St. Thomas Updates - April 15, 2021
CYF MINISTRY MINUTE
Dear Friends,
 
I am so pleased with how well our return to in-person worship is going. Attendance is strong. A palpable spirit of love and joy is present. Everyone is cooperating with the protocols we have in place. Thank you! Each Sunday we are that much closer to returning in full.  

There is one thing I do want to reiterate at this time. While most of our parishioners are vaccinated, not everyone is. This is true, especially, of our children and youth. Therefore, I ask that if you are feeling under the weather that you refrain from attending worship or visiting the church. This is out of an abundance of caution, but we are a community and we always need to be mindful of one another.
 
Again, thanks for your support, your love and your faith during this period.
 
In Christ,
Jonah+
We rejoice in the baptism of Lea Elisabeth Kessler, daughter of Anna Majernikova and Lars Kessler, on April 13th, pictured here with godparents Jim and Kari Lyons. Lea Elisabeth, “We receive you into the household of God!” (BCP, 308).

If you are interested in the sacrament of baptism for your child or yourself, please contact Jonah or Kathleen.
Sunday, April 18th
FAMILY GATHERING!

Tailgate & Charades
Church Parking Lot
1:00-3:00 pm

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

RSVP: sgorby@stthomassv.org
ROAD WARRIORS NEEDED!!

We will be cleaning up or section of Highway 75 on Saturday, May 15th, from 10-12.
Sign up in the narthex at church, or email Mary at mnmalkmus@gmail.com if you can help.
From Patty Sloan:

Respect and care for our magnificent earth home.

Don’t pollute.

Keep unused drugs out of the environment. Don’t flush or trash.

There are local locations with receptacles for their disposal:
The local police stations and the Blaine County sheriff’s dept on Aviation Dr., Hailey The physicians office building N of the hospital at the north end.
The local pharmacies.

Idaho State Police collect them and they are incinerated.
Thank Offering to Return

We have missed sharing in those big moments in your lives that were shared during the Thank Offerings.

We plan on including the Thank Offering/Prayer during the last Sunday 9:30 service of each month, beginning this month on April 25.

Please let the office know when you would like to participate; just give us a call at 208-726-5349.
TEEN CONFIRMATION CLASSES!

Sundays
May 2-June 6 (Adjusted Dates)
4:00-6:00 p.m.
St. Thomas Church
8th grade & up

In-Person
Masked

Team Teachers: The Rev. Jonah Kendall & Sara Gorby

What is confirmation?
Confirmation is the sacramental rite in which the candidates "express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop" (BCP, p. 860).


These classes provide an opportunity for young people to learn about what it means to be Christian and especially Episcopalian.
Not to mention trying to stump Jonah with BURNING QUESTIONS!

Bishop Brian will confirm youth on
Sunday, August 15th, 9:30 a.m. service
when he visits St. Thomas!

Contact Sara Gorby for sign-up information, sgorby@stthomassv.org