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New Music Director

I want to keep you updated on the latest decisions the Vestry or I have made. This week I extended an offer to Chon Winger to be our new Music Director. Since Chon has been playing, peace has descended on our services. He is an amazing musician, and, while we don’t normally employ members of the parish, I felt that this could work with Chon. It is very difficult to find someone who has the skills to play both hymns and contemporary worship music, and is familiar with both genres. We have someone in house.

Chon was on the Vestry, and now as an employee of the church, he can no longer hold that position. We have asked Debbie Hood to step in, and she has accepted. Debbie will be working with Diane Flayhart with Mission and Ministry programs.

On the third Sunday of the month, Jeanne Klusewitz will be here as organist. Jeanne does not want to play full time, and felt that playing once a month was perfect. She will also be playing for Ash Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

Our Spiritual Director in Residence, Debra Barton, will be leading a book study during Lent. The book is called “Every Earthly Blessing” by Esther de Waal. The book is available on Amazon, or Barnes and Noble, or you can call the office, and Jill will order it for you. In this E-Newsletter, Debra will give a reflection on each week’s reading. Then, in the Forum during Lent, we will discuss the readings.
I hope everyone will take up this study, which will be a wonderful discipline and learning experience for Lent.

This Week at St. Thomas

Wednesday: 6:30 Celtic Prayer
Wednesday: 7:30 Bible Study
Thursday:    7:30 Choir practice
Friday:         7:00 AA
Sunday:       9:30 Worship
Sunday:       10:30 Forum
This Sunday is the LAST day to bring food for our ACTC February contribution. However, food may be brought for ACTC at any time.
Sunday:       4:30 Evening Song
Tuesday:     7:30 EfM
Wednesday March 1: Ash Wednesday Services at

  • 7:00 am (Chapel)
  • Noon (quiet service)
  • 7:30 pm

In Closing

I arise today
through a mighty strength:
God’s power to guide me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to teach me,
God’s eyes to watch over me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to give me speech,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to shelter me,
God’s host to shield me.
– St Brigid of Ireland –

Blessings,
Loree+