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

Lenten Lunch Series – “Last Words”

Wednesday Lunch Series – “Last Words”
March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10
Noon – 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall

We will again be hosting Lenten Luncheons on Wednesdays from 12-1pm.  This year our theme is called “”Final Words” and will be modeled after Carnegie Mellon University’s The Last Lecture Series. We are inviting leaders from the community to share thoughts on what really matters to them.  What would you say to the world if this was your last chance to talk about your life and lessons you have learned?  Please join us each Wednesday of Lent in the Parish Hall. Watch for sign-ups to provide soup and help with set up/clean up.

March 13:  Dr. Faris Farassati, City Council Member, Overland Park, and renowned cancer specialist

March 20:  The Rev. Roger Gustafson, Bishop of the Central States Synod of the ELCA

March 27:  Lonnie McFadden, world renowned musician, singer, dancer.

April 3:  Christy Howard, co-author of the “Read This…” guided journal series.

April 10:  The Rt. Rev. Cathleen Bascom, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas.

 

The St. Thomas Annual Meeting is Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Potluck Dinner at 6 pm – please bring a side dish or dessert to share!
Business Meeting starts at 7 pm

Childcare will be offered in the Nursery for birth through age 3—7-8:30 pm.

Don’t miss the annual meeting!  If you are new to St. Thomas, this is a great way to  find out what ministries you may be interested in joining.  See what St. Thomas has been up to and what our future brings!

  • Enjoy fellowship with St. Thomas Parishioners.
  • Hear special reports from leaders and pick up an Annual Report.
  • Election of new Vestry members.
  • See Slide Show of 2018 Memories.

 

 

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services

Loving Care will be offered in our Nursery from 3:30-5:30pm for children birth through age three.

Thanksgiving at St. Thomas

St. Thomas the Apostle will hold their annual Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 22, at 7:00 pm, to give thanks for our many blessings.

Following the service will be fellowship with a Pumpkin Dessert Bar. Feel free to bring a “sampler” (6-8 small servings) of a pumpkin dessert.  Or just come and be a “taster”!

New this Year—Thanksgiving Day Dinner!
We are trying something brand new at St. Thomas by offering a Thanksgiving Dinner to parishioners and  anyone in the community. We will be serving a traditional meal with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day from 12-3 in our Parish Hall. No need to cook, just come and enjoy some food and fellowship whether you will be alone or have the whole family for the holiday. We will be offering our meal to others in the community who want to come and eat with us. What a wonderful way to reach out to the community and offer food on such a special day by breaking bread (and turkey legs) with each other. Come whenever you can for as long as you can to either eat, help or both.

We can use some help all day or for a couple of hours with cooking, serving or clean up. Since this is our first year we ask parishioners who want to attend to also sign up so we can help plan.  Meal is free for everyone.  You may sign up here to help or just come to eat:  THANKSGIVING DINNER

The Season of Advent at St. Thomas

The Season of Advent begins December 1 & 2, 2018.

“Adventure” Wreathmaking will take place on December 2 from 9:45 – 12:30 in the Parish Hall.  Join in our annual Advent tradition of Wreathmaking and holiday crafting to prepare our hearts and homes for this special season as we await the birth of the Savior.  Adult Formation will not meet on December 2.

Lessons and Carols will also take place on December 2 during the 10:45 am service.  This is a special service that includes special anthems, solos, and lots of congregational hymn singing.

Beginning December 9, Children & Youth Sunday School and Adult Formation will incorporate “The Way of Love” into their study.  This curriculum was inspired by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and developed by the Episcopal Church.  All classes begin at 9:50 am.  Children & Youth will meet in the Education Wing and Lower Level of the church and Adult Formation in Parish Hall 2 (middle section across from Kitchen).

Advent Lunches are scheduled each Wednesday during Advent on December 5, 12, and and 19 from Noon to 1 pm in the Parish Hall.  Each Wednesday we’ll study the Presiding Bishop’s curriculum “The Way of Love”. Enjoy a simple soup luncheon and warm fellowship.

Youth Choir Rehearsals for Christmas Eve
Any youth who would like to sing in the choir for the 7pm Christmas Eve service are welcome to come practice at 5pm on Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23.

Get ready for the CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT at the 4pm Family Christmas Eve Service—All children ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to join in our retelling of the Nativity story at the 4pm Christmas Eve Family Service! Sign your child up for their preferred type of part online or on the bulletin board in the Education Wing. A variety of opportunities are available for all ages and interests!  Children with speaking parts (that DO NOT need to be memorized) will be assigned and begin practicing at our first meeting during the 10:45 service on Sunday, December 2.  Children with non-speaking parts will get to practice their songs (classic Christmas hymns) during Children’s Chapel at each Sunday service. We will have a final rehearsal and Pizza Party for ALL PARTICIPANTS on Sunday, December 23, following the 10:45 service. Contact Barbara McCall at bmccall@stthomasop.org for more info.

**Special “pick up parts” as Sheep and Angels will also be available to any children visiting St. Thomas at the Family Christmas Eve service who may wish to join in our special story.  If you know a child who will be a guest with your family at the Family Christmas Eve Service, please feel free to share this opportunity with them.**

 

Coming in Advent – “The Way of Love”

“The Way of Love” continues this Sunday

Beginning December 9 during the Advent season, St. Thomas will be taking up “The Way of Love,” a curriculum inspired by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and developed by The Episcopal Church.  Presiding Bishop Curry has invited the whole church to take up The Way of Love, a “rule of life” focused on practices for Jesus-Centered Life.

Adult Formation – 9:50am in Parish Hall 2 (across from Kitchen)
Children & Youth Sunday School – 9:45 am in the Education wing of the church