Good afternoon on this relatively warm day between storms.
Good News: Evening Song, our new Sunday evening service, started last week with 21 people in attendance. Chris Snead and I had great fun playing music together, and we all enjoyed worship and communion in a very relaxed setting.
Bad News: After continued difficulty in communicating with Jessie, our Music Director, we reached an impasse this week, and agreed to part ways. I have placed an ad in the Diocesan e-news, and will be seeking other places to advertise. In the interim, we will find a substitute pianist/organist to fill in. I have also sought the expertise of Cynthia Dedakis, the Diocesan Music Consultant, in the hopes she can help us find the right person.
It appears there will be bad weather this weekend. Unless the streets are unpassable, I will send out an email about the Sunday 9:30 service on Saturday evening. Stay safe.
This Week at St. Thomas
Wednesday: 7:00pm Bible Study on the Gospel of John.
Come join us for a study of John’s gospel, that begins with the wonderful prologue, “In the beginning was the Word….” John’s gospel is poetic, and a bit enigmatic. It is not like any of the other gospels. Come and find out what this wonderful book brings to our faith. We meet in the Adult Ed room downstairs.
Thursday: 6:30 Celtic Evening Prayer
Thursday: 7:30 NO choir practice
Friday: 7:00 AA
Saturday: 8-noon, Weather Permitting: Work Day
Taking down the Christmas Decorations. Please come and lend a helping hand.
Sunday: 9:30 Worship – weather permitting!
Sunday: 10:30 Forum and “Happy” Hour
Sunday: 4:30 Evening Song
NOTE: As of next week, Celtic Prayer will be on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm rather than Thursdays.
Drop Thy still dews of quietness
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy Peace.
– John Whittier –