Time: 9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Dates: Sundays now thru 9/22/2019 (no meeting Labor Day weekend)
Theme: Episcopal Practices and Beliefs
For Whom: All are invited.
For anyone interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and our faith. Those who are being confirmed, received, or reaffirmed into the Episcopal Church on October 6, 2019 when the bishop visits us should consider attending these sessions. Those being confirmed are expected to attend all sessions. Those preparing for Confirmation are also expected to complete other assignments.
Week 9 9/22/19
Church History and Polity (governance)
10 YEARS AT
AVENIDA DE MISSIONES
Did you know that this week marks the 10th anniversary of our moving into the beautiful building we enjoy today?
Go here to learn more about St. Thomas's history, including how we started out in a humble tin building in the '80s and got to where we are today.
And please remember to ask God's blessing on everyone who made sacrifices over the years to make this happen!
2020 SWEETHEART CAR SHOW
Wanted (yes, You!). Volunteers. Car show. Make our organizers emeritus very proud (Chris Junger, Aaron Hill, & Steve Lee). February 15 2020. Contact Jon Floth, the guy with the hat. Jmf1955@aol.com
Saturday September 28
You're invited to participate in a special Habitat for Humanity construction project for our community.
This will be a fun filled, impactful day where over 100 volunteers will come together to revitalize Rancho Damacita’s Empowerment Village! Activities will include: painting and repairing 1-2 homes, building 3 play houses, transform a dirt area with new landscaping, building custom mailboxes for each home and completing a fire pit area. It will be capped off with a free lunch and special performance by Mary James! She is a 4-time female inspirational vocalist of the year.
Come ready to make a difference, with closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We will provide water, materials, tools, snacks, lunch and a volunteer shirt.
Date: Saturday September 28 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Rancho Damacitas 38950 Mesa Rd. Temecula CA 92592
We are hoping to build a team of at least 20 men, women and older children!
Ministry of the Month
Canterbury Youth Group (CYG) is open to youth who are currently in 6th - 12th grades. Our goal is to provide the youth of St Thomas the opportunity to interact with their peers and support the church and community. We provide opportunities to have fun while fellowshipping with one another and participate in service projects within our community. More...
Mark your calendar – The Bishop is coming!
Sunday, October 6, 2019
"Dear Clergy and Congregations of the Diocese of San Diego,
Thank you to all who participated in the ordination service on Saturday, June 15, and to all who have prayed and supported this episcopal transition. I am grateful, honored, and overjoyed to serve you as your bishop. I so look forward to getting to know you and your congregations, and sharing Jesus’ fearless love with you and with our communities.
I look forward to visiting you on Sunday, October 6th. A bishop’s visit is the visible sign of the unity we share in the Body of Christ, and I anticipate that my visit to you will be one of the chief joys of my episcopal ministry."
Around the diocese...
Episcopal Community Services (ECS) appreciates your prayers and partnership! Operating under the mission of serving God by serving those in need through programs that foster hope, dignity, and independence, ECS has been partnering with the Diocese of San Diego and local churches for 92 years to serve some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Today ECS serves nearly 7,000 people including children and families and adults who are homeless and in recovery each year. To learn more about ECS, sign up for their mailing list, or learn about volunteer opportunities, please visit ecscalifornia.org, or contact Deann Rios at email@example.com or 619-228-280
ATTEND A LISTENING SESSION
The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook, fifth bishop of San Diego, wants to hear from you! Attend a listening session on one of the following dates from 7 – 9 p.m. Monday, September 23 at St. Bartholomew’s, Poway; Tuesday, September 24 at All Saints’, San Diego; Wednesday, September 25 at St. Andrew’s, La Mesa; Thursday, September 26 at All Saints’, Vista; and Friday, September 27 at St. Paul, Palm Springs. Learn more and RSVP: edsd.org/listening.
Three Ways to Know if Your Church Needs Strategic Planning
You may have heard the saying, “Let go and let God.” While it’s not a direct biblical quote, it was inspired by scripture, such as, “Do not worry about anything…” ( Phil 4:6 ) and “But strive first for the kingdom of God…” ( Mt 6:33 ). Scripture encourages us to keep our hearts open and walk by faith, not sit idle, giving up on planning and action. St. Paul writes in Ephesians 4 and 1 Corinthians 12 about the practical and unique gifts each person is given for building the kingdom. As any good builder knows, building is work, and it requires a blueprint — a vision of the target and a plan tomore...
Greater San Diego Music Coterie, directed by Dr. Angela Yeung, presents an afternoon chamber concert at All Saints Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 6 at 4 p.m. Reception follows.
Music includes Trio for Trumpet, Violin, and Piano by Eric Ewazen, Seven Scottish Airs by Gustav Holst, Choros No. 2 for Flute and Clarinet by Hector Villa-Lobos, Concerto for Clarinet and Trumpet by Gordon Jacob, and Marcia funebre for piano four-hands from Pleasures of Youth by Anton Diabelli.
The Greater San Diego Music Coterie was founded by Dr. Angela Yeung in the fall of 2010. A volunteer-based not-for-profit organization, Coterie sponsors the Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, and hosts the annual chamber music festival that welcomes musicians of all levels and ages. For more information about Coterie and its upcoming concerts, please visit https://gsdmusicoterie.org.
Parking is available in the church parking lot at the corner of 7th and Pennsylvania Avenues.