St. Thomas Updates - April 29, 2021
LECTORS: MINISTRY MINTUE
Music Fund
Joel Bejot

After all pledges come in, we will have raised $20,425 of our $25,000 goal.
$15,160 for bells, and $5265 for musicians. Thank you all very much! If you would like to help us reach our goal, we are still accepting donations.
Thank you very much!

The new bells have arrived! They will be on display in the narthex following the services on Sunday, May 2. Put on a pair of gloves, and come check them out!

Bells Unboxing Video Below
The Conversion of St. Paul (Acts 9:1-19)
Rector's Discussion Group

The Rector’s Discussion Group will continues this Tuesday, May 3rd at 12pm. The topic of this next series will be the Book of Acts. Written by the author of the Gospel of Luke, Acts chronicles the earliest period of the church’s development. Its key themes are the Holy Spirit, St. Paul’s ministry to the Gentiles, the power of fellowship, the Church’s mission as well as perseverance. This series will run weekly through Tuesday, June 8th. Gatherings take place via zoom.  I hope you can you join us. And please invite a friend!

Please read Acts 2:14-3:26 in preparation for the second gathering.
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.
Suzy Orb
Green Team

Hopeful news from Hawaii:
 
After 10 years of diligent study and outreach,The Nature Conservancy and concerned
community groups are implementing a 10 year “No Take” zone from shore to 120’ deep
at Ka’upulehu, a 10 mile zone along the Kona Coast of Hawaii to stem a devsasting decline in fish populations. The program is called TRY WAIT and is in keeping with the ancient Hawaiian custom of Kapu, to preserve and protect their resources.  This strategy is one that the Nature Conservancy hopes to implement through out Hawaii and the globe to regenerate nearshore fisheries.
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