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Is Everyone Ready for Snow?

Is everyone ready for snow?  It doesn’t sound like we will get too much, and since it is expected to fall at night, a snow day is improbable.  Nevertheless, I hope everyone stays warm and cozy today and tomorrow, as much as possible.  Saturday, the Vestry and Blue Horizons team will have a retreat at the church, so we will turn up the heat in the meeting room and work on goals for the year.  We will finalize our new Mission Statement, and continue to work on the vision for St. Thomas’.

Jo Leslie, our Deacon Intern, will be leading the Forum this Sunday. She will be talking about establishing a Rule of Life – in other words, creating a plan for how you want to live that includes a spiritual discipline.  Join Jo during Coffee Hour.

Bible Study resumes next Wednesday night at 7:00 in the Adult Ed room downstairs. We are studying the Gospel of John – the book we’re using is from the NT Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides. You can order it on Amazon.com, and it will be at your house in a few days. Or come without it the first week!

Finally, this Sunday, we begin a new service at 4:30 on Sunday afternoon.  Called Evening Song, the service will include prayer, scripture, a simple Eucharist and contemporary worship.  Come and join us sometime in the first few weeks, even if you don’t plan to attend this service regularly.  Your presence could be a gateway to someone from our community feeling at home with us.  The service will be held in the church.

This Week at St. Thomas

Thursday:  6:30 Celtic Prayer
Thursday:  7:30 Choir practice
Friday:       7:00 AA
Saturday:   9:00 – 3:00 Vestry/Blue Horizons retreat
Sunday:      9:30 worship
Sunday:    10:30 forum and coffee hour
Sunday:      4:30 Evening Song
Tuesday:    6:30 EfM
Wednesday: 1:30 Oak Crest Service

In Closing

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
our glory is to stand before the world
as your sons and daughters.
May the simple beauty of Jesus’ birth
summon us always to love what is most deeply human,
and to see your Word made flesh
reflected in those whose lives we touch.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
– From the Liturgy of the Hours –