

Prayer List

Prayer Requests

Jonah Appointed to Diocesan Council

We are thrilled to announce that The Rev M. Jonah Kendall has been appointed to Diocesan Council by Bishop Jos.

Jonah's appointment on the council provides greater representation for St. Thomas on the Diocesan level.

Diocesan Council: In simplest terms, Diocesan Council serves as the Vestry of the Diocese of Idaho.

Sanctus Video

Joel Bejot

This Sunday, we will learn the "Sanctus" from Joel Bejot's Mass setting. Here is a video as a preview!

Adult Education, Sunday after 9:30 am Service

Faith in Today’s World

Don Liebich

Have you ever had something happen in the world or in your life that has made you ask, “ Where is God in this situation?”. At some point in our faith journey, most of us have probably been there. There is probably no completely satisfying answer. Our goal in this session is to provide a space to help reconcile this dilemma. Please join us as we process this together.

Evensong - Sunday, September 18 @ 5:30 pm

Evensong is a beautiful service of readings and prayers, and the majority of it is sung. Come wind down after a day in the Wood River Valley at evensong at St. Thomas. 5:30 Sunday, Sept 18. We will be observing Hildegard of Bingen.

Announcing a new St. Thomas Ministry:  

Breaking Bread Together Groups (BBT!)

This small group ministry provides parishioners an opportunity to meet regularly for food, fellowship and fun.

Groups will be formed this month and begin in October

Let’s break bread together!

If you have questions please contact Margot Shuford at


Sign Up Here!

Rector’s Discussion Group Returns September 21

Known as the Apostle to the Apostles, Mary Magdalene is celebrated as the pivotal witness to Christ’s resurrection. Yet, if you look in the Bible, you’ll find only a handful of verses that speak of her. How did she become such a compelling saint in the face of such paltry evidence? Join Jonah this fall in a weekly discussion of the Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault's book, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity


Discussions will take place via zoom on Wednesday’s at 12pm. The first gathering is on Wednesday, September 21st. If you would like to participate or need assistance purchasing the book, please email Judi Fuller at


About the Author:

Cynthia Bourgeault has studied and taught in a number of Benedictine monasteries in the United States and Canada. An Episcopal priest, she is well known as a retreat and conference leader, teacher of prayer, and writer on the spiritual life. She is the author of a number of books, including Mystical Hope.


September 21: Chapters 1&2

September 28: Chapters 3&4

October 5: Chapters 5&6

October 12: Chapters 7&8

October: 19: Chapters 9&10

October 26: Chapters 11&12

November 2: Chapters 13&14

November 9: Chapters 15&16

November 16: Chapter 17


NAGS - No Agenda Men's Group

Our next NAGS gathering will be Thursday Sept 29th at the Senior Connection in Hailey for lunch. Jovita Pina, the Executive Director, will give us a tour and tell us all of the amazing things the Senior Connection provides for our Seniors in the Valley. I promise you will be very impressed!  We will meet at 12pm for lunch. The address for Senior Connection is 721 3rd Ave Hailey ID 83333.   

Contact Robert Shuford to Attend:

Green Team

The Green Team is celebrating creation this month. Don't forget to send your favorite photo(s) to

This week's photos are from Pat Davies.

Photo 1: Mt Borah near Mackay - July 22'

Photo 2: St. Thomas in the Spring 22'


Staff Vacations

September 19

Judi Fuller

September 20 (half-day) & 22

Kathleen Bean

September 22-26

Joel Bejot

September 25

Brett Moellenberg

Prayer List

Amanda, Loring, Dick, Betty, Tara, Bob, Tyler, Laurie, Dick, Patty, Lindy, Terry, Eric, Aly, Annie, Joan, Lisa, Tyler, Marcia, Susan, Lexi, CeCe, Mike, Stephen, Tayt, Marilyn, Peter, Sandra, Midge, Cindy, Anita, Nancy, Judy, Alison, Sarah, Sam, Luella, Laiha, LaDonna, Janet, Kevin, Sue, Marilyn, Holden, Elsa, Abbot, Dani, Priscilla, Bob, Bob, Kris, Marilyn, Jon, Lois, Nick, Joanne, Molly, John, Blake, Myrna, Finn, Frances, Leslie, Margery, Heather, Rick, Mary, Nils, Penny, Sally, Skip, Robert, Tricia, Jasper, Sandie, Mike, and Dawn.

Online Prayer Request