Annual Hayride & Hot Dog Roast November 3

As Fall begins and Summer Ends… make time to celebrate with all your St. Thomas Friends!

Join us for the Annual St. Thomas HAYRIDE & HOT DOG ROAST at Sharp’s Farm in Bucyrus, KS.  Sunday, November 11 from 5 to 8 pm.

Sign up online (Hayride) to join us for this year’s hayride & hot dog roast!  We’ll enjoy food, fellowship and fun from 5-8pm with our hayride scheduled at 6:30.  Cost is $8 or $30 per family of 4 or more, and can be given to Barbara McCall by cash or check (payable to St. Thomas Church) or by credit card at the event.  Bring a friend!

*Hot Dogs and ingredients for S’mores will be provided. Please feel free to bring along a simple side to share!

St. Thomas Annual
HAYRIDE & HOT DOG ROAST

Sunday, November 3, 5-8pm

Cost $8/person

Hot Dogs & S’more Fixins provided; feel free to bring chips/salad/sides to share. Sign up with the link provided in your weekly Email Update or on the display board in the Narthex. **Signing up ahead of time helps us to know if we can offer TWO hayride times (which means an earlier option for those who wish to get home earlier in the evening).**

Trunk or Treat and BBQ Cook-Off Coming Soon!

Sunday, October 27 from 5-7 pm

Bring out the costumes & candy bags…join us in the St. Thomas Parking Lot for your first round of loot at our annual Trunk or Treat!  This free event is open to EVERYONE (so bring friends & neighbors)!

Then, after you’ve worked up an appetite…join us in the Parish Hall for some dinner, games and more treats at our FIRST ANNUAL BBQ Cook-Off in the Parish Hall!!  Cost is $5/person or $20/family. All are welcome!!

This year instead of a chili contest, we invite everyone who loves to BBQ to enter our Cook-Off ! Maybe you love to smoke ribs or brisket or have the best smoked sausage recipe. You will use your cooker at home to smoke the meat, then bring to the Cook-Off.

There is a signup on the display board in the narthex or sign up here:  BBQ COOK-OFF.  And yes, there will be prizes!  If you have questions contact Mother Kelly.

Proceeds going to our Youth Group Fund for their various outreach projects, diocesan events and activities throughout the year.

Invite/Welcome/Connect Ministry Fair October 26 & 27

Plan to visit our Invite/Welcome/Connect Ministry Fair before & after services this weekend.  St. Thomas will feature the different ministries offered and how YOU can find a ministry that fits your time and talents.  Make sure to stop by, learn more and get connected.  When you sign up, you get a raffle ticket.  Write your name on the back for a chance to win a great prize!

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 6
4:00 PM

Join St. Thomas Church for our annual Blessing of the Animals, a service of celebration and thanksgiving for the animals that give us so much joy. Each animal will be blessed by clergy and receive a special tag for their collar, crate, cage, or aquarium.

Note: Animals that sting, bite or scratch should be contained. If you cannot bring a living creature, we will bless photos or stuffed animals.

All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all.

from Hymns for Little Children, 1848, Cecil Alexander

 

 

August 18th: Blessing of the Backpacks and “Homecoming” Sunday

Got Pencils?  Check.  Notebooks?  Check.  Blessing of the Lord Almighty on the tools you need for the year?

Join us on the first Sunday after school starts for our annual Blessing of the Backpacks andcelebration as we welcome all of our families back from their summer adventures!  Come stock up on holiness at our Sunday services as we take a moment to give thanks for the gifts that let our minds grow and our knowledge increase, and offer a blessing on the things that help our students pursue their education, and a blessing for those who teach.

Students of ALL AGES and Educators (nursery school/preschool through graduate school, tech school, etc.) are welcome to bring their bags/backpacks and come forward for a special blessing during each of the Sunday Services on August 18.

After each service we will enjoy a potluck of your favorite summer dishes, and our annual WATER SLIDE for the kids!  So don’t forget your swim gear! 🙂

Second Saturday October 12!

6:30 PM in the Parish Hall

All are welcome to get together with friends and meet new members after the 5:30 service!  Enjoy Morgan’s Salsa by Thom’s Helpers, chips, and beverages.   You are welcome to bring a snack to share.

 

One service Only on Sunday, July 7

Please note there will be one service only on Sunday, July 7, at 10:00 am.

Services times for that weekend:

Saturday, July 6—5:30 pm

Sunday, July 7—10:00 am

We will have lunch following the Sunday service.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share – we’ll provide the meat!

 

Summer 2019 at St. Thomas

St. Thomas hosts many fun camps and events each summer!  Open to students in 1st grade and up, these many great events provide a chance for students to learn about their faith, serve the community, and explore their gifts and talents.

ROTC is Reaching Out to the Community, the camp for kids who want to help others.
Jr. High ROTC is June 24-28
3-5th grade ROTC is July 8-12

VBS (Vacation Bible School) is July 21-25.  It is an evening summer Bible school for kids age pre-K – 5th grade.

To register for any of our camps, click HERE

Celebration Sunday is April 28!

This Sunday is CELEBRATION SUNDAY!

Potluck Brunches will be held in the Parish Hall after each Sunday Service.  During this time we will celebrate our recent graduates of high schools, colleges, technical schools and other post-secondary educational programs.

Also during & after Sunday services we will be celebrating YOU!  Are you graduating from high school, college, or trade school?  We want to celebrate what you have achieved and pray with you for what God has in store next.  You will be recognized during the services and there will be special receptions after each service.

All Parish Potluck Brunch (9:45-12:30 in the Parish Hall)

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
All children are invited to meet Ms. Barbara at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall for the start
of our annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Please consider bringing an item to share and/or signing up to assist with set up/clean up.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY POTLUCK SIGNUP

 

easter egg hunt

Holy Week Worship at St. Thomas

Palm Sunday Weekend – April 13 & 14
Saturday – 5:30 pm, and Sunday – 8:45 and 10:45 am

The congregation will assemble outside the church to start the liturgy.  Palm fronds will be distributed.  A special music offering will be presented during the 10:45 am service – The Mass by Franz Schubert.  If you would like to participate in the 5:30 pm and 8:45 am services by reading a part in the St. Luke Passion, you may sign up by clicking the following link:  ST LUKE PASSION

Maundy Thursday – April 18, 7:00 pm

Holy Communion, Footwashing, Stripping of the Altar

Nursery will be available for birth through age 3.

Good Friday, April 19
Noon, Stations of the Cross
7:00 pm, Good Friday Liturgy

The service includes the reading of the Passion according to John.

If you would like to participate in the evening service by reading a part in the Passion, you may sign up by clicking the following link:  GOOD FRIDAY PASSION READER