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My older sons and I have been having some terrific conversations – really substantive – about God. How is this so? How can there be such a mutually edifying discussion about a subject that can be so fraught with uncertainty, a lack of confidence, and a lack of interest? These conversations can occur if they…

From the Rector: Search for a New Music Director

I will be leading the search for the new Music Director for St. Thomas’ Church and School. It will be important that this person fit within my vision for worship and ministry for St. Thomas’. I have asked Jan Taylor to serve as Chair of the Advisory Committee for this position and she has agreed.…

Campus Entrance Changes / Demolition Update

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As we prepare for demolition of some of the old buildings on the campus, the campus entrances from the old elementary school (A/B), middle school (C/D), and kindergarten (H) wings are no longer available. The main hallway from Jackwood, between the administration building (F) to the kindergarten (E) wing is closed.(Map). To enter the campus:…

Church Restoration Update: Pew Chairs and Kneelers are Here!

Our new Pew Chairs and Kneelers arrived Tuesday morning from Sauder Manufacturing in Michigan. A team of volunteers, staff, and school students unloaded the chairs and kneelers from the truck, carried them into the church, placed them in rows and put the kneelers on. The chairs are built of solid birch wood, stained to blend…

VBS 2018: The Big God Story

Vacation Bible School 2018 is July 17-20! This summer’s Vacation Bible School will be July 17-20 from 9:15 to noon.  Our topic will be The Big God Story! Adult Bible Study will be offered from 11:00am to noon with free babysitting for infants under two.   Click here to register for VBS 2018! Vacation Bible…

MUSIC NOTES⎯THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER 2018

by Giles Brightwell This coming Sunday is The Second Sunday after Easter. The hymns reflect the themes included in the readings: discipleship and God and Jesus as shepherd of the sheep. The first hymn, ‘The Lord’s my shepherd’ to the tune CRIMOND, is a well-known metrical version of Psalm 23 (The Lord is my shepherd)…

Happy Easter!

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CHRIST our Passover is sacrificed for us: * therefore let us keep the feast, Not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; * but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7. CHRIST being raised from the dead dieth no more; * death hath no more dominion…

Saint Thomas’ Boots and Bling Western Shindig!

You’re Invited to Saint Thomas’ Boots and Bling Western Shindig! Saturday, April 7, 6 pm until 11 pm Tickets $60 each | Cash Bar | Sponsorships available Benefits CCSC: Christian Community Services Center Fajita Dinner Ride A Mechanical Bull Sample Craft Beers Wine Pull Music & Dancing Photo Booth Silent Auction Sponsorships Available! Click here…

A Mentor, Colleague, and Friend Retires

by Giles Brightwell. My mentor, colleague and friend, Dr James Lancelot, has just retired after 32 years’ service as Canon Organist and Master of the Choristers at Durham Cathedral in the northeast of England. James’s anniversary also coincides with my own, having completed my 32nd Christmas playing the organ in church. Early Days James started…