We are approaching the last Sunday of Lent. The sermon series, “The Seven Last Words of Christ” will continue through Good Friday with a little break on Palm Sunday, when we celebrate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, and read the Passion together. I know this is a very busy time of year, but I strongly urge you to attend as many Holy Week Services as you can.
Much is happening at St. Thomas’. We are in the process of getting bids to repair the retaining wall around the patio. It has been bowing out for some time, and we want it fixed before the wall crumbles. We are also planning for National Night Out on August 1st. This is an annual event hosted in many states. We are working with Cockeysville Precinct to create an evening of fun for all ages. Guests will include Providence Fire Department, Baltimore County K-9 unit, and the Marines, to name a few!
My sabbatical planning is underway. Steve and I will leave May 25. We will spend some time on the St. Lawrence River, and then visit southern Spain, where I hope to go to many holy sites. In July, I will spend some time at Holy Cross Monastery.
May God continue to be with you as you journey through Lent.
This Week at St. Thomas
Tonight: 6:30 Celtic Prayer
Tonight: 7:00 Food Ministry team meeting in the Counting Room
Tonight: 7:30 City Light Worship Practice
Thurs: 7:00 North Baltimore Regional Meeting at Trinity Towson
Thurs: 7:30 Music Practice
Friday: 7:00 AA
Sunday: 9:30 am Worship
Sunday: 10:30 Forum with Debra Barton, teaching on Healing in the Celtic Tradition
Sunday: 10:30 VBS team meeting
Sunday: 4:30 Evening Song
This month, remember to bring donations of clothing for Kevin Zarubaiko’s Eagle Scout Project.
Beginning April 10th, the church office hours will change: Jill will be working for Meals on Wheels in the mornings, and will be in the church office from 12:30 – 4:30pm.
On April 8th, our Workday needs All Hands on Deck! We are cleaning out rooms, getting rid of an accumulation of stuff, and we need your help! Please come, 8-noon, or any time within that frame.
Jesus, Holy One of God,
You embodied love for us.
Jesus, Holy one of God,
You accepted love from all who offered.
Jesus, Holy One of God,
We acknowledge our need for your love.
Teach us, we pray:
The courage to both give and receive love,
the humility to admit when we have not loved well,
and the faith to trust that your love is enough.
– from Daily Prayers for All Seasons –